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Environmental Bulletin December-February 2014-15 Issue n27

CEN Environmental Helpdesk

Environmental
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Overview of CEN Technical Bodies activities related to the inclusion of
environmental issues in standardization

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December - February 2014-15 - Highlights


Sector specific overview
CEN Environmental Helpdesk ..................................................................................................................... 1
December - February 2014-15 - Highlights ................................................................................................. 2
Construction ................................................................................................................................................ 3
CEN/TC 47
Atomizing oil burners and their components - Function - Safety - Testing3
CEN/TC 88
Thermal insulating materials and products ............................................ 4
CEN/TC 155 Plastics piping systems and ducting systems .......................................... 4
CEN/TC 163 Sanitary appliances ................................................................................. 5
CEN/TC 164 Water supply ........................................................................................... 5
CEN/TC 165 Waste water engineering ........................................................................ 6
CEN/TC 166 Chimneys ................................................................................................. 7
CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics .......................................................................................... 8
CEN/TC 323 Raised access floors............................................................................... 11
CEN/TC 341 Geotechnical Investigation and Testing ................................................ 11
Energy and utilities.................................................................................................................................... 12
CEN/TC 312 Thermal solar systems and components .................................................. 12
Environment.............................................................................................................................................. 12
CEN/TC 292 Characterization of waste ..................................................................... 12
CEN/TC 345 Characterization of soils ........................................................................ 13
CEN/WS 074 GoT-HOMBRE ........................................................................................ 14
Health and safety ...................................................................................................................................... 15
CEN/TC 305 Potentially explosive atmospheres - Explosion prevention and protection 15
Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning .................................................................................... 16
CEN/TC 62
Independent gas-fired space heaters .................................................... 16
CEN/TC 109 Central heating boilers using gaseous fuels .......................................... 17
CEN/TC 130 Space heating appliances without integral heat sources...................... 17
CEN/TC 182 Refrigerating systems, safety and environmental requirements .......... 18
Machinery ................................................................................................................................................. 19
CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry ............................ 19
CEN/TC 151 Construction equipment and building material machines - Safety ....... 19
CEN/TC 196 Machines for underground mines - Safety ............................................ 21
CEN/TC 197 Pumps.................................................................................................... 21
Measurement ............................................................................................................................................ 22
CEN/TC 237 22
CEN/CLC/JWG CMI Continuous measuring instruments ............................................ 22
Transport ................................................................................................................................................... 23
CEN/TC 274 Aircraft ground support equipment ...................................................... 23
Relevant BT Decisions ............................................................................................................................... 24
Corrections ................................................................................................................................................ 24

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Construction
CEN/TC 47

Atomizing oil burners and their components - Function - Safety - Testing

Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00047040 - prEN 267 rev


Forced draught burners for liquid fuels
Scope
This European Standard specifies the terminology, the general requirements for the
construction and operation of forced draught oil burners and also the provision of
control and safety devices, and the test procedure for these burners. This European
Standard applies to forced draught oil burners supplied with: fuel based on first
raffinates and their mixtures with biogenous liquid fuels having a viscosity at the
burner inlet of 1,6 mm2/s (cSt) up to 6 mm2/s (cSt) at 20 C; and higher boiling
petroleum based first raffinates (viscosity greater than 6 mm2/s), that require
preheating for proper atomization. This European Standard is applicable to: single
burners fitted to a single combustion chamber; single burners fitted to an
appliance with additional requirements; NOTE When additional requirements apply
which are not identified or specified in this standard, the specification of the required
safety measures and/or protective devices and compliance with them is outside the
scope of this standard. single-fuel and dual-fuel burners when operating on oil
only; the oil function of dual-fuel burners designed to operate simultaneously on
gaseous and liquid fuels. This European Standard deals with all significant machine
hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to burners, when they are used as
intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable, see
Annex J. This European Standard also deals with the additional requirements for the
burners in the scope with pressurized parts and/or firing pressurized bodies, see
Annex K. This European Standard specifies the requirements to ensure the safety
during commissioning, start-up, operation, shut-down and maintenance. This
European Standard deals also with forced draught burners intended to be used with
biogenous liquid fuels, mixtures. This European Standard deals also with burners

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equipment to increase the total appliance efficiency; see Annex M.

CEN/TC 88

Thermal insulating materials and products

Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00088384
Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made calcium silicate (CS)
products - Specification
Scope
made calcium silicate products with or without lamination which are used for the
thermal insulation of buildings. The products are manufactured in the form of boards,
pipe sections, segments and prefabricated ware. This standard describes product
characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking
and labelling. Products covered by this standard are also used in prefabricated
thermal insulation systems and composite panels; the structural performance of
systems incorporating these products is not covered. This standard does not specify
the required level or class of a given property that shall be achieved by a product to
demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a
given application can be found in regulations and invitations to tender. This standard
is not valid for products with declared thermal resistance lower ...m2K/W or a
declared thermal conductivity greater than ... W/mK at 10C. This standard does not
cover products intended to be used for the insulation of the building equipment and
industrial installations..

Comment

CEN/TC 155 Plastics piping systems and ducting systems


Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00155825
Plastics piping systems - Components for storm water handling - Specifications for
systems
Scope

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Mechanical resistance of tank (modular system) including geotextiles or membranes


and connections between the boxes * including site assembled, pre-assembled *
based on current knowledge of excavation, bedding and backfilling * Shear load and
fatigue * Parameters of the functional performance, maintenance, inspection of the
tank during expected lifetime * including, attenuation, infiltration, reuse, buffering...

CEN/TC 163 Sanitary appliances


Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00163112 - prEN 14527 rev


Shower trays for domestic purposes
Scope
This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods and procedures for
evaluation of conformity for shower trays used for domestic purposes which ensure
that the product, when installed, used and maintained in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions, will satisfy cleanability and durability when used for
personal hygiene. This standard is applicable to all sizes and shapes of shower trays.
This standard does not cover shower trays for use with medical provisions. NOTE 1
For the purpose of this standard the term "domestic purposes" includes use in hotels,
accommodation for students, hospitals and similar buildings. NOTE 2 Annex A lists
characteristics of materials commonly used for manufacturing shower trays

Comment

CEN/TC 164 Water supply


Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New standard
adopted

00164511 - EN 15768:2015
Influence of materials on water intended for human consumption - GC-MS
identification of water leachable organic substances
Scope
This European Standard describes a method for detecting and identifying organic

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chemicals that are amenable to GC-MS analysis using the procedures described and
which can migrate from a product into water intended for human consumption. This
European Standard does not provide all the necessary tools to completely identify all
the substances that are detected. A method of semi-quantitatively estimating the
concentrations of the organic substances detected is also provided, however,
concentrations should only be seen as indicative. NOTE The method to be used for
the preparation of migration waters is specified by separate EN's, as noted below

CEN/TC 165 Waste water engineering


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00165281 - EN 295-4:2013/prA1
Vitrified clay pipe systems for drains and sewers - Part 4: Requirements for adaptors,
connectors and flexible couplings
Scope
This European Standard specifies requirements for adaptors and connectors made
from vitrified clay and/or other suitable materials for use with vitrified clay pipes and
fittings for buried drain and sewer systems for the conveyance of wastewater
(including domestic wastewater, surface water and rainwater) under gravity and
periodic hydraulic surcharge or under continuous low head of pressure. Adaptors and
connectors include insertable fittings, sealing rings for cut pipes and heat-shrinkable
sleeves. This standard also applies for metal banded flexible couplings and adaptors
and specifies requirements for rubber, polyurethane, stainless steel and other
components used for them.

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00165282 - prEN 13564-1 rev


Anti-flooding devices for buildings - Part 1: Requirements
Scope
This European Standard specifies types and requirements for materials, performance,
design, construction and marking for factory made anti-flooding devices for faecal
and/or non-faecal waste water for use in drainage systems of buildings, or within the
curtilage of buildings, operated under gravity.

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December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00165283
Onsite water reuse systems - Part 1: The reuse of greywater
Scope
This standard gives the general specifications on design, sizing, installation,
identification, commissioning and maintenance of systems for the reuse of greywater
on site.

CEN/TC 166 Chimneys


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00166109 - prEN 1457-1 rev


Chimney - Clay/ceramic flue liners - Part 1: Flue liners operating under dry conditions Requirements and test methods
Scope
This European Standard is a product standard for clay/ceramic flue liners operating
under dry conditions with solid walls or walls with vertical perforations for use in the
construction of multiwall chimneys and flue pipes which serve to convey products of
combustion from fireplaces or heating appliances to the outside atmosphere by
negative or positive pressure. It includes the flue liners used for domestic and
industrial chimneys which are not structurally independent (free-standing). This
European Standard specifies the performance requirements for factory made flue
liners and chimney fittings. Testing including thermal testing with or without
insulation, marking and inspection are covered by this standard. This part does not
cover flue liners operating under wet conditions.

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00166110 - prEN 1457-2 rev


Chimneys - Clay/ceramic flue liners - Part 2: Flue liners operating under wet
conditions - Requirements and test methods
Scope
This European Standard is a product standard for clay/ceramic flue liners operating
under wet conditions with solid walls or walls with vertical perforations for use in the
construction of multiwall chimneys and flue pipes which serve to convey products of
combustion from fireplaces or heating appliances to the outside atmosphere by

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negative or positive pressure. It includes the flue liners used for domestic and
industrial chimneys which are not structurally independent (free-standing). This
European Standard specifies the performance requirements for factory made flue
liners and chimney fittings. Testing including thermal testing with or without
insulation, marking and inspection are covered by this standard. Flue liners that are
specified to this standard will meet the requirements of EN 1457-1 with the same
working temperature, pressure, designation and soot fire resistance.

CEN/TC 189 Geosynthetics


Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New standard
adopted

00189227 - EN 13265:2014+A1:2015
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products - Characteristics required for use in liquid
waste containment projects
Scope
This European Standard specifies the relevant characteristics of geotextiles and
geotextile-related products used in liquid waste containment projects, and the
appropriate test methods to determine these characteristics. The intended use of
these geotextiles or geotextile-related products is to fulfil one or more of the
following functions: filtration, reinforcement and protection. This European Standard
is not applicable to geosynthetic barriers, as defined in EN ISO 10318. This European
Standard provides for the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of
the product to this European Standard and for factory production control procedures.
NOTE Particular application cases may contain requirements regarding additional
properties and preferably standardised test methods, if they are technically
relevant. This European Standard may be used to derive design values by taking into
account factors within the context of the definitions given in EN 1997 1 (Eurocode 7),
e.g. factors of safety. The design life of the product should be determined, since its
function may be temporary, as a construction expediency, or permanent, for the
lifetime of the structure.

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February
2015

New standard
adopted

00189228 - EN 13257:2014+A1:2015
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products - Characteristics required for use in solid
waste disposals
Scope
This European Standard specifies the relevant characteristics of geotextiles and
geotextile-related products used in solid waste disposals, and the appropriate test
methods to determine these characteristics. The intended use of these geotextiles or
geotextile-related products is to fulfil one or more of the following functions:
filtration, separation, reinforcement and protection. The separation function will
always occur in conjunction with filtration or reinforcement, and hence will not be
specified alone. This European Standard is not applicable to geosynthetic barriers, as
defined in EN ISO 10318. This European Standard provides for the assessment and
verification of constancy of performance of the product to this European Standard
and for factory production control procedures. NOTE Particular application cases may
contain requirements regarding additional properties and preferably standardized
test methods, if they are technically relevant. This European Standard may be used to
derive design values by taking into account factors within the context of the
definitions given in EN 1997 1 (Eurocode 7), e.g. factors of safety. The design life of
the product should be determined, since its function may be temporary, as a
construction expediency, or permanent, for the lifetime of the structure.

February
2015

New standard
adopted

00189230 - EN 13252:2014+A1:2015
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products - Characteristics required for use in
drainage systems
Scope
This European Standard specifies the relevant characteristics of geotextiles and
geotextile-related products used in drainage systems and the appropriate test
methods to determine these characteristics. The intended use of these geotextiles or
geotextile-related products is to fulfil one or more of the following functions:
filtration, separation and drainage. The separation function is always used in
conjunction with filtration or drainage. Accordingly, separation will never be specified
alone. This European Standard is not applicable to geosynthetic barriers, as defined in
EN ISO 10318. This European Standard provides for the assessment and verification of
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constancy of performance of the product to this European Standard and for factory
production control procedures. This European Standard defines requirements to be
met by manufacturers and distributors with regard to the presentation of product
properties. NOTE Particular application cases may contain requirements regarding
additional properties and preferably standardised test methods, if they are
technically relevant. This European Standard may be used to derive design values by
taking into account factors within the context of the definitions given in EN 1997 1
(Eurocode 7), e.g. factors of safety. The design life of the product should be
determined, since its function may be temporary, as a construction expediency, or
permanent, for the lifetime of the structure.
February
2015

New standard
adopted

00189235 - EN 13253:2014+A1:2015
Geotextiles and geotextile-related products - Characteristics required for use in
erosion control works (coastal protection, bank revetments)
Scope
This European Standard specifies the relevant characteristics of geotextiles and
geotextile-related products used in erosion control works for preventing the
migration of fine-graded material into layers of coarser material due to alternating
hydraulic gradients, and the appropriate test methods to determine these
characteristics. This European Standard covers applications in coastal protection and
bank revetment. This European Standard does not cover surface erosion, where the
geotextile or geotextile-related product is located at the surface. The intended use of
these geotextiles or geotextile-related products is to fulfil one or more of the
following functions: filtration, separation, and reinforcement. The separation function
will always occur in conjunction with filtration or reinforcement, and hence will not
be specified alone. This European Standard is not applicable to geosynthetic barriers,
as defined in EN ISO 10318. This European Standard provides for the assessment and
verification of constancy of performance of the product to this European Standard
and for factory production control procedures. NOTE Particular application cases may
contain requirements regarding additional properties and preferably standardised
test methods, if they are technically relevant. This European Standard may be used to
derive design values by taking into account factors within the context of the
definitions given in EN 1997 1 (Eurocode 7), e.g. factors of safety. The design life of
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the product should be determined, since its function may be temporary, as a


construction expediency, or permanent, for the lifetime of the structure.

CEN/TC 323 Raised access floors


Date

Action

Description

January
2014

Revised Business
Plan

4.3 Environmental aspects


CEN/TC 235 is committed with environmental aspects during the annual plenary
meetings and draws the attention of its substructure on how to address these issues
within their field and responsibility.
TC 235/WG 1 will deal with the environmental issues associated with their work
when drafting new or revising existing standards.
Maximum commitment will be undertake by the TC in taking care on environmental
aspects using the tools provided by CEN (Guide 4, Environmental Checklist, CEN/EHD
etc.)..

Comment

CEN/TC 341 Geotechnical Investigation and Testing


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New standard
published

00341073 - EN ISO 17892-1:2014


Geotechnical investigation and testing - Laboratory testing of soil - Part 1:
Determination of water content (ISO 17892-1:2014)
Scope
This document specifies the laboratory determination of the water (moisture) content
of a soil test specimen by oven-drying. The water content is required as a guide to
classification of natural soils and as a control criterion in re-compacted soils and is
measured on samples used for most field and laboratory tests. The oven-drying
method is the definitive procedure used in usual laboratory practice.

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Energy and utilities


CEN/TC 312 Thermal solar systems and components
Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00312039 - prEN 12975 rev


Thermal solar systems and components Solar collectors General requirements
Scope
This European Standard specifies performance requirements for fluid heating solar
collectors with respect to mechanical resistance to climatic loads, reaction to fire and
external fire performance, weather tightness, release of dangerous substances,
electrical safety, operating pressure, sound level, thermal output and collector
efficiency. Fluids included are anti-freeze fluids, thermo oil, air and water which are
not intended for human consumption. The intended use of the solar collector is to
heat up the working fluid. This European Standard also includes provisions for
assessment and verification of constancy of performance to these requirements. This
European Standard covers only the solar collector consisting of its components: e.g.
absorber, frame, insulation and glazing; It does not cover the fluid. It is applicable to
glazed and unglazed solar collectors, flat plate solar collectors, evacuated tubular
solar collectors, concentrating solar collectors, tracking solar collectors and thermalelectrical hybrid solar collectors (so called PVT collectors). It is not applicable to those
solar collectors, in which the thermal storage unit is an integral part of the solar
collector to such an extent, that the heat production process cannot be separated
from the storage process for the purpose of making measurements of these two
processes.

Comment

Environment
CEN/TC 292 Characterization of waste
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Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00292090
Characterization of waste - Determination of the development of flammable gases
within solid waste in case of contact with water
Scope
This standard applies to the determination of the development of flammable gases of
solid waste in case of contact with water in connection with the transportation,
storage and / or disposal of waste

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00292091
Characterization of waste - Determination of the content of elements and substances
in waste
Scope
The proposed method consists in determining the elements and substances content
of waste. It applies to laboratory samples of liquid and solid wastes. This document
specifies the minimum laboratory methods and performance requirements for
analysis of laboratory samples of liquid and solid waste to determine the inorganic
elements and organic substances content of waste up to a cumulated mass of at least
90% or a close and highest possible mass.

Comment

CEN/TC 345 Characterization of soils


Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New standard
adopted

00345059 - EN ISO 16198:2015


Soil quality - Plant-based test to assess the environmental bioavailability of trace
elements to plants (ISO 16198:2015)
Scope
The plant-based test, hereafter called the biotest, enables estimation of the
environmental bioavailability of trace elements to plants either basically as

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concentration in shoots and roots or in a more integrative way as the net uptake flux
in plants. The biotest procedure includes two successive steps: (i) a pre-growth of
plants in hydroponics and (ii) a growth of plants in contact with soil samples. The
concentration in shoots and roots as well as the net uptake flux of trace elements in
plants are determined at the end of the second step of the biotest procedure. This
biotest is applicable to the assessment of environmental bioavailability of trace
elements to plants, more particularly agricultural plants, in soils or soil materials
under oxic conditions, considering that: - Three plant species (cabbage, Brassica
oleracea; tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea; tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum; see 7.1)
are suggested in the standardised biotest procedure, but additional target-plant
species can also be used (see Annex A), - The standardised biotest procedure is
validated for a range of trace elements including arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd),
chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), nickel (Ni) and zinc (Zn), but additional trace
elements can be also accounted for (see Annex A). The application of this biotest to
soils and soil materials includes soils amended before or after field sampling with
composts, sludges, wastewaters and other (waste) materials.

CEN/WS 074 GoT-HOMBRE


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WS adopted

WS074001 - CWA 16833:2014


Glossary of Terms for Holistic Management of Brownfield Regeneration (GoTHOMBRE)
Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for
quantification and communication (ISO/TS 14067:2013)
Scope
This CEN Workshop Agreement provides terms and definitions that could be used for
the communication and discussion of issues related to holistic management of
brownfield regeneration and land management/land use planning in general..

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Health and safety


CEN/TC 305 Potentially explosive atmospheres - Explosion prevention and protection
Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00305144 - prCEN/TR 15281 rev


Guidance on Inerting for the Prevention of Explosions
Scope
Inerting is a measure to prevent explosions. By feeding inert gas into a system which
is to be protected against an explosion, the oxygen content is reduced below a certain
concentration until no explosion can occur. The addition of sufficient inert gas to
make any mixture non-flammable when mixed with air (absolute inerting) is only
required in rare occasions. The requirements for absolute inerting will be discussed.
Inerting may also be used to influence the ignition and explosion characteristics of an
explosive atmosphere. The guidance given on inerting is also applicable to prevent an
explosion in case of a fire. The following cases are not covered by the guideline: admixture of an inert dust to a combustible dust; - inerting of flammable atmospheres
by wire mesh flame traps in open spaces of vessels and tanks; - fire fighting; - avoiding
an explosive atmosphere by exceeding the upper explosion limit of a flammable
substance. Inerting which is sufficient to prevent an explosion is not a protective
measure to prevent fires, self-ignition, exothermic reactions or a deflagration of dust
layers and deposits.

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00305145 - prEN 1127-1 rev


Explosive atmospheres - Explosion prevention and protection - Part 1: Basic concepts
and methodology
Scope
This European Standard specifies methods for the identification and assessment of
hazardous situations leading to explosion and the design and construction measures
appropriate for the required safety. This is achieved by: - risk assessment; - risk
reduction. The safety of equipment, protective systems and components can be
achieved by eliminating hazards and/or limiting the risk, i.e. by: a) appropriate design
(without using safeguarding); b) safeguarding; c) information for use; d) any other

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preventive measures. Measures in accordance with a) (prevention) and b)


(protection) against explosions are dealt with in Clause 6, measures according to c)
against explosions are dealt with in Clause 7. Measures in accordance with d) are not
specified in this European Standard. They are dealt with in EN ISO 12100:2010, Clause
6. The preventive and protective measures described in this European Standard will
not provide the required level of safety unless the equipment, protective systems and
components are operated within their intended use and are installed and maintained
according to the relevant codes of practice or requirements. This standard specifies
general design and construction methods to help designers and manufacturers in
achieving explosion safety in the design of equipment, protective systems and
components. This European Standard is applicable to any equipment, protective
systems and components intended to be used in potentially explosive atmospheres,
under atmospheric conditions. These atmospheres can arise from flammable
materials processed, used or released by the equipment, protective systems and
components or from materials in the vicinity of the equipment, protective systems
and components and/or from the materials of construction of the equipment,
protective systems and components. This European Standard is applicable to
equipment, protective systems and components at all stages of its use. (....)

Heating, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning


CEN/TC 62

Independent gas-fired space heaters

Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00062026 - prEN 509 rev


Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances
Scope
This European Standard specifies the requirements and test methods for the
construction, safety, and marking of decorative fuel effect gas appliances not
exceeding a nominal heat input of 20 kW, (based on the net calorific value),
thereafter referred to as appliances. This standard is applicable to appliances that are
designed to simulate a solid fuel fire and incorporate a natural draught burner with or

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without an ignition burner. The appliances are for decorative purposes only and are
not heating appliances. This standard is applicable to type BAS, as described in 4.2.2,
decorative fuel effect gas appliances that are designed to be installed within a noncombustible builder's opening or a non-combustible fireplace recess. In addition, this
standard is applicable to decorative fuel-effect gas appliances that are designed to be
installed under a non-combustible canopy which may be independent or integral with
a flue box, for which additional requirements are specified in annex C.

CEN/TC 109 Central heating boilers using gaseous fuels


Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00109049 - FprEN 13203-5


Gas-fired domestic appliances producing hot water - Part 5: Assessment of energy
consumption of gas fired appliances combined with electrical heat pump
Scope
This European Standard is applicable to gas-fired appliances producing domestic hot
water. It applies to both instantaneous and storage gas-fired appliances combined
with electrical heat pump. It applies to a package marketed as single unit or fully
specified by a manufacturer that have: - a gas heat input not exceeding 70 kW; - a hot
water storage capacity not exceeding 500 litres. Standard EN 13203-1 sets out in
qualitative and quantitative terms the performance in delivery of domestic hot water
for a selected variety of uses. It also gives a system for presenting the information to
the user. This Part 5 sets out a method for assessing the energy performance of gas
fired appliances combined with heat pump with electrically driven compressor
according to EN 16147. This European standard does not apply for gas boilers with
recovery systems using combustion products as heat source for the electrical heat
pump. When the electrical heat pump does not work for domestic hot water
production in the summer period, the present standard is not applicable for energy
performances assessing, EN 13203-2 must be used.

Comment

CEN/TC 130 Space heating appliances without integral heat sources


Date

Action

Description

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January
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00130048 - prEN 215 rev


Thermostatic radiator valves - Requirements and test methods
Scope
This European Standard specifies definitions, requirements and test methods for
thermostatic radiator valves.

December
2014

New standard
adopted

00130036 - EN 16430-2:2014
Fan assisted radiators, convectors and trench convectors - Part 2: Test method and
rating for thermal output.
Scope
This European Standard applies to the thermal output testing of fan assisted
radiators, convectors and trench convectors, i.e. - fan assisted radiators and
convectors , provided the heater has a dedicated fan or fans, - trench convectors with
and without fan(s), provided the heater and the fan(s) are dedicated, - ventilation
radiators and convectors.

CEN/TC 182 Refrigerating systems, safety and environmental requirements


Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00182072 - prEN 16084 rev


Refrigerating systems and heat pumps - Qualification of tightness of components and
joints
Scope
This European Standard is intended to describe the qualification procedure for type
approval of the tightness of hermetically sealed and closed components, joints and
parts used in refrigerating systems and heat pumps as described in EN 378. The
sealed and closed components, joints and parts concerned are, in particular, fittings,
bursting discs, flanged or fitted assemblies. The tightness of flexible piping made from
non-metallic materials is dealt with in EN 1736. Metal flexible piping are covered by
this standard. The requirements contained in this document are applicable to joints of
maximum DN 50 and components of internal volume of maximum 5 l and maximum
weight of 50 kg. This document is intended to characterise their tightness stresses
met during their operations, following the fitting procedure specified by the

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manufacturer, and to specify the minimal list of necessary information to be provided


by the supplier of a component to the person in charge of carrying out this procedure.
It specifies the level of tightness of the component, as a whole, and its assembly as
specified by its manufacturer. It applies to the hermetically sealed and closed
components, joints and parts used in the refrigerating installations, including those
with seals, whatever their material and their design are. This European Standard
specifies additional requirements for mechanical joints that can be recognised as
hermetically sealed joints.

Machinery
CEN/TC 144 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry
Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New standard
adopted

00144274 - EN ISO 16119-4:2014


Agricultural and forestry machinery - Environmental requirements for sprayers - Part
4: Fixed and semi-mobile sprayers (ISO 16119-4:2014)
Scope
This standard specifies requirements and test methods for the design and
performances of fixed and semi-mobile sprayers with respect to minimize the risk of
environmental contamination. This standard applies in connection with ISO/DIS
16119-1:2010 which contains general requirements for pesticide application and
liquid fertiliser applicators

Comment

CEN/TC 151 Construction equipment and building material machines - Safety


Date

Action

Description

February
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00151433 - prEN 474-1 rev


Earth-moving machinery - Safety - Part 1: General requirements
Scope
This European Standard specifies the general safety requirements for earth-moving

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machinery 1) described in EN ISO 6165:2012, except horizontal directional drill. NOTE


1 Horizontal directional drills are covered by the EN 16228 series. This European
standard also applies to derivative machinery (see 3.1.2) designed primarily for use
with equipment to loosen, pick-up, move, transport, distribute and grade earth and
rock. This European standard gives the common safety requirements for earthmoving machinery families and is intended to be used in conjunction with one of the
EN 474 parts 2 to 12 13 These machine specific parts (EN 474-2 to - 13) do not repeat
the requirements from EN 474-1:201x, but add or replace the requirements for the
family in question. NOTE 3 The requirements specified in this part of the standard are
common to two or more families of earth- moving machinery. This part gives specific
requirements for demolition machinery. Specific requirements in EN 474 parts 2 to 13
take precedence over the respective requirements of EN 474-1:201x. For
multipurpose machinery the parts of the standard that cover the specific functions
and applications have to be used e.g. a compact loader also used as a trencher shall
use the relevant requirements of EN 474 parts 1, 3 and 10. The standard also covers
general requirements for attachments intended to be used with earth moving
machine families covered in the scope. Except for part 12 this European Standard
does not deal with the electrical hazards related to the main circuits and drives of
machinery when the principal source of energy is electrical. This European Standard
does not deal with towing of trailers. This European Standard deals with all significant
hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to earth-moving machinery, when
used as intended and under conditions foreseen but also taking taking into account
nay reasonably foreseeable misuse thereof (see Clause 4). This European Standard
specifies the appropriate technical measures to eliminate or reduce risks arising from
the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events during the whole foreseeable
lifetime of the machinery. This European Standard is not applicable to earth moving
machines, which are manufactured before the date of publication of this European
Standard by CEN. NOTE For travelling on public roads, national road safety regulations
apply (e.g. braking, steering, lighting etc). 1) For travelling on public roads the national
traffic regulations apply until harmonised requirements are available. (A CENstandard is under preparation.)

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CEN/TC 196 Machines for underground mines - Safety


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00196034 - prEN ISO 19296


Mining and earthmoving machinery - Mobile machines working underground Machine Safety (ISO/DIS 19296:2015)
Scope
Transfer of CEN WI 00196019 to ISO/TC 82 Mining under the Vienna Agreement (ISO
lead). CEN WI 00196019 "Machines for underground mines - Mobile machines
working underground - Safety - Part 1: Rubber tyred vehicles" relates to ISO
Reference ISO/CD 19296 (EN 1889-1) Mining and Earthmoving Machinery - Mobile
machines working underground - Machine Safety shall be transfered to ISO/TC 82
Mining under the Vienna Agreement (ISO lead). Otherwise there will be the risk of
conflicting requirements in Europe. ISO/TC 82 supports the transfer of the work item
to ISO/TC 82 under the Vienna Agreement - ISO-lead.

Comment

CEN/TC 197 Pumps


Date

Action

Description

December
2014

New standard
adopted

00197084 - EN 16644:2014
Pumps - Rotodynamic pumps - Glandless circulators having a rated power input not
exceeding 200 W for heating installations and domestic hot water installations - Noise
test code (vibro-acoustics) for measuring structure- and fluid-borne noise
Scope
This European Standard specifies a test code for the vibro-acoustic characterization of
glandless circulators with pump housing having a rated power input P1 200W,
intended to be used in heating installations, domestic hot water service installations
and cooling systems, and is limited to glandless circulators with threaded connections
of 11/2 inch. The test code comprises the test rig, the measurement method and the
test conditions. This European Standard applies to glandless circulators, which are
manufactured after the date of issue of this European Standard. The characterization
principle is based on measuring the structure-borne and the fluid-borne power

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transmitted respectively by vibration and pressure fluctuations in the pipe connected


to a glandless circulator;

Measurement
CEN/TC 237
Date

Action

Description

2013?

Revised Business
Plan

4.3 Environmental aspects


CEN/TC 237 have identified the environmental aspects to be addressed in its
standards are use of energy, use of materials and appropriate initial and continual
measurement of gas. These are identified in the appropriate field, i.e. 6, when
completing the electronic work item tool. The environmental aspects will be
addressed by prescribed test methods within the standards.

Comment

CEN/CLC/JWG CMI Continuous measuring instruments


Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New standard
adopted

23417 - EN 45544-3:2015
Workplace atmospheres - Electrical apparatus used for the direct detection and direct
concentration measurement of toxic gases and vapours - Part 3: Performance
requirements for apparatus used for general gas detection
Scope
This European Standard specifies the performance requirements for electrical
apparatus used for the direct detection and direct concentration measurement of
toxic gases and vapours in workplace atmospheres. This European Standard is
applicable to apparatus used for general gas detection. EXAMPLE Safety warning and
leak detection are examples of general gas detection.

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Transport
CEN/TC 274 Aircraft ground support equipment
Date

Action

Description

January
2015

New WI with
environmental
aspect

00274087 - prEN 12312-8


Aircraft ground support equipment - Specific requirements - Part 8: Maintenance
stairs and platforms
Scope
1.1 General This European Standard specifies the technical requirements to minimize
the hazards listed in Clause 4 which can arise during the commissioning, the operation
and the maintenance of maintenance stairs and platforms when used as intended,
including misuse reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, when carried out in
accordance with the specifications given by the manufacturer or his authorized
representative. It also takes into account some requirements recognized as essential
by authorities, aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturers as well as
airlines and handling agencies. These machines are designed to be used as aircraft
ground support equipment with the intended use to serve aircraft in outdoor
conditions on the apron. They may also be used indoors at hangars. The use of such
equipment for operations not in conjunction with aircraft is not defined as intended
use therein. Due to the good operational conditions on the apron, deviations from
some clauses of EN 280 were deemed acceptable. This European Standard applies to:
a) self-propelled fixed or adjustable maintenance stairs and elevating platforms; b)
towable maintenance stairs and platforms equipped with powered means, e.g. for
height adjustment, stabilizers, designed for aircraft maintenance purposes including
access to the aircraft. NOTE 1 Powered will be also understood as manual effort
stored in springs or hydraulic accumulators, etc., the dangerous action of which can
be produced or can continue after the manual effort has ceased or directly applied
manual effort for lifting or lowering loads. NOTE 2 Those clauses of this standard that
can apply may also be used as a guideline for the design of towable maintenance
stairs and platforms without powered means. This European Standard does not apply

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to: c) maintenance docks either fixed to the ground or moveable only for docking
procedure. d) ground support equipment specifically intended, built and equipped
with a fluid system for aircraft de-icing and anti-icing (see EN 12312 6). NOTE 3 This
does not prevent aircraft de-icers meeting the requirements of EN 123126 from
being used as a means of access for aircraft maintenance, e.g. windshield cleaning,
etc. e) mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) used at the airports for purposes
other than aircraft maintenance, e.g. buildings and facilities (see EN 280). This
standard does not establish requirements for hazards caused by noise and vibration.
NOTE 4 EN 19153 and EN 19154 provide the general GSE vibration and noise
requirements. This European Standard does not deal with hazards in respect to a
standard automotive chassis and from other vehicles on the apron. This part of EN
12312 is not applicable to maintenance stairs and platforms which are manufactured
before the date of publication of this standard by CEN. This part of EN 12312 when
used in conjunction with EN 1915 1, EN 1915 2, EN 1915 3 and EN 1915 4 provides the
requirements for maintenance stairs and platforms. 1.2 Classification For the
purposes of this European Standard, Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to be
used for aircraft maintenance access are divided into two main groups A and B: a)
Group A: MEWPs where the vertical projection of the centre of the platform area is
always inside the tipping lines. NOTE See 5.2 hereafter for requirements applying to
Group A MEWPs. b) Group B: MEWPs where the vertical projection of the centre of
the platform area may be outside the tipping lines. NOTE See 5.3 hereafter for
requirements applying to Group B MEWPs. c) In addition, Group C consists of
maintenance access stairs, where persons are not elevated by the machine but climb
a flight of steps. NOTE See 5.4 hereafter for requirements applying to Group C
maintenance stairs. Relating to travelling, MEWPs are divided into three types: d)
Type 1: Travelling is only allowed with the MEWP in its transport position;

Relevant BT Decisions
Date

Action

Description

Comment

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None

Corrections
Date

Action

Environmental Correction
Bulletin,
Autumn 2014
ISSUE n26

Description

Comment

The standards EN 14432, EN 14433 and EN 14116:2012+A1:2014 are not work items
of CEN/TC 269 Shell and water-tube boilers but work items of CEN/TC 296 Tanks
for the transport of dangerous goods.

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