Standards for general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2019), requirements for the quantity of prepackaged goods in their production, packing, sale and import (GOST 8.579-2019), standard samples of composition and properties of substances and materials (GOST 8.315-2019) and a number of other documents became popular with consumers in August 2020.
According to the information of the Department of information products distribution of "STANDARTINFORM", interest was caused by interstate standards for grain: GOST 10967-2019, Grain. Methods for determination of odour and colour, and GOST 10840-2017, Grain. Method for determination of hectolitre weight.
The first of these documents will come into force on the 1st of September 2020, the second one has already been available for 18 months.
GOST 10967-2019 replaces the same name standard of 1990 and applies to grain and seed of leguminous crops intended for food and non-food purposes. The smell and color of grain are determined organoleptically. At the same time, smell and color are determined in both whole and grinded grain. The tests are carried out at air temperature 20-35 ° C and relative humidity not exceeding 75%.
GOST 25100-2020, Soils.Classification, will come into force in a year, replacing the same name standard of 2011. The document became popular in August. It establishes a general classification of soils used in engineering surveys, design and construction of buildings and structures and applies to all soils.
Soils are subdivided into rocky (where the structural bonds of chemical nature prevail), dispersed (where mechanical, physical and physical-chemical structural bonds prevail) and frozen (having negative or zero temperature, containing visible ice inclusions and/or ice-cement, due to which cryogenic structural bonds are formed). For each of these classes, the standard provides, in the form of tables, subclasses, types, subtypes and types of soils. Technogenic soils (displaced or formed as a result of human engineering and economic activity) stand out separately, the typification of which is also given in the table. GOST contains main indicators of soils composition and properties, describes their varieties for each class.
Interest is shown in GOST on technical specifications for peas, wheat and barley that replaced the same name standards of 1990. Thus the document on peas (GOST 28674-2019) came into force in November of this year, on wheat (GOST 9353-2016) already is in force, and on barley (GOST 28672-2019) - will come into force in October 2020.
The consumers' attention was also caught by a number of interstate standards for concrete and national standards for mixtures for the construction of public roads.