en standard Articles

  • Europe en route to a ‘recycling society’

    Recently-published thematic strategy papers from the European Commission (EC) are intended to guide the way towards a ‘recycling society’. Notably, they enshrine an acceptance that the current definition of waste is ‘problematic’ and ‘sets no clear boundaries for when a waste has been adequately treated and should be considered a product’. According to the BIR world recycling body, the strategies ...


    By Recycling International

  • Camfil Farr become first UK Manufacturing Company to achieve Energy Management British Standard EN 16001

    Environtec Ltd opens new office in South Wales DELIVERING BEST PRACTICE IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT THROUGH BS EN 16001 Camfil Farr, the world leader in the production and development of air filters became the first manufacturing company in the UK to be awarded Energy Management Standard BS EN ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Biostyr, Chapel-en-le-Firth WwTW

    United Utilities 5.1 MLD The Client United Utilities are the 2nd largest water company in England / Wales. They are responsible for an area in the north west of the UK, which includes major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The Client's Needs Chapel-en-le-Frith is situated in the Derbyshire peak ...


  • Flood safety standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Safety Standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Drinking Water Standards

    The most important point of departure for drinking water standards is the World Health Organisation Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. These are widely used throughout the world with the exception of parts of North America. WHO’s Guidelines have evolved over a period of 50 years from standards to guidelines, reflecting the fact that they have no legal force. The WHO emphasises that it ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Who Develops ISO Standards?

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    By Pacific Institute

  • Certification of road weather sensors with DIN EN-15518 – a clarification

    When driving attentively on the motorways you can discover a lot of road sensors. There are stationary sensors embedded into the road surface or – for some years now -non-invasive ones, which sometimes are the only solution to generate measurement data on bridges. Recently also mobile road sensors, installed on driving vehicles, were added to this list. The European ...

  • Comparison of EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 infrared biodiesel methods

    Infrared (IR) analysis is the most widely used measurement technology for measuring biodiesel in diesel. Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods use infrared as the analytical method and more specifically FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy. Infrared is a common spectroscopic technique used for quantitative and qualitative analysis. In the biodiesel measurement, the fatty acid methyl ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Higher energy efficiency standards in buildings

    The task To help South Oxfordshire District Council investigate the feasibility of using the planning ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • Survey of standards related to gas detectors

    Recent events both on- and off-shore shine a bright light on the need for attention to safety and to hazard reduction, prevention, and mitigation. Errant combustible or toxic gases can injure and kill quickly. Therefore, mitigation of these hazards must be fast and sure. Globally, governmental and regional authorities take gas detection and system integration very seriously and require that the ...

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • Understanding the Forest Product Chain-of-Custody Certification Standard

    A discussion about the challenges, impacts and opportunities for the Forest Product Chain-of-Custody (CoC). It is currently becoming more and more important to know exactly where your materials have come from. Added to that, mandatory requirements are becoming more stringent and consumers, aware of environmental issues, are demanding wood from well-managed forests. The purpose of this document is ...


    By SGS

  • Do you have any gloves that conform to EN 374-3 for Resistance to Chemical Permeation?

    Q: Do you have any gloves that conform to EN 374-3 for Resistance to Chemical Permeation? A: Yes – the Bodyguards powder free Nitrile gloves in their GL890 range conform to this standard and have undergone the rigorous testing required to meet it. You should still bear in mind ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Get Comparable ASTM/EN Data for Biodiesel Blend Measurements While Saving Time and Money using Portable IR Analyzers

    Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods for measuring the percent biodiesel in diesel fuel use infrared analysis as the analytical method and are based around using an FTIR spectrometer which has the capability to do a multitude of analyses besides the biodiesel in diesel measurement. This is great for a laboratory where various biofuels measurements are required. However, if the only measurement ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • China to Increase Minimum Wage 2013 Standards

    The minimum wage system in China is designed to protect the rights of workers and especially those on low incomes. The minimum wage standard is generally adjusted for monthly minimum wage and hourly minimum wage through regional legislation at least every two years. 26 provinces and cities in China have increased their minimum wage standards in 2013. Minimum wage is ...


    By SGS

  • Improving Safety by Conforming to Industry Standards and Certifications

    Abstract Globally, safety standards play a key role in designing and executing gas and flameame detection projects. How can these standards, which might seem cumbersome at times, help users make informed decisions? What information can be used to assist in conforming to standards and maximizing safety? This paper will analyze standards from an end-user view, will consider ...

  • Future standards and their effect on solenoid valve technology

    Untitled Document Valves have made remarkable progress over the last three decades. Manual shutoff has given way to automated shutdown systems. In-line mounted valves have lost their ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Do we need a standard to calculate “avoided emissions”?

    Businesses are constantly reminded of the risks and challenges of climate change, most recently with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report (AR5). Extreme weather events like flooding, wildfires, and droughts are challenging our infrastructure and disrupting our ...

  • LegalLookout: EPA Proposes Tighter PM Standards

    Untitled Document EPA has been busy addressing particulate matter (PM), a mixture of very fine particles and/or liquid droplets to which exposure is, according to the agency, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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