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Reference EN 60793-1-54:2013
Title Optical fibres - Part 1-54: Measurement methods and test procedures - Gamma irradiation
Project Number 23675
Abstract/Scope IEC 60793-1-54:2012(E) outlines a method for measuring the steady state response of optical fibres and optical cables exposed to gamma radiation. It can be employed to determine the level of radiation induced attenuation produced in Class B single-mode or Class A, category A1 and A2 multimode optical fibres, in either cabled or uncabled form, due to exposure to gamma radiation. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: launching conditions and optical sources have been reviewed and are better defined. Keywords: gamma radiation, optical fibres, optical cables


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-01-25
Current Stage code deadline 2013-08-29
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60793-1-54:2012 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optic; Optical fibre; Gamma; Irradiation
Note Supersedes EN 60793-1-54: 2003
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6060 2013-01-25 2013-08-29 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-11-29
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-01-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-02-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-08-29
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-11-29


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