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Reference EN 60383-1:1996
Title Insulators for overhead lines with a nominal voltage above 1 kV - Part 1: Ceramic or glass insulator units for a.c. systems - Definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria
Project Number 4862
Abstract/Scope Applies to insulators of ceramic material or glass for use on a.c. overhead power lines with a nominal voltage greater than 1 000 V and a frequency not greater than 100 Hz. Also applies to insulators for use on d.c. overhead electric traction lines and applies to string insulator units, rigid overhead line insulators and to insulators of similar design when used in substations.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-11-29
Current Stage code deadline 1997-06-01
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Directive(s) HSR (96/48/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 36B
Reference Document IEC 60383-1:1993 (EQV)
ICS 01.040.29 - Electrical engineering (Vocabularies)
29.080.10 - Insulators
Keywords Insulator; Overhead line; Glass insulator unit; AC system
Note Document prepared by CLC/TC 36B disbanded at 91 BT
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1996-11-29 1997-06-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1996-11-04 1997-02-04  
5099 1996-10-01 1996-11-01  
5062 1996-09-11 1996-10-01  
5020 1996-02-29 1996-05-31  
1599 1995-11-28 1996-05-28  
1591 1995-09-20    
1591 1994-03-10 1994-09-10  
1591 1994-01-20 1994-03-10  
1520 1993-10-13 1994-01-15  
1099 1993-10-12 1994-01-15  
1021 1993-07-09    
1000 1993-06-10    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-11-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-06-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 1459:1973
ISO 1460:1973
ISO 1461:1973
ISO 1463:1982
ISO 2064:1980
ISO 2178:1982
IEC 60050-471:1984
HD 588.1 S1:1991
HD 474 S1:1986
IEC 60305:1978
EN 60372:2004
IEC 60433:1980
IEC 60471:1977
IEC 60720:1981
IEC/TR 61211:1994

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