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Reference EN 60793-1-54:2003
Title Optical fibres - Part 1-54: Measurement methods and test procedures - Gamma irradiation
Project Number 15379
Abstract/Scope Provides a method for measuring the steady state response of optical fibres and optical cables exposed to gamma radiation. It can be used to determine the level of radiation-induced attenuation produced in single-mode or multimode optical fibres, in either cabled or uncabled form, due to exposure to gamma radiation. This procedure focuses on two regimes of interest: the low dose rate regime suitable for estimating the effect of environmental background radiation, and the high dose rate regime suitable for estimating the effect of adverse nuclear environments.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-11-06
Current Stage code deadline 2004-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60793-1-54:2003 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Optical fibre; Irradiation; Gamma irradiation; Measurement; Test
Note Superseded by EN 60793-1-54:2013
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6060 2003-11-06 2004-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-09-01 2004-01-01  
5061 2003-06-23 2003-09-01  
5020 2003-03-21 2003-05-23  
4099 2003-01-24 2003-02-01  
4020 2002-07-19 2002-12-20  
3099 2002-07-16 2002-07-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-11-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-09-01


Superseded by EN 60793-1-54:2013
Normative reference (6) EN 60793-1-40:2003
EN 60793-1-44:2002

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