ASTM-A700 Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment

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Standard Guide for Packaging, Marking, and Loading Methods for Steel Products for Shipment



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1.1 These practices cover the packaging, marking, and loading of steel products for domestic shipment. Assuming proper handling in transit, the practices are intended to deliver the products to their destination in good condition. It is also intended that these recommendations be used as guides for attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy, and economy in the domestic shipment of steel products.

1.2 These practices cover semi-finished steel products, bars, bar-size shapes and sheet piling, rods, wire and wire products, tubular products, plates, sheets, and strips, tin mill products, and castings. A glossary of packaging, marking, and loading terms is also included.

1.3 The practices are presented in the following sequence:

General Provisions 4
General 4.1
Railcar Loading4.2
Truck Loading 4.3
Barge Loading 4.4
Air Shipment4.5
Packaging Materials4.6
Package Identification4.7
Weight and Count 4.8
Packaging Lists or Tally4.9
Loss or Damage4.10
Semifinished Steel Products 5
Hot-Rolled Bars and Bar-Size Shapes6
Cold-Finished Bars7
Structural Shapes and Steel Sheet Piling8
Rods, Wire, and Wire Products9
Tubular Products10
Sheets and Strip12
Tin Mill Products13


loading; marking; packaging; shipment; steel products; ICS Number Code 23.040.10 (Iron and steel pipes)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

01.05 (Steel--Bars, Forgings, Bearing, Chain, Tool)

To find similar documents by classification:

55.180.40 (Complete, filled transport packages Including reusable packages and unit loads)

To find similar documents by Federal Supply Class Code:

FSC 95GP (Metal Bars, Sheets, and Shapes -- General)

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2014 R19 EDITION



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Nov. 1, 2019

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5 pages

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