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Reference EN 60734:2003
Title Household electrical appliances - Performance - Hard water for testing
Project Number 13904
Abstract/Scope Describes the preparation of three types of water of differend hardness for testing the performance of household appliances (e.g. washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, steam irons, etc). It defines the characteristics of these waters and gives various methods for obtaining them.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-01-28
Current Stage code deadline 2003-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60734:2001 (EQV)
ICS 97.030 - Domestic electrical appliances in general
Keywords Household appliances; Hard water; Performance; Testing
Note Supersedes EN 60734:1993 * Superseded by EN 60734:2012
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6060 2003-01-28 2003-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-12-01 2003-04-01  
5061 2002-10-28 2002-12-01  
5020 2002-04-19 2002-10-18  
3090 2002-03-17 2002-09-17  
4092 2000-10-03 2001-04-15  
4020 2000-07-07 2000-11-30  
3099 2000-07-03 2000-07-07  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-01-28
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2003-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-12-01


Supersedes EN 60734:1993
Superseded by EN 60734:2012
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(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

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(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Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn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.