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Reference EN 60212:2011
Title Standard conditions for use prior to and during the testing of solid electrical insulating materials
Project Number 22966
Abstract/Scope IEC 60212:2010 gives the accepted conditions of exposure time, temperature, atmospheric humidity and liquid immersion for use in testing solid electrical insulating materials. The range is sufficiently wide to enable suitable conditions to be selected so that either of the primary objects, set out below as a) and b), of conditioning can be achieved. These objectives aim to obtain greater reproducibility of test results by: a) partly counteracting the variations of the properties of the material due to the past history of the test specimens (often known as 'normalizing', here called preconditioning), and b) ensuring uniformity of conditions during the testing. This standard is not intended to be applied for determining the influence of exposure to certain temperatures and humidity or immersions in liquids, on the properties of a material. Procedures pertaining to the effect of an environment on a material are given in various parts of IEC 60068. The significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - the scope and normative references have been updated and terms and definitions completely reviewed; - technical details in Table 2 have been aligned to today's usage.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-07-15
Current Stage code deadline 2011-10-19
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60212:2010 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Insulation; Prior to; During; Testing; Solid
Note Supersedes HD 437 S1:1984
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6060 2011-07-15 2011-10-19 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-19 2011-02-16  
5060 2010-10-29 2010-11-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-05-07 2010-10-08  
1090 2010-05-04 2010-05-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-07-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-19


Supersedes HD 437 S1:1984
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 62:2008
EN 60068-1:1994
EN 60216-4-1

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.