BS EN 13920-3:2003 – Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Scrap — Part 3: Wire and cable scrap

BS EN 13920-3:2003 - Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Scrap — Part 3: Wire and cable scrap

1 Scope
This European Standard specifies characteristics, chemical composition and metal yield of new and old scrap ecovered from wire or cable of unalloyed aluminium with a chemical composition not less than 99,5 % aluminium,or of defined aluminium alloys.
New scrap from manufacturing of cables and wires.
Old scrap from used aluminium cables obtained from dismantling of electrical lines.
2 Normative references
This European Standard incorporates by dated or undated reference, provisions from other publications. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text, and the publications are listed hereafter. For dated references, subsequent amendments to or revisions of any of these publications apply to this European Standard only when incorporated in it by amendment or revision. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies (including amendments).
EN 1715-1, Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Drawing stock — Part 1: General requirements and technical conditions for inspection and delivery.
prEN 12258-3:2000, Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Terms and definitions — Part 3: Scrap.
EN 13920-1:2003, Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Scrap — Part 1: General requirements, sampling and tests.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this European Standard, the terms and definitions given in prEN 12258-3:2000 and EN 13920-1:2003 apply.
4 Ordering information
The ordering information shall include:
number of this European Standard (EN 13920-3);
the scrap category (wire and cable scrap) and the indication whether it is unalloyed aluminium or a defined aluminium alloy;
the gross mass of the consignment;
the definition of the beginning and end of the period during which the scrap shall be delivered;
any characteristics deviating from those specified under 5.1, e.g. diameter of wire, foreign material.
The ordering information should include:
information about the origin of the scrap;
any information about size and surface condition of the pieces, whenever meaningful.
5 Requirements
5.1 General
In addition to the requirements specified in EN 13920-1, the requirements given in 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 shall be met.
If the scrap does not meet all these requirements, the supplier shall notify the deviating characteristics to the purchaser and shall obtain his agreement before shipment.
NOTE Scrap recovered by dismantling of old electric lines often does not meet all these requirements.
5.2 Characteristics
The scrap shall consist of wire with a minimum diameter of 0,8 mm for any individual wire.
The scrap shall be free from attachment devices, steel core wires, coiling spools of any material, bundling material and other components of electric lines other than aluminium cables and wires.
The scrap shall not be coated and shall be free from burned wire, oil, grease, dust, plastics and any other type of foreign material.
BS EN 13920-3:2003 – Aluminium and aluminium alloys — Scrap — Part 3: Wire and cable scrap

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