Staff Contact: Caroline Davidson-Hood
International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 72
IEC/TC 72 was initially established to fill the needs for international safety standards for automatic electrical controls for use in household appliances and similar equipment. The scope was recently expanded to include industrial applications. The USNC TAG was established to harmonize U.S. safety philosophies and practices within IEC/TC 72 with those of the European Union and Asia Pacific regions.
TC 72 — Strategic Policy Statement
TC 72 — Scope and Activities
International Organization for Standardization, ISO/TC 161
ISO/TC 161 was established to develop a set of International Standards in the field of control and protective devices for gas and oil burners and appliances using as a bases existing local or regional standards.
TC 161 — Strategic Policy Statement
TC 161 — Scope and Activities
Includes controls, including components, and accessories, for use on gas-fired utilization equipment (including, but not limited to, combination gas controls; manual gas valves; gas appliance pressure regulators; automatic gas valves; automatic gas ignition systems; flame sensors, monitors and programmers; gas filters and sediment traps; thermostatic system components; automatic flue and vent dampers; oxygen depletion sensing (ODS) devices, pressure sensors and switches; and line pressure regulators.