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Reference EN 50164-2:2008
Title Lightning Protection Components (LPC) - Part 2: Requirements for conductors and earth electrodes
Project Number 16633
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements and tests for – metallic conductors (other than "natural" conductors) that form part of the air termination system and down conductors, – metallic earth electrodes that form part of the earth termination system. Lightning protection components (LPC) may also be suitable for use in hazardous atmospheres. Regard should then be taken of the extra requirements necessary for the components to be installed in such conditions.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-08-07
Current Stage code deadline 2009-04-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-10-30


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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 81
Reference Document  
ICS 91.120.40 - Lightning protection
Keywords Lightning; Protection; Conductor; Earth; Electrode
Note Ratified and published as a new edition of EN 50164-2 (consisting of the texts of EN 50164-1:2002 + A1:2006 + A2:200X) * Superseded by EN 62561-2:2012
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6060 2008-08-07 2009-04-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-04-01 2008-08-01  
5061 2008-02-27 2008-04-01  
5060 2007-10-29 2007-11-29 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-05-25 2007-10-26 export to doc file  EN
3090 2007-03-16 2007-04-16  
1099 2004-12-01 2005-06-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-08-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-10-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-04-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-04-01


Supersedes EN 50164-2:2002
EN 50164-2:2002/A1:2006
Superseded by EN 62561-2:2012
Normative reference (6) EN 50164-1:1999
EN 60068-2-52:1996
IEC 60648:1979
EN 62305-1:2006
EN 62305-3:2006
EN 62305-4:2006

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