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Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 18, 2019
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In 2010 CSA published CSA PLUS 4011 - Technical Guide: Infrastructure in Permafrost: A Guideline For Climate Change Adaptation. The intent of that document was to provide stakeholders with information on the potential impacts of climate change on infrastructure in Canada’s permafrost regions.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jun 21, 2019
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This part of IEC 62368 is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600 V. This document does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment.

Categories: Energy
Origin:
Close date: Jun 23, 2019
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Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to the design, installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of emergency generators and associated equipment for providing an emergency electrical power supply to electrical loads

a) in buildings and facilities when the normal power supply fails and an emergency electrical power supply is required by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC); and

b) of essential electrical systems, where emergency generators are intended for use in health care facilities (HCFs) in accordance with Clause 6 of CSA Z32.

Notes:

a) For guidelines on emergency electrical power supply for life-support equipment, see Annex A.

b) In this Standard, the term “building” also includes facilities.

c) Normative provisions of this Standard are not limited to the installations where an emergency generator is used as the NBCC required emergency power supply source to the “life safety equipment”.

d) For guidelines on the use of emergency electrical power supply equipment for purposes beyond the provisions of Clause 1.1, see Annex D.

e) It is intended by the scope of this Standard that equipment other than “life safety equipment” could be connected to the emergency generator (see Clause 6.4.1).

f) For electrical power supply systems designed and installed to operate for purposes other than those specified in Clauses 1.1, the electrical power supply system should meet the requirements of this Standard, where practical, and in conjunction with the guidelines of Annex E of this Standard.

1.2

This Standard does not cover

a) any emergency electrical power supply provided from storage batteries or other sources of uninterrupted power supply (UPS); and

b) design and construction of unit equipment for emergency lighting that complies with CSA C22.2 No. 141.

1.3

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 28, 2019
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Scope

1.1

This document describes a methodology for assessing organizational and product cybersecurity maturity. It provides the evaluators and vendors a means to implement and determine the maturity of the organization and products/solutions being developed regardless of solution vertical.  It covers the entire product system life cycle from conception to full commissioning and on to end of life inclusive of end point to end point attack surfaces. Its premise is an effective executive business decision to establish a comprehensive maturity model approach to cybersecurity.

1.2 Purpose

This Document applies to all IoT and related products/solutions.

1.3

This Document contains requirements. In this Document, “shall” is used to express a mandatory element in the evaluation. “should” indicates a recommendation or advise about an element.

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 29, 2019
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Scope

1.1  

This Standard specifies general requirements, test methods, and markings for whirlpool and air-jetted bathtubs and suction fittings used in hydromassage bathtub systems that incorporate a bathtub and circulation pump. The circulation pump can be with or without

(a)    a piping system; and

(b)   induction of air (which can be achieved by integral suction or through an air pump).

1.2  

This Standard does not cover

(a)    spas and hot tubs covered in CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 218.1 and UL 1563;

(b)   portable hydromassage products covered in CSA Electrical Bulletin 1268 and CSA Electrical Bulletin 1270; and

(c)    hydrotherapy bathtubs or patient bathing systems for institutional use.

1.3  

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

1.4  

SI units are the units of record in Canada. In this Standard, the inch/pound units are shown in parentheses.

The values stated in each measurement system are equivalent in application; however, each system is to be used independently. Combining values from the two measurement systems can result in non-conformance with this Standard.

All references to gallons are to U.S. gallons.

For information on the conversion criteria used in this Standard, see Annex A.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 29, 2019
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1.  Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to both cord-connected and permanently connected storage-tank water heaters*, having tanks less than 610 mm inside diameter, for use on nominal system voltages of 600 V and less, and designed to be used in nonhazardous household and commercial locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

* For convenience only, the shorter term water heater is used herein.

1.2

This Standard applies to water heaters that provide for the storage of hot water. The water shall be heated by immersion heater elements within the tank, wrap-around or other form of surface contact heater elements, or electrically heated circulation type units located either within the jacket or externally. Other types of electric heating, except as excluded by Clause 1.3, may be accepted subject to investigation.

1.3

This Standard applies to the water-heater section of kitchen units, combined with a cooking range, refrigerator, water pump, etc.

1.4

This Standard does not apply to

(a)   immersion type water heaters (see Clause 2);

(b)   side-arm type water heaters not attached to a storage tank; or

(c)   immersed-electrode type water heaters.

 

1.5

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

 

1.6

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

 Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Natural Resources
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 30, 2019
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Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide compliance criteria and guidance on the design of flood-resilient new residential communities as it relates to Greenfield development only.

In-Scope of the Standard

Building types

This standard is applicable to the following building types:

Detached homes;

Semi-detached homes;

Row houses (including stacked and back-to-back townhomes); and

Mixed-use residential development (residential, small commercial and institutional use).

Note: Garages (attached and detached) and non-habitable accessory buildings (e.g., porches, gazebos, etc.) located on the residential lots are considered in-scope of this standard.

 

Design Elements

The scope of the standard pertains to the following considerations:

Design for resilience to address extreme weather events and operational uncertainties;

Storm sewer system design (minor drainage system considerations);

Street design (major overland drainage system considerations);

Sanitary sewer design (wastewater drainage system considerations);

Wastewater pumping station design; and

Considerations for preservation of natural infrastructure and low impact development measures.

 

Flood Hazards

The types of flood hazards considered by this standard include:

Riverine flooding;

Overland flooding;

Storm and sanitary sewer surcharge;

Drainage system failures (e.g., inlet, ice and debris blockages); and

< > seepage.

Out of Scope for the Standard

Other types of development

This standard does not cover flood-resiliency considerations as they relate to existing development, infill, intensification or re-development.

 

Types of Flood Hazards

Types of flood hazard that are outside the scope of this standard include:

A sea level rise;

Storm surges;

Unique flood hazards (e.g., dam failures); and

Flood risk specific to alluvial fans.

 

Geographic Limitations

This standard includes requirements and recommendations expected to be relevant across Canada.  Its application may be insufficient in the areas with permafrost, such as Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as in areas subject to coastal and lake flooding, where sea level rise and storm surges pose additional flood risk, not addressed by the standard.

Terminology

In this standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

 

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

 

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

 

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Requirements of Local Jurisdictions

This standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design of flood-resilient Greenfield community developments. In the application of this standard, it should be noted that local jurisdictions might have criteria or requirements beyond what is provided in this standard. The intent of this standard is to provide minimum acceptable criteria. In the event that a local jurisdiction requirement is more stringent than that required by this standard, the more stringent requirement shall take precedence over the requirement stipulated in this standard. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to be aware of an discrepancies and to determine the manner in which it can be resolved.

Climate Uncertainty Consideration

This standard provides a dynamic approach to the design of flood-resilient new residential communities. This includes the use of data that anticipates future climate changes, including changes in the frequency of extreme rainfall events. Such data is currently the subject of intense research, but is not yet available with adequate confidence.  In the absence of such predictive climate data, the users of this standard should consider applying appropriate adjustments to current Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) values to account for climate uncertainties. For information on the use and interpretation of IDF data see CSA PLUS 4013.

 

Note: a new edition of CSA PLUS 4013 is currently under development

Origin: ISO
Close date: Jul 2, 2019
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This document specifies the design, construction, type testing, and marking requirements for pressure regulators (as defined in 3.18) intended for the administration of medical gases and their mixtures in the treatment, management, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients or for gases used for driving surgical tools.

Origin: ISO
Close date: Jul 2, 2019
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This document specifies design, construction, type testing, and marking requirements for manifold pressure regulators (as defined in 3.7) and line pressure regulators (as defined in 3.5) intended for use in medical gas pipeline systems.

Origin: ISO
Close date: Jul 2, 2019
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This document specifies design, type testing, and marking requirements for cylinder valves with integrated pressure regulators [as defined in 3.26 and referred to hereafter as valves with integrated pressure regulators (VIPRs)] intended for the administration of medical gases in the treatment, management, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients or for gases used for driving surgical tools.

Origin: ISO
Close date: Jul 2, 2019
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This document is intended especially to ensure the gas-specific assembly, mechanical resistance, flow, leakage and pressure drop of terminal units and to prevent their interchange between different gases and services and applies to terminal units

Origin: CSA
Close date: Jul 2, 2019
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This Standard describes methods for the preparation of low-basis weight handsheets of cellulose filaments (CF) and CF-reinforced pulp handsheets to be used for physical tests.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jul 7, 2019
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This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009 and amendment 1:2013. This new edition constitutes a technical revisions 

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the 

previous edition: 
- Reference revision and Alignment with 
o IEC 60601-1:2005 + AMD1:2012 
o IEC 60601-1-8:2006 + AMD1:2012 
o IEC 60601-1-10:2007 
o IEC 60601-1-12 
- Changing an operator-accessible cuff-sphygmomanometer connector from not 
compatible with the ISO 594 series to compatible with the ISO 80369 series 
- Added additional requirements for public self-use sphygmomanometers 
- Added a list of primary operating functions. 

 

Categories: Electrical
Contact: calvin.[email protected]
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jul 7, 2019
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This is a Proposed Amendment to C22.2 No. 60601-2-4

Categories: Electrical
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jul 7, 2019
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Scope:

International standard IEC 60601-2-16 has been prepared by IEC technical committee on electrical equipment in medical practice. This 5th edition cancels and replaces the previous edition of IEC 60601-2-16:2012. This new edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- Update of references to :

o IEC 60601-1:2005 + AMD1:2012
o IEC 60601-1-2:2014
o IEC 60601-1-6:2010 + AMD1:2013
o IEC 60601-1-8:2006 + AMD1:2012
o IEC 60601-1-9:2007 + AMD1:2013
o IEC 60601-1-10:2007 + AMD1:2013
o IEC 60601-1-11:2015

- Widening of the scope of IEC 60601-2-16

- Editorial improvements

- Addition of requirements for anticoagulant delivery means

- Other few small technical changes

 The particular requirements in this standard does not apply to:

- Extracorporeal circuits
- Dialysers
- Dialysis fluid concentrates
- Dialysis water supply systems
- Central delivery systems for dialysis fluid concentrates
- Equipment used to perform peritoneal dialysis