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Reference EN 60811-4-1:2004
Title Insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical cables - Common test methods - Part 4-1: Methods specific to polyethylene and polypropylene compounds - Resistance to environmental stress cracking - Measurement of the melt flow index - Carbon black and/or mineral filler content measurement in polyethylene by direct combustion - Measurement of carbon black content by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) - Assessment of carbon black dispersion in polyethylene using a microscope
Project Number 15691
Abstract/Scope Specifies the test methods to be used for testing polymeric insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical fibre cables for power distribution and telecommunications, including cables used on ships and in offshore applications. These test methods apply specifically to PE and PP compounds, including cellular compounds and foam skin for insulation. The principal changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: a) the wrapping test after thermal ageing in air is deleted from this part of EN 60811. It is now given only in EN 60811-4-2; b) a thermogravimetric method is added for determination of carbon black content; c) a method is introduced for assessment of carbon black dispersion.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-08-11
Current Stage code deadline 2005-04-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 60811-4-1:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.035.20 - Plastics and rubber insulating materials
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Insulating materials; Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Resistance
Note Superseded by EN 60811-100:2012, EN 60811-406:2012, EN 60811-511:2012, EN 60811-605:2012, EN 60811-607:2012
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-08-11 2005-04-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-07-01 2004-11-01  
5061 2004-05-17 2004-07-01  
5020 2004-03-05 2004-05-07  
4099 2003-10-10 2004-02-29  
4020 2003-02-28 2003-08-01  
3099 2003-02-25 2003-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-08-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-07-01


Supersedes EN 60811-4-1:1995
Superseded by EN 60811-100:2012
EN 60811-406:2012
EN 60811-511:2012
EN 60811-605:2012
EN 60811-607:2012
Normative reference (6) ISO 18553:2002
EN 60811-1-3:1995

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