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Standards New Zealand update

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AS/NZS 3750

Paints for steel structures

AS/NZS 3750.6: 2009

Organic zinc-rich primer Specifies requirements for an organic zinc-rich primer intended to protect iron and steel against atmospheric corrosion. It is suitable for application by brush or spray. Type 2 paint specified in the Standard is referred to in AS 2312 as Paint Reference No. C02.

Supersedes AS/NZS 3750.9: 1994

AS/NZS 3750.11: 2009

Chlorinated rubber - High-build and gloss Specifies requirements for a high-build, chlorinated rubber-based, intermediate or topcoat paint and a chlorinated rubber gloss finish paint for the protection of iron and steel against exterior atmospheric corrosion in an industrial or marine environment. The high-build paints are suitable for application only by conventional air or airless spraying, while the gloss paint is suitable for application by brush or spray. Paints specified in this Standard are referred to in AS/NZS 2312 as Paint References C14 and C25.

Supersedes AS/NZS 3750.11: 1996

NZS 4219: 2009

Seismic performance of engineering systems in buildings

Sets out the criteria for the seismic performance of engineering systems related to a building's function. It covers the design, construction and installation of seismic restraints for these engineering systems. Buildings with importance level 5, large mass items, structures external to the building, lifts, building contents and fire sprinkler systems are excluded from this Standard.

Supersedes NZS 4219: 1983

AS/NZS 4793: 2009

Mechanical tapping bands for waterworks purpose

Specifies requirements for design, materials and performance in service of PN 16 mechanical tapping bands used for the connection of property service pipes to reticulation watermains. It applies to tapping bands, with and without electrical insulation, for mechanical connection to standard watermains, with the exception of tapping bands for polyethylene watermains that are covered in AS/NZS 4129. The nominal operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C.

AS/NZS 4998: 2009

Bolted unrestrained mechanical couplings for waterworks purposes

Specifies requirements for unrestrained mechanical couplings for joining above or below groundwater mains and wastewater mains, other than polyethylene (PE) piping, with pressure classifications of PN 16 and PN 35 and nominal sizes DN 80 to DN 750 and for a maximum working temperature of 40ºC. 


Standards withdrawn

AS/NZS 3750

Paints for steel structures

AS/NZS 3750.6: 1995

Full gloss polyurethane (two-pack)

Superseded by AS/NZS 3750.6: 2009

AS/NZS 3750.9: 1994

Organic zinc-rich primer

Superseded by AS/NZS 3750.9: 2009

AS/NZS 3750.11: 1996

Chlorinated rubber - High-build and gloss

Superseded by AS/NZS 3750.11: 2009

NZS 4219: 1983

Specification for seismic resistance of engineering systems in buildings

Superseded by NZS 4219: 2009


Draft Standards for comment

Free to download from the Standards New Zealand website: www.standards.co.nzTenancy Tribunal orders online website.

DR 09031

CP Amendment 4 to AS/NZS 6400 - Water efficient products - Rating and labelling Amendment applies to the Foreword, Clauses 1.3.2, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.9, 1.3.11, 1.3.12 (new), 1.3.13 (new) 2.1.3, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.2.6, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.6, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.6, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.4, 2.5.6, 2.6.1, 2.6.3, 2.6.5, 2.6.6, 2.7.3, 2.7.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, Tables 3.1 and 3.2, and Annexes A and B. Public comment on this draft closes on 4 June 2009.

DR 09033

Laboratory design and construction (Revision of AS/NZS 2982.1: 1997)

Specifies requirements for the design and construction of laboratories. Sections 1 to 7 apply to all laboratories. Sections 8, 9 and 10 contain additional requirements that apply to biological, radiological, secondary school and tertiary laboratories. Public comment on this draft closes on 26 June 2009.

DZ 4514

Interconnected smoke alarms for single household units

A partial technical revision of NZS 4514: 2002. Maintenance requirements have been specified in more detail, and made mandatory. Additional guidance has been provided for the selection of smoke alarms and their location to avoid nuisance activations. Public comment on this draft closes on 25 May 2009.

DZ 4830

Determination of the extinction propensity of cigarettes

AS 4830: 2007 Determination of the extinction propensity of cigarettes is a test method published by Standards Australia in 2007. The Standard was developed by an expert technical committee and is based on ASTM E2187- 04 Standard test method for measuring the ignition strength of machine-made cigarettes. It enables comparison of the extinction propensity of different cigarette designs under standard laboratory conditions. The test method prescribes a repeatable, laboratory-based way of testing the capability of a machine-made cigarette, positioned on a standard substrate, to generate sufficient heat to continue burning. The Standard is intended for the testing of all machine-made cigarettes.

A New Zealand Standards development committee comprising a range of key New Zealand stakeholders has been formed to assess the appropriateness of AS 4830-2007 for use by New Zealand. At this time, the intention is to adopt the Australian Standard with no alterations to the text.

Public comment on this draft closes on 22 June 2009.

DR 09032

CP Paints for steel structures - Part 7: Aluminium paint (Revision of AS/NZS 3750.7: 1994)

Specifies requirements for a single pack bright aluminium finish paint intended to protect iron and steel against corrosion. It may be suitable for application by brush, roller or spray. This paint will provide heat reflectance and medium-term protection from corrosion to suitably primed steelwork located in an industrial atmospheric environment.

Public comment on this draft closes on 2 June 2009.

 


 

Standards in development

Timber framed buildings

Committee: P3604
Project Manager: Mani Taare
Estimated Publication Date: 2010
Comments: Formation of the leadership group is complete. The P3604 Technical Committee has been constituted and the second meeting was held on 19 March 2009. Working groups have been established to review specific sections of the Standard. They are: Loadings (1170), Bracing, Durability, Roof framing, Design appearance and clarity.

Revision of NZS 3122: 1995 and NZS 3123: 1974

Committee: P3122-3123
Project Manager: Mani Taare
Estimated Publication Date: August 2009
Comments: A project for the amendment of NZS 3122: 1995 Specification for Portland and blended cements (General and special purpose) and revision of NZS 3123: 1974 Specification for Portland Pozzolan cement (type PP cement). The committee met on 6 April and the draft is being edited prior to release for public comment.

Code of Practice for concrete structures for the storage of liquid

Committee: P3106 Phase 2
Project Manager: Sonia van Ree
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: Public comment meeting was held March 17, and the Committee is now working through action points. The draft is awaiting final changes from the Committee before being submitted for prepublication editing.

Installing insulation - Amendment 1

Committee: P4246 A1
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: October 2009
Comments: The committee has been constituted and the first meeting is scheduled for early May.

Thermal insulation - Housing and small buildings

Committee: P4218
Project Manager: Sonia van Ree
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The remainder of the large number of public comments received are being worked through by the Committee. Postal ballot will then be carried out - this is expected to be early May.

Revision of NZS 3404 Steel structures - Phases 1, 2 and 3

Committee: P3404
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009 (NZS 3404 Part 1 only)
Comments: A committee meeting was held in February, along with subsequent telephone meetings, to review public comments received on 3404 Part 1. Committee is commencing scoping work and revision of Parts 2 and 6.

WS-013 Review of domestic wastewater systems

Committee: WS-013
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The committee is revising the AS/NZS 1547 draft in light of comments received during the ballot stage.

Fire sprinkler systems for residential occupancies

Committee: P4515 Amendment
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: November 2009
Comments: The Standard will be amended to clearly define a residential occupancy and any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4515 since its last edition in 2003 will be applied. The committee met in April to continue preparing the draft for public comment, which is due for release in mid June.

Fire sprinkler systems for houses

Committee: P4517 Amendment
Project Manager: Erin Alderton
Estimated Publication Date: January 2010
Comments: The Standard will be amended to emphasise its application to domestic occupancies only and to address design and installation issues that have been identified since publication. Any fire formal interpretations relating to NZS 4517 since it was last amended in 2003 will be applied during this project. The committee meets again in May.

Automatic fire sprinkler systems correction amendment

Committee: P4541
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: June 2009
Comments: The committee met in late March to discuss the small number of public comments received and to finalise the content of the correction amendment to NZS 4541. They are now voting on the draft. The project is on target for publication in June.

Fire-resistant door sets and smoke doors adoption

Committee: P4520
Project Manager: Jono East
Estimated Publication Date: December 2009
Comments: A committee has been constituted with the purpose of adopting AS 1905.1: 2005 and AS 6905: 2007 as a New Zealand Standard. The adoption will enable the Department of Building and Housing to reference the new Standard in the Compliance Documents to the New Zealand Building Code. The format of the document will be agreed on during the first committee meeting.

Interconnected smoke alarms for single household units

Committee: P4514
Project Manager: Vicki Allison
Estimated Publication Date: September 2009
Comments: P4514 is being edited in preparation for public consultation, expected to start in late March. As part of the review of this Standard the committee noted the recent debate regarding ionization vs photoelectric smoke alarms and noted that NZS 4514 does not recommend ionization alarms over photoelectric alarms.

Land development and subdivision engineering amendment

Committee: P4404
Project Manager: Bruce Taylor
Estimated Publication Date: April 2010
Comments: Nominations for the committee have been received and approved. The first committee meeting has been held. The aim is to update and amend the Standard. In the process the committee will consider changes suggested by users.