BS EN 1563:1997 - Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast iron – BSI British Standards
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BS EN 1563:1997

Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast iron

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : October 1997 Replaced By : BS EN 1563:2011

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BS EN 1563:1997
Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast iron

What is it?

BS EN 1563:1997 is the European standard for spheroidal graphite cast iron. It outlines legal and regulatory requirements as well as industry grades for materials – providing ways to classify the quality and hardness of spheroidal cast irons. BS EN 1563:1997 specifications are based on the mechanical properties of machine tested materials. The standard does not include requirements for technical delivery of products or the spheroidal graphite cast iron classification for pipes, fittings and accessories.

How does it work?

Compliance with BS EN 1563:1997 enables you to meet European legal and regulatory requirements for industries working with spheroidal graphite cast iron. It outlines ways to classify and grade the materials you use ensuring a consistent quality of output. BS EN 1563:1997 applies to spheroidal cast irons prepared from separate cast samples, cast-on samples and those cut from casting. This European standard will ensure that you meet and exceed supplier and customer expectations.

Who should use it?

  • Those working with spheroidal graphite cast iron
  • Those manufacturing spheroidal graphite case iron.

What’s new?

The European standard BS EN 1563:1997 replaced the British Standard BS 2789 in 1997 as the modern industry standard for spheroidal graphite cast iron.

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Standard NumberBS EN 1563:1997
TitleFounding. Spheroidal graphite cast iron
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 October 1997
Withdrawn Date31 January 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 10002-1, EN 10003-1, EN 10045-1, EN 10204, EN ISO 945:1994, ISO 945:1975
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 545, EN 598, EN 969, EN 1559-1, EN 1559-3, EN 1560, ISO 2531:1991, 97/23/EC
Replaced ByBS EN 1563:2011
ReplacesBS 2789:1985
International RelationshipsEN 1563:1997
Amended ByAMD 14004
AMD 16115
Draft Superseded By05/30129773 DC94/341519 DC
DescriptorsFoundry engineering, Production metallurgy, Cast-iron, Spheroidal-graphite cast-iron, Tensile strength, Proof stress, Elongation, Impact strength, Thickness, Sampling methods, Test specimens, Dimensions, Classification systems, Hardness, Mechanical testing, Shear strength, Torsional strength, Modulus of elasticity, Poisson ratio, Strength of materials, Compressive strength, Thermal conductivity, Specific heat, Thermal expansion, Permeability, Electrical resistivity, Charpy impact tests, Designations
Title in FrenchFonderie. Fonte a graphite spheroidal
Title in GermanGiessereiwesen. Gusseisen mit Kugelgraphit
ISBN0 580 28395 X
File Size219.1 KB

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