ASTM-A121 Standard Specification for Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire

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This specification covers metallic-coated carbon steel barbed wire, consisting of a strand of two wires. The barbed wire is available with aluminum, zinc, and zinc-aluminum-mismatched alloy coatings with a number of coating weights. The barbed wire is classified as coating Type A, Type Z, and Type ZA. The sizes and constructions for barbed wire furnished under this specification shall conform the requirements. Sampling, testing and inspection of the material shall be performed in accordance with this specification.




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1.1 This specification covers metallic-coated steel barbed wire, consisting of a strand of two wires.

1.2 The barbed wire is available with aluminum, zinc, and zinc-5 % aluminum-mischmetal alloy coatings, with a number of coating weights, in a number of different constructions (designs), and in two grades. Not all designs are available in all coating types.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory information. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


barbed wire; carbon steel wire; metallic coated steel wire; steel barbed wire; wire;; ICS Number Code 77.140.65 (Steel wire, wir ropes and link chains)

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01.06 (Coated Steel Products)

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77.140.65 (Steel wire, wire ropes and link chains Lifting link chains and wire ropes, see 53.020.30 Steel wire for springs, see 77.140.25)

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