ASTM Committee Approves New Corrosion-Resistant Steel Standard

Providing customer reassurance that high performance corrosion resistant steel will meet a given set of criteria is the purpose of a new ASTM International standard recently approved by Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys. The new standard, ASTM A1055, Specification for Zinc and Epoxy Dual Coated Steel Reinforcing Bars, is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee A01.05 on Steel Reinforcement.

"A1055 allows customers a level of comfort that they can credibly specify a dual coated reinforcing steel bar product and be assured that they are receiving what they have specified," says Andrew Marquardt, product manager, Gerdau Ameristeel, and a member of the task group that developed the new standard. He adds that ASTM A1055 will most benefit state departments of transportation that require high-performance corrosion protection of reinforcing steel bars in coastal environments, as well as departments of transportation that use deicing salts on roads, bridges, and decks, and that it also will meet the needs of design engineers specifying steel product for buildings along a coast, wastewater treatment plants, and facilities that use harsh chemicals.

Subcommittee A01.05 said it welcomes participation in its standards developing activities, including future revisions of A1055. ASTM standards can be purchased from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org) or at www.astm.org. For technical Information, contact: Marquardt at (865) 637-9950 or amarquardt@gerdauameristeel.com.

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