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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.

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