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