Chapter 15

Codes and Standards for Power Plant Design and Operation

Codes are laws. Any violation of codes may result in legal penalties under the law. Codes are passed by legislatures and/or governmental bodies. They are written by experts and professionals with knowledge and expertise in a particular field. Standards are technical documents, produced by recognized authorities. They are voluntary in nature and not enforceable by law. The objective of a standard is to educate the public regarding the standardization and unification of industrial standards. Codes and standards can be used repeatedly. Practically all developed countries and many developing countries have their own national standards.


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