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Reference EN 61918:2013
Title Industrial communication networks - Installation of communication networks in industrial premises
Project Number 23956
Abstract/Scope IEC 61918:2013 specifies basic requirements for the installation of media for communication networks in industrial premises and within and between the automation islands, of industrial sites. This standard covers balanced and optical fibre cabling. It also covers the cabling infrastructure for wireless media, but not the wireless media itself. Additional media are covered in the IEC 61784-5 series. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2010 and constitutes a technical revision. It includes the following changes: - some terms and abbreviated terms have been added to Clause 3; - Subclauses and have been updated; - Subclause 8.1 has been updated; - Figure 13, Figure 29, Figure H.1, Table 3, Table 6, Table 7 and Table B.5 have been updated; - Annex D and Annex M have been extended to cover additional communication profile families; - A new informative Annex O has been added.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-12-13
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-02
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65C
Reference Document IEC 61918:2013 (MOD)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
33.020 - Telecommunications in general
35.240.50 - IT applications in industry
Note Supersedes EN 61918:2008 * Incorporates FprAA (PR=24004) covering common modifications to this document * 2013-09-05: Publication allocated to
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5099 2013-10-02 2013-10-30  
5060 2013-07-29 2013-08-19 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-05-24 2013-07-26  
3090 2013-05-21 2013-05-24  
5060 2012-05-21 2012-06-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-23 2012-05-18  
1090 2011-12-23 2011-12-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-10-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-12-13
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-10-02


Supersedes EN 61918:2008
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEEE 802.3:1998
ISO/IEC 8802-3
ISO/IEC 11801:2002
ISO/IEC 14763-3
ISO/IEC 24702:2006
EN 50288 series
EN 50310
HD 60364-1:2008
HD 60364-4-41
HD 60364-4-442
HD 60364-5-54
IEC 60529
EN 60603 series
EN 60603 series
HD 457 S1
IEC 60793 series
EN 60793-2-10
IEC 60794 series
IEC 60807-2
IEC 60807-3
EN 60825-2
EN 60950-1
EN 61076-2-101
IEC/PAS 61076-2-109
EN 61076-3-106
EN 61076-3-117
EN 61158 series
IEC 61158-2:201X
EN 61169-8
EN 61753 series
EN 61754-2
EN 61754-4
EN 61754-20
EN 61754-22
EN 61754-24
EN 61784 series
IEC 61784-2:201X
EN 61784-3
EN 61784 series
EN 61935-1:2009
EN 61935-2
EN 62026-3
EN 62439 series
IEC 62443 series
ANSI/NFPA T3.5.29 R1:2007

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