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IEC, the International Electrotechnical Commission, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards concerning electrical technologies, of which a truly wide variety exists in today's modern world. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, IEC standards reach over 150 countries. The world's leading standards organization in its field, IEC plays the crucial role of coordinating efforts carried out in different countries and unifying them, such as the development of various units of measurement and the standardization of the modern form of the metric system. The eSS now contains the complete collection of IEC published standards, organized into 43 new categories Standards from IEC are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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IEC 80601-2-59 Ed. 2.0 b:2017

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-59: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs for human febrile temperature screening

IEC 80601-2-59:2017 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of screening thermographs intended to be used for the individual non-invasive febrile temperature screening of a human under controlled environmental conditions, hereafter referred to as ME equipment. This document sets laboratory characterization test limits for the screening thermograph.
 This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 a) updates of the normative references and the bibliography;
 b) expansion of the applicability to pandemic infectious diseases in general.


IEC 60204-1 Ed. 6.0 b:2016

Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements

IEC 60204-1:2016 applies to electrical, electronic and programmable electronic equipment and systems to machines not portable by hand while working, including a group of machines working together in a co-ordinated manner. The equipment covered by this part of IEC 60204 commences at the point of connection of the supply to the electrical equipment of the machine. This sixth edition cancels and replaces the fifth edition published in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 - added requirements to address applications involving power drive systems (PDS);
 - revised electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements;
 - clarified overcurrent protection requirements;
 - requirements for determination of the short circuit current rating of the electrical equipment;
 - revised protective bonding requirements and terminology;
 - reorganization and revision to Clause 9, including requirements pertaining to safe torque off of PDS, emergency stop, and control circuit protection;
 - revised symbols for actuators of control devices;
 - revised technical documentation requirements;
 - general updating to current special national conditions, normative standards, and bibliographical references.



IEC 62471 Ed. 1.0 b:2006

Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems

Gives guidance for evaluating the photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems including luminaires. Specifically it specifies the exposure limits, reference measurement technique and classification scheme for the evaluation and control of photobiological hazards from all electrically powered incoherent broadband sources of optical radiation, including LEDs but excluding lasers, in the wavelength range from 200 nm through 3000 nm. This standard was prepared as Standard CIE S 009:2002 by the International Commission on Illumination.


IEC 62368-1 Ed. 3.0 b:2018

Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements

IEC 62368-1:2018 is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V. This document does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment. This is a product safety standard that classifies energy sources, prescribes safeguards against those energy sources, and provides guidance on the application of, and requirements for, those safeguards. The prescribed safeguards are intended to reduce the likelihood of pain, injury and, in the case of fire, property damage. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2014. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 û addition of requirements for outdoor equipment;
 û new requirements for optical radiation;
 û addition of requirements for insulating liquids;
 û addition of requirements for work cells;
 û addition of requirements for wireless power transmitters;
 û addition of requirements for fully insulated winding wire (FIW);
 û alternative method for determination of top, bottom and side openings for fire enclosures;
 û alternative requirements for sound pressure.
 This group safety publication is primarily intended to be used as a product safety standard for the products mentioned in the scope, but shall also be used by technical committees in the preparation of standards for products similar to those mentioned in the scope of this standard, in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and lSO/lEC Guide 51.
 
 Key words: Audio, Video, Communication, Safety

 


IEC 60601-1-2 Ed. 4.0 b:2014

Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and tests

IEC 60601-1-2:2014 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of Medical Equipment (ME) equipment and ME systems in the presence of electromagnetic disturbances and to electromagnetic disturbances emitted by me equipment and me systems. This collateral standard to IEC 60601-1 specifies general requirements and tests for basic safety and essential performance with regard to electromagnetic disturbances and for electromagnetic emissions of ME equipment and ME systems. They are in addition to the requirements of the general standard IEC 60601-1 and serve as the basis for particular standards. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition of IEC 60601-1-2, and constitutes a technical revision. The most significant changes with respect to the previous edition include the following modifications:
- specification of immunity test levels according to the environments of intended use, categorized according to locations that are harmonized with IEC 60601-1-11: the professional healthcare facility environment, the home healthcare environment and special environments;
- specification of tests and test levels to improve the safety of medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems when portable RF communications equipment is used closer to the medical electrical equipment than was recommended based on the immunity test levels that were specified in the third edition;
- specification of immunity tests and immunity test levels according to the ports of the medical electrical equipment or medical electrical system;
- specification of immunity test levels based on the reasonably foreseeable maximum level of electromagnetic disturbances in the environments of intended use, resulting in some immunity test levels that are higher than in the previous edition; and
- better harmonization with the risk concepts of basic safety and essential performance, including deletion of the defined term "life-supporting". This new edition includes the following main additions:
- guidance for determination of immunity test levels for special environments;
- guidance for adjustment of immunity test levels when special considerations of mitigations or intended use are applicable;
- guidance on risk management for basic safety and essential performance with regard to electromagnetic disturbances; and
- guidance on identification of immunity pass/fail criteria.



IEC 60812 Ed. 3.0 b:2018

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA and FMECA)

IEC 60812:2018 explains how failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), including the failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) variant, is planned, performed, documented and maintained. The purpose of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is to establish how items or processes might fail to perform their function so that any required treatments could be identified. An FMEA provides a systematic method for identifying modes of failure together with their effects on the item or process, both locally and globally. It may also include identifying the causes of failure modes. Failure modes can be prioritized to support decisions about treatment. Where the ranking of criticality involves at least the severity of consequences, and often other measures of importance, the analysis is known as failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). This document is applicable to hardware, software, processes including human action, and their interfaces, in any combination. An FMEA can be used in a safety analysis, for regulatory and other purposes, but this being a generic standard, does not give specific guidance for safety applications. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision.This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 a) the normative text is generic and covers all applications;
 b) examples of applications for safety, automotive, software and (service) processes have been added as informative annexes;
 c) tailoring the FMEA for different applications is described;
 d) different reporting formats are described, including a database information system;
 e) alternative means of calculating risk priority numbers (RPN) have been added;
 f) a criticality matrix based method has been added;
 g) the relationship to other dependability analysis methods have been described.
 Keywords: failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)


IEC 60068-2-64 Ed. 2.1 b:2019

Environmental testing - Part 2-64: Tests - Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance

IEC 60068-2-64:2008+A1:2019 demonstrates the adequacy of specimens to resist dynamic loads without unacceptable degradation of its functional and/or structural integrity when subjected to the specified random vibration test requirements. Broadband random vibration may be used to identify accumulated stress effects and the resulting mechanical weakness and degradation in the specified performance. This information, in conjunction with the relevant specification, may be used to assess the acceptability of specimens. This standard is applicable to specimens which may be subjected to vibration of a stochastic nature resulting from transportation or operational environments, for example in aircraft, space vehicles and land vehicles. It is primarily intended for unpackaged specimens, and for items in their transportation container when the latter may be considered as part of the specimen itself. However, if the item is packaged, then the item itself is referred to as a product and the item and its packaging together are referred to as a test specimen. This standard may be used in conjunction with IEC 60068-2-47:2005, for testing packaged products. If the specimens are subjected to vibration of a combination of random and deterministic nature resulting from transportation or real life environments, for example in aircraft, space vehicles and for items in their transportation container, testing with pure random may not be sufficient. See IEC 60068-3-8:2003 for estimating the dynamic vibration environment of the specimen and based on that, selecting the appropriate test method. The major changes with regard to the previous edition concern the removal of Method 1 and Method 2, replaced by a single method, and replacement of Annex A with suggested test spectra and removal of Annex C. Also included in this revision is the testing of soft packed specimens. It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 104.
 This consolidated version consists of the second edition (2008) and its amendment 1 (2019). Therefore, no need to order amendments in addition to this publication.


IEC 60529 Ed. 2.2 b:2013

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)

IEC 60529:1989+A1:1999+A2:2013 Applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. The contents of the corrigenda of January 2003, of September 2007 and of October 2009 have been included in this copy.   This consolidated version consists of the second edition (1989), its amendment 1 (1999) and its amendment 2 (2013). Therefore, no  need to order amendments in addition to this publication.  


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