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Reference EN 61298-1:2008
Title Process measurement and control devices - General methods and procedures for evaluating performance - Part 1: General considerations
Project Number 21155
Abstract/Scope IEC 61298-1:2008 specifies general methods and procedures for conducting tests, and reporting on the functional and performance characteristics of process measurement and control devices. The methods and procedures specified in this standard are applicable to any type of process measurement and control device. The tests are applicable to any such devices characterized by their own specific input and output variables, and by the specific relationship (transfer function) between the inputs and outputs, and include analogue and digital devices. For devices that require special tests, this standard should be used, together with any product specific standard specifying special tests. It covers general principles which apply to the series.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-11-20
Current Stage code deadline 2009-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65B
Reference Document IEC 61298-1:2008 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
Keywords Measurement; Control; Performance
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2008-11-20 2009-08-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-11-01 2009-01-01  
5060 2008-09-16 2008-09-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-07-11 2008-09-12  
3090 2008-03-21 2008-05-31  
5060 2007-07-30 2007-08-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-02-23 2007-07-27  
1090 2007-02-20 2007-02-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-11-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-11-01


Supersedes EN 61298-1:1995
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 31:1992
IEC 60050-300:2001
IEC 60050-351:2006
IEC 60410:1973
EN 61298-2:2008
EN 61298-4:2008

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