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IEC updates safety standard for probe assemblies
Date: 2023-02-09    Source:IEC   

There is a new commented version of IEC 61010-031, one of the most widely known standards for the use of hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies for electrical test and measurement. It is part of the IEC 61010 series of safety standards for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.

IEC 61010-031 CMV contains both the official standard and its commented version. The commented version provides you with a quick and easy way to compare all the changes between IEC 61010-031:2022 edition 3.0 and the previous edition.

In addition, the CMV provides comments from comments from IEC Technical Committee 66: Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment experts to explain the reasons of the most relevant changes, or to clarify any part of the content. TC 66 prepares safety standards for test and measurement equipment, industrial-process control equipment and laboratory equipment wherever they are used.

IEC 61010-031 specifies safety requirements for test and measurement equipment and accessories, including hand-held and hand-manipulated probe assemblies. The standard covers aspects such as electrical safety, environmental conditions, mechanical strength and marking.

The standard is meant to ensure that test equipment is safe to use, and that it will protect the user, equipment and the environment against hazardous voltage and current.

"This standard is really about protecting operators of handheld probes from potential sources of harm," said Didier Piaud, the Project Leader for IEC 61010-31. "These include in particular electric shocks, thermal burns, arc flash and arc blast."

IEC 61010-031 has the status of a group safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2015, and Amendment 1:2018. IEC 61010-031 is a stand-alone standard. This edition includes a number of significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition.

(Source: IEC)



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