02-01-2017 In December 2016, ISO has published two international standards that will play an important role in the deployment of the alternative fuels infrastructure. The publication of ISO 16923 and ISO 16924 enables parties to apply broadly supported requirements for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of CNG and LNG fuelling stations, respectively.
19-12-2016 A public call for tenderers to draft the 2nd generation of Structural Eurocodes (EN 1990 – EN 1999) is now open for submissions. The call covers Phase 2 of the planned work programme and invites leading experts to submit proposals to participate in the 22 Project Teams being formed.
13-12-2016 Following the publication of a standard for fast electric bicycles (speed pedelecs, S-EPAC's), NTA 8776, it is now possible to certify speed pedelec helmets to this standard.
29-11-2016 Yesterday, Corbion and Kraton received the first European certification for their bio-based products – a key differentiator in the bio-based product market. The certification system is based on the European standard EN 16785-1 which enables independent assessment of claims on the bio-based content of products. With certification, suppliers can use bio-based content labelling for their marketing efforts.
29-11-2016 As the envisaged project leader for the project of M/523 on probiotics, Mr Bertin with the support of FEFANA members, resigned from the job due to lack of cooperation from probiotics producers, a new call for tender needs to be launched. As there were also new insights on what techniques are appropriate and what the scope of the project should be, CEN/TC 327/WG 3 discussed the project in its meeting of 5 April 2016 in Prague and by correspondence. EC Sante has confirmed the updated project description.
17-10-2016 GAS Analysis is the leading international symposium and exhibition for gas analysis, manufacturers, technical staff and end-users, presenting the latest developments in laboratory, process analysis, metrology and sensor technology and their applications. The 9th edition of GAS Analysis will take place in the World Trade Center of Rotterdam on 13 to 15 June 2017. Experts interested in sharing their research findings to a targeted audience are now invited to submit an abstract for a lecture or poster presentation.
17-10-2016 ISO 22000 sets out specific food safety management system requirements for organizations. One requirement is that organizations shall establish, implement and maintain prerequisite programs (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards. An international stakeholder group has developed a PRP on storage and distribution.
07-10-2016 NEN and Hudson Cybertec signed an agreement to commit themselves to improve the cyber security of industrial systems. By bringing together the strengths of both parties, they form a new training platform for cyber security in industrial and technical IT environments. In the near future it will also allow participants to be examined by NEN on their knowledge of cyber security and protection of critical infrastructures.
08-08-2016 2015 proved another year in which NEN increased its societal impact. Highlights included the issuing of the new quality and environmental management standards, as well as the new NEN 1010. In collaboration with the Government, NEN also improved accessibility of standards prescribed by legislators. During 2015, NEN introduced various products designed to facilitate the application of standards, including webtools and e-learning modules.