BS EN 62321:2009 - Electrotechnical products. Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers) – BSI British Standards

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BS EN 62321:2009

Electrotechnical products. Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers)

Status : Current, Superseded, Work in hand   Published : May 2009 Replaced By : BS EN 62321-1:2013, BS EN 62321-3-2:2014, BS EN 62321-5:2014, BS EN 62321-2:2014, BS EN 62321-3-1:2014, BS EN 62321-6:2015, BS EN 62321-7-1:2015, BS EN 62321-7-2:2017, BS EN 62321-8:2017, BS EN 62321-4:2014+A1:2017

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BS EN 62321:2009 Electrotechnical products. Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers)

The widespread use of electrotechnical products has drawn increased attention to their impact on the environment. In many countries all over the world this has resulted in the adaptation of regulations affecting wastes, substances and energy use of electrotechnical products.

The use of certain substances such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) contained in inorganic and organic compounds, and two types of
brominated flame retardants, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in electrotechnical products, is regulated in current and proposed regional legislation.

The purpose of BS EN 62321 is to provide test methods that will allow the electrotechnical industry to determine the levels of regulated substances Pb, Hg, Cd, Cr(VI) and their compounds, as well as PBB and PBDE in electrotechnical products on a consistent global basis.

BS EN 62321 specifies the determination of the levels of:

  • Lead (Pb),
  • Mercury (Hg),
  • Cadmium (Cd),
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI))

contained in inorganic and organic compounds, and two types of brominated flame retardants:

  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

contained in electrotechnical products.

Contents of BS EN 62321:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms, definitions and abbreviations
  • Test methods – Overview
  • Mechanical sample preparation
  • Screening by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF)
  • Determination of mercury in polymers, metals and electronics by CV-AAS, CVAFS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS
  • Determination of lead and cadmium in polymers by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Determination of lead and cadmium in metals by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Determination of lead and cadmium in electronics by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Determination of PBB and PBDE in polymers by GC-MS
  • Test for the presence of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in colourless and coloured corrosion-protected coatings on metals
  • Determination of hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) in polymers and electronics by the colorimetric method
  • Practical application of screening by X-ray fluorescence
  • spectrometry (XRF)
  • Practical application of determination of mercury in polymers, metals and electronics by CV-AAS, CV-AFS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS
  • Practical application of determination of lead and cadmium in polymers by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Practical application of determination of lead and cadmium in metals by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Practical application of determination of lead and cadmium in electronics by ICP-OES, ICP-MS and AAS
  • Bibliography



Standard NumberBS EN 62321:2009
TitleElectrotechnical products. Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers)
StatusCurrent, Superseded, Work in hand
Publication Date31 May 2009
Cross ReferencesISO/IEC Guide 98:1995, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 3696, ISO 5961, EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, EN ISO 3696:1995, EN ISO 5961:1995, ISO Guide 30, IEC 60730-1:1999, IEC/TS 62239:2003, IEC Guide 114:2005, ISO 5725, ASTM C 982-03, ASTM C 1118-89, ASTM E 1172-87, ASTM E 1361-02, ASTM E 1621-94, ASTM E 1622-94, 1999/568/EC, 2002/747/EC, ISO 11885, EN 1122, EN 13346, ASTM D 4004-93, ISO 3856-4, ISO 6101-2, ISO 17294-1, ISO 247, JIS K 0102, JIS K 0116, JIS K 0133, ISO 3613, DIN 50993-1, EN 15205:2006, EN 60730-1:2000, EN ISO 3613:2001, EN ISO 17294-1:2006
Replaced ByBS EN 62321-1:2013, BS EN 62321-3-2:2014, BS EN 62321-5:2014, BS EN 62321-2:2014, BS EN 62321-3-1:2014, BS EN 62321-6:2015, BS EN 62321-7-1:2015, BS EN 62321-7-2:2017, BS EN 62321-8:2017, BS EN 62321-4:2014+A1:2017
International RelationshipsEN 50446:2006,EN 62321:2009,IEC 60705:2010/AMD1:2014,IEC 62321:2008
Draft Superseded By05/30135475 DC
DescriptorsFlame retardants, Electrical components, Cadmium, Lead, Determination of content, Dangerous materials, Environmental engineering, Biphenyl, Electrical equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Mercury, Chemical analysis and testing, Chromium
ICS13.020.01
13.020.40
31.020
43.040.10
Title in FrenchProduits électrotechniques. Détermination des niveaux de six substances réglementées (plomb, mercure, cadmium, chrome hexavalent, diphényles polybromés, diphényléthers polybromés)
Title in GermanProdukte in der Elektrotechnik. Bestimmung von Bestandteilen der sechs Inhaltsstoffe (Blei, Quecksilber, Cadmium, sechswertiges Chrom, polybromiertes Biphenyl, polybromierter Diphenylether), die einer Beschränkung unterworfen sind
CommitteeGEL/111
ISBN978 0 580 55500 8
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages114
File Size1.743 MB
Price£282.00


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