This British Standard is the official English language version of EN 10088- 2:2005. It supersedes BS EN 10088-2:1995 which is withdrawn. The UK participation in its preparation was entrusted to Technical Committee ISE/30, Stainless steels, which has the responsibility to: — aid enquirers to understand the text; — present to the responsible international/European committee any enquiries on the interpretation, or proposals for change, and keep the UK interests informed; — monitor related international and European developments and promulgate them in the UK. BS EN 10088 is published in three parts. Two further parts of this series (prEN 10088-4 and prEN 10088-5) are currently in preparation and have been designed to meet the needs of the Construction Products Directive (CPD). A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its secretary. Cross-references The British Standards which implement international or European publications referred to in this document may be found in the BSI Catalogue under the section entitled “International Standards Correspondence Index”, or by using the “Search” facility of the BSI Electronic Catalogue or of British Standards Online. This publication does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users are responsible for its correct application. Compliance with a British Standard does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.