conformity assessment

  • Ten years of marine energy standardization

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, a number of different technologies are being developed to extract energy from oceans, such as tidal, river and ocean current and wave power. Though only a few large-scale systems currently operate, several are...
  • 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...
  • Dealing with known unknowns – and knowns

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Natural and industrial or accidental disasters can take many forms and have devastating human and material consequences. Some may be forecast, others not, and there may be a range of significantly different outcomes...
  • Growing the IEC next generation

    21 April 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Learn more about how IEC Young Professionals are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.
  • Energy Efficiency starts at home

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, numerous machines and devices powered by electricity can be found in our homes. Take, for example, the kitchen. This room alone probably has a dishwasher, an oven and a fridge, not to mention an array of smaller...
  • Smarter than the average lamppost

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you just trying to find that elusive parking space? It’s simple…ask the lamppost!
  • With a little help from ADAS

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are developed to automate, adapt and/or enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.
  • The Ex sector turns to EVs

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    When the term electric vehicle (EV) comes up, it usually brings to mind electric cars and possibly buses or other means of urban transportation. Seldom do we see the mention of industrial vehicles, although they...
  • The next generation of IEC leaders

    21 March 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about how YPs are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.
  • Upcoming global events (March-June 2017)

    21 March 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.
  • Smart home: a life-changing experience

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    While recent developments in home automation are bound to make anyone’s life easier, there are certain categories of the population for which it may be a life-changing experience: elderly and/or disabled people have very...
  • Dusty business

    21 March 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Some industry sectors are automatically associated with explosive (Ex) atmospheres – oil and gas, petrochemical plants, mining and in particular coal mining. Many others won’t necessarily come to mind although the risk...
  • Nailing safety

    21 March 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Power tools are lighter, perform better and last longer, thanks to improved cordless battery technology, benefiting professionals in manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and construction, and amateurs alike. This booming...
  • Expanded scope for SyC AAL

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor interoperability in the use of AAL...
  • A certificate in record time

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Demand for the use of solid state technology for general and specific lighting applications continues to grow at a very rapid pace. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in particular, on the market since the early 1960s, have...
  • The dynamics of success

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The oil and gas industry sector has faced many challenges in recent years. The severe drop in oil prices has affected companies and economies throughout the world. In parallel, the need to for developed and developing...

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