BS STANDARDS
 
Design
BS 4479-1: 1990 Design of articles that are to be coated – General recommendations
BS 4479-8: 1990 Design of articles that are to be coated – Recommendations for vitreous enamel coatings
BS 4900: 1976 Vitreous enamel colours for building purpose
BS 5252: 1976 Framework for colour co-ordination for building purposes
 
Metallic Substrates
BS EN 573-3: 2009 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Chemical composition and form of wrought products – Chemical composition and form of products
[The following BS EN 573: Part 3: 2009 aluminium alloys (EN AW-1050A, EN AW-3003 and EN AW 4006) are suitable for vitreous enamelling provided their magnesium content is less than a mass fraction of 0.01%.]
BS EN 851: 1996 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Circle and circle stock for the production of culinary utensils – Specification
BS EN 1559-4: 1999 Founding. Technical conditions of delivery. Additional requirements for aluminium alloy castings
BS EN 1560: 2011 Founding. Designation system for cast iron. Material symbols and material numbers
BS EN 1561: 1997 Founding – Grey cast iron
[BS EN 1561: 1997 is a general specification for grey cast iron and to produce enamelable castings the chemistry and metallurgy may have to be tailored to suit the end product whether that is bath-tubs, hollowware, ranges or pan-supports etc.]
BS EN 1563: 1997 Founding. Spheroidal graphite cast iron
BS EN 1706: 2010 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Castings – Chemical composition and mechanical properties
[“Permanent Mould Castings” are the preferred castings for enamelling; it is also possible to enamel “Sand Castings”; but “Die-castings” tend to blister at enamel firing temperatures due to porosity the result of air entrapment during casting]
BS EN 10111: 2008 Continuously hot-rolled low-carbon sheet steel and strip for cold forming – Technical delivery conditions
[This is not enamelling grade steel, but under specific conditions it may be enamelled]
BS EN 10130: 2006 Cold-rolled low-carbon steel flat products for cold forming – Technical delivery conditions
[This is not enamelling grade steel, but under specific conditions it may be enamelled]
BS EN 10149-1: 1996 Hot-rolled flat products made of high yield strength steels for cold forming – General deliver conditions
[This is not enamelling grade steel, but under specific conditions it may be enamelled]
BS EN 10209: 1996 Cold-rolled low-carbon steel flat products for vitreous enamelling – technical deliver conditions
The following standard may provide further advice on selection of metallic substrates. [under revision]
BS EN ISO 28764: 2011, ISO 28764: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Production of specimens for testing enamel on sheet steel, sheet aluminium and cast iron
 
Surface preparation prior to coating
BS ISO 27831-1: 2008 Metallic and other inorganic coatings - Cleaning and preparation of metal surfaces – Ferrous metals and alloys
BS ISO 27831-2: 2008 Metallic and other inorganic coatings - Cleaning and preparation of metal surfaces – Non-ferrous metals and alloys
BS 7773: 1995 Code of practice for - Cleaning and preparation of metal surfaces.
 
Product standards
BS 1244: 1956 Metal sinks for domestic purposes
BS 1329: 1974 Metal hand rinse basins
BS 715: 2005 Specifications for - Metal flue pipes, fittings, terminals and accessories for gas-fired appliances with a rated input not exceeding 60 kW
BS 1189: 1986 Baths made from porcelain enamelled cast iron
[partially replaced by EN 232: 2003 – Bath connecting dimensions]
BS 1244: Part 2: 1988 Metal sinks for domestic purposes - Specification for sit-on and inset sinks
BS 1390: 1990 Baths made from vitreous enamelled sheet steel
[partially replaced by EN 232: 2003 – Bath connecting dimensions]
BS EN 1856-1: 2009 Chimneys – Requirements for metal chimneys – System chimney products
BS EN 1856-2: 2009 Chimneys – Requirements for metal chimneys – Metal flue liners and connecting flue pipes
BS EN 1859: 2009 Chimneys – Metal chimneys –Test methods
BS EN 12391-1: 2003 Chimneys - Execution standard for metal chimneys - Part 1: Chimneys for non-room-sealed heating appliances
BS 3831: 1964 Specification for vitreous enamel finishes – For domestic and catering appliances
BS 5061: 1974 Specification for cylindrical forage tower silos and recommendations for their use
[declared obsolescent 1990]
BS 6340: Part 6: 1983 Shower units - Specifications for prefabricated shower trays made from porcelain
enamelled cast iron
BS 6340: Part 7: 1983 Shower units - Specifications for prefabricated shower trays made from vitreous
enamelled sheet steel
BS 6557: 1985 Kettles
BS 6999: 1989 Specification for – Vitreous-enamelled low-carbon-steel fluepipes, other components and accessories for solid-fuel-burning appliances with maximum rated output of 45 kW
BS 7793-1: 1995 Vitreous enamel coatings for use on bolted steel panels – Specification for coatings on bolted steel panels for use in agricultural slurry tanks
[BSI/STI/36 Vitreous enamel coatings technical committee are expected to
recommend the withdrawal of BS 7793-1 now that EN ISO 28765:2011 has been
adopted by BSI]
BS 7793-2: 1996 Vitreous enamel coatings for use on bolted steel panels – Specification for coatings on bolted steel panels for use in industrial liquid storage tanks
BS EN 12983-1: 2000 + A1: 2004 Cookware – Domestic cookware for use on top of a stove, cooker or hob – General requirements
BS EN 13750: 2002 Domestic water kettles for use on top of stove, cooker or hob – Requirements and test methods
BS EN 13834: 2007 + A1: 2009 Cookware – Ovenware for use in traditional domestic ovens
BS EN 14516: 2006 + A1: 2010 Baths for domestic purpose
BS EN 14527: 2006 + A1: 2010 Shower trays for domestic purpose
BS EN 14688: 2006 Sanitary appliances – Wash basins - Functional requirements and test methods
BS EN 15711: 2009 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Glass lined glass-lined flanged steel pipes and flanged steel fittings – Quality requirements
[awaiting approval of prEN ISO 28721-4 & subsequent withdrawal of BS EN 15711]
BS EN ISO 28721-1: 2011, ISO 28721-1: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Glass lined apparatus for process plants – Part 1: Quality requirements for apparatus, components, appliances and accessories
BS EN ISO 28721-2: 2011, ISO 28721-2: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Glass lined apparatus for process plants – Part 2: Designation and specification of resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock
BS EN ISO 28721-3: 2011, ISO 28721-3: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Glass lined apparatus for process plants – Part 3: Thermal shock resistance
BS ISO 28721-4: 2010, ISO 28721-4: 2010 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Glass lined apparatus for process plants – Part 4: Quality requirements for glass-lined flanged steel pipes and flanged steel fittings
[awaiting approval as EN ISO & subsequent withdrawal of BS EN 15711]
BS EN ISO 28722: 2011, ISO 28722: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Characteristics of the enamel coatings applied to steel panels intended for architecture
BS EN ISO 28762: 2010, ISO 28762: 2010 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Characteristics of the enamel coatings applied to steel for writing surfaces – Specifications
BS EN ISO 28763: 2011, ISO 28763: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Regenerative, enamelled and packed panels for air-gas and gas-gas heat exchangers – Specifications
BS EN ISO 28765: 2011, ISO 28765: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Design of bolted steel tanks for the storage or treatment of water or municipal or industrial effluents and sludges
 
Test methods
BS EN ISO 105-J03: 2009 Textiles – Tests for colour fastness – Part J03: Calculation of colour differences (including Technical Corrigendum 1: 1996 and Technical Corrigendum 2: 2006)
BS 950-1: 1967 Specification for – Artificial daylight for the assessment of colour – Illuminant for colour matching and colour appraisal
BS 1344-1: 1994 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Determination of resistance to thermal shock of coatings on articles other than cooking utensils and fabricated sheet steel components
BS 1344-4: 1968 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Resistance to abrasion
[BSI/STI/36 Vitreous enamel coatings technical committee are expected to recommend the withdrawal of BS 1344: Part 4: 1968 now that ISO 6370-1 & -2 have been adopted by BSI]
[declared obsolescent 1990]
BS 1344-7: 1984, ISO 4530: 1983 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Determination of resistance to heat
BS 1344-11: 1998, ISO 2746: 1998 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – High voltage test for enamelled articles for service under highly corrosive conditions
[under revision]
BS 1344: Part 12: 1996 Specification for coatings on bolted steel panels for use in industrial liquid storage tanks
BS 1344: Part 13: 1975 Production of specimens for testing coatings on cast iron
BS 1344-16: 1998, ISO 2747: 1998 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Resistance to thermal shock of coatings on cooking utensils
BS 1344-18: 1981 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Determination of fluidity behaviour: fusion flow test
[See ISO 4534: 2010]
[BSI/STI/36 Vitreous enamel coatings technical committee are expected to recommend the adoption of ISO 4534 and at the same time the withdrawal of BS 1344-18: 1981]
BS 1344-21: 1993, ISO 4532: 1991 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Determination of the resistance of vitreous enamelled articles to impact: Pistol test
BS 1344-22: 1994 Method of testing – Vitreous enamel finishes – Determination of resistance to thermal shock of coatings for fabricated sheet steel components such as burners and pan supports for cookers
BS EN 1388-2: 1996 Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Silicate surfaces – Determination of the release of lead and cadmium from silicate surfaces other than ceramic ware
BS EN ISO 1463: 2004 Metallic and oxide coatings - Measurement of coating thickness - Microscopical method
BS EN ISO 2178: 1995 Metallic and related coatings – Measurement of coating thickness of non-magnetic metallic and vitreous enamel coatings on magnetic basis metals – magnetic method
BS EN ISO 2360: 2003 Non-conductive coatings on non-magnetic electrically conductive basis materials. Measurement of coating thickness. Amplitude-sensitive eddy current method
BS EN ISO 2813: 2000 Paints and varnishes – Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20º, 60º and 85º
BS EN ISO 3668:2001, BS 3900-D1: 1998 Paints and varnishes. Visual comparison of the colour of paints
BS 3900: Part D1: 1998 Paints and varnishes - Visual comparison of the colour of paints
BS 3900: Part D5: 1997 Paints and varnishes - Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at
20°, 60° and 85°
BS 3900-D8: 1986, ISO 7724-1: 1984 Paints and varnishes – Colorimetry – Part 1: Principals
BS 3900-D9: 1986, ISO 7724-2: 1984 Paints and varnishes – Colorimetry – Part 2: Colour measurement
BS 3900-D10: 1986, ISO 7724-3: 1984 Paints and varnishes – Colorimetry – Calculation of colour differences
BS EN ISO 4528: 2009 Vitreous and porcelain enamels finishes – Selection of test methods for vitreous and porcelain enamelled areas of articles
[under revision]
BS EN ISO 4534: 2010, ISO 4534: 2010 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of fluidity behaviour – Fusion flow test
BS EN ISO 4535: 2000 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Apparatus for determination of resistance to hot
detergent solutions used for washing textiles
[withdrawn]
BS EN ISO 4628-1: 2003, BS 3900-H1: 2003 Paints and varnishes. Evaluation of degradation of coatings. Designation of quantity and size of defects, and of intensity of uniform changes in appearance. General introduction and designation system
BS EN ISO 4628-3: 2003, BS 3900-H3: 2003 Paints and varnishes. Evaluation of degradation of coatings. Designation of quantity and size of defects, and of intensity of uniform changes in appearance. Assessment of degree of rusting
BS 5411: Part 5: 1984 Metallic and related coatings - Measurement of coating thickness of non-magnetic metallic and vitreous or porcelain enamel coatings on magnetic basis metals: magnetic method
BS 5411: Part 3: 1976 Non-conductive coatings on non-magnetic basis metals - measurement of coating
thickness - Eddy current method
BS 5411: Part 5: 1984 Metallic and oxide coatings - Measurement of coating thickness - Microscopical method
BS 6431: Part 13: 1986 Ceramic floor and wall tiles - Part 13:- Method for determination of scratch hardness of surface according to Mohs
BS ISO 6370-1: 1991 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of the resistance to abrasion – Abrasion testing apparatus
BS ISO 6370-2: 1991 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of the resistance to abrasion – Loss in mass after sub-surface abrasion
[under revision]
BS 6748: 1986 British Standard Specification for – Limits of metal release from ceramic ware, glassware, glass ceramic ware and vitreous enamel ware
BS 6920-1: 2000 Suitability of non–metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regards to their effect on the quality of the water – Specification
BS 6920-2-1: 2000 + A3: 2008 Suitability of non–metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regards to their effect on the quality of the water – Method of test – Samples for testing
BS 6920-2.2.1: 2000 + A2: 2008 Suitability of non–metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regards to their effect on the quality of the water – Method of test: Odour and flavour – General method of test
BS 6920-2.3: 2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water. Methods of test. Appearance of water
BS 6920-2.4: 2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of water. Methods of test. Growth of aquatic micro-organisms test
BS 6920-2.5: 2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of water. Methods of test. The extraction of substances that may be of concern to public health
BS 6920-2.6: 2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of water. Methods of test. The extraction of metals
BS 6920-3: 2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the water. High temperature tests
BS 6923: 1988 Method for calculation of small colour differences
BS 7766 :1994 Assessment of the potential for metallic materials to affect adversely the quality of
Water intended for human consumption
BS 7957: 2000 Determination of self-cleaning properties
BS EN ISO 8289: 2001 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Low voltage test for detecting and locating defects
BS EN ISO 8290: 1998 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Determination of resistance to sulphuric acid at
room temperatures
BS EN ISO 9227: 2006 Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres. Salt spray tests
BS EN ISO 10308: 2006 Metallic coatings - Review of porosity tests
BS EN 12873-1: 2003 Influence of materials on water intended for human consumption – Influence due to migration – Test method for non-metallic and non-cementitious factory made products
[under revision]
BS EN ISO 13805: 2009 Vitreous and porcelain enamels for aluminium – Determination of the adhesion of enamels on aluminium under the action of electrolytic solution (spall test)
BS ISO 13806: 1999 Vitreous & porcelain enamels - Corrosion tests in closed systems
BS EN ISO 13807: 2009 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of crack formation temperature in the thermal shock testing of enamels for the chemical industry
BS EN 14430: 2004 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – High voltage test
[under revision]
BS EN 14431: 2004 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Characteristics of the enamel coating s applied to steel panels intended for architecture
BS EN 14864: 2005 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Enamel coatings applied to steel for writing surfaces - Specification
BS EN 14866: 2005 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Regenerative, enamelled and packed panels for air-gas and gas- gas heat exchangers - Specifications
BS EN 15159 Part 1: 2006 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Glass lined apparatus for process plant - Part 1: Quality requirements for apparatus, components, appliances and accessories
BS EN 15159 Part 2: 2006 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Glass lined apparatus for process plant - Part 2: Designation and specification of resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock
BS EN 15159 Part 3: 2006 Vitreous and porcelain enamels - Glass lined apparatus for process plant - Part 3: Guidance on thermal shock resistance
BS EN ISO 15695: 2001 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of scratch resistance of enamel finishes
BS EN 15771: 2010 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of surface scratch hardness according to the Mohs scale
BS EN ISO 28706-1: 2011, ISO 28706-1: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion by acids at room temperature
BS EN ISO 28706-2: 2011, ISO 28706-2: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion by boiling acids, neutral liquids and/or their vapours
BS EN ISO 28706-3: 2011, ISO 28706-3: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion by alkaline liquids using a hexagonal vessel
BS EN ISO 28706-4: 2011, ISO 28706-4: 2011 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion by alkaline liquids using cylindrical vessel
BS EN ISO 28706-5: 2011, ISO 28706-5: 2011 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion – Determination of resistance to chemical corrosion in a closed system
BS EN ISO 28723: 2011, ISO 28723: 2008, BS EN 14863: 2005 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Determination of the edge covering on enamelled steel plate to be used in heat exchangers
BS EN ISO 28764: 2011, ISO 28764: 2008 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Production of specimens for testing enamel on sheet steel, sheet aluminium and cast iron
BS ISO / CIE 10526: 1991 CIE standard colorimetric illuminants
BS ISO / CIE 10527: 1991 CIE standard colorimetric observers
 
Miscellaneous standards
BS 381C: 1996 Specification for colours for identification, coding and special purposes
BS 410-1: 2000, ISO 3310-1: 2000 Test sieves. Technical requirements and testing. Test sieves of metal wire cloth
BS 950-1: 1967 Specification for artificial daylight for the assessment of colour. Illuminant for colour matching and colour appraisal
BS 1134: 2010 Assessment of surface texture. Guidance and general information
PD 6504: 1983 Medical information on human reaction to skin contact with hot surfaces
BS EN ISO 6507-1: 2005 Metallic materials. Vickers hardness test. Test method
BS 6711-1: 1986, ISO 4791-1: 1985 Laboratory apparatus - Vocabulary relating to apparatus made essentially from glass, porcelain or vitreous silica - Part 1: Names for items of apparatus
BS 7030: 1988, ISO 7991: 1987 Determination of the coefficient of mean linear thermal expansion of glass
BS 7034-6: 1988, ISO 7884-6: 1987 Viscosity and viscometric fixed points of glass – Method for the determination of softening point
BS 7034-8: 1988, ISO 7884-8: 1987 Viscosity and viscometric fixed points of glass – Method for the determination of (dilatometric) transformation temperature
BS EN 15826: 2009 Vitreous and porcelain enamels – Terminology
BS ISO 13317-1: 2001 Determination of particle size distribution by gravitational liquid sedimentation methods. General principles and guidelines
DD IEC/TS 60479-1: 2005 Effects of current on human beings and livestock — Part 1: General aspects
IEC 60479-2: 1987, PD 6519-2: 1988 Guide to effects of current on human beings and livestock – Part 2: Special aspects relating to human beings
 

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