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Authorised and notified according to Article 10 of the Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of Member States relating to construction products Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik Schenkenstrasse Vienna Austria T F European technical approval English translation, the original version is in German Handelsbezeichnung Simpson Strong-Tie selbstbohrende Schrauben ESCR und SSTA Trade name Simpson Strong-Tie self-tapping screws ESCR and SSTA Zulassungsinhaber Holder of approval Zulassungsgegenstand und Verwendungszweck Generic type and use of construction product Geltungsdauer vom Validity from bis zum to Herstellwerk Manufacturing plant SIMPSON STRONG-TIE GmbH Hubert-Vergölst-Straße Bad Nauheim Deutschland Selbstbohrende Schrauben zur Verwendung im Holzbau Self-tapping screws for use in timber constructions Simpson Strong-Tie Manufacturing Facilities Diese Europäische technische Zulassung umfasst This European technical approval contains 34 Seiten einschließlich 11 Anhängen 34 Pages including 11 Annexes European Organisation for Technical Approvals Europäische Organisation für Technische Zulassungen Organisation Européenne pour l Agrément Technique Page 2 I LEGAL BASES AND GENERAL CONDITIONS 1 This European technical approval is issued by Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik in accordance with: 1. Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of Member States relating to construction products 1 Construction Products Directive (CPD), amended by the Council Directive 93/68/EEC of 22 July , and Regulation (EC) 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September ; 2. der Vereinbarung gemäß Art. 15a B-VG über die Zusammenarbeit im Bauwesen, LGBl. Für Niederösterreich Nr , in Verbindung mit der NÖ Bauordnung 1996, LGBl. Nr ; the agreement according to Article 15a federal constitutional law on the co-operation in the construction sector, LGBl. for Lower Austria , in conjunction with the Lower Austrian Building Act 1996, LGBl ; 3. Common Procedural Rules for Requesting, Preparing and the Granting of European technical approvals set out in the Annex of Commission Decision 94/23/EC 4 ; 2 Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik is authorised to check whether the provisions of this European technical approval are met. Checking may take place at the manufacturing plant. Nevertheless, the responsibility for the conformity of the products to the European technical approval and for their fitness for the intended use remains with the holder of the European technical approval. 3 This European technical approval is not to be transferred to manufacturers or agents of the manufacturers other than those indicated on Page 1, or manufacturing plants other than those indicated on Page 1 of this European technical approval. 4 This European technical approval may be withdrawn by Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik, in particular pursuant to information by the Commission on the basis of Article 5 (1) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC. 5 Reproduction of this European technical approval including transmission by electronic means shall be in full. However, partial reproduction may be made with the written consent of Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik. In this case partial reproduction has to be designated as such. Texts and drawings of advertising brochures shall not contradict or misuse the European technical approval. 6 The European technical approval is issued by the Approval Body in its official language. This version corresponds to the version circulated within EOTA. Translations into other languages have to be designated as such. 1 Official Journal of the European Communities L 40, , page 12 2 Official Journal of the European Communities L 220, , page 1 3 Official Journal of the European Union L 284, , page 1 4 Official Journal of the European Communities L 17, , page 34 Page 3 II SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF THE EUROPEAN TECHNICAL APPROVAL 1 Definition of products and intended uses 1.1 Definition of the construction product are self-tapping screws divided into a drill tip, optionally a compressor and/or cutting groove, thread, shank, and head of the screw. The screws are made from special carbon steel and hardened. They are anti-friction coated and are electrogalvanised and passivated (yellow or blue) or provided with a zinc-nickel coating. Possible outer thread diameters as well as overall lengths for the Simpson Strong-Tie screws ESCR and SSTA are given in Table 1. Further dimensions are shown from Annex 1 to Annex 6. The washers are made from carbon steel. The dimensions of the washers are given in Annex 6. Table 1: Possible outer thread diameter and overall length of screws Type of screw Outer thread diameter Overall length min. max. min. max. mm mm mm mm ESCR S ESCR ESCR C ESCR FTC ESCR FTP ESCR FT SSTA Intended use The screws are intended to be used for connecting wood-based members, where requirements for mechanical resistance and stability and safety in use in the sense of the Essential Requirements 1 and 4 of Council Directive 89/106/EEC shall be fulfilled. The screws are used for connections in load bearing timber structures between wood-based members or between those members and steel members: - Solid timber of softwood of strength class C14 to C40 according to EN 338 or EN , - Glued laminated timber of at least strength class GL24h according to EN 1194 or EN 14080, - Laminated veneer lumber LVL according to EN 14374, - Glued laminated solid timber according to pren or national provisions that apply at the installation site, - Cross laminated timber according to European technical approvals or national provisions that apply on the installation site. The screws may be used for connecting the following wood-based panels to the timber members mentioned above: - Plywood according to EN 636 and EN 13986, - Oriented strand board, OSB according to EN 300 and EN 13986, - Particle board according to EN 312 and EN 13986, Page 4 - Fibreboards according to EN 622-2, EN and EN 13986, - Cement-bonded particle boards according to European technical approvals or national provisions that apply on the installation site. The product shall be subjected to static and quasi static actions only. The product is intended to be used in service classes 1 and 2 according to EN The scope of the screws regarding resistance to corrosion shall be defined according to national provisions that apply at the installation site considering environmental conditions. 1.3 Assumed working life The provisions made in the European technical approval (ETA) are based on an assumed intended working life for of 50 years, provided the requirements for packaging, transport, and storage as well as use, maintenance and repair given in Clauses 4 and 5 are fulfilled. The indications given on the working life for Simpson Strong-Tie screws ESCR and SSTA cannot be interpreted as a guarantee given by the manufacturer or by the Approval Body, but are to be regarded only as a means for selecting the appropriate product in relation to the expected, economically reasonable working life of the construction works. Page 5 2 Characteristics of product and methods of verification Table 2: Characteristics of the product and methods of verification and assessment Product characteristic Method of verification and assessment Expression of performance (1) (2) (3) (4) Essential Requirement 1: Mechanical resistance and stability 1 Dimensions Annex 1 to Annex 6 2 Characteristic yield moment Annex 7 3 Characteristic withdrawal parameter Annex 7 4 Characteristic head pull-trough parameter Annex 7 5 Characteristic tensile strength Annex 7 6 Characteristic yield strength Annex 7 7 Characteristic torsional strength Annex 7 8 Insertion moment Annex Spacing, end and edge distances of the screws and minimum thickness of the wood based material Slip modulus for mainly axially loaded screws Annex 8 Essential Requirement 2: Safety in case of fire 11 Reaction to fire Annex 7, where relevant Essential Requirement 3: Hygiene, health and environment Content and/or release of dangerous substances Euroclass A Essential Requirement 4: Safety in use 13 Identical to ER 1 (1) (2) (3) (4) Essential Requirement 5: Protection against noise Not relevant Essential Requirement 6: Energy economy and heat retention Not relevant General aspects relating to fitness for use Durability against corrosion Service classes 1 and 2 15 Serviceability Aspects of durability and economy of the works which is not dealt with under Essential Requirements 1 to 6. Such aspects are also referred to as serviceability . Page Characteristics of product General correspond to the information and drawings given in Annex 1 to Annex 6. The following performance characteristics data of the product are given in Annex 7 and Annex 8: - Characteristic yield moment - Characteristic withdrawal parameter - Characteristic head pull-through parameter - Characteristic tensile strength - Characteristic yield strength - Characteristic torsional strength - Insertion moment - Spacing, end and edge distances of the screws and minimum thickness of the wood based material - Slip modulus for mainly axially loaded screws, where relevant The material characteristics, dimensions, and tolerances of the product not indicated in Annexes 1 to 6 are given in the technical documentation 5 of the European technical approval Safety in case of fire are made from steel classified as Euroclass A1 in accordance with Commission Decision 96/603/EC, as amended by Commission Decision 2000/605/EC Hygiene, health and environment According to CUAP 06.03/08 the performance of the product regarding release of dangerous substances can be summarized as follows: - The product does not contain cadmium. - There is no risk that chrome VI will be released by consideration of all possible release scenarios. A declaration of conformity in this respect was made by the manufacturer. In addition to the specific clauses relating to dangerous substances contained in the European technical approval, there may be other requirements applicable to the products falling within its scope (e.g. transposed European legislation and national laws, regulations and administrative provisions). In order to meet the provisions of the Construction Products Directive, these requirements need also to be complied with, when and where they apply Durability and serviceability The product is intended to be used in service classes 1 and 2 according to EN The screws and washers are made from carbon steel are electrogalvanised and yellow or blue passivated or coated wit a zinc-nickel coating. The minimum thickness of the zinc coating of the screws is 5 m. The minimum thickness of the zinc-nickel coating is 4 m. 5 The technical documentation of the European Technical Approval is deposited at Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik and, in so far as is relevant to the tasks of the approved body involved in the attestation of conformity procedure, is handed over to the approved body. Page 7 Durability of is in accordance with EN or national provisions that apply on the installation site, see also the conditions of Clause 4. Serviceability of is given in EN and under the conditions of Clause Methods of verification General The assessment of fitness of for the intended use in relation to the requirements for mechanical resistance and stability, for safety in case of fire, for hygiene, health and the environment and for safety in use in the sense of the Essential Requirements 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as well as for durability and serviceability has been made in accordance with CUAP 06.03/08, Common Understanding of Assessment Procedure for European technical approval for Self-tapping Screws for Use in Timber Construction Identification The European technical approval for is issued on the basis of agreed data, deposited with Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik, which identifies the product that has been assessed and judged. Changes to materials, to the composition or to characteristics of the product, or to the production process, which could result in this deposited data being incorrect, should be immediately notified to Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik before the changes are introduced. Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik will decide whether or not such changes affect the European technical approval, and, if so, whether further assessment or alterations to the European technical approval are considered necessary. By the accompanying documentation shall be clearly identifiable at delivery. 3 Evaluation of conformity and CE marking 3.1 Attestation of conformity system The system of conformity attestation assigned by the European Commission to this product shall be that laid down in the Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988, Annex III (2) (ii), first possibility, referred to as System 2+. This system provides for: (a) Tasks for the manufacturer (1) Initial type-testing of the product; (2) Factory production control; (3) Further testing of samples taken at the factory by the manufacturer in accordance with a prescribed test plan 6 ; (b) Tasks for the approved body (4) Certification of factory production control on the basis of - Initial inspection of factory and of factory production control; - Continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of factory production control. 6 The prescribed test plan has been deposited with Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik and is handed over only to the approved body involved in the attestation of conformity procedure. The prescribed test plan is also referred to as control plan. Page Responsibilities Tasks for the manufacturer Initial type-testing of the product For initial type-testing, the results of the tests performed as part of the assessment for the European technical approval may be used unless there are changes in the manufacturing process or manufacturing plant. In the case of changes, the necessary initial type-testing shall be agreed between Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik and the approved body involved Factory production control At the manufacturing plant the manufacturer has implemented and continuously maintains a factory production control system. All the elements, requirements and provisions adopted by the manufacturer are documented in a systematic manner in the form of written policies and procedures. The factory production control system ensures that Simpson Strong-Tie screws ESCR and SSTA are in conformity with the European technical approval. The manufacturer shall only use raw materials supplied with the relevant inspection documents as laid down in the prescribed test plan. Check of incoming materials shall include control of inspection documents (comparison with nominal values) presented by the manufacturer of the raw materials by verifying the dimensions and determining the material properties. The frequencies of controls and tests conducted during manufacturing are defined by taking account of the manufacturing process of the product and are laid down in the prescribed test plan. The results of factory production control are recorded and evaluated. The records include at least the following data: Designation of the product, basic materials and components Type of control or test Date of manufacture of the product and date of testing of the product or basic materials or components Results of controls and tests and, if appropriate, comparison with requirements Name and signature of person responsible for factory production control The records shall be kept at least for five years time and shall be presented to the approved body involved in continuous surveillance. On request they shall be presented to Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik Declaration of conformity The manufacturer is responsible for preparing the declaration of conformity. When all the criteria of the conformity attestation including certification are met, the manufacturer shall issue a declaration of conformity Tasks for the approved body Initial inspection of factory and of factory production control The approved body shall ascertain that, in accordance with the prescribed test plan, the factory, in particular personnel and equipment, and the factory production control, are suitable to ensure a continuously and orderly manufacturing of with the specifications given in Section II as well as in the Annexes of the European technical approval. Page Continuous surveillance, assessment and approval of factory production control The approved body shall visit the factory at least once a year for routine inspection. It shall be verified that the system of factory production control and the specified manufacturing process are maintained, taking account of the prescribed test plan. On demand the results of continuous surveillance shall be made available by the approved body to Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik. When the provisions of the European technical approval and the prescribed test plan are no longer fulfilled, the certificate of conformity shall be withdrawn by the approved body. 3.3 CE marking The CE marking shall be affixed on the accompanying commercial documents. The symbol CE shall be followed by the identification number of the certification body and shall be accompanied by the following additional information: Name or identification mark and address of the holder of approval The last two digits of the year in which the CE marking was affixed Number of the certificate of conformity Number of the European technical approval Identification of the product by trade name Size of the product Type of corrosion protection 4 Assumptions under which the fitness of the product for the intended use was favourably assessed 4.1 Manufacturing are manufactured in accordance with the provisions of the European technical approval using the manufacturing process as identified in the inspection of the manufacturing plant by Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik and laid down in the technical documentation. 4.2 Installation Design The European technical approval only applies to the manufacture and use of Simpson Strong- Tie screws ESCR and SSTA. Verification of stability of the works including application of loads on the products is not subject to the European technical approval. Fitness for the intended use of the products is given under the following conditions: Design of is carried under the responsibility of an engineer experienced in such products. Design of the works shall account for the protection of Simpson Strong-Tie screws ESCR and SSTA to maintain service classes 1 and 2 according to EN or national provisions that apply on the installation site. are installed correctly. Page 10 Design of the products can be according to EN taking into account of Clause 2.1 of the European technical approval. Standards and regulations in force at the place of use shall be considered Installation Installation of shall be carried out by appropriately qualified personnel under the supervision of the person responsible for technical matters on site. The screws are either driven into the wood-based member without pre-drilling or in predrilled holes with a diameter not exceeding the inner thread diameter. The screw holes in steel members shall be pre-drilled with an adequate diameter greater than the outer thread diameter. To ensure a proper installation for screws with lengths of more than 800 mm a guiding hole is recommended. The structural members which are connected with shall be in accordance with Clause 1.2; ensure minimum spacing and edge distances in accordance with EN and Annex 8. 5 Recommendations for the manufacturer 5.1 General The manufacturer shall ensure that the requirements in accordance with the Clauses 1, 2 and 4 as well as wi
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