General method for the assessment of the durability of energy-related products

The standard will cover a set of parameters for assessing durability of energy-related products (ErP) and a general method to describe and assess the durability of ErP, i.e. both electrotechnical and non-electro technical products, respectively it shall be applicable to all energy-related products, that is, all products covered by the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC.

Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der Funktionsbeständigkeit energieverbrauchsrelevanter Produkte

Dieses Dokument definiert einen Rahmen, der Parameter und Verfahren zur Bewertung der Zuverlässigkeit und der Funktionsbeständigkeit von ErP umfasst. Es ist für die Verwendung bei der Vorbereitung produkt  oder produktgruppenspezifischer Normungsergebnisse vorgesehen.
ANMERKUNG 1 Dieses Dokument wurde unter dem Normungsauftrag M/543 der Europäischen Kommission zur Unterstützung der Richtlinie 2009/125/EG entwickelt.
ANMERKUNG 2 In diesem Dokument bezieht sich ‚Anwender dieses Dokuments‘ auf diejenigen Mitglieder Technischer Komitees, die horizontale, generische und produktspezifische oder produktgruppenspezifische Normen entwickeln. Dieses Dokument ist nicht dazu bestimmt, produktspezifische Angaben zu erstellen.
ANMERKUNG 3 Produktgruppe, wie in diesem Dokument verwendet, ist ein Oberbegriff, der sich auf eine Gruppe von Produkten mit ähnlichen Eigenschaften und Primärfunktion(en) bezieht.

Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la durabilité des produits liés à l'énergie

Le présent document définit les paramètres et les méthodes en tant que cadre permettant d'évaluer la durabilité d’un ErP. Il est destiné à être utilisé lors de la préparation des livrables de normalisation pour l’évaluation de la durabilité d’un produit spécifique.

Splošna metoda za oceno trajnosti izdelkov, povezanih z energijo

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 45552:2020
01-junij-2020
Splošna metoda za oceno trajnosti izdelkov, povezanih z energijo
General method for the assessment of the durability of energy-related products
Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der Lebensdauer energieverbrauchsrelevanter
Produkte

Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la durabilité des produits liés à l'énergie

Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 45552:2020
ICS:
13.020.20 Okoljska ekonomija. Environmental economics.
Trajnostnost Sustainability
SIST EN 45552:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD
EN 45552
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
March 2020
ICS 13.020.20
English version
General method for the assessment of the durability of
energy-related products

Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la durabilité Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der

des produits liés à l'énergie Funktionsbeständigkeit energieverbrauchsrelevanter
Produkte
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 13 February 2020.

CEN and CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for

giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical

references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to

any CEN and CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN and CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN and CENELEC members are the national standards bodies and national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium,

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,

Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia,

Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
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© 2020 CEN/CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means Ref. No. EN 45552:2020 E

reserved worldwide for CEN national Members and for
CENELEC Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

3.1 General definitions ......................................................................................................................................... 6

3.1.1 Terms related to reliability and durability ........................................................................................... 6

3.1.2 Terms related to functions .......................................................................................................................... 7

3.1.3 Activities related to use ................................................................................................................................ 8

3.1.4 Other terms ....................................................................................................................................................... 9

3.2 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 9

4 Concept and process overview ................................................................................................................ 10

4.1 Concept ............................................................................................................................................................ 10

4.1.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 10

4.1.2 Difference between reliability and durability ................................................................................... 11

4.1.3 Concepts of functional analysis, primary, secondary and tertiary functions ......................... 11

4.1.4 Concepts of limiting event and limiting state .................................................................................... 12

4.2 Process overview and guidance .............................................................................................................. 12

5 Definition of the Product ........................................................................................................................... 13

5.1 Functional analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 13

5.2 Environmental and operating conditions ........................................................................................... 14

5.3 Additional information .............................................................................................................................. 14

6 Reliability ........................................................................................................................................................ 14

6.1 General considerations .............................................................................................................................. 14

6.2 Reliability analysis ...................................................................................................................................... 15

6.3 Reliability assessment methods ............................................................................................................. 15

7 Durability ........................................................................................................................................................ 16

7.1 General considerations .............................................................................................................................. 16

7.2 Durability analysis ....................................................................................................................................... 16

7.3 Durability assessment methods.............................................................................................................. 17

8 Documenting the assessment of reliability and durability ........................................................... 17

8.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

8.2 Elements of the assessment ...................................................................................................................... 17

8.3 Documentation .............................................................................................................................................. 18

Annex A (informative) Additional details on durability and reliability analysis .............................. 19

A.1 Environmental and operating conditions ........................................................................................... 19

A.2 Stress analysis ............................................................................................................................................... 20

A.3 Damage modelling ....................................................................................................................................... 21

A.4 Acceleration factors (AF) ........................................................................................................................... 21

Annex B (informative) Additional details on testing development ........................................................ 25

B.1 Stress modelling ........................................................................................................................................... 25

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B.2 Accelerated tests ........................................................................................................................................... 25

Annex C (informative) Maintenance and repair considerations for an increased reliability

and durability ................................................................................................................................................ 28

C.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 28

C.2 Wear-out parts and spare parts considerations ............................................................................... 29

Annex D (informative) Additional details on limiting event and limiting state .................................. 31

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 32

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European foreword

This document (EN 45552:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN-CENELEC/JTC 10

“Energy-related products – Material Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign”, the secretariat of which is held

by NEN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2020, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a standardization request given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of

EU Directive (2009/125/EC).

The dual logo CEN-CENELEC standardization deliverables, in the numerical range of 45550 – 45559,

have been developed under standardization request M/543 of the European Commission and are

intended to potentially apply to any product within the scope of the energy-related products (ErP)

Directive (2009/125/EC).

Topics covered in the above standardization request are linked to the following material efficiency

aspects:
a) Extending product lifetime;

b) Ability to re-use components or recycle materials from products at end-of-life;

c) Use of re-used components and/or recycled materials in products

These standards are general in nature and describe or define fundamental principles, concepts,

terminology or technical characteristics. They can be cited together with other product-specific or

product-group standards, e.g. developed by product technical committees.

This document is intended to be used by technical committees when producing horizontal, generic, and

product, or product-group, standards.

NOTE CEN/CENELEC/JTC 10 is a joint TC, and uses either CEN or CENELEC foreword templates, as

appropriate. The template for the current document is correct at the time of publication.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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Introduction

As energy-related products (ErP) can often not be completely recycled, and the benefits associated with

material recovery cannot fully compensate the energy (and material) demand of the whole production

chain, each disposed ErP also means losses in energy and materials. Therefore, increasing the durability

of ErPs can contribute to a reduction in the quantity of raw materials used and energy required for the

production/disposal of ErPs and consequently reduces adverse environmental impacts.

When considering durability, the trade-off between longer lifetime (reducing impacts related to the

manufacturing and disposal of the product) and reduced environmental impacts of new products

(compared to worse/decreasing energy efficiency of older products) needs to be considered. In

addition, consumer behaviour and advances in technology have to be taken into account.

Considerations such as these are addressed in the preparatory studies commissioned under

Directive 2009/125/EC. Whilst such aspects establish a relevant context for this standard, they are not

addressed in this document.

This document covers a general method for the assessment of the reliability and the durability of ErPs.

Reliability represents the assessment of a probability of duration from first use to first failure or in-

between failures. Durability is the whole expected time for this same period and not a probability. To

cover other material efficiency aspects of a product, the generic standards on “General methods for the

assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy-related products – EN 45554:2020”,

“General method for assessing the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured –

EN 45553:-” , or equivalent standards can be taken into consideration.

This document describes a general assessment method that is intended to be adapted for application at

a product or product-group level, in order to assess the reliability/the durability of ErPs.

Under preparation. Stage at time of publication: FprEN 45553:2020.
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1 Scope

This document defines a framework comprising of parameters and methods for assessing the reliability

and durability of ErPs. It is intended to be used in the preparation of product or product-group

standardization deliverables.

NOTE 1 This document has been developed under standardization request M/543 of the European

Commission to support Directive 2009/125/EC.

NOTE 2 Throughout this document, reference to ‘user of this document’ refers to those members of technical

committees that are developing horizontal, generic, and product, or product-group standards. This document is

not intended to be applied to generate product-specific information.

NOTE 3 Product-group, as used in this document, is an umbrella term used to refer to a group of products with

similar properties and primary function(s).
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 12973:2000, Value management

EN 45559, Methods for providing information relating to material efficiency aspects of energy-related

products
EN 62308:2006, Equipment reliability - Reliability assessment methods
EN 62506:2013, Methods for product accelerated testing

EN 60812, Analysis techniques for system reliability - Procedure for failure mode and effects analysis

(FMEA)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
Note 1 to entry: See CLC/prTR 45550 for additional definitions.
3.1 General definitions
3.1.1 Terms related to reliability and durability
3.1.1.1
durability
< of a part or a product >

ability to function as required, under defined conditions of use, maintenance and repair, until a limiting

state is reached
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Note 1 to entry: The degree to which maintenance and repair are within the scope of durability will vary by

product or product-group.

Note 2 to entry: The user of this document has to define the criteria for the transition from limiting state to end-

of-life (EoL). For more information see Figure D.1.

Note 3 to entry: Durability can be expressed in units appropriate to the part or product concerned, e.g. calendar

time, operating cycles, distance run, etc. The units should always be clearly stated.

3.1.1.2
reliability

probability that a product functions as required under given conditions, including maintenance, for a

given duration without limiting event

Note 1 to entry: The intended function(s) and given conditions are described in the information for use

provided with the product.

Note 2 to entry: Duration can be expressed in units appropriate to the part or product concerned, e.g. calendar

time, operating cycles, distance run, etc. The units should always be clearly stated.

3.1.1.3
limiting event

occurrence which results in a primary or secondary function no longer being delivered

Note 1 to entry: Examples of limiting events are failure, wear-out failure or deviation of any analogue signal.

3.1.1.4
limiting state
condition after one or more limiting event(s)

Note 1 to entry: A limiting state can be changed to a functional state by maintenance or repair of the ErP.

Note 2 to entry: A limiting state can change to EoL-status if maintenance or repair is no longer viable due to

socio-economic or technical reasons.
3.1.1.5
wear-out failure

failure due to cumulative deterioration caused by the stresses imposed in normal use

Note 1 to entry: The probability of occurrence of a wear-out failure typically increases with the accumulated

operating time, number of operations, and/or stress applications.

Note 2 to entry: In some instances, it can be difficult to distinguish between wear-out and ageing phenomena.

[SOURCE: IEV 192-03-15]
3.1.2 Terms related to functions
3.1.2.1
primary function
function fulfilling the intended use
Note 1 to entry: There can be more than one primary function.
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3.1.2.2
secondary function
function that enables, supplements or enhances the primary function(s)
[SOURCE: EN 62542:2017; 5.14]
3.1.2.3
tertiary function
function other than a primary or a secondary function
[SOURCE: EN 62542:2017; 5.16, modified examples deleted]
3.1.2.4
functional analysis

process that describes the functions of a product and their relationships, which are systematically

characterized, classified and evaluated
3.1.3 Activities related to use
3.1.3.1
normal use

use of a product, including its transport and storage, or a process, in accordance with the provided

information for use or, in the absence of such, in accordance with generally understood patterns of

usage

Note 1 to entry: Normal use should not be confused with intended use. While both include the concept of use as

intended by the manufacturer, intended use focuses on the purpose while normal use incorporates not only the

purpose, but transport and storage as well.
[SOURCE: IEV 871-04-22]
3.1.3.2
intended use

use in accordance with information provided with a product or system, or, in absence of such

information, by generally understood patterns of usage

Note 1 to entry: Intended use should not be confused with normal use. While both include the concept of use as

intended by the manufacturer, intended use focuses on the purpose while normal use incorporates not only the

purpose, but transport and storage as well.
[SOURCE: ISO/IEC Guide 51:2014; 3.6, modified Note 1 to entry added]
3.1.3.3
normal operating conditions

characteristic in operation which may affect performance of the product during intended use

Note 1 to entry: Examples of operating conditions are modified environmental conditions when the product

operates (self-heating, condensation), characteristics of the power supply, duty cycle, load factor, vibration due to

operation.

Note 2 to entry: Given normal operating conditions and defined operating conditions of use, maintenance and

repair, refer to a specified subset of normal operating conditions which are used for the assessments.

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3.1.3.4
maintenance

action carried out to retain a product in a condition where it is able to function as required

NOTE 1 to entry Examples of such actions include inspection, adjustments, cleaning, lubrication, testing,

software update and replacement of a wear-out part. Such actions could be performed by users in accordance with

instructions provided with the equipment (e.g. replacement or recharging of batteries); or the actions could be

performed by service personnel in order to ensure that parts with a known time to failure are replaced in order to

keep the product functioning.
3.1.3.5
repair

process of restoring a faulty product to a condition where it can fulfil its intended use

3.1.4 Other terms
3.1.4.1
part
hardware, firmware or software constituent of a product
[SOURCE: EN 45554:2020; 3.2]
3.1.4.2
normal environmental conditions

characteristics of the environment in the immediate vicinity of the product during transport, storage,

use, maintenance and repair, which may affect its performance during normal use

Note 1 to entry: Examples of environmental conditions are pressure, temperature, humidity, radiation,

vibration.

Note 2 to entry: Given normal environmental conditions and defined environmental conditions of transport,

storage, use, maintenance and repair, refer to specified subsets of normal environmental conditions which are

used for the assessments.
3.2 Abbreviations
AF Acceleration Factor
ALT Accelerated Life Test
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EMF Electromagnetic Fields
ErP energy-related product
EoL end-of-life
FAST Function Analysis System Technique
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FMECA Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis
FTA Fault Tree Analysis
HASA Highly Accelerated Stress Audit
HALT Highly Accelerated Life Test
HASS Highly Accelerated Stress Screen
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LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode
MTBF Mean Operating Time Between Failures
MTTF Mean Operating Time To Failure
MTTFF Mean Operating Time To First Failure
PCB Printed Circuit Board
TTF Time to Failure
4 Concept and process overview
4.1 Concept
4.1.1 General

This subclause explains the concepts relevant to both reliability and durability. Reliability is defined in

3.1.1.2 and durability in 3.1.1.1. The relation between reliability and durability is also depicted in

Figure D.1 of Annex D.

There are some key concepts to consider when addressing durability. Durability can be limited by the

fatigue/ageing of a part, which can cause a limiting event. A limiting event occurs when a primary or

secondary function is no longer delivered. This results in the product being in a limiting state.

There are also some key concepts to consider when addressing reliability. To assess reliability, the time

at which a certain percentage of products has reached a limiting state is used (e.g. the time by which an

accumulated X % of a population will fail (B), where X is expressed in orders of magnitude of 10 such as

0,1, 1, 10 for respectively B0,1, B1 or B10). However, other reliability assessments such as mean

operating time to failure (MTTF), mean operating time to first failure (MTTFF) and mean operating time

between failures (MTBF) are also used. The reliability assessment between the first use of the product

and the first limiting event does not take repair into account. Whilst the reliability assessment between

two consecutive limiting events takes into account the effects of a previous repair action, such cases are

not covered in this document.

NOTE 1 MTTF, MTTFF and MTBF are measures of constant risk and therefore, they do not give the expected

time to failure. In the case of a non-repairable product, MTTFF equals MTTF. For products with an exponential

distribution of operating times to failure (i.e. a constant failure rate), MTTF is numerically equal to the reciprocal (

) of the failure rate. Mean operating time between failures can only be applied to repairable products.

failure rate

NOTE 2 Reliability and durability are defined in standardization and are relevant methods to estimate the

technical lifetime of a product. Whilst “Minimum Lifetime” can be specified, this requires a wider consideration

than reliability and durability assessment, as it could include additional aspects such as economic, social or

regulatory requirements.

Durability can be expressed in units like calendar time, the number of operating cycles, distance, etc.

Reliability can be expressed as a unit combined with a probability (see example below). The user of this

document shall specify the most appropriate units for expressing reliability and durability.

EXAMPLE Durability could be 7 years for which a car is able to operate under defined environmental

conditions and operating conditions (20 000 km/year). If the car is used under different operating conditions

(28 000 km/year), the expected durability could be 5 years. This assumes that all parts are able to withstand the

defined conditions. A car operates with a reliability R(t1, t2) > 0,9 (90 %) where t1 and t2 could be respectively

0 km and 100 000 km, under defined environmental and operating conditions.
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NOTE 3 A car, although not falling under the definition of an ErP, has been chosen as the example product for

ease of understanding.
4.1.2 Difference between reliability and durability

The user of this document shall specify requirements for the assessment procedures for reliability,

durability, or both.

The terms reliability and durability convey similar concepts but have distinct and separate meanings,

which are described in this section. At the simplest level, reliability and durability are both concerned

with the ability to function as required under certain conditions until a limiting state (see 4.1.4) is

reached. Both reliability and durability expect that maintenance will be undertaken as applicable to the

product (by the user/a professional service provider), to retain the product in a condition where it is

able to function as required. If appropriate, the user of this document should set parameters concerning

maintenance and expected conditions of use, for example by requiring information to be provided by

the manufacturer in the information of use.

Durability can be considered to be the most likely maximum normal use of a product until the transition

from a limiting state to EoL. It considers the ability to function as required, under defined conditions of

use, maintenance and repair. When the ErPs are repairable, durability includes the possibility of

extending the use-phase by one or multiple repairs, potentially involving different parts, to return the

ErPs to a functional state. In this case, the number of repair actions to be considered for the durability

assessment method shall be defined. Requirements for assessing durability are given in Clause 7.

NOTE In terms of circular economy, the lifetime of the materials, parts, or ErPs could be further extended by

reuse, update, upgrade, refurbishing, remanufacturing and recycling.

In the context of this document, reliability does not include repair actions, as considering these can lead

to a complex and non-comparable assessment of similar products. The reliability of a product is directly

related to its probability of failure under given normal environmental and operating conditions

(examples are available in EN 61703:2016). Requirements for assessing reliability are given in Clause 6.

A durability assessment and a reliability assessment can be applied to both ErPs as a whole and parts of

those ErPs.
EXAMPLE A representative samp
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