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Reference EN 60811-4-2:2004
Title Insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical cables - Common test methods - Part 4-2: Methods specific to polyethylene and polypropylene compounds - Tensile strength and elongation at break after conditioning at elevated temperature - Wrapping test after conditioning at elevated temperature - Wrapping test after thermal ageing in air - Measurement of mass increase - Long-term stability test - Test method for copper-catalyzed oxidative degradation
Project Number 15692
Abstract/Scope Specifies the test methods for testing polymeric insulating and sheathing materials of electric and optical fibre cables for power distribution and communications, including cables used on ships and in offshore applications. These test methods apply specifically to polyolefin insulation and sheath. The principal changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below: a) A measurement of tensile strength is included in Clause 8. b) Clause 10 is now the only method in EN 60811 for wrapping test after thermal ageing in air. c) Two ageing conditions are now specified for the long-term stability test in Annex A.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-08-11
Current Stage code deadline 2005-04-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document IEC 60811-4-2:2004 (EQV)
ICS 29.035.20 - Plastics and rubber insulating materials
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Insulating materials; Polyethylene; Polypropylene; Test
Note Superseded by EN 60811-100:2012, EN 60811-407:2012, EN 60811-408:2012, EN 60811-410:2012, EN 60811-510:2012, EN 60811-512:2012 & EN 60811-513:2012
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2004-08-11 2005-04-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2004-07-01 2004-11-01  
5061 2004-05-17 2004-07-01  
5020 2004-02-20 2004-04-23  
4099 2003-10-10 2004-02-29  
4020 2003-02-28 2003-08-01  
3099 2003-02-25 2003-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-07-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-08-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-07-01


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