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Reference EN 60216-8:2013
Title Electrical insulating materials - Thermal endurance properties - Part 8: Instructions for calculating thermal endurance characteristics using simplified procedures
Project Number 24018
Abstract/Scope IEC 60216-8:2013 specifies the general ageing conditions and simplified procedures to be used for deriving thermal endurance characteristics, which are shown by temperature index (TI) and/or relative temperature index (RTI) and the halving interval (HIC). The procedures specify the principles for evaluating the thermal endurance properties of materials exposed to elevated temperature for long periods. In the application of this standard, it is assumed that a practically linear relationship exists between the logarithm of the time required to cause the predetermined property change and the reciprocal of the corresponding absolute temperature (Arrhenius relationship). For the valid application of the standard, no transition, in particular no first-order transition should occur in the temperature range under study.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-07-12
Current Stage code deadline 2014-01-19
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60216-8:2013 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Insulation; Thermal endurance; Calculation; Simplified procedures
Note EN 60216-1:2013 (pr=24156) and EN 60216-8:2013 (pr=24018) together supersedes EN 60216-1:2001
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Product Life Cycle


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5099 2013-04-19 2013-05-17  
5060 2013-02-18 2013-03-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-12-14 2013-02-15  
3090 2012-12-11 2012-12-14  
5060 2012-07-09 2012-07-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-02-03 2012-07-06  
1090 2012-01-31 2012-02-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-04-19
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-07-12
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-07-19
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-01-19
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-04-19


Supersedes EN 60216-1:2001
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 291:2008
EN 60085:2008
EN 60216-1:2013
EN 60216-2:2005
EN 60216-3:2006
EN 60216-4-1:2006
EN 60216-5:2008

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