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27 March 2014

Malawi Government Gazette dated 2014-03-27 number 15

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                    3,265: Vol. LU No. 15|                                                    Zomba, 27th March, 2014

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                                 Malawi Bureau of Standards     Notice of Declaration . .                        115. 172

General Notice No. 28
                                MALAWI BUREAU OF STANDARDS ACT, 2012
                                                (Act No. 14 of 2012)
                                             Malawi Bureau of Standards
                                  (Malawi Standards) (Declaration) Notice, 2015
    In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 27(1) of the Malawi Bureau of Standards Act, 2012, the Board of the
Malawi Bureau of Standards declares the Standards in the Schedule to be Malawi Standards—

   Column I                     Column 2                                          Column 3
Malawi Standard           Title of the standard                        Scope (Description) of the. standard
MS 3:2004       Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride,          Covers two duties (normal and heavy) of unplasticized
                (uPVC) sewer and drain pipes and pipe      polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes of nominal sizes 110-630
                fittings-Specification                     mm and one duty of uPCV pipe fittings of nominal sizes 110
                                                           mm and 160 mm. intended for underground non-pressure
                                                           applications in the construction of sewers and drains where
                                                           temperatures continuously in excess of 60 degrees Celsius are
                                                           not encountered.
MS 4:1993         Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Covers unplasticized polyvinyl chloride type 1 pipes and
                  type 1, pressure pipes and fittings (for injection moulded fittings intended for cold water services
                  cold water servicesJ-Specification       under pressure at ambient temperature not below 25degrees
MS 5:1993         Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Covers unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes and
                  pipes and pipe fittings for use above    pipe fittings intended for above-ground non-pressure applica­
                  ground in drainage installations-        tions (such as soil water, waste water and ventilating pipes)
                  Specification                            where continuous temperatures in excess of 60 degrees
                                                           Celsius are not encountered. Five nominal sizes of pipes and
                                                           pipe fittings, ranging from 40 mm to 160 mm. are specified,
                                                           all of which may be designed for either rubber ring type or
                                                           adhesive type jointing.
MS 6:1994         Burnt clay bricks-Specification          Covers bricks made from clay, brick-earth or shale, and hard
                                                           ened by firing.
MS 7:1980         Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Presents the comparative physical, chemical, and mechanical
                  pipes installation-Code practice         properties of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride pipes in
                                                           common use, to provide guidance in their selection for
                                                           applications and to define sound practice in fabrication and
                                                           installation of such pipe work.
MS 9: 2011        Plugs, socket outlets and socket outlet  Covers   three-pin plugs, socket outlets and socket outlet
                  adaptors-Specification                   adaptors for use at nominal statutory supply voltages to earth
                                                           and for currents not exceeding 15 amperes, and intended for
                                                           use in household and similar purposes.
MS 12:1981         Vinegar-Methods of test                  Specifies methods of test for vinegar intended for use as
MS 18:2010        Carbonated soft drinks-Specification      Specifies requirements for carbonated soft drinks. The
                                                            standard does not cover requirements for fruit juices, fruit
                                                            flavoured drinks and comminuted fruit drinks.

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