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Reference EN 60695-7-1:2010
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 7-1: Toxicity of fire effluent - General guidance
Project Number 22623
Abstract/Scope IEC 60695-7-1:2010 provides guidance on the factors which affect the toxic hazard from fires involving electrotechnical products, and provides information on the methodologies recommended by ISO TC 92 (SC 3) for estimating and reducing the toxic hazard from fires, as expressed in ISO 19706, ISO 13344 and ISO 13571. There is no single test to realistically assess toxic hazard in fires. Small-scale toxic potency tests are not capable on their own of assessing the toxic hazard in fires. Current toxicity tests attempt to measure the toxic potency of a laboratory generated fire effluent. Toxic potency should not be confused with toxic hazard. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - minor editorial and technical changes throughout; - references to the ISO 9122 series have been deleted and the text throughout has been updated; - definitions have been updated in accordance with ISO/IEC 13943:2008; - dispersal volume is stated to be an important parameter in the assessment of toxic hazard; - table 2 has been updated; - figures 1 and 2 have both been updated. This document has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-07-16
Current Stage code deadline 2011-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-7-1:2010 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire; Hazard; Toxicity; Fire effluent
Note Supersedes EN 60695-7-1:2004
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6060 2010-07-16 2011-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-07-01 2010-09-01  
5060 2010-05-31 2010-06-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-03-26 2010-05-28  
3090 2010-01-29 2010-04-30  
5060 2010-01-18 2010-02-01 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-08-14 2010-01-15  
1090 2009-08-11 2009-08-14  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-07-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-07-01


Supersedes EN 60695-7-1:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51
IEC Guide 104
ISO 13344
ISO 13571
ISO 13943
ISO 16312-1:2010
ISO/TR 16312-2:2007
ISO 19701:2005
ISO 19702:2006
ISO 19703
ISO 19706
EN 60695-7-2:2011
EN 60695-7-3:2011

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