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For our managing director, Hans-Reinhold Körber, corporate responsibility includes not only a representative view of the interests of the entire sector, but also a broad involvement in production safety. As chairman of the working group concerned with butt-welding pipe fittings (NA 082-00-11) in the NARD (the DIN standards committee for pipework and boiler plants NA 082), he actively contributes to the international development of relevant standards. He is now calling attention to the planned review of significant standards for butt-welding fittings, with especial emphasis on providing the opportunity for examination and reaction.

“Standards offer reliable orientation and are therefore extremely important for our sector, where safety is a fundamental requirement,” says Hans-Reinhold Körber, a graduated engineer. As a proven expert, he is directly involved in the development of the new draft standards. This refers specifically to the review of the familiar DIN standards 10253-2 and -4 for butt-welding fittings, part 2: Unalloyed and alloyed ferritic steels with special requirements, and part 4: Austenitic and austenitic-ferritic (duplex)-steels with special requirements.


Objections possible until 13th December 2017!

Users in terms of pipework and boiler plants have until 13th December to respond and suggest optimisations.
In his capacity as chairman, Hans-Reinhold Körber explains in the specialist press: “We are developing these standards for practical usage, to be relevant and viable throughout Europe. We would therefore like to maximise participation and acceptance.” His message to all concerned: “Read the draft standards critically, give us your feedback and help us achieve an optimal, up-to-date DIN EN standard concerning fittings for butt-welding fittings. This will allow us to create a transparent basis for reliable and PED-compliant components with a high level of safety, so that a broad product selection can be efficiently delivered to the market.”


It’s high time for optimisation

From his own business, Hans-Reinhold Körber knows that it is high time for optimisation. The relevant sector and industry standards form the basis for dependable quality management at KÖRBER and consequently for the safety of his employees as well as customers and users. He points out that, with much detailed and capable work, “our committee has developed a solid draft, and now we hope for a broad public examination and response which assures that all relevant aspects, especially from the user’s point of view, have been taken into consideration.”

You can view the draft free-of-charge and submit your comments on the DIN draft standards portal at Objections should preferably be submitted via the portal or by email to using the comments chart. The draft standard can also be obtained from Beuth Verlag, 10772 Berlin,
Questions to the chairman of the committee regarding pipework in NARD can of course also be sent directly to Hans-Reinhold Körber.