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PRODUCTS PERFORMANCES

Saint-Gobain PAM pipe systems comply with European standard EN 877, applicable to a system (cast iron pipes and fittings, couplings and accessories for building drainage). This standard, specifying the technical requirements for cast iron products, is the most stringent in the market.


In particular, it lays down requirements regarding :

  • - Reaction to fire (product range),
  • - Resistance to internal pressure,
  • - Dimensional tolerances,
  • - Tensile strength, crushing strength,
  • - Joints and their leak tightness,
  • - Inner lining and external coatings and their suitability.

It also defines test methods and the quality management system. Except for reaction to fire properties, EN 877 is a self-declared standard; the manufacturer is allowed to self-declare that their product complies with this standard.

Only compliance with EN 877, which is validated by a third party for all criteria and periodically tested, can guarantee the performance of the systems you specify.

PRODUCTS PERFORMANCES

Saint-Gobain PAM pipe systems comply with European standard EN 877, applicable to a system (cast iron pipes and fittings, couplings and accessories for building drainage). This standard, specifying the technical requirements for cast iron products, is the most stringent in the market.


In particular, it lays down requirements regarding :

  • - Reaction to fire (product range),
  • - Resistance to internal pressure,
  • - Dimensional tolerances,
  • - Tensile strength, crushing strength,
  • - Joints and their leak tightness,
  • - Inner lining and external coatings and their suitability.

It also defines test methods and the quality management system. Except for reaction to fire properties, EN 877 is a self-declared standard; the manufacturer is allowed to self-declare that their product complies with this standard.

Only compliance with EN 877, which is validated by a third party for all criteria and periodically tested, can guarantee the performance of the systems you specify.

Standards

 

CE MARKING : WHY IS IT REQUIRED ?

The European Construction Products Regulation made CE
marking mandatory on products for which the manufacturer
has drawn up a declaration of performance.

The CE marking indicates that manufacturers take responsibility
for the construction product’s conformity with the declared performance as well as compliance with all applicable requirements
laid down in the European Construction Products Regulation.

  • >To allow for free circulation of industrial products within the European Union and the European Economic Area
     
  • > To guarantee that these products are not dangerous to European consumers and users
     
  • > To have the same safety criteria shared throughout Europe.

CE MARKING : WHY IS IT REQUIRED ?

The European Construction Products Regulation made CE
marking mandatory on products for which the manufacturer
has drawn up a declaration of performance.

The CE marking indicates that manufacturers take responsibility
for the construction product’s conformity with the declared performance as well as compliance with all applicable requirements
laid down in the European Construction Products Regulation.

  • >To allow for free circulation of industrial products within the European Union and the European Economic Area
     
  • > To guarantee that these products are not dangerous to European consumers and users
     
  • > To have the same safety criteria shared throughout Europe.

We now have the UKCA mark, which is the UK equivalent of the CE mark. 

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We now have the UKCA mark, which is the UK equivalent of the CE mark. 

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Fire safety was selected as the only essential requirement for the CE marking on wastewater products, which must be supported by laboratory tests conducted at recognized independent facilities. This led to a “Reaction to fire” classification in the Euroclass system.

Our cast iron drainage systems are manufactured to harmonised European standard EN 877 and have therefore required CE marking by law since July 2013. Although it is not a quality standard, the CE mark is a self-declaration of product performance with the exception of reaction to fire, which requires mandatory certification by independent tests at a recognised fire testing centre.

CE marking is not a quality mark or label
It is something very different

The CE mark is NOT a quality mark but a self-declaration of product performance (DoP) in reference to its product standard (with the exception of reaction to fire which requires independent testing at a recognised fire testing center).

The CE marking on a product certifies that it complies with the harmonised part of the reference standards and is a minimum prerequisite for placing the product on the market.

CE marking is not a quality mark or label
It is something very different

The CE mark is NOT a quality mark but a self-declaration of product performance (DoP) in reference to its product standard (with the exception of reaction to fire which requires independent testing at a recognised fire testing center).

The CE marking on a product certifies that it complies with the harmonised part of the reference standards and is a minimum prerequisite for placing the product on the market.

To comply with the CE mark, Saint-Gobain PAM cast iron drainage systems bear a quality mark to demonstrate the product’s standard:

  • > Our system complies with all of the standard’s clauses.
  • > We are periodically audited by a third party.
  • > This gives you the ultimate quality guarantee.


Choosing a complete and consistent range of cast iron products, whose assembly has been performance tested against regulatory requirements, provides you with peace of mind that few other materials can guarantee..

PRODUCT MARKINGS

Pipes

                   pipe markings

Fittings

                                                                                fittings markings

 The identification marking for Saint-Gobain PAM fittings is a label.
 Marking also identifies the manufacturing site.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The plants which manufacture our products are certified for their compliance with the ISO 9001 standard which specifies requirements for a quality management system.
The scope of this standard covers product design and development and the quality control of procurement, training, and administrative follow-up.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The plants which manufacture our products are certified for their compliance with the ISO 9001 standard which specifies requirements for a quality management system.
The scope of this standard covers product design and development and the quality control of procurement, training, and administrative follow-up.