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BS EN 60811-1-2:1995

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Insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables. Common test methods. General application Thermal ageing methods
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-07-2012

Language(s)

English

Published date

12-04-2002

1 Scope
2 Test values
3 Applicability
4 Type tests and other tests
5 Pre-conditioning
6 Test temperature
7 Median value
8 Thermal ageing methods
    8.1 Ageing in an air oven
    8.2 Ageing in an air bomb
    8.3 Ageing in an oxygen bomb
    8.4 Methods of measuring air flow in ovens
FIGURES
Appendix A - Corresponding clauses and sub-clauses in
             IEC Publications 538 and 540 and IEC
             Publication 811
Annex ZA (normative) Normative references to
         international publications with their
         corresponding European publications

Specifies the test methods to be used for testing polymeric insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables for power distribution and telecommunications including cables used on ships.

Committee
GEL/20/17
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 97/203530 DC and BS 6469-1.2(1992) (05/2002) Also available as part of BS KIT 154 (12/2004) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, June, 2005. (05/2005) Also numbered as IEC 60811-1-2 (11/2005)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
20
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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BS 7870-5:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Polymeric insulated aerial bundled conductors (ABC) of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV for overhead distribution
07/30143023 DC : DRAFT MAR 2007 BS 7835 - ELECTRIC CABLES - ARMOURED CABLES WITH THERMOSETTING INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES FROM 3.8/6.6 KV TO 19/33 KV HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
BS 7870-6.3:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for 0.6/1 kV and 1.9/3.3 kV power cables with special fire performance for use in power stations - Cables with thermosetting insulation and non-halogenated sheath
11/30214073 DC : 0 BS 7870-4.10 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV AND 33 KV - SECTION 4.10: SINGLE-CORE 11 KV AND 33 KV CABLES
11/30214055 DC : 0 BS 7870-1 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 1: GENERAL
BS 4553-3:1998 Specification for 600/1000 V single-phase split concentric electric cables Cables having thermosetting insulation and low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7870-3.12:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV - XLPE insulated combined neutral and earth copper wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7870-8.5:2003 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for multicore and multipair cables for installation above and below ground Single wire armoured and unarmoured multicore cables with copper conductors and non-halogenated sheath - Section 8.5 Single wire armoured and unarmoured multicore cables with copper conductors and non-halogenated sheath
BS 7870-6.2:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for 0.6/1 kV and 1.9/3.3 kV power cables with special fire performance for use in power stations - XLPE or HEPR insulated and PVC sheathed cables
BS 7870-4.11:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages of 11 kV and 33 kV Single-core 33 kV lead sheathed cables - Single core 33 kV lead sheathed cables
BS 7870-1:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities General
11/30214068 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.40 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.40: XLPE INSULATED, COPPER WIRE WAVEFORM CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH SOLID ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS
BS 7870-4.10(2011) : 2011 LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION OF RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV TO 33 KV - SECTION 4.10: SINGLE-CORE 11 KV TO 33 KV CABLES (IMPLEMENTATION OF HD 620)
BS 7870-3.21:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV XLPE insulated split concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 7846:2000 Electric cables. 600/1000 V armoured fire-resistant cables having thermosetting insulation and low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7870-4.11(2011) : 2011 LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV AND 33 KV - SECTION 4.11: SINGLE-CORE 33 KV LEAD SHEATHED CABLES (IMPLEMENTATION OF HD 620)
BS 7870-4.20(2011) : 2011 LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV TO 33 KV - SECTION 4.20: THREE-CORE 11 KV CABLES (IMPLEMENTATION OF HD 620)
BS 7846:2009 Electric cables. Thermosetting insulated, armoured, fire-resistant cables of rated voltage 600/1000 V, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire. Specification
BS 7870-4.10:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages of 11 kV and 33 kV Single-core 11 kV and 33 kV cables - Single core 11 kV and 33 kV cables
11/30214061 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.12 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.12: XLPE INSULATED COMBINED NEUTRAL AND EARTH COPPER WIRE CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH COPPER OR ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS, HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
11/30219798 DC : 0 BS 7870-5 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 5: POLYMERIC INSULATED AERIAL BUNDLED CONDUCTORS (ABC) OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV FOR OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION
12/30248753 DC : 0 BS 6004 - ELECTRIC CABLES - PVC INSULATED, NON-ARMOURED CABLES FOR VOLTAGES UP TO AND INCLUDING 460/750 V, FOR ELECTRIC POWER, LIGHTING AND INTERNAL WIRING
BS 7870-3.40:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV XLPE insulated, copper wire waveform concentric cables with solid aluminium conductors
12/30244462 DC : 0 BS 8573 - ELECTRIC CABLES - THERMOSETTING INSULATED, NON-ARMOURED CABLES WITH A VOLTAGE OF 600/1000 V, FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS, HAVING LOW EMISSIONS OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
BS 7655-10.1(1997) : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR INSULATING AND SHEATHING MATERIALS FOR CABLES - POLYETHYLENE SHEATHING COMPOUNDS - THERMOPLASTIC MEDIUM DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (MDPE) SHEATHING COMPOUND
06/30143016 DC : DRAFT SEP 2006 BS 6622 - SPECIFICATION FOR CABLES WITH THERMOSETTING INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES FROM 3.8/6.6 KV TO 19/33 KV
BS 7870-3.11:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated combined neutral and earth copper wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 6195:2006 Electric cables. Rubber or silicone rubber insulated flexible cables and cords for coil end leads
BS 6622:2007 Electric cables. Armoured cables with thermosetting insulation for rated voltages from 3.8/6.6 kV to 19/33 kV. Requirements and test methods
BS 6500:2000 Electric cables. Flexible cords rated up to 300/500 V, for use with appliances and equipment intended for domestic, office and similar environments
BS 6883:1999 Elastomer insulated cables for fixed wiring in ships and on mobile and fixed offshore units. Requirements and test methods
BS 7870-3.12:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated combined neutral and earth copper wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 6724(1997) : 1997 ELECTRIC CABLES - THERMOSETTING INSULATED, ARMOURED CABLES FOR VOLTAGES OF 600/1000 V AND 1900/3300 V, HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
BS 6622:1999 Specification for cables with extruded cross-linked polyethylene or ethylene propylene rubber insulation for rated voltages from 3.8/6.6 kV up to 19/33 kV
BS 7889:1997 Electric cables. Thermosetting insulated, unarmoured cables for a voltage of 600/1000 V
BS 7655-0:1997 Specification for insulating and sheathing materials for cables General introduction
BS 7835:2000 Specification for armoured cables with extruded cross-linked polyethylene or ethylene propylene rubber insulation for rated voltages from 3.8/6.6 kV up to 19/33 kV having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 5467(1997) : 1997 ELECTRIC CABLES - THERMOSETTING INSULATED, ARMOURED CABLES FOR VOLTAGES OF 600/1000 V AND 1900/3300 V
BS 7211:1998 Electric cables. Thermosetting insulated, non-armoured cables for voltages up to and including 450/750 V, for electric power, lighting and internal wiring, and having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 6622:1991 Specification for cables with extruded cross-linked polyethylene or ethylene propylene rubber insulation for rated voltages from 3800/6600 V up to 19000/33000 V
BS 7870-3.11:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV XLPE insulated combined neutral and earth copper wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 7835:2007 Electric cables. Armoured cables with thermosetting insulation for rated voltages from 3.8/6.6 kV to 19/33 kV having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire. Requirements and test methods
BS 7655-0:2006 Specification for insulating and sheathing materials for cables General introduction
BS 7870-3.21:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated split concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 7870-5:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Polymeric insulated aerial bundled conductors (ABC) of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV for overhead distribution
BS 7870-3.40:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated, copper wire waveform concentric cables with solid aluminium conductors
BS 7870-3.50:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated, copper wire waveform or helical concentric cables with solid aluminium conductors, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7912:2001 Power cables with XLPE insulation and metallic sheath, and their accessories, for rated voltages from 66 kV (<i>U</i><sub>m</sub>=72.5 kV) to 132kV (<i>U</i><sub>m</sub>=145kV). Requirements and test methods
12/30244367 DC : 0 BS 7912 - POWER CABLES WITH XLPE INSULATION AND METAL SHEATH, AND THEIR ACCESSORIES, FOR RATED VOLTAGES FROM 66 KV (U[M] = 72.5 KV) TO 132 KV (U[M] = 145 KV)
BS 4553-2:1998 Specification for 600/1000 V single-phase split concentric electric cables Cables having thermosetting insulation
11/30214071 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.50 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.50: XLPE INSULATED, COPPER WIRE WAVEFORM OR HELICAL CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH SOLID ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS, HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
05/30126924 DC : DRAFT MAY 2005 BS 7870-3.50 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.50: XLPE INSULATED, COPPER WIRE WAVEFORM OR HELICAL CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH SOLID ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS, HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
BS 7846:1996 Specification for 600/1000 V armoured fire-resistant electric cables having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7870-7.1:2003 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for power cables having rated voltages of 3.8/6.6 kV and 6.35/11 kV with special fire performance for use in power stations Single core and 3-core cables with halogenated materials and with aluminium or steel wire armouring
BS 7870-4.13:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages of 11 kV and 33 kV Single core 33 kV copper wire/foil sheath cables - Section 4.13: Single core 33 kV copper wire/foil sheath cables
11/30214077 DC : 0 BS 7870-4.20 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV AND 33 KV - SECTION 4.20: THREE-CORE 11 KV CABLES
11/30214065 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.22 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.22: XLPE INSULATED SPLIT CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH COPPER OR ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS, HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE
BS 7870-8.6:2003 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for multicore and multipair cables for installation above and below ground Single wire or double steel tape armoured and non-halogenated sheathed multipair cable with copper conductors - Section 8.6 Single wire or double steel tape armoured and non-halogenated sheathed multipair cable with copper conductors
BS 6346:1997 Electric cables. PVC insulated, armoured cables for voltages of 600/1000 V and 1900/3300 V
BS 7870-2:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Methods of test
BS 7870-2:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Methods of test
BS 7870-4.12:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages of 11 kV and 33 kV Single core 11 kV copper foil sheath cables - Section 4.12: single core 11 kV copper foil sheath cables
11/30214075 DC : 0 BS 7870-4.11 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 4: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES WITH EXTRUDED INSULATION FOR RATED VOLTAGES OF 11 KV AND 33 KV - SECTION 4.11: SINGLE-CORE 33 KV LEAD SHEATHED CABLES
BS 7919:2001 Electric cables. Flexible cables rated up to 450/750V, for use with appliances and equipment intended for industrial and similar environments
11/30214057 DC : 0 BS 7870-2 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 2: METHODS OF TEST
BS 7917:1999 Elastomer insulated fire resistant (limited circuit integrity) cables for fixed wiring in ships and on mobile and fixed offshore units. Requirements and test methods
BS 7870-7.2:2003 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for power cables having rated voltages of 3.8/6.6 kV and 6.35/11 kV with special fire performance for use in power stations Single-core and 3-core cables with halogen-free materials and with aluminium or steel wire armouring
11/30215743 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.21 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.21: XLPE INSULATED SPLIT CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH COPPER OR ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS
BS 7870-6.1:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for 0.6/1 kV and 1.9/3.3 kV power cables with special fire performance for use in power stations PVC insulated and PVC sheathed cables
09/30199575 DC : 0 BS 7846 - ELECTRIC CABLES - THERMOSETTING INSULATED, ARMOURED, FIRE-RESISTANT CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 600/1000 V HAVING LOW EMISSION OF SMOKE AND CORROSIVE GASES WHEN AFFECTED BY FIRE - SPECIFICATION
BS 7870-3.20:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV PVC insulated split concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 7870-4.20:1999 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages of 11 kV and 33 kV Three-core 11 kV cables - Three core 11 kV cables
BS 7870-3.4:1996
12/30244369 DC : 0 BS 7889 - ELECTRIC CABLES - THERMOSETTING INSULATED, NON-ARMOURED CABLES WITH A VOLTAGE OF 600/1000 V, FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS
11/30214059 DC : 0 BS 7870-3.11 - LV AND MV POLYMERIC INSULATED CABLES FOR USE BY DISTRIBUTION AND GENERATION UTILITIES - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION CABLES OF RATED VOLTAGE 0.6/1 KV - SECTION 3.11: XLPE INSULATED COMBINED NEUTRAL AND EARTH COPPER WIRE CONCENTRIC CABLES WITH COPPER OR ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS
BS 7870-3.22:2011 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV. XLPE insulated split concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors, having low emission of smoke and corrosive gases when affected by fire
BS 7870-3.10:2001 LV and MV polymeric insulated cables for use by distribution and generation utilities. Specification for distribution cables of rated voltage 0.6/1 kV PVC insulated combined neutral and earth copper wire concentric cables with copper or aluminium conductors
BS 6004:2000 Electric cables. PVC insulated, non-armoured cables for voltages up to and including 450/750 V, for electric power, lighting and internal wiring

IEC 60538:1976 Electric cables, wires and cords: Methods of test for polyethylene insulation and sheath
EN 60811-3-2 : 95 AMD 2 2004 INSULATING AND SHEATHING MATERIALS OF ELECTRIC AND OPTICAL CABLES - COMMON TEST METHODS - PART 3-2: METHODS SPECIFIC TO PVC COMPOUNDS - LOSS OF MASS TEST - THERMAL STABILITY TEST
HD 505.1.1 : 200S3 COMMON TEST METHODS FOR INSULATING & SHEATHING MATERIALS OF ELECTRIC CABLES: METHODS FOR GENERAL APPLICATION: MEASUREMENT OF THICKNESS OVERALL DIMENSIONS TESTS FOR DETERMINING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
IEC 60538A:1980 First supplement
IEC 60811-1-1:1993+AMD1:2001 CSV Common test methods for insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables and optical cables - Part 1-1: Methods for general application - Measurement of thickness and overall dimensions - Tests for determining the mechanical properties
IEC 60811-3-2:1985 Common test methods for insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables - Part 3: Methods specific to PVC compounds - Section Two: Loss of mass test - Thermal stability test

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