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Reference EN 61124:2006
Title Reliability testing - Compliance tests for constant failure rate and constant failure intensity
Project Number 16118
Abstract/Scope This International Standard gives a number of optimized test plans, the corresponding operating characteristic curves and expected test times. In addition the algorithms for designing test plans using a spreadsheet program are also given, together with guidance on how to choose test plans. This standard does not cover guidance on how to plan, perform, analyse and report a test. This information can be found in IEC 60300-3-5. This standard does not describe test conditions. This information can be found in IEC 60605-2 and in IEC 60605, Parts 3-1 to 3-6.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2006-06-16
Current Stage code deadline 2007-02-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 56
Reference Document IEC 61124:2006 (EQV)
ICS 03.120.30 - Application of statistical methods
19.020 - Test conditions and procedures in general
21.020 - Characteristics and design of machines, apparatus, equipment
Keywords Reliability; Failure; Rate; Intensity; Compliance test
Note Superseded by EN 61124:2012
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2006-06-16 2007-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2006-05-01 2006-07-01  
5061 2006-03-30 2006-05-01  
5060 2006-01-17 2006-01-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2005-11-11 2006-01-13  
4099 2004-11-19 2005-01-07  
4060 2004-06-11 2004-08-25  
4020 2003-12-19 2004-05-21  
3099 2003-12-16 2003-12-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2006-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2006-06-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2006-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2007-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2009-05-01


Superseded by EN 61124:2012
Normative reference (6) IEC 60050-191:1990
IEC 60300-3-5:2001
IEC 60605-2:1994
IEC 60605-3-1:1986
IEC 60605-4:2001
IEC 60605-6:1997
IEC 61123:1991

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