BS EN 16296:2012 - Imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels

BS EN 16296:2012

Imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : November 2012



This European Standard provides quality levels for imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. It applies to material thickness above 2,0 mm. Three quality levels are given in order to permit application for a wide range of welded fabrication. They are designated by symbols B, C and D, where B is the most stringent. The quality levels refer to production quality and not to the fitness-for-purpose (see 3.2) of the manufactured product. This European Standard applies to the following thermoplastic materials: Table 1 Abbreviation Material description ABS Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene plastic ECTFE Ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer FEP Fluorinated ethylene propylene PB Polybutylene PE Polyethylene PFA Perfluoroalkoxy PP-B Polypropylene block copolymer PP-H Polypropylene homopolymer PP-R Polypropylene random copolymer PVC-C Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride PVC-U Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (rigid PVC) PVDF Polyvinylidene fluoride and to the following welding processes: - Heated tool welding; - Electrofusion welding; - Hot gas welding using filler rod only; - Extrusion welding; - Solvent welding of pipes.

Standard NumberBS EN 16296:2012
TitleImperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date30 November 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 14728:2019, EN 14728:2019
Informative References(Provided for Information)DVS 2202-1
International RelationshipsEN 16296:2012
DescriptorsWelding, Welded joints, Plastics, Thermoplastic polymers, Quality assurance, Defects, Cracking, Designations, Polymers, Extrusion welding, Classification systems
Title in FrenchDéfauts dans les assemblages soudés en thermoplastiques. Niveaux de qualité
Title in GermanUnregelmäßigkeiten an Schweißverbindungen von thermoplastischen Kunststoffen. Qualitätsstufen
ISBN978 0 580 75090 8
File Size1.014 MB

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