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Reference EN 50414:2006
Title Test methods for analysis of lead in PVC taken from insulation and sheath of electric and optical fibre cables - Method A: Total lead content determination with flame excitation atomic absorption spectrometry - Method B: Qualitative analysis of lead by lead sulphide staining
Project Number 13189
Abstract/Scope This European Standard describes two methods for the analysis of lead in PVC-insulating and sheathing materials for electric and for optical fibre cables. The samples of PVC are taken from the finished cable. Method A provides a quantitative method and Method B provides a qualitative method. NOTE 1 Users may refer to either Method A or Method B or to both methods. NOTE 2 Other methods of determination not specified here are known to be capable of achieving equivalent results, but do not conform to this EN (see “Introduction”). Both Method A and Method B are applicable to products having a total lead content greater than or equal to 0,01 %.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-04-21
Current Stage code deadline 2007-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 29.035.20 - Plastics and rubber insulating materials
Keywords Cable; Optical cable; Atomic absorption; Spectrometer; PVC compound
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Hazardous substances - Heavy metals Manufacturing B2B


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6060 2006-04-21 2007-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-03-01 2006-07-01  
5061 2006-01-26 2006-03-01  
5060 2005-12-20 2006-01-06  
5020 2005-09-16 2005-12-16  
4099 2005-06-15 2005-12-31  
4060 2004-11-29 2005-04-29  
4020 2004-05-28 2004-11-26  
3099 2003-06-10 2003-12-31  
2020 2003-05-27 2003-12-01  
2020 2001-05-11 2002-12-31  
1000 2000-05-12 2000-11-12  
1099 1999-07-08 2000-01-08  
1000 1998-11-18 1999-02-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-04-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-03-01


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(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.