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Reference EN 50340:2010
Title Hydraulic cable cutting devices - Devices to be used on electrical installations with nominal voltage up to AC 30 kV
Project Number 20533
Abstract/Scope This European Standard is applicable to cable cutting devices to be used to verify that a cable is dead in accordance with the rules given in EN 50110 1. The following limits apply to the cable cutting devices: - pressure less than 1 000 bar or pressure (bar) x volume (l) less than 10 000; - fluid outside the categories listed in Article 9 Group 1 (explosive, extremely flammable, highly flammable, flammable (where the maximum allowable temperature is above flashpoint), very toxic, toxic, oxidizing) of the Pressure Equipment Directive. Cable cutting devices specified in this standard are for use on systems with nominal voltage up to 30 kV AC and nominal frequencies up to 60 Hz and shall only be suitable for operation by foot or by hand. This European Standard does not deal with motorised cable cutting devices. For devices to be used on systems with nominal voltages above 30 kV AC this standard should be used as a guide but additional requirements and tests shall be agreed between manufacturer and customer to provide for an equivalent level of safety. These devices are not designed to be used on cables with special armour, or with steel wires or steel tapes more than 1 mm in diameter or thickness.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-05-21
Current Stage code deadline 2011-04-01
Deadline date for vote 2009-11-30


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
29.240.20 - Power transmission and distribution lines
29.260.99 - Other electrical equipment for working in special conditions
Keywords Hydraulic; Cable; Cutting device
Note FprAA ratified as new edition * Supersedes EN 50340:2001 + corr. Feb. 2002
Special National Condition(s)  


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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-05-21 2011-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-04-01 2010-08-01  
5060 2010-03-16 2010-03-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-01-08 2010-03-12 export to doc file  EN
3090 2009-10-12 2010-01-24  
5091 2008-11-01 2008-12-31  
5061 2008-09-26 2008-11-01  
5060 2008-07-22 2008-08-22 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-02-15 2008-07-18 export to doc file  EN
3090 2008-01-03 2008-02-03  
1099 2006-04-04 2006-10-04  
1000 2005-11-29 2006-03-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-05-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-04-01


Supersedes EN 50340:2001
EN 50340:2001/corrigendum Feb. 2002
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.