ISO/TS 15011-6:2010 provides guidance on the determination of emission rates of fume and gases generated by spot welding of uncoated and coated steel sheets, expressed as quantity of pollutants per spot weld. It describes the test principle and considers methods for sampling and analysis. The procedure can be used for determining the influence of the type of material, the coating system and the material thickness on the generation of possible fume and gases when using a fixed combination of electrodes, welding equipment and testing conditions. The data generated can be used by product manufacturers to provide information for inclusion in safety data sheets and by occupational hygienists to evaluate the significant substances emitted by spot welding in the performance of risk assessments and/or workplace exposure measurements.
Number of pages: 36
Date of approval: 2012-09-06
CEN ISO/TS 15011-6:2012 IDTISO/TS 15011-6:2012 IDT