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Reference prEN 50598-3:2013
Title Ecodesign for power drive systems, motor starters, power electronics and their driven applications - Part 3: Quantitative eco design approach through life cycle assessment including product category rules and the content of environmental declarations
Project Number 24604
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 50598 specifies the process and requirements to implement environmental conscious product design principles, to evaluate eco-design performance and to communicate the potential environmental impacts for power driven systems, motor starters, power electronics (e.g. Complete Drive Modules, CDM) used in motor driven applications (motor driven loads) for low voltage (less than 1000V) and in the power range of 0,12 kW up to 1000 kW during the whole life cycle. It defines the content for 2 different environmental declaration types:  The basic version, an environmental declaration type II, with basic data and qualitative statements on eco design, as defined in EN ISO 14021  The full version, an environmental declaration type III as defined in EN ISO 14025, including quantitatively evaluated potential environmental impacts. For that product category rules [PCR] for motor system components are included to assure an harmonized life cycle assessment methodology. This part of EN 50598 is harmonized with the applicable generic and horizontal environmental standards and contains the additional details relevant for the above mentioned products. This part of EN 50598 applies to the components of a motor system as defined in EN 50XXX 1.
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Current Stage code 4060
Current Stage code date 2014-02-24
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-17
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Directive(s) ECOELM (640/2009), ERP (2009/125/EC)
Mandate(s) M/470; M/476; M/495
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Note Project 23551 split into 3 parts in order to provide answers to three European mandates (M/470, M/476 and M/495) (see PR = 24602 to 24604)
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


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4060 2014-02-24 2014-03-17 export to doc file  EN
4020 2013-09-20 2014-02-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2013-06-26    
1099 2012-11-23    

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(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.