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New Environmental Standards

Listed below are international standard documents, relating to environmental aspects, which are either new or which supersede existing documents. The list does not include recently amended standards (when less than 10% of the content is changed) or when standards are confirmed to continue (without change). The list includes some fifteen essentially new documents. Not unexpectedly, a reasonable number of these new documents relate to sustainability issues such as soil and air quality as well as sustainability products. Although the latter relate mostly to wind turbines and photovoltaic devices, the principles of some may have broader relevance to other products as they relate to weathering and protracted exposure to climatic conditions at fixed locations. With that said, there are also a number of new documents which relate to more traditional environmental engineering aspects including vibration, acoustics, EMC and the operation of clean rooms as well as guidelines on the setting up tests to acquire aging data and undertaking material tests. Mostly the new documents in these areas are informative published as either Technical Reports (TR) or Technical Specifications (TS).

The generation of one of the new documents listed below was assisted by the CEEES Mechanical Environments Technical Advisory Board. That document is PD IEC%TR 62131-6 Environmental conditions "Vibration and shock of electrotechnical equipment. Transportation by propeller aircraft". This is the latest in a series of technical reports which provides information on the mechanical environments that electrotechnical equipment may experience during transportation and handling. Previously published documents in this informative series encompasses the vibration and shock conditions arising during transportation by road, rail, jet aircraft as well as storage and handling. The original purpose of this series was to provide a documented base from which the mechanical environmental severities of EN IEC 60721-3 and the test severities, included within the mechanical test procedures of EN IEC 60068-2, could be updated. Nevertheless, the series of documents does provide users with useful information on the potential severities of the various transportation and handling environments as well as providing guidance on their source and variability. Work to amend the severities of EN IEC 60721-3, based upon the information of these publications, is already underway and updated documents should be available early next year.

Documents Notified as Published in the Period September and October 2017

Environmental Conditions

PD IEC/TR 62131-6 Environmental conditions. Vibration and shock of electrotechnical equipment. Transportation by propeller aircraft.
PD IEC/TR 62396-6 Process management for avionics. Atmospheric radiation effects. Extreme space weather. Potential impact on the avionics environment and electronics.

Environmental Testing

ISO 19683 Space systems. Design qualification and acceptance tests of small spacecraft and units.
ISO 19924 Space systems. Acoustic testing.
EN 60749-43 Semiconductor devices. Mechanical and climatic test methods. Guidelines for IC reliability qualification plans.


EN ISO 12354 Building acoustics. Estimation of acoustic performance of buildings from the performance of elements.
-1 Airborne sound insulation between rooms.
-2 Impact sound insulation between rooms.
-3 Airborne sound insulation against outdoor sound.
-4 Transmission of indoor sound to the outside.
ISO 20155 Ships and marine technology. Test method of flow induced in-pipe noise source characteristics for a ship-used pump.


EN ISO 11504 Soil quality. Assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons.
EN 16897 Workplace exposure. Characterization of ultrafine aerosols/nanoaerosols. Determination of number concentration using condensation particle counters.
EN 16913 Ambient air. Standard method for measurement of NO3-, SO42-, Cl-, NH4+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+ in PM2,5 as deposited on filters.


EN ISO 11997-1 Paints and varnishes. Determination of resistance to cyclic corrosion conditions. Wet (salt fog) /dry/humid.
EN 13523 Coil coated metals. Test methods.
-8 Resistance to salt spray (fog)
-21 Evaluation of outdoor exposed panels


EN ISO 7243 Ergonomics of the thermal environment. Assessment of heat stress using the WBGT (wet bulb globe temperature) index.
EN ISO 15110 Paints and varnishes. Artificial weathering including acidic deposition.
IEC/TS 62788-7-2: Measurement procedures for materials used in photovoltaic modules. Environmental exposures. Accelerated weathering tests of polymeric material.

Shock and Vibration

PD ISO/TR 18570 Mechanical vibration. Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand transmitted vibration. Supplementary method for assessing risk of vascular disorders.


PD IEC/TS 61000-5-10 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Installation and mitigation guidelines. Guidance on the protection of facilities against HEMP and IEMI.


ISO 28219 Packaging. Labelling and direct product marking with linear bar code and two-dimensional symbols.
EN 62281 Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transport.


EN ISO 10077-1 Thermal performance of windows, doors and shutters. Calculation of thermal transmittance. General.
EN ISO 10211 Thermal bridges in building construction. Heat flows and surface temperatures. Detailed calculations.
EN ISO 13843 Water quality. Requirements for establishing performance characteristics of quantitative microbiological methods.
ISO 14239 Soil quality. Laboratory incubation systems for measuring the mineralization of organic chemicals in soil under aerobic conditions.
ISO 18504 Soil quality. Sustainable remediation.
ISO 26367-2 Guidelines for assessing the adverse environmental impact of fire effluents. Methodology for compiling data on environmentally significant emissions from fires.
ISO/TR 27915 Carbon dioxide capture transportation and geological storage. Quantification and verification.
EN 50380 Marking and documentation requirements for Photovoltaic Modules.
EN 60904 Photovoltaic devices.
-1-1 Measurement of current-voltage characteristics of multi-junction photovoltaic (PV) devices.
-8-1 Measurement of spectral responsivity of multi-junction photovoltaic (PV) devices.
EN 61215-1 Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval.
-2 Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) based photovoltaic (PV) modules
-3 Special requirements for testing of thin-film amorphous silicon based photovoltaic (PV) modules
PD CLC/TS 61400-26-3 Wind energy generation systems. Availability for wind power stations.
IEC 62282-3-201 Fuel cell technologies. Stationary fuel cell power systems. Performance test methods for small fuel cell power systems.
PD IEC/TS 62788-7-2 Measurement procedures for materials used in photovoltaic modules. Environmental exposures. Accelerated weathering tests of polymeric materials.


PD ISO/TS 7705 Guidelines for specifying Charpy V-notch impact prescriptions in steel specifications.
EN ISO 14644-13 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. Cleaning of surfaces to achieve defined levels of cleanliness in terms of particle and chemical classifications.
PD IEC/TR 60493-3 Guidelines for the statistical analysis of ageing test data. Minimum specimen numbers at different test conditions with given experimental data.

New Standards Work

In the last two months new work has been notified on the international standards listed below. It may be possible to support this new work through your relevant national standards committee. The international Technical Committee responsible for a particular document can usually be identified from the ISO/ IEC or EN website. In many cases the nations participating in the maintenance and generation of the document can also be identified. To participate within an international Technical Committee, normally nomination by your relevant national standards committee is required. It should be noted that the standards are identified by their originating standards organisation, many may also be adopted by CEN, CENELEC or ETSI as EN standards and /or by your relevant national standards organisation.
ISO 8996 Ergonomics of the thermal environment. Determination of metabolic rate.
ISO 15800 Soil quality. Characterization of soil with respect to human exposure.
ISO 16079-2 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of wind turbines. Detection of mechanical faults of the drive train.
ISO 21940-1 Mechanical vibration. Rotor balancing. Introduction.
ISO 21978 Heat pump water heaters. Testing and rating at part load conditions and calculation of seasonal performance factor.
ISO 22858 Test Method for Monitoring Atmospheric Corrosion Rate by Electrochemical Measurements.
EN 50499 Procedure for the assessment of the exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields.
IEC 60068-3-3 Environmental testing. Guidance. Seismic test methods for equipments.
IEC 61215-1 Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Test requirements.
IEC 63143 Electroacoustics. Modular instrumentation for acoustic measurement.

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the United Kingdom (SEE),
France (ASTE),
Germany (GUS),
Sweden (SEES),
Switzerland (SSEE),
Finland (KOTEL),
Belgium (BSMEE),
the Netherlands (PLOT),
Italy (AITPA),
Czech Republic (NACEI)
Austria (ÖGUS)
Portugal (SOPSAR)