By Rory Macnamara

Whilst the issue of SANS 721 in particular was a thorn in the side of all parties due to arbitrary decisions being made by the SABS, compounded by poor behaviour of a certain party and ‘interference’ by the parent body of the SABS, SANS 721 should provide the ideal case study on how not to go about drawing up a standard.

SANS 721 — correct at last

By Warren Robertson

SANS 721 has been a headache for years. The first version of the standard, dictating the necessary quality for polypropylene pipes and pipe fittings for soil, waste, and vent applications for above-ground non-pressure use, proved to be woefully inefficient.

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