Standards and guides

The collective voice of EEMUA brings members’ views directly into over 60 international, national and regional engineering-related standards committees including ISO, IEC, CEN and BSI.

Formal standards are a key focus for EEMUA and its members. As world trade and business activity becomes increasingly interconnected and global, the role of standards becomes ever more important. Good standardisation can make the difference between high quality plant being installed and operated safely and cost effectively; to problematic equipment being procured and installed, which may become unsafe or highly costly to operate and maintain.

Standards apply in a broad range of areas that affect EEMUA members and others in industry. There is a role for standards right through the industrial asset management life cycle. They can be helpful from the initial stages of equipment design and materials selection, through to its safe and optimal operation, inspection and maintenance and its eventual decommissioning and removal.

Ensuring that standards are applied in the right areas and influencing and shaping their development are vital for EEMUA’s members. Well-designed standards can help ensure quality and consistency of activity and ensure that plant can be designed and operated optimally for long periods of time.

Both members of EEMUA’s technical team and experts from within its member companies closely follow and interact with standards bodies. EEMUA is active nationally, in Europe and further afield on standards designed to be applied worldwide. Our representatives interact regularly with over 60 international, national and regional engineering-related standards committees including the International Standards Organisation, the International Electrotechnical Commission, the European Committee for Standardisation, and the British Standards Institute.

EEMUA has developed more than 200 engineering guides, handbooks and other publications. International standards bodies, such as the ISO and IEC, have frequently used EEMUA’s publications as the basis of formal standards, or adopted them in their entirety as new standards. Further information is available via the links below.

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