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Malawi Bureau of Standards Notice of Declaration . . 115. 172

General Notice No. 28
(Act No. 14 of 2012)
Malawi Bureau of Standards
(Malawi Standards) (Declaration) Notice, 2015
In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 27(1) of the Malawi Bureau of Standards Act, 2012, the Board of the
Malawi Bureau of Standards declares the Standards in the Schedule to be Malawi Standards—

Column I Column 2 Column 3
Malawi Standard Title of the standard Scope (Description) of the. standard
MS 3:2004 Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, Covers two duties (normal and heavy) of unplasticized
(uPVC) sewer and drain pipes and pipe polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes of nominal sizes 110-630
fittings-Specification mm and one duty of uPCV pipe fittings of nominal sizes 110
mm and 160 mm. intended for underground non-pressure
applications in the construction of sewers and drains where
temperatures continuously in excess of 60 degrees Celsius are
not encountered.
MS 4:1993 Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Covers unplasticized polyvinyl chloride type 1 pipes and
type 1, pressure pipes and fittings (for injection moulded fittings intended for cold water services
cold water servicesJ-Specification under pressure at ambient temperature not below 25degrees
MS 5:1993 Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Covers unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) pipes and
pipes and pipe fittings for use above pipe fittings intended for above-ground non-pressure applica­
ground in drainage installations- tions (such as soil water, waste water and ventilating pipes)
Specification where continuous temperatures in excess of 60 degrees
Celsius are not encountered. Five nominal sizes of pipes and
pipe fittings, ranging from 40 mm to 160 mm. are specified,
all of which may be designed for either rubber ring type or
adhesive type jointing.
MS 6:1994 Burnt clay bricks-Specification Covers bricks made from clay, brick-earth or shale, and hard
ened by firing.
MS 7:1980 Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) Presents the comparative physical, chemical, and mechanical
pipes installation-Code practice properties of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride pipes in
common use, to provide guidance in their selection for
applications and to define sound practice in fabrication and
installation of such pipe work.
MS 9: 2011 Plugs, socket outlets and socket outlet Covers three-pin plugs, socket outlets and socket outlet
adaptors-Specification adaptors for use at nominal statutory supply voltages to earth
and for currents not exceeding 15 amperes, and intended for
use in household and similar purposes.
MS 12:1981 Vinegar-Methods of test Specifies methods of test for vinegar intended for use as
MS 18:2010 Carbonated soft drinks-Specification Specifies requirements for carbonated soft drinks. The
standard does not cover requirements for fruit juices, fruit
flavoured drinks and comminuted fruit drinks.