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IEC 61318 Ed. 4.0 b:2021

Live working - Methods for assessment of defects and verification of performance applicable to tools, devices and equipment

IEC 61318:2021 This document defines methods to assess defects and to verify that products after the manufacturer process meet the requirements of the corresponding product standard.
 The principles of assessment of defects for live working products are detailed in this document to assist product standard developers in prescribing the best means to achieve suitable quality of every finished tool, device and piece of equipment.
 The following elements are not covered by the present document, but are included in each product standard:
 – type tests;
 – provisions and description for routine, sampling and acceptance tests;
 – identification and classification of defects;
 – risk analysis.
 This document does not cover conformity assessment of commercial shipments or certifications.
 This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2007. This edition constitutes a technical revision.
 This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
 a) change of the purpose of the document from a prescriptive testing standard to a standard assisting the project team in the conformance to respective product standard.
 b) introduction of conformance test, record of process, quality control documentation, adapted to the standard product.
 c) change of prescribed sampling procedure to adapted sampling tests to the product standard.
 d) suppression of the term “conformity assessment”.
 e) Introduction of the term “verification method” replacing “conformity assessment application”.


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