STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR HIGH-STRENGTH BOLTS FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL JOINTS (METRIC)
|Publication Date:||15 August 1992|
This specification2 covers requirements of various types of quenched and tempered steel bolts in nominal thread diameters M16 to M36 inclusive, commonly known as "high-strength structural bolts," intended for use in structural joints that are comparable to those made under the Specifications for Structural Joints Using ASTM A 325 or A 490 Bolts,3 issued by the Research Council on Structural Connections of the Engineering Foundation. Types of bolts covered in this specification are:
Type 1-Bolts made of medium-carbon steel.
Type 2-Bolts made from what is generally described as low-carbon martensite steel.
Type 3-Bolts made of steel having atmospheric corrosion resistance and weathering characteristics comparable to that of the steel covered in Specifications A 588/A 588M, A 242/A 242M, and A 709/A 709M. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of these steels is substantially better than that of carbon steel with or without copper addition (see 5.3). When properly exposed to the atmosphere, these steels can be used bare (uncoated) for many applications.
This specification provides that heavy hex structural bolts shall be furnished unless other dimensional requirements are stipulated in the purchase inquiry and order.
Unless otherwise specified, all nuts used on these bolts shall conform to the requirements of Specification A 563M shall be heavy hex, and shall be of the class and surface finish for each type of bolt.
Unless otherwise specified, all washers used on these bolts shall conform to the requirements of Specification F 436M and shall be of a surface finish for each type of bolt.
NOTE 1-This specification is the metric companion to Specification A 325.
Zinc-coated bolts and nuts shall be shipped in the same container.
* A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this specircation.
2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Specificalion SA-325M in Section II of that Code.
3 Published by American Institute of Steel Construction, Wrigley Building, 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.