ASTM A123 Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel Products covers the requirements for galvanizing by the hot-dip process on iron and steel products made from rolled, pressed, and forged shapes, castings, plates, bars, and strips.
It covers both un-fabricated products and fabricated products, for example, assembled steel products, structural steel fabrications, large tubes already bent or welded before galvanizing, and wire work fabricated from uncoated steel wire. This specification also covers steel forgings and iron castings incorporated into pieces fabricated before galvanizing or which are too large to be centrifuged (or otherwise handled to remove excess galvanizing bath metal).
ASTM A123 does not apply to wire, pipe, tube, or steel sheet which is galvanized on specialized or continuous lines. The specification includes minimum coating thicknesses according to material category as well as finish and adherence requirements.
ASTM A153 Standard Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware covers zinc coatings applied by the hot-dip process on iron and steel hardware.
It is intended to be applicable to hardware items that are centrifuged or otherwise handled to remove excess zinc. ASTM A153 also contains information on minimum coating thickness as well as finish and adherence requirements.
ASTM A767 Standard Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement covers zinc coatings applied by the hot-dip process on individual steel reinforcing bars before fabrication used in concrete.
The specification says bars shall have bare spots and shall be free from tears or sharp spikes which make the bar hazardous to handle, and bars that stick together after galvanizing shall be rejected.
Minimum bend diameters for finished bars are included in the specification to prevent the coating from flaking on bend radii, as are requirements for coating thickness according to bar size.
All rebar fabrications shall be galvanized to the requirements of ASTM A123.