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Reference EN 60695-6-1:2005
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 6-1: Smoke obscuration - General guidance
Project Number 16304
Abstract/Scope Gives guidance on: a) optical measurement of smoke obscuration; b) general aspects of optical smoke test methods; c) consideration of test methods; d) expression of smoke test data; e) relevance of optical smoke data to hazard assessment. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: - Modified title. - Updated normative references. - Expanded terms and definitions. - Numerous editorial changes of a technical nature throughout the publication. - A flowchart has been added for the evaluation and consideration of smoke test methods. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-06-16
Current Stage code deadline 2006-02-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-6-1:2005 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.99 - Other standards related to protection against fire
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire hazard; Smoke obscuration; Guidance
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6060 2005-06-16 2006-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-05-01 2005-09-01  
5020 2005-02-04 2005-04-08  
4099 2004-09-10 2005-03-04  
4020 2004-04-02 2004-09-03  
3099 2004-03-30 2004-04-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-06-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-05-01


Supersedes EN 60695-6-1:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:1997
ISO 5659-2:1994
ISO/TR 9122-1:1989
ISO 13943:2000
EN 60695-1-1:2000
EN 60695-4:1995
IEC/TS 60695-6-2:2001
IEC 60695-6-30:1996
IEC 60695-6-31:1999

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