On September 25-29 the ISO/TC 161 was held in Finland where leading stakeholders, authorities and industrial companies gathering to discuss the safety and reliability of burner valves.
The biennial meeting is important for international standardisation as it gathers stakeholders from all over the world to assess and develop the standards, and finally to reach worldwide consensus. The standards need continuous updating to comply with the requirements of the changing environment.
International standards increase the safety, reliability and quality of products. They have been developed with globally established experts and provide a solid basis e.g. for regulations. The standards promote global trade and the safety and quality of products, and also protect the environment and the health of people, while bringing economic benefits.
“Bringing European and North American design experience and worldwide application knowledge together helps us a lot with our task. Continuous updating of standards is crucial, and digitalisation, especially, is changing the ground, as it speeds up both the development of products and its standards,” Harald Petermann, managing director of Figawa, said.
Type approvals and standards for valve solutions in demanding processes are becoming required more and more by local authorities.
“It is vitally important to ensure that safe and reliable control solutions are offered worldwide…It is beneficial to all that we together provide our insights into the best practices in the global valve industry,” Simo Sääskilahti, senior vice president of the Valves business line at Metso said.
Senior vice president of the Valves business line at Metso,Simo Sääskilahti, said, “it is vitally important to ensure that safe and reliable control solutions are offered worldwide, We are proud to host this event working towards that goal.
“It is beneficial to all that we together provide our insights into the best practices in the global valve industry,” says Mr Sääskilahti.