Standards

Under Development

15 OCTOBER 2021 – 14 DECEMBER 2021
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NSC I - Halal
1. 18I001R0: Halal consumable goods - General requirements This Malaysian Standard specifies general requirements in the manufacturing and handling of halal consumable goods.
NSC L - Transport
1. 20L001R1: Electric motorcycles- Specification This Malaysian Standard specifies the general specification of electric motorcycles for on the road use.

Mild hybrid internal combustion engine vehicles are not included in this standard as stated in Clause 4.1 (e).

1 OCTOBER 2021 – 30 NOVEMBER 2021
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NSC B- Chemicals and Materials
1. 220B060R0: Coating fingerprinting overall procedures for paints using FTIR and other related methods This Malaysian Standard emphasizes the evaluation of manufacturer's paint fingerprint, with the aim of reaffirming the consistency of the paint supplied with reference to the qualified paint. This Standard covers the fingerprint requirement of both single-pack and multi-pack paints for qualification, quality control and verification.

This Standard includes:
i. Coating fingerprinting qualification
ii. Test method to fingerprint the paint supplied in the manufacturer's container
iii. Criteria and execution of Coating Fingerprint Certificate

NOTE. The requirement of coating fingerprinting is stated in various specifications and standards, namely ISO 12944-9, ASTM D7588-11 and ASTM D2621-87. This Malaysian Standard will support all of these standards in terms of the interpretation of FTIR spectra or the estimation of the degree of similarity between two FTIR spectra.

NSC B- Chemicals and Materials
1. 20E076R2: Portable cable reels for domestic and similar purpose - Specification (Second revision) This Malaysian Standard specifies requirement which applies to portable cable reels for alternating current (a.c.) only, having a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V, rated current not exceeding 13 A and provided with a non-detachable flexible cable or cord, intended for domestic and similar purposes, either indoor or outdoor.

This Malaysian Standard does not apply to cable reeling devices incorporated in appliances.

It also does not apply to portable switchgear with means for winding the cable or cord for use in building and similar sites.

Portable cable reels complying with this Malaysian Standard are suitable for use at ambient temperature normally not exceeding 35 °C, but occasionally reaching 40 °C.

2. 20E077R2: Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations –Part 1: General requirements(Second revision)(IEC 60669-1:2017, IDT) This part of IEC 60669 applies to manually operated general purpose functional switches, for alternating current (AC) only with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V with a rated current not exceeding 63 A, intended for household and similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors.

For switches provided with screwless terminals, the rated current is limited to 16 A.

3. 20E081R1: Specification for 15A plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar purposes(First revision) This standard specifies the requirements for 15 A rewirable plugs and switched or unswitched socket-outlets for use on a nominal supply voltage not exceeding 250V a.c. single-phase 50 Hz. For switched socket-outlets which contain a switch connected between the current carrying contact(s) of the socket-outlets and the relevant supply terminal(s).

In general, the provisions of this standard shall apply to plugs when wired with appropriate flexible cords or cables, and to socket-outlets installed.

4. 20E001N: Boxes and Enclosures for Electrical Accessories for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 24: Particular Requirements for Enclosures for Housing Protective Devices and Other Power Dissipating Electrical Equipment (IEC 60670-24:2011, IDT) This part of IEC 60670 applies to enclosures and parts of them for housing protective devices and other power dissipating electrical equipment intended to be used with a rated voltage not exceeding 400 V and a total incoming load current not exceeding 125 A for household and similar fixed electrical installations.

These enclosures are intended to be installed where unskilled persons have access. They are intended to be integrated with electrical equipment on site by skilled persons (installers).

They are intended to be installed where the prospective short circuit current does not exceed 10 kA unless they are protected by current limiting protective devices with a cut-off current not exceeding 17 kA.

Enclosures complying with this standard are suitable for use, after installation, at ambient temperature not normally exceeding 25 °C, but occasionally reaching 35 °C over 24 h, max. 40 °C and min. –5 °C.

An enclosure which is an integral part of an electrical accessory and provides protection against external influences (e.g. mechanical impacts, ingress of solid objects or of water), is covered by the relevant standard for such an accessory.

This standard does not apply to a low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assembly (ASSEMBLY) as defined in the IEC 60439 or IEC 61439 series of standards nor to a main entrance panel which may or may not be part of the distribution

5. 20E002N: Boxes and Enclosures for Electrical Accessories for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 22: Particular Requirements for Connecting Boxes and Enclosures (IEC 60670-22:2003+AMD1:2015, IDT This standard applies to connecting boxes for junction(s) and/or tapping(s).

NOTE Unless otherwise stated, throughout the document the term "boxes" also applies to "enclosures"

6. 20E003N: Boxes and Enclosures for Electrical Accessories for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations – Part 1: General Requirements (IEC 60670-1:2015, IDT) This part of IEC 60670 applies to boxes, enclosures and parts of enclosures (hereafter called "boxes" and "enclosures") for electrical accessories with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. intended for household or similar fixed electrical installations, either indoors or outdoors.

Boxes and enclosures complying with this standard are suitable for use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding +40 °C, but their average over a period of 24 h does not exceed +35 °C, with a lower limit of the ambient air temperature of −5 °C. During the installation the temperature may be outside the above temperature range according to the classification of the boxes and the enclosures.

This International Standard is intended to apply to boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories within the scope of IEC technical committee 23.

This standard may be used as a reference document for other IEC technical committees and subcommittees.

A box or an enclosure which is an integral part of an electrical accessory and provides protection for that accessory against external influences (for example mechanical impact, ingress of solid objects or water, etc.) is covered by the relevant standard for such an accessory.

This standard does not apply to
– ceiling roses;
– luminaire supporting couplers;
– boxes, enclosures and parts of enclosures specifically designed to be used for cable trunking and ducting systems complying with IEC 61084 and which are not intended to be installed outside of these systems.

7. 20E004N: Boxes and Enclosures for Electrical Accessories for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 23: Particular Requirements for Floor Boxes and Enclosures (IEC 60670-23:2006+AMD1:2016, IDT) This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
This standard applies to boxes and enclosures.
Flush floor boxes and flush floor enclosures are intended to protect accessories against a load up to and including 1 000 N.
NOTE Outdoor requirements are under consideration
8. 20E005R1: Boxes and Enclosures for Electrical Accessories for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 21: Particular Requirements for Boxes and Enclosures with Provision for Suspension Means (IEC 60670-21: 2004+AMD1:2016, IDT This standard applies to boxes and enclosures with provision for suspension means.
9. 20E006R2: Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP CODE) (SECOND REVISION) (IEC 60529: 1989+A1:1999+A2:2013, IDT This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV.
NSC M – Fire Safety
1. 19M001R0: Specification for fire resistance doorsets – Part 7: Requirement and methods of determining the performance of panic exit device This document specifies requirements for the manufacture, performance and testing of panic exit devices mechanically operated by either a horizontal push-bar or a horizontal touch-bar specifically designed for use in a panic situation on escape routes.
NSC X – Oil Palm and Its Products
1. 21X001N: Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Chain of Custody of Oil Palm Biomass This Malaysian Standard specifies the requirements for Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) chain of custody (CoC) of oil palm biomass that organisations will use to demonstrate their commitment to traceability and sourcing of MSPO certified material.

This document covers the traceability of MSPO certified oil palm biomass material along the CoC. This traceability shall ensure that the oil palm biomass is sourced from MSPO certified plantations and palm oil mills.

Oil palm biomass (feedstock and product) in this standard is limited to solid biomass and liquid biomass.

15 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 14 NOVEMBER 2021
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NSC D – Building, Construction and Civil Engineering
1. 21D006N: Sustainable cities and communities –Indicators for smart cities(ISO 37122:2019, IDT) This document specifies and establishes definitions and methodologies for a set of indicators for smart cities.

As accelerating improvements in city services and quality of life is fundamental to the definition of a smart city, this document in conjunction with ISO 37120, is intended to provide a complete set of indicators to measure progress towards a smart city

2. 21D024R1: Methods of testing cement – Part 1: Determination of strength (First revision) This part of MS EN 196 describes the method for determination of the compressive and optionally the flexural strength of cement mortar. The method applies to common cements and to other cements and the standards for which call up this method. It may not apply to other cement types that have, for example, a very short initial setting time.

The method is used for assessing whether the compressive strength of cement is in conformity with its specification and for validation testing of a CEN Standard sand, EN 196-1, or alternative compaction equipment.

This part of MS EN 196 describes the reference equipment and procedure and allows alternative compaction equipment and procedures to be used provided that they have been validated in accordance with the appropriate provisions in this document. In the event of a dispute, only the reference equipment and procedure are used.

NSC F – Mechanical Engineering
1. 20F013R1: Non-destructive testing of welds - Magnetic particle testing (First revision) This Malaysian Standard specifies techniques for detection of surface and sub-surface imperfections in welds of ferromagnetic materials, including the heat affected zones, by means of magnetic particle testing. Variations in the basic techniques that will provide a higher or lower test sensitivity, are described in Annex A (to see the applicability as most of the text is already included as part of the main text).

This standard does not specify acceptance levels of the indications. Information on acceptance levels for indications may be found in product or application standards.

This method is not applicable to weldment formed between ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials e.g. weldment joining carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel; or weldment made of non-ferromagnetic filler metal e.g. welding of 9% Ni steel.

This standard does not apply to the residual magnetisation technique.

1 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 31 OCTOBER 2021
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NSC N – Rubber and Rubber Products
1. 21N019R1: Natural rubber latex concentrate - Determination of alkalinity (First revision)(ISO 125:2020, IDT) This document specifies a method for the determination of the alkalinity of natural rubber latex concentrate.

The method is not necessarily suitable for latices from natural sources other than Hevea brasiliensis or for synthetic rubber latices, compounded latex, vulcanized latex or artificial dispersions of rubber.

2. 21N020N: Rubber latex, natural, concentrate —Determination of volatile fatty acid number (ISO 506:2020, IDT) This document specifies a method for the determination of the volatile fatty acid number of natural rubber latex concentrate. The method is not necessarily suitable for latices from natural sources other than Hevea brasiliensis and is not applicable to compounded latex, vulcanized latex, artificial dispersions of rubber or synthetic rubber latices.
3. 21N018N: Rubber - Determination of metal content by atomic absorption spectrometry - Part 1:Determination of zinc content (ISO 6101-1:2019, IDT) This document specifies an atomic absorption spectrometric method for the determination of the zinc content of rubbers.

The method is applicable to raw rubber and rubber products having zinc contents at a minimum of 0,05 % (mass fraction). Zinc contents below this limit can be determined, provided that suitable adjustments are made to the mass of the test portion and/or to the concentrations of the solutions used. The use of the standard additions method might lower the bottom limit of detection.

4. 20N006R1: Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Determination of low-temperature stiffening (Gehman test) (ISO 1432:2021, IDT) This document specifies a static procedure, known as the Gehman test, for determining the relative stiffness characteristics of vulcanized or thermoplastic rubbers over a temperature range from room temperature to approximately −120 °C.

 

5. 21N047R2: Rubber threads — Methods of test (Second revision) (ISO 2321:2017, IDT) This document specifies methods of test for determining general physical and mechanical properties of rubber threads, as well as specific mechanical properties of such threads in contact with fabrics. Owing to the comparatively small cross-section and the unusual conditions of service of this material, certain special methods have been developed.

 

6. 21N022N: Rubber household gloves — General requirements and test methods (ISO 20057:2017, IDT) This document specifies the general requirements and relevant test methods for gloves made of natural rubber latex or synthetic rubber latex or blends of natural rubber and synthetic rubber lattices intended for household use.

This document is intended to serve as a guide to obtain gloves of consistent performance. It does not cover safe and proper application of the gloves with subsequent handling, packaging and storage procedures.

7. 21N023N: General purpose rubber thread -Specification (ISO 20058:2017, IDT) This document specifies physical and mechanical requirements for rubber threads. It does not apply to rubber threads for food contact, furniture, high heat resistance and high ozone resistance applications.
8. 21N021N: Nitrile cleanroom gloves — Specification (ISO 23464:202 1, IDT) This document specifies the specification for ISO Class 4, ISO Class 5 and ISO Class 6 nitrile cleanroom gloves. It is applicable to cleanroom gloves made of acrylonitrile butadiene material.
NSC K - Packaging and Logistics
1. 19K001R1: Packaging – Transport of dangerous goods: Part 4 -Packaging and Tank Provisions This Malaysian Standard specifies the general provision for the packing of dangerous goods in packaging, including intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packagings portable tanks and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs). The requirements of this standard do not apply to Class 7, packages containing radioactive material.
2. 19K002R1: Packaging – Transport of dangerous goods: Part 5 -Consignment Procedures This part of MS 1513 sets forth the provisions for dangerous goods consignments relative to authorisation of consignments and advance notifications, marking, labelling, documentation [by manual, electronic data processing (EDP) or electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques and placarding.

Except as otherwise provided in these MS1513 series, no person may offer dangerous goods for transport unless those goods are properly marked, labelled, placarded, described and certified on a transport document, and otherwise in a condition for transport as required by this Part.

NOTE. Provisions for transportation of Class 7 – Radioactive Materials are excluded from this part. The transport of radioactive material shall be in accordance with the Radiation Protection (Transport) Regulations 1989. Radiation Protection (Transport) Regulations 1989 shall not apply where there are provisions in force to the contrary in any international transport regulations for routes using international pathways and for such routes, the transport of radioactive material shall be in accordance with the provisions provided therein.

3. 19K003R1: Packaging – Transport of dangerous goods: Part 7 - Provisions Concerning Transport Operations This standard contains provisions applicable to dangerous goods transport operations by all modes of transport.

 

4. 19K004R1: Packaging – Transport of dangerous goods: Part 6 -Requirements for the Construction and Testing of Packagings, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), Large Packagings, Portable Tanks, Multiple-Element Gas Containers (MECGs) and Bulk Containers This Malaysian Standard prescribes the requirements for the construction and testing of the following:

(a) Packagings for dangerous goods including that of receptacles for gases and for Division 6.2 substances (infectious substances)

(b) Intermediate bulk containers.

    i) The requirements of this standard apply to IBCs intended for the transport of certain dangerous goods. The provisions set out general requirements for multimodal transport and do not establish special requirements that may be required for a particular mode.

    ii) Exceptionally, IBCs and their service equipment not conforming strictly to the requirements herein, but having acceptable alternatives, may be considered by the competent authority for approval. In addition, in order to take into account progress in science and technology, the use of alternative arrangements which offer at least equivalent safety in use in respect of compatibility with the properties of the substances carried and equivalent or superior resistance to impact, loading and fire, may be considered by the competent authority.

    iii) The construction, equipment, testing, marking and operation of IBCs shall be subject to acceptance by the competent authority of the country in which the IBCs are approved.

    iv) Manufacturers and subsequent distributors of IBCs shall provide information regarding procedures to be followed and a description of the types and dimensions of closures (including required gaskets) and any other components needed to ensure that IBCs as presented for transport are capable of passing the applicable performance tests of this standard.

(c) Large packagings.

    i) The requirements of this standard do not apply to:

       - Class 2 substances, except articles including aerosols;

       - Class 6.2 substances, except clinical waste of UN 3291; and

       - Class 7, packages containing radioactive material.

    ii) Large packagings shall be manufactured and tested under a quality assurance programme which satisfies the competent authority in order to ensure that each manufactured packaging meets the requirements of this standard.

    iii) The specific requirements for large packagings in Clause 5 are based on large packagings currently used. In order to take into account progress in science and technology, there is no objection to the use of large packagings having specifications different from those in Clause 5 provided they are equally effective, acceptable to the competent authority and able successfully to withstand the tests described in Clause 6. Methods of testing other than those described in this standard are acceptable provided they are equivalent.

(d) Portable tanks and multiple-elements gas containers (MEGCs)

       - Specifies the requirements for the design, construction, inspection and testing