TBS Standards Catalogue

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) catalogue contains bibliographic information of over 1500 Tanzania standards (TZS), voluntary and compulsory.

They cover a number of areas such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environment, agriculture and food, packaging, labeling, textile, building and construction, manufacturing, information and communication technologies, energy, quality management, conformity assessment and services, to name a few.

The records contain information on the title, TZS number, number of pages and scope. The standards are classified to the International Classification for Standards (ICS).

TZS No. Year Title / Scope Pages Price (Tshs) File
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TZS 1815: 2016 2016
Determination of ammonia in workplace atmospheres
Describes the collection and analysis of airborne ammonia. The current permissible exposure limit (STEL) for ammonia is 35 ppm (27 mg/m3). The detection limit of ammonia is 2.0 µg NH3 in solution.
ICS: 13.040.30
7 Pg/sTshs. 15,000/= / USD 15
TZS 1330:2010 (1st Ed) ISO 15305:1998 2010
Animal and vegetable fats and oils - determination of lovibondcolour
Specifies a method for the determination of the Lovibondcolour of the lovibondcolour of animal and vegetablefats and oils.
ICS: 67.200.10 | ISO: 15305:1998
8 Pg/s8,000/=
O&M 1 1979
Methodological document for editorial and type - Graphical style
This document gives guidelines, which are expected to become conventions for the preparation of manuscripts. It details rules and layout use of capitals, hyphens, full stop, quotation marks, italics, spelling, word division, decimal marker, expressions of numerical value and quantities, page numbering, paragraphs, quoting TZS numbers, placing headings, titles and abbreviations. 2 Pages
O&M (2): Methodological document for records management
Prescribes all items on which information or knowledge can be stored i.e. paper, files, films, tapes (records) etc. It also gives definitions and objectives of record management, system to follow, movement of files, implementation, storage and retrieval
2 Pg/s
TZS 348: 1988 (1st Ed) 1988
Textiles – Grey cotton sewing and embroidery thread – Specification
Prescribes constructional details and other particulars such as wound length, breaking load of 44 selected varieties of cotton sewing and embroidery threads mercerized.
ICS: 59.080.20
11 Pg/s20,000/=/ USD 20
TZS 289 1986
Technical drawings – Sizes and layout of drawing sheets
Specifies sizes and layout of drawing sheets for use with all technical drawings
ICS: 01.100.20 | ISO: 5457: 1980
7 Pg/s15,000/=/ USD 15
TZS 661: 2011(1st Ed) 2011
Copper/chromium/arsenic composition for the preservation of timber – Methods for timber treatment
Describes procedures for treatment of timber using water-borne copper/chromium/arsenic (CCA) preservatives formulations with TZS 656: 2001
ICS: 71.100.50
13 Pg/s20,000/=/ USD 20
TZS 1645: 2014 2014
Point of use drinking water treatment units — Specification
Covers performance and constructional requirements for point-of-use drinking water treatment units intended to be used for lowering the concentration in drinking water of substances that are considered to be potential health hazards or that might reduce the aesthetic attractiveness for potable usage of such water. Such substances can be physical, chemical or microbiological in nature and can be present in untreated drinking water as dissolved matter, or suspended matter or sediments.

Note — It does not cover water treatment units that deliver ultrapure water, for example, de-ionization, distillation and reverse osmosis units because such water is considered unsuitable for human consumption.

ICS: 71.080.60
12 Pg/s20,000/=/ USD 20
TZS 11:2009 (2nd ed) 2009
Steel – Cold drawn mild steel wire for general engineering purposes – Specification
Specifies quality requirements, dimensions and sampling of cold drawn mild steel wire of sizes 1 mm to 10 mm diameter for general engineering purposes.
ICS: 77.140.01
5 Pg/sTshs 10,000/=, USD 10
TZS 607: 2015- ISO 1524: 2013 2015
Paints, varnishes and printing inks — Determination of fineness of grind
Specifies a method for determining the fineness of grind of paints, inks and related products by use of a suitable gauge, graduated in micrometres. It is applicable to all types of liquid paints and related products, except products containing pigments in flake form (e.g. glass flakes, micaceous iron oxides, zinc flakes).

ICS: 87.040 | ISO: 1524:2013
6 Pg/s15,000/=/ USD 15
TZS 837 (Part 8): 2011(2nd Ed) 2011
Sampling and test method – Determination of particulate lead content of aerosols collected on filters – atomic absorption spectrometric method
Specifies a method based on acid digestion and atomic absorption spectrometry for the chemical analysis of lead samples collected on filters from ambient air.
ICS: 13.040.10 | ISO: 9855:1993
7 Pg/s7,000/=
TZS 628: 2004 (1st Ed) 2004
Cycles rubber tubes for tricycles and bicycles – Specification
Covers the dimensions and other requirements for cycle rubber tubes intended for use with tyres prescribed in TZS 627: 2003 (see clause 2). The tubes shall be manufactured from natural or synthetic rubber or mixture of both, suitable compound and vulcanized.
ICS: 83.160.10
7 Pg/s15,000/=/ USD 15
O&M 4 1979
Methodological document for proofreading symbols
Gives guidelines, which are expected to become conventions for preparations of draft standards, copy preparation for printing of Tanzania standards and proofreading.
4 Pg/s
TZS 989 (Part 1): 2009 (1st Ed) 2009
Fertilizer – Methods for chemical analysis of rock phosphate – Part 1: Determination of phosphorus contents
Describes the methods for the determination of total phosphorus and citric acid soluble phosphorus in rock phosphate fertilizers.
ICS: 65.080
4 Pg/s4,000/=
TZS 300:2010 (Revised) 2010
Road vehicles – Retro-reflective registration plates for motor vehicles and trailers – Specification
Specifies the minimum requirements for retro-reflective registration number plates for motor vehicles and their trailers. In particular, it specifies the photometric and colorimetric characteristics required and also the test specifications applicable to registration number plates.
ICS: 43.040.20
20 Pg/s30,000/= USD 30
TZS 1499: 2015 2nd ed- ISO 6632: 1981 2015
Fruits, vegetables and derived products — Determination of volatile acidity
Specifies a method for the determination of volatile acidity in fruits, vegetables and derived products.

ICS: 67.080.01 | ISO: 6632: 1981
9 Pg/s9,000/=
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