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Reference EN 60507:2014
Title Artificial pollution tests on high-voltage ceramic and glass insulators to be used on a.c. systems
Project Number 24249
Abstract/Scope IEC 60507:2013 is applicable for the determination of the power frequency withstand characteristics of ceramic and glass insulators to be used outdoors and exposed to polluted atmospheres, on a.c. systems with the highest voltage of the system greater than 1 000 V. These tests are not directly applicable to polymeric insulators, to greased insulators or to special types of insulators (insulators with semiconducting glaze or covered with any organic insulating material). The object of this International Standard is to prescribe procedures for artificial pollution tests applicable to insulators for overhead lines, substations and traction lines and to bushings. It may also be applied to hollow insulators with suitable precautions to avoid internal flashover. In applying these procedures to apparatus incorporating hollow insulators, the relevant technical committees should consider their effect on any internal equipment and the special precautions which may be necessary. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) Corrections and the addition of explanatory material; b) The addition of Clause 4.3.2 on atmospheric correction; c) The change of the upper limit of conductivity of water to 0.1 S/m; and d) The extension to UHV voltages.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-03-21
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-17
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 36
Reference Document IEC 60507:2013 (EQV)
ICS 29.080.10 - Insulators
Keywords Insulator; HV; Pollution test
Note 2014-01-07 - Publication editing allocate to Supersedes EN 60507:1993
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Deadline Date
6060 2014-03-21 2014-10-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2014-01-17 2014-02-14  
5060 2013-11-25 2013-12-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-09-20 2013-11-22  
3090 2013-09-17 2013-09-20  
5060 2012-11-05 2012-11-26 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-06-01 2012-11-02  
1090 2012-05-29 2012-06-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2014-01-17
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-03-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-17
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-17
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2017-01-17


Supersedes EN 60507:1993
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60060-1
EN 60071-1
IEC/TS 60815-1
IEC/TS 60815-2

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