BS EN ISO 18278-2:2016 Resistance welding. Weldability. Evaluation procedures for weldability in spot welding

BS EN ISO 18278-2:2016

Resistance welding. Weldability. Evaluation procedures for weldability in spot welding

Status : Current, Under review   Published : March 2016



What is this standard about?

This is the second part of a two part standard on resistance welding weldability. This part describes procedures for evaluating resistance spot welding weldability by determining the welding current range and electrode life. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Trained, skilled and experienced welding contractors
  • Resistance welding equipment manufacturers
  • Test houses
  • Specifiers
  • Health and safety managers, consultants and inspectorates
  • Risk assessors
  • Authorised training and qualification bodies responsible for ensuring that welding training and examinations adopt best practice

Why should you use this standard? 

It evaluates the weldability of assemblies of uncoated and coated sheets of individual thicknesses from 0,4 mm to 6,0 mm. 

It covers welding equipment, preliminary adjustments, determination of the welding current range, estimation of electrode life, and test reports. The procedures described can be used to evaluate the effect of:

  • Electrode material, shape, dimensions and electrode cooling
  • Material types and thicknesses and coatings being welded
  • Welding conditionsd) Welding equipment

What’s changed since the last update?

The standard was systematically reviewed by technical experts to ensure its continued market relevance. This standard is a technical revision of the 2004 version which has been withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 18278-2:2016
TitleResistance welding. Weldability. Evaluation procedures for weldability in spot welding
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 March 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 5821, ISO 669, ISO 15609-5, ISO 10447, ISO 17653, ISO 14272, ISO 14273, ISO 18278-1, ISO 17677-1, ISO 14270, ISO 14373, ISO 5182
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14271, ISO 17657-1, ISO 17657-2, ISO 17657-5, ISO 14327
ReplacesBS EN ISO 18278-2:2004
International RelationshipsEN ISO 18278-2:2016,ISO 18278-2:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30284268 DC
DescriptorsWelding, Resistance welding, Electric current, Steels, Sheet materials, Life (durability), Welding electrodes, Spot welding, Weldability testing, Weldability, Electric welding, Welded joints
Title in FrenchSoudage par résistance. Soudabilité. Méthodes d'évaluation de la soudabilité par points
Title in GermanWiderstandsschweißen. Schweißeignung. Verfahren zum Bewerten der Eignung für das Widerstandspunktschweißen
ISBN978 0 580 83204 8
File Size1.491 MB

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