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“New” Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU – mandatory from 19 July 2016

28.12.2016 Following its alignment to the New Legislative Framework (NLF), the new Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED) comes into force on 19 July 2016 and thereby replaces the “old” PED 97/23/EC. Although this transition from the old to the new PED entails only very few practical changes, manufacturers need to be aware of some significant – mainly formal - modifications.

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Specialists’ draft of a directive for evaporative cooling systems has been presented

20.02.2016 The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety has introduced the draft of a directive on evaporative cooling systems and wet scrubbers (VerdunstKühlV) in January 2016.

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Step instructions for selection and use of automation technology in water and wastewater technology

19.08.2015 The member companies of the VDMA Water and Wastewater Technology Group of the VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association and also those of the VDMA Electric Automation Association (involving other companies) drew up the VDMA Specification 24658: 2015-07 "Water treatment and waste water treatment: Process automation to increase operational efficiency and reliability - Advice for planning, engineering and execution phases". The new VDMA Specification is currently at DIN for examination.

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