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International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

3, rue de Varembé
P.O. Box 131
GENEVA 20
CH - 1211
Switzerland

Telephone : +41 22 919 02 11
Fax : +41 22 919 03 00
Email : info@iec.ch
Web : www.iec.ch


Article archive for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC);

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Standards Update 25 August 2011

How important are international standards in the Ex world? How widely are they adopted? Who produces and revises them? How much influence can my country have on the content? How can I get involved? What is Committee TC 31 and why do there seem to be several TC 31s? What standards does TC 31 develop? How can I get my Ex equipment certified to the TC 31 standards?...

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Morocco joins the IEC 06 August 2010

The IEC has welcomed Morocco as its 81st member, joining a growing community of 162 countries involved electrotechnical standardization. Morocco is a major player in African economic affairs and the 5th largest African economy by GDP (close to USD 91 billion in 2009). Over the past five years, the country enjoyed an annual growth of about 5%....

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Functional safety comes of age with IEC 61511 revision 01 June 2009

Independent professional community Safety Users Group has conducted an unprecedented round table discussion with members of the IEC 61511 standard committee to explore the maintenance of the functional safety standard and addresses common misconceptions. ...

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Iraq becomes IEC’s 75th member 10 March 2009

Global standardisation took a welcomed step forward last week when Iraq became the 75th member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) – the organisation that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies and that manages global conformity assessment systems. ...

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US experts win Lord Kelvin Awards 24 November 2008

US experts Donald N. Heirman and Scott K. Jameson have received the prestigious IEC Lord Kelvin Award for their outstanding contributions to electrotechnical standardisation. The awards are given by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the world’s leading organisation that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology". ...

Electrotechnology experts gather in São Paulo 18 November 2008

More than 1 000 engineers, business leaders, technologists and representatives from governments from 53 countries are gathering in São Paulo, Brazil, for the 72nd General Meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission – the IEC – the world leading organisation that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology". ...

WirelessHart specification approved by IEC 21 October 2008

The WirelessHart Communication Specification (Hart 7.1) was approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a Publicly Available Specification (IEC/PAS 62591Ed. 1) on 19 September 2008. The National Committees of 29 separate countries participated in the approval ballot. WirelessHart Communication is the first industrial wireless communication technology to achieve this level of international recognition. ...

IEC welcomes the Philippines as member 14 October 2008

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is pleased to welcome the Philippines as its 72nd member country. This brings the total number of countries participating in the IEC Family to 154 – 72 Members and 82 Affiliates from developing countries – encompassing more than 95 % of the world population. ...

International standards take a step closer 01 October 2008

The IEEE and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have agreed to extend their existing cooperation agreement, which describes a procedure for submitting and approving existing IEEE standards to IEC. Future co-operation will permit joint, parallel development of a project in both organisations leading to an IEC/IEEE International Standard....

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ISO and IEC members give go ahead on ISO/IEC DIS 29500 26 August 2008

The two ISO and IEC technical boards have given the go ahead to publish ISO/IEC DIS 29500, Information technology – Office Open XML formats, as an ISO/IEC International Standard after appeals by four national standards bodies against the approval of the document failed to garner sufficient support....