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Standards and Compliance: Mitsubishi Obtains IEC 61508, IEC for Explosive Atmospheres, ISO 14001

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has completed development of the DIASYS Netmation 4S control system complying with IEC 61508 international functional safety standards. Developed for monitoring and control of thermal power generation plants and other facilities, the DIASYS Netmation 4S is one of only a few examples – and Japan’s first – of products to satisfy hardware and software requirements in terms of both “control and protection” functions. TÜV SÜD conducted the testing and certification process, MHI said.

Great Plains Industries said that their G2, A1 and 03 Series Meters with 09 Electronics now have ATEX Essential Health and Safety Requirements and IEC Certification Scheme for Explosive Atmospheres certifications. The newly acquired standards offer safety assurance to industry sectors operating in explosion prone atmospheres, such as in hazardous waste environments.

Canon Middle East has been recertified to ISO 14001 environmental management standard. The facility is one of more than 800 Canon sites that are certified to the standard worldwide. Among its environmental targets, Canon intends to reduce its carbon footprint by 15 percent by 2020, and recycle 52 percent of waste at EMEA offices by 2014, Middle East Events said.

Oncore Manufacturing Services’ Tijuana Mexico manufacturing site has earned ISO 14001 for its environmental management system. The supplier of electronic manufacturing services has two other ISO 14001 certified facilities and intends to obtain the credential at all its facilities worldwide, EMS Now writes.

Hood River, Ore.-based Turtle Island Foods, makers of Tofurky, have obtained LEED Platinum certification for its new manufacturing plant. The facility is expected to start operations in early 2014, and it will be only the second food processing plant in the US to meet the top-tier standard. The plant features a roof top array of 400 solar panels capable of producing over 100 kWh of electricity per year, and a solar-powered electric car charging station, Hood River Biz Buzz writes.

SKF’s bearings factory in Dalian, China, has earned LEED Gold certification. The Dalian factory is the first SKF LEED gold project in China and the fourth SKF facility globally to attain a LEED certification. The factory reports 21 percent better energy efficiency and uses 40 percent less water than average US building standards, Metal Powder writes.

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners has received LEED Gold certification for core and shell at the 150 Rouse Boulevard building in The Navy Yard Corporate Center in Philadelphia. The accreditation is the seventh for the Liberty Property/Synterra team at The Navy Yard. The building serves as the global headquarters of Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, based in Philadelphia, dedicated to scientific advancements in analgesia, the real estate developers said.

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