Corrosion control engineering life cycle - new ISO field of technical activity

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal for a new field of technical activity on Corrosion control engineering life cycle. ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, and SAC, the Standardization Administration of China, have proposed this activity. 

The scope of the proposal is the following: 

The standardisation of the corrosion control engineering life cycle, including the terms and definitions, general requirements, and evaluation of the corrosion control engineering life cycle. The engineering life cycle is defined as a system view of the structure to be protected from corrosion that includes the initial design and development based on material selection and protective measures through the construction, inspection, assessment, maintenance, and decommissioning at the end of life of the structure. 

The following are intended to be excluded from the scope of this committee: 

Excluded are work in the field of corrosion of metals and alloys including corrosion test methods and corrosion prevention methods and standardisation in the field of paints, varnishes, and related products, including raw materials. Specific industry or market segments due to their special requirements are also excluded from the scope. 

Standards New Zealand is consulting with stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response. 

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To submit comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email


Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by 25 January 2016.


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