To ensure the safety of household refrigeration appliances, the IEC has published a revised version of its safety standard IEC 60335-2-24, Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety –Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ic
In response to market demand, IEC is now offering new editions of its most popular standards with comments by technical experts. Known as Commented Versions (CMV), these publications provide commentary on the major changes between the new edition of the standard and the previous one.
Eighty-seven per cent of the respondents to a recent survey have identified making processes and facilities safer as a primary benefit of standards. The survey was sent to standardization experts in North America, as well as some in South America and Europe.
Electricity is the backbone operating much of a modern city. It ensures safety through lighting and traffic signalling systems and enables communications with broadcasting, Internet and phone services. Medical equipment relies on electricity as do the electronic payments used in store
Each year on 14 October, the members of IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day. It is a tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the International Standards that make the products that we use safe and efficient.
Students from around the world have the opportunity to test their knowledge of technology and science at the International Standards Olympiad that will take place in South Korea from 23 – 25 July. This event is sponsored by the IEC.
Laser technology is widely used today, in areas stretching from printing to surgical operations. It is so ubiquitous that we easily forget that it can be dangerous for our health if it does not meet the strictest safety benchmarks.