The acceptance by public authorities to allow
the use of VCF-System varies depending on application. VERAX has
spend a great deal of work all from the beginning of the 60's to
make regulatory authorities understand and accept the use of VCF
(click here for
The result of this is that acceptance of VCF can be
divided into three application categories
Applications controlled by official regulations
Applications controlled by application regulations
Applications controlled by company specific regulations
outside the scope of (1)
(2) and (3) are usually manageable since they are
controlled by organizations that have an own interest to evaluate
new technology in order to stay competitive. They also have defined
methods for doing this.
(1) is on the contrary of a much larger problem since
they have no immediate interest of their own to evaluate new technology.
This since evaluation of new technology always involves some costs.
Doing nothing is always the cheapest way.
But new technology may also prove that the framework that the official
regulations rely on are totally wrong, that they are based on invalid
presumptions and old knowledge.
The worst example of this is Sweden where VERAX has
fought for more than 30 years to convince official authorities of
VCF outstanding performance compared to conventional flanges. The
Swedish Board of Workers Safety (Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen) refuses
to even discuss the technology behind VCF. Click here
for more details (in Swedish).