IEC 61500:2018 

Nuclear power plants - Instrumentation and control systems important to safety - Data communication in systems performing category A functions

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IEC 61500:2018 RLV


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IEC 61500:2018 is available as IEC 61500:2018 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 61500:2018 establishes requirements for data communication which is used in systems performing category A functions in nuclear power plants. It covers also interface requirements for data communication of equipment performing category A functions with other systems including those performing category B and C functions and functions not important to safety. This document gives requirements for functions and properties of on-line plant data communication by reference to IEC 60880 and IEC 60987, produced within the framework of IEC 61513. It requires categorisation of the communication functions in accordance with IEC 61226. This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- the changes introduced to previously referenced standards have been confirmed to apply;
- relevant newly published standards have been referenced;
- lessons learned from several industrial applications have been incorporated.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2018-04-20
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 45/SC 45A - Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems of nuclear facilitiesrss
ICS27.120.20 - Nuclear power plants. Safety
Stability date  2025
File size1121 KB

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