IEC 60721-3-2:2017 PRV 
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Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3-2: Classification of groups of environmental parameters and their severities - Transportation and handling


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This Final Draft International Standard is an up to 6 weeks' pre-release of the official publication. It is available for sale during its voting period: 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-29. By purchasing this FDIS now, you will automatically receive, in addition, the final publication.

IEC 60721-3-2:2017 classifies the groups of environmental parameters and their severities to which a product is subjected while being transported and handled. The most commonly used methods of transportation and handling have been taken into account, including the following:
- road transport: cars, trucks;
- rail transport: trains, trams;
- water transport, inland and maritime: ships;
- air transport: aircraft, jet, propeller, helicopter;
- handling equipment: cranes, transport lifts, cableways, persons;
- conveyors;
- hand trollies.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 1997, and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Clause 1: reworded and added handling.
- Clause 2: updated normative references.
- Clause 3: updated definitions.
- Clause 4: reworded and simplified.
- Clause 5: revised and updated. Several classes have been replaced by completely new classes based on the use of new information obtained from referenced Technical Reports.
- Table 1 through Table 5: updated.
- Table 6 added.
- Old annexes A to C removed except Clause A.3 that is incorporated in Clause 5.
- New Annex A.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2017-11-17
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 104 - Environmental conditions, classification and methods of testrss
ICS19.040 - Environmental testing
Stability date  2027
File size1464 KB

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