EN 545 specifies the requirements and associated test methods applicable to ductile iron pipes, fittings, accessories and their joints for the construction of pipelines:
to convey water (e.g. potable water);
with or without pressure;
to be installed below or above ground.
In respect to potential adverse effects on the quality of water intended for human consumption, caused by the product covered by this standard:
this standard provides no information as to whether the product may be used without restriction in any of the member states of the EU or EFTA;
it should be noted that, while awaiting the adoption of verifiable European criteria, existing national regulations concerning the use and/or the characteristics of this product remain in force.
This technical report:
provides details on the current national regulations concerning the quality of water intended for human consumption;
explains in more detail the process of testing for the performance tests;
explains in more detail the definitions of the different types/levels of attestation to enable customers to ensure their requirements are fulfilled;
explains in more detail the ways of certification of conformity with EN 545 for a reliable evaluation of the performance of the products.
In order to make the use of this Technical Report easier, the clauses of this document refer to the corresponding clause numbers in EN 545.
The current national regulations concern the quality of water intended for human consumption.
A comprehensive potability regulation means:
regulatory obligation ( i.e. : decree, law….);
tests methods to verify the compliance with the technical specifications;
directory of approved laboratories able to carry out these tests.
On October the 1st 2005, there is a national regulation in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
SRPS CEN/TR 15545:2012
60.60 Standard published
Feb 29, 2012