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Notifications: Standardisation – April 2020 (GEN – 1112.00)

15 May 2020

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – April 2020 (GEN – 1112.00)

15 May 2020

6 min read

GEN – 1112.00. On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the Directive 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standards Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc.) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre. A ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ is circulated in English to CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The April 2020 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1607682
Title: Gas plants over 35 kW – design, installation and commissioning
Scope: This standard defines criteria for design, installation and commissioning of gas plants over 35 kW, supplied with gas of I, II and III family according to EN 437. This standard does not apply to gas plants for industrial applications and those covered by UNI 8723.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI 11528:2014

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1607684
Title: Natural draught multiple inlet chimneys for type C fan assisted gas appliances – design and checking
Scope: This standard specifies methods for calculation and checking of thermal and fluid dynamic characteristic of chimneys, working under negative pressure conditions, serving more than one type C fan assisted gas appliance.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI 10641:2013

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1607687
Title: Multiple inlet chimneys for natural draught type B appliances (Shunt type) – design and checking
Scope: This standard specifies methods for calculation and checking of thermal and fluid dynamic characteristics of chimneys working under negative pressure conditions, serving more than one natural draught type B gas appliances.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI 10640:1997

Country: United Kingdom
National Ref: BS 10025
Title: Records management – code of practice

Country: United Kingdom
National Ref: BS 0
Title: A standard for standards – principles of standardisation

Country: United Kingdom
National Ref: BS 202001
Title: Benefits Management – guide

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1605885
Title: Non-regulated professions – designer – knowledge, skill and competence requirements
Scope: The standardisation activity aims to define the requirements related to the activities of the designer in all the phases of his activity, from the relationship with the client, public or private, to the first phases of project processing and process elaboration from a strategic and programmatic point of view, to the management of the production and executive process, from the first layouts to the final verification and to the analysis of the impacts that the project produces in terms of reception by users and clients, public or private, or by the environment, physical or virtual. These requirements will be specified in terms of knowledge, skills and competence in accordance with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and will also include elements for the evaluation and validation of learning outcomes.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1607619
Title: Boilers fired by wood or other solid biofuels – installations requirements
Scope: This standard specifies the installation requirements for biomass-fuelled boilers.

Country: Germany
National Ref: 04111955
Title: Ventilation and air conditioning – Part 6: Ventilation for residential buildings – General requirements, requirements for design, construction, commissioning and handover as well as maintenance – Supplement 1: Sample calculations for selected ventilation systems

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM EN 1555-2/A
Title: Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 2: Pipes

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM EN 1555-3/A
Title: Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 3: Fittings

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM EN 1555-4/A
Title: Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 4: Valves

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM EN 1555-1/A
Title: Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 1: General

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1607571
Title: Emissions and air quality – instrumental odour measuring through IOMS (Instrumental Odour Monitoring Systems)
Scope: This standard identifies technical and performance requirements of Instrumental Odour Monitoring System (IOMS) for measurement of odour in ambient air and in emissions.

Technical Regulations

The 2015/1535/EU Directive compels the Member States to notify to the Commission and to each other all the draft technical regulations concerning products. The aim of this procedure is to avoid creation of unjustified barriers between Member States. Sometimes, these notifications appear quite late within the database. These regulations may be found under: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

Interested parties (companies, associations, individuals) can send their comments directly to the European Commission, DG Growth, unit B2 ‘Prevention of technical barriers’. This should happen within 4 weeks of the publication of the notification so that DG Grow can study the issue and decide on action. The mail should be addressed to Mr Casella Giuseppe, Head of Unit).

The list with national contact points (incomplete and with regular changes) can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/free-movement-sectors/mutual-recognition/contacts-list_en.

The Commission and Member States have three months to introduce comments or detailed opinions.

Detailed opinions extend the status quo period by three months and oblige the issuing Member State to argue on their legislation and to explain the action that it intends to take in response to the detailed opinion.

In the case of comments, only a clarification on the interpretation of the notified text is required. The Member State concerned shall take comments into account as far as possible. The impact of comments is therefore limited.

It is to be noted that the Commission can block a draft for a period of 12 to 18 months if European Union harmonisation work is to be undertaken or is already underway in the same field.

The past month has seen many notifications regarding the coronavirus outbreak and national emergency measures.

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2020/276/A

[DE] Entwurf einer Verordnung der Kärntner Landesregierung, mit der bautechnische Anforderungen an Gebäude und sonstige bauliche Anlagen festgelegt werden (Kärntner Bautechnikverordnung 2019 – K-BTV 2019)

2020-05-05

2020-08-06

Denmark

2020/248/DK

Order on subsidies for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements in commercial operations (the commercial pool)

2020-04-23

2020-04-24

Denmark

2020/249/DK

Order on individual heat pump subsidies for the scrapping of oil-fired boilers (scrapping scheme)

2020-04-23

2020-04-24

Denmark

2020/250/DK

Order on subsidies for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements in year-round residences

2020-04-23

2020-04

Netherlands

2020/222/NL

Order of the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Public Works of …., No IENM/BSK-2020/25875 amending the Order on waste electrical and electronic equipment concerning the introduction of the European processing standard CENELEC and making some other amendments

Note: The notification concerns an amendment to the 2009 Designation Order on the arbitrary depreciation of and investment allowance for environmental investments, which is included in the aforementioned order.

2020-04-14

2020-04

Netherlands

2020/214/NL

Order amending the Order on the Building Decree 2012 on nearly zero-energy construction

2020-04-09

2020-07

United Kingdom

2020/179/UK

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

2020-03-31

2020-07-01

 

On 22 April 2020, the Swiss authorities have adopted their revised Energy Efficiency Legislation (Notification 2019.9508/CH). Of note are the ones that include requirements, similar to European Ecodesign requirements:

  • Refrigeration appliances with a direct sales function – in force from 1 March 2021
  • Air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units, in force from 1 January 2021

WTO TBT notifications

The notifications worldwide under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can be consulted on:

They can also be consulted via the European Commission website:

Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website. The following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception

date

Standstill

end date

G/TBT/N/USA/1614

Energy Efficiency Programme for Industrial Equipment: Test Procedures for Fans, Notice of Petition for Rulemaking (8 page(s), in English)

2020-04-27

2020-05-26

G/TBT/N/BHR/575

Large Capacity Air-Conditioners – minimum energy Performance Requirements and testing requirements (26 page(s), in English)

2020-04-24

2020-06-23

G/TBT/N/ISR/1119

SI 4295 – Pressure vessels (8 page(s), in Hebrew)

2020-04-14

2020-06-1

G/TBT/N/USA/1600

Energy Labelling Rules (9 page(s), in English)

2020-04-14

2020-06-09

G/TBT/N/VNM/163

Draft National technical regulation on safety and electromagnetic compatibility for electrical and electronic equipment (16 page(s), in Vietnamese)

2020-04-14

2020-06-13

G/TBT/N/VNM/164

Draft National technical regulation on electrical equipment for household electrical installations and similar installations (9 page(s), in Vietnamese)

2020-04-14

2020-06-13

G/TBT/N/ZWE/2

Electricity (Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance of Domestic Electrical Appliances) Regulations, 2020 (6 page(s), in English)

2020-04-02

2020-05-31

G/TBT/N/JPN/660

Revisions to the Operational Rules and Interpretations of the Gas Business Act for Gas Equipment and Appliances and Operational Rules for the Ministerial Order on Technical Requirements for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Appliances, etc. (2 page(s), in English)

2020-04-01

2020-05-31

G/TBT/N/CHL/520

Energy efficiency analysis and/or test protocol for air conditioners (3 pages, in Spanish)

2020-04-21

2020-06-20

 

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers that produce these products or active in these countries are recommended to check the contents of these proposals.

If necessary, the Eurovent Association can react or file a WTO complaint.

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