BS EN 10255 Tube a Potted History.

Tube to BS EN 10255:2004 was previously to BS1387:1985 but before that it started life as BS789 in February 1938 which was revised in October 1940 to BS789A as a war emergency update. Then the 1947 revision became BS1387:1947 and was revised in 1957, 1967 and 1985 and remained a British Standard until 2004 when it became one of the latest BS EN standards and since then has been superseded by BS EN 10255:2004-A1:2007. The uses for this type of steel tube have been varied over the decades and you can find tube to BS EN 10255 on pressure systems, handrail systems and storage structures in high street stores. For more information on where you can use this grade of steel tube to BS EN 10255 please contact us or click the read more icon to continue reading this Blog.

BS EN 10255 Tube Red Primered

BS EN 10255 Tube  for Pressure Systems


Over the decades this grade of steel tube to BS EN 10255 has been known by many other names associated with pressure systems, many of you will recognise Gas List Tube and Steam Tube which are both the same grade of tube, the only difference being wall thickness. The differences between wall thicknesses are still recognised as medium and heavy or by blue band and red band tube as medium wall tube had a blue painted band around the OD and heavy a red painted band. Originally you could by BS EN 10255 tube in three finishes which were black, galvanised and self-colour. Galvanised and self-colour are still available but the black lacquered version has been replaced by red Primered to BS EN 10255:2004. For stock availability and prices please contact us and for wall thickness and other dimensions please download the information on BS EN 10255:2004 from our Downloads and Calculators page.

BS EN 10255 Red Heavy

BS EN 10255 Tube for Handrail Systems            

This versatile steel tube is used by many in galvanised tube to BS EN 10255:2004 for handrail systems and is used in conjunction with Fastclamp handrail fittings and the Fastclamp DDA range of handrail fittings for disabled access. Buying good quality tube to BS EN 10255:2004 ensures bendable quality tube and the assurance of complying with the standards covering handrail systems. Mill certification can be supplied with all material we offer adding the assurance of adequate traceability required by most public bodies and the added assurance of our own BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification, for a copy of our current certificate please contact our sales team. For further information on the many uses of this grade of pipework BS EN 10255:2004, please read the many Blogs we have written on the subject by following this high-lighted link.