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EN in the spotlight
2022-08-09
EN 50388-1:2022: A new important step to manage electrical compatibility in railways

Ensuring the electrical compatibility between rolling stock and electric traction systems is crucial for organizing a railway network. The train operating companies must be able to know the electrification parameters to confirm, after consultation with the rolling stock manufacturers, that risks of non-compatibility are minimized and that there will be no consequential disturbances on the electrification system. 

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EN in the spotlight
2022-08-05
The new CEN Technical Report for the use of simulations is contributing to the development of the railways of the future

CEN and CENELEC is proud to contribute to the development of simulation as alternative to physical tests in railways with the new CEN/TR 17833:2022 developed by CEN/TC 256 ‘ Railways applications’ in close collaboration with CENELEC Rail experts (CENELEC/TC 9X). 

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EN in the spotlight
2022-07-19
Discover EN 17748-1, providing a Foundational Body of Knowledge for the ICT profession

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an essential role across society, and contribute to foster the digital transition. Up-to-date, quality ICT professional standards underpin the digital ecosystem by applying a common language and identifying the essential professional benchmarks required to ensure high-quality ICT service provision.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-12-07
New EN 15942 helps harmonise how environmental product declarations for construction products are communicated in Europe

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) present quantified environmental information on the life cycle of a product, thus enabling comparisons between products fulfilling the same function. They are based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, as described in the EN ISO 14040 series of standards.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-25
A new amendment to EN ISO 4254-1 improves the safety of agricultural machinery

For more than 30 years, CEN/TC 144 'Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry' has been producing standards in the service of agriculture, forestry and gardening activities. CEN/TC 144, whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French national standardization committee, is currently developing 50 projects that are geared towards machine safety and operator protection, taking into account the protection of the environment, technological innovations and efficiency needs.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-22
A new Workshop Agreement contributes to enhancing the resilience of transport infrastructure

The functioning of society depends on the transportation of goods and persons. The infrastructure required to enable transportation is built to ensure that this can happen safely and smoothly, providing specified high levels of service.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-18
A new standard contributes to the efficiency of disinfecting medical tools

The EN ISO 15883 series, jointly developed under the Vienna agreement by ISO/TC 198 and CEN/TC 102, describes the design and functionality of washer-disinfectors (WD), used to disinfect medical tools.  Part 1 of the series specifies general design requirements, process specifications and validation methods for all kinds of washer-disinfectors. The subsequent parts focus on the design of particular devices, processing special load including particular specifications of the processing process, such as requirements for the thermal processing of surgical instruments or the chemo-thermal processing of flexible endoscopes.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-11-09
A better integration of alternative fuels infrastructure, thanks to the CEN and CENELEC Guide 38

To accelerate the development of alternative fuels, multifuel stations integration is fundamental. CEN and CENELEC developed the new Guide 38 to facilitate the integration of alternative fuels at existing fuelling stations and to give guidance to design, authorise and operate new multifuel stations in support of the Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure and of the future Regulation replacing the directive. This CEN and CENELEC Guide also considers other legislations impacting multifuel stations (ATEX, PED, MID). 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-10-19
A new CEN Technical Report on children’s anthropometric and strength data will facilitate the design of ergonomic products

CEN is happy to announce the recent publication of a new technical report, CEN/TR 17698 ‘Ergonomics - Demands and Availability of anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe’. This TR is based on the results of a project on anthropometric and strength data of children in Europe (funded by the European Commission). Its objective is to help relevant stakeholders to identify and possibly acquire the anthropometric and strength data they need to make their products or services.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-09-21
New EN 17507 helps improve measuring the emissions of road vehicles

Improving the way to measure particulate emissions of road vehicles, and thus contributing to reducing transport pollution? This is now possible, thanks to recently published standard EN 17507 ‘Road vehicles - Portable Emission Measuring Systems (PEMS) - Performance assessment’.

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