International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 78

Live working

 

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TC 78WG 13Mr Giorgio De DonàPPUB2020-052022

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AMW
78/1040/RR PDF file 90 kB
2014-04-25 
1CD
78/1041/CD PDF file 1403 kB
2014-05-022014-05
ACDV
78/1086A/CC Word file 419 kB
PDF file 776 kB
2014-09-192014-09
CCDV
78/1141/CDV
PDF file 1544 kB
PDF file 1620 kB
2016-02-262015-12
PRVC
2016-05-272016-05
AFDIS
78/1190/RVC PDF file 221 kB
Word file 64 kB
2017-06-232017-10
AFDIS
78/1190A/RVC PDF file 154 kB
Word file 62 kB
2017-06-232017-10
TFDIS
2019-03-202019-01
DECFDIS
2019-04-302019-05
RFDIS
2019-05-092019-05
CFDIS
78/1309/FDIS

2020-01-242019-08
PRVD
2020-03-062020-03
APUB
78/1312/RVD PDF file 98 kB
2020-03-202020-03
BPUB
2020-03-202020-03
PPUB
2020-04-202020-05
  

Abstract

IEC 60895:2020 is applicable to conductive clothing, worn during live working (especially bare-hand working) on AC and DC electrical installations, to provide electrical continuity between all parts of the clothing and a reduction of electric field inside the clothing.
This document is applicable to conductive clothing assembled from a conductive garment (jackets and trousers or coveralls forming a one-piece garment) and from conductive component parts (gloves, hoods or helmets, shoes or boots, overshoe socks and socks) in electrical systems with nominal voltage up to 1 000 kV AC and up to ±800 kV DC.
This document does not indicate values of protection from the effects of the electric arc, because any value indicated would not guarantee the necessary protection from the effects of electric arcs, or the operator would need to wear very heavy and rigid conductive clothing, which would not allow the execution of the work in safety.
The products designed and manufactured according to this document contribute to the safety of the users provided they are used by persons trained for the work, in accordance with the live working methods and the instructions for use.
This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition, published in 2002. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) increase of the use up to 1 000 kV AC and ±800 kV DC;
b) introduction of two classes of conductive clothing with different electrical requirements;
c) revision of the electrical requirements of conductive clothing;
d) definition of specific resistance values for each component part of the conductive clothing;
e) introduction of conductive helmet and conductive scarf as component parts of conductive clothing;
f) introduction of mechanical requirements and new tests for fabrics;
g) update of the cleaning test procedures;
h) revision of the efficiency test of the conductive clothing to improve the feasibility and repeatability;
i) preparation of the elements of classification of defects, and general application of IEC 61318:2007;
j) the normative Annex B for the classification of tests has been replaced by normative Annex C for the general type tests procedure, the normative Annex D for the classification of defects and the informative Annex E providing the justification for the classification of defects;
k) the normative Annex C on sampling procedure has been deleted (not applicable according to IEC 61318:2007);
l) modification of the recommended frequency of the periodic tests.

Project

IEC 60895:2020 ED3

Live working - Conductive clothing

 

 

Associated Documents:

78/790/INF

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78/755/DC

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SMB/6680/DL

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