How European Union standards post Brexit will affect the pipeline industry has to be a question being looked at by many businesses. Assurance can be found on the issue of European Union standards post Brexit on the British Standards Institute Website. In their latest statement assurances that changes will be limited if any after the 29th March 2019.
This is because two of the three major European standard providers are private organisations. At present on a European level, four organisations facilitate European Union standards post Brexit; they are the British Standards Institute (BSI), The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN), The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Both CEN and CENELEC are private organisations and independent of European Union bodies; and the BSI state clearly their intention to remain members of these organisations. What they have failed to mention is whether they will remain ETSI members post Brexit. The good news for the pipeline industry is this organisation has no influence on our products, as far as we are aware.