BS EN 12163:2016 BS EN 12163:2016

BS EN 12163:2016

Copper and copper alloys. Rod for general purposes

Status : Current   Published : August 2016



What is this standard about?

This European standard specifies the composition, property requirements and dimensional tolerances for copper alloy rods. These take the shape of circles, squares, hexagons or octagons, finally produced by drawing or extruding and intended for general purposes.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of copper and copper alloys
  • Suppliers of copper, copper alloys and wrought alloys
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Inspectors

This series is important to a wide variety of industries including general engineering, oil and gas, marine, defence, aerospace and electrical.

Why should you use this standard? 

It outlines all the requirements for the right composition and mechanical properties of materials. The standard explains the resistance to dezincification, as well as the dimensions and various tolerances – including form tolerances. It also defines diameter, length and straightness. The sampling procedures and the methods of test for verification of conformity to the requirements of this European standard are also specified.

What’s changed since the last update? 

Significant technical changes include:

  • Introduction of an optional procedure on how to refer to restrictions to the chemical composition imposed by the 4 MS Common Composition List. This outlines materials used for products accepted for contact with drinking water
  • The requirements and test methods for resistance of dezincification are modified
  • Provisions for surface quality are added
  • Mechanical properties for CuZn21Si3P (CW724R) are modified

Standard NumberBS EN 12163:2016
TitleCopper and copper alloys. Rod for general purposes
Publication Date31 August 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1173, EN 1412, EN 1655, EN 10204, EN 14977, EN ISO 6506-1, ISO 6506-1, EN ISO 6509-1, ISO 6509-1, EN ISO 6892-1, ISO 6892-1, ISO 1190-1, ISO 6957
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 9001, ISO 9001, ISO 1811-2, EN ISO 80000-1, ISO 80000-1
ReplacesBS EN 12163:2011
International RelationshipsEN 12163:2016
DescriptorsCopper, Copper alloys, Bars (materials), Designations, Ordering, Chemical composition, Compositional tolerances, Mechanical properties of materials, Tensile strength, Proof stress, Elongation, Hardness, Residual stresses, Corrosion resistance, Dimensions, Diameter, Dimensional tolerances, Form tolerances, Mechanical testing, Corrosion tests, Stress corrosion, Hardness testing, Test specimens, Sampling methods, Approval testing, Conformity
Title in FrenchCuivre et alliages de cuivre. Barres pour usages généraux
Title in GermanKupfer und Kupferlegierungen. Stangen zur allgemeinen Verwendung
ISBN978 0 580 91264 1
File Size3 MB

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