BS EN 1563:2018 Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast irons

BS EN 1563:2018

Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast irons

Status : Current   Published : August 2018



What is this standard about?

This European Standard defines the grades and corresponding requirements for spheroidal graphite cast irons.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of automotive parts
  • Cast iron manufacturers
  • Power generation market
  • Oil and gas industry

Users will include:

  • Design engineers
  • Importers
  • Purchasing staff
  • Quality engineers and managers
  • Melt quality assessors

Why should you use this standard?

It specifies two groups of spheroidal graphite cast iron grades using a classification based on mechanical properties measured on machined test pieces prepared from cast samples.

The first group deals mainly with ferritic to pearlitic grades. The second group deals with solid-solution strengthened ferritic grades.

NOTE: This European Standard does not cover technical delivery conditions for iron castings (see BS EN 1559-1 [3] and BS EN 1559-3 [4]). It does not cover:

—     ausferritic spheroidal graphite cast irons which are specified in BS EN 1564 [7]

—     low alloyed ferritic spheroidal graphite cast irons which are specified in BS EN 16124 [8]

—     continuous cast iron bars which are specified in BS EN 16482 [7]

—     austenitic cast irons which are specified in BS EN 13835 [8]

—     spheroidal graphite cast irons used for pipes, fittings and their joints which are the subject of

BS EN 545 [11], BS EN 598 [12] and BS EN 969 [13]

—     the grades of spheroidal graphite cast irons as specified in BS EN 545 which are used for products such as industrial valves, non-industrial manually operated shut-off valves and flanges and their joints, which are the subject of the applicable European product standards

What’s changed since the last update?

This revision to the 2011 standard introduces a number significant technical changes which include the following modifications:

  • 8.2.6 (Test pieces machined from cast samples) and Figure 5 (Tensile test piece) have been modified
  • Annex A (Additional information on solid solution strengthened ferritic spheroidal graphite cast irons) and Table A.1 (Guidance values for silicon content) have been modified.
  • Annex E – (Guidance values for fatigue) has been added
  • Annex F (Sectioning procedure for cast samples) was the previous Annex G
  • Annex G (was comparison of spheroidal graphite cast iron material designations according to EN 1560 [1] and ISO/TR 15931 [15]) was as the previous Annex H
  • Annex H (Fracture mechanical approach to spheroidal graphite cast irons) was the previous Annex F and is entirely reworded
  • Former Annex I - “Un-notched impact test” has been deleted

Standard NumberBS EN 1563:2018
TitleFounding. Spheroidal graphite cast irons
Publication Date16 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 764-5:2014, EN 10204:2004, ISO 148-1, EN ISO 6892-1, ISO 6506-1, EN ISO 6506-1, EN ISO 148-1, ISO 945-1, EN ISO 945-1, ISO 6892-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 16124, ISO/TR 945-3, EN 13835, EN 10027-2, ISO/TR 15931, EN 1560, EN 969, EN 1559-3, EN 545, EN 1559-1, EN 16482, EN 1564, EN 598, EN 1563:1997, EN 1563:2011, ISO 1083:2004
ReplacesBS EN 1563:2011
International RelationshipsEN 1563:2018
Draft Superseded By15/30322070 DC
DescriptorsStrength of materials, Shear strength, Proof stress, Modulus of elasticity, Classification systems, Charpy impact tests, Thermal conductivity, Elongation, Mechanical testing, Sampling methods, Impact strength, Poisson ratio, Cast-iron, Hardness, Test specimens, Dimensions, Thickness, Production metallurgy, Foundry engineering, Permeability, Designations, Torsional strength, Electrical resistivity, Thermal expansion, Specific heat, Tensile strength, Spheroidal-graphite cast-iron, Compressive strength
Title in FrenchFonderie. Fontes à graphite sphéroïdal
Title in GermanGießereiwesen. Gusseisen mit Kugelgraphit
ISBN978 0 580 89959 1
File Size1.197 MB

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