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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  • Standards Published (8)

      • AS/NZS 3733:2018 Textile floor coverings - Cleaning maintenance of residential and commercial carpeting

        Provides cleaning practitioners, textile floor covering manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, specifiers and consumers with minimum requirements for cleaning maintenance programs and cleaning techniques to enable textile floor coverings to be kept in a good, clean and hygienic condition. The term ‘textile floor covering’ is applicable to broadloom, sheet and modular or tile carpeting. There are five basic systems of textile floor covering cleaning recognized in this standard based on the mechanical action involved in the cleaning process.
        Supersedes AS/NZS 3733:1995

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      • Amendment 1:2018 to AS/NZS 3518:2013 Acrylonitrile butadine styrene (ABS) compounds, pipes and fittings for pressure applications

        This Amendment applies to Clause 1.2 and Appendix A.

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      • AS/NZS 4130:2018 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications

        Provides a standard specification for manufacturers and purchasers of polyethylene pipes used for pressure applications. This revision deletes the separate Series 2 gas pipes dimension Table 3, and amalgamates the Series 2 pipes into the Series 1 dimension Table 2. The various tables are correspondingly renumbered throughout the Standard. For clarity, the terminology Series 3 has been retained.
        Supersedes AS/NZS 4130:2009

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      • AS/NZS 2885.1:2018 Pipelines-Gas and liquid petroleum-Design and construction

        Specifies requirements for the design and construction of steel pipelines and associated piping and components that are used to transmit single-phase and multi-phase hydrocarbon fluids. This standard also provides guidelines for use of pipe manufactured from certain non-steel or corrosion-resistant materials, and guidelines for the transport of supercritical carbon dioxide.

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      • AS/NZS 2885.6:2018 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Part 6: Pipeline safety management

        Provides requirements on pipeline system safety management to prevent pipeline failure and resulting harm to people, disruption of supply to the community, and damage to the environment. This Standard applies to pipeline safety management for the whole AS/NZS series of standards for gas and liquid petroleum pipelines, except for submarine pipelines covered by Part 4.

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      • Amendment 3:2018 to AS/NZS 1254:2010 PVC-U pipes and fittings for stormwater and surface water applications

        This amendment applies to Clause 1.2 and Appendix A.

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      • Amendment 1:2018 to AS/NZS 2642.2:2008 Polybutylene (PB) plumbing pipe systems - Polybutylene (PB) pipe for hot and cold water applications

        This amendment applies to Clause 3 and Appendix A.

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      • AS/NZS 60335.2.12:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.12: Particular requirements for warming plates and similar appliances (Excludes IEC text)

        Applies to the safety of electric warming plates, warming trays and similar appliances intended to keep food or vessels warm, for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.12:2004 on 30 November 2020. Identical to, but excludes the text of, IEC 60335-2-12 ED 5.2 (2017).

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  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (2)

      • AS/NZS 3733:1995 Textile floor coverings - Cleaning and maintenance of residential and commercial carpeting

        Superseded by AS/NZS 3733:2018

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      • AS/NZS 4130:2009 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications

        Superseded by AS/NZS 4130:2018

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