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Standardisation

Developing the best practice of the future

DVGW has been setting standards for more than 150 years. DVGW standards provide a foundation for everyone working in the gas and water sectors. On the basis of the most up-to-date scientific and practical knowledge, DVGW defines binding rules for products and work processes in the gas and water industry. The DVGW standards build on technical trends in a future-oriented way. The main objective is to promote safety, hygiene and innovation – for the benefit of the environment and consumers. DVGW is a not-for-profit organization that operates independently and impartially. Industry specialists are involved in standardization right from the outset and are able to state reservations or make suggestions in a transparent process
DVGW has been setting standards for more than 150 years. DVGW standards provide a foundation for everyone working in the gas and water sectors. On the basis of the most up-to-date scientific and practical knowledge, DVGW defines binding rules for products and work processes in the gas and water industry. The DVGW standards build on technical trends in a future-oriented way. The main objective is to promote safety, hygiene and innovation – for the benefit of the environment and consumers. DVGW is a not-for-profit organization that operates independently and impartially. Industry specialists are involved in standardization right from the outset and are able to state reservations or make suggestions in a transparent process
Technical self-regulation in Germany
Gas and water specialist committees
Gas and water specialist committees © DVGW

The DVGW standards are a clear manifestation of technical self-regulation in Germany. Specialists from the gas and water industry shape the standards themselves and German law specifi cally refers to these documents.

This principle indicates on the one hand “best practice” solutions, on the other hand it supports the compliance with legal requirements.

The pooling of specialist competence at the national level lays the foundation for international cooperation within Europe and beyond. Within the standardization bodies DIN, CEN and ISO, DVGW plays a key role in shaping European and international standards.

Facts and Figures:

  • 2,600 expert volunteers
  • 600 codes of practice currently valid
  • 800 gas network operators and water suppliers with audited TSM systems

Current topics of DVGW specialist activities:

GasWater
Security of supply Water ressources management
Energy efficiencyDrinking water protection
Power to gasStrategic asset management
Smart gridsBenchmarking
LNG / SNG / BiogasEnergy efficiency in plants and
networks

IT security

Innovative water treatment
DVGW Set of Rules: Essential tool for gas and water experts
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DVGW Standards in English
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