Mr. Bernd Reinmüller of DIN (the German Institute for Standardization) was interviewed by Besser Lackieren and made the following interesting statement :
” Select only appropriate quality standards
and execute them correctly”
See https://www.besserlackieren.de/Technik-Produkte/Mess-Prueftechnik/Normen-richtig-nutzen for the full interview in German language.
EEA-Guideline 1001 was introduced in 2016 to satisfy the urgent need for uniform test methods & limits for enamelled food stuff.
EN ISO 4531, concerning test methods & limits for the release from enamelled articles in contact with food, has been revised by ISO/TC 107 & a new version was published in September 2018. Continue reading “EEA-Guideline 1001 / EN ISO 4531”
The US Department of Energy is enforcing a new testing protocol and a different metric for energy efficiency
The US Department of Energy has updated its testing and labeling standards for residential water heaters, replacing Energy Factor (EF) with a new metric called the Uniform Energy Factor (UEF).
Manufacturers say there’s nothing different about their water heaters, only the way the government requires performance data to be collected and reported.
Consumers shopping for a hot water heater by using the familiar yellow Energy Guides will see more detailed information than in the past.
Read more at http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-building-news/water-heaters-get-new-performance-standard
Compliance with governmental regulations & guidelines and voluntary industrial standards is getting increasingly important in order to sell your (enameled) products both domestic & international.
At the same time, these regulations & standards are introduced and/or modified at a faster space then before and keeping up with all these developments is challenging for most organisations.
This website may assist you by providing an overview of recent developments via automatically aggregated information from multiple sources.
Feel free to contact us, if you require any further information and/or assistance.
The following ISO standards, related to the porcelain/vitreous enameling industry, are currently under review by the Technical Commitee 107 of the International Organization for Standardization :
•ISO 19496-1 Terminology – Part 1
•ISO 19496-2 Terminology – Part 2
•ISO 20274 Thermal expansion
•ISO 28706-2 Resistance against chemical corrosion
See ISO website for more details.