Security of manufacturing process regulated by ISO standards

Manufacturers of various types of products have recently given preference to the introduction of automation processes. On the one hand, the establishment of technical issues may imply minimal risks of physical impact on a person, but on the other hand, these processes today are not completely autonomous and one way or another require human intervention. In this case, the question arises of compliance not only with the step-by-step requirements for the introduction of innovations, but also with the safety of human labor. In order for modern production to focus not only on financial but also on physical risks, and all processes occur harmoniously, safety requirements have been created, prescribed in international standards. The presence of these standards can not only help you in building a secure system, but also in significantly accelerating the achievement of the most productive results with minimal investment in this type of international documents.

Stationary source emissions — Determination of the mass concentration of individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in waste gases from non-combustion processes

ISO 20264:2019

The concentration of certain elements in production as well as its structural systems is regulated not only at the local level, but also by such global institutions as ISO. The importance of this issue cannot be overestimated, therefore, the presence of such international standards as ISO 20264: 2019 is the key to successful, and most importantly, safe development of the company.

This document specifies the use of FTIR spectrometry for determining the concentrations of individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in waste gases from non-combustion processes. The method can be employed to continuously analyse sample gas which is extracted from ducts and other sources. A bag sampling method can also be applied, if the compounds do not adsorb on the bag material, and is appropriate in cases where it is difficult or impossible to obtain a direct extractive sample. The principle, sampling procedure, IR spectral measurement and analysis, calibration, handling interference, QA/QC procedures and some essential performance criteria for measurement of individual VOCs are described in this document. The practical minimum detectable concentration of this method depends on the FTIR instrument (i.e. gas cell path length, resolution, instrumental noise and analytical algorithm) used, compounds, and interference specific (e.g. water and CO2).

This International Standard has a number of technical amendments and clarifications that make it possible to understand the specific scope of its application. For more detailed information, you can follow the link to the site and familiarize yourself with all the technical parameters.

Additive manufacturing — General principles — Overview of data processing (ISO/ASTM 52950:2021)

EN ISO/ASTM 52950:2021

Each production has a certain number of processes that are subject to regulation. Due to the fact that modern technologies are increasingly integrated into industrial processes, they are regulated by international standards as a separate subcategory of production. One of these standards is EN ISO / ASTM 52950: 2021.

This document covers the principal considerations which apply to data exchange for additive manufacturing. It specifies terms and definitions which enable information to be exchanged describing geometries or parts such that they can be additively manufactured. The data exchange method outlines file type, data enclosed formatting of such data and what this can be used for.

This document

— enables a suitable format for data exchange to be specified,

— describes the existing developments for additive manufacturing of 3D geometries,

— outlines existing file formats used as part of the existing developments, and

— enables understanding of necessary features for data exchange, for adopters of this document.

This document is aimed at users and producers of additive manufacturing processes and associated software systems. It applies wherever additive processes are used, and to the following fields in particular:

— producers of additive manufacturing systems and equipment including software;

— software engineers involved in CAD/CAE systems;

— reverse engineering systems developers;

— test bodies wishing to compare requested and actual geometries.

A detailed explanation of the technologies that govern this International Standard will give you the opportunity to determine whether the document is suitable for your area of ​​activity, or whether certain technical amendments are different. In this case, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with other standards belonging to the same industry.

Welding — Micro joining of second generation high temperature superconductors — Part 3: Test methods for joints (ISO 17279–3:2021)

EN ISO 17279–3:2021

Welding technology and equipment is a relatively old invention. Nevertheless, innovative development does not stand still and an increasing number of structural systems, parts and materials used in this area are regulated by international standards. To create better products, it is necessary to carry out measuring processes as well as test methods. High-quality implementation of the testing stages is the key to minimizing the risks of creating a low-quality product. One of the international standards governing test methods for welding activities is EN ISO 17279–3: 2021.

Stationary source emissions — Reference method for the determination of the concentration of gaseous hydrogen chloride (HCl) in waste gases emitted by industrial installations into the atmosphere

EN 16429:2021

When creating international standards for production activities, not only the desire for the smooth functioning of the system is taken into account, but also the need to regulate the concentration of certain chemical elements. One of the international standards regulating this issue is EN 16429: 2021.

This document specifies the standard reference method (SRM) based on an automatic method for determination of the mass concentration of hydrogen chloride (HCl) in ducts and stacks emitting to the atmosphere. It describes the sampling and gas conditioning system.

This document specifies the characteristics to be determined and the performance criteria to be fulfilled by portable automated measuring systems (P-AMS) using the infrared measurement method. It applies for periodic monitoring and for the calibration or control of automated measuring systems (AMS) permanently installed on a stack, for regulatory or other purposes.

The infrared measurement method described in this document can be used as a SRM, provided the expanded uncertainty of the method is less than 20 % relative at the daily Emission Limit Value (ELV), or 1 mg/m3 for ELV below 5 mg/m3, and the criteria associated to performance characteristics described in EN 15267–4 for portable automated measuring systems (P-AMS), are fulfilled.

This document specifies criteria for demonstration of equivalence of an alternative method (AM) to the SRM by application of EN 14793.

A similar method of regulation can be found in international standards created for the same category. Nevertheless, before purchasing a regulation for implementation in your organization, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with its technical parameters and characteristics.

Production regulation — the quality of the final result

International ISO standards created to regulate production processes have a large number of technical parameters. Moreover, a separate document is created for each type of equipment. It should also be noted that sometimes a field of activity may require several parts of the same document, and sometimes one or two narrow-profile standards may be sufficient. At first glance, the above parameters for selecting an international standard may seem like a difficult system. However, by choosing the right document, you will significantly facilitate the construction and innovation of the entire existing production system in accordance with the latest requirements of the international market.