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Korean Standards(KS)

Korean Standards (KS)

  • Standard
    1. According to ISO/IEC Guide 2, 'Standards are accepted by an agreed organisation and approved by an approved institution, which is a document that provides a set of rules, guides, or characteristics that are provided for a common and repetitive use.'
  • Standardization
    1. According to ISO/IEC Guide 2, 'standardization is defined as a set of activities to resolve a routine and recurring problem that can occur in a given condition under a given condition.'

Such standardization activities include a broad standard of standardisation, issuance and implementation of standards, and definitions for standardization of standards or standardization are followed by the definitions of ISO/IEC, etc.

Overview and classification system
  • Korean Standards (KS) are abbreviated as KS, which is abbreviated as a national standard that is determined by the Technical Standards Director after being deliberated by the Industrial Standardization Council in accordance with the Industrial Standardization Law.
  • Korean Standards consist of 21 divisions (A) from the base sector (A) to the information sector (X), and can be classified into three main categories :
    1. Product standard: Specifying improvement, dimension, quality of product
    2. Methods of testing : specifying test, analysis, inspection, measurement methods, and working standards
    3. Transmission standard: Specifying terms, technology, unit, sequence etc.
Classification system
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Classification system, Main Category, Middle category
Main Category Middle Category
Basic sector(A) Basic General / Radiation Management / Guide / Ergonomics / New People Management / Culture / Social System / Others
Machine sector(B)) General machinery / Machinery elements / Tools / Machine tools / Measuring machine machinery / Physical machinery / General machinery / Industrial machinery / Agricultural machinery / Heat using equipment / Gas equipment / Weighing / measuring / Industrial automation / Other
Electrical sector(C) Electrical and electronic equipment / Electromechanical equipment / Electrical and electronic materials / Wires, cables, transformer equipment, electromechanical devices, electrical appliances, electrical machinery, telecommunication parts, light bulbs, lighting equipment, wiring and electrical equipment, semiconductors Display / Other
Metal Sector(D) Metal General / Raw material / Steel / Cast steel / Cast iron / New product / Casting / New material / Secondary product / Processing method / Analysis / Others
Mining Sector(E) Mining General / Mining / Security / Mineral / Transportation / Others
Construction Sector(F) Construction General / Testing / Inspection / Surveying / Materials / Absence / Construction / Others
Daily necessities sector(G) Daily necessities / Furniture / Interior decoration / Stationery / Office supplies / Household goods / Leisure / Sporting goods / Musical instruments / Others
Food Sector(H) Food General / processed agricultural products / processed livestock products / processed marine products / others
Environmental Sector(I) Environment General / Environmental Assessment / Atmosphere / Water Quality / Soil / Waste / Noise Vibration / Odor / Marine Environment / Other
Biological Sector(J) Biology General / Biological Process / Biochemical / Biofuel / Industrial Microbiology / Biology / Information / Others
Textile sector(K) Textile General / Cloth / Yarn / Knitted Fabric / Textile / Knitting / Fabric Making Machine / Industrial Textile Product / Others
Ceramic sector(L) Ceramics General / Glass / Refractory / Ceramics / Clay products / Cement / Abrasive materials / Mechanical structure ceramics / Electric ceramics / Materials / Others
Chemical sector(M) Chemicals / Rubber / Leather / Oil / Mineral oil / Plastic / Photographic Materials / Dyestuffs / Explosives / Pigments / Coating Inks / Paper / Pulp / Reagents / Cosmetics / Others
Medical sector(P) Medical General / General Medical Equipment / Medical Equipment / Equipment / Medical Materials / Medical Container / Sanitary Equipment / Rehabilitation Aids / Related Equipment / Elderly Friendly Items / Electronic Medical Equipment / Others
Quality management sector(Q) Quality Management General / Factory Management / Sensory Inspection / System Certification / Conformity Assessment / Statistical Technique Application / Others
Transport Machine Sector(R) Transportation Machine General / Test Inspection Method / Common Parts / Bicycle / Engine / Parts / Chassis / Safety / Electric / Electronic Devices / Instruments / Repair Equipment / Railroad / Motorcycle / Other
Service sector(S) Services General / Industrial Services / Consumer Services / Others
Logistics sector(T) Logistics General / Packaging / Storage / Unloading / Transportation / Logistics Information / Others
Shipbuilding sector(V) Shipbuilding General / Hull / Engine / Electric Equipment / Navigation Equipment / Instruments / Others
Aerospace sector(W) Aerospace General / Standard Parts / Aerospace / Materials / Aerospace Propulsion / Avionics / Ground support equipment / Others
Information sector (X) nformation General / Information Technology (IT) Applications / Character Sets / Coding / Automatic Recognition / Software / Computer Graphics / Networking / IT Interconnection / Information Interoperability / Data Storage / Electronic Documents / Electronic Commerce / Other
Procedures for revision and revision
  • There are two main methods for revising Korean industry standards.
    1. One is the case where the President of the National Technology Standards proposes and amends or revises it, such as commissioning a service to an academic society or a research institute or drafting the draft itself,
    2. The other is the case where the application is made by interested parties such as individuals, corporations and related organizations.
  • The Technical Standards Board reviews the opinions of the stakeholders and submits them to the Standards and Recommended Standards of the Technical Standards Agency.
Korea Standards (KS) and Suggestions for Revision
  • A direct proposal from the country
    1. Create standards for improving quality of products, such as improving the quality of products, establishing consumer protection and ensuring compliance with new products.
  • Suggestions from stakeholders
    1. Industry and other stakeholders can apply for revision or revision of KS to the Director of National Technical Standards at any time.
Consultation with relevant departments
  • Consultation with related organizations
    1. After consultation with the relevant administrative agencies, it is intended to consult with the relevant administrative agencies and to review whether the relevant administrative bodies and standards are subject to interference.
  • A public hearings
    1. If you want to revise the Korean industry standard, you can hold a public hearing to hear the opinions of stakeholders. Any interested party can ask for a public hearing in writing, and the requested technical standard director must hold a public hearing.
Korea Standard Revision and abolition notice

If you intend to revise or abolish the Korean Standard, you must notify the name of the standard, the standard number, the main points and reasons for the revision to the Official Gazette up to 60 days before the scheduled date (30 days for minor matters).

Deliberation by industry standard council
  • Deliberation of technical council
    1. Standard committees are reviewed by the technical deliberation committee of the concerned technical committees, and the technical examination committee is reviewed and reviewed, and the specialized committee is deemed to be reviewed and reviewed by the specialized committee.
  • Expert Committee deliberation
    1. A professional committee composed of specialized fields shall deliberate on the standard transferred from the technical council and inform the technical council of the results of the deliberation.
Korean Standard Revision, confirmation or abolition notification

Once the specifications have been finalized and finalized, the National Technical Standards Agency will be notified by the Korean Standards, amended, verified, published and published on the Korean Standards and Technical Standards.

※ The Korean Standards will review the adequacy of the pertinent statutes every five years, including amendment, confirmation and abolition, and can be amended or repealed within five years if necessary.