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This certification report describes the processing and characterisation of ERM-FA014n, a Secondary Batch of Charpy V reference test pieces. Sets of five of these reference test pieces are used for the verification of impact pendulums according to EN 10045-2 (Charpy impact test on metallic materials, Part 2. Method for the verification of impact testing machines) or to ISO 148-2 (Metallic materials - Charpy pendulum impact test � Part 2: Verification of test machines). Measurements were performed to determine the certified value for absorbed energy (= energy required to break a Vnotched test piece when tested using a pendulum impact testing machine). The certified value (60.7 J) and uncertainty (1.7 J, k = 2 corresponding with a confidence level of 95 %) pertain to the expected mean of a set of five test pieces. The certified value is traceable to the corresponding BCR Master Batch ERM-FA014c of the same nominal absorbed energy (60 J).

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21653 EN (2005), 20 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9463-8
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