20/30387865 DC - BS EN 16296. Imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels

20/30387865 DC

BS EN 16296. Imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels

Status : Current, Draft for public comment   Published : March 2020



This document provides quality levels for imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. It applies to material thickness above 2,0 mm.

Three quality levels are given in order to permit application for a wide range of welded fabrication. They are designated by symbols B, C and D, where B is the most stringent. The quality levels refer to production quality and not to the fitness-for-purpose (see 3.2) of the manufactured product.

This document applies to the following thermoplastic materials in Table 1:

Table 1
Thermoplastic materials

[This table has been removed.]

and to the following welding processes:

  • heated tool welding;

  • electrofusion welding;

  • hot gas welding using filler rod only;

  • extrusion welding;

  • solvent welding of pipes.

Standard Number20/30387865 DC
TitleBS EN 16296. Imperfections in thermoplastics welded joints. Quality levels
StatusCurrent, Draft for public comment
Publication Date27 March 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 14728
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsprEN 16296
Draft Expiry Date12 May 2020
DescriptorsDefects, Plastics, Polymers, Quality assurance, Designations, Thermoplastic polymers, Classification systems, Cracking, Extrusion welding, Welded joints, Welding
Title in FrenchDéfauts dans les assemblages soudés en thermoplastiques - Niveaux de qualité
Title in GermanUnregelmäßigkeiten an Schweißverbindungen von thermoplastischen Kunststoffen - Bewertungsgruppen
File Size304 KB
NotesWarning: this draft is not current beyond its expiry date for comments.

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