Update from the NZSE

Welcome to my April update for Touchstone.

This month, a further update on progress of the standard for testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties and we have standards proposed for withdrawal out for comment.

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Publication announcements

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AS/NZS 2311:2017

Guide to the painting of buildings

Painting a house
  • Withdrawals and Proposals to Withdraw (7)

      • AS/NZS 60598.1:2013 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests

        Superseded by AS/NZS 60598.1:2017

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      • NZS 4402.3.1.2:1986 Soil chemical tests - Determination of the organic matter content - Test 3.1.2 Subsidiary method by ignition

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal as it is at least 28 year old.  For details of the review process please go to our website. This proposal is open for comment until 24 May 2017.  When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz.  An objection to withdrawal needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this.

      • NZS 4402.3.2:1986 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil chemical tests - Test 3.2 Determination of the total sulphate content

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal as it is at least 28 year old.  For details of the review process please go to our website. This proposal is open for comment until 24 May 2017.  When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz.  An objection to withdrawal needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this.

      • NZS 4402.3.3.1:1986 Soil chemical tests - Determination of the pH value - Test 3.3.1 Standard method (electrometric)

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal as it is at least 28 year old.  For details of the review process please go to our website. This proposal is open for comment until 24 May 2017.  When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz.  An objection to withdrawal needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this.

      • NZS 4402.3.3.2:1986 Soil chemical tests - Determination of the pH value - Test 3.3.2 Subsidiary method (colorimetric)

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal as it is at least 28 year old.  For details of the review process please go to our website. This proposal is open for comment until 24 May 2017.  When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz.  An objection to withdrawal needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this.

      • NZS 4402.3.4:1986 Methods of testing soils for civil engineering purposes - Soil chemical tests - Test 3.4 Detection of presence of allophane in soils

        This standard is proposed for withdrawal as it is at least 28 year old.  For details of the review process please go to our website. This proposal is open for comment until 24 May 2017.  When commenting, please ensure you identify the standard, and send your comment to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz.  An objection to withdrawal needs to be supported by specific reasoning including how and why the standard continues to be used, the impact that withdrawal would have on users, and evidence to support this.

  • Standards Published (3)

      • AS/NZS 60598.1:2017 Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests

        Specifies general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1,000 V. The requirements and related tests of this standard cover: classification, marking, mechanical construction, electrical construction and photobiological safety. This edition constitutes a technical revision and significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition have been included: requirements to support the construction methods for new LED luminaires entering the market, photobiological requirements extended, more precise requirements for insulation between different types of electrical circuit, and other general updates and improvements. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 60598-1, Ed. 8.0:2014.
        Supersedes AS/NZS 60598.1:2013

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      • AS/NZS 5263.0:2017 Gas appliances - Part 0: General requirements

        Specifies general requirements and test methods for appliances and equipment which use gas as a fuel and which are intended for domestic, commercial or light industrial use, to an energy input limit of 1000 MJ/h or any lower limit specified in the appliance-specific Part of the AS/NZS 5263 series of Standards. This Standard provides requirements for appliances for fixed installation, portable and mobile appliances and appliances for use in caravans and boats. For New Zealand the fuel gases are natural gas (as specified in NZS 5442) and general product liquefied petroleum gas (NZLPG, as specified in NZS 5435). Thermal efficiency requirements are informative only, except where they relate to safety.

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      • AS/NZS 2589:2017 Gypsum linings - Application and finishing

        Provides manufacturers, designers and users of gypsum linings with requirements for the application and finishing of such linings in residential and commercial construction applications. This Standard provides a reference for the building industry and specifiers, and a basic Standard for adoption in contracts.
        Supersedes AS/NZS 2589:2007

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