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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 September 2018

Environmental Conditions

PD ISO/TS 21979 Space environment (natural and artificial). Procedure for obtaining worst case and confidence level of fluence using the quasi-dynamic model of earth’s radiation belts. (no current standard is superseded)
EN IEC 60721-2-4 Classification of environmental conditions. Environmental conditions appearing in nature. Solar radiation and temperature.

Environmental Testing

EN 60068-2-74 Environmental testing. Tests. Test Xc: Fluid contamination.


PD ISO/TS 12913-2 Acoustics. Soundscape. Data collection and reporting requirements. (no current standard is superseded)
EN IEC 61265 Electroacoustics. Instruments for measurement of aircraft noise. Performance requirements for systems to measure sound pressure levels in noise certification of aircraft.
EN 61400-11 Wind turbines. Acoustic noise measurement techniques


ISO 14644/12 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. Specifications for monitoring air cleanliness by nanoscale particle concentration. (no current standard is superseded)


ISO 20728 Corrosion of metal and alloys. Determination of resistance of magnesium alloys to stress corrosion cracking.
ISO 7539-6 Corrosion of metals and alloys. Stress corrosion testing. Preparation and use of pre-cracked specimens for tests under constant load or constant displacement.


EN 12830 Temperature recorders for the transport, storage and distribution of temperature sensitive goods. Tests, performance, suitability.


PD IEC TR 63170 Measurement procedure for the evaluation of power density related to human exposure to radio frequency fields from wireless communication devices operating between 6 GHz and 100 GHz. (no current standard is superseded)


EN 13497 Thermal insulation products for building applications. Determination of the resistance to impact of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS).
ISO 14067 Greenhouse gases. Carbon footprint of products. Requirements and guidelines for quantification.
EN ISO 14855-2 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions. Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide. Gravimetric measurement of carbon dioxide evolved in a laboratory-scale test.
EN ISO 50001 Energy management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.
IEC 61853-3 Photovoltaic (PV) module performance testing and energy rating. Energy rating of PV modules.
EN IEC 62282-5-100 Fuel cell technologies. Portable fuel cell power systems. Safety.
IEC TR 63149 Land usage of photovoltaic (PV) farms. Mathematical models and calculation examples.


ISO 204 Metallic materials. Uniaxial creep testing in tension. Method of test

New Standards Work Notified in September 2018

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.

PAS 2031 Certification of the installation of energy efficiency measures (EEM) in existing buildings.
EN ISO 5349 Mechanical vibration. Measurement and evaluation of human exposure to hand-transmitted vibration.
-1 General requirements.
-2 Practical guidance for measurement at the workplace.
PD ISO/TR 10687 Mechanical vibration- Description and determination of seated postures with reference to whole-body vibration.
EN ISO 10819 Mechanical vibration and shock. Hand-arm vibration. Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand.
PD ISO/TR 23487 Metallic and other inorganic coatings. Corrosion protection of offshore wind turbines.
-1 Duplex coating of towers.
-2 Corrosion protection of foundation structures.
PD IEC/TS 63209 Extended-stress testing of photovoltaic modules for risk analysis.

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France (ASTE),
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Italy (AITPA),
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