Understanding Biodegradable Plastics

Dr Denise M. Beckles October 2023 The growing interest in the environment and sustainable development in Trinidad and Tobago and around the region has resulted in a variety of efforts to reduce the use of single use plastics. The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards has developed, in conjunction with...

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TTCS 12-2:2022, Electric Cables – Thermosetting Insulated, Armoured Cables of Rated Voltages of 600/1000 V and 1900/3300 V for Fixed Installations

This standard specifies the compulsory requirements for the construction and performance of thermosetting insulated, armoured electric cables for voltages of 600/1000 V and 1900/3300 V. This standard is applicable to electric cables for use in fixed installations in industrial areas, buildings or similar applications, of the following types: a)  600/1000 V cables, wire armoured and oversheathed, having single-core, two-, three-, four- and five-core stranded copper conductor; b)  600/1000 V multicore auxiliary cables, wire armoured and overheathed, stranded copper conductor; and c)  1900/3300 V cables, wire armoured and oversheathed, having single-core or three-core stranded copper conductor. This standard is applicable to electric cables that are designed for a maximum sustained conductor temperature of 90 °C and for a maximum short-circuit conductor temperature of 250 °C (for a maximum of 5 s). NOTE Limitation on the temperature of the cables may be imposed in situations where they might be touched or where they could touch other materials. Status: Current | Published: 2022 | Replaces: TTS/BS 5467:2012

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TTCS 12-1:2022, Flexible Cords and Cables

This standard specifies the compulsory requirements for flexible cords, elevator cables, and hoistway cables rated 600 V maximum and electric vehicle cables rated 1000 V maximum and intended for use in accordance with TTS 171: Part 1, Trinidad and Tobago Electrical Wiring Code – Part 1 – Low voltage installations. This standard covers the following products: a) Service cords; b) Elevator cables; c) Hoistway cables; d) Heater cords; e) Range and dryer cords; f) Cords for decorative lighting; g) Tinsel and lamp cords; h) Special use cords; and i) Electric vehicle cables. Status: Current | Published: 2022 | Replaces: TTS/UL 62:2008

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CRS 39:2022- Pesticides Labelling – Requirements

This standard specifies the information to be included on labels of all pesticides, in any form, including aerosol insecticides that are destined to be applied by end-users. This standard does not apply to pesticides: a) which are used as human pharmaceuticals; or b) utilised in an industrial setting, that is, active ingredients, bulk pesticide formulations destined for reformulation, repackaging or disposal or other pesticide formulation components. Status: Current

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