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EN in the spotlight
2022-12-01
A new standard improves the safety of gas turbines

Gas turbines are a fundamental tool to ensure the steady supply of energy: at the heart of power plants, they act as an engine that turns natural gas into mechanical energy. In turn, this energy generates the electricity that moves along power lines to our homes and businesses.

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EN in the spotlight
2022-11-22
CEN published a new Technical Specification on community face coverings

The Covid-19 pandemic made the need for shared rules on community face coverings particularly urgent. In response, CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, developed in record time an initial deliverable that could provide the necessary guidelines: CEN Workshop Agreement 17553:2020 ‘Community face coverings - Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use’. Although a Workshop Agreement (also known as CWA) does not count as an official standard, as it involves no obligation at the national level, thanks to its simplified format it can be produced and disseminated very quickly, and therefore it can help fill urgent needs.

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EN in the spotlight
2022-11-17
Discover new EN 13799 on content gauges for LPG pressure vessels

The current energy crisis due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has seriously impacted Europe’s traditional energy supply, with important consequences for its economy. In response, the continent is striving to find solutions to diversify its energy mix and increase its ‘strategic autonomy’.

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Workshop
2022-10-24
Draft CWA ‘Extraction, production and purification of added value products from urban wastes — Part 1: Production and purification of ectoine obtained from biogas’

This CEN Workshop Agreement specifies an operational process for biogas bioconversion into ectoine, the extraction of the ectoine from the resulting solution and its purification.

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Workshop
2022-10-21
Draft CEN CWA 'Guidelines for design of advanced Human–Robot Collaborative cells in personalized Human–Robot Collaborations systems' is available for public review and commenting

The Workshop will produce a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) which will define a technical/methodological framework for human-robot collaboration (HRC) systems that integrates planning, perception, and communication. 

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EN in the spotlight
2022-10-21
A new CEN Technical Specification provides guidelines for the safe operation of fitness centres during an infectious outbreak

In the past two years, Europe, like other parts of the world, has been hit hard by Covid-19. In this situation, standards have proven effective in developing solutions that minimise the impact of the pandemic on the European economy and society.

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Newsletter
2022-10-20
UNI’s new guide on how standards help the implementation of the EU Recovery Plan

UNI, the Italian National Standardization Body, just published a guide on project management and risk minimisation in the implementation of the EU Recovery Plan and the related Italian Plan for Recovery and Resilience, the so-called PNRR. The document was realised in collaboration with the Confederation of the Italian Industry, the Lombardy Council of the Orders of Engineers, the Graduate School of Business of the Milan Politecnico University and Federmanager.

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News
2022-10-19
New CWA 17935 ‘Sustainable Nanomanufacturing Framework’

This document describes and specifies the requirements of a simplified Sustainability Nanomanufacturing Framework (SNF) for sustainability management in Nanomanufacturing Pilot Lines (NPLs), appropriate to their size, management capabilities and sustainability priorities.

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News
2022-10-11
Meet young professionals in European Standardization - Episode 8: Lilian Fehlmann

2022 is the European Year of Youth. To celebrate this occasion, CEN and CENELEC are conducting a campaign, presenting a regular series of interviews with young professionals active in European standardization. In the eighth episode of the series, we get to know Lilian Fehlmann, from Switzerland.

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ENinTheSpotlight
2022-10-10
Discover CEN/TS 17834, establishing a European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession

ICT and digital technologies are everywhere. They could even be considered as the infrastructure of today’s world. Together with the many benefits they bring, though, their importance also raises ethical questions on their impact on society and businesses.

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