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Approvals, Standards and Regulations relating to sealing industry

Sealing Industry Compliance Standards, Approvals, and Regulations

M Barnwell Services continually endeavours to meet the requires of the customer and their applications. In certain industries and applications it is essential that products and services meet specific industry criteria. Standards, Approvals and Regulations for sealing products are usually defined as documents that provide requirements, specifications, guidelines, or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose. Below are some of the most commonly used within the fluid sealing industry:

3-A 18-03 Sanitary Standards – “3-A Sanitary Standards for multiple-use rubber and rubber-like materials used as product contact surfaces in dairy equipment.”

3TG – Conflict Minerals: Mining production, application, and recycling

ADI-free – free of Animal Derived Ingredients

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

ASTM D1414 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber O Rings

ASTM D2240 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property – Durometer Hardness

BGVV – Bundesinstitut für Gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz Und Veterinärmedizin (German Institute for Consumer Health Protection and Veterinary Medicine)

DVGW – Deutscher Verein de Gas und Wasserfaches (German Association for Gas & Water applications)

EC1935/2004 – “Materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.”

EC2023/2006 – “Good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.”

EN549 – “Rubber materials for seals and diaphragms for gas appliances and gas equipment.”

EN681-1 – “Elastomeric seals – Material requirements for pipe joint seals used in water and drainage applications – Part 1: Vulcanised rubber.”

EN682 – “Elastomeric seals – Material requirements for seals used in pipes and fittings carrying gas and hydrocarbon fluids.”

EU10/2011 – “Plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.”

EU Directive 2011/65/EU – Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment

FDA – US Food and Drug Administration

GS EP PVV 142 – Piping Valve Vessels

IATF16949 (aka ISO/TS16949) – The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems

IMDS – International Material Data System

ISIR – Initial Sample Inspection Report

ISO10423 (API 6-A) – International Organisation for Standardisation – International Standard for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries

ISO16031 –  International Organisation for StandardisationAerospace fluid systems – O Rings, inch series: inside diameters and cross-sections, tolerances and size-identification codes

ISO16031-1 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Close tolerances for hydraulic systems.”

ISO16031-2 -International Organisation for Standardisation “Standard tolerances for non-hydraulic systems.”

ISO23936-2 – International Organisation for Standardisation – ISO23936 (Part 2: Elastomers) “Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil and gas production.”

ISO3601-1 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Inside diameters, cross-sections, tolerances, and designation codes.”

ISO3601-2 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Housing dimensions for general applications.”

ISO3601-3 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Quality acceptance criteria.”

ISO3601-4 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Anti-extrusion rings (back-up rings).”

ISO3601-5 – International Organisation for Standardisation “Specification of elastomeric materials for industrial applications.”

KIWA – Keuringsinstituut voor WaterleidingArtikelen (Institution for the Examination of Waterworks Articles)

KTW – Kontakt mit Trinkwasser (contact with drinking water)

NACE – National Association of Corrosion Engineers

NACE TM0187 – National Association of Corrosion Engineers “Elastomeric materials in sour gas environments”

NACE TM0297 – National Association of Corrosion Engineers “Effects of high temperature, high-pressure carbon dioxide decompression on elastomeric materials.”

NORSOK M-710 – Norsk Sokkels Konkuranseposisjon “Qualification of non-metallic sealing materials and manufactures”

NSF – National Sanitation Foundation

NSF/ANSI 61 – Drinking Water System Components (set of standards)

PPAP Level 2 – Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Level 2 – Part Submission Warrant (PSW) with product samples and complete supporting data

PPAP Level 3 – Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Level 3 – Part Submission Warrant (PSW) with product samples and complete supporting data

PPAP Level 5 – Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Level 5 – Part Submission Warrant (PSW) with product samples and complete supporting data available for review at the supplier’s manufacturing location

REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and restriction of CHemicals

ROHS Directive – aka Directive 2011/65/EU – Restriction of Hazardous Substances

TOTAL GS PVV 142 – TOTAL General Specification PVV 142 Appendix 8 “Elastomer O Ring seals explosive decompression testing procedure”

UL 157 – Underwriters Laboratories – Standard for Safety for Gaskets and Seals UL 157

USP Class VI – United States Pharmacopeia

W270 – Determination of microbial growth

WRAS – Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

WRC – Water Research Council

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