AS 1528 NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
ASSDA is pleased to share that the AS 1528 integrated suite of standards has now been released for public comment:
AS 1528.1: Stainless steel tubes and tube fittings for food processing and hygienic applications
AS 1528.2: Stainless steel tubes and tube fittings for food processing and hygienic applications – Screwed tube couplings
AS 1528.3: Stainless steel tubes and tube fittings for food processing and hygienic applications – Butt weld tube fittings
AS 1528.4: Stainless steel tubes and tube fittings for food processing and hygienic applications – Clamp tube fittings
The aim of AS 1528 is to standardise hygienic tube for use in dairy, food and beverage manufacturing, and has been successful in maintaining the required food safety standards in Australia and New Zealand. It is currently the only dimensionally integrated set of stainless steel tube and fitting standards in the world.
It was first issued in 2001 and developed by an ASSDA group of stakeholders in the manufacture, supply, fabrication and use of stainless steel tube and associated fittings in the food manufacturing industries.
Changing industry practice, some existing errors, internal inconsistencies and expansion of sizes required a revision of the standard. A team that was again supported by ASSDA and industry members was led by Peter Moore (Atlas Steels), and the revision took place over an eight-month period.
In December 2017, the committee submitted the proposed revision to Standards Australia for conversion to the published format. The large number of diagrams submitted meant this was a lengthy task for Standards Australia with much of the interaction falling on Technical Consultant Kim Burton. ASSDA is most appreciative of the work by all the members of the revision team.
All four parts of AS 1528 are open for public comment, with the comment period closing 4 January 2019 (extended from 26 December 2018).
To access the draft standards and submit comments, please click on the following link (you will find the links to the AS 1528 draft standards at the bottom of the table):
It will request you to log in to the 'Standards Hub' by either using your existing public or committee login. If you do not have one, it is simple to register and create a public user account. You do NOT have to separately get the draft(s) from SAI Global. Instructions on how to comment are provided upon log in.
Please note, comments for each four parts of the AS 1528 standard must be submitted separately.
Thank you for your support of ASSDA, and we encourage all those involved to contribute your feedback and expertise in the review of the AS 1528 suite of standards.