Certification of cable products

 On 15 February 2013, the Customs Union Technical Regulations on the Safety of Low-voltage Equipment (CU TR 004/2011) came into effect in the CU countries. It requires mandatory conformity assurance in the form of certification for cables, wires and cords intended for rated voltages from 50 up to and including 1000 V a.c. and from 75 up to and including 1500 V d.c.

 Pursuant to the requirements of CU TR 004/2011 (Article 7. Conformity Assurance), cables, wires and cords are certified according to Schemes 1c and 3c.

 Declaring conformity of cables, wires and cords

Cables, wires and cords are certified for their conformity with the standards included in the List of Standards Which, if Applied on a Voluntary Basis, Ensure that the Requirements of the Customs Union Technical Regulations on the Safety of Low-voltage Equipment (CU TR 004/2011) are Observed:

Designation of standardName of standard
GOST 433-73 Rubber insulated power cables. Technical specifications
GOST 839-80 Non-insulated wires for overhead electric power transmission lines. Technical specifications
GOST 1508-78 Rubber and plastic insulated control cables. Technical specifications
GOST 2190-77 Field engineering wires. Technical specifications
GOST 6285-74 Wires for industrial blasting works. Technical specifications
GOST 7399-97 Wires and cords of rated voltages up to 450/750 V. Technical specifications
GOST 10348-80 Plastic insulated multi-conductor installation cables. Technical specifications
GOST 16442-80 Plastic insulated power cables. Technical specifications
GOST 17515-72 Plastic insulated installation cables. Technical specifications
GOST 18410-73 Impregnated paper insulated power cables. Technical specifications
GOST 18404.1-73 Fluoropolymer insulated control cables in reinforced rubber sheath. Technical specifications
GOST 18404.2-73 Polyethylene insulated control cables in rubber sheath. Technical specifications
GOST 18404.3-73 Polyethylene insulated control cables in polyvinyl chloride compound sheath. Technical specifications
GOST 24334-80 Power cables for non-fixed wiring. General technical specifications
GOST R 52372-2005 Flexible cables and cords for underground and open-pit mining. General technical specifications
GOST 26445-85 Insulated power wires. General technical specifications
GOST 28244-96 Armoured wires and cords. Technical specifications
GOST IEC 60227-1-2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 1. General requirements
GOST IEC 60227-3-2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Non-sheathed cables for fixed wiring
GOST IEC 60227-4-2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Sheathed cables for fixed wiring
GOST IEC 60227-5-2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 5. Flexible cables (cords)
GOST IEC 60227-6-2011 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 6. Lift cables and cables for flexible connections
STB IEC 60227-7-2010 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 7. Flexible cables screened and unscreened with two or more conductors
STB IEC 60245-1-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 1. General requirements
STB IEC 60245-3-2012 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 3. Heat resistant silicone insulated cables
GOST IEC 60245-4-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 4. Cords and flexible cables
STB IEC 60245-5-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 5. Lift cables
STB IEC 60245-6-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 6. Arc welding electrode cables
GOST IEC 60245-7-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Heat resistant ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber insulated cables
GOST IEC 60245-8-2011 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Part 8. Cords for applications requiring high flexibility
GOST IEC 60799-2011 Electrical accessories. Cord sets and interconnection cord sets
GOST 22498-88 Polyethylene insulated urban telephone cables in plastic sheath. Technical specifications.
GOST R 51311-99 Polyethylene insulated telephone cables in plastic sheath. Technical specifications.
GOST R 51312-99 Polyethylene insulated signalling and blocking cables in plastic sheath. Technical specifications.
GOST 2584-86 Contact wires made of copper and copper alloys. Technical specifications
GOST R 52373-2005 Aerial insulated and protected wires for overhead electric power transmission lines. General technical specifications
GOST 31565-2012 Effective since 1 September 2013 Cable products. Fire safety requirements
GOST 6323-79 Polyvinyl chloride insulated wires. Technical specifications
GOST R 53768-2010 Wires and cables for electric installations of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. General technical specifications
GOST R 53769-2010 Plastic insulated power cables of rated voltages 0.66 kV, 1 kV and 3 kV. General technical specifications
GOST R 54429-2011 Twisted pair communication cables for digital transmission systems

 Some new standards for cables and conductors have come into effect in the Russian Federation since 1 January 2014:

Designation of repealed standardDesignation of introduced standardName of standard
GOST R 51311-99 GOST 31943-2012 Polyethylene insulated telephone cables in plastic sheath. Technical specifications.
GOST R 51312-99 GOST 31995-2012 Polyethylene insulated signalling and blocking cables in plastic sheath. Technical specifications.
GOST R 51978-2002 GOST 31944-2012 Load carrying geophysical armoured cables. General technical specifications
GOST R 52372-2005 GOST 31945-2012 Flexible cables and cords for underground and open-pit mining. General technical specifications
GOST R 52373-2005 GOST 31946-2012 Aerial insulated and protected wires for overhead electric power transmission lines. General technical specifications
GOST R 53768-2010 GOST 31947-2012 Wires and cables for electric installations of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. General technical specifications
GOST R 53769-2010 GOST 31996-2012 Plastic insulated power cables of rated voltages 0.66 kV, 1 kV and 3 kV. General technical specifications

Certification tests of cables, wires and cords are conducted in accordance with the standards included in the List of Standards Setting Rules and Methods of Examination (Testing) and Measurement, Including Rules of Sampling, Necessary for the Application and Fulfilment of the Requirements of Custom Union Technical Regulations and for the Conduct of Product Conformity Assessment (Assurance).

 When certifying cables and conductors for which there are no applicable standards in the above-mentioned List of Standards, the certification body determines specific safety parameters based on the requirements of CU TR 004/2011.

When determining specific safety parameters, requirements of European and international standards for similar cables and conductors (EN, IEC, HD) are additionally reviewed.