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.
Fittings and components for gas installation, gas distribution and gas transport up to a size of DN 500 can be tested in the laboratories at the Test Laboratory Gas. The focus here is on the national and European standards as well as the Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU). Approval tests for 100% hydrogen up to 50 bar partial pressure have already been carried out within the scope of the Pressure Equipment Directive.
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