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Industrial | Monthly bulletin | February 2020

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Heavy Industries

 

UK

 

The United Kingdom has left the European Union

 

On the 1st February 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. At this moment there is a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current standards and legislations for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. New legislations will take effect on the 1st January 2021.

 

For further general information about Brexit click here to visit the GOV.UK website.

 

Europe/International – ATEX

 

Standards updates

 

The below table summarises the most recent standard updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of availability: date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat.

 

(**) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC/CEN) have to be withdrawn.

 

CENELEC/CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Availability(*)

Supersedes

EN ISO 80079-36:2016/AC:2019

Explosive atmospheres - Part 36: Non-electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Basic method and requirements - Technical Corrigendum 1 (ISO 80079-36:2016/Cor 1:2019)

2019-12-18

 

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (**)

Supersedes

EN IEC 60079-19:2019

Explosive atmospheres - Part 19: Equipment repair, overhaul and reclamation

2022-11-22

EN 60079-19:2011
EN 60079-19:2011/A1:2015

 

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC 60079:2020 SER 

Explosive atmospheres - ALL PARTS

2020-01-20

 

Europe – Construction products

 

Regulation proposals

 

The below table summarises the most recent regulation proposals made to the European Commission (Non-exhaustive):

 

Notification number

Countries

Title

2019/640/D

Germany

Draft Model Building Regulation (MBO) - version November 2002, as last amended by resolution of the Conference of Construction Ministers of 27 September 2019

2019/641/D

Germany

Fifth amendment to the basis for assessment of metallic materials coming into contact with drinking water (Metal assessment basis)

2019/646/D

Germany

First amendment to the Basis of assessment for plastics and other organic materials in contact with drinking water (KTW-BWGL)

2019/645/NL

Netherlands

Order amending the Building Decree 2012 and the Environmental Structures Decree with regard to the improvement of construction safety as well as of safety and health in structures and certain other amendments

 

Europe/International – Machinery

 

Standards updates

 

Please see below a table summarising the most recent standard updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

CENELEC/CEN

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN 12301:2019

Plastics and rubber machines - Calenders - Safety requirements

2021-06-30

EN 12301:2000+A1:2008

EN ISO 28927-1:2019

Hand-held portable power tools - Test methods for evaluation of vibration emission - Part 1: Angle and vertical grinders (ISO 28927-1:2019)

2020-06-30

EN ISO 28927-1:2009/A1:2017
EN ISO 28927-1:2009

 

IEC Standards

Reference

Title

Publication date

IEC 60204:2020 SER 

Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - ALL PARTS

2020-01-06