batteries

  • Batteries for a sustainable world

    15 July 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The work of Technical Committee 21 reflects the changes in battery technology over the last 20 years. Standardizing safety requirements is more essential than ever before.
  • 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...
  • Upcoming global events

    15 February 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • Clean air moves boost interest in electric trucks

    15 February 2018 by Peter Feuilherade
    The electrification of commercial vans and trucks is being driven by a combination of technological advances in passenger electric vehicles and moves by governments and cities around the world to reduce greenhouse gas...
  • Air transport required to clean up its act

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Transportation is a major source of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG); air transport is a contributor and efforts have been under way to cut emissions from the sector for many years. These are not limited to cutting...
  • Energy efficiency to recover power for the future

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Energy efficiency (EE) is the most important and easily available source of energy; it can be collected along the entire energy chain, from generation, transmission and storage to final use in industry, homes or...
  • Independence Day

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Using new technology and gadgets to help the elderly and people with disabilities stay independent in and outside the home is the approach favoured by most health specialists, not to mention policymakers and governments...
  • Driving the future

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are changing agriculture in...
  • Wear your health on your sleeve

    21 May 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New flexible and organic printing technologies are revolutionizing the medical wearable device market and the IEC is establishing the key relevant International Standards.
  • Self-powering the internet of things

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The rapidly growing number of connected devices that form the backbone of the internet of things must become self-powered. The US research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8,4 billion connected things...
  • Mitigating the risks and impact of explosions

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Explosions in a wide range of industrial or other installations can be caused by the wrong or faulty equipment, and/or by poor operating procedures or mistakes. Risks can be significantly reduced if equipment and systems...
  • Plug and play for refugees

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Access to clean and affordable energy for all is a sustainable development goal for the United Nations and the IEC is contributing to the effort with a number of its International Standards. While access to electricity...
  • Robots to the rescue

    21 April 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Rapid advances in technology are revolutionizing the roles of aerial, terrestrial and maritime robotic systems in disaster relief, search and rescue (SAR) and salvage operations. Robots and drones can be deployed quickly...
  • Safe EV charging

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular in many parts of the world, ensuring that charging systems for these operate safely and reliably is central to wider EV adoption. This rests to a significant extent on IEC...
  • Upcoming global events (April-June 2017)

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • Brave new car world

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    What is the future for cars, buses and trucks? Manufacturers are competing to stay relevant in the years ahead. The IEC is also paving the way with a number of forward-looking Standards.
  • Farming (r)evolution

    21 April 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    The market for agricultural robots has the opportunity for significant expansion: the farming world needs to increase global production whilst it also faces challenges such as reduced availability and the rising costs of...
  • Energy harvest ‘feeds’ road vehicles

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Recovering energy can offer attractive solutions for providing additional power to motor vehicles at the same time as cutting their fuel consumption and emissions. They rely on a number of systems that recover thermal...
  • Safety Standards for sealed batteries for portable use

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As the range and demands placed by portable electrical and electronic applications expand rapidly, IEC International Standards for portable sealed secondary batteries are being regularly reviewed. Two International...