ASTM B860 - 18 - Standard Specification for Zinc Master Alloys for Use in Hot Dip Galvanizing

ASTM B860 - 18

Standard Specification for Zinc Master Alloys for Use in Hot Dip Galvanizing

Status : Current   Published : November 2018



1.1 This specification covers zinc master alloys which are used in hot dip galvanizing for the purpose of adjusting the concentration of certain alloying elements in the molten zinc bath. Table 1 covers the chemical composition of these materials which include six master alloys of zinc-aluminum (brightener) and one master alloy of zinc-antimony.

[This table has been removed.]

Note 1:  The master alloys in Specification B860 are intended to be used primarily in hot-dip galvanizing to adjust the concentration of certain elements in a molten zinc bath, and differ from the zinc-aluminum alloys in Specification B997 which are intended to be used primarily in molten zinc-aluminum.

1.2 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.

1.3  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4  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.

Standard NumberASTM B860 - 18
TitleStandard Specification for Zinc Master Alloys for Use in Hot Dip Galvanizing
Publication Date01 November 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors brightener, zinc, zinc alloys, zinc-aluminum alloy, zinc-antimony alloy, zinc master alloys, zinc metal
File Size68 KB

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