The DVGW Set of Rules are drawn up by the DVGW technical committees. Project groups, technical committees and steering committees are involved in this process.
Elaboration of the DVGW Set of Rules
Elaboration of the DVGW standards takes place in the DVGW technical committees. It is incumbent upon the five steering committees (SC) to manage and control the technical work, to pass the standards as well as to co-organize the research work. The technical committees (TC) draw up the work schedules, coordinate the definition of rules, hold appeal negotiations, oversee the research projects and pass basic principles of certification. The formulation of rules, the preparation of technical statements, the formulation of basic principles of certification and vocational training are ultimately carried out in the project groups that are formed on a temporary basis depending on their task.
The DVGW's committee structure is made up of various steering committees from the specialist areas of gas and water.
SC 1 Gas supply with Technical Committees (TC)
SC 2 Gas application with Technical Committees (TC)
SC 1 Water management/water quality with Technical Committees (TC)
SC 2 Water supply systems with Technical Committees (TC)
SC 3 Water applications with Technical Committees (TC)
The SC 3 Water Utilization deals with the coordination and control of the technical committees in the field of water utilization.
SC 2 Water supply systems deals with the coordination and control of the subordinate Technical Committees in the field of water supply systems (water transport, distribution, storage).
SC 1 Water management / Water quality deals with the coordination and control of the subordinate Technical Committees in the field of "Water Management/Water Quality".
The Gas Applications Steering Committee is responsible for the coordination and bundling of national and European normative and legal developments as well as the steering of the subordinate Technical Committees in the field of gas applications.
The ST 1 Gas Supply is concerned with the bundling and coordination of national and European normative and legal developments and with the control of the subordinate Technical Committees in the field of gas supply.
DVGW and DIN have been working closely together for many years in the field of technical regulation and standardization in the water (and gas) sector. Due to the European harmonization and globalization and the recognizable shift of standardization towards CEN and ISO, a stronger cooperation in the setting of technical regulations and standardization between DVGW and DIN has become meaningful, which has found its expression in the DIN-DVGW joint section "Drinking water".
With 18 working committees and sub-committees, the DIN-DVGW joint section "Drinking water" sets out the rules and standards for this area.
DIN-DVGW Joint Section "Drinking water" with Gemeinschaftsgremien
The DIN Standards Committee for Gas Technology (NAGas) is responsible for standardization tasks in the fields of gas supply and use. In this process, specifications of a constructive and performance-related nature are defined with regard to material and quality requirements as well as the test method. Functional standardisation is also being pursued within the framework of European harmonisation.
Standards Committee for Gas Technology (NAGas)
(* The German version of the statutes of DVGW is legally binding.)