Friday, December 8, 2023

Is National, Regional, and International Standardization Work Important?

The editor-in-chief of the well known German monthly technical magazine "atp - Automatisierungs-technische Praxis" publishes the "atp weekly" discussing this and that. This week he discussed if the various user groups and other interest groups in the process industry (NAMUR, IGR, and VCI) are important for the national, regional, and international standardization. The resume is: Yes it is!

The weekly lists several examples. In the third example he reports that the review and comments of the three above mentioned organizations on a single German draft standard has the potential of savings of 80 Million Euro!! 

Click HERE for the weekly archive (in German only) ... accessible for 6 months.

Not to be involved in the standardization is more expensive than spending time and money to participate and discuss what is needed and what should not be specified in a standard. Less is sometime MORE!

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