New standards

  • New ground-breaking standard saves time and money

    15 September 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 106 has published the first edition of IEC 62209-3, a standard which considerably speeds up the measurement of radio frequency (RF) fields from wireless communication devices and their impact on...
  • Missing parts

    15 July 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 56: Dependability, recently published a second edition of IEC 62402 which establishes requirements for obsolescence management applicable to any company or organization.
  • Energy efficient standards for offshore units

    15 May 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 18: Electrical Installations for ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units, has published a major revision of the IEC 61892 series of standards, key documents for the safety of offshore...
  • Keeping food cool

    15 May 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    Bananas from Guatemala and beef from Argentina were once considered exotic delicacies to Europeans and North Americans. But how was it possible to transport such foodstuff from one port to another without having it spoil...
  • Super cool cables

    15 March 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC 63075 is a brand new standard which specifies tests methods for superconducting alternating current (AC) cables. The forward-looking document is published by IEC Technical Committee (TC) 20.
  • Form and substance

    15 January 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    A new edition of IEC 62474 makes chemical substance reporting easier for suppliers and manufacturers in the supply chain, helping them meet regulatory requirements.
  • How to mitigate cyber threats

    15 July 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee (TC) 65: Industrial process measurement, control and automation, has recently published IEC 62443-4-1 on the life-cycle requirements for secure product development in industrial automation and...
  • Clean bill of health

    15 June 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    A new edition (IEC 61010-2-101) of a best-selling International Standard fills a gap and meets manufacturer requirements for the safety of medical equipment. There is no other equivalent.
  • A common language for IoT

    15 May 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of everything: the technology is impacting a huge number of sectors, from the transmission and distribution of electricity to the devices we use in our cities...
  • Making prepayment meters future proof

    15 May 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 13: Electrical energy management and control, has published a new Standard which significantly enhances the security of electricity metering prepayment systems, widely used in developing countries around the world...
  • Trust in lab work

    15 March 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, ISO/IEC 17025 has become the international reference for testing laboratories and for calibration laboratories around the world. The Standard contains requirements for...
  • Is your IEC Standards library up-to-date?

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC Webstore, the one-stop shop for the purchase of IEC International Standards and other Publications, is now offering its customers new features that should help them keep up-to-date with their collections of IEC...
  • Solar thermal first

    15 January 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 117: Solar thermal electric plants, publishes its first two Technical Specifications (TS) on solar radiation data sets.
  • Baptism of fire

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Health and safety have always been key drivers behind the publication of IEC Standards. Electricity can be dangerous and electrotechnical equipment and systems can cause different types of hazards if not used according...
  • Is the future of lighting in OLED?

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The lighting market has been concentrating on energy-efficient solutions for years. After lamps relying on light emitting diode (LED) technology, new solutions based on organic LED (OLED) are emerging. Relevant...
  • Energy efficient is definitely cool

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Refrigerators are among the first appliances purchased by practically any household that has electricity access. Unlike many other appliances they are permanently plugged in, so ensuring they are energy efficient is...