EN 16397-2:2014

Flexible couplings - Part 2: Characteristics and testing for metal banded flexible couplings, adaptors and bushes

Publication date:   Jan 21, 2015

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Nov 4, 2022


CEN/TC 165 Waste water engineering

European Norm

23.040.60   Flanges, couplings and joints



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This European Standard specifies the materials and dimensions for metal banded flexible couplings and adaptors and bushes for use with pipes and fittings in drain and sewer systems, usually operated under gravity and periodic hydraulic surcharge, both above and below ground inside or outside buildings and intended to connect pipes for:
- repair of damaged pipelines;
- connecting pipes of different materials and/or diameters;
- jointing short/cut lengths of pipe;
- jointing specific pipe systems;
- jointing post-inserted preformed junctions.
The coupling consists of a moulded or extruded rubber sleeve with two stainless steel clamping bands with or without a stainless steel shear band. The clamping bands enable the sleeve to form a seal with the pipes to be joined. The shear band gives resistance to shear forces. Connections may be made between pipes which cannot be satisfactorily joined by a coupling alone, of dissimilar sizes or material, by using an appropriate bush or bushes with the coupling or by using an appropriate adaptor.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


EN 16397-2:2014
90.93 Standard confirmed
Nov 4, 2022