IEC 60331-2:2018 RLV 
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Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity - Part 2: Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830°C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter not exceeding 20mm

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IEC 60331-2:2018 RLV contains the International Standard and its Redline version. The Redline version is available in English only. The Redline version provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between this standard and its previous edition. The Redline version is not an official IEC Standard, only the current version of the standard is to be considered the official document.

IEC 60331-2:2018 specifies the test method for cables which are required to maintain circuit integrity when subject to fire and mechanical shock under specified conditions. This document is applicable to cables of rated voltage not exceeding 600 V/1 000 V, including those of rated voltage below 80 V, metallic data and telecom cables and optical fibre cables. It is intended for use when testing cables of not greater than 20 mm overall diameter. Cables of larger diameter are intended to be tested using the apparatus, procedure and requirements of IEC 60331-1. This document includes details for the specific point of failure, continuity checking arrangement, test sample, test procedure and test report relevant to electric power and control cables with rated voltage up to and including 600 V/1000 V. Details for the specific point of failure, continuity checking arrangement, test sample, test procedure and test report relevant to metallic data and telecom cables and optical fibre cables are not given by IEC 60331-2. Although the scope is restricted to cables with rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV, the procedure can be used, with the agreement of the manufacturer and the purchaser, for cables with rated voltage up to and including 1,8/3 (3,3) kV, provided that suitable fuses are used. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. It constitutes a technical revision. The significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:
– extension of the scope with metallic data and telecom cables and optical fibre cables, although details for the specific point of failure, continuity checking arrangement, test sample, test procedure and test report relevant to metallic data and telecom cables and optical fibre cables are not given by IEC 60331-2;
– improved description of the test environment;
– mandatory use of mass flow meters/controllers as the means of controlling accurately the input flow rates of fuel and air to the burner;
– improved figure illustrating method of mounting of the sample regarding bending radius;
– improved description of the information to be included in the test report.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2018-03-28
Edition2.0
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 20 - Electric cablesrss
ICS29.060.20 - Cables
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
Stability date  2023
Pages51
File size1446 KB

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