The area of gas supply covers all issues related to gas supply systems (including associated plants) from the input of gas to the transport system (gas transmission, distribution systems and storage) up to the inlet connection of gas appliances. Gas refers to combustible gas, which is gaseous at 15°C and 1013 mbar, which means mainly natural gas, liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) and manufactured gases.

Standardization in this field plays an important role in the present context of liberalization and globalization of markets where both gas supplier and manufacturer companies are currently facing a new economical reality, characterized by increasing competition and the need for cost effectiveness under which efficiency, quality and cost reduction are key elements.

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Technical bodies and activities

Technical Commitees, which work is related to gas:
  • CEN/TC 234 - Gas infrastructure
  • CEN/TC 235 - Gas pressure regulators and associated safety devices for use in gas transmission and distribution
  • CEN/TC 236 - Non industrial manually operated shut-off valves for gas and particular combinations valves-other products
  • CEN/TC 237 - Gas meters
  • CEN/TC 282 - Installation and equipment for LNG
  • CEN/TC 326 - Gas supply for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)
  • CEN/SS N21 - Gaseous fuels and combustible gas

Sector Forum

A Sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying the standardization needs in a specific field of CEN work.
Sector Forum Gas Infrastructure
A Sector Nucleus Group coordinates this sector with the sector gas appliances and ensures the exchange of information.
The mission of this Sector Forum is to:
  • Co-ordinate the CEN technical committees which deal with the standardization activities in this sector;
  • Identify and meet the sector needs;
  • Provide solutions for the problems arising due to the drafting of European Standards within the relevant technical committees;
  • Interface with the European Commission and EFTA partners and other stakeholders on policy issues;
  • Channell appropriately and as needed, information on the sector developments and requirements;
  • Ensure that useful information and advice is passed on to the CEN Technical Board and other relevant committees.

European legislation and mandates

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