International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

March 2011



Officers of IEC Consultative and Technical Committees

In addition to its regular Technical Committees, the IEC has a number of Strategic Groups, Sector Boards and Technical Advisory Committees which report to the Standardization Management Board. This month, e-tech announces various changes and nominations.

Advisory Committee on Safety

SMB (Standardization Management Board) has approved the nomination of Larry Farr to a second term on ACOS (Advisory Committee on Safety).


Farr serves on IEC SC (Subcommittee) 17A: High-voltage switchgear and controlgear. The second term runs from 1 February 2011 to 31 January 2014.


ACOS deals with safety matters that are not specific to a single TC (Technical Committee). Its task is to guide and coordinate IEC work on safety matters to ensure consistency in IEC safety standards. Reporting to SMB, ACOS assigns horizontal and group safety functions to TCs to ensure this consistency.

Overhead lines

SMB has announced the nomination of Romeo Rendina to a third term of office as Chairman of IEC TC 11: Overhead lines. The new term runs from 1 February 2011 to 31 January 2014. TC 11 prepares International Standards for overhead lines above 1 kV AC (alternating current) and 1.5 kV DC (direct current) nominal voltage, excluding railway traction supports and line materials. The TC’s publications provide design criteria that may serve as a guide to national regulations differing from each other only in the local conditions and in the assumed safety level.

IEC TC 100
Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment

SMB approved the nomination of David Carlton Felland as Chairman of IEC TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment, for the period 1 November 2010 to 31 October 2016. TC 100 prepares international publications that provide specifications of the performance and methods of measurement for consumer and professional equipment, their application in systems and their interoperability with other systems or equipment. Multimedia is the integration of any form of audio, video, graphics, data and telecommunication. Integration includes the production, storage, processing, transmission, display and reproduction of such information.


  • TC 11: Overhead lines
  • SC 17A: High-voltage switchgear
  • TC 100: Audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment



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