European Standards - Referenced Standards for Stainless Steel Products

Introduction

The EN standards for stainless steel are quite complex and it is sometimes hard to know which standards you need to know about in order to fulfil all the requirements of an order. This article is an attempt to simplify the path through the maze of standards that now exists.

It is worth remembering that the following topics are usually covered in separate standards:

  • Compositions and Properties
  • Tolerances
  • Test Methods
  • Product Form Definitions

The logic of this approach is that a change to one aspect of a product does not lead to a change in all the others. However, it does mean that the user may have to follow a chain of references between standards. There are also some links to articles on this website dealing with the relevant standard

Summary of Standards

Standard Product Form Related Standards Subject
EN 10088-2 Flat EN 10088-2 Chemical Compositions
    EN 10088-2 Mechanical properties austenitic steels
    EN 10088-2 Mechanical properties ferritic steels
    EN 10088-2 Mechanical properties martensitic steels
    EN 10088-2 Mechanical properties duplex steels
    EN 10088-2 Mechanical properties PH steels
    EN 10258 Tolerances for narrow cold rolled strip                       
    EN 10259 Tolerances for wide cold rolled strip/sheet/coil
    ISO 9444 Tolerances for hot rolled coil/sheet
    ISO 9445 Tolerances for all cold rolled products
    ISO 18286 Tolerances for quarto Plate
    EN 10079 Definition of product forms
    EN 10002 Tensile test methods
    EN 10045 Impact test methods
    EN 10163-2 Surface condition of hot rolled flat products
    EN 10168 Inspection documents
    EN 10204 Types of inspection documents
    EN 10307 Ultrasonic testing of flat products
    EN ISO 377 Test piece sampling
    EN ISO 3651-2 Intergranular corrosion testing
    EN ISO 6506-1 Brinell hardness testing
    EN ISO 6507-1 Vickers hardness testing
    EN ISO 6508-1 Rockwell hardness testing
    EN ISO 14284 Sampling for chemical composition testing
EN 10088-3 Long  EN 10088-3 Chemical Compositions
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties austenitic steels
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties ferritic steels
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties martensitic and PH steels
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties duplex steels
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties austenitic bright bar
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties ferritic bright bar
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties martensitic and PH bright bar
    EN 10088-3 Mechanical properties duplex bright bar
    EN 10058 Tolerances for hot rolled flat bar
    EN 10059 Tolerances for hot rolled square bar
    EN 10060 Tolerances for hot rolled round bar
    EN 10061 Tolerances for hot rolled hexagon bar
    EN 10278 Tolerances on bright steel products
    EN 10017 Tolerances on wire rod
    EN 10218-2 Tolerances on wire
    ISO 286-1 System of limits and fits
    EN 10079 Definition of product forms
    EN 10002 Tensile test methods
    EN 10045 Impact test methods
    EN 10163-3 Surface condition of sections
    EN 10168 Inspection documents
    EN 10204 Types of inspection documents
    EN 10306 Ultrasonic testing of H beams and IPE beams
    EN 10308 Ultrasonic testing of bars
    EN ISO 377 Test piece sampling
    EN ISO 3651-2 Intergranular corrosion testing
    EN ISO 6506-1 Brinell hardness testing
    EN ISO 6507-1 Vickers hardness testing
    EN ISO 6508-1 Rockwell hardness testing
    EN ISO 14284 Sampling for chemical composition testing
EN 10296-2 Welded Tube EN 10296-2 Chemical Compositions
    EN 10296-2 Mechanical Properties
    EN ISO 1127  Tolerances. However, some tolerances are also covered within EN 10296-2 itself
    EN 10079  Definition of product forms 
    EN 10002  Tensile test methods 
    EN 10246-2 Eddy current testing for leak tightness
    EN 10246-3 Eddy current testing for detection of imperfections
    EN 10246-7 Peripheral ultrasonic testing for detection of longitudinal imperfections
    EN 10246-8 Weld seam ultrasonic testing for detection of longitudinal imperfections
    EN 10246-9 Weld seam ultrasonic testing of submerged arc welded tubes for detection of longitudinal/transverse imperfections
    EN 10246-10 Weld seam radiographic testing for detection of imperfections
    EN ISO 8491 Bend test for tubes
    EN ISO 8492 Flattening test for tubes
    EN ISO 8493 Drift expanding test for tubes
    EN ISO 8496 Ring tensile test for tubes
    EN ISO 377  Test piece sampling 
    EN ISO 3651-2  Intergranular corrosion testing
EN 10297-2 Seamless Tube EN 10297-2 Chemical Compositions
    EN 10297-2 Mechanical Properties
    EN ISO 1127  Tolerances. However, some tolerances are also covered within EN 10297-2 itself
    EN 10079  Definition of product forms 
    EN 10002  Tensile test methods 
    EN 10246-2 Eddy current testing for leak tightness
    EN 10246-3 Eddy current testing for detection of imperfections
    EN 10246-5 Peripheral MPI testing for detection of longitudinal imperfections
    EN 10246-7 Peripheral ultrasonic testing for detection of longitudinal imperfections
    EN ISO 377  Test piece sampling 
    EN ISO 3651-2  Intergranular corrosion testing

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