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Notifications: Standardisation – May 2019 (GEN – 1033.00)

09 June 2019

6 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – May 2019 (GEN – 1033.00)

09 June 2019

6 min read

GEN – 1033.00. 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 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard 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 May 2019 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Germany
National Ref: 00518580
Title: Thermal insulation and energy

Country: Sweden
National Ref: 24300-1
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Part 1: Classification of power need for space heating
Scope: This part of SS 24300 specifies:

  • Indicators for expressing the building´s power requirements for heating
  • Method for determining indicator values
  • Limit values for classification of heating power requirements
  • Rules for classification of heating power requirements
  • Content of certificates for the classification of heating power requirements

The requirements and recommendations in this standard apply to the classification of both new and existing buildings.

Country: Sweden
National Ref: 24300-2
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Part 2: Classification of energy use
Scope: This part of SS 24300 specifies:

  • Indicators for expressing energy performance
  • Method for determining indicator values
  • Limit values for energy classification
  • Rules for energy classification
  • Content of certificates for classification of energy use

The standard applies to both new and existing buildings.

Country: Sweden
National Ref: 24300-3
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Part 3: Classification of environmental impact
Scope: This part of SS 24300 specifies:

  • Indicators for expressing the environmental impact of a building’s energy use
  • Method for determining indicator values
  • Limit values for energy classification
  • Rules for energy classification
  • Content of certificates for classification of energy use

The standard applies to both new and existing buildings.

Country: Sweden
National Ref: 24300-4
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Part 4: Classification of domestic or activity energy use
Scope: This part of SS 24300 specifies:

  • Indicators for expressing the environmental impact of a building’s energy use
  • Method for determining indicator values
  • Limit values for energy classification
  • Rules for energy classification
  • Content of certificates for classification of energy use

The standard applies to both new and existing buildings.

Country: Netherlands
National Ref: NPR 2758:2019 Concept NL
Title: Air supply and smoke outlet of incineration furnace – Interpretations to NEN 2757

Country: Netherlands
National Ref: NEN 2660:2019 Concept NL
Title: Information system for the building field – Terminology definitions and general rules
Scope: This standard describes terminology and general rules for an information system for the building field. The standard lays down rules for entities, attributes and models.

Country: Spain
National Ref: PNE 192011-3
Title: Procedure for the regulatory inspection – Pressure equipment – Part 3: Specific requirements for refineries and petrochemical plants
Scope: This standard describes the systematic action for the inspections planned under current regulation in order to specifically verify the safety of refineries and petrochemical plants.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1606187
Title: Innovation management – Innovation management assessment – Guidance
Scope: This technical specification provides guidelines for appropriate understanding, conducting and reporting of an Innovation Management Assessment (IMA) including the evaluation of innovation capability. It is intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type, size, product/service provided, as well as its innovation management practices and/or approaches. This technical specification has been developed on the basis of the following normative references: CEN/TS 16555-7:2015 Innovation management – Part 7: Innovation Management Assessment ISO/TR 56004:2019 Innovation Management Assessment – Guidance.

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM H 6030
Title: Ventilation and air conditioning plants for kitchens – National supplement to ÖNORM EN 16282-1
Scope: This Austrian Standard is used for ventilation systems in commercial kitchens as well as their associated areas. This Austrian Standard is to be used together with the ÖNORM EN 16282 series. This Austrian Standard covers the topics that are not regulated in the ÖNORM EN 16282series. This include the definition of the ‘small kitchen’ as well as determinations for maintenance, lighting and the used ventilation filters. Specifications for ventilation devices and the heat recovery are also included. General specifications as well as calculation methods are regulated in ÖNORM EN 16282-1. The design and safety requirements are regulated in the parts 2 to 5 of the ÖNORM EN 16282 series. Additional requirements regarding separators, stationary firefighting systems and the treatment of aerosols can be found in the parts 6 to 8 or the ÖNORM EN 16282 series. Ventilation systems for kitchens in domestic homes or similar equipped kitchens are not in the scope of this Austrian Standard.

Country: United Kingdom
National Ref: BS 8850
Title: Fan Coil Unit Performance. Determination of Specific Fan Power

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1606214
Title: Environmental management systems – Information on the application of UNI EN ISO 14001 in Italy, based on the raised criticalities and practical experiences
Scope: This Technical Report provides information regarding the application in Italy of environmental Management systems according to UNI EN ISO 14001:2015. This is not a normative document and cannot be used to add, reduce or modify UNI EN ISO 14001: 2015 requirements.

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: http://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 (guiseppe.casella@ec.europa.eu). The files would in general be treated by either the present Policy Officers Ms Francesca Stefania Condello (environmental issues), Ms Beatrix Hebenstreit (product issues) or Ms Gabriela Szmidt (energy issues). 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.

By early May 2019, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Belgium

2019/222/B

Decree of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region laying down the operating conditions applicable to cogeneration installations

2019-05-24

2019-08-26

France

2019/209/F

Decree on the digital housing information, monitoring and maintenance logbook

2019-05-09

2019-08-12

France

2019/210/F

Order on the digital housing information, monitoring and maintenance logbook

2019-05-09

2019-08-12

Italy

2019/263/I

[IT] Approvazione della regola tecnica di prevenzione incendi per la progettazione, Ia realizzazione e l’esercizio degli impianti per la produzione di calore alimentati da combustibili gassosi

2019-06-04

2019-09-05

Netherlands

2019/114/NL

Order of the Minister for the Interior and Kingdom Relations amending the Order on the Building Decree 2012 regarding the designation of a new version of the Dutch Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety’s inspection schedule, the Environmental Performance Calculation Method for Buildings and Civil Engineering Works, and a number of standards

2019-03-14

2019-06-17

Poland

2019/257/PL

Draft Act amending the Environmental Protection Act and the Trade Inspection Act

2019-05-27

2019-08-28

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/OMN/397

Technical regulation of the conformity verification system (24 page(s), in Arabic)

2019-06-03

2019-08-02

G/TBT/N/ECU/437

Draft second revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 109, “Safety and thermal efficiency of gas water heaters” (21 pages, in Spanish)

2019-05-20

2019-07-19

G/TBT/N/ECU/440

Draft second revision (2R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 112 “Energy efficiency of fans with a self-contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W” (23 pages, in Spanish)

2019-05-20

2019-07-19

G/TBT/N/ECU/428

Draft first revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 110 “Electric storage water heaters” (12 pages, in Spanish)

2019-05-16

2019-07-15

G/TBT/N/ECU/430

Draft first revision (1R) of Ecuadorian Technical Regulation PRTE INEN No. 094, “Energy efficiency and labelling of clean water pumps and motor pumps with a power rating of 0.187 kW (1/4 HP) to 0.746 kW (1 HP)” (11 pages, in Spanish)

2019-05-16

2019-07-15

G/TBT/N/CHN/1330

Supervision Regulation on Safety Technology for Boiler (Draft for Comments) (100 page(s), in Chinese)

2019-05-15

2019-07-14

G/TBT/N/TPKM/376

Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection of Water Chilling Packages Using the Vapor Compression Cycle (Draft) (18 page(s), in English; 16 page(s), in Chinese)

2019-05-13

2019-07-12

G/TBT/N/USA/1483

OET Seeks Comment on Modifying the Equipment Authorisation Rules to Reflect the Updated Versions of the Currently Referenced ANSI C63.4 and ISO/IEC 17025 Standards (2 page(s), in English)

2019-05-13

2019-06-07

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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