BS EN 12166:2016 Copper and copper alloys. Wire for general purposes

BS EN 12166:2016

Copper and copper alloys. Wire for general purposes

Status : Current   Published : July 2016



What is this standard about?

It outlines the requirements for the right composition and mechanical properties of materials for copper alloy wire.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers of copper and copper alloys
  • Suppliers of copper, copper alloys and wrought alloys
  • Regulatory bodies 
  • InspectorsThis 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? 

The standard specifies the composition, property requirements and dimensional tolerances for copper alloy wire, finally produced by drawing, rolling or extruding, intended for general purposes, spring and fastener manufacturing applications. 

It explains the resistance to dezincification, as well as the dimensions and various tolerances – including form tolerances. It also defines diameter, length and straightness, before looking at sampling methods and approval testing processes.

What’s changed since the last update? 

Significant technical changes include:

  • The introduction of an optional procedure on how to refer to restrictions to the chemical composition imposed by the 4 MS Common Composition List. This looks at materials used for products accepted for contact with drinking water
  • Provisions for surface quality are added

Standard NumberBS EN 12166:2016
TitleCopper and copper alloys. Wire for general purposes
Publication Date31 July 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1173, EN 1412, EN 1655, EN 10204, EN ISO 2624, ISO 2624, EN ISO 6507-1, ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6892-1, ISO 6892-1, ISO 1190-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 12163:2015, EN ISO 9001, ISO 1811-2, EN ISO 80000-1, ISO 80000-1
ReplacesBS EN 12166:2011
International RelationshipsEN 12166:2016
DescriptorsCopper, Copper alloys, Wrought alloys, Wires, Designations, Ordering, Chemical composition, Compositional tolerances, Corrosion resistance, Corrosion, Mechanical properties of materials, Tensile strength, Proof stress, Elongation, Hardness, Physical properties of materials, Grain size, Density, Dimensions, Diameter, Width, Thickness, Dimensional tolerances, Form tolerances, Tensile testing, Hardness measurement, Sampling methods, Test specimens, Conformity, Approval testing, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchCuivre et alliages de cuivre. Fils pour usages généraux
Title in GermanKupfer und Kupferlegierungen. Drähte zur allgemeinen Verwendung
ISBN978 0 580 91265 8
File Size4.356 MB

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