Standards & Compliance Briefing: REACH Dossiers, LG ‘Most Efficient’ Models, EV Charging
The European Chemicals Agency has released a new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant to help registrants find potential inconsistencies in their datasets and dossiers before submitting REACH registrations. The DQA has been updated with further checks on topics such as substance identification, use description and the link between composition and classification. The DQA is included in the IUCLID Technical Completeness Check plug-in – now renamed the Validation Assistant plug-in.
The European Chemicals Agency released a new update of the C&L (classification and labeling) Inventory, a source of information on harmonized and self-classified substances on the EU market.
LG Electronics announced that 14 of its duct-free air conditioning models, more models than any other brand, have achieved the Energy Star “Most Efficient” 2014 designation. LG’s systems earning the Most Efficient designation are Art Cool models LAU/LAN090HSV2, LAU/LAN120HSV2, LAU/LAN180HSV2, LAU/LAN090HYV, LAU/LAN120HYV and High Efficiency Inverter models LSU/LSN091HSV2, LSU/LSN091HSV3, LSU/LSN121HSV2, LSU/LSN121HSV3 LSU/LSN181HSV2, LSU/LSN181HSV3, LSU/LSN240HSV3, LSU/LSN090HYV and LSU/LSN120HYV.
ANSI has accredited the American Architectural Manufacturers Association as a standards developer. AAMA maintains performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.
Bureau Veritas has signed a framework agreement with wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power to cover the certification of blades to international standards. BV is now undertaking the first of its LM certification assignments, Marine Link reports.
The EMP Administrative Office Building for the EMP Museum (formerly known as the Experience Music Project) in Seattle, Washington, received LEED Platinum certification. Developed by Vulcan, Inc. and owned by Cedar Strands Properties, the 51,200 sq ft, five-level structure is also the first Salmon-Safe certified urban in-fill project to date and the first Salmon-Safe certified office building in Seattle. A rain water collection system has resulted in 75 percent less water use than code-compliant fixtures, and FSC-certified material was used for 23 percent of the project’s wood, according to contractor Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company.
IEC has published the standard IEC 61851-24 ed1.0, Electric Vehicle Conductive Charging System – Part 24: Digital communication between a DC EV charging station and an electric vehicle for control of DC charging.
IEC has issued a pre-release of the official electrical vehicle conductive charging standard IEC 62196-1 ed3.0, Plugs, Socket-Outlets, Vehicle Connectors and Vehicle Inlets – Part 1: General requirements. The voting period runs until May 9.
The IEC has released IEC 60721-2-9 ed1.0, Classification of Environmental Conditions. Parts 2 to 9 are intended to define the strategy for arriving at an environmental description from measured data when related to a product’s life cycle. The standard aims to define fundamental properties and quantities for characterization of storage, transportation and in-use shock and vibration data as background material for the severities to which products are liable to be exposed during those phases of their lifecycle.
The IEC has released IEC 60034-30-1 ed1.0, Rotating Electrical Machines – Part 30-1: Efficiency classes of line operated AC motors. IEC 60034-30-1:2014 specifies efficiency classes for single-speed electric motors that are rated according to IEC 60034-1 or IEC 60079-0, for operation on a sinusoidal voltage supply. The standard makes different motor technologies fully comparable with respect to their energy efficiency potential, IEC says.
The IEC has pre-released the standard IEC 62504 ed1.0, General Lighting – Light emitting diode (LED) products and related equipment – Terms and definitions. The voting period runs until May 9.
ASTM has published ASTM E1848 – 96(2014), Standard Guide for Selecting and Using Ecological Endpoints for Contaminated Sites. The guide deals with an approach to identification, selection, and use of ecological endpoints that are susceptible to the effects of both chemical and non-chemical stressors and agents associated with wastes and contaminated media, at specific sites under current and future land uses.
ASTM has published ASTM E2880 – 14, Standard Terminology Related to Biorationals, to be used in test methods, specifications, guides, and practices related to biorationals that either comprise biologically-derived materials or, if synthesized, are structurally similar and functionally identical to a biologically occurring material. Terms included in this standard cover materials or products derived from animals, plants, microorganisms, or minerals and focus on functional and/or marketing claims.
ASTM has released ASTM D6634/D6634M-14, Standard Guide for the Selection of Purging and Sampling Devices for Groundwater Monitoring Wells. It can be applied to groundwater quality sampling from monitoring wells used for groundwater contamination evaluation, water supply characterization, and research.
ASTM has released ASTM D7480 – 08(2014), Standard Guide for Evaluating the Attributes of a Forest Management Plan. The guide is intended to be used by developers of standards and other documents in the field of renewable resources and green building, to evaluate whether the attributes of a specific forest management system meet the intent of sustainable forest management.
ASTM has published ASTM E514/E514M-14, Standard Test Method for Water Penetration and Leakage Through Masonry. This laboratory test method is designed to test laboratory fabricated wall specimens, while Field Test Method C1601 is designed to test in-situ walls.
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