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Reference EN 62491:2008
Title Industrial systems, installations and equipment and industrial products - Labelling of cables and cores
Project Number 21370
Abstract/Scope IEC 62491:2008 provides rules and guidelines for the labelling of cables and cores/conductors used in industrial installations, equipment and products, in order to maintain a clear relation between the technical documentation and the actual equipment and for other purposes. International Standard IEC 62491 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 3: Information structures, documentation and graphical symbols.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-09-05
Current Stage code deadline 2009-04-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 3
Reference Document IEC 62491:2008 (EQV)
ICS 01.110 - Technical product documentation
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Industrial; Labelling; Cable; Core
Note 3/881/RVC established on 2008-01-18: To be published without FDIS stage
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2008-09-05 2009-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-07-01 2008-09-01  
5061 2008-05-28 2008-07-01  
5060 2008-01-18 2008-02-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-07-06 2007-12-07  
1090 2007-07-03 2007-07-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-09-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-07-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC 646:1991
EN 60445:2007
HD 457 S1:1985
EN 61082-1:2006
EN 61175:2005
EN 61666:1997
EN 81346-1:2009

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