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Reference EN 62217:2013
Title Polymeric HV insulators for indoor and outdoor use - General definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria
Project Number 23372
Abstract/Scope IEC 62217:2012 is applicable to polymeric insulators whose insulating body consists of one or various organic materials. Polymeric insulators covered by this standard include both solid core and hollow insulators. They are intended for use on HV overhead lines and in indoor and outdoor equipment. The object of this standard is: - to define the common terms used for polymeric insulators; - to prescribe common test methods for design tests on polymeric insulators; - to prescribe acceptance or failure criteria, if applicable. These tests, criteria and recommendations are intended to ensure a satisfactory life-time under normal operating and environmental conditions. This standard shall only be applied in conjunction with the relevant product standard. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes a significant technical change with respect to the previous edition. The first edition of IEC 62217 (2005) included two other alternative tracking and erosion tests (a 5 000 hour multi-stress test and a tracking wheel test) which were based on tests developed by CIGRE and utilities. These tests are no longer given as normative alternatives following the results of a study/questionnaire by TC 36 on the relative merits of all three tracking and erosion tests. The 5 000 hour multi-stress test and a tracking wheel test are described in IEC/TR 62730 (2012).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-03-08
Current Stage code deadline 2013-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 36
Reference Document IEC 62217:2012 (EQV)
ICS 29.080.10 - Insulators
Keywords Polymeric; HV; Insulator; Indoor; Outdoor
Note Supersedes EN 62217:2006
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2013-03-08 2013-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-11-01 2012-11-29  
5060 2012-07-09 2012-07-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-05-04 2012-07-06  
3090 2011-09-16 2012-02-28  
5060 2011-07-25 2011-08-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-02-18 2011-07-22  
1090 2011-02-15 2011-02-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-03-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-06-08
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-09-08
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-11-01


Supersedes EN 62217:2006
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 868:2003
ISO 4287
ISO 4892-1
ISO 4892-2
IEC 60050-471:2007
EN 60060-1
EN 60068-2-11
EN 60507
EN 60695-11-10
EN 60721-1
IEC/TS 60815-1

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