The University Library provides access to standard searches in many different disciplines for all students and employees, including access to fulltext NS, NEK (IEC), ISO and NORSOK standards.

A standard describes requirements, specifications, guidelines or attributes that should be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are safe, secure and accommodated.

Norsk versjon - Standarder

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Search NS, NEK and ISO standards

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In order to access full text versions of the standards you must be connected to a NTNU network - if not - you can connect via VPN

  • The standards can only be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Can be opened/downloaded in most browsers except EDGE
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin must be activated
  • Can't find the standard? Check your downloads folder.

Limitations to the service from

  • Downloaded standards must be read / printed within 24 hours.
  • NTNU’s subscription includes 200 printouts per year for each standard. For active standards older than 3 years the printout limit increases to 230/year. There are no limitations on the number of times you can open and view a standard on-screen.
  • When you reach the max number of included printouts for a standard, you can buy additional copies for 30 % of retail price by using a discount code provided by
    • Discounted standards must be paid for by the user or the individual academic environment.
  • Number of users is limited to 70 simultaneous users. If you fail to get access, try again later.

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