IEC 60770-1 pdf download Transmitters for use in industrial-process control systems – Part 1: Methods for performance evaluation
1 Scope and object
This part of IEC 60770 is applicable to transmitters which have either a standard analogue electric current output signal or a standard pneumatic output analogue signal in accordance with IEC 60381 -1 or IEC 60382. The tests detailed herein may be applied to transmitters which have other output signals, provided that due allowance is made for such differences.
For the evaluation of the intelligent transmitters see IEC 60770-3.
For certain types of transmitters where the sensor is an integral part, other specific IEC or ISO standards may need to be consulted (e.g. for chemical analysers, flowmeters, etc.)
This standard is intended to specify uniform methods of test for the evaluation of the performance of transmitters with pneumatic or electric output signals.
The methods of evaluation specified in this standard are intended for use by manufacturers to determine the performance of their products and by users or independent testing establish- ments to verify manufacturers’ performance specifications.
The test conditions defined in this standard, for example the range of ambient temperatures and power supply, represent those which commonly arise in use. Consequently, the values specified herein should be used where no other values are specified by the manufacturer.
The tests specified in this standard are not necessarily sufficient for instruments specifically designed for unusually arduous or safety related duties. Conversely, a restricted series of test may be suitable for instruments designed to perform within a more limited range of conditions. When a full evaluation in accordance with this standard is not required, those tests which are required shall be performed and the results reported in accordance with those parts of the standard which are relevant.
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 60050-300:2001 , International Electrotechnical Vocabulary – Electrical and electronic measurements and measuring instruments – Part 311: General terms relating to measurements – Part 312: General terms relating to electrical measurements – Part 313: Types of electrical measuring instruments – Part 314: Specific terms according to the type of instrument
IEC 60068-2-1 :2007, Environmental testing – Part 2-1: Tests – Test A: Cold
IEC 60068-2-2:1 974, Environmental testing – Part 2-2: Tests – Test B: Dry heat
IEC 60068-2-31 :2008, Environmental testing – Part 2-31: Tests – Test Ec: Rough handling shocks, primarily for equipment-type specimens
IEC 60381 -1 :1 982, Analogue signals for process control systems – Part 1: Direct current signals
IEC 60382:1 991 , Analogue pneumatic signal for process control systems
IEC 60529:2001 , Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60770-3:2006, Transmitters for use in industrial-process control systems – Part 3: Methods for performance evaluation of intelligent transmitters