During the last four decades, standards expert David Richards has had active involvement in environmental test standardisation and worked on every issue of the UK Defence Standard 00-035 related to environmental testing. He has also worked on environmental standards for NATO, chaired the European Expert Group recommending environmental requirements for the European Defence Agency and worked on European (CEN) standards.

Category Environmental Testing


Standard BS EN 4864 IEC 60068-2


Contamination Corrosion

BS EN ISO 2922 BS EN ISO 14644-17 ISO 8407

BS EN ISO 18086 BS ISO 22848

Shock and Vibration Packaging

Electro-Magnetic Sustainable Energy

BS ISO 5348 EN ISO 6721-3 BS ISO 22982

BS IEC/IEEE 62704-4 BS ISO 21978 IEC 61215

This report includes several new standards and technical reports related to corrosion, contamination, packaging and sustainable power as well as a number of other topics. Two specific standards are highlighted; one relating to the evaluation of climate change the other for testing temperature-controlled transport packages. BS EN ISO 14091 Adaptation to climate change. Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment. This new standard provides guidelines for assessing the risks related to the potential impacts of climate change. It describes how to understand vulnerability and how to develop and

implement a sound risk assessment in the context of climate change. It can be used for assessing both present and future climate change risks. BS ISO 22982-2 Transport Packaging. Temperature controlled transport packages for parcel shipping. General specifications of testing. This new standard specifies the test methods of temperature- controlled packages for parcel shipping. Tests include physical, thermal conductivity and insulation performances of transport packages that use insulation for the purpose of blocking thermal conduction between the inside and the outside of a product package that need temperature control.

Description Aerospace series. Environmental testing. High dynamic abrasion, mark, scratch and punch test in cabin interior.

Environmental testing. Tests. -11 Test Ka: Salt mist. -13 Test M: Low air pressure.

Acoustics. Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. -1 Airborne sound insulation. -2 Impact sound insulation.

Acoustics. Measurement of airborne sound emitted by vessels on inland waterways and harbours. Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments. Particle deposition rate applications. Corrosion of metals and alloys. Removal of corrosion products from corrosion test specimens. Corrosion of metals and alloys. Determination of AC corrosion. Protection criteria.

Corrosion of metals and alloys. Test method for measuring the stress corrosion crack growth rate of steels and alloys under static-load conditions in high-temperature water. Mechanical vibration and shock. Mechanical mounting of accelerometer. Plastics. Determination of dynamic mechanical properties. Flexural vibration. Resonance-curve method.

Transport packaging. Temperature-controlled transport packages for parcel shipping. -1 General requirements -2 General specifications of testing.

Determining the peak spatial-average specific absorption rate (SAR) in the human body from wireless communication devices, 30 MHz to 6 GHz. General requirements for using the finite element method for SAR calculations.

Heat pump water heater. Testing and rating at part load conditions and calculation of seasonal coefficient of performance for space heating.

Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. -1-1 Special requirements for testing of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules. -1-2 Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) based photovoltaic (PV) modules. -1-3 Special requirements for testing of thin-film amorphous silicon based photovoltaic (PV)modules. -1-4 Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu (In,Ga)(S,Se)2 based photovoltaic (PV) modules. -2 Test procedures

PD IEC/TS 62282-9-102

BS EN IEC 62485-6 IEC 62787

Process Sustainability

Material Testing and Characterisation

BS EN ISO 14091 BS ISO 14053 PD CEN/TR 17614 BS EN ISO 52127-1 BS ISO 19935-2 BS ISO 22838

BS ISO 23864 BS ISO 23865


New Work Items In order to give readers the opportunity to take part in the setting of standards, the following are recently announced new standards work, along with the relevant BSI committee (in brackets).

SO/IEC Guide 98-6 EN 4876

ISO 5750 ISO 5879 ISO 26101-2 PD IEC/TR 62131-8 EN 62974-1

Fuel cell technologies. Evaluation methodology for the environmental performance of fuel cell power systems based on life cycle thinking. Product category rules for environmental product declarations of stationary fuel cell power systems and alternative systems for residential applications.

Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations. Safe operation of lithium-ion batteries in traction applications.

Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells and cell on carrier (CoC) assemblies. Qualification. Adaptation to climate change. Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment. Environmental management. Material flow cost accounting. Guidance for phased implementation in organizations. Standard method for assessing and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants. Energy performance of buildings. Building management system. Module M10-12. Plastics. Temperature modulated DSC. Measurement of specific heat capacity CP.

Composites and reinforcements fibres. Determination of the fracture energy of bonded plates of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRPs) and metal using double cantilever beam specimens. Non-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Use of automated total focusing technique (TFM) and related technologies.

Non-destructive testing. Ultrasonic testing. General use of full matrix capture/total focusing technique (FMC/TFM) and related technologies. Uncertainty of measurement. Developing and using measurement models.

Aerospace series. Environmental testing. Hand abrasion and fingerprint test on cabin touchscreen and pencil abrasion on signing touch pads. (ACE/61) Non-destructive testing. Infrared thermography. Electrical equipment testing. (WEE/46/8) Space systems. Separation test methods for spacecraft. (ACE/68) Acoustics. Test methods for the qualification of the acoustic environment. Determination of the environmental correction. (EH/1/) Environmental Conditions. Vibration and shock electrotechnical equipment. Transportation by Ship. (GEL/104) Monitoring and measuring systems used for data collection, gathering and analysis. Device requirements. (PEL/85)

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