IEC 61508-1:1998 ED1


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Sets out a generic approach for all safety lifecycle activities for systems comprised of electrical and/or electronic and/or programmable electronic components (electrical / electronic / programmable electronic systems (E/E/PESs)) that are used to perform safety functions. This unified approach has been adopted in order that a rational and consistent technical policy be developed for all electrically-based safety-related systems. Is intended to facilitate the development of application sector standards. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104. The contents of the corrigendum of April 1999 have been included in this copy.

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  • Standard from IEC
  • Published:
  • Withdrawn:
  • Edition: 1
  • Document type: IS
  • Pages
  • Publisher: IEC
  • Distributor: IEC
  • ICS: 13.110
  • ICS: 25.040.40
  • ICS: 29.020
  • International TC: TC 65/SC 65A

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