BS ISO 16232:2018 Road vehicles. Cleanliness of components and systems
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BS ISO 16232:2018

Road vehicles. Cleanliness of components and systems

Status : Current   Published : December 2018



What is this standard about?

This document specifies requirements for applying and documenting methods for determining particulate contamination on functionally-relevant components and systems (cleanliness inspection) of road vehicles.

A cleanliness inspection comprises the basis of an assessment of technical cleanliness, which is performed, for example, under the following circumstances:

— initial inspection and evaluation;

— inspection of incoming and outgoing components; and

— quality control or monitoring of manufacturing processes relevant to cleanliness (e.g. cleaning, surface treatment and assembly processes).

This document is intended to improve the informative quality and comparability of test results. It also defines the standardized expression of cleanliness specifications and cleanliness test results in the quality chain of the automotive industry.

This document does not apply to the following:

— detection of filmy contamination (grease, oils, etc.);

— application of non-quantifiable particulate detection methods on test components (e.g. visual assessment, wipe test with clean cloth, etc.); and

— characterization of operating fluids (fuel, oils, coolants, brake fluid, etc.).

This document does not define any cleanliness limit values for specific components or systems. The degree of cleanliness required for a specific component or system is dependent on a number of highlyindividual factors. Cleanliness specifications are intended to be undertaken only by specialists who not only know the component concerned but also the system it is built into, the later conditions of use, technically-feasible practices and possible consequences for manufacturing processes and the supply chain.

Standard NumberBS ISO 16232:2018
TitleRoad vehicles. Cleanliness of components and systems
Publication Date17 December 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 18413:2015, ISO 8573-1:2010, ISO 11500:2008, ISO 12345:2013, ISO 5598:2008, ISO 14644-1:2015, VDA Volume 19 Part 1, ISO 11171, USP 788, VDA Volume 19 Part 2
ReplacesBS ISO 16232-1:2007, BS ISO 16232-2:2007, BS ISO 16232-3:2007, BS ISO 16232-4:2007, BS ISO 16232-5:2007, BS ISO 16232-6:2007, BS ISO 16232-7:2007, BS ISO 16232-8:2007, BS ISO 16232-9:2007, BS ISO 16232-10:2007
International RelationshipsISO 16232:2018
Draft Superseded By17/30354017 DC
DescriptorsContaminants, Particulate materials, Contamination, Inspection, Vehicle components, Components, Road vehicles
Title in FrenchVéhicules routiers. Propreté des composants et des systèmes
ISBN978 0 580 96959 1
File Size6.334 MB

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