ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

23 Guidelines for Ferrous Scrap INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC. Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. CODE ITEM CODE ITEM Baled. Bales of wire should maintain their form during load- ing, shipment, unloading, storage, and handling typical of that done at a consuming facility, unless otherwise specified. Baled—High Density. Hydraulically compressed, no dimension larger than 24”, density of at least 75 pounds per square foot. Baled—HRB/Low Density. Density of less than 75 pounds per square foot. Each bale secured with suf- ficient number of bale ties drawn tight to insure a satis- factory delivery. Other Means of Preparation. Individual specifications to be agreed upon between consumer and supplier. 272 Pulled bead wire (Truck)—Grade 1. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber. 273 Pulled bead wire (Truck)—Grade 2. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Five to ten percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber. 274 Pulled bead wire (Truck)—Grade 3. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Greater than ten percent (>10%) rubber/fiber. 275 Pulled bead wire (Passenger)—Grade 1. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber. 276 Pulled bead wire (Passenger)—Grade 2. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Five to ten percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber. 277 Pulled bead wire (Passenger)—Grade 3. Not chopped; made up of loops of wire. Greater than ten percent (>10%) rubber/fiber. 278 Processed tire wire (Ferrous)—Grade 1. Chopped. Less than two percent (<2%) rubber/fiber. 279 Processed tire wire (Ferrous)—Grade 2. Chopped. Less than five percent (<5%) rubber/fiber. 280 Processed tire wire (Ferrous)—Grade 3. Chopped. Five to ten percent (5-10%) rubber/fiber. 281 Processed tire wire (Ferrous)—Grade 4. Chopped. Ten to twenty percent (10-20%) rubber/ fiber. 282 Processed tire wire (Ferrous)—Grade 5. Chopped. Greater than twenty percent (>20%) rub- ber/fiber. Railroad Ferrous Scrap* Specifications of Association of American Railroads promul- gated by its Purchases and Materials Management Division (Revised 1973) (2) Axles, Steel. Solid car and/or locomotive friction bearing, 8 inch diameter and under (free of axles with key-way between wheel seats, no axles of shorter lengths than distance between wheel seats to be included). (2A) Axles, Steel. Solid car and/or locomotive friction bearing over 8 inch diameter (free of axles with key-way between wheel seats, no axles of shorter length than distance between wheel seats to be included). (3) Axles, Steel. Roller bearing 8 inch diameter and under (no axles of shorter lengths than distance between wheel seats to be included). (3A) Axles, Steel. Roller bearing over 8 inch diameter (no axles of shorter length than distance between wheel seats to be included). (4) Spikes, Track Bolts and Nuts, and Lock Washers, may include Rail Anchors. (5) Tie Plates. Steel. (6) Rail Joints, Angle and/or Splice Bars. Steel. (9) Bolsters and/or Truck Sides, Frames: Uncut. Cast steel. (11) Cast Steel, No. 2. Steel castings, over 18 inches wide and/or over 5 feet long. (11A) Cast Steel, No. 1. Steel castings, 18 inches and under, not over 5 feet long, including cut truck side frames and bolsters. (12) Cast Iron, No. 1. Cast iron scrap, such as columns, pipes, plates, and/ or castings of miscellaneous nature, but free from stove plates, brake shoes, and burnt scrap. Must be cupola size, not over 24 x 30 inches in dimension and no piece to weigh over 150 pounds. Must be free from foreign material. (13) Cast Iron, No. 2. Pieces weighing over 150 pounds, but not more than 500 pounds. Free from burnt cast. (14) Cast Iron, No. 3. Pieces weighing over 500 pounds; includes cylin- ders, driving wheel centers and/or all other castings. (Free from hammer blocks or bases.) (15) Cast Iron, No. 4. Burnt cast iron scrap, such as grate bars, stove parts and/or miscellaneous burnt scrap. (16) Cast Iron Brake Shoes. Brakes shoes of all types except composition-filled shoes. (17) Couplers and/or Knuckles. Railroad car and/or locomotive steel couplers, knuckles and/or locks stripped clean of all other attachments. (18) Frogs and/or Switches, uncut. Steel frogs and switches that have not been cut apart, exclusive of manganese.

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