Metal positive list of the 4-Member-States-Group updated
New alloys in contact with drinking water added
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Proof of conformity according to KTW assessment basis
Federal Environment Agency announces two-year transition period / Industrial requirements taken into account
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Performance of audits in the times of Covid-19
In a normal business environment, every company is constantly exposed to opportunities, challenges and risks. However, exceptional events or circumstances occur that are beyond the control of the organization. One question now facing our member companies during the Corona pandemic is how best to deal with audits.
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Amendment of TA Luft - VDMA works against excessive tightness requirements.
The TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control) is an administrative regulation for the Federal Immission Control Act. It contains, among other things, calculation regulations for essential air pollutants for plants subject to approval. Even old plants must be brought up to date within certain transition periods and reduce the emission of pollutants.
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Virtual event sheds light on the facts and provides assistance
Intermediate success provides more room for manoeuvre in the implementation of the SCIP database.
Request for rejection fails in the European Parliament
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA has added 4 entries to the REACH Candidate List, bringing the total to 209 SVHC substances of very high concern.
VDMA underpins demand for manageable solution for the industry
Discussions on approval application continue
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA is currently working on the establishment of a database with information on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles.
Still no authorisation requirement


"European drinking water quality in Germany - or German drinking water quality in Europe"


Building Information Modeling

The use of BIM building plans is becoming easier and more convenient. A new software tool can selectively adapt highly complex BIM models to the viewer's field of view so that they can be viewed through wireless VR glasses.
Municipalities often face the problem that it is not always known exactly where the different pipes under the roads are installed. Although construction plans do exist, it cannot be guaranteed that they were adhered to during the installation work or that the plans were interpreted correctly. In construction and repair projects, this can lead to construction companies accidentally hitting pipes and causing unnecessary damage.
The team from the Chair of Computer Science in Civil Engineering at the Ruhr University Bonn is researching smart applications in buildings. Intelligent glasses, i.e. smart glasses, could support the fitter in the maintenance of the building technology in the future.
Position paper covering all associations supports the guideline VDI 3805 as a blueprint for the BIM-TGA product data standard.
Stefan Oberdörfer
Stefan Oberdörfer
Building Valves
+49 69 6603-1238
+49 69 6603-2238
Hartmut Tembrink
Hartmut Tembrink
Industrial Valves
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+49 69 6603-2246
Confirmation of conformity of the suitability of products for drinking water hygiene
Federal Environment Agency publishes 2nd amendment to the recommendation
Standards compendium "valves" - new edition
The monitoring of German, European and international standardisation and technical regulations is one of the core tasks of VDMA Armaturen. Where is what going on? Is that in our interest? Is it still state of the art? Is European or international harmonisation possible? These are only some of the questions that are asked again and again when it comes to technical regulations.
VDMA Database Technical Rules
With the help of VDMA-DaTeR you can quickly and easily call up technical information on individual countries.
Valves Standards Committee (NAA)
The Standardization Committee for Valves (NAA) is the central platform in the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) for the standardization of industrial and building valves.
New standards and draft standards
The professional association reports continuously on new standards or draft standards which may be of importance for valve manufacturers.