The International Electrotechnical Commission, commonly known as the IEC, is the world's leading independent non-profit international standard-setting organisation for electrical, electronic and related technologies.
This extends to power transmission and distribution, and therefore to electrical and fibre optics cables, for which there are a number of IEC cable standards. All standards are consensus-based and represent the needs of the IEC's key stakeholders, with every member country having an equal vote. Currently, there are over 80 member countries represented by national committees and a similar number participating in the Affiliate Country Programme. In the United Kingdom, the national committee is led by the British Standard Institute (BSi).
The IEC's publications and standards serve as a basis for national and international standardisation. They also serve as reference when designing electrotechnical projects and sourcing their components.
IEC Cable Standards
There are thousands of IEC standards concerning various electrotechnical products, a number of which specifically apply to electrical cables. As a leading international cable supplier, Eland Cables provides a wide range of cables manufactured to IEC standards, These include:
|IEC 60092||Electrical installation in ships|
|IEC 60228||Conductors of insulated cables|
|IEC 60331||Tests for electrical cables under fire conditions|
|IEC 60332||Tests for electrical and optical fibre cables under fire conditions|
|IEC 60502||Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories – 1kV to 30kV|
|IEC 60702||Mineral insulated cables and their terminations – up to 750V|
|IEC 60754-1||Test on gases arising from burning cables. Part 1: halogen acid gas|
|IEC 60811-2-1||Test for insulating and sheathing materials of electrical cables and optical cables.
Part 2: elastomeric compounds.
Section 1: ozone resistance, hot set and mineral oil immersion tests
|IEC 60840||Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories – 30kV to 150kV|
|IEC 61034||Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions|
|IEC 61158||Digital data communications for measurement and control.
Fieldbus cables for industrial control systems
IEC cable standards and their national equivalents
In addition to supplying vast quantities of IEC standard compliant cables, we have vast experience of advising on the IEC standard cable selection. This often includes the provision of technical assistance required in order to identify the national standards most closely matching the relevant IEC standard, or vice-versa.
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