BS EN 10027-1:2016 - Designation systems for steels. Steel names

BS EN 10027-1:2016

Designation systems for steels. Steel names

Status : Current   Published : November 2016



1.1 This European Standard specifies rules for designating steels by means of symbolic letters and numbers to express application and principal characteristics, e.g. mechanical, physical, chemical, so as to provide an abbreviated identification of steels.


In the English language the designations covered by this European Standard are known as “steel names”; in the French language as “designation symbolique”; in the German language as “Kurznamen”.

1.2 This European Standard applies to steels specified in European Standards (EN), Technical Specifications (TS), Technical Reports (TR) and CEN member's national standards.

1.3 These rules may be applied to non-standardized steels.

1.4 A system of numerical designation of steels known as steel numbers is specified in EN 10027‑2.

Standard NumberBS EN 10027-1:2016
TitleDesignation systems for steels. Steel names
Publication Date30 November 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 10020:2000, EN 10027-2, EN 10079:2007
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 10027-1:2005
International RelationshipsEN 10027-1:2016
Draft Superseded By16/30314754 DC
DescriptorsSteels, Designations, Classification systems, Symbols, Identification methods, Coatings, Metal coatings, Heat treatment, Physical properties of materials, Mechanical properties of materials, Chemical composition, Strength of materials
Title in FrenchSystèmes de désignation des aciers. Désignation symbolique
Title in GermanBezeichnungssysteme für Stähle. Kurznamen
ISBN978 0 580 88369 9
File Size2.028 MB

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