BS EN 50396:2005+A1:2011 - Non electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables – BSI British Standards

BS EN 50396:2005+A1:2011

Non electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables

Status : Current   Published : November 2005
Conformity to regulation : Designated



BS EN 50396:2005 contains the non-electrical test methods that are used for harmonized low voltage energy cables, especially those rated at up to and including 450/750 V. These non-electrical test methods include all those previously contained in HD 21 and HD 22. Annex A gives a comparison between the original location of each test method and its place in this new EN.

Furthermore, the use of test methods in BS EN 50396 for cables outside HD 21 and HD 22 is not prohibited, but it is strongly recommended that expert advice be taken before such use, or before any proposal for incorporation into another standard.

The requirements to be met during or after the test are specified for the particular cable type in the relevant cable standard. However, some test requirements are obvious and universal, such as the fact that no cracks shall occur during ozone test, and these are stated in the particular test method.

Test methods for use specifically in utility power cables are not covered by this EN. They can be found in HD 605.

BS EN 50396:2005 supersedes BS 6469-98.1:1996 which is withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS EN 50396:2005+A1:2011
TitleNon electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables
Publication Date14 November 2005
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 50395:2005, EN 60811-2-1:1998, EN 60811-1-2:1995/AMD 2:2000, EN 60332-1-2:2004, EN 60811-2-1:1998/AMD 1:2001, EN 60811-1-2:1995, EN 60811-1-1:1995, EN 60695-11-5:2005, EN 60811-1-1:1995/AMD 1:2001
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60811, HD 605, EN 50289, HD 22, HD 21, EN 60332
ReplacesBS 6469-98.1:1996
International RelationshipsEN 50396:2005/A1:2011
Amended ByAmendment, October 2011
Draft Superseded By09/30200102 DC
DescriptorsSaponifiable matter determination, Electrical insulating materials, Insulated cables, Electric cables, Cable sheaths, Chemical-resistance tests, Low voltage, Testing conditions, Heating tests, Mechanical testing, Sheathed cables, Solid electrical insulating materials, Tear tests, Polyurethane, Dimensional measurement, Power cables
Title in FrenchMéthodes d'essais non électriques pour les câbles d'énergie basse tension
Title in GermanNicht-elektrische Prüfverfahren für Niederspannungskabel und -leitungen
ISBN978 0 580 67086 2
File Size2.186 MB

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