The New Zealand Steel Structures Standard states that high strength structural bolts shall be supplied to AS/NZS 1252. This standard was republished on 23rd December 2016 after undergoing a major revision. The main technical changes incorporated in the new edition relate to updated testing and conformity requirements, the inclusion of the nominated European standard EN 14399-3 property class 8.8 HR bolt as a “Deemed to satisfy” alternative and an additional European EN 14399-3 high tensile property class 10.9 HR.
A significant change to AS/NZS 1252 has been the creation of Part 2, “Verification testing for bolt assemblies”. This represents a restricted form of third-party conformity assessment to provide confidence in products manufactured to AS/NZS 1252.1. Implementation of the AS/NZS 1252.2 verification test requirements has been problematic due a lack of test equipment in Australasia to undertake all the prescribed test procedures, and concern that the test requirements are excessive for routine batch testing of product from regular suppliers. Consequently, the requirements of AS/NZS 1252.2:2016 have not been fully implemented, either in New Zealand or Australia.
Practice Note on the Sourcing of Compliant High Strength Structural Bolts
The New Zealand Steel Structures Standard states that high strength structural bolts shall be supplied to AS/NZS 1252. This standard was republished on 23rd December 2016 after undergoing a major revision. The main technical changes incorpo...
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