Datenbank zur Recherche in Vorschriften der Klassen
29.01.2018 Der VDMA hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, Transparenz in die Anforderungskataloge der Klassifikationsgesellschaften zu bringen und für seine Mitgliedsunternehmen den Zugriff auf die aktuellen "Rules" sicherzustellen.
Lead on REACH candidates list
13.07.2018 Lead has been added to the REACH SVHC candidates list. This means that products are subject to new requirements with immediate effect.
New technology brings stricter limits for large combustion plants
18.09.2017 The limits for large combustion plants in the EU are linked to the best available technology (BAT). The Official Journal of the EU has now published an implementation decision envisaging a tightening of the limits that the Member States are required to implement in national law by 2021.
EU legislation on stationary combustion plants
08.02.2018 Large combustion plants: Poland and the European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL) take legal action against the European Commission. Medium combustion plants: Transposition of EU directive into German law still pending.
CO2 reporting requirements for ships in European waters from 2018
18.09.2017 The EU has officially presented its system for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from shipping. From 1 January 2018, ships with a gross tonnage of more than 5,000 must report their CO2 emissions to the EU Commission in order to be allowed to enter European ports.
Germany applies for reclassification of SO2 on the list of hazardous substances
Germany has made a suggestion to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about the reclassification of sulphur dioxide in accordance with the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation). This may have an effect on European and national law, as well as on limit values.
Caution advised when using wireless communications – combustion engines affected by Radio Equipment Directive
Does your engine or engine system communicate wirelessly with the driver's cab or a control centre? Then you may now be affected by the Radio Equipment Directive. This means that the Declaration of Conformity procedure will involve a considerable amount of extra work.
There have been no uniform standards for natural gas in Europe to date. And seeing as gas was generally supplied through pipelines from Russia and has a reliably high methane number and low sulphur content, uniform standards have so far not been a requirement either.
Work on important series of standards continued at the general assembly of the two ISO committees ISO/TC 70 "Internal combustion engines" and ISO/TC 70/SC 8 "Exhaust gas emission measurement".
The revised standards for measurement procedures (ISO 8178-1) and test cycles (ISO 8178-4) are now available on the ISO website. However, work on the key ISO 8178 standards series continues. One key focus for the future is smoke measurements, which are becoming increasingly important in the shipping industry.