Germany misses energy system transformation targets
CO2 emissions in the past were 866 million tonnes, 116 million tonnes above the target for 2020.
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The EU REACH Committee will vote on the application for approval of the international chromium trioxide consortium (CTAC application) in its meeting from 3 to 4 February 2020.
Against the background of the 2018 amended Waste Framework Directive, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA announces a new database.
The representatives of the EU member states in the REACH Regulatory Committee confirmed in mid-April that the approvals granted for chromium trioxide (chromium VI) will remain valid.

Technology and environment

Preliminary agreement between Council and Parliament
The Federal Environment Agency has submitted the 5th amendment to the assessment basis for metallic materials in contact with drinking water. On the one hand, three materials were added to the corresponding material positive list.
The German Drinking Water Ordinance was amended for the 4th time. In essence, this concerns the extension of the deadline for the expansion of plant components that do not serve the drinking water supply as intended.
"Drinking water valves in the jungle of evaluation bases, proofs of conformity & certifications" was the title of an information event organised by the Fachverband Armaturen on 15.11.2019.
Foundation confirms VDMA view
Publication decided
VDMA requirements taken into account
And simplification looks different


"European drinking water quality in Germany - or German drinking water quality in Europe"
VDMA for harmonisation


Interpretation aid for directive 94/9EG
Functional safety of safety-related electrical/programmable electronic systems

Building Information Modeling

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.
VDMA Armaturen informs about BIM and electronic product data exchange. Building Information Modeling is becoming more and more important, but the related questions are no less so. This is surprising, as large parts of the valve industry have been making a core contribution to electronic product data exchange for years with the VDI 3805 guideline.
Position paper covering all associations supports the guideline VDI 3805 as a blueprint for the BIM-TGA product data standard.
The fast, readily available BIM solution for integrated planning in building services engineering (TBE)
Stefan Oberdörfer
Stefan Oberdörfer
Building Valves
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Industrial Valves
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