Inner coatings and linings for pipes in storage, filling and handling facilities for substances hazardous to water

Pipes for the conveyance of liquids hazardous to water are executed with special inner coatings or linings to make them liquid-tight.

Regulatory framework

Inner coatings and linings for pipes in storage, filling and handling facilities for substances hazardous to water fall under the Ordinance on the determination of the suitability of construction products and construction techniques under water law by means of verifications in accordance with the Building Codes of the federal states (WasBauPVO) and under the Ordinance on facilities for handling substances hazardous to water (AwSV).

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) and/or general construction technique permits (aBG) for these products and construction techniques, confirming that both the construction and the water law requirements have been met. The products and construction techniques are thus deemed to be suitable in accordance with Section 63 of the Water Resources Act (WHG).

Please also note the applicable provisions of the federal states following MVV TB, B 4.1 'Technical requirements for stationary systems and system parts used in storage, filling and handling facilities for substances hazardous to water'.

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

Dr Ullrich Kluge
Head of Section – Waters Protection, Sealings against Substances Hazardous to Water

Phone +49 30 78730-359
Email ukl(at)dibt(.)de

Legal reference documents

Testing, certification, inspection