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2013 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)

7-9 Oct. 2013

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Front matter]

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  • Get product safety a seat in the executive boardroom

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    As Product Safety issues become more important for the bottom line, it's up to Product Safety Engineers to provide a voice for safety in the Boardroom. This paper presents three key strategies for getting on the Board's agenda, and key tips on how to prepare the presentation for the most impact and effectiveness. View full abstract»

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  • HBSE and risk assessment adventure on a tight-rope

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    Existing risk assessment starting points are rather nebulous and abstract. While not expressly stated, existing risk assessment processes start with the situation where no safeguards are in place - which is an impossible situation. Models for injury and safety taken from Hazard Based Safety Engineering can be a good starting point for risk assessment. This paper presents alternative definitions of... View full abstract»

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  • What does that mean? A guide to interpretations

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    IEC 60950-1 is written as a general document intended to cover a wide array of products. The standard would become unwieldy if it were to include specific information for every possible construction of all of the products within the scope. In addition, advances in design and construction techniques will usually outpace updates to the standard. The result is that the safety certification engineer i... View full abstract»

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  • Estimation of failure rate of consumer products based on components failure rate and its product safety assessment

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    We have proposed a method of product safety assessment by using hazard based FTA in our previous study. In the study, a risk level for a product was calculated by using FTA, and introduced into a manufacturer management system which set criteria for a design and shipment stage in manufacturing. A risk level for a product has a certain distribution in the process of manufacturing due to components ... View full abstract»

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  • Breaking through the BRICs, Part 1

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    The emergent markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China, popularly referred to by the acronym BRIC, now are responsible for a growing portion of the profits for most global companies. Working against this prize is a formidable maze of culture, laws, and overlapping regulations, causing confusion surrounding the regulatory requirements. For those considering entering the BRIC marketplace with elect... View full abstract»

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  • An enhanced safety assessment model for toy products

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    The world toy market has been growing since last decade although the birth rate is declining in the western developed countries. Many consumers are willing to pay more for safer products. Manufacturers are eager to design and make the innovative toy products to compete the market share. Previous researchers had investigated how to translate the customer's need to the technical requirement of a new... View full abstract»

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  • Residential solar system bonding and grounding methods for lightning protection

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    Photovoltaic (PV) panels are typically roof-top mounted and the DC/AC inverters are either collocated or installed inside the building. The PV system is grounded to grounding-electrode according to NFPA70-NEC690.41-64. The roof-mounted PV panels are susceptible to direct lightning strikes. In order to minimize personal and property damages, lightning surge currents must be drained to the earth thr... View full abstract»

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  • Health monitoring of lithium-ion batteries

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    An integrated technique for health monitoring of lithium-ion batteries is presented in this paper. Monitoring is performed using an ultrasonic transducer pulser and receiver that are attached to the external surfaces of a lithium-ion cell. The cell being monitored can be representative of other cells that are part of a battery pack consisting of multiple cells connected in series, parallel, or a c... View full abstract»

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  • The quasi-static near electric field of an inductive power transfer system

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    The q uasi-static near magnetic field of an inductive power transfer system would be expected to be intense. However, the quasi-static near electric field is also quite intense and merits investigation. As for any vector field, the near electric field can be decomposed into conservative and solenoidal components. The solenoidal component is the one that would be anticipated from Faraday's law. How... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding radiation safety of high-intensity light-emitting diodes

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    Light emitting diodes (LEDs) continue to increase in optical output power. Conventional wisdom that considers them to be safe with respect to radiation hazards to the eye and skin may no longer hold. The governing standards for LED radiation hazard rating, including IEC 62471, may not account for these new high-power LEDs, especially for applications that allow use closer than the typical minimum ... View full abstract»

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  • A study into the effect of smartphone development on antenna design

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    Modularization has been supposed to accelerate smart phone products to market because of black box theory. In order to expose many problems areas especially an invisible conflict between RF engineering, and electrical engineering in the smart phone development stage, we propose a comprehensive study into prospects for the visualization of smart phone design process by Design Structure Matrix. Ther... View full abstract»

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  • An experience in product comparison for microwave ovens in Argentina

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    This paper describes the different stages that were necessary in testing microwave ovens for product comparison on the safety laboratory of National Institute of Industrial Technology. Although several departments of the Institute were involved in the comparison, this work will focus only on the work of one of those departments, the safety laboratory. The necessary stages were technical organizati... View full abstract»

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  • Transients and surge protection considerations in electrical equipment — Offense and defense

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    The control and acceptance of electrical transients and surges on power-supply circuits, distribution networks, and electrical utilization equipment can be viewed in terms of the sports analogy of “offense” and “defense”. On the offense, power utilities and service providers need to control the transients that their power networks deliver to their customers, limiting tr... View full abstract»

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  • The relative impact of control reliability on machinery risk

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    Control of risks related to machinery is central to current product and occupational health and safety legislation in North America and the European Union. Understanding these risks requires risk assessment, and this process is represented in all leading standards in these jurisdictions. Standards provide machine designers with a hierarchy of controls that can effectively control these risks when ... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

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