General method for the assessment of the ability to remanufacture energy-related products

This European Standard (EN) will provide a general methodology for the assessment of the ability to re-manufacture energy related products.
This EN will elaborate the assessment and process of re-manufacturability in a horizontal, cross-product way. However, a correct assessment can only be done in a product-specific way, taking into account specific parameters of a specific energy related product.

Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der Wiederaufbereitbarkeit energieverbrauchsrelevanter Produkte

Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la capacité de refabrication

Le présent document propose une méthode générale d’évaluation de la capacité des ErP à être refabriqués à un niveau générique. Lorsqu’il n'existe pas de norme spécifique à un produit permettant d’évaluer la capacité de refabrication, le présent document peut être utilisé pour une telle évaluation.
L'évaluation de la capacité des parties à être refabriquées n’est pas prise en compte dans le présent document.

Splošna metoda za ocenjevanje zmožnosti ponovne proizvodnje proizvodov, povezanih z energijo

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Published
Public Enquiry End Date
16-Jan-2019
Publication Date
26-Jul-2020
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
20-Jul-2020
Due Date
24-Sep-2020
Completion Date
27-Jul-2020

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 45553:2020
01-oktober-2020
Splošna metoda za ocenjevanje zmožnosti ponovne proizvodnje proizvodov,
povezanih z energijo
General method for the assessment of the ability to remanufacture energy-related
products
Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der Wiederaufbereitbarkeit
energieverbrauchsrelevanter Produkte
Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la capacité de refabrication
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 45553:2020
ICS:
13.030.50 Recikliranje Recycling
SIST EN 45553:2020 en

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

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SIST EN 45553:2020
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 45553
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
July 2020
ICS 13.030.50
English Version
General method for the assessment of the ability to
remanufacture energy-related products

Méthode générale pour l'évaluation de la capacité d'un Allgemeines Verfahren zur Bewertung der

produit lié à l'énergie à être refabriqué Wiederherstellungsfähigkeit energieverbrauchsrelevanter

Produkte

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 25 May 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
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2020 All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members and for

CEN/CENELEC CENELEC Members.
Ref. No. EN 45553:2020 E
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Contents Page

European foreword ............................................................................................................................................ 3

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

1 Scope ..................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references ........................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................. 5

3.1 Definitions ............................................................................................................................................. 5

3.2 Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................................ 6

4 How to use this document ................................................................................................................... 6

5 General method to assess the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured ......... 6

5.1 Remanufacturing process steps and product attributes.................................................................. 6

5.2 Criteria for assessing the product attributes ..................................................................................... 7

5.2.1 Evaluation of the product attribute “Ability to be identified” .......................................................... 7

5.2.2 Evaluation of the product attribute “Ability to locate access points and fasteners” .................... 8

5.2.3 Evaluation of the product attribute “Accessibility of parts” ............................................................ 8

5.2.4 Evaluation of the product attribute “Ability to be disassembled/assembled” ............................... 9

5.2.5 Evaluation of the product attribute “Wear and damage resistance during the

remanufacturing process steps” ........................................................................................................ 9

5.3 Establishing a method to assess the ability of an energy-related product to be

remanufactured ................................................................................................................................... 10

6 Documenting the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured ............................. 10

6.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 10

6.2 Elements of the assessment ............................................................................................................. 10

Annex A (Informative) Examples of quantitative methods to assess different product attributes ........ 12

A.1 Example of a quantitative assessment of the ability to be accessible ......................................... 12

A.2 Example of a quantitative assessment of the disassembly sequence and disassembly

depth .................................................................................................................................................... 12

Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 14

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European foreword

This document [EN 45553:2020] has been prepared by CEN/CLC/JTC 10 “Energy-related products - Material

Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign”.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2021-05-25
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) 2023-05-25
conflicting with this document have to be
withdrawn

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

rights. CENELEC 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 and CENELEC by the

European Commission and the European Free Trade Association.

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 Directive 2009/125/EC concerning energy-related

products (ErP).

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

a) Extending product lifetime;

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

c) Use of reused 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 publications, e.g. developed by product

technical committees.

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

specific, or product-group, publications.
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Introduction

This document provides a general method for assessing the ability of an energy-related product to be

remanufactured, to be used by technical committees when producing horizontal, generic, and product-specific,

or product-group, publications. It identifies seven general process steps which are crucial to the remanufacturing

process. Each of the seven steps (see 5.1) is linked to several product attributes of the energy-related product

(see table 1). These product attributes are evaluated by their criteria described in 5.2.1 to 5.2.5.

As the terms remanufacturing and refurbishment are sometimes used interchangeably in different industry

sectors it is necessary to clarify what is meant by remanufacturing in this document. Remanufacturing is

identified as an industrial process where at least one change, which influences the safety, original performance,

purpose or type of the product, is applied to the energy-related product.

NOTE This document does not cover general methods for assessing the ability of an energy-related product to be

refurbished.
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1 Scope

This document contains a general method to assess the ability of energy-related products to be remanufactured.

It is intended to be used by technical committees when producing horizontal, generic, and product, or product-

group, standards.

NOTE 1 Throughout this document, reference to ‘user of this document’ refers to those members of technical committees

that are producing horizontal, generic, and product, or product-group, standards as well as any person using the standard

directly.

Assessing the ability of a part that is not considered to be an energy-related product to be remanufactured is

not considered in this document.

NOTE 2 To assess the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured (i.e. in 5.2.1 to 5.2.5), the described

criteria are applied to the parts of the energy-related product.

A scoring system to quantify the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured is not covered in this

document. Only the criteria for the ability of an energy-related product to be remanufactured are presented in

this document.
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 45559:2019, Methods for providing information relating to material efficiency aspects of energy-related

products
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
3.1 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 See CLC/prTR 45550 [8] for additional definitions related to Material Efficiency.

3.1.1
remanufacturing

industrial process which produces a product from used products or used parts where at least one change is

made which influences the safety, original performance, purpose or type of the product

Note 1 to entry: The product created by the remanufacturing process may be considered a new product when placing on

the market. Refer to the EU Blue Guide [1] for additional information.

Note 2 to entry: Refurbishing is a similar concept to remanufacturing except that it does not involve changes influencing

safety, original performance, purpose or type of the product. It is not covered by this standard.

3.1.2
part
hardware, firmware or software constituent of a product
[SOURCE: EN 45554:2020, 3.1.1]
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3.1.3
disassembly

process whereby a product is taken apart in such a way that it could subsequently be assembled and made

operational
[SOURCE: IEV-904-04-01, modified: Note 1 to entry deleted]
3.1.4
reprocessing
restoration or modification of the functionality of a product or part

Note 1 to entry: Reprocessing may consist of repairing, rework, replacement of worn parts, and/or upgrade of soft-, firm-

and/or hardware.
3.2 Abbreviations
The following abbreviations have been used in this document
ErP Energy-related product
4 How to use this document

The ability of an ErP to be remanufactured is product-group specific and depends on which remanufacturing

process steps are relevant to that product.

Users of this document shall identify the order and importance of each remanufacturing process step for the

product-group under investigation. They shall evaluate the applicability of the link between process steps and

product attributes (Table 1) and establish criteria for relevant product attributes, based on the criteria presented

in 5.2.1 to 5.2.5. The criteria presented in this document are general in nature and non-exhaustive.

Where this document has been used to develop a product-specific or product-group standard for assessing the

ability of an ErP to be remanufactured, the provisions of that standard shall be used when assessing the ability

of an ErP to be remanufactured.

NOTE In case quantification of the ability of an ErP to be remanufactured would be desired, a scoring system could be

developed based on the criteria presented in this document.
5 General method to assess the ability of an energy-related product to be
remanufactured
5.1 Remanufacturing process steps and product attributes

The ability of an ErP to be remanufactured shall be assessed based on the feasibility of performing the following

seven general remanufacturing process steps [2]. These process steps, which can occur more than once and

in a different order than presented below, are:
• Inspection
• Disassembly
• Cleaning
• Reprocessing
• Assembly
• Testing
• Storage
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Each remanufacturing process step is linked to one or more product attributes that shall be used for the

assessment of the ability of a product to be remanufactured. The link between the remanufacturing process

steps and product attributes is shown in Table 1. Table 1 shows which product attributes are relevant for the

different steps in the remanufacturing process.

Table 1 can be used to identify what product attributes are relevant or needed for the different remanufacturing

process steps. Depending on which product-group is being considered, a step can be of more or less importance

and be emphasized or not.
A more detailed description of the product attributes is provided in 5.2.
Table 1 — Link between the remanufacturing process steps and product attributes
Remanufacturing Process Step
Product Attribute
Ability to be identified X X X
Ability to locate access X X
points and fasteners
Accessibility of parts X X X X X
Ability to be X X X
disassembled/
assembled
Wear and damage X X X X X X X
resistance during the
remanufacturing
process steps
5.2 Criteria for assessing the product attributes
5.2.1 Evaluation of the product attribute “Ability to be identified”

The ability to be identified describes the ability to determine the condition of the ErP and its parts and the

functionalit
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