ANCHOR / SWEDGE ANCHOR BOLTS


 

GENERAL

This IM covers the approval process to supply anchor/swedge anchor bolts to Iowa DOT projects and the method to inspect, sample and test anchor/swedge anchor bolts for acceptance. The requirements for anchor/swedge anchor bolts can be found in standard specifications:

 

        2405.03,H (bridge bearings and foundations)

        2522.03,E,4 (high mast light towers)

        4185.02,B,2 (lighting poles)

        4187.01,C,3 (sign truss)

        4189.05 (traffic signal equipment)

 

Anchor/swedge anchor bolts, nuts and washers shall also comply with the Buy America requirements in IM 107. Approved fabricators of anchor/swedge anchor bolts can be found in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise (MAPLE).

 

FABRICATOR/SUPPLIER APPROVAL

Prior to furnishing anchor/swedge anchor bolts on a certification basis, the following documents shall be submitted:

 

1.     A request shall be submitted to Central Construction and Materials Office in Ames, Iowa detailing the location of the fabrication plant and any distribution center(s).

 

2.     Quality control plan/procedures the company has established to ensure material quality and identity through the fabrication process as well as quality control testing.

 

3.     A typical example of certification documents the mill will furnish.

 

4.     Copy of an identification list, invoice or bill of materials providing the information identified in the Certification Procedures.

 

Upon satisfactory review of this application, the fabrication mill will be placed on the approved list in Appendix A (anchor) or Appendix C (swedge anchor) as appropriate.

 

CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES

 

        The fabricator and/or supplier shall furnish an identification list, invoice or bill of loading for each shipment to each project. It shall show the project, design number, dimension, size, length, grade, heat number, and source of pieces in the shipment and contain a certification statement stating that the attached mill test reports represent the itemized material.

        The signed mill test reports/certification shall include the physical, chemical and mechanical properties, ASTM designation, grade and type for each heat.

        The signed mill test reports/certification shall also include a statement indicating the steel meets the requirements of IM 107, Group 1, Buy America.

        The galvanizer for the anchor/swedge anchor bolts, nuts and washers shall provide a galvanizing certificate which states the chromate treatment.

 

A copy of these documents is required for each shipment to a project and shall be provided to the Project Engineer responsible for project administration.

 

ACCEPTANCE

Acceptance of concrete anchor/swedge anchor bolts will be based on approved source, complying verification test samples and certification documentation as indicated above.

 

Approved fabricators/suppliers of anchor bolts are found in IM 453.08 Appendix A.

 

Approved fabricators of swedge anchor bolts are found in IM 453.08 Appendix C.

 

Approved galvanizer and thickness test reports are required.

 

VERIFICATION SAMPLING & TESTING

 

1. Minimum sample rate frequency for anchor/swedge anchor bolts - one sample per source per size per year.

 

2. The District Materials Engineer will coordinate sampling by checking the anchor bolt database for sources and sizes previously sampled and tested in the current calendar year.

 

3. Samples shall be properly identified by heat number, source and size, and shall be accompanied with their respective Mill Test Report. Sample information will be recorded electronically as soon as the sample is secured.

 

4. Field Material personnel shall secure the sample from the project site with all required information (mill test report, monitor inspection form documentation).

 

5. Samples will be processed in the Central Laboratory.

 

The following items will be checked for compliance during verification testing:

 

Anchor Bolts: 1. Test for hardness and strength (proof loading)

2. Visual Inspection

a.     Threads

b.     Deformations

3.     Check/test galvanizing thickness

 

Nuts: 1. Visual Inspection for markings

2.     Check/test galvanizing thickness

3.     Check threads for zinc build-up

4.     Check for over tapping

 

Washers: 1. Check/test galvanizing thickness

2.     Check/test size and dimension


 

TYPICAL SWEDGE ANCHOR DETAIL

 

 

Typical Swedge Anchor Bolt

 

 

Swedge anchor bolt requirements

1.     Indentations shall be formed by displacement of metal in a staggered pattern. No cutting shall be allowed to form the indentations

2.     Four rows of indentations

3.     Indentations can either be oblong or round in shape

4.     Depth of indentations: 1/8 3/16

5.     Indentation shall form a minimum radius in the bottom of the groove, V shaped grooves are not allowed

6.     Width of indentations: 1/4 1/2

7.     Spacing between indentations: 2.0-3.0

8.     Anchor bolts shall be set in accordance with article 2405.03H2 of the Standard Specifications