Electrical installations in ships - Part 350: General construction and test methods of power, control and instrumentation cables for shipboard and offshore applications
IEC 60092-350:2020 provides the general constructional requirements and test methods for use in the manufacture of electric power, control and instrumentation cables with copper conductors intended for fixed electrical systems at voltages up to and including 18/30(36) kV on board ships and offshore (mobile and fixed) units.
The reference to fixed systems includes those that are subjected to vibration (due to the movement of the ship or installation) or movement (due to motion of the ship or installation) and not to those that are intended for frequent flexing. Cables suitable for frequent or continual flexing use are detailed in other IEC standards, for example IEC 60227 (all parts) and IEC 60245 (all parts), and their uses are restricted to those situations which do not directly involve exposure to a marine environment, for example, portable tools and domestic appliances.
The following types of cables are not included:
- optical fibre;
- sub-sea and umbilical cables;
- data and communication cables;
- coaxial cables.
This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 2014 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) more detailed description of the test procedures in 7.7.6 and 7.7.7;
b) description of the relationship between Annex A and Annex D.