STANDARD DEVELOPMENT

Ensure the quality of products, processes and services in the market

WHAT IS STANDARD DEVELOPMENT?

The proliferation of low-quality products hampers water utilities, suppliers, manufacturers, system integrators and end-users worldwide. In many areas, there is no indication of quality let alone any regulation regarding the minimum quality and performance requirements of a product, process or service. Beyond making purchase decisions complicated and time-consuming, this lack of standards increases the chance of choosing a low-quality product, which may increase the probability of project failure. With standard development, existing guidelines / regulations would not call for government organisations or private companies calling for tenders to specify their own minimum requirements. 

WHY IS STANDARD DEVELOPMENT IMPORTANT? 

Standards and certification provide common terminology. Without this, it is difficult to evaluate and compare products, leaving no common ground for innovation. In addition, without standards, guidelines and technical requirements that ensure quality, safety and reliability, consumers are more likely to keep using existing brands rather than trying new ones. 

TÜV SÜD HELPS TO ENSURE QUALITY OF YOUR PRODUCTS, PROCESSES AND SERVICES

TÜV SÜD is an independent third-party testing and certification partner with years of involvement in the water sector. Our TÜV SÜD mark is synonymous with quality and safety throughout the world. We provide testing facilities and have extensive experience in developing appropriate test programmes and criteria catalogues for products, processes and services. Operating as a global network, our water experts are ready to help you with an in-depth understanding of the complex needs of the industry.

  • WHAT DOES STANDARD DEVELOPMENT INVOLVE?
    TÜV SÜD provides advisory for the development of standards, guidelines and technical requirements for products, processes and services in the water and sanitation sector. We also develop TÜV SÜD certificates for new products and provide testing and certification of products according to these certificates. 
  • ADVISORY
    We provide advisory services to help our clients develop standards, guidelines and technical requirements for products, processes and services in the water sector.
  • DEVELOPMENT OF TÜV SÜD CERTIFICATES
    Based on screening of relevant standards and a thorough analysis of the specific requirements, an in-depth gap analysis is conducted. As a next step, existing standards can either be adapted to the specific requirements or additional criteria and testing procedures can be applied to guarantee the product’s quality. After this rigorous internal process, the TÜV SÜD certificate is established.
  • TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
    TÜV SÜD certifies products according to the established TÜV SÜD certificates. This can be conducted either in one of our own testing facilities or in an accredited external laboratory.

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