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 Conditions Environmental Testing

Accoustics Shock & Vibration

Standard BS EN 16603-31-04 BS EN 16140 BS ISO 21494 BS EN ISO 3740 ISO 5982

BS EN ISO 10819 Electro-Magnetic

BS ISO 21940-1 BS EN IEC 55016-1-4 BS EN IEC 61000-3-2 EN IEC 61000-6

Packaging Sustainability

BS EN IEC 61967-1 BS EN 16860 BS EN 12976-2 BS ISO 14008 BS ISO 14033 BS ISO 19967-1 BS ISO 50046 IEC 60904-3

IEC 61400-1 EN 61724-1 IEC 62282-3-100 BS EN IEC 62660


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).

BS EN 343 BS ISO 4869-6 EN ISO 13588 PD CEN/TR 17330 BS EN ISO 17640 BS ISO 18434-2 BS ISO 20080 ISO 8041-2 ISO 9712 ISO 14505-4

PD CEN/TR 15350

WEE/46/7ISO 16063-1 ISO 16750 ISO 23706

ISO 23838 EN 50604-1

EN 60068-2-13 40 /// Testing & Test Houses /// June 2019

This report includes the update to the standard used for automotive electrical and electronic equipment to establish environmental conditions and appropriate tests. It also includes an update to a standard for testing secondary lithium-ion cells for electric vehicles. The evaluation of the reaction of various lithium batteries against abnormal environmental conditions and abuse is becoming more of an issue as they are used in a greater range of applications. Several test

houses have specialist facilities to test such batteries. The report also has new magnetic testing of space systems, sub-systems and units. Although this has specialist application, there are procedures not commonly found in other environmental standards. There’s also a new standard related to information for remote diagnostic support of road vehicles. It has general requirements and constraints as well as use cases and applicable scenarios.

Description Space engineering. Exchange of thermal analysis data. Natural stone test methods. Determination of sensitivity to changes in appearance produced by thermal cycles. Space systems. Magnetic testing. Acoustics. Determination of sound power levels of noise sources. Guidelines for the use of basic standards.

Mechanical vibration and shock. Range of idealised values to characterise human biodynamic response under whole-body vibration.

Mechanical vibration and shock. Hand-arm vibration. Measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand. Mechanical vibration. Rotor balancing. Introduction.

Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods. Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus. Antennas and test sites for radiated disturbance. Measurements.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Limits. Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current >16 A per phase).

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. -1 Immunity standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments. -2 Immunity standard for industrial environments.

Integrated circuits. Measurement of electromagnetic emissions. General conditions and definitions. Railway applications. Requirements and general principles for securing payload in rail freight transport. Thermal solar systems and components. Factory made systems. Test methods. Monetary valuation of environmental impacts and related environmental aspects. Environmental management. Quantitative environmental information. Guidelines and examples. Heat pump water heaters. Testing and rating for performance. Heat pump water heater for hot water supply. General methods for predicting energy.

Photovoltaic devices. Measurement principles for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) solar devices with reference spectral irradiance data. Wind energy generation systems. Design Requirements. Photovoltaic system performance. Monitoring. Fuel cell technologies. Stationary fuel cell power systems. Safety.

Secondary lithium-ion cells for the propulsion of electric road vehicles. -1 Performance testing. -2 Reliability and abuse testing.

Protective clothing. Protection against rain. Acoustics. Hearing protectors. Determination of sound attenuation of active noise reduction earmuffs. Non-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Use of automated phased array technology. Guidelines for selection, use, care and maintenance of protective clothing against foul weather, wind and cold. Non-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Techniques, testing levels, and assessment. Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems. Thermography. Image interpretation and diagnostics. Road vehicles. Information for remote diagnostic support. General requirements, definitions and use cases. Human response to vibration. Measuring instrumentation. Personal vibration exposure meters. (GME/21/2) (New Standard) Non-destructive testing. Qualification and certification of NDT personnel. (WEE/46/7) (New Standard)

Ergonomics of the thermal environment. Evaluation of thermal environments in vehicles. Determination of the equivalent temperature by means of a numerical manikin. (PH/9/-/1)

Mechanical vibration. Guideline for the assessment of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration using available information including that provided by manufacturers of machinery. (GME/21/6) Methods for the calibration of vibration and shock transducers. Basic concepts. (GME/21/2) Road vehicles. Environmental conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment. (AUE/32)

Plastics. Determination of apparent activation energies of property changes in standard weathering test methods (PRI/21) (New Standard) Metallic Materials. High Strain Rate Torsion Test at Room Temperature. (ISE/101/1) (New Standard)

Secondary lithium batteries for light EV (electric vehicle) applications. General safety requirements and test methods. (PEL/21) (New Standard) Basic environmental testing procedures. Tests. Test M. Low air pressure. (GEL/10)

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