Chain Link Fence List Of Specifications And Standards


When it comes to chain link standards and specifications, it’s essential to remember these when completing specific projects. For example, ASTM A121-22 is a metallic-coated carbon steel barbed wire standard. These standards help ensure that every type of barbed wire, whether aluminum, zinc, or zinc-5% aluminum-mischmetal alloy coatings, meets sampling, testing, and inspection standards. Imagine starting a project with the same type of barbed wire but finding it is thicker or thinner, even if it is the same type. These standards ensure that you are not ever facing a dilemma like this.

Chain Link Fence Specifications

There are about 23 standards that are regulated when referring to a chain link fence. Standard RR-F-191/3 is a federal specification stating that colors should be specified for color coating and match specifications for chain link fabrics in RR-F-191/1. It also discusses weight tolerance and the class each steel and aluminum pipe should fall under. Whether you are doing a contract job for the government or working somewhere where following these strict standards is required, you must read up on the standards and follow the correct protocol.

If you’re not sure what each standard applies to, this helpful table will steer you on the correct path:

Specification: Details:
ASTM A 121 Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Barbed Wire
ASTM A 123 Zinc-Coated (Hot Galvanized) Coating On Products Fabricated from Rolled, Pressed, and Forged Steel Shape (Plates, Bars, and Strips)
ASTM A 153 Zinc-Coated (Hot Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware
ASTM A 392 Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric
ASTM A 491 Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric
ASTM A 446 Specifications for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by the Hot-Drip Process, Structural (Physical Quality)
ASTM B 211 Aluminum Chain Link Fabric
ASTM A 569 Steel. Carbon (0.15 Maximum, Percent), Hot Rolled Sheet and Strip Commercial Quality
ASTM A 570 Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Sheet and Strip Structural Quality
ASTM A 572 High-Strength Low-Alloy Columbium-Vanadium Steels of Structural Quality
ASTM A 585 Aluminum-Coated Steel Barbed Wire
ASTM A 824 Metallic-Coated Steel Marcelled Tension Wire for use with Chain Link Fence
ASTM B 117 Standard Test Method of Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
ASTM B 221 Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire Shapes and Tubes
ASTM F 668 Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC)-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence
ASTM F 668 Class 2 A Thermally Extruded Chain Link Fabric
ASTM F 668 Class 2 B Perm fused Chain Link fabric
ASTM F 1083 Pipe Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures
ASTM F 1183 Aluminum Alloy Chain Link Fence Fabric
ASTM F 1043 Protective Coating on Steel Frameworks for Fences
Federal Specification: RR-F-191/3 Fencing, Wire and Post, Metal (Chain-Link Fence Posts, Top Rails and Braces)
Federal Specification: RR-F-191/4 Fencing, Wire and Post, Metal (Chain-Link Fence Accessories)

Why Are Chain Link Standards Important For Fencing Projects?

Standards are essential for chain link fence projects because, as stated previously, the standard dictates that your fence will be symmetrical and not have strange mesh size differences or use uneven powder-coating processes. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) creates many chain link standards and helps ensure safety when using products across multiple industries. Therefore, ensuring your chain link fence parts have undergone standardization testing and are safe for use is essential. If you have more questions about chain link standards and measurements, find more info below: