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THEME: ENERGY FOR ALL IN A CHANGING WORLD
MAIN CATEGORY: PROJECTS
TOPIC: Realising Strtegic /Economc Benefits of Standardisation The development and implementation of concepts, doctrines, procedures and designs to achieve and maintain the required levels of compatibility, interchangeability or commonality in the operational, procedural, material, technical and administrative fields to attain interoperability.

WHY STANDARDISATION??????????
The existence of a published standard does not necessarily imply that it is useful or correct. By using standardization, groups can easily communicate through the set guidelines, in order to maintain focus. The method is made to facilitate processes and tasks.

WHAT IS STANDARDISATION??????????
There are at least four levels of standardization: compatibility, interchangeability, commonality and reference

CRITERIA FOR STANDARDISATION
1Improvement in universal technical communication and mutual understanding 2Facilitation of international exchange of goods and services; 3Removal of technical barriers to trade
4Transfer of technology

BENEFITS OF STANDARDISATION
Uniform terminology is created
Sizes and dimensions are co-ordinated and adapted
Variety is reduced
Function requirements and characteristics are specified
Unambiguous testing methods are established

UNIVERSE OF STANDARDISATION

STANDARDISATION IN OIL AND GAS PROJECTS
Engineering Standards
Procurement Standards
Standard Products
Construction Standards
OIL and GAS product Standards
STRATEGIC BENEFITS OF STANDARDISATION IN PROJECTS
Potential Competitive Advantage through Standards
Having influence in the content of a standard is an important factor in gaining competitive advantage.” Companies are motivated to participate in standardization because they gain an edge over non-participating companies in terms of insider knowledge. Early access to information is valuable. Companies can forward their interests in...
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