This agenda item relates to UN R118 Material Burning Behavior.
Working Party on General Safety | Session 107 | 30 Sep-3 Oct 2014

31. The expert from OICA introduced detailed justifications (GRSG-107-18) for his proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/24) to update, in UN Regulation No. 118, the ISO standard references. GRSG agreed to resume discussion on this agenda item at its May 2015 session and to keep GRSG-107-18 as reference, to leave time for experts to study ISO STD 6722 (see para. 26 above). Experts were invited to send comments to the secretariat concerning the above-mentioned ISO standard.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 108 | 4-8 May 2015

50. Recalling the purpose of his justification document GRSG-107-18, the expert from OICA introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2014/24 updating the provisions on the cable test, especially the reference to international standard ISO 6722 (available in GRSG-107-28). The expert from Germany presented additional test requirements for cables (GRSG-108-09). The expert from OICA supported in principle the more stringent test requirements proposed by Germany, but raised a reservation to study the possible need for transitional provisions.

51. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session on the basis of an official document, jointly prepared by Germany and OICA, including a proposal for transitional provisions, if necessary.

Working Party on General Safety | Session 109 | 29 Sep-2 Oct 2015

38. The expert from Germany introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/29 and Corr.1 aimed at clarifying the scope and updating the reference to ISO standards as well as the test requirements for electric cables in UN Regulation No. 118. The expert from Finland proposed to correct a reference error in Annex 4, Appendix 1 (GRSG-109-06).

39. GRSG adopted both proposals and requested the secretariat to submit them to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their March 2016 sessions, as draft Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 118.

40. The expert from Germany also introduced GRSG-109-09 (superseding document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/28) proposing to insert, as a further improvement of the provisions of UN Regulation No. 118, new test requirements for electric cables sleeves and cable conduits. The proposal received a general support. The expert from OICA suggested clarifying the proposed text of paragraph 1.2. GRSG agreed to have a final review of the proposed transitional provisions at the next session of GRSG and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-109-09, as revised, with an official symbol.

Documentation
GRSG-109-06 | Proposal for Corrigendum to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Finland)
GRSG-109-09 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Germany)
GRSG/2015/28 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Germany)
GRSG/2015/29 | Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Germany)
GRSG/2015/29/Corr.1 | Corrigendum to the proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118 (Germany)