IEC 80416-1 pdf download – Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 1: Creation of symbol originals

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IEC 80416-1 pdf download – Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 1: Creation of symbol originals

IEC 80416-1 pdf download – Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 1: Creation of symbol originals
1 scope
International Standard 80416 series provides principles and guidelines for the creation ofsymbol originals and the application of graphical symbols for use on equipment prepared withinlso and lEc.
This Part 1 of the standard specifies the key principles for the creation of symbol originals foruse on equipment. In accordance with the intended meaning of the symbol originals, it containsrules for design such as shape and size, and also for preparation of the accompanying texts.
This standard applies to graphical symbols used:
– to identify the equipment or a part of the equipment (for example, a control or display);- to indicate functional states or functions (for example, on, off,alarm);
– to designate connections (for example, terminals,filling points);
– to provide information on packaging (for example,identification of content,instructionsfor handling);
– to provide instructions for the operation of the equipment (for example,limitations ofuse).
This standard does not apply to symbol originals for:
safety signs;
use on drawings and diagrams;
use in technical documentation of products and in technical product documentation;- use for public information.
2Normative references
The following normative documents contain provisions which,through reference in this text,constitute provisions of this International ‘Standard. For dated references,subsequentamendments to,or revisions of,any of these publications do not apply. However,parties toagreements based on this International Standard are encouraged to investigate the possibilityof applying the most recent editions of the normative documents indicated below.For undatedreferences,the latest edition of the normative document referred to applies.Members of lECand lSO maintain registers of currently valid lnternational Standards.
ISO 80416-2:2001,Basic principles for graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 2:Form
and use of arrows
Iso 700o,Graphical symbols for use on equipment – lndex and synopsis
IEC 60417-1,Graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 1: Overview and applicationIEC 60417-2,Graphical symbols for use on equipment – Part 2: Symbol originals
IsO 3864,Safety colours and safety signs
3 Definitions
For the purpose of this International Standard, the following definitions apply.
3.1
graphical symbol
visually perceptible figure with a particular meaning used to transmit information independentlyof language
3.2
graphical symbol element
part of a symbol original with a particular meaning
NOTE 1 Letters,numerals,punctuation marks and mathematical symbols may be used as graphical symbolelements (see lso 31 and lEc 6o027).
NOTE 2 A graphical symbol element with a specific meaning may be used to provide a common concept in theconstruction of a symboi family.
3.3
symbol original
drawing of a graphical symbol,prepared in accordance with this standard, used for referenceor reproduction purposes
3.4
corner marking
part of a symbol original,four of which define the frame of the symbol original; see 7.3 andfigure 8
3.5title
unique name by which a graphical symbol is identified and spoken of
NOTE The title should be as short as possible; it is only intended to provide a unique name for the graphicalsymbol and not to describe its application.
3.6
description
normative text attached to the graphical representation of the symbol original which defines thepurpose, the application and the use of the symbol original
4Meaning
4.1 Assignment
The meaning assigned to each symbol original is the result of associating a title, a graphicalrepresentation and a description of the application.The assigned meaning should be un-ambiguous and independent of terms related to a special technique or discipline.