EN Standards Articles

  • 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 ...

  • LGD F200 - Designed for easy zeroing and span adjustments

    Regular zeroing and span adjustments to gas analyzers in the field are suggested and required for a variety of reasons. Compliance to environmental standards, e.g. those outlined in the US EPA (40 CFR) or EN 14181 is an important factor. Special application conditions, e.g. a varying gas matrix or compensating for pressure effects can be additional reasons, where a zeroing and span adjustment ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • 3 Safety Risks to your Business

    Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • The new user and client server administration of SmartGraph 3

    Client/Server The optional division of the program “Client” (which is the user surface) and the “Server” (background processing) component is generated during the software setup. The following functions belong to the “background processing”: The communication with the attached devices (TCP/IP, USB, serial) The storage of ...

  • PT sensors

    Temperature detectors based on the phenomenon of metal resistance changes with the change of temperature are probably the most popular type of temperature sensors used in industry sector. Most popular temperature resistors are based on platinum and nickel. Historically the first sensor made was the platinum sensor with the resistance of 100#1; and labelled PT100. Madur company uses the platinum ...


    By madur Polska Sp. z o.o.

  • 3 Challenges Facing India’s Growing Cities

    Population growth and rapid urbanization are combining to create huge challenges for Indian cities. According to McKinsey, the country’s cities are expected to grow from 340 million people in 2008 to a whopping 590 million in 2030. Meeting demand for urban services in these cities will ...

  • 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

  • SGS Informs You on Recent California Proposition 65 Settlements

    Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which resulted in the reduction of carcinogenic and reproductive chemicals through reformulations of consumer products containing such chemicals (1). In a recent ...


    By SGS

  • In Perspective: Launching a third industrial revolution

    A third industrial revolution based on new communication and energy technologies needs strong political commitments, argues David Dickson. Just before Christmas, China's official Xinhua News Agency published an article extolling the virtues of the country's incoming premier, Li Keqiang, and describing his enthusiasm for ideas that the iconoclastic US commentator ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bredel pumps reduce downtime and maintenance at Australian water treatment plant

    Since adopting Bredel SPX50 hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group in various parts of its process, the water treatment plant at Kembla Grange has saved significant costs associated with downtime and maintenance. The pumps were selected for tough applications such as pumping abrasive lime slurry and corrosive chlorine ...

  • Building support for locally relevant climate tech

    Climate Innovation Centers can promote clean technologies but need backing with a coordinated effort, says policy specialist Ambuj Sagar. Technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 3 Companies That Are Making Money By Embracing Sustainability

    Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter were the biggest news this week and last. The combination of two powerful forces resulted in unprecedented and widespread damage. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted. I can’t help but draw the connection between our  ...

  • Climate change policy should pass a `human rights test`

    Using the human rights framework to tackle challenging ethical questions can guide climate policy, argues political philosopher Simon Caney. The international community recognises climate change as one of the largest problems facing humanity. But while the impacts are often framed in purely economic terms, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Landscape limnology

    Landscape limnology is the spatially-explicit study of lakes, streams, and wetlands as they interact with the freshwater, terrestrial, and human landscapes to determine the effects of pattern on ecosystem processes across temporal and spatial scales. The terrestrial component represents spatial hierarchies of landscape features that influence what materials, whether ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquatic Ecosystem

    An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem located in a body of water. Communities of organisms that are dependent on each other ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ecotoxicology

    The term ecotoxicology was coined by René Truhaut in 1969 who defined it as "the branch of toxicology concerned with the study of toxic effects, caused by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic Biotechnologies

    Anaerobic wastewater treatment is the biological treatment of wastewater without the use of air or elemental oxygen. Many applications are directed towards the removal of organic pollution in wastewater, slurries and sludges. The organic pollutants are converted by anaerobic ...


    By IWA Publishing

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