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Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 322 (Post)
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Svarsdatum: den 4 jul 2022
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This document establishes a common methodology for the calculation and declaration of direct and indirect Greenhouse gas (GHG) as well as air pollutant emissions related to any parcel delivery service.
It only covers a part of the entire retail value chain usually consisting of creating the product, storing the inventory, distributing the goods and making the product available for consumers.
This document includes only the distribution of goods, but considers the entire value chain of the parcel transportation process flow, namely the collection and delivery rounds, the direct injection, the trunking and the operations due to processing and the physical handling of parcels. See Figure 1 below for a graphical illustration.

 

This document covers emissions associated with the up- and downstream transportation related activities as well as the operational activities for a parcel to be delivered. In more detail, it includes:
— the use of vehicles (for all transportation modes) during the delivery phase in terms of core trunking as well as first and last mile related transportation;
— all related direct and indirect emissions from the use of and processes in logistics sites, namely offices, sites and buildings where the virtual processing (data computing services), the administrative management and the physical handling operations of parcels are carried out;
— other operational activities needed to fulfil the parcel delivery service, e.g. required packaging materials (everything additional to the underlying parcel inherent packaging) provided by the parcel logistics service providers including e-commerce entity; and
— waste management from the sites of the parcel logistics service providers.
When quantifying GHG emissions, account is also taken of the GHG emissions associated with upstream energy processes for fuels and electricity used by vehicles and related operation infrastructure (including for example production and distribution of fuels). This ensures the standard covers and produces values for both direct and indirect emissions (including well-to-tank emissions). In addition, empty mileage can be considered too. As a result, calculation results allow the consistent comparison of possible different energy sources by parcel service providers, users, and other interested parties.

This document also covers the air pollutants carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matters 2.5 and 10, and sulfur oxides associated with the use of vehicles for all transportation modes for exhaust and non-exhaust emissions and all related direct and indirect emissions from the use of and processes in logistics sites, namely offices, sites and buildings.
It specifies general principles, definitions, system boundaries, calculation methods, parcel allocation rules and data requirements, with the objective to promote standardized, accurate, credible and verifiable declarations, regarding emissions quantified. It also includes examples on the application of the principles.
Potential users of this document are any person or organisation who needs to refer to a standardised methodology when communicating the results of the quantification of emissions related to a parcel delivery service, especially parcel logistics service providers and parcel service users (e.g. consignors and consignees).
This document presents the below elements:
— step by step guidance for quantifying emissions of parcel logistics services;
— calculation methodology for GHG emissions;
— calculation methodology for air pollutants (carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matters (PM) 2.5 and 10, and sulfur oxides (SOx));
— allocation rules per item (parcel); and
— reporting frameworks and data to be shared with business customers or consignees.

Ämnesområden: Brandskydd
Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 360 (Brand och räddning)
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Svarsdatum: den 4 jul 2022
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This document specifies fire testing requirements for water mist systems used for fire protection of cable tunnels. The test protocol covers deluge water mist systems with open nozzles which are either activated with an automatic release system, e.g. fire detection system, or manually released.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 360 (Brand och räddning)
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This document specifies fire testing requirements for water mist systems used for fire protection of domestic and residential occupancies up to a maximum ceiling height of 5,5 m.
EXAMPLE Examples for residential occupancies are family dwelling/house, bed and breakfast, apartment buildings, blocks of flats, care homes, small hotels or hostels, and residential areas in hotel bedrooms and guest corridors.
NOTE Some countries might have a national annex with guidance on the maximum height of the building, minimum design area and any additional requirements.

Ämnesområden: Brandskydd
Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 360 (Brand och räddning)
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This document specifies the evaluation of the firefighting performance of water mist systems for false ceilings and false floors with heights between 300 mm and 800 mm.
This fire test protocol is applicable to pendent or upright automatic nozzles to be used in unlimited volume.
This document is applicable for horizontal, solid, flat ceilings.
It is not possible to apply these tests to other applications than the ones specified within this fire test protocol.
In case of a positive result of the tests, the water mist system can be applied for the protection of the following risks:
False ceilings and false floors between 300 mm and 800 mm.

Ämnesområden: Brandskydd
Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 360 (Brand och räddning)
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This document specifies fire testing requirements for water mist systems used for fire protection of commercial low hazard occupancies up to 5 m ceiling height.
EXAMPLE Examples for commercial low hazard occupancies are apartments, churches, concealed spaces, gymnasiums, hospitals, hotels, libraries, museums, offices, restaurant seating areas, schools and university class rooms, unused attics.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 184 (Golvbeläggningar)
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Svarsdatum: den 4 jul 2022
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This document defines terms regarding circular economy that are used by the flooring sector.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 198 (Vatten- och avloppssystem)
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Svarsdatum: den 5 jul 2022
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This document specifies:
— general requirements for water supply systems outside buildings including potable water mains and service pipes, service reservoirs, other facilities and raw water mains but excluding treatment works and water resources development;
— general requirements for components;
— general requirements for inclusion in product standards which may include specifications which are more stringent;
— requirements for installation, site testing and commissioning.
The requirements of this document apply to:
— the design and construction of new water supply systems;
— the extension of significant areas forming a coherent part of an existing water supply system;
— significant modification and/or rehabilitation of existing water supply systems;
— all those water infrastructure systems since they are key to meet the sustainable goals of the cities and to show the urgent need to invest in them in order to consider fundamental aspects, such as resilience or mitigation/adaptation to climate change.
NOTE It is not intended that existing water supply systems are to be altered to comply with this document, provided that there are no significant detrimental effects on water quantity, security, reliability and adequacy of the supply.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 110 (Akustik och buller)
Källa: ISO
Svarsdatum: den 17 jul 2022
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This document specifies combinations of sound pressure levels and frequencies of pure continuous tones which are perceived as equally loud by human listeners. The specifications are based on the following conditions:
a) the sound field in the absence of the listener consists of a free progressive plane wave;
b) the source of sound is directly in front of the listener;
c) the sound signals are pure tones;
d) the sound pressure level is measured at the position where the centre of the listener's head would be, but in the absence of the listener;
e) listening is binaural;
f) the listeners are otologically normal persons in the age range from 18 years to 25 years inclusive.
The data are given in graphical form in Annex A and in numerical form in Annex B for the preferred frequencies in the one-third-octave series from 20 Hz to 12 500 Hz, inclusive, in accordance with ISO 266.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 424 (Kemiska vattenundersökningar)
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Svarsdatum: den 1 aug 2022
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This document specifies the principles of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP‑MS) and provides general directions for the use of this technique for determining elements in water, digests of sludges and sediments (for example, digests of water as described in ISO 15587-1 or ISO 15587-2). Generally, the measurement is carried out in water, but gases, vapours or fine particulate matter can be introduced too. This document applies to the use of ICP‑MS for aqueous solution analysis.
The ultimate determination of the elements is described in a separate International Standard for each series of elements and matrix. The individual parts of this document refer the reader to these guidelines for the basic principles of the method and for configuration of the instrument.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 156 (Plast)
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Svarsdatum: den 4 aug 2022
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This document defines a method of specifying delivery conditions for poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) recyclates.
It gives the most important characteristics and associated test methods for assessing of PVC recyclates intended for use in the production of semi-finished/finished products.
It is intended to support parties involved in the use of recycled PVC by mechanical recycling to agree on specifications for specific and generic applications.
This document does not cover the characterization of plastics wastes, which is covered by EN 15347, neither treaceability topics which are covered by EN 15343.
This document is applicable without prejudice to any existing legislation.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 255 (Intelligenta transportsystem)
Källa: ISO
Svarsdatum: den 5 aug 2022
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The international community has been actively pursuing greenhouse gas reduction policies(New York City’s Roadmap to 80 x 50 (2014), CTP(Cap-and-Trade Program), International Carbon Action Partnership (2018), La loi relative à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte, German government coalition’s 2030 climate package, Climate Change Act 2008, etc.) since the Paris Agreement adopted by the CMA(Conference of the parties serving as the Meeting of the parties to Paris Agreement) as a comprehensive policy direction to cope with climate change.
In addition, the U.S., Europe and Asia are implementing a greenhouse gas ETS(emission trading system) to boost it.
In particular, greenhouse gases emitted from the transportation sector for greenhouse gas emission trading must be quantified according to national policies. This standard is a basic document that can support the quantification of greenhouse gases emitted from vehicles.
The document aims to extract driving information based on driving patterns of drivers needed to provide eco-friendly driving behaviour services as part of achieving goals related to global carbon reduction policies.
The document defines extracting vehicle trip data via nomadic devices to measure CO2 emissions in relation to driving behaviours. The extracted data will be analyzed and provided to drivers as an eco-friendly driving guidance. In this document following items will be defined,
— Use cases for each different event (speeding, long-term speeding, sudden start and stop, sudden acceleration and deceleration, idling, fuel-cut, economical driving)
— Functional requirements to collect data for driving behaviour pattern analysis
— Data sets by each use case for measuring vehicle emissions (CO2) and providing drivers via nomadic device
The vehicle types such as passenger cars and vans, utility vehicles and etc. are concerned in this document.

Ämnesområden: Luftkvalitet; Omgivningsluft
Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 423 (Luftkvalitet)
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Svarsdatum: den 8 aug 2022
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This document describes a standard method for determining the PM10 or PM2,5 mass concentrations of suspended particulate matter in ambient air by sampling the particulate matter on filters and weighing them by means of a balance.
Measurements are performed with samplers with inlet designs as specified in Annex A, operating at a nominal flow rate of 2,3 m3/h, over a nominal sampling period of 24 h. Measurement results are expressed in μg/m3, where the volume of air is the volume at ambient conditions near the inlet at the time of sampling.
The range of application of this document is for 24 h measurements from approximately 1 μg/m3 (i.e. the limit of detection of the standard measurement method expressed as its uncertainty) up to 150 μg/m3 for PM10 and 120 μg/m3 for PM2,5.
NOTE 1 Although the European Standard is not validated for higher concentrations, its range of application could well be extended to ambient air concentrations up to circa 200 μg/m3 when using suitable filter materials (see 5.1.5.2).
This document describes procedures and gives requirements for the testing and use of so-called sequential samplers, equipped with a filter changer, suitable for extended stand-alone operation. Sequential samplers are commonly used throughout the European Union for the measurement of concentrations in ambient air of PM10 or PM2,5. However, this document does not exclude the use of single-filter samplers.
NOTE 2 Older versions of samplers, which conform to previous versions of EN 12341, can still be used to evaluate equivalence of candidate methods, using the procedures described in EN 16450 and in [11]. As newer versions of samplers tested under this document become available, discontinue the use of older reference samplers in EN 16450 and in [11]. Type testing reports of equivalent methods are still valid if they were commissioned prior to the availability of reference methods tested under this document.
This document also provides guidance for the selection and testing of filters with the aim of reducing the measurement uncertainty of the results obtained when applying this document.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 426 (Biologiska vattenundersökningar)
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Svarsdatum: den 8 aug 2022
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This document specifies a method for the determination of the estrogenic potential of water and waste water by means of a reporter gene assay with genetically modified yeast strains Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This reporter gene assay is based on the activation of the human estrogen receptor alpha.This method is applicable to:— fresh water;— waste water;— aqueous extracts and leachates;— eluates of sediments (fresh water);— pore water;— aqueous solutions of single substances or of chemical mixtures;— drinking water.The limit of quantification (LOQ) of this method for the direct analysis of water samples is between 8 ng/l and 15 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ) based on the results of the international interlaboratory trial (see Annex F). The upper threshold of the dynamic range for this test is between 120 ng/l and 160 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ). Samples showing estrogenic potencies above this threshold have to be diluted for a valid quantification. Extraction and pre-concentration of water samples can prove necessary, if their estrogenic potential is below the given LOQ.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 426 (Biologiska vattenundersökningar)
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This document specifies a method for the determination of the estrogenic potential of water and waste water by means of a reporter gene assay with a genetically modified yeast strain Arxula adeninivorans. This reporter gene assay is based on the activation of the human estrogen receptor alpha.Arxula adeninivorans is a highly robust and salt- and temperature-tolerant test organism and is especially suitable for the analysis of samples with high salinity (conductivity up to 70 mS/cm). The test organism can be cultivated in medium with sodium chloride content up to 20 %.This method is applicable to:— fresh water;— waste water;— sea water;— brackish water;— aqueous extracts and leachates;— eluates of sediments (fresh water);— pore water;— aqueous solutions of single substances or of chemical mixtures;— drinking water.The limit of quantification (LOQ) of this method for the direct analysis of water samples is between 1,5 ng/l and 3 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ). The upper threshold of the dynamic range for this test is between 25 ng/l and 40 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ). Samples showing estrogenic potencies above this threshold have to be diluted for a valid quantification. Extraction and pre-concentration of water samples can prove necessary, if their estrogenic potential is below the given LOQ.An international interlaboratory trial for the validation of this document has been carried out. The results are summarized in Annex F.
NOTE Extraction and pre-concentration of water samples can prove necessary.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 426 (Biologiska vattenundersökningar)
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This document specifies a method for the determination of the estrogenic potential of water and waste water by means of a reporter gene assay utilizing stably transfected human cells. This reporter gene assay is based on the activation of the human estrogen receptor alpha.
This method is applicable to:
— fresh water;
— waste water;
— aqueous extracts and leachates;
— eluates of sediments (fresh water);
— pore water;
— aqueous solutions of single substances or of chemical mixtures;
— drinking water;
— the limit of quantification (LOQ) of this method for the direct analysis of water samples is between 0,3 ng/l and 1 ng/l 17β-estradiol equivalents (EEQ) based on the results of the international interlaboratory trial (see Annex F). The upper working range was evaluated [based on the results of the international interlaboratory trial (see Table F.3)] up to a level of 75 ng EEQ/l. Samples showing estrogenic potencies above this threshold have to be diluted for a valid quantification. Extraction and pre concentration of water samples can prove necessary if their estrogenic potential is below the given LOQ.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 424 (Kemiska vattenundersökningar)
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Svarsdatum: den 8 aug 2022
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This document specifies a method for the determination of selected volatile organic compounds in water (see Table 1). This comprises among others volatile halogenated hydrocarbons as well as gasoline components (BTXE, TAME, MTBE and ETBE).
The method is applicable to the determination of volatile organic compounds (see Table 1) in drinking water, groundwater, surface water and treated waste water in mass concentrations >0,1 μg/l. The lower application range depends on the individual compound, the amount of the blank value and the matrix.
The applicability of the method to further volatile organic compounds not indicated in Table 1 is not excluded, but this is checked in individual cases.

Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 254 (Järnväg, tunnelbana och spårväg)
Källa: CEN
Svarsdatum: den 11 aug 2022
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This document specifies requirements for fire detection, alarm systems, equipment shutdown, information and communication systems, emergency lighting, emergency brake systems and fire fighting systems to cover the objectives defined in EN 45545-1:2013.
The measures and requirements specified in this document aim to protect passengers and staff in railway vehicles in the event of a fire on board by alerting staff and passengers to a fire, delaying the fire development and controlling the movement of smoke.
It is not within the scope of this document to describe measures that ensure the preservation of the railway vehicles in the event of a fire.
This part is valid for railway vehicles defined in EN 45545-1:2013.

Ämnesområden: Luftkvalitet; Arbetsplatsluft
Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 423 (Luftkvalitet)
Källa: ISO
Svarsdatum: den 13 aug 2022
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This document specifies a method for the determination of the mass concentration of particulate cadmium and cadmium compounds in workplace air, using either flame or electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry.
The sample digestion procedure specified in 10.2.2 has been validated[2,3] for a selection of cadmium compounds and pigments and glass enamels containing cadmium.
The analytical method has been validated[2] for the determination of masses of 10 ng to 600 ng of cadmium per sample using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry, and 0,15 μg to 96 μg of cadmium per sample using flame atomic absorption spectrometry[3]. The concentration range for cadmium in air for which this procedure is applicable is determined in part by the sampling procedure selected by the user.
The method is applicable to personal sampling of the inhalable or respirable fraction of airborne particles, as defined in ISO 7708, and to stationary sampling.