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CEN Updates September/October 2015

Changes to standards and technical documents updated by CEN that affect those carrying out chemical measurement in support of regulation.

The following list shows standards and technical documents published by the European Standardisation Organisation, CEN, during October and November, some of which are relevant to chemical measurement in support of regulation.

CEN ISO/TS 16558-2:2015 - Soil quality - Risk-based petroleum hydrocarbons - Part 2: Determination of aliphatic and aromatic fractions of semi-volatile petroleum hydrocarbons using gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC/FID).

EN ISO 16558-1:2015 Soil quality - Risk-based petroleum hydrocarbons - Part 1: Determination of aliphatic and aromatic fractions of volatile petroleum hydrocarbons using gas chromatography (static headspace method).

EN ISO 8623:2015 - Tall-oil fatty acids for paints and varnishes - Test methods and characteristic values.

EN 15199-4:2015 - Petroleum products - Determination of boiling range distribution by gas chromatography method - Part 4: Light fractions of crude oil. This describes a method for the determination of the boiling range distribution of petroleum products by capillary gas chromatography using flame ionization detection.

EN ISO 18219:2015 - Leather - Determination of chlorinated hydrocarbons in leather - Chromatographic method for short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP).

EN ISO 18134-1:2015 - Solid biofuels - Determination of moisture content - Oven dry method - Part 1: Total moisture - Reference method. For use when a high precision method is required.

EN 16691:2015 - Water quality - Determination of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in whole water samples - Method using solid phase extraction (SPE) with SPE-disks combined with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

EN16693:2015 - Water quality - Determination of organochlorine pesticides (OCP) in whole water samples - Method using solid phase extraction (SPE) with SPE-disks combined with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). This method is used in accordance with the requirements of the European EQS Directive 2008/105/EC for both inland surface waters and other surface waters.

EN 16694:2015 - Water quality - Determination of selected polybrominated diphenly ether (PBDE) in whole water samples - Method using solid phase extraction (SPE) with SPE-disks combined with gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

EN ISO 10703:2015 - Water quality - Determination of the activity concentration of radionuclides - Method by high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry.

EN ISO 13160:2015 - Water quality - Strontium 90 and strontium 89 - Test methods using liquid scintillation counting or proportional counting.

EN ISO 13161:2015 - Water quality - Measurement of polonium 210 activity concentration in water by alpha spectrometry.

CEN TR15371-2:2015 - Safety of toys - Interpretations - Part 2: Replies to requests for interpretation of the chemical standards in the EN 71-series.