conformity assessment

  • Electronics essential for sustainable energy model

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The demand for energy is growing fast, for electricity even faster. To meet the needs of over 9 billion people by 2050, energy production will have to double while at the same time greenhouse gas emissions will have to...
  • Fossil fuels in the energy mix

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While the part of renewable energy sources - solar, wind, marine and hydro - in the energy mix has been growing steadily in recent years, fossil fuels still play a major role in energy generation, distribution and...
  • A place in the sun

    15 July 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the price of photovoltaic (PV) systems continues to tumble and the requirement for cleaner renewable forms of energy grows, more and more of our energy needs will be met by PV-generated power. The IEC is a leader in...
  • 2017 IEC Awards

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more...
  • Strengthening participation

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Each year sees an increase not only in the number of countries participating in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme but also in the number of International Standards adopted as national ones, national electrotechnical...
  • IEC future leaders and experts

    21 June 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    IEC National Committees have selected the IEC 2017 Young Professionals who will represent them at this year’s workshop, to be held in Vladivostok, Russia, from 9-11 October 2017, during the IEC 2017 General Meeting.
  • A global approach

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    All IEC regional centres are focal points for IEC standardization activities in their respective part of the world. They have greatly contributed to raising awareness on and promoting the Commission through country...
  • Instilling confidence in a whole industry

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Established in 2014, IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications, is the newest of the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems.
  • Smart, safe and reliable

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Inventions of past centuries have paved the way for today’s technological innovations. This is the case for many of the electronic components that we use so liberally today. The Leyden Jar, for instance, is the ancestor...
  • Number one in its field

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Year in, year out, the list of incidents happening in hazardous areas doesn’t seem to be diminishing. The oil and gas sector has had its share of fires and explosions, obviously, that have been widely reported both in...
  • The importance of testing against International Standards

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the workplace and industry run off electricity. Such machines and equipment can be dangerous if they malfunction, causing explosions, fires or electrocuting...
  • Dealing with natural and industrial disasters

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Natural and industrial or accidental disasters can take many forms and have devastating human and material consequences. Some may be prevented or their impact mitigated through forecast, others not. Rescuing victims and...
  • 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...
  • In the home stretch

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    From smart clothes to talking cows: the IEC prepares Standards for the latest wearable applications.
  • Helping prevent a cyber nightmare

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Standardization work by the IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs), and by the Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) set up by the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is...
  • Obituary - Dave W. Smith

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness that the IEC learnt of the passing away of former IECQ Chair Dave W. Smith on 20 June 2017.
  • Green connections

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Smart and connectivity are two of the words that probably best describe our society in the 21st century. Everyone and everything is connected nowadays, or soon will be. Cities, buildings, homes, farms, industrial plants...
  • China on the agenda

    21 May 2017 by Claire Marchand
    IECEx, the IEC System for Certification for Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres, chose to hold the 2017 IECEx International Conference in Shanghai, China, on 11-12 April 2017.

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