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EN in the spotlight
2022-12-15
Industry 4.0: a new CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement on European federated smart factory ecosystems was published

Through the introduction of new technologies and connectivity, Industry 4.0 projects allow manufacturers to increase the efficiency and quality of their processes. Now, a new CEN and CENELEC Workshop Agreement will provide the basis for the establishment of a European federated smart factory ecosystem that will facilitate the exchange of innovation and information across a wide array of stakeholders around Europe.

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EN in the spotlight
2022-12-14
EN 15969-1:2022: a new standard for the electronic equipment used in the transport of dangerous goods

The transport of dangerous goods (TDG) is a field where the precision of control, measurement and event data of electronic equipment is crucial. To ensure the necessary level of precision, high-level standards are fundamental. Therefore, new EN 15969-1:2022 ‘Tanks for transport of dangerous goods - Digital interface for the data transfer between tank vehicle and with stationary facilities - Part 1: Protocol specification - Control, measurement and event data’, which addresses this need, is a welcome addition to CEN’s portfolio. 

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EN in the spotlight
2022-12-08
Standards contribute to a more sustainable aeronautics industry in Europe

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent challenges and requires collective action. To achieve this aim, air travel is among the priority sectors to target: while its social and economic benefits are undeniable, aviation accounts for 2-3% of global CO2 emissions annually.

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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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EN in the spotlight
2022-10-27
New EN 17640 'Fixed-time cybersecurity evaluation methodology for ICT products’ helps evaluate the cybersecurity of ICT products

On 21 October 2022, CEN and CENELEC published new standard on cybersecurity: EN 17640 ‘Fixed-time cybersecurity evaluation methodology for ICT products’ (FiT CEM).

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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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EN in the spotlight
2022-09-16
A new CEN Technical Specification allows to achieve a more efficient management of public transport networks

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a vital tool to increase safety and tackle Europe's emission and congestion problems. By applying information and communication technologies to passenger and freight transport modes alike, they can help make the way we move safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

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EN in the spotlight
2022-09-02
A new CEN standard ensures integrity and accountability in public procurement

CEN/TC 461   ‘Public Procurement’ develops standards in the field of public procurement.  Since its inception in 2019, the TC’s main task has been the development of a new standard, EN 17687: 2022 ‘Public Procurement - Integrity and accountability - Requirements and guidance’, which now has finally seen the light.

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