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This document (EN 10204:2004) has been prepared by Technical Committee ECISS/TC 9 "Technical conditions of delivery and quality control", the secretariat of which is held by IBN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by April 2005, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by April 2005.

This document supersedes EN 10204:1991.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directives 97/23/EC.

For relationship with EU Directive 97/23/EC, see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document.

The main changes are:

1 new definitions: "manufacturer" , "intermediary", "product specification";
2 reduction of the number of inspection documents:
3 type 2.3 of the previous edition has been deleted;
4 type 3.1 replaces type 3.1.B of the previous edition;
5 type 3.2 replaces types 3.1.A, 3.1. C and the inspection report 3.2 of the previous edition.

According to the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

This document specifies the different types of inspection documents supplied to the purchaser, in accordance with the requirements of the order, for the delivery of all metallic products e.g. plates, sheets, bars, forgings, castings, whatever their method of production.

This document may also apply to non-metallic products.

This document is used in conjunction with the product specifications which specify the technical delivery conditions of the products.

Table of Contents

i Foreword
1 Scope
2 Terms and definitions
3 Inspection documents based on non-specific inspection
4 Inspection documents based on specific inspection
5 Validation and transmission of inspection documents
6 Transmission of inspection documents by an intermediary
7 Annex A (informative) Summary of inspection documents
8 Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 97/23/EC
9 Bibliography

Document History

  1. BS EN 10204:2004


    Metallic products. Types of inspection documents

    • Most Recent
  2. BS EN 10204:1991

    Metallic products. Types of inspection documents

    • Historical Version