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Reference EN 60544-2:2012
Title Electrical insulating materials - Determination of the effects of ionizing radiation on insulating materials - Part 2: Procedures for irradiation and test
Project Number 23599
Abstract/Scope IEC 60544-2:2012 specifies the controls maintained over the exposure conditions during and after the irradiation of insulating materials with ionizing radiation prior to the determination of radiation-induced changes in physical or chemical properties. This standard specifies a number of potentially significant irradiation conditions as well as various parameters which can influence the radiation-induced reactions under these conditions. The objective of this standard is to emphasize the importance of selecting suitable specimens, exposure conditions and test methods for determining the effect of radiation on appropriately chosen properties. Since many materials are used either in air or in inert environments, standard exposure conditions are recommended for both of these situations. It should be noted that this standard does not consider measurements which are performed during the irradiation. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - alignment with standards recently developed by SC 45A as well as with other parts in the IEC 60544 series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-10-19
Current Stage code deadline 2013-05-13
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60544-2:2012 (EQV)
ICS 17.240 - Radiation measurements
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Insulating materials; Ionizing; Radiation; Irradiation
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6060 2012-10-19 2013-05-13 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-08-13 2012-09-10  
5060 2012-06-25 2012-07-16 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-04-20 2012-06-22  
3090 2011-11-11 2012-01-31  
5060 2011-11-07 2011-11-28 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-06-03 2011-11-04  
1090 2011-05-31 2011-06-03  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-08-13
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-10-19
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-11-13
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-05-13
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-08-13


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 37:2005
ISO 48:2007
ISO 178:2001
ISO 179-1:2000
ISO 527-4:1997
ISO 815:1991
ISO 868:2003
HD 429 S1:1983
HD 568 S1:1990
EN 60212:2011
EN 60243-1:1998
EN 60544-1:1994
EN 60544-4:2003

(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

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