IEC TS 61244-2
Determination of long-term radiation ageing in polymers – Part 2: Procedures for predicting ageing at low dose rates
|Publication Date:||1 August 2014|
|ICS Code (Insulating materials in general):||29.035.01|
|ICS Code (Radiation measurements):||17.240|
This part of IEC TS 61244, which is a technical specification, applies to procedures for predicting ageing of polymeric materials at low dose rates.
The object is to present three methods which can be used to extrapolate data obtained from high dose rate experiments to the low dose rates typical of service conditions. These methods assume that homogeneous oxidation has been achieved under the test conditions. The techniques described in the following clauses are methods which have been found to be useful for a range of elastomeric, thermoplastic and thermoset materials. The procedures require a considerable number of test data to enable predictions to be made under low dose rate conditions.