BS EN 60229:2008 - Electric cables. Tests on extruded oversheaths with a special protective function
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BS EN 60229:2008

Electric cables. Tests on extruded oversheaths with a special protective function

Status : Current   Published : July 2008



Provides a range of tests which may be required for electric cables which have an extruded oversheath and where that oversheath performs a special protective function. The standard covers cables for use in insulated systems and in uninsulated systems. The tests are categorized for use as routine tests, type tests and tests after installation. These tests comprise of electrical routine tests on cable oversheath used in insulated or uninsulated systems, abrasion and corrosion spread type tests, electrical test on cable oversheath after installation. Routine tests and tests after installation, as specified in the relevant cable standards, are applicable for all situations. Type tests depend upon the nature of the system and the construction of the cable and do not have to be carried out for normal conditions of use. The significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - The text has been modified in order to consider the function of the oversheath, irrespective of the way the metallic sheath or screen of the cable is earthed because, in some cases, the oversheath is designed to act not only as a protection against corrosion, but also to reduce the risk of degradation of the cable insulation system. This requirement may be independent of the nature of the insulation and independent of the rated voltage of the cable. - More precise wording has been introduced regarding the application of some tests (if the sheaths or foils are bonded to the oversheath or not). - The test requirements have been revised in order to be in line with the standards published after the second edition. - The pressure test at high temperature has been deleted as the requirement is specified in the relevant cable standards. - A "Guidance on tests after installation" (Annex B) has been included.

Standard NumberBS EN 60229:2008
TitleElectric cables. Tests on extruded oversheaths with a special protective function
Publication Date31 July 2008
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60230:2002, IEC 62230, EN 62230:2007, IEC 60230
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsEN 60229:2008,IEC 60229:2007
Draft Superseded By05/30136422 DC
DescriptorsElectrical testing, Sheathed cables, Performance, Electric cables, Spark testing, Abrasion testing, Electrical insulation, Corrosion tests, Cable sheaths
Title in FrenchCâbles électriques. Essais sur les gaines extérieures extrudées avec fonction spéciale de protection
Title in GermanStarkstromkabel. Prüfungen an extrudierten Außenmänteln mit besonderer Schutzfunktion
ISBN978 0 580 58061 1
File Size712 KB

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