BS EN ISO 3167:2014 - Plastics. Multipurpose test specimens

BS EN ISO 3167:2014

Plastics. Multipurpose test specimens

Status : Current   Published : August 2014



This International Standard specifies requirements relating to multipurpose test specimens for plastic moulding materials intended for processing by injection or direct compression moulding.

Specimens of types A and B are tensile test specimens from which, with simple machining, specimens for a variety of other tests can be taken (see Annex A). Because they have such wide utility, these tensile specimens are referred to in this International Standard as multipurpose test specimens.

The principal advantage of a multipurpose test specimen is that it allows all the test methods mentioned in Annex A to be carried out on the basis of comparable mouldings. Consequently, the properties measured are coherent as all are measured with specimens in the same state. In other words, it can be expected that test results for a given set of specimens will not vary appreciably due to unintentionally different moulding conditions. On the other hand, if desired, the influence of moulding conditions and/or different states of the specimens can be assessed without difficulty for all of the properties measured.

For quality-control purposes, the multipurpose test specimen can serve as a convenient source of further specimens not readily available. Furthermore, the fact that only one mould is required may be advantageous.

The use of multipurpose test specimens is to be agreed upon by the interested parties, because there may be significant differences between properties of the multipurpose test specimens and those specified in the relevant test methods.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 3167:2014
TitlePlastics. Multipurpose test specimens
Publication Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 293, ISO 294-1, ISO 295, ISO 2818, ISO 10724-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 75-2, ISO 178, ISO 179-1, ISO 179-2, ISO 180, ISO 306, ISO 527-2, ISO 604, ISO 899-1, ISO 899-2, ISO 1183-3, ISO 2039-1, ISO 4589-2, ISO 4589-3, ISO 8256, ISO 11359-2, ISO 22088-2, ISO 22088-3, ISO 22088-4, IEC 60112, IEC 60426
ReplacesBS EN ISO 3167:2003
International RelationshipsEN ISO 3167:2014,ISO 3167:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, October 2014.
DescriptorsPlastics and rubber technology, Plastics, Specimen preparation, Sampling methods, Polymers, Test specimens, Dimensions, Moulding (process), Tensile testing, Moulding compounds
Title in FrenchPlastiques. Éprouvettes à usages multiples
Title in GermanKunststoffe. Vielzweckprobekörper
ISBN978 0 580 87951 7
File Size1.04 MB

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