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 98:1980 (1st Ed) 1980
Filling ratios for liquefiable gases – Specification
Specifies the filling ratio to be used when liquefiable gases are filled into transportable containers
ICS: 75.160.30
5 Pg/s5,000/=
TZS 1134: 2010 (1st Ed) 2010
Hair oil- specification
Prescribes the requirement for hair oils and other oil- based cosmetic preparation sold the hair like tonics and hair oil concentrates.
ICS: 71.100.70
12 Pg/s12,000/=
TZS 795: 2007 (1st Ed) 2007
Corrugated glossy compound roofing materials – Specification and test methods
Specifies requirements for composition, manufacture and mechanical strength, physical and fire resistance properties of corrugated glossy compound roofing materials
ICS: 91.100.20
7 Pg/s7,000/=
TZS 396: 1988 1988
Hand pumps – Plastic pump rods – Specification
Specifies the plastic pump rod dimensions and materials.
ICS: 23.080
2 Pg/s10,000/=/ USD 10
TZS 387: 1989 1989
Timber – Grading of coniferous sawn timber (cypress and pine)
Specifies the method of grading coniferous sawn timber (cypress and pine) namely visual stress grading. It defines some important terms of timber. The timber to be graded should be at a moisture content not more than 22%
ICS: 01.040.79
9 Pg/s15,000/=/ USD 15
TZS 1808: 2016- EAS 827: 2016 (1st ed) 2016
Fresh and frozen whole fin fish — Specification
Specifies requirements, methods of sampling and test for fresh and frozen whole fin fish.
ICS: 67.120.30 | EAS: 827: 2016
4 Pg/sTshs. 10,000/= / USD 10
TZS 448(Part 2-2):1992 (1st Ed) 1992
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – Part 2-2: Particular requirements for cooking ranges, cooking tables, ovens and similar appliances for household use
Applies to cooking ranges, separate stationery oven and grills, cooking tables, table cookers, hob elements, grills and griddles that form part of cooking ranges, and ovens and grills for household use.
ICS: 97.040.20
25 Pg/s30,000/= USD 30
TZS 334:2009 (2nd ed) 2009
Timber – Determination of density for physical and mechanical tests
Specifies a method for determining the density (ratio of mass to volume) of timber for physical and mechanical tests both at the moisture content at the time of test and in the constant mass condition, as well as the conventional density
ICS: 79.040
4 Pg/s4,000/=
TZS 1854: 2016 - ISO 16265: 2009 (1st ed) 2016
Water quality — Determination of the methylene blue active substances (MBAS) index — Method using continuous flow analysis (CFA)
Specifies a procedure for the determination of the methylene blue active substances (MBAS) index, in the ranges 0,05 mg/l to 0,5 mg/l and 0,5 mg/l to 5,0 mg/l, in various water samples (e.g. ground water, drinking water, surface water, waste water and leachates). Anionic surfactants are the most important substances showing methylene blue activity. This method is therefore useful for estimating the anionic surfactant content [including anionic surfactants with carboxylate groups (e.g. soaps)] of water. Other types of substance may also show methylene blue activity and contribute to the result. On a case-by-case basis, the range of the analysis may be changed and the method used for other concentration ranges provided they cover exactly one decade of concentration units.
ICS: 13.060.50 | ISO: 16265: 2009
11 Pg/sTshs 20,000/=, USD 20
TZS 304:2012 (2nd ed) 2012
Pineapple juice – Specification
Prescribes requirements and method of sampling and test for pineapple juice.
ICS: 67.160.20
5 Pg/sTshs. 10,000/= / USD 10
TZS 739: 2010 (2nd Ed 2010
Cashew kernels – Specification
Specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for kernels obtained from the nuts of the cashew nut tree (Anacerdium occidentale, Linnaeus) for human consumption.
ICS: 67.080.10
7 Pg/s15,000/=/ USD 15
TZS 372(Part 1): 2006 (2nd Ed) 2006
Thermoplastic pipes for the transport of fluids – Nominal outside diameters and nominal pressure – Part 1: Metric series
Specifies the nominal outside diameters and nominal pressure of circular section of thermoplastic pipes for the transport of fluids, whatever their method of manufacture, their composition and their use.
ICS: 23.040.20 | ISO: 161-1:1996
4 Pg/s10,000/=/ USD 10
TZS 161: 2015 (3rd Ed) 2015
Chili sauce – Specification
Prescribes specification and methods of test and sampling for chili sauce intended for human consumption.

ICS: 67.220.10
8 Pg/sTshs.15,000/=/USD 15
TZS 144 (Part 1) 2011 (3rd Ed) 2011
Lead acid starter batteries – Part 1: General requirements and methods of test
Applicable to lead-acid batteries with a nominal voltage of 12V, used primarily as a power source for starting lighting and igniting of internal combustion engines, lighting and also for auxiliary equipment of internal combustion engine vehicles
ICS: 29.220
28 Pg/sTshs 35,000/=/USD 35
TZS 1858: 2016- ISO 7888: 1985 (1st ed) 2016
Water quality — Determination of electrical conductivity
Specifies a method for the measurement of the electrical conductivity of all types of water. Electrical conductivity tan be used to monitor the quality of
a) surface waters;
b) process waters
c) waste waters.
in water supply and treatment plants; The completeness of analysis for ionic constituents[l 10 31 tan be checked using this method.
In some cases absolute values are important, in other cases only relative changes are of concern.
ICS: 13.060.01 | ISO: 7888: 1985
6 Pg/sTshs. 15,000/= / USD 15
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