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  • AS/NZS 1660.5.6:1998

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    Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors - Fire tests - Test for combustion propagation

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1660.5.6:1998 TEST METHODS FOR ELECTRIC CABLES, CORDS AND CONDUCTORS - FIRE TESTS-TEST FOR COMBUSTION PROPAGATION
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - 1 SCOPE
    6 - 2 SAMPLE
    6 - 3 CONDITIONING BEFORE TEST
    6 - 4 TEST CONDITIONS
    6 - 5 SOURCE OF HEAT
    6 - 5.1 Gas burner
    7 - 5.2 Check of burner operation
    7 - 5.3 Cable of diameter up to and including 50mm
    7 - 5.4 Cable of diameter greater than 50mm
    7 - 6 TEST PROCEDURE
    7 - 7 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    12 - APPENDIX A - LIST OF METHODS OF TEST IN THE AS/ NZS 1660 SERIES

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    This Standard specifies a method of test for combustion propagation on a single vertical insulated wire or cable.NOTES:1 The use of cable that complies with the requirements is not sufficient by itself to prevent propagation of fire under all conditions of installation; wherever the risk of propagation is high, for example in long vertical runs of bunches of cables, special installation precautions should also be taken. It cannot be assumed that because the sample of cable complies with the performance required in this Standard a bunch of cables will behave in a similar manner.2 The method specified is not suitable for the testing of some small wires due to the melting of the conductors during the time of application of the flame.3 Details of the AS/NZS 1660 series of Standards are given in Appendix A.

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    Committee EL-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 1 see DR 00350 CP First published in Australia as part of AS 1660.4-1974.Revised and designated in part as AS 1660.4-1986.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1660.5.6-1993.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1660.5.6:1998. First published in Australia as part of AS 1660.4-1974. Revised and designated in part as AS 1660.4-1986. Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1660.5.6-1993. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1660.5.6:1998.

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    AS/NZS 2373:2003 Electric cables - Twisted pair for control and protection circuits (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1995:2003 Welding cables (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 4026:2001 Electric cables - For underground residential distribution systems
    AS/NZS 2802:2000 Electric cables - Reeling and trailing - For mining and general use (other than underground coal mining) (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1802:2003 Electric cables - Reeling and trailing - For underground coal mining purposes
    AS/NZS 3191:2003 Electric flexible cords
    AS 3158-2004 Electric cables - Glass fibre insulated - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1660.5.1:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors - Fire tests - Tests on bunched cables
    AS/NZS 1972:2002 Electric cables - Underground coal mines - Other than reeling and trailing
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    AS/NZS 1429.1:2000 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated - For working voltages 1.9/3.3 (3.6) kV up to and including 19/33 (36) kV
    AS/NZS 2276.1:2004 Cables for traffic signal installations Multicore power cables (Reconfirmed 2017)
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