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Notifications: Standardisation – May 2018 (GEN – 914.00)

07 June 2018

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – May 2018 (GEN – 914.00)

07 June 2018

5 min read

GEN – 914.00. 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 prepare for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, …) 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 generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The May 2018 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Turkey
Project ID: t1013573/0002 Project
Title: Work places – Consultancy services – The classification – General and specific rules
Scope: This standard includes general rules for structural characteristics, management and technical equipment of consultancy services.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604512
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Method for calculation of system energy requirements and system efficiencies – Electrical energy storage, Module M13.1
Scope: The purpose of this technical specification is to provide a calculation method for modeling the behaviour of an on-site electrical energy storage system in the calculation of the energy performance of buildings. In this technical specification, a calculation method is provided on a monthly basis as well  as on an hourly basis (dynamic method). The present technical specification has as input data the producibility of an electrical energy production plant and the overall electrical requirements of the building, as well as the characteristic performance data of the storage. It has as calculation results the electricity produced and immediately used to cover the needs of the building, the accumulated electrical energy, the energy accumulated and then used to cover the needs of the building, the electricity which must be imported to cover the building needs and the electricityexported.This technical specification applies to all types of storage systems (acid lead, lithium ion, etc.). The present technical specification applies only to one-way accumulation systems, able toaccumulate only the energy coming from in-situ production plants and not the one coming from an electrical network outside the building. This technical specification does not apply to the UPS.

Country: Switzerland
National Ref: prSIA 197/1
Title: Design of tunnels – Railway tunnels

Country: Sweden 
National Ref: 143000
Title: Thermal energy – Validation of measurement values
Scope: The standard specifies methods for validation of measurements from thermal energymeters, assessment of the plausibility of the measurement, and calculations of the expected measurement in the absence of correct measurements. The standard does not include technical demands on thermal energy meters. The standard is applicable to suppliers and consumers of thermal energy, as well as suppliers of measuring equipment and software for measurement.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604477
Title: Premises intended for the positioning of steam boilers and/or super-heated water generators and ancillary equipment
Scope: The technical report provides information on the characteristics of the premises where steam boilers and/or super-heated water generators, including any ancillary equipment, are located, considering the risk deriving from pressure operation. It shall apply to enclosed and, where relevant, open spaces where generators are located. The technical report does not cover the premises in which they are located:

  • Generators with a maximum allowable pressure (PS) not exceeding 0,5 bar
  • Generators whose total volume does not exceed 25 litres and whose maximum allowable pressure does not exceed 32 bar
  • Team boilers and/or super-heated water generators for which the product of allowable pressure and the total volume does not exceed 300 bar x L and the pressure does not exceed 10 bar
  • Generators with a volume less than or equal to 5 litres regardless of the PS value, and in any case generators with a rated capacity not exceeding 35 kW, provided that they are in stalled individuall y and not in batteries

Country: Germany
National Ref: 08201346
Title: Thermal Energy Storage – Terminology and parameters

Country: Belgium
National Ref: prNBN B 61-001:2018
Title: Heating systems in buildings – Boiler rooms design – Total nominal heat output greaterthan or equal to 70 Kw
Relatedness: REV/AMD NBN B 61-001:1986, ed 1

Country: Belgium
National Ref: prNBN B 61-002:2018
Title: Heating systems in buildings – Boiler rooms design – Total nominal heat output less than 70 Kw
Relatedness: REV/AMD NBN B 61-002:2006, ed 1

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. These regulations may be found under: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

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.

By 6 June 2018, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Belgium 

2018/157/B

Draft decree of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region on refrigeration installations 

2018-04-09 

2018-07-10 

France 

2018/229/F

Decree amending the various decrees implementing the Consumer Code 

2018-05-24 

2018-08-27 

Netherlands 

2018/224/NL

Decree amending the 2012 Building Decree on the labelling requirement for office buildings 

2018-05-23 

2018-08-24 

Portugal 

2018/236/P

Regulation on the installation and operation of simple pressure vessels and pressure equipment 

2018-05-25 

2018-08-27 

Sweden 

2018/223/S

Regulations amending the Swedish Work Environment Authority regulations (AFS 2017:3) on the use and control of pressurised equipment 

2018-05-21 

2018-08-22 

United Kingdom 

2018/243/UK

CG 303 – Quality Assurance Scheme for paints and similar protective coatings. 

2018-05-29 

2018-08-30 

WTO TBT notifications

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

They are 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/CHN/1272 

National Standards of the P.R.C. ‘Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Air Cleaners’ (11 pages, Chinese) 

2018-05-29

2018-07-28

G/TBT/N/NZL/82 

1. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) test standard IEC 60034-2-1:2014, Rotating electrical machines – Part 2-1: Standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles). 
2. The Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 (the Regulations).
The current version of the Regulations (into which these proposed changes will be incorporated, subject to Cabinet approval) is available for viewing here.

2018-05-29

2018

G/TBT/N/KOR/772 

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment (16 pages, Korean) 

2018-05-28

2018-07-31

G/TBT/N/LKA/36 

Imports (Standardization and Quality Control) Regulations 2017 – Gazette Extraordinary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka No. 2064/34 dated 29 March 2018 (16 pages, English) (Import Regulations (Standardization and Quality Control) published in Gazette Extraordinary No.1844/49 of 8 January 2014 and as amended by Gazette Extraordinary No. 2032/10 of 15 August 2017 are hereby repealed.) WTO Notifications G/TBT/N/LKA/33 of 29 January 2014 and G/TBT/N/LKA/33 Add. 1 of 25 February 2015 will be repealed and replaced by this notification. (16 pages, English) 

2018-05-28

 

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers producing 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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