This document applies to rigid and flexible conductor cables for fixed installations having a rated voltage Uo/U of 0,6/1,0 kV. The insulation and sheaths are either thermoplastic or thermosetting, halogenated or halogen free. The cables are mainly intended for use in power generating plants, sub-stations and other sensitive environments. All cables have specific fire performance requirements. Cables designed to be installed within the containment area of nuclear power plants (LOCA cables), or cables specifically designed to be radiation resistant are not included in this document.
Control cables having a minimum conductor size of 1 mm2 up to 61 cores are included in addition to the range of power supply cables.
This section specifies the general requirements applicable to these cables; additional or deviating requirements are given in the particular sections of this document.
Test methods are specified in EN 50525 series, EN 60811 series, EN 60228, EN 60332-1, HD 605 and IEC 60096-1.
The particular types of cables are specified in Parts 3, 4 and 5.
The objects of this document are:
- to standardize cables that are safe and reliable when properly used, in relation to the technical;
- to state the characteristics and manufacturing requirements directly or indirectly bearing on safety.