Posts tagged as IEC

SAIMC Johannesburg elects new chairperson

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Johannesburg branch elected a new chairperson at its AGM held in Bryanston on 10 February 2016. Outgoing chairperson Eric Carter handed over to former secretary Mike Banda. Other committee changes included; Alvin Seitz stepping down as treasurer and Cheryl Hird taking over as treasurer, with Elri […]

Industry outrage at unilateral directive ending partial testing by SABS

  An internal directive by South African Bureau of Standards CEO Dr. Boni Mehlomakulu in 2015 requires that SABS Test House only perform “full testing” in future, and puts an end to “partial testing” by the SABS. This has elicited outrage from a wide range of industry associations in the electrical engineering sector. The affected […]

The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) […]

Reasons to celebrate World Standards Day

  Today, 14 October 2015, is World Standards Day, and there are at least five good reasons to celebrate it. This year, the theme is “Standards – The world’s common language,” because international standards: Make communication across countries and technology possible Imagine a world where your credit card would not fit into every cash machine […]