(3.) 5 GHz RLAN: Harmonised Standard
covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU, Draft ETSI EN 301 893 V2.0.7, November 2016.
There are two current National and European standards that cover the aspect of architectural powder coating, BS 6496:1984, which, despite it being superseded, is still referred to and BS EN 122061:2004 which is the current harmonised standard
. The Qualicoat Standard, now in its 14th edition, encompasses BS EN 122061:2004, in fact this revised standard was compiled along the lines of the European Qualicoat standard at the time.
And so it is timely that an acquaintance of the Editor should have contacted us to air his concerns that a new harmonised standard
may well cause more problems than it solves.
By means of the harmonised standard
DIN EN ISO 4126-4 POSVs are now also approved in Europe.
THE PRESIDENT of the European Commission has indicated he favours a harmonised standard
for European Union (EU) airport security that includes the installation of body scanners.
Control and instrumentation trade body Gambica is warning that a telecoms industry-inspired attempt to write a harmonised standard
for wireless systems could have the effect of not allowing current industrial wireless systems to function at all.
BS EN 14363: Part 1 is the latest Harmonised Standard
which covers non-electrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres under group II of ATEX 94/9/EC.
The aim of this three-way meeting, the third and probably the last according to stakeholders, is to find a common ground on the institutions' last difference of views: rules under which a party may object to a harmonised standard
or technical specification.
The European Committee for electrotechnical standardisation (CENELEC) has been charged with the revision of the harmonised standard
. In the meantime, manufacturers will need to undertake a specific risk assessment of certain features and include, for example, thermally or electrically tripped circuit breakers or other appropriate means of guaranteeing product safety.
The most substantial changes accepted by the Commission (and the Council) were made by amendments that limit use of European technical assessments (ETAs) to situations where the product in question is not covered or only partially covered by a harmonised standard
. The ETA serves as a parallel route to the CE mark: it enables a manufacturer to request the creation of a new harmonised technical specification adapted to its product through the development of a European assessment document (EAD), which has a function comparable to that of harmonised standards