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Reference EN 50195:1996
Title Code of practice for the safe use of fully enclosed askarel-filled electrical equipment
Project Number 5740
Abstract/Scope This Code of Practice gives guidance to users of fully enclosed askarel-filled electrical equipment. National and Local Authority regulations (if any) take priority. This Code of Practice is applicable to fully enclosed electrical equipment which is designed to be filled with askarels: i.e. askarel-filled electrical equipment. This Code of Practice is applicable to electrical equipment which contains more than five litres of askarels. This Code of Practice gives guidance on the precautions to be observed to avoid pollution of the environment by the correct installation, maintenance, operation, storage and transportation of askarel-filled electrical equipment. This Code of Practice gives guidance on the safety precautions to be taken when handling askarels, the disposal of askarel-contaminated waste and on the retrofilling of transformers with an acceptable replacement liquid.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-12-11
Current Stage code deadline 1997-06-01
Deadline date for vote  


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 14
Reference Document  
ICS 29.180 - Transformers. Reactors
Keywords Electrical equipment; Askarel-filled electrical equipment; Code of practice
Special National Condition(s) ES, FR, IT


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
13 Waste - Hazardous waste Disposal B2C
All Hazardous substances - PCB Use B2B
4 Hazardous substances - PCB Use B2B, DfE
14 Hazardous substances - PCB Manufacturing B2B
12 Hazardous substances - PCB Manufacturing, Use B2B, B2C
5 Hazardous substances - PCB Manufacturing, Use, Disposal B2B, B2C
6 Risks to the environment from accidents or misuse Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1996-12-11 1997-06-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1996-08-02 1996-11-02  
5099 1996-07-02 1996-08-02  
5062 1996-06-06 1996-07-02  
5020 1996-01-25 1996-04-30  
4099 1995-04-05 1995-09-20  
4020 1994-06-30 1994-12-31  
3099 1994-05-19 1994-10-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-07-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-12-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-06-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(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.