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BS EN 60811-1-3:1995

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Insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables. Common test methods. General application Methods for determining the density. Water absorption tests. Shrinkage test
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-07-2012

Language(s)

English

Published date

27-05-2002

1 Scope
    1.1 Normative references
2 Test values
3 Applicability
4 Type tests and other tests
5 Pre-conditioning
6 Test temperature
7 Median value
8 Methods for determining the density
    8.1 Suspension method (general method)
    8.2 Pycnometer method (reference method)
    8.3 Correction for filled polyethylene (PE)
9 Water absorption tests
    9.1 Electrical test
    9.2 Gravimetric water absorption test
10 Shrinkage test for insulation
11 Shrinkage test for PE sheaths

Specifies test methods for determining the density, water absorption and shrinkage of polymeric insulating and sheathing materials of electric cables (elastomeric, PVC, PE, PP etc]

Committee
GEL/20/17
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes BS 6469-1.3(1992) and 98/262474 DC (06/2002) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, June, 2005. (05/2005)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
16
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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