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Reference EN 50264-1:2008
Title Railway applications - Railway rolling stock power and control cables having special fire performance - Part 1: General requirements
Project Number 14587
Abstract/Scope EN 50264-1 specifies the general requirements applicable to the cables given in all other parts of EN 50264. It includes the detailed requirements for the insulating and sheathing materials and other components called up in the separate parts. In particular EN 50264-1 specifies those requirements relating to fire safety. Based on proven experience and reliability over many years these cables are rated for occasional thermal stresses causing ageing equivalent to continuous operational life at a conductor temperature of 90 °C. NOTE This rating is based upon the polymers defined in 3.1 and 3.2. Before these polymers had gained widespread acceptance in the cable industry, ageing performance had been assessed via long-term thermal endurance testing and had been extrapolated to 20 000 h using techniques equivalent to those in EN 60216 (series). Subsequent experience in service has demonstrated that the predicted performance levels were correct. Where extrapolated data is used to predict lifetime in service it should be confirmed with the cable manufacturer, and should be on the basis of a failure mode appropriate to the type of material or cable. The maximum conductor temperature for short circuit conditions is 200 °C based on a duration of 5 s. This Part 1 should be read in conjunction with the other parts of EN 50264.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-06-27
Current Stage code deadline 2009-03-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-05


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 20
Reference Document  
ICS 13.220.20 - Fire protection
29.060.20 - Cables
45.060.01 - Railway rolling stock in general
Keywords Railway applications; Cable; Rolling stock; Fire performance; Standard wall
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6060 2008-06-27 2009-03-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-03-01 2008-07-01  
5061 2008-01-28 2008-03-01  
5060 2007-11-26 2007-12-27 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-09-21 2007-11-23 export to doc file  EN
4099 2006-05-24 2007-08-24  
4060 2006-01-27 2006-03-27 export to doc file  EN
4020 2005-07-08 2006-01-20  
3099 2004-10-28 2005-03-28  
2020 2003-05-27 2004-09-30  
2020 2002-05-29 2002-11-29  
2020 2001-07-05 2002-01-05  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-06-27
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-03-01


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