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Reference prEN 61918
Title Industrial communication networks - Installation of communication networks in industrial premises
Project Number 22619
Abstract/Scope IEC 61918:2010(E) specifies basic requirements for the installation of media for communication networks in industrial premises and within and between the automation islands, of industrial sites. This standard covers balanced and optical fibre cabling. It also covers the cabling infrastructure for wireless media, but not the wireless media itself. Additional media are covered in the IEC 61784-5 series. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2007 and Corrigendum 1 (2009). It constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - is updated; - is updated; - is updated as result of the revision of the installation profiles; - is updated; - Figure 2, Figure 15, Table 14 and Table B.3 are updated; - a new Figure 35 is added; - a new Table 10 is added; - Annex D is extended to cover additional communication profile families; - Annex F is extended to cover conductor sizes in electrical cables; - Annex H is made normative; - some common requirements are extended as result of the revision of the installation profiles. This publication is to be read in conjunction with the IEC 61784 series and ISO/IEC/TR 14763-2:2000.
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Current Stage code 4098
Current Stage code date 2012-01-24
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65C
Reference Document IEC 61918:2010 (MOD)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
33.180 - Fibre optic communications
35.110 - Networking
Keywords Industrial; Communication; Network; Installation
Note 2012-01-24 TC decision: Project stopped as covered by FprEN on IEC ed 3 (PR=23956) modified (PR=24004)
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4098 2012-01-24    
4060 2010-03-23 2010-06-23 export to doc file  EN
4020 2009-10-16 2010-03-19 export to doc file  EN
3099 2009-10-11 2009-10-16  
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Supersedes EN 61918:2008
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(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

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.