Table 2.1. Objectives, Codes and Standards

Table 2.1. Objectives, Codes and Standards

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  Objectives, Codes and Standards
Objectives Provide information needed to safely build, maintain, and operate equipment, systems, and facilities
Help ensure uniformity of safety requirements
Give local inspectors and safety officials the information needed to approve systems and installations
Codes Guide the design of the built environment
Are adopted by local jurisdictions
Are used to refer to or invoke standards for equipment used within a built environment
Standards Are adopted by local jurisdictions
Are used to refer to or invoke standards for equipment used within a built environment
Define rules, guidelines, conditions, or characteristics for products or related processes
Apply generally to equipment or components
Can have regulatory-like status when cited in codes or other regulations

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, http://hydrogen.pnl.gov/FirstResponders/Flash/Controller.faces