Classification of environmental conditions – Part 2-7: Environmental conditions appearing in nature – Fauna and flora
|Publication Date:||1 March 2018|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
This document addresses the occurrence of fauna and flora, including its main effects on electrotechnical products. Exposure and damage from the effects of fauna and flora can occur at almost any time in a product's life cycle. Moreover, there are many agents of attack with various actions.
This document addresses the occurrence and damage arising from fauna and flora in all locations a product can be stored, transported or used. Generally, fauna can be present and cause damage to products in both the natural environments experienced in open-air locations as well as in artificially created environments, such as in a warehouse or building. However, flora will predominantly be present and cause damage to products only in open-air locations. Fungus and bacteria can be present in both open-air locations as well as in warehouses or buildings.