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Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), 2010 IEEE Symposium on

Date 18-20 Oct. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Chairman's welcome message [and additional front matter]

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  • Author index

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  • Choosing the right product safety label formats: A critical decision for product safety engineers

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    The ANSI Z535 standards set forth a national uniform system to communicate hazard information. These standards define the state-of-the-art for safety signs, labels and tags used in the United States. And yet, especially from a product manufacturer's standpoint, their audience is the global marketplace. ANSI does not set the world's safety sign standards. ISO does. With that in mind, this presentat... View full abstract»

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  • Class 2 transformers and plastic enclosed printed circuit boards: A potentially perilous combination

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    From a fire development perspective, Class 2 transformers are generally regarded by the design engineering and standards (listing agencies) community to provide a safe method in which to power a wide variety of consumer and commercial electronic/electrical devices due their “intrinsic” current limiting features as stated in their specifications. However, Class 2 transformers can deli... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting qualification: Safety standard compliant process planning and monitoring

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    Functional safety of embedded systems has become an integral part in automotive engineering activities due to the forthcoming safety standard ISO 26262. One main challenge is to perform development activities compliant to the standard and provide the respective documentation. Traceability between requirements from a standard, as well as project-specific process and product artifacts throughout the... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical evidence at fire scenes

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    This paper describes several of the different types of electrical phenomena that occur at a fire scene and how to preserve and analyze those phenomena. Topics include a description of the activities at the fire scene inspection and laboratory examinations to preserve data that is used for formulating opinions with regard to electrical matters. These include a discussion on photography, documentati... View full abstract»

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  • Protection of outside plant conductors

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    This paper takes a comprehensive view of metallic conductors run to outside environments, and explores the physical and electrical protection schemes that must be applied in various regions of the world. Included in this discussion are the protection of AC and DC input power conductors, telecommunication conductors, alarms and signal conductors, and coaxial cabling. View full abstract»

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  • Applied Safety Science and Engineering Techniques (ASSET™): Taking HBSE to the next level

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Applied Safety Science and Engineering Techniques (ASSET™), takes HBSE to the next level by expanding HBSE concepts and integrating other safety science and engineering techniques, including risk management, systems and reliability engineering, functional safety and human factors, to address many different forms of harm, hazards and susceptibilities across a broad range of products and appl... View full abstract»

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  • Conducting high frequency electrical measurements — Case study using a TASER M18 device

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    A number of measuring instruments are currently available for conducting dc and low frequency electrical measurements. However, to achieve a high degree of accuracy in high-voltage, high-frequency measurements for pulse power applications at low repetition rates requires careful adherence to established electrical procedures. Measurement errors may be introduced due to a variety of reasons. Parasi... View full abstract»

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  • Thermal shutdown characteristics of insulating materials used in lithium ion batteries

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    The lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market has undergone tremendous growth since its conception in 1990. Projections have indicated that the Li-ion battery market in the United States will top $9 billion in the next 3 years. Several factors including technical innovation, increased use of sophisticated consumer electronic gadgets and surge in high efficiency power sources for industrial applications ... View full abstract»

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  • Safety considerations for smart grid technology equipment

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    Smart grid technology can be viewed as a merging of power systems, information technology, telecommunications, switchgear, and local power generation, along with other fields that were once electrical technologies of separated industries. As these technologies become merged, much of the safety considerations will have to be merged and reconciled as well, particularly at interfaces. This paper expl... View full abstract»

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  • Safety issues and damage to equipment with both Smart Grid and home network connections

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    Equipment getting power from the Smart Grid often has connections to the home network, a configuration which during a lightning storm is prone to safety issues and damage. Lightning can occur as direct strikes to a service, or as nearby strikes which induce currents in a service. Protection against these events is important, and existing standards deal with these. But there is a situation that exi... View full abstract»

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  • EU RoHS Recast: Is your company ready, are your products ready

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    Since 2003 when the initial RoHS directive was published, there has been a plan to review and update the directive. In December 2008, a draft of this review was publically available. Since then, several meetings have taken place and additional updates to the draft are available. There are expected changes, as well as unexpected changes, which are under discussion. This paper will discuss these poi... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for product environmental compliance: A method for the madness

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    Companies are continuing understand the need for a general approach to product environmental compliance. It must begin with a process and continue by filling in the details for each product's environmental compliance. Companies are also more aware of the needed to support an audit and demonstrate compliance, not simply collecting and storing the data. Document, Gather, Evaluate, Review, and ultima... View full abstract»

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  • Automotive paint spray booth safety — How a paint booth makes a dangerous operation less so

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    The paper that is being proposing to present will describe, in detail, the Certification process of Auto Body Shop-style paint spray booths (PSB's), found in almost all auto body shops, and the differences between those PSB's that carry a third party certification will differ greatly from the PSB's that do not carry any such certification. It will also describe the methods that previously certifie... View full abstract»

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  • Effects of high frequency voltage stress on air insulation and solid insulation

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    Air insulation and solid insulation are the most common approaches to achieve adequate electrical insulation. However, with the increase in instances of high-frequency voltage stress, there are important differences in dimensioning these product safety approaches. This paper discusses the phenomenon of partial discharge, and its impact on the behavior of clearances, creepage distances, and solid i... View full abstract»

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  • Ensure product safety with hazardous locations and solid-state lighting certification

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    This paper will give an overview of how hazardous locations are defined and discuss protection methods to mitigate explosion risks in hazardous locations. This paper will also identify requirements applicable to each protection concept in North America, European Union and the rest of the world. Additionally, the paper will discuss the safety requirements and standards landscape for LED lighting. View full abstract»

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  • Audio level safety limits and their impact on personal music player

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    Personal music players have become very common in the past decade, yet we haven't had time to see the cumulative impact of higher audio levels for longer durations on the hearing of the general public. A number of industry and governmental organizations are interested in setting audio safety limits before a large number of users risk hearing damage. Much of the existing research and regulation for... View full abstract»

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