The power of protection

March 2015 Protection, safety and performance central to IEC work

The focus of the March edition of IEC e-tech is on dependability and enclosures. More...

The devil is in the nucleus

Monitoring radiation levels is paramount to ensuring protection against nuclear risks. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 45 is the only worldwide body developing international instrumentation and control...

Hobbyists help shape power tool industry

Buffing, chiselling, drilling, levelling, planing, polishing, routing, sanding and screwdriving: power tools are used across industries such as automotive, infrastructure, construction, woodworking,...

Avoiding interference

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), the ability of electric and electronic devices and appliances to operate without interfering when close to each other, is important in a world of increasing...

Motors moving to IE codes

Electric motor systems are estimated to account for 46% of global electricity use(1). Converting electrical energy to mechanical energy, they rotate pumps, drive compressors, move materials and run...

Dependable systems for all sectors

Dependability is a crucial consideration in the development and application of technological systems. In today’s global business environment, dependability is a key decision-making factor in the...

Tools for professionals and hobbyists

Electric tools and appliances have invaded the home environment, making light weight of often tedious and difficult chores and making it possible for amateurs to undertake difficult tasks. As for...

Technical Committees Connecting down the line

Energy infrastructures are evolving towards connected systems,...

Technical Committees Staving off the dangers of DIY

In an age of innovation and constant technological evolution, the...

Conformity Assessment Have you ever been shocked?

Who among you hasn’t at least once in your life received an...

Conformity Assessment Containing explosions

More than a century ago, the introduction of electrical apparatus...

Conformity Assessment Tiny bursts of energy

Static electricity has been a serious industrial problem for...

IEC Family March 2015 nominations

The nominations of three Technical Committee (TC) Chairmen –...

IEC World When everyday symbols become art

It’s not every day that the work of the IEC enters the realms...

IEC World Celebrating Ibn Al-Haytham

The year 2015 marks the 1 000th anniversary since the...

IEC World Seven who’ve made a difference

Celebrating women who bridge the STEM gap

IEC World Powering the planet with water

The special link between water and energy

IEC World Upcoming global events

IEC participants enjoy ticket reductions

In Store New Standards to enhance dependability

Managing risks and making systems and product perform more reliably

In Store New EMC Standards as Redline versions

Latest editions of International Standards for Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) published.

In Store Standards supporting public policy

New IEC and ISO brochure for policy makers