Your network of excellence in the gas and water industry

The DVGW supports the gas and water industry in all technical and scientific areas. The main focus of the Association’s work is on safety and hygiene as well as environmental and consumer protection. The DVGW elaborates technical rules designed to promote the technical self-management of the German gas and water industry, thus ensuring the safe and secure supply of gas and water according to the highest international standards. The Association, which was founded in 1859, currently has approximately 14,000 members. The DVGW is free from economic and political influences.

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Committee work and standardisation

Standards establish the basis for reliable and reproducible testing. We are committed to developing appropriate standards.

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Thanks to its qualified testing activities and its active collaboration in various standardisation bodies, the Test Laboratory Gas is renowned throughout Europe and always at the cutting edge of technology.

Employees at the Gas Test Laboratory are represented in the following European, international and German committees, among others:

  • CEN/TC 48 (Domestic gas-fired water heaters)
  • CEN/TC 49 (Gas cooking appliances)
  • CEN/TC 58 and ISO TC161 (Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels)
  • CEN/TC 69 (Industrial valves)
  • CEN/TC 106 (Large kitchen appliances using gaseous fuels)
  • CEN/TC 109 (Central heating boilers using gaseous fuels)
  • CEN/TC 180 (Decentralized gas heating)
  • CEN/TC 181 (Appliances and leisure vehicle installations using liquefied petroleum gas and appliances using natural gas for outdoor use)
  • CEN/TC 208 (Elastomeric seals for joints in pipework and pipelines)
  • CEN/TC 234 (Gas infrastructure)
  • CEN/TC 237 (Gas meters)
  • CEN/TC 238 (Test gases, test pressures, appliance categories and gas appliance types)
  • CEN/TC 268 (Specific hydrogen technologies applications)
  • CEN/CLC JTC 17 (Gas appliances with combined heat and power)
  • CLC TC 61 and IEC TC 61 (Safety of household and similar electrical appliances)
  • CLC TC 72 and IEC TC 72 (Automatic electrical controls)
  • CLC TC 216 (Gas detectors)

as well as the German mirror committees of the DIN in the respective standards committees of the NAGAS, NHRS, FNH, NAA, NAW and the DKE as well as the applicable technical committees of the DVGW. 

Moreover, employees of the Gas Test Laboratory are actively involved in European committees associated with the European directives and regulations:

  • GADAC (Gas Appliance Directive Advisory Committee)
  • "ECO BED-AC" Boiler Efficiency Directive Advisory Committee
  • CEN/CLC ECO CG (Ecodesign Coordination Group)
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The Gas Test Laboratory is a member of LABTQ, the European Association of Independent Test Laboratories for energy consuming equipment. The LABTQ regularly conducts interlaboratory tests to ensure the reproducibility and accuracy of efficiency and emission measurements.

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If you have any questions on committees and standardisation, please contact
Jörg Endisch
Gas application ∙ Test laboratory gas ∙ Group manager electrical engineering

Phone+49 721 608-41247