Business # 1998 Gothenburg
In this paper the author reviews the current situation with regard to the development of standards for plastics piping systems. There are many detailed documents relating to the timetable/work programme of IS0 /CEN standards. If you do not have access to them the author will be pleased to answer specific points. The development of Europeans Standards is progressing well on the voluntary basis for the Test Methods but the work on the system standards is well behind schedule. This is inevitably causing delays to the work of IS0 TC 138 which is in many cases awaiting the outcome of the work in Europe. Within Europe we are still awaiting the Mandates which will set out the requirements for the products to bear the CE mark.