BS EN 16264:2014 - Pyrotechnic articles. Other pyrotechnic articles. Cartridges for powder actuated tools

BS EN 16264:2014

Pyrotechnic articles. Other pyrotechnic articles. Cartridges for powder actuated tools

Status : Current   Published : September 2014



This European Standard defines the procedures for classifying, testing and labelling of cartridges for powder actuated tools (PAT cartridges), as defined in Clause 3 of this standard.

This European Standard does not apply to pyrotechnic articles containing blasting agents and military explosives except black powder and flash composition.

PAT cartridges contain pyrotechnic composition(s) delivering mainly gases, intended to propel a piston. The piston propels fasteners (e.g. nails) or drives hard marking characters into appropriate materials.

This standard also applies to PAT cartridges sold to persons younger than 18 years, if this is permitted by the member state due to the low hazard of the PAT cartridges.


PAT cartridges can also be used for hard marking tools. Information on cartridge operated fixing and hard marking tools can be found in EN 15895:2011 .

This European Standard applies to the cartridges listed in Table 1.

Table 1
Lists of the established calibres for PAT cartridges

[This table has been removed.]

Standard NumberBS EN 16264:2014
TitlePyrotechnic articles. Other pyrotechnic articles. Cartridges for powder actuated tools
Publication Date30 September 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 3611, ISO 3611, EN ISO 9237, ISO 9237, EN ISO 13385-1, ISO 13385-1, ISO 2137
Informative References(Provided for Information)2007/23/EC, EN 15895:2011, EN ISO 845, ISO 845, EN ISO 868, ISO 868, EN ISO 2439, ISO 2439, EN ISO 7010:2012, ISO 7010:2011, ISO 2859-1
International RelationshipsEN 16264:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2014.
Draft Superseded By11/30242352 DC
DescriptorsPyrotechnics, Terminology, Product tests, Design, Construction, Performance
Title in FrenchArticles pyrotechniques. Autres articles pyrotechniques. Cartouches d'outils actionnés par poudre
Title in GermanPyrotechnische Gegenstände. Sonstige pyrotechnische Gegenstände. Kartuschen für kartuschenbetriebene handgehaltene Werkzeuge
ISBN978 0 580 88687 4
File Size2.529 MB

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