- DVGW Set of Rules
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As a generally recognised rule-setter in public gas supply, the DVGW has formulated the technical requirements for access to gas networks.
The safety of gas installations requires special attention. The DVGW rules and regulations ensure that the generally recognised rules of technology are applied in practice and that a high level of safety is ensured.
The pipelines of the gas network must be maintained at regular intervals and, if necessary, rehabilitated. You will find DVGW codes of practice and standards on all these topics in this section.
DIN CEN/TR 17797 09/2022 - pdf-file -192,50 €*
This document DIN CEN TR 17797 is written in preparation of future standardization and provides guidance on how injection of H2 into the gas infrastructure can impact processes from the input of gas into the on-shore transmission network up to the inlet connection of gas appliances.
Forschungsbericht G 201912 07/2022 -PDF-Datei-246,10 €*
In recent years, the relevant DVGW Codes of Practice and associated information sheets for carrying out and evaluating the above-ground inspection of natural gas pipelines have been revised. In addition, measurement technology and data processing (digitisation) have developed constantly. For the above-ground inspection of buried pipelines in the distribution network through inspections and drives, new measurement methods are increasingly being used. In the EvaNeMeL research project, these new measurement methods were evaluated both theoretically and through experimental investigations. Five vehicle-mounted measurement systems and three hand-held remote gas detection methods were investigated. The results demonstrate the performance of the novel methods against a benchmark and also to serve as a basis for a subsequent supplement to the DVGW rules and regulations for above-ground inspection. The benchmark was an experienced “Gasspuerer” (gas safety personnel) who carried out a walk-through with a probe-based PortaFID M3K in parallel to the experimental investigations. This established walk-through of buried pipelines results in a high level of safety for the public gas supply.
Forschungsbericht G 202006 01/2023 -pdf-file-246,10 €*
For hydrogen transmission within the German gas grid, it is imperative to obtain a clearly defined assessment of steel components for hydrogen suitability and relevant implementation in the DVGW Codes of Practice. Within this context, DVGW Code of Practice G 409 (for the conversion of pipelines to hydrogen transmission) and DVGW Code of Practice G 463 (for the construction of new pipelines), for example, have been specifically aligned to hydrogen as a transmission medium. Both these codes of practice may require a fracture-mechanical assessment of pipelines and pipeline components, with fracture-mechanical parameters beingrequired as input variables. So far, it was only in ASME B 31.12  that these parameters were specified in an international code of practice. They specifically involve minimum fracture toughness (KIc) and the description of crack toughness (da/dN) with hydrogen as a medium. However, the parameters specified in ASME B 31.12 were based on investigations on US materials which are verysimilar, but not identical, to the materials used in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Furthermore, the conversion of existing older natural gas pipelines (comprising older materials) is of very considerable interest particularly for the scope of application of the DVGW Code of Practice, although a direct transferability of the US investigations was considered to be problematic. Hence, within the context of the DVGW’s extensive SyWeSt H2 research project, fracturemechanical investigations were performed specifically for the pipeline steel grades used in Germany (and, in some cases, elsewhere in Europe) with hydrogen as a medium. The objective of this project was to compare the established fracture-mechanical parameters with the results on which ASME B 31.12 is based for the purpose of validating their application to steel grades used in Germany and, where applicable, drawing up a modified correlation for crack growth.
G 1000 Technical Rule - Standard 09/2020 -PDF-File-59,59 €*
This standard G 1000 contains requirements for the qualification of personnel and the organization of companies for the operation of installations for the pipeline-bound supply of the general public with gas (gas supply installations). Its purpose is the creation of a foundation for a safe gas supply as envisioned by the Energy Industry Act.
G 103 Technical Guideline - Guideline 05/201638,35 €*
This DVGW Guideline G 103 defines the steps required to gain expertise in accordance with DVGW Standard G 466‑1. It serves as a basis both for training courses as well as for testing and updating the knowledge of qualified persons.
G 2000 Technical Rule - Standard 05/2017 -PDF file-76,15 €*
This DVGW Standard G 2000 integrates into the existing structure of laws, ordinances and technical rules on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of gas supply networks. It follows the principle of subsidiarity and represents - together with the DVGW Set of Rules and other relevant technical regulations - the minimum technical requirements for the interoperability of and connection to systems of the gas supply network in an objective and unbiased way.The requirements of DVGW Standard G 262 and DVGW Guideline G 292 shall be observed in respect of the injection of renewable gases into public gas supply networks.The overall recognised technical rules continue to apply in full to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of gas supply networks and systems.
G 213 Technical Rule - Standard 10/201359,59 €*
This Standard shall also apply, mutatis mutandis, to gas mixing plants that supply process gas to trade and industry and to industrial gas mixing plants for in‑house mixed‑gas supply.Gas mixing plants are frequently integrated into gas measurement and pressure reduction stations, which latter shall meet the specifications of DVGW Standards G 491 and G 492. In other words, most of the requirements specified in these Standards will also apply to gas mixing plants. All other requirements that go beyond the scope of G 491 and G 492 are described in this Technical Rule at hand, which first and foremost complements DVGW Standard G 491.
G 260 Technical Rule 09/2021106,33 €*
This Technical Rule G 260 specifies the requirements for the quality of fuel gases used in the supply of the general public with gas and sets the parameters for gas delivery, gas transportation, gas distribution, gas storage, operation of gas plants/systems and gas appliances for commercial and industrial gas applications as well as for development, standardization, and testing. Gases transported in separate pipelines which are not used in the supply of the general public, or are used as energy carrier or resource, and/or are used in special gas appliances are not subject to the scope of this Technical Rule.
G 265-1 Code of Practice 03/2014106,33 €*
This Code of Practice G 265‑1 serves as a basis for designing, manu‑facturing, constructing, testing and commissioning plants for upgrading biogas to natural gas quality, plants for injecting these gases into gas transmission and distribution systems, and plants for the refeeding of gas into the upstream gas supply network. This DVGW Code of Practice provides a summary overview of the minimum requirements on the technical safety of plants and components required for the utilisation of biogas, from upgrading plants through to compressor stations; pressure control, href= https://shop.wvgw.de/509052 >here. the injection into the gas supply network as added or substitute gas. At the same time, one focus was on the indispensable coordination between the ? generally different ? plant operators.
G 280 Technical Rule 12/2018106,33 €*
This Technical Rule G 280 applies to all gases covered in DVGW Codes of Practice G 260 and G 262 respectively Standards DIN EN 16723-1 and -2 as well as DIN EN 16726 and all gases used for the supply via pipeline system of the general public and other consumers with a comparable level of safety. When using sulfur-containing odorants, the fact shall be taken into account that the entailed increase of the sulfur content in the gas is undesirable for some applications, such as its use as basic material in the chemical industry. Industrial companies using natural gas exclusively on company premises can forego odorization if the operator utilizes other measures to maintain the industrial gas plant or system’s safety. When switching from one odorant to another, special attention shall be paid to Section 9. The calibration of measuring devices for odorant control requires test gases which are detailed in Section 10.
G 402 Code of Practice 07/201176,15 €*
This Code of Practice G 402 has been elaborated by the ?G 401? project group within the Technical Committee on ?Gas distribution?. It shall serve as a basis for the collection and evaluation of data to devise mainte‑nance strategies for gas distribution systems. Maintenance comprises inspection as well as service and repair activities. The respective DVGW Codes of Practice define the fundamental principles applying to inspection and service activities. This Code of Practice G 402 focuses on the collection and evaluation of data that form the main basis for repair planning. The requirement for gas distribution systems to be permanently kept in a condition guaranteeing their technical safety and reliability necessitates timely and ongoing maintenance and service activities. These activities shall be planned in advance. Maintenance strategies shall be integrated into corporate processes, the collection of major grid data being a prerequisite for introducing such strategies. Beyond this, condition‑based maintenance requires ascertaining and evaluating grid conditions by means of adequate systems. This Code of Practice describes the fundamental procedure for ascertaining, collecting and evaluating maintenance‑relevant data and offers examples illustrating how to prepare and evaluate them. This Code of Practice does not specify a standard data collection procedure for creating a planning concept in conformance with href= https://shop.wvgw.de/508331 >here.
G 407 Technical Information - Guideline 08/2022 -PDF file-59,59 €*
This guideline G 407 shall apply to the conversion of pipelines made from steel to hydrogen-containing, methane-rich gases (2nd gas family) or hydrogen (5th gas family) in accordance with DVGW Code of Practice G 260 up to an operating pressure of 16th and ends with the main shut-off valve, the custody transfer point to DVGW G 600 (A), respectively to G 614.1 (A) (including the additions detailed in DVGW Guideline G 655). This guideline can also be applied to the conversion of steel gas pipeline operated with gases that do not conform to the specifications of DVGW Code of Practice G 260 when taking into account the gases’ specific characteristics and, if applicable, other existing regulations. The respective guidelines on pipeline conversion shall be consulted for networks using different pipeline materials (e.g., plastic and steel).
G 408 Technical Information - Guideline 08/2022 -PDF file-38,35 €*
This guideline G 408 shall apply to the conversion of pipelines made from plastic to hydrogen-containing, methane-rich gases (2nd gas family) or hydrogen (5th gas family) in accordance with DVGW Code of Practice G 260 up to an operating pressure of 16 bar and ends with the main shut-off valve, the thematic threshold to DVGW Guideline G 655. This guideline G 408 can also be applied to the conversion of plastic gas pipeline operated with gases that do not conform to the specifications of DVGW Code of Practice G 260 if the gases’ specific characteristics and, if applicable, other existing regulations are taken into account. The respective guidelines on pipeline conversion shall be consulted for networks using different pipeline materials (e.g., plastic and steel).
G 410 Code of Practice 05/201776,15 €*
This code of practice represents the conceptual restructuring of the DVGW damage and incident statistics data registration procedure. Code of Practice G 410 details the criteria for data registration which form the basis of the new DVGW database. The new database contains all relevant information and features a user interface suitable for data entry and data provision. The reporting procedures are supervised and ensured by the DVGW and apply to both pipelines with a maximum allowable operating pressure of above 16 bar and analogously to gas‑related facilities, according to the recommendations of the International Gas Union.
G 414 Technical Rule - Standard 12/2008 -PDF-file-59,59 €*
The DVGW set of rules G 414 for the installation (planning, building and commissioning) of gas pipework focuses on buried gas pipework; it contains only few instructions to be observed when installing above-ground gas pipework.