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Harmonised standards

Harmonised standards

(OP)
Are the EN standards the only harmonised standards, what about DIN standards, AD merkblatter, British standard,...  My question is can we consider that all standards coming from an European country are harmonised standards or not?
Thanks in advance

RE: Harmonised standards

The answer is no. Not all standards from any European country are harmonized standards

RE: Harmonised standards

(OP)
Do you know where i can find which standards (DIN, BS AD) are harmonised standards and which not, because when i go on the official PED web site they only talk about EN standards as harmonised standards. I heared that AD merkblatt is also a harmonised standard but i cannot find any evidence.
Thanks in advance

RE: Harmonised standards

See www.newapproach.org for info about Harmonised standards.
AD-Merkblatt is a German vessel Code , not a standard.

RE: Harmonised standards

Harmonised standards refers to standards that are harmoinsed throughout the EU. The term harmonised refers to the fact that the standards are as identical as possible taking into account cultural and language differencies wihtin each member state.

A harmonised standard is therefore a standard with an EN prefix that has been adopted in all the member states. This can be just EN or ISO EN or ISO BS EN or BS EN or DIN EN.

There is a time lag between a standard being published by CEN and all the member states ratifying the EN standard within their own structure.

What should happen when a harmonised standard is published is that each member state should withdraw their own similar standard before introducing the new harmonised standard. This is why BS5500 (Pressure Vessel Design Code) became PD5500 (Published Document) in the UK when EN 13445 was ratified in the UK.

Hope this helps.

Guy

RE: Harmonised standards

Harmonised standards refers to standards that are harmoinsed throughout the EU. The term harmonised refers to the fact that the standards are as identical as possible taking into account cultural and language differencies within each member state.

A harmonised standard is therefore a standard with an EN prefix that has been adopted in all the member states. This can be just EN or ISO EN or ISO BS EN or BS EN or DIN EN.

There is a time lag between a standard being published by CEN and all the member states ratifying the EN standard within their own structure.

What should happen when a harmonised standard is published is that each member state should withdraw their own similar standard before introducing the new harmonised standard. This is why BS5500 (Pressure Vessel Design Code) became PD5500 (Published Document) in the UK when EN 13445 was ratified in the UK.

Hope this helps.

Fawkes

RE: Harmonised standards

Not all standards that have the prefixes indicated in the posts above meet the definition of harmonised used by some Directives.  For many Directives, there is an list published in the Official Journal, called "Commission Communication in the framework of the implementation [of] [Directive name]".  For example, the 2004 lists for the machinery and pressure equipment directives are at http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/c_095/c_09520040420en00020031.pdf and http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2004/c_115/c_11520040430en00250026.pdf, respectively.  Only the standards referenced in the list in the official journal are presumped to ensure that anything that conforms to them will comply with the corresponding requirements of the Directive.

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