BS EN 60068-2-10:2005 - Environmental testing. Tests. Test J and guidance: Mould growth

BS EN 60068-2-10:2005

Environmental testing. Tests. Test J and guidance: Mould growth

Status : Current, Revised   Published : November 2005 Replaced By : BS EN 60068-2-10:2005+A1:2018



IEC 60068-2-10:2005 Provides a test method for determining the extent to which electrotechnical products support mould growth and how any mould growth may affect the performance and other relevant properties of the product. Since mould growth conditions include high relative humidity, the test is applicable to electrotechnical products intended for transportation, storage and use under humid conditions over a period of some days at least. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:

- Two test fungi replaced by two others

- Concentration of the spores defined for each test fungus

- Spores suspension in mineral salt solution additionally introduced

- Pre-conditioning of the specimens by damp heat storage prescribed

- Supersonic aerosolization of the spores suspension as the preferred inoculation method introduced

- Duration of incubation reduced from 84 days to 56 days

- Extent of mould growth grade 2 split into grade 2a and grade 2b

- Detailed information on methods of inoculation given in Annex B

- Annex E: flow-chart deleted It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with

IEC Guide 104

Standard NumberBS EN 60068-2-10:2005
TitleEnvironmental testing. Tests. Test J and guidance: Mould growth
StatusCurrent, Revised
Publication Date09 November 2005
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)WHO:1993, EN ISO 846:1997, EN ISO/IEC 17025:2000, MIL-STD-810F:2000, ISO/IEC 17025:1999, ISO 846:1997
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN 60068-2-10:2005+A1:2018
International RelationshipsIEC 60068-2-10:2005,EN 60068-2-10 (IEC 60068-2-10:
Draft Superseded By03/308276 DC
DescriptorsElectronic equipment and components, Fungal-resistance tests, Electrical equipment, Specimen preparation, Electrical components, Microbiological-resistance tests, Fungus proofing, Decontamination, Safety measures, Testing conditions, Fungicides, Environmental testing, Biological analysis and testing, Test equipment
Title in FrenchEssais d'environnement. Essais. Essai J et guide: Moisissures
Title in GermanUmgebungseinfluesse. Pruefverfahren. Pruefung J und Leitfaden: Schimmelwachstum
ISBN0 580 46585 3
File Size1.314 MB

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