EN 910:1996

Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials - Bend tests EN 910:1996

Publication date:   Feb 2, 2002

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 14, 2010


CEN/TC 121 Welding and allied processes

European Norm

25.160.40   Welded joints and welds



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This standard specifies a method for making transverse root, face and side bend tests on test specimens taken from butt welds with cladding (subdivided into welds in clad plates and clad welds) and cladding without butt welds in order to assess ductility and/or absence of imperfections on or near to the surface of the joint. It also gives the dimensions of the test specimen. In addition this standard specifies a method for making longitudinal root and face bend tests to be used instead of transverse bend tests for heterogeneous assemblies when base materials and/or filler metal have a significant difference in their physical and mechanical properties in relation to bending. This standard applies to metallic materials in all forms of product with welded joints made by any fusion arc welding process. Side bend tests may be carried out when the wall thickness is greater than 12 mm.

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EN 910:1996
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Apr 14, 2010


EN ISO 5173:2010