Becetel takes part as a recognized technical expert in several international normalization committees (CEN and ISO, listed below) and technical committees of Belgian certification bodies (BCCA/BENOR and COPRO).
Becetel participates in the activities of the following European (CEN) and international (ISO) standardization committees:
- CEN/TC 155 Plastics piping systems and ducting systems
- ISO/TC 138 Plastics pipes, fittings and valves for the transport of fluids
- CEN/TC 249 Plastics
- ISO/TC 61 Plastics
- CEN/TC 218 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies
- ISO/TC 45/SC 1 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies
- CEN/TC 208 Elastomeric seals for joints in pipework and pipelines
- ISO/TC 45/SC 4/WG 2 Rubber and rubber products
- ISO/TC 45 Rubber products other than hoses
The secretary's office of CEN/TC 249 (Plastics) is held by NBN and run by Mr Hubert Janssens, with whom we work closely together.
The transposed CEN/ISO standards (NBN EN …..) and pure Belgian standards (NBN T41-…, NBN T42-…) are the basis for the BENOR certification of products.
Sector operators are highly competent within their sector and provide administrative and technical follow-up of one or more standards committees. They are the link between the experts on the one hand and the national standardization organization (NBN) on the other hand. In addition they ensure that all stakeholders can participate in the standardization process. Relying on a network of experts, they spread all useful information on standardization activities in their domain. They are close to the business world and key partners for the NBN.
Becetel is a recognized sectorial operator by NBN in the domain of plastics and rubbers, since 20 march 2007.
Therefore Becetel is active in the above mentioned European (CEN) and international (ISO) normalisation committees and manages the following Belgian commissions:
- E155 Plastics piping systems
- E249 Plastics
- E208 Elastomeric seals for joints in pipework and pipelines
- E218 Rubber and plastics hoses and hose assemblies
- I045 Rubber and rubber products
- More info (Dutch)
As a support for the ISO 12176-4 standard, Becetel also manages the traccoding website for the traceability codes of PE compounds and PE component manufacturers. See traccoding.com.