EN 15308
Thread poster: sofia pereira
sofia pereira
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Jun 5, 2012

I need to study this norm for work purposes.
i found one PDF document online, which is 17 pages long, and i need to know if this document is the full version or just a snap of it to post online.
Can anyone help me?
Thank you


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Are you sure you want to study "EN 15308 Characterization of waste" Jun 5, 2012

BS EN 15308:2008
Characterization of waste. Determination of selected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in solid waste by using capillary gas chromatography with electron capture or mass spectrometric detection

It can be purchased here: http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030136953

[Edited at 2012-06-05 11:04 GMT]


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Rolf Keller
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EN 15308 or EN 15038? Jun 5, 2012

sofia pereira wrote:

I need to study this norm for work purposes.
i found one PDF document online, which is 17 pages long, and i need to know if this document is the full version or just a snap of it to post online.


EN 15038 = about 17 pages, EN 15308 = about 38 pages, depending on the language.


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Michael Wetzel  Identity Verified
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EN 15038 Jun 5, 2012

Hello Sofia,

Like Siegfried, I'll assume that you're talking about the "Translation Services" norm. It is 17 pages long if you start with the table of contents (i.e., if you exclude the paginated title page) and end with the bibliography.

Sincerely,
Michael


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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You mean EN 15038? Jun 5, 2012

sofia pereira wrote:
I found one PDF document online, which is 17 pages long, and I need to know if this document is the full version or just a snap of it to post online.


You might mean EN 15038, the translators' standard. A draft version floats about the net, in PDF, so that's probably what you had found. It is all rubbish, if you ask me. Why do you need to study it?


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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EN 15308 Characterization of waste Jun 5, 2012

Samuel Murray wrote:

It is all rubbish, if you ask me.


Pun intended?


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Interesting confusion Jun 5, 2012

Siegfried Armbruster wrote:
BS EN 15308:2008
Characterization of waste. Determination of selected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in solid waste by using capillary gas chromatography with electron capture or mass spectrometric detection

Sounds very interesting indeed! And I mean it!


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JL01  Identity Verified
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See Wikipedia Jun 5, 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_15038

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sofia pereira
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yep...mistake..... Jun 5, 2012

Yes, I was talking about the 15038...slip of the fingers...

Well, I know that before hand people needed to buy this. Now I need it for work, and I found it for free online without much hassle, so I thought that maybe this one isn’t the one I should be looking for.. at least not the full version.
I have to study the EN 15038 (let's see if this time i get it right...) for a report my boss is doing...so I really need to base myself on the actual document and not a shorter version...


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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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Standards can be bought at the official distributors Jun 5, 2012

You can buy it here:

http://shop.bsigroup.com/en/ProductDetail/?pid=000000000030122045


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BeaDeer  Identity Verified
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Look it up in a library Jun 5, 2012

I am not familiar with the library system in Portugal, but I assume that you should be able to find it in any major (national) technical library with a department for standards. Your national standards organization also might have a reading room where standards can be read for free.
(For example, the largest technical library in Slovenia has a standards department with free access and our national standards organization also allows visitors to use the reading room at no charge.) Standards libraries are an excellent resource for terminology in any technical field - a must for a technical and scientific translator.





[Edited at 2012-06-05 20:09 GMT]


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sofia pereira
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thank you Jun 6, 2012

thank you for your replies, they've been really helpful.

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