IEC 60652:2021 ED3

Overhead line structures - Loading tests

Publication date:   Jul 30, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jul 30, 2021


TC 11

International Standard

29.240.20   Power transmission and distribution lines



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IEC 60652:2021 is available as IEC 60652:2021 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 60652:2021 specifies the methods and procedures of testing supports for overhead lines. It applies to the testing of supports and structures of overhead lines. There is no restriction on the type of material used in the fabrication of the supports which may include, but not be limited to, metallic alloys, concrete, timber, laminated wood and composite materials. If required by the client, this document can also be applied to the testing of telecommunication supports, railway/tramway overhead electrification supports, electrical substation gantries, street lighting columns, wind turbine towers, ski-lift supports, etc. Tests on reduced scale models of supports are not covered by this document. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2002. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) Title modified;
b) Added reference to CIGRE Brochure 399;
c) In Clause 7, added test limitation for wind speed and direction during testing;
d) In paragraph 10.5, added load increments for destruction tests;
e) In paragraph 10.7, added a requirement for an agreement between client and testing station when testing supports made of creep-sensitive materials;
f) In Clause 17, added requirements for sampling procedure to be provided in the test report.

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IEC 60652:2002 ED2


IEC 60652:2021 ED3
60.60 Standard published
Jul 30, 2021