BS EN 50508:2009 - Multi-purpose insulating sticks for electrical operations on high voltage installations

BS EN 50508:2009

Multi-purpose insulating sticks for electrical operations on high voltage installations

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : April 2009



This European Standard specifies the requirements and tests to be fulfilled by the multipurpose insulating sticks intended to perform a range of operations in high voltage installations by means of the attached appropriate tools, for example: • connection and disconnection of disconnectors or other equipment operated by the stick, • fuse replacement with an attached tool, operations like: • voltage absence verification, using a detector as a separate device in accordance with EN 61243-1; • earthing and short circuiting installations, using devices in accordance with EN 61230; • placing insulating screens in order to provide protection against adjacent live parts; • testing and measurement; • any other operation or verification on the electrical installation, provided that the mechanical requirements do not exceed those assured by the stick design and the worker shall remain at a safety distance; • rescue of accident victims. This European Standard is applicable to the insulating sticks made of a single continuous tube or rod or multiple tube or rod sections connected to each other, to be used both indoors or outdoors on electrical systems for voltages of 1 kV to 765 kV a.c., frequencies of 50 Hz and/or 60 Hz and in the normal range of temperatures of -25 ºC to +55 ºC and at a relative humidity between 20 % and 93 %. For the purpose of this standard, “tube” is used for “tube” and “rod”. Annex B includes considerations about the use under wet conditions. NOTE It is a general practice to use an insulating stick on d.c. installations with the same value of nominal voltage. That use shall comply with the national regulations.

Standard NumberBS EN 50508:2009
TitleMulti-purpose insulating sticks for electrical operations on high voltage installations
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 April 2009
Confirm Date09 October 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60068-2-32:1975/AMD 2:1990, EN 60068-2-75:1997, IEC 60068-1:1988/AMD 1:1992, IEC 61477, EN 61235:1995, IEC 60068-2-32:1975, IEC 60068-1:1988/Corrigendum:1988, ISO 48, IEC 60068-1:1988, IEC 60050, HD 588.1 S1:1991, IEC 60855:1985, EN 60068-2-32:1993, EN 60068-1:1994, IEC 60417, EN 61477, IEC 60060-1:1989, IEC 61235:1993, IEC 60060-1:1989/Corrigendum:1990, IEC 60068-2-75:1997, EN 60855:1996
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61243-2, IEC 60694:2007, IEC 60050-601:1985, IEC 61243-2, IEC 60212:1971, EN 50110-2:1996, EN 62193, IEC 60050-151:2001, EN 61243-1, EN 60071-1:2006, EN 60832:1996, IEC 60071-1:2006, IEC 60832:1988, IEC 61243-1, EN 61318, IEC 61318, IEC 62193, EN 61230, IEC 61230, EN 50110-1:2004, HD 637 S1:1999
International RelationshipsEN 50508:2009,IEC 60034-18-31:2012
Draft Superseded By06/30159668 DC08/30184920 DC
DescriptorsHigh-voltage equipment, Electrical equipment, Electrical insulation devices, Multi-purpose, Hand tools, Manipulating devices, Electrical testing, Electrical safety, Poles, Electrical insulation, Electrical insulating materials, High-voltage installations, Handles (tools)
Title in FrenchPerches isolantes à usage multiple pour les opérations électriques sur les installations haute tension
Title in GermanIsolierende Mehrzweckstangen für elektrische Betätigungen in Hochspannungsanlagen
ISBN978 0 580 58114 4
File Size1.192 MB

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