SSG is working with Swedish industry to devise new standards, coming up with common solutions to common needs
SSG has an extensive network of clients, suppliers, contractors, academics and authorities to assist it in its work. This network raises awareness at SSG on what industrial plants need. They may need support with project design, interpretation of rules, implementation requirements or safety requirements, for example. Anyone identifying a need is welcome to submit a standardisation request to the SSG committees. If this request turns out to relate to something that several parties need, SSG will start the standardisation process.
The SSG committees are made up of representatives of various industrial companies. Participating in the committees gives them the opportunity to exchange expertise and experience, identify common needs and devise common solutions. The nine committees are:
The former Instrument Engineering Committee is now developed into a network for industrial IT and automation.
The committees operate as clients and quality assurance agents in the standardisation process. They make decisions on requests that have been received and decide whether new standards are to be developed and whether existing standards are to be revised or withdrawn. Pilot studies and decision data are produced by SSG process managers, who also establish and run the assignments. The committees and SSG process managers play their part in identifying resources for the work to be done. Committee members are involved in standardisation work for a number of assignments.
Resources for the project are managed by various groupings, depending on the size and complexity of the project.
A need is identified – the SSG process manager examines what the actual need is and what type of approach would be appropriate in order to meet that need. The committee decides on how to progress with the work.
5. Launch – when the committee has accepted a publication, other language versions are produced and the standard is made available on the SSG website. Information on new or updated standards is published in other SSG channels, such as the newsletters News about Standards and SSG News (SSG News is only available in Swedish).
SSG’s process managers are constantly looking for ideas for new standards or improvements to the existing range. Visit the SSG website, locate the committee that you think would be the appropriate recipient of your suggestion, and the contact details of the responsible process managers can be found there. Also take the opportunity to register if you would be interested in being part of a workgroup or would like to apply for a place on a committee.