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Reference EN 50382-2:2008
Title Railway applications - Railway rolling stock high temperature power cables having special fire performance - Part 2: Single core silicone rubber insulated cables for 120 °C or 150 °C
Project Number 15257
Abstract/Scope Part 2 of EN 50382 specifies requirements for, and constructions and dimensions of, single core cables of the following types and voltage ratings: – 1,8/3 kV unscreened, unsheathed with or without textile braid (1,5 mm² to 400 mm²); – 1,8/3 kV unscreened, sheathed (1,5 mm² to 400 mm²); – 3,6/6 kV unscreened, unsheathed with or without textile braid (2,5 mm² to 400 mm²); – 3,6/6 kV unscreened, sheathed (2,5 mm² to 400 mm²). All cables have class 5 or class 6 tinned or plain copper conductors to EN 60228, halogen-free insulation and where applicable halogen-free sheath. They are for use in railway rolling stock as fixed wiring, or wiring where limited flexing in operation is encountered. The requirements provide for a continuous conductor temperature not exceeding 120 °C or 150 °C and a maximum temperature for short circuit conditions of either 250 °C or 350 °C based on a duration of 5 s. When the insulating compounds and sheath specified in this standard which are thermally capable of operating at 150 °C are used with tinned conductors, the maximum operating temperature is limited to 120 °C and, for the same technical reason, the maximum short circuit temperature is limited to 250 °C. The choice of sheath may also limit the maximum operating temperature to 120 °C. A textile braid may be included in the insulation or applied at its surface to unsheathed cables. Under fire conditions the cables exhibit special performance characteristics in respect of maximum permissible flame propagation (flame spread) and maximum permissible emission of smoke and toxic gases. This Part 2 of EN 50382 should be used in conjunction with Part 1 “General requirements”.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-03-20
Current Stage code deadline 2009-02-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-05


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.060.20 - Cables
45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway applications; Cable; Fire performance; High temperature; Silicone rubber insulated
Note D130/088: Exceptional second extension of target date for vote up to 2007-12-05 approved - No further extension to be allowed
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6060 2008-03-20 2009-02-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-02-01 2008-06-01  
5061 2007-11-28 2008-02-01  
5060 2007-11-06 2007-12-03 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-08-31 2007-11-02 export to doc file  EN
4099 2006-05-24 2007-08-17  
4060 2005-11-02 2006-04-11  
4020 2005-04-29 2005-10-28  
3099 2004-06-04 2004-12-31  
3099 2002-05-29 2002-10-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-03-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-08-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-02-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-02-01


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