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Reference HD 60364-5-54:2011
Title Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 5-54: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Earthing arrangements and protective conductors
Project Number 22820
Abstract/Scope IEC 60364-5-54:2011 addresses the earthing arrangements and protective conductors including protective bonding conductors in order to satisfy the safety of the electrical installation. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2002, and constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: - clarification of the definition of protective conductor; - improved specification of mechanical characteristics of the earth electrode; - introduction of earth electrode for protection against electric shock and lighting protection; - annexes describing concrete-embedded foundation earth electrodes and soil-embedded earth electrode. IEC 60364-5-54:2011 has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-07-22
Current Stage code deadline 2012-04-27
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 64
Reference Document IEC 60364-5-54:2011 (EQV)
ICS 29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
91.140.50 - Electricity supply systems
Keywords Building; Electrical installation; Earthing arrangement; Conductor; Protection
Note Supersedes HD 60364-5-54:2007 * Incorporates FprHD 60364-5-54:2010/FprAA:2011 (pr=23335) with the implementation dates of FprAA
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6060 2011-07-22 2012-04-27 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2011-04-27 2011-05-25  
5060 2011-02-21 2011-03-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-17 2011-02-18  
3090 2010-11-12 2010-11-30  
5060 2010-06-28 2010-07-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-01-22 2010-06-25  
1090 2010-01-19 2010-01-22  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-04-27
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-07-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-10-27
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-04-27
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-04-27


Supersedes HD 60364-5-54:2007
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) HD 60364-4-41:2007
corr. July 2007
HD 60364-4-444:2010
corr. July 2010
HD 60364-5-51:2009
EN 60439-2
IEC 60724
EN 60909-0
IEC 60949
EN 61140:2002
EN 61439-1
EN 61439-2
EN 61534-1:2003
EN 62305 series
EN 62305-3:2006
corr. November 2006
corr. September 2008

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