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Reference FprEN 60846-1:2014
Title Radiation protection instrumentation - Ambient and/or directional dose equivalent (rate) meters and/or monitors for beta, X and gamma radiation - Part 1: Portable workplace and environmental meters and monitors
Project Number 23478
Abstract/Scope IEC 60846-1:2009 specifies the design requirements and the performance characteristics of dose equivalent (rate) meters intended for the determination of ambient dose equivalent (rate) and directional dose equivalent (rate) as defined in ICRU Report 47. Applies to dose equivalent (rate) meters and/or monitors for the measurement of ambient dose equivalent (rate) and/or directional dose equivalent (rate) from external beta, X and gamma radiation.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5020
Current Stage code date 2014-04-18
Current Stage code deadline 2014-06-20
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 45B
Reference Document IEC 60846-1:2009 (MOD)
ICS 13.280 - Radiation protection
Keywords Radiation; Protection; Meter; Monitor; Portable workplace
Note 2014-01-23 - Formal Vote editing allocated to * D138/C033: NWI approved * 2013-10-28: 9-month tolerance allocated on TC request
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5020 2014-04-18 2014-06-20 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2014-01-23    
1560 2012-05-14 2012-06-04 export to doc file  EN
1520 2012-02-10 2012-05-11  
1099 2011-06-01    
1000 2011-03-16 2011-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Supersedes EN 60846:2004
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008
ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007
ISO 4037-1:1996
ISO 4037-2:1997
ISO 4037-3:1999
ISO 4037-4:2004
ISO 6980-1:2006
ISO 6980-2:2004
ISO 6980-3:2006
IEC 60050-151:2001
IEC 60050-393:2003
IEC 60050-394:2007
EN 60068-2-31:2008
EN 60086-1:2007
EN 60086-2:2007
EN 60359:2002
EN 60529:1991
corr. May 1993
EN 61000-4-2:1995
EN 61000-4-3:2006
EN 61000-4-6:2009
EN 61000-4-8:1993
EN 61000-6-2:2005
corr. September 2005
EN 61187:1994
corr. March 1995
IEC/TR 62461:2006

(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.