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Thorsten Arnhold, Chair of IECEx from 2014-2019

Safety issues of the hydrogen economy

Thorsten Arnhold, the former Chair of IECEx, provides an overview of IEC work to ensure the safety of hydrogen systems.
François Coallier

Vision from a Canadian expert

We publish an extract of François Coallier's interview given to the Standards Council of Canada. He chairs the Joint ISO and IEC subcommittee which publishes standards for the Internet of Things.

April 2021: IEC in the news

An overview of media articles in April that mention the IEC and its work.

Dutch couple move into Europe's first 3D-printed house

A retired couple in the Netherlands have moved into Europe’s first fully 3D-printed house. The technology is friendlier to the environment and reduces costs.
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IEC 61788-17:2021 RLV
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