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Reference EN 62506:2013
Title Methods for product accelerated testing
Project Number 23221
Abstract/Scope IEC 62506:2013 provides guidance on the application of various accelerated test techniques for measurement or improvement of product reliability. Identification of potential failure modes that could be experienced in the use of a product/item and their mitigation is instrumental to ensure dependability of an item. The object of the methods is to either identify potential design weakness or provide information on item dependability, or to achieve necessary reliability/availability improvement, all within a compressed or accelerated period of time. This standard addresses accelerated testing of non-repairable and repairable systems. It can be used for probability ratio sequential tests, fixed duration tests and reliability improvement/growth tests, where the measure of reliability may differ from the standard probability of failure occurrence. This standard also extends to present accelerated testing or production screening methods that would identify weakness introduced into the product by manufacturing error, which could compromise product dependability. Keywords: test techniques for measurement or improvement of product reliability


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-08-30
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-21
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 56
Reference Document IEC 62506:2013 (EQV)
ICS 03.120.01 - Quality in general
21.020 - Characteristics and design of machines, apparatus, equipment
Keywords Testing; Product; Accelerated
Note 2013-07-05: Publication allocated to
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


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6060 2013-08-30 2014-03-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
6060 2013-08-30   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-06-21 2013-08-21  
5060 2013-05-21 2013-06-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-15 2013-05-17  
3090 2011-05-13 2011-07-31  
5060 2011-04-26 2011-05-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-19 2011-04-22  
1090 2010-11-17 2010-11-19  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-06-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-08-30
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-03-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-06-21


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) IEC 60068:201X
EN 60300-3-1:2004
IEC 60300-3-5:2001
IEC 60605-2:1994
IEC 60721:201X
EN 61014:2003
EN 61124:2012
IEC 61163-2:1998
EN 61164:2004
EN 61649:2008
EN 61709:2011
EN 61710:2013
IEC 62303:2008
IEC/TR 62380:2004
EN 62429:2008

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