Technical Regulation for Building Materials (Part 5)

Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 5: Pipes used in Water, Electricity and Gas Networks

The Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 5: Pipes used in Water, Electricity and Gas Networks, set by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), ensures the safety and quality of pipes in the Saudi market. This regulation focuses on material quality, labelling, and environmental considerations. 

Products Covered 

This regulation covers various types of pipes used in water, electricity and gas networks, including: 

  • Solid tubes of ethylene polymers/ propylene polymers  

  • Solid PVC pipes and Solid pipes from other plastic material  

  • Welded pipes  

  • Tubes with a square or rectangular cross-section 

  • Pipe fittings of non-malleable cast iron: elbow, sleeves, flanges  

  • Various other molded or non-cast pipe fittings, welding or non-welded fittings, elbows, curved parts and threaded sleeves  

  • Pipes or pipe fittings that are made of copper alloys 

Certification Requirements 

The requirements depend on the exact details of the product, but in general, the following is required: 

  • Test Report: Compliance with SASO standards for pipes, including harmful substances and durability testing. 

  • Product Photos: Clear photo of the product and its marking labels. 

  • Data Sheets: Detailed specifications, including materials and care instructions. 

Product Classification 

Type 3 Assessment: Applies to all pipes used in water, electricity and gas networks, requiring standard documentation for certification. An audit of the manufacturing facility is usually required, which XDS Solutions will arrange. 

How can XDS Solutions assist?

With a vast amount of experience with the SABER programme, the team of experts at XDS Solutions can handle everything from Product Registration to Shipment Certificate of Conformity (CoC) – ensuring compliance, avoiding additional workload and offering the simplest SABER solution on the market.

XDS Solutions can offer a fully managed SABER solution. Customers benefit from reduced costs, increased efficiency, and expert advice. XDS Solutions are your go-to supplier offering a certificate of conformity package tailored to your requirements.

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