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July 1998

D EUTSCHE NORM

Corrosion protection of steel structures by


protective paint systems
Part 2: Classification of environments (ISO 12944-2 : 1998)
English version of DIN EN ISO 12944-2
ICS 87.020; 91.080.10
Descriptors: Paint coatings, corrosion protection, structural steelwork, classification, environments.

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EN ISO 12944-2

This standard, together


with DIN EN ISO 12944-1,
July 1998 edition, supersedes DIN 55928-1, May
1991 edition.

Beschichtungsstoffe Korrosionsschutz von Stahlbauten durch


Beschichtungssysteme Teil 2: Einteilung der Umgebungsbedingungen
(ISO 12944-2 : 1998)

European Standard EN ISO 12944-2 : 1998 has the status of a DIN Standard.
A comma is used as the decimal marker.

National foreword
This standard has been published in accordance with a decision taken by CEN/TC 139 to adopt, without
alteration, International Standard ISO 12944-2 as a European Standard.
The responsible German body involved in its preparation was the Normenausschu Anstrichstoffe und
hnliche Beschichtungsstoffe (Paints and Varnishes Standards Committee), Technical Committee
Korrosionsschutz von Stahlbauten.
DIN EN ISO 12944-1 is the standard corresponding to International Standard ISO 12944-1 referred to in
clause 2 of the EN.

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Amendments
The specifications of DIN 55928-1, May 1991 edition, have been revised and are now covered in two
separate standards (DIN EN ISO 12944-1 and DIN EN ISO 12944-2).
Previous editions
DIN 55928: 1956-11, 1959-06x; DIN 55928-1: 1976-11, 1991-05.

National Annex NA
Standard referred to
(and not included in Normative references and Annex ZA)
DIN EN ISO 12944-1 Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems Part 1: General
introduction (ISO 12944-1 : 1998)

EN comprises 12 pages.

No part of this standard may be reproduced without the prior permission of


Ref.
DIN Deutsches Institut fr Normung e. V., Berlin.
Beuth Verlag GmbH, D-10772 Berlin, has the exclusive right of sale for German Standards (DIN-Normen).

No. DIN EN ISO 12944-2 : 1998-07


English price group 09

Sales No. 1109


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EN ISO 12944-2
May 1998

ICS 87.020
Descriptors: Paint coatings, corrosion protection, structural steelwork, classification, environments.

English version
Paints and varnishes

Corrosion protection of steel structures by


protective paint systems
Part 2: Classification of environments
(ISO 12944-2 : 1998)

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Peintures et vernis Anticorrosion


des structures en acier par systmes
de peinture Partie 2: Classification
des environnements
(ISO 12944-2 : 1998)

Beschichtungsstoffe Korrosionsschutz von Stahlbauten durch


Beschichtungssysteme Teil 2:
Einteilung der Umgebungsbedingungen (ISO 12944-2 : 1998)

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 1997-06-16.


CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations
which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a
national standard without any alteration.
Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the Central Secretariat or to any CEN
member.
The European Standards exist in three official versions (English, French, German).
A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a
CEN member into its own language and notified to the Central Secretariat has the
same status as the official versions.
CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, the Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
and the United Kingdom.

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Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 36, B-1050 Brussels

1998. CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means
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Foreword
International Standard
ISO 12944-2 : 1998 Paints and varnishes Corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems Part 2: Classification of environments,
which was prepared by ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes of the International Organization for Standardization,
has been adopted by Technical Committee CEN/TC 139 Paints and varnishes, the Secretariat of which is held
by DIN, as a European Standard.
This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical
text or by endorsement, and conflicting national standards withdrawn, by November 1998 at the latest.
In accordance with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard:
Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard ISO 12944-2 : 1998 was approved by CEN as a European Standard
without any modification.
NOTE: Normative references to international publications are listed in Annex ZA (normative).

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