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Notifications: Standardisation – September/October 2017 (GEN – 833.00)

14 October 2017

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – September/October 2017 (GEN – 833.00)

14 October 2017

5 min read

GEN – 833.00. 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 Directive 98/34/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 September 2017 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM H 6034
Title: Ventilation and air conditioning systems – Requirements for function tests at interface control units of fire dampers and smoke control dampers under thermal load
Scope: This ÖNORM defines unified test requirements interface for control units of fire dampers according to ÖNORM EN 15650, and smoke control dampers according to ÖNORM EN 12101-8. It does not specify other fire control systems that are activated by the fire alarm system, i.e. according to ÖNORM F 3001.

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM H 6040
Title: Calculation of the sensible and latent cooling load as well as of the internal temperature evolution of rooms and buildings in summer (National specifications to ÖNORM EN ISO 52016 and ÖNORM EN ISO 52017)
Scope: As national amendment to ÖNORM EN ISO 52016 and ÖNORM EN ISO 52017, the present Standard specifies the calculation method for the determination of the cooling load (sensible and latent) of rooms and buildings, as well as of the temperature evolution inside rooms in case of limited cooling performance under non-stationary edge conditions. As national amendment to ÖNORM EN ISO 13791, this Standard defines the calculation method for the determination of room temperature evolution (air and operative) without cooling system under non-stationary edge conditions.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1603538
Title: Non-metallic flexible hoses for gas appliances for domestic and similar use
Scope: This Standard defines the design requirements and test methods for non-metallic flexible hoses for gas appliances for domestic and similar use with a nominal heat input up to 35 kW, using combustible gas of I, II, III families according to EN 437, and LPG at high pressure for the connection of LPG bottle to pressure regulators. This Standard specifies two classes depending on the operating pressure:

  • flexible hoses with a length specified by the manufacturer (type A1 e A2) for movable appliances only
  • assembled flexible hoses (type B and C): for fitted and movable appliances

These hoses can be installed in domestic premises and in external parts of buildings within a range of temperatures between -30°C to 90°C.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1603538
Title: Non-metallic flexible hoses for gas appliances for domestic and similar use
Scope: This Standard defines the design requirements and test methods for non-metallic flexible hoses for gas appliances for domestic and similar use with a nominal heat input up to 35 kW, using combustible gas of I, II, III families according to EN 437, and LPG at high pressure for the connection of LPG bottle to pressure regulators. This Standard specifies two classes depending on the operating pressure:

  • Flexible hoses with a length specified by the manufacturer (type A1 e A2) for movable appliances only
  • Assembled flexible hoses (type B and C): for fitted and movable appliances

These hoses can be installed in domestic premises and in external parts of buildings within a range of temperatures between -30°C to 90°C.

Country: Netherlands
National Ref: NPR 3378-5:2017 Concept nl
Title: Guidelines for gas installations – Section gas pipework – Part 5: Gas pipework – Installation general – Guidelines for NEN 1078 and NEN 8078
Scope: This part applies to clauses 5.2, 5.7 and 5.8 of NEN 1078 and NEN 8078:2004.

Country: Switzerland
National Ref : prSIA 2056
Title: Electricity in buildings. – Energy and performance requirements
National: REV/AMD SIA 380-4:2006

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1603496
Title: Fume cupboards for chemical handling. Limit values for containment, face velocity and air exchange efficiency
Scope: This standard contains the performance specifications required for fume cupboards to be used in the handling of chemicals in industrial, research and teaching activities, in particular the acceptability limit values for:

  • Containment and robustness of containment
  • face velocity
  • air exchange efficiency

Definitions of the methodologies and procedures for conducting the test of the above requirements Can be found in UNI EN 14175-  Part3. Additional requirements may be sought-after, for special use fume cupboards (e.g. those used in continuous processes); requirements that have to be specified case by case depending on the specific type of use. This specification does not apply to ventilated cabinets

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 13 October July 2017 the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2017/450/A

Special scheme entitled ‘Conserving energy by replacing boilers and insulating the top floor ceiling’

2017-09-21

2017-09-22

Belgium

2017/440/B

Draft Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Energy Decree of 19 November 2010, concerning amendments to various provisions on energy performance regulations
Annex 1 (replacing Annex V – EPW calculation method)
Annex 2 (replacing Annex VI – EPN method)
Annex 3 (replacing Annex VIII – Measures for thermal bridges)

2017-09-14

2017-12-15

Czech Republic

2017/435/CZ

Draft Implementing Decree amending Implementing Decree No 415/2012 on permissible pollution levels and the detection thereof and on the implementation of certain other provisions of the Air Protection Act, as amended

2017-09-11

2017-12-12

Denmark

2017/432/DK

Order on a certification scheme for documentation relating to technical matters in the Building Regulations

2017-09-08

2017-12-11

Denmark

2017/433/DK

Order on the 2018 Building Regulations (BR18)

2017-09-08

2017-12-11

Netherlands

2017/426/NL

Order No [XXX] of the Minister for the Interior and Kingdom Relations of [date] amending the Order on the Building Decree 2012 with regard to floating structures, the environmental performance limit value, near-zero-energy buildings and the citation of several standards

2017-09-07

2017-12-08

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. By 13 October 2017 the following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

G/TBT/N/CHE/225

1. Draft Ordinance on Protection against Dangerous Substances and Preparations (ChemO)
– 16 pages, available in German and French (see attachment)
2. Draft Ordinance on Biocidal Products (OBP)
– 16 pages, available in German, French and Italian (see attachment)
3. Draft Ordinance on Fees with respect to chemical products (ChemGebV)
– 3 pages, available in German, French and Italian (see attachment)
4. Draft Implementing Ordinance on Biocidal Products of the Federal Department of Home Affairs
– 3 pages, available in German, French and Italian (see attachment)

2017-09-29

2017-11-30

G/TBT/N/QAT/490

‘Energy Labeling and Minimum Energy Performance for storage type water heaters’
– 19 pages, in English

2017-09-26

2017-11-25

G/TBT/N/SAU/998

Refrigerators, Refrigerators with Freezer and freezers – Energy Performance, Testing and Labeling Requirements
– 23 pages, in English

2017-09-13

2017-11-13

G/TBT/N/UKR/122

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for electric motors”
-20 pages, in Ukrainian

2017-09-13

2017-11-13

G/TBT/N/UKR/125

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for glandless standalone circulators and glandless circulators integrated in products”
– 13 pages, in Ukrainian

2017-09-13

2017-11-13

G/TBT/N/UKR/127

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125 W and 500 kW
– 22 pages, in Ukrainian

2017-09-13

2017-11-13

G/TBT/N/UKR/128

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products”
– 31 pages, in Ukrainian

2017-09-13

2017-11-13

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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