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Reference EN 60546-2:2010
Title Controllers with analogue signals for use in industrial-process control systems - Part 2: Guidance for inspection and routine testing
Project Number 21780
Abstract/Scope IEC 60546-2:2010 applies to pneumatic and electrical industrial-process controllers using analogue signals which are in accordance with IEC 60381-1 and IEC 60381-2. The provisions of this standard are applicable in principle to controllers having different, but continuous signals. It provides technical guidance for inspection and routine testing of controllers, for instance, as acceptance tests or after repair. For a full evaluation, IEC 60546-1 should be used. Quantitative criteria for acceptable performance are established by agreement between manufacturer and user. The requirements of this standard are effective when agreed upon by the manufacturer and the user. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 1987. It constitutes a minor technical revision made to bring some terms, measurement units and references up to date.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-09-03
Current Stage code deadline 2011-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65B
Reference Document IEC 60546-2:2010 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
Keywords Controller; Industrial-process; Control; Routine testing
Note Supersedes EN 60546-2:1993
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6060 2010-09-03 2011-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-09-01 2010-09-30  
5060 2009-05-29 2009-06-17 export to doc file  EN
3090 2009-05-15 2009-09-30  
5060 2008-07-28 2008-08-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-02-22 2008-07-25  
1090 2008-02-20 2008-02-22  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-09-03
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-09-01


Supersedes EN 60546-2:1993
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60546-1

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.