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BS, BS EN, ASTM Standards comparison

BS, BS EN, ASTM Standards comparison

BS, BS EN, ASTM Standards comparison

I'm trying to find a website, or technical datasheet that will indicate the equivalent standards of one another.

i.e if I'm looking for BS EN 1563, is there a chart available the shows standard equivalents?

Is there such a website?

RE: BS, BS EN, ASTM Standards comparison


The standard agencies started in different locations.  The USA established standards based upon needs.  The UK, France, Germany, Japan etc. went through similar development - Independently.  No magic cross references - no super web sites.  You need research and luck or the pertinent standards.

The BS standard title is Founding - Spherical graphite cast irons-AMD 14004: November 1, 2002; Supersedes BS 2789: 1985; Similar standards exist under several of the European agencies and New Zealand.  Similar US standards may include ASTM A 536 -Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Castings; ASTM B 320 Standard Practice for Preparation of Iron Castings for Electroplating, ASTM D 4512.

Look for ASTM on the web for titles and word search.  A 247 is Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron Castings, A 842 is Standard Specification for Compacted Graphite Iron Castings.  Also the American Welding Society standard A5.15 is Specification for Welding Electrodes and Rods for Cast Iron.

RE: BS, BS EN, ASTM Standards comparison

Perform a search at this site.  There are some standard references for this, like Stahlschlüssel and Woldman's and Worldwide Guide to Equivalent Irons and Steels.

You can find these at the ASM International Internet site:


A word of caution - these are alloy cross references, not product cross references.  As JLSeagull stated, it takes a lot of work to search for alternatives/equivalents.



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