The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - the U.S. member body to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) via its U.S. National Committee (USNC) - announced today the availability of a new IEC value-added product known as Commented Redline Version (CMV).
The first to be available is for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements, IEC 60335-1:2020 CMV, through the ANSI Webstore and ANSI's subscription platform, Standards Connect.
The Advantage of Commented Redline Versions
With the Commented Redline Version, stakeholders can view comments on the major changes between the previous edition and the new edition of the publication, including the committee's explanation and rationale for changes. CMVs can also include information on the impact of the changes on the application and usability of the standard. CMVs consist of a package, which includes both the new edition of the publication, and the Commented Redline Version.
With the addition of comments on the major changes, CMVs are an enhanced version of the traditional IEC Redline Version (RLV), which highlight only the changes between the previous edition and the new edition.
Over the next several weeks, the following additional CMVs will be published by IEC and made available through ANSI:
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About the USNC
A committee of ANSI, the USNC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally-relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The Committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.
As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC is a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. Strong U.S. participation in the IEC is critical to national competitiveness and the continued growth and innovation in U.S. electrotechnical industries.