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Reference EN 60216-1:2001
Title Electrical insulating materials - Properties of thermal endurance - Part 1: Ageing procedures and evaluation of test results
Project Number 14456
Abstract/Scope Specifies the general ageing conditions and procedures to be used for deriving thermal endurance characteristics and gives guidance in using the detailed instructions and guidelines in the other parts of the standard. Simplified procedures are also given, with the conditions under which these procedures may be used. Although originally developed for use with electrical insulating materials and simple combinations of such materials, the procedures are considered to be of more general applicability and are widely used in the assessment of materials not intended for use as electrical insulation. 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 predeter-mined 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 2001-10-22
Current Stage code deadline 2002-07-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 112
Reference Document IEC 60216-1:2001 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.01 - Insulating materials in general
Keywords Insulating materials; Thermal endurance; Ageing procedure
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes HD 611.1.S1:1992 * Superseded by EN 60216-1:2013 & EN 60216-8:2013
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2001-10-22 2002-07-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-10-01 2002-02-01  
5061 2001-08-28 2001-10-01  
5020 2001-04-27 2001-06-29  
1090 2001-04-24 2001-04-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-10-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-01-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-07-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-10-01


Supersedes HD 611.1 S1:1992
Superseded by EN 60216-1:2013
EN 60216-8:2013
Normative reference (6) ISO 291:1997
ISO 2578:1993
ISO 11346:1997
IEC 60050-212:1990
HD 437 S1:1984
HD 611.2 S1:1992
EN 60216-3:2002
HD 611.4.1 S1:1992
IEC 60493-1:1974

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