TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard Trends in Japan

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 4:08:25 PM

Twenty years have passed since the 1996 establishment of ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management systems (EMSs). By now, there are over 25,000 ISO 14001-certified organisations in Japan. This is second only to the number in China, and demonstrates that the concept of the environmental management system has deep roots in the country.

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Topics: Environment, environmental management system, Japan

Japan Moves Quickly Toward Energy-Efficient Buildings

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:42:31 PM

Fire, typhoon and earthquake resistance of buildings has long been of paramount importance in Japan.As far back as the Edo period (1603–1868), Japan’s houses have been hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, while the primarily wooden structures (meant to facilitate ventilation during warm summers) were prone to fire.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency, Japan

Why High-Precision Measurement Is So Important for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:38:23 PM

Reliable returns for solar power plants can only be determined by high-precision performance measurements on photovoltaic (PV) modules. A low measurement inaccuracy is a prerequisite for this.

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Topics: PV, photovoltaics, solar

Planning to Enter the Medical Device Field in Japan? Get Familiar With the PMD Act

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:33:28 PM

In November 2014, Japan enacted the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act, or PMD Act.

Officially called “The Act on Securing the Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Regenerative and Cellular Therapy Products, Gene Therapy Products, and Cosmetics”, the new law by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) followed a thorough review and marked a substantial revision of the old Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL).

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Topics: compliance, medical devices, Japan

Quality Management Updates – ISO 45001:2018

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:21:55 PM

Management systems for Occupational Health and Safety (OHSMS) have been proven to organise and focus a company's efforts for minimising work-related hazards. The OHSAS Project Group published the first edition of OHSAS 18001 in 1999, and it was quickly adopted on the national level.

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Topics: Certification, quality management, workplace safety

Quality Management Updates – TAPA TSR & FSR 2017

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 2:51:28 PM

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) was founded in 1997 as a voluntary association to establish freight security requirements in the global supply chain. Today, the association operates around the world, with over 600 members of global manufacturers, carriers, insurers, and service providers.

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Topics: logistics, Certification, quality management

GDPR Considerations for IoT Manufacturers and Service Providers​

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 9, 2018 5:51:46 PM

The recently enforced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all organisations offering goods or services or marketing to individuals in the EU, regardless of company size or where the company or data is located.

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Topics: IoT, GDPR, Certification

Case Study: Performance Audit of Indonesia’s LPG Bottle Filling Stations

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 9, 2018 11:50:27 AM

Indonesia’s largest state-owned oil and natural gas corporation, PT Pertamina, has chosen TÜV Rheinland to provide LPG bottle filling station (SPPBE) performance audit services across regions in Indonesia. The audit process consists 222 checklists covering five elements, and is run every three months.

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Topics: quality testing, product safety testing, indonesia

How To Maximise The Use of Your Medical Imaging Equipment

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 8, 2018 10:46:19 AM

In the ASEAN region, changes in medical imaging are experiencing two (2) key drivers:

  1. The transition from film-based imaging to filmless imaging (computed radiography/direct radiography), and
  2. The expansion/increase of availability of previously experimental/high-end modalities, such as cardiac angiography, positron emission tomography (PET/CT), etc.

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Topics: medical, Certification, Risk Management

TÜV Rheinland Indonesia & Pertamina: Quality at its finest

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 5, 2018 2:54:03 PM

TÜV Rheinland Indonesia has just held a training for the managers of the PERTAMINA gas station, the State Oil and Gas Mining Company. The key objective is to improve the quality of service in every gas station of PERTAMINA in accordance with global quality standards. We are proud to have been selected as PERTAMINA's training partner and we hope such events will continue to support PERTAMINA's continuous dedication towards improvement in service quality.

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Topics: PersCert