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  • IEC signs Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

    15 March 2019 by Claire Marchand
    The opening ceremony for the Declaration on Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development took place on 14 May 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The IEC is one of its signatories.
  • Targeting safety, growing popularity

    15 April 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous areas/locations – which can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts, are by no means restricted to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry...
  • Croatia to host IECEx event

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    In just six years, the IECEx international conferences have made their mark and have become must-attend events on the annual conference circuit for the Ex industry sector. After Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2012...
  • UNECE holds 4th Session Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

    15 January 2018 by Antoinette Price
    According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables Market Report series for 2017, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, thanks to a strong solar PV...
  • Improving relevance and efficiency

    21 August 2017 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    Highlights of the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) meeting, which took place during the 81th IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Battle for the connected car

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Automotive giants and telecoms outfits must work together to make way for the connected car but they have opposing views of how it should come about. One of the friction points is cyber security. The IEC is working with...
  • Are we driving or ride sharing?

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    In the next decade, cars will be well on the way to, or have reached the goal of becoming fully self-driving. As the industry continues to develop new levels of autonomous vehicles, the whole notion of personal transport...
  • 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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