IEC 60331-12:2002 ED1

Tests for electric cables under fire conditions - Circuit integrity - Part 12: Apparatus - Fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830 °C

Publication date:   Jul 26, 2002

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   May 19, 2009


TC 20 Electric cables

International Standard

13.220.40   Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products | 29.020   Electrical engineering in general | 29.060.20   Cables



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Specifies the test apparatus to be used for testing cables required to maintain circuit integrity when subject to fire and mechanical shock where the test condition is based upon a flame with a controlled heat output corresponding to a temperature of a nominal 850 °C. It is intended for use when testing cables of greater than 20 mm overall diameter.
It also provides, in annex A, the method of verification of the burner and control system used for the test.
Has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

Life cycle


IEC 60331-12:2002 ED1
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 19, 2009


IEC 60331-1:2009 ED1