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Reference EN 61508-7:2001
Title Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-related systems - Part 7: Overview of techniques and measures
Project Number 7563
Abstract/Scope Provides information on the underlying concepts of risk and the relationship of risk to safety integrity (see annex A); a number of methods that will enable the safety integrity levels for the E/E/PE safety-related systems, other technology safety-related systems and external risk reduction facilities to be determined (see annexes, B, C, D and E) Intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles contained in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51. EN 61508 is also intended as a stand-alone standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-12-21
Current Stage code deadline 2002-08-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65A
Reference Document IEC 61508-7:2000 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
35.240.50 - IT applications in industry
Keywords Safety; Functional safety; Measure; Electronic; Programmable
Note Superseded by EN 61508-7:2010
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Deadline Date
6060 2001-12-21 2002-08-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2001-07-03 2002-01-01  
5061 2001-04-20 2001-07-03  
5020 2000-09-29 2001-03-31  
3090 2000-07-04 2001-01-04  
2098 2000-03-22    
2020 1995-01-23 1995-07-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2001-07-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-12-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2004-08-01


Superseded by EN 61508-7:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC Guide 51:1990
IEC Guide 104:1997
EN 61508-1:2001
EN 61508-2:2001
EN 61508-3:2001
EN 61508-4:2001
EN 61508-5:2001
EN 61508-6:2001

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