Australian Standards

Issue 53 – September 2013

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New standards

  • AS 1141.24-2013 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Aggregate soundness - Evaluation by exposure to sodium sulphate solution
    Sets out the method for the testing of aggregates to determine the loss of mass due to disintegration when exposed to sodium sulfate solutions over repeated cycles of wetting and drying. The standard furnishes information helpful in judging the soundness of aggregate subject to weathering action, particularly when adequate information is not available from service records of the material exposed to actual weathering conditions.
    Supersedes AS 1141.24-1997
  • AS 1597.2-2013 Precast reinforced concrete box culverts - Large culverts (exceeding 1200 mm span or 1200 mm height and up to and including 4200 mm span and 4200 mm height)
    Sets out minimum requirements for the design, manufacture and installation of precast reinforced concrete rectangular box culverts for conveying water not under pressure, and for carrying roadway and railway loadings specified by the AS 5100 series.
    Supersedes AS 1597.2-1996
  • AS 4708-2013 Sustainable Forest Management – Economic, social, environmental and cultural criteria and requirements
    Provides forest managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria and requirements that support the sustainable management of forests. This standard, formerly known as the Australian Forestry standard, was first published as an interim Australian Standard in 2003 and a full Australian Standard in 2007. After 5 years of application the standard has been reviewed in light of stakeholder expectations, new scientific and technological information, and changes to international norms for sustainable forest management.
    Supersedes AS 4708-2007
  • AS 4708 GN 01-2013 Sustainable Forest Management - Guidance for the certification of forest management
    This supplement provides guidance for the certification of forest management to AS 4708-2013. AS 4708-2013 provides forest managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria and requirements that support the sustainable management of forests. This standard, formerly known as the Australian Forestry Standard, was first published as an interim Australian Standard in 2003 and a full Australian Standard in 2007. This supplement replaces all three of the previous supplements which covered different types and scales of forest ownership.
    Supersedes AS 4708 Supp 1-2007, AS 4708 Supp 2-2007, and AS 4708 Supp 3-2007
  • AS 4708 GN 02-2013 Sustainable Forest Management - Guidance for the certification of group forest management
    This supplement provides guidance for the certification of group forest management to AS 4708-2013. AS 4708-2013 provides forest managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria and requirements that support the sustainable management of forests. This standard, formerly known as the Australian Forestry Standard, was first published as an interim Australian Standard in 2003 and a full Australian Standard in 2007. This is the first edition of this supplement and it has been prepared to assist groups of smaller forest managers wishing to achieve certification to AS 4708-2013.
  • SA TS IEC 61800.8-2013 Adjustable speed electrical power drive systems - Specification of voltage on the power interface
    Adopts IEC/TS 61800-8, Ed. 1.0 (2010) to provide guidelines for the determination of voltage on the power interface of Power Drive Systems.

New Amendments

  • Amendment 1 to AS 2419.3-2012 Fire hydrant installations - Fire brigade booster connections
  • Amendment 3 to AS 6000-2009 Organic and biodynamic products

Superseded standards

  • AS 1141.24-1997 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Aggregate soundness - Evaluation by exposure to sodium sulfate solution
    Superseded by AS 1141.24-2013
  • AS 1597.2-1996 Precast reinforced concrete box culverts - Large culverts (from 1500 mm span and up to and including 4200 mm span and 4200 mm height)
    Superseded by AS 1597.2-2013
  • AS 4708-2007Forest management - Economic, social, environmental and cultural criteria and requirements for wood production (known as The Australian Forestry Standard)
    Superseded by AS 4708-2013
  • AS 4708 Supp 1-2007 The Australian Forestry Standard - Guidance for medium and large native forest ownerships (Supplement 1 to AS 4708 - 2007)
    Superseded by AS 4708 GN 01-2013
  • AS 4708 Supp 2-2007 The Australian Forestry Standard - Guidance for medium and large plantation forest ownerships (Supplement 2 to AS 4708 - 2007)
    Superseded by AS 4708 GN 01-2013
  • AS 4708 Supp 3-2007 The Australian Forestry Standard - Guidance for small native forest and plantation ownerships (Supplement 3 to AS 4708 - 2007)
    Superseded by AS 4708 GN 01-2013

 

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