Quality & Technical Standards
Egyptian organization for standardization and quality control Welcomes visitors to its site which contain activities and services provided by it to participate in Egyptian industrial development by providing Data and different standardization and quality control studies for investors , industrials and decision makers.
Standardization's official application in Egypt started in 1957, when establishing the Egyptian Organization for Standardization was announced according to the presidential decree number 29/1957.
In 1997 the organization's name was modified to (Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality Control). According to the presidential decree number 392/1979 it was entrusted to test products & materials, and industrial calibrations.
The organization is a governmental body that follows the Ministry Of Industry and Technological Development. The government finances it. About 600 employees; 160 technical experts, 250 executives, and 190 technical and vocational workers work at the organization.
The number of specifications issued by the organization in 2001 amounts to (4000) specifications as well as (500) specifications projects in preparation. The organization revises regularly all issued specifications according to the International Standards.
Egyptian specifications cover many fields such as Food Industry, Building Materials, Thermal Equipment, Engineering and Electrical Industries, Mining, Chemical Industries, Textile Industries , environmental activities, quality, packing, wrapping, and documentation.
Most of these specifications are optional except for those related to general health, public security, and consumer protection; a ministerial decision issued by the Ministry of Industry to oblige the compliance to these specifications. Obligatory specifications constitute around 15 % of the total number of Egyptian specifications.
Egyptian Quality Mark/Stamp
The organization's laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment and devices. Highly qualified specialists work at the laboratories. The organization's test laboratories singularly run the tests required for Quality Marks/Stamps, Conformity Certificates, Illustrated Data System, as well as equipment accuracy test revision activity that is implemented through correlation tests with other laboratories.
Through the industrial calibration activity, the organization's calibration laboratories regulate the measuring equipment used in laboratories and factories, and revise them according to accredited rules and references of high precision. Such procedures are done on a regular basis to insure accuracy of the equipment and precision of measurements. The organization calibrates its equipment on a regular basis at the National Calibration and Measurement Institute designated to perform reference calibrations level (A).
The organization joined the International Standardization Organization the very same year it was established, i.e. 1957, and is a working member on the Policy Committee and the Conformity Designing Committee. It participates with study and opinion on the DEVCO (developing countries committee), the COPOLCO (consumer policy committee), and the REMCO (revision material committee) on almost 206 international committee. Egyptian delegates participate in Quality Control, Environment, and Information Technology committees.
The organization is a member in many other international and regional organizations and committees
The organization signed 18 cooperation agreements in the field of standardization with most Arabic countries, China, France, and Uganda.
The organization organizes and prepares conferences, seminars, and workshops in the field of Standardization and it's different activities on the national, regional, and international levels.
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Is considered the only library in Egypt specialized in the field of Standard Specifications and its related publications.
The library has more than (160,000) standard specification in the form of complete groups, among these are (4000) Egyptian standard specification, and standard specifications groups of more than 30 countries and regional and international organizations such as ISO, IEC, CODEX, and AIDMO as well as foreign standardization organizations. The library has also a large collection of catalogues, specification guides, bulletins, and magazines in the field of Standardization and its related activities alongside some references, books, and specialized dictionaries.
Egyptian Specifications Information Center
Provides information concerning standard specifications, quality activities, and other standardization activities through databases dedicated to specifications, quality marks, ministerial decrees, and accredited bodies holding quality control and environment certificates. Quality Marks/Stamps, ministerial decisions, and bodies holding Quality Control & Environment Certificates special databases.
The information center is connected to many other information centers such as the International Standardization Organization's network ISONET, AFRONE, ARSODISNET, and Ministry of Industry's Network. The center is connected to the Internet as well.
The center pursues through study and opinion works of the JTCI, and on the Arabic level it participates by attending the Computer Arabic language standardization committee.
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