BS 8548:2017 Guidance for arc welding of reinforcing steel

BS 8548:2017

Guidance for arc welding of reinforcing steel

Status : Current   Published : January 2017



What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations on metal arc welding of reinforcing steel bars produced in accordance with BS 4449 and BS 4482 and welded in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 17660-1 and BS EN ISO 17660-2.  

Who is this standard for?

It’s for:

  • Large construction consultancies who specify steel
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Test houses
  • Contractors who provide welding services on and off site

Why should you use this standard?

Rebar welding is becoming more widespread and it’s a feature in several key UK infrastructure projects. This has led to increasing calls from the UK industry for guidance that gives help with adopting the BS EN ISO 17660 series, which this standard now supplies.

And ultimately use of BS 8548 will help the UK industry transition to a more robust structure of qualifications and control.  

Standard NumberBS 8548:2017
TitleGuidance for arc welding of reinforcing steel
Publication Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 4449:2005+A3:2016, BS EN 10020:2000, BS EN 1011-2:2001, BS EN ISO 4063:2010, BS 4482, BS EN ISO 9606-1:2013, BS EN ISO 14731:2006, BS EN ISO 15614-1:2017, BS EN ISO 15613:2004
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 10164, BS EN ISO 3834-3:2005
Draft Superseded By16/30337162 DC
DescriptorsWelding equipment, Arc-welding equipment, Reinforcing steels, Consumable electrodes, Chemical analysis and testing, Specimen preparation, Welding electrodes, Test specimens, Filler metal
ISBN978 0 580 93236 6
File Size163 KB

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