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A list of international standards that are relevant mainly to products that are used for the fuel, gas and chemical market is provided below. Usually, there is international cooperation between the various standardization institutes (such as the Technion and Standards Institute of Israel), and usually the standards institute of a certain country is qualified to approve and sign for conformance to some of the standards out of the list below:

UL – a standard that is employed mainly in the US. Product conformance to the UL standard requires working with laboratories in Illinois, US. These laboratories develop standards and examine processes for various materials, components, tools and equipment, which are mainly related to product safety and efficiency.

ANSI– a private US standards institute that works as a non-profit organization and establishes industrial standards in the United States. The institute is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

EN – this set of standards is generally accepted today worldwide, particularly in Europe. Many advanced countries in the world adapt themselves to European standards and to these ones.

OIML  – the International Organization of Legal Metrology considers itself responsible for writing technical recommendations that are related to commercial measuring instruments. OIML users, including the weights and dimensions unit at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, work based on these rules for achieving (to the extent possible) uniformity between measurement instrument manufacturers worldwide.

ATEX – EX  – a set of guidelines that relates to the minimum requirements for work safety in explosive areas, mixtures of inflammable substances in the form of gas, vapor, dust with air, etc.

DIN– a German standard that relates mainly to electrical accessories and systems

MIL-C  – a US military standard for systems and accessories. This standard applies to various systems that are approved by the US military. Each accessory or system has its own standard number.

ASTM – an international standard set that relates to a wide range of materials and products, as opposed to AFNOR, BIN, BSI, the organization that distributes the standards does not belong to a particular country.

NPT – an international ( US) standard for threads for various line connections. Sometimes, the terms MPT or MNPT, FTP, FNPT are used, depending on the required end (male or female).

CE -The letters “CE” are the abbreviation of French phrase “Conformité Européene” which literally means “European Conformity”. CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. established by several European standards agencies (CEN, CENELEC, etc).

TUV -This mark gives evidence that the essential safety requirements of the product have been fulfilled and the production has been inspected by the impartial organization TÜV Rheinland Product Safety. The TYPE APPROVED mark shows both the manufacturer and the consumer that the product meets the required safety standards.

NFPA  – international (US) safety standards for firefighting and working with and use of systems in explosive areas

ABS approval – a strict (international) testing process that ensures the ability of the manufacturer to manufacture the product consistently and over time, in accordance with an exact technical specification and constant standards. The product is carefully tested under marine and non-marine conditions

BSI (British standard)  – applies to various items and accessories. Used mainly in Europe. Currently updated EN standards include this standard.