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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).
This issue of the standards report includes updated documents which are utilised by many environmental engineers involved in specifying environmental requirements for equipment as well as specific tests to evaluate the ability of equipment to operate and survive such conditions.

Documents Notified as Published in June 2019

Environmental Conditions

IEC 60721-3 Classification of environmental conditions. Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities.
-3 Stationary use at weather protected locations.
-4 Stationary use at non-weather protected locations.

Environmental Testing

PD CEN/TR 17309 Test methods for environmental characterization of solid matrices. Guide to flash point testing. (no current standard is superseded)
ISO 19897 Ships and marine technology. Marine evacuation systems. Testing under conditions of icing. (no current standard is superseded)
IEC 60068-2-82 Environmental testing. Tests. Test Xw1: Whisker test methods for components and parts used in electronic assemblies.
EN IEC 60749-18 Semiconductor devices. Mechanical and climatic test methods. Ionizing radiation (total dose).


PD CEN/TS 17331 Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances. Content of organic substances. Methods for extraction and analysis. (no current standard is superseded)
PD CEN/TS 17332 Construction products: Assessment of release of dangerous substances. Analysis of organic substances in eluates. (no current standard is superseded)
ISO 20785-4 Dosimetry for exposures to cosmic radiation in civilian aircraft. Validation of codes. (no current standard is superseded)


EN ISO 14064 Greenhouse gases.
-2 Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements.
-3 Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements.
ISO 22975-5 Solar energy. Collector components and materials. Insulation material durability and performance. (no current standard is superseded)
PD IEC TS 62257-7-4 Recommendations for renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification. Generators. Integration of solar with other forms of power generation within hybrid power systems. (no current standard is superseded)
PD IEC TS 63019 Photovoltaic power systems (PVPS). Information model for availability. (no current standard is superseded)


EN ISO 6721 Plastics. Determination of dynamic mechanical properties.
-1 General principles.
-2 Torsion-pendulum method
-11 Glass transition temperature.
EN ISO 15512 Plastics. Determination of water content.
EN ISO 15549 Non-destructive testing. Eddy current testing. General principles.

New Standards Work Notified in June 2019

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 16474-3 Paints and varnishes. Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources. Fluorescent UV lamps.
ISO 24146 Ships and marine technology. Marine environment protection.
-1 Management and handling of shipboard waste on inland vessels.
-2 Specifications of port reception facilities of shipboard waste from inland navigation vessels.

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CEEES is a confederation of the environmental engineering societies of

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)