Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my July update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: publications and calls for public consultation, international standards, and industry guidance.

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Publication announcements

Just published

AS/NZS 2588:2018

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  • Draft for comment (8)

      • DR AS/NZS ISO 3746:2019 Acoustics — Determination of sound power levels and sound energy levels of noise sources using sound pressure — Survey method using an enveloping measurement surface over a reflecting plane

        Comments are invited until 26/03/2019

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      • DR2 AS/NZS 5139:2019 Electrical installations - Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment

        Comments are invited until 03/04/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 60079.13:2019, Explosive atmospheres Part 13: Equipment protection by pressurized room ‘p’ and artificially ventilated room ‘v’ (IEC 60079-13:2017 (ED 2.0), MOD)

        Comments are invited until 16/04/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19146:2019 Geographic information - Crossdomain vocabularies

        Comments are invited until 04/03/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS 4774.2:2019 Work in compressed air and hyperbaric facilities - Part 2: Hyperbaric oxygen facilities

        Comments are invited until 18/02/2019

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      • DR SA/SNZ TS ISO 19159.3:2019 Geographic information - Calibration and validation of remote sensing imagery sensors and data - Part 3: SAR/InSAR

        Comments are invited until 14/03/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19157:2015 Amd 1:2019 Amendment 1 to AS/NZS ISO 19157:2015 Geographic information - Data quality

        Comments are invited until 04/03/2019

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      • DR AS/NZS ISO 19123.2:2019 Geographic information - Schema for coverage geometry and functions - Part 2: Coverage implementation schema

        Comments are invited until 04/03/2019

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  • Standards Published (2)

      • Amendment 2:2019 to NZS 6114:2006 Electrical installations - Requirements for the safe supply of electricity to installations, facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies

        This amendment addresses Section 6 – Aviation electrical installations, facilities and equipment. This section applies to aviation electrical installations, facilities and equipment that supply or use electricity at voltages or frequencies other than SLV to aircraft, airport aprons, aviation equipment, aviation support, and aviation repair workshops. The section addresses the specific differences between the TN-C-S (MEN) configuration and the TN-C (Earth return) aircraft configuration and builds a safety compliance bridge between two disparate electricity regimes.

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      • AS/NZS 5263.1.10:2019 Gas appliances-Part 1.10: Gas direct fired air heaters

        The objective of this Standard is to provide manufacturers, designers, regulatory authorities, testing laboratories and similar organizations with uniform minimum requirements for the safety, performance and use of gas appliances. This Standard should not be regarded as a design specification or as an instruction manual. Consideration has been given to — (i) continuity of satisfactory operation; (ii) the prevention of fire hazards, and explosions; (iii) the prevention of injury to persons or property; (iv) gas rules and regulations now in force; and (v) relevant International Standards. AS/NZS 5601 series of Standards provides essential requirements and means of conformance for gas installations. Any reference to “AS/NZS 5601” in AS/NZS 5263 series of Standards should be considered as reference to the appropriate part of AS/NZS 5601 series of Standards (i.e. AS/NZS 5601.1 or AS/NZS 5601.2).

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Latest articles

  • Electrical Standard amendment bridges gap for aviation industry

    Section 6 of NZS 6114 has been amended, providing the New Zealand civilian and military aviation industries with a Standard covering the design and repair of aviation-related electrical systems in the airport environment, including the aircraft, airstairs, GPU, hangar and workbench.

    The update clarifies and gives guidance on a common method for the safe supply of electricity to installations, facilities and equipment operating at non-standard voltages and frequencies in the aviation environment.

  • Guidance on quality plans updated

    In order to effectively transform business ideas into actions, you need a plan. A quality plan. Guidance on how to create one has been updated, providing a powerful tool to complement any quality management system, including ISO 9001.

  • Forward focus for Standards New Zealand

    Standards New Zealand has recently undertaken a review to ensure we have the right capability and capacity to deliver on our business strategy. This has resulted in some changes to our structure and to some key roles in the team.

  • NZ Inc. focus and fostering stronger strategic relationships

    A new core role for Standards New Zealand will be the focus on ‘NZ Inc.’ We will be working with industry and regulators to proactively develop medium-term standards work programmes for sectors that benefit the New Zealand economy. In order for us to do this, we need to work more closely with priority sectors and key stakeholders across the economy where standards can play a larger role.

  • Withdrawal of steel standard

    The New Zealand Standards Approval Board revoked NZS 3404.1:2009 Steel structures standard – Part 1: Materials, fabrication, and construction at its meeting on 5 September 2018 following a request from the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) and supported by the Building System Performance branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

  • BOINZ forum highlights future of standards for building and construction

    Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ) held its Senior Building Control Officers’ (SBCO) Forum this month at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre with a group from Standards New Zealand in attendance. The annual forum is designed to bring together SBCOs to share information, discuss current issues, and identify solutions, using a mixture of case studies, expert panels, and presentations on technical content.

  • You’re hired! Finding the best for the job with new ISO guidelines

    An organisation’s greatest asset is its employees, but the impact that new recruits have on a company’s success is sometimes less clear. Or is it? New international guidelines have just been published that give recruiters a metric to measure just how well they have done.