Norms and Standards

At our Standards Infopoint, anyone interested can inspect the following norms and standards:

  • DIN - National norms developed by the German Institute for Standardization
  • DIN EN - European norms
  • DIN ISO - norms of the International Organization for Standards
  • DIN IEC - norms of the International Electrotechnical Commission
  • DIN ETS - European Telecommunications Standards
  • DIN SPEC (PAS) - Publicly Available Specification
  • DIN VDE - Specifications of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies
  • VDI standards - Standards of the Association of German Engineers

For norm researches, all users can access the following databases:

Norms may only used in compliance with the regulations of the German Institute for Standardization. All interested parties are permitted to access norms and regulations in the Standards Infopoint. The reproduction of VDE standards is generally prohibited for licensing reasons.

Also in our stock:

  • AD 2000 code
  • SEP steel-iron test sheets SEW steel-iron material sheets
  • SEW steel-iron material sheets
  • TRD Technical Rules for Steam Boilers
  • TRG Technical Rules for Compressed Gases
  • Technical Rules of numerous federal ministries
  • Practical Handbook Steel Standards
  • DIN paperbacks
  • TGL collection    (You may copy these documents or order them via eMail)

In addition to the inspection and provision of the above-mentioned norms, we also offer the following services, among others

  • Up-to-date research
  • Norm researches in the database Nautos
  • Introduction to the database Nautos
  • Procurement of norms not in stock


Explanatory Notes

Norms and standards:
Standards and norms serve the purpose of rationalisation, safety, environmental protection and understanding in business, technology, science, administration and the public. Standards are not legal regulations, they are merely rules of technology and create clarity between suppliers and customers, facilitate design, production and maintenance. (back)

The database Nautos provides information on the most important national and international standards (DIN, EN, ISO, IEC, ITU) and technical regulations in Europe. Nautos also serves as a portal to retrieve full texts of licensed norms, standards and technical rules (e.g. VDI standards).

Nautos offers you information in German, English or French on the following questions: Which norms and draft norms are available? When were they issued or withdrawn? Which technical rules, legal and administrative regulations with technical reference must be observed in Germany and France? Which EU directives are relevant? (back)

DIN catalogue:
Anyone looking for specific information in the field of technical regulations will be quickly and comprehensively informed by the DIN catalogue. It provides information on: all current DIN Standards as well as publications of other private rule makers in Germany, all legal and administrative regulations (laws, ordinances, etc.) with technical reference, internationally valid sets of rules (ISO, IEC, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI) (back)

Collection technical law:
Which technical regulation is applicable to a given situation at a given time? Which technical legal regulations in connection with standards must and should be observed when launching a new product on the market? The collection of technical law comprises - unique in Germany - all legal regulations with technical reference. (back)

The German Social Accident Insurance is responsible for the development and maintenance of accident prevention regulations (UVV). They serve to prevent accidents at work, occupational diseases and work-related health hazards. Compliance with these binding autonomous legal norms is checked by the supervisory services of the accident insurance institutions and supports employers and employees in fulfilling their obligations in the area of safety and health. (back)

TGL collection:
In the GDR, the TGL's (Technical Standards, Quality Regulations and Delivery Conditions) were the equivalent of the DIN standards. With the so-called "GDR standards" all procedures, products and technologies were regulated. The Office for Standardization, Metrology and Product Testing of the GDR (ASMW) in Berlin-Köpenick was responsible for this. After the fall of the wall, it was incorporated into the German Institute for Standardization e.V. (DIN). The TGL regulations are still important today for repair measures or replacement investments. As copying the TGL documents is not subject to any special licence conditions, these documents are available to any interested party for inspection and, if necessary, for copying. (back)           

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