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EN IEC 60331-1 pdf free download.Tests for electric cables under fire conditions – Circuit integrity – Part 1: Test method for fire with shock at a temperature of at least 830°C for cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV and with an overall diameter exceeding 20 mm.
5.5 Positioning of source of heat
The burner face shall be positioned in the test chamber so that it is at least 200 mm above the floor of the chamber, or any solid mounting block, and at least 500 mm from any chamber wall.
By reference to the centre point of the test specimen (cable) to be tested, the burner shall be positioned centrally at a horizontal distance of (H ± 2) mm from the burner face to the centre of the test specimen and at a vertical distance of (V± 2) mm from the burner horizontal central plane to the centre of the test specimen, as shown in Figure 3.
The exact burner location to be used during cable testing shall be determined using the verification procedure given in Annex A, where the values of I-! and V to be used shall be determined.
The burner should be rigidly fixed to the framework during testing so as to prevent movement relative to the test specimen.
5.6 Continuity checking arrangements for electric power and control cables with rated voltage up to and including 600 VII 000 V
During the test, a current for continuity checking shall be passed through all conductors of the test specimen. This shall be provided by a three-phase star connected or single-phase transformer(s) of sufficient capacity to maintain the test voltage up to the maximum leakage current allowable.
NOTE 1 Note the fuse characteristics when determining the power rating of the transformer.
This current shall be achieved by connecting, at the other end of the test specimen, a suitable load and an indicating device (e.g. lamp) to each conductor, or group of conductors.
NOTE 2 A current of 0,25 A at the test voltage, through each conductor or group of conductors, has been found to be suitable.
5.7 Fuses
Fuses used in the test procedure in Clause 7 shall comply with IEC 60269-3 Fuse System A-D Type DII, 2A. Alternatively, a circuit-breaker with equivalent characteristics may be used.
Where a circuit-breaker is used, its equivalent characteristics shall be demonstrated by reference to the characteristic curve shown in IEC 60269-3.
The test method using fuses shall be the reference method in the case of dispute.
6 Test specimen (electric power and control cables with rated voltage up to
and including 600 VII 000 V)
6.1 Test specimen preparation
A cable sample at least 4,5 m long shall be available from the cable length for test. Each individual test specimen to be tested shall consist of a piece of cable, taken from the cable sample, not less than 1 500 mm long with approximately 100 mm of sheath or outer covering removed at each end.
At each end of the test specimen each conductor shall be suitably prepared for electrical connections, and, if there is more than one conductor, the exposed conductors shall be spread apart to avoid contact with each other.EN IEC 60331-1 pdf free download.

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