Zinc-coated steel wire strand
This Standard describes zinc-coated steel wire strand suitable for use as guys, suspension strand, span
wires, and overhead ground wire strand. Overhead ground wire strand for electric power transmission is
produced free of wire joints. Included are requirements for Grades 800, 1100, 1300, and 1500 (110, 160,
180, and 220). Zinc coatings for all grades include hot-dip Class A and electro-galvanized Class A, B, or C.
Construction features include strands containing 7, 19, or more than 19 wires.
This Standard is not intended for use in the manufacture and purchase of galvanized bridge or ACSR
strands, smooth coil track strand, or galvanized sash cord.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in
parentheses are for information and comparison only. The values stated in each system are not exact
equivalents. Each system is to be used independently of the other.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that
which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible
within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their