Good News: AS 1528 Revision Will Go Ahead
ASSDA is pleased to share that the long hoped-for revision of AS 1528 will go ahead.
AS 1528 (in four parts) is the Australian Standard for tube and fittings used in food manufacturing plants, last revised in 2001. A committee of ASSDA members made a detailed PP1522 submission to Standards Australia. This submission has now been accepted, with Standards Australia funding their administrative costs for the revision and publication of the suite of standards.
The commitee canvassed support from both ASSDA members and other companies with an interest, across manufacturers of tube and fittings, distributors, specifiers, asset owners and regulatory bodies. Many of these organisations gave written support to the revision, which was crucial for Standards Australia's acceptance. Thank you to all those who got involved.
In particular, ASSDA would like to thank Peter Moore of Atlas Steels, ASSDA's Technical Specialist Graham Sussex, Kim Burton of Prochem Pipeline Products and Russell Thorburn of Steel and Tube in New Zealand for their hard work and contribution in the submission of the proposed revision of AS 1528 and its approval by Standards Australia.
The main thrusts of the revision are envisaged to be:
- Bringing the technical coverage up to current practice, certainly including a rationalisation of the wall thickness tolerance for tube
- Correcting the errors and omissions in the 2001 editions
- Having these Australian standards adopted as joint Australian/New Zealand standards.
A very keen and active New Zealand committee under the auspices of the New Zealand Stainless Steel Development Association (NZSSDA) is already working towards the adoption of the revised standard by Standards New Zealand.