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New British Standard BS EN 61439-1:2009 Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:16

bsi logoLow-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. General rules

Overview:
BS EN 61439-1 provides definitions, service conditions, construction requirements, technical characteristics and verification requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

All general requirements from the various assemblies standards have been gathered in this basic standard together with specific subjects of wide interest and application, e.g. temperature rise, dielectric properties, etc.

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BSI's Carbon Neutrality Conference 19 May 2010 Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:06

cbi londonTrying to reduce your carbon footprint? Learn how to become carbon neutral whilst still maintaining your business growth.

Attend BSI's Carbon Neutrality conference to understand how to become carbon neutral, run a carbon neutral event, or develop carbon neutral products or services. Hear all about the new specification published by British Standards on carbon neutrality and understand how to make immediate improvements in order to reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Newly Amended Standard for Circuit Breakers BSEN60947-2 Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:00

bsi logoBS EN 60947-2 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear.
Circuit-breakers

Amended by amendment December 2009.
Amends and replaces BS EN 60947-2:2006 which remains current.

Link to BSEN 60947-2

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British Standards - A Key Standard for Luminaires has Recently been Amended. Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 10:29

bsi logoBS EN 60598-1:2008 Luminaires . General requirements and tests
 
BS EN 60598-1 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 and electrical construction. Ensure you’re up to date with the latest edition.

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British Standards - A Clear Case for Carbon Neutrality Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 10:01

bsi logo"Carbon neutral" sounds good on paper, but what does it really mean? Organizations are making claims about carbon neutrality for everything from products to travel, events, projects and buildings. The problem is that no one quite agrees what "carbon neutral" means or how far it extends.

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BS 5839-9 Draft for Public Comment Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:10
bsi logoBS 5839-9 Part 9
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings
Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems


Review end date: 28 Feb 2010

Review the draft

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Luminaires: BS EN 62384:2006 + Amendment 1:2009 Print E-mail
Monday, 08 February 2010 11:03

bsi logoLuminaires. General requirements and tests

DC or AC supplied electronic control gear for LED modules. Performance requirements

Make sure your LED control gear is up to date. The recently amended BS EN 62384 specifies performance requirements for electronic control gear associated with LED modules. It also provides type tests. Control gear complying with this standard can be expected to provide satisfactory operation between 92 % and 106 % of the rated supply voltage.

View BS EN 62384

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BSI New Book - Risk Management of Machinery and Work Equipment Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 11:48

bsi risk managementUnderstanding the legislation, Directives and standards that apply to machinery and work equipment can be a difficult task. If your organization uses or supplies machinery as part of its operations, you’ll need a clear understanding of what’s required for legal compliance. And employers and staff in any field of work must familiarize themselves with their rights and duties in the workplace under new legislation.

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British Standards - Clear Thinking for Consortia PAS 98 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 10:12

bsi logoWhile there was a time when companies would never consider working alongside the competition, today's marketplace demands a more flexible approach. Collaboration is fast becoming par for the course. For example, large government contracts often require expertise that goes far beyond any one company's capacity to deliver. Forming a consortium brings together the right experience in the right place, and it can mean the difference between winning or losing a tender.

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New Draft Standard Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 09:40

bsi logoBS 5839-9
Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings – Part 9: Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of emergency voice communication systems

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