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Standard Specification for Steel Wire, Hard Drawn for Prestressing Concrete Tanks

ASTM-A821 - 2005 EDITION - SUPERSEDED
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This specification covers uncoated, high-strength, hard-drawn steel wire for prestressed concrete tanks and similar structures. Steel samples shall be processed by either open-hearth, basic-oxygen, or electric furnace melting process. The wires shall be cold-drawn as well. Cast or heat analysis and product analysis shall be performed wherein the steel materials shall conform to the required chemical compositions of carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. Steel specimens shall also undergo tensile tests, wrap tests, and torsion tests. Final products shall be marked by a tag.

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1.1 This specification covers uncoated, high-strength, hard-drawn steel wire for use in the manufacture of prestressed concrete tanks and similar structures. In application, the wire is continuously wrapped on the structure maintaining tension by a device employing a wire drawing die, or mechanical tensioning system without redrawing.

1.2 This specification is applicable only to the condition of the wire as delivered to the user. It is not applicable to the properties or condition of the wire after application.

1.2.1 Type A wire is to be tensioned by drawing through a wire drawing die or by a mechanical system without redrawing.

1.2.2 Type B wire is drawn to finished size by the manufacturer for tensioning by a mechanical system without redrawing. Note 1Type A wire, when tensioned by drawing through a die, may not function properly if the user does not ensure that during application the surface of the wire is free of rust and foreign materials that can be detrimental to good wire drawing practice. Further, the user should ensure that proper wire drawing techniques are followed, including adequate lubrication, cooling, and proper die mechanics.

1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in parentheses. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

Keywords

prestressed concrete; steel wire

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Document Number

ASTM-A821/A821M-05

Revision Level

2005 EDITION

Status

Superseded

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

March 1, 2005

Document Type

Specification

Page Count

3 pages

Committee Number

A01.05