The copper alloys test methods listed below (Table 2) are the reference standards used for the testing of mechanical, physical, metallurgical and corrosion properties of copper and copper based alloys.
These test methods have been designed to provide a consistent and level platform for the actual tests and results, ensuring that the test data can be compared across all copper alloy grades and systems that are subjected to the same test methods.
This enables purchasers and specifiers to make informed comparisons and choices, while ensuring test houses know the parameters for every detail of each method.
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|BS EN Number||Title||Old BS Equivalent (Nearest)|
|BS EN 723:2009||Combustion method for determination of the carbon content on the inner surface of copper tubes or fittings||–|
|BS EN 1971-1:2011||Eddy current test for measuring defects on seamless round copper and copper alloy tubes. Test with an encircling test coil on the outer surface||–|
|BS EN 1971-2:2011||Eddy current test for measuring defects on seamless round copper and copper alloy tubes. Test with an internal probe on the inner surface||–|
|BS EN 12384:1999||Determination of spring bending limit on strip||–|
|BS EN 12893:2000||Determination of spiral elongation number||DD79|
|BS EN 13147:2001||Determination of residual stresses in the border area of a slit strip||–|
|BS EN 13603:2013||Test methods for assessing protective tin coatings on drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes||–|
|BS EN ISO 196:1995||Detection of residual stress—mercury(l) nitrate test||–|
|BS EN ISO 2624:1995||Estimation of average grain size||–|
|BS EN ISO 2626:1995||Hydrogen embrittlement test||5899|
|BS EN ISO 6509-1:2014||Determination of dezincification resistance of copper alloys with zinc. Test method||–|