Generic specification of information on products by properties - Part 1: Principles and methods (IEC 62569-1:2017)

The IEC 62569 series defines principles and methods for the specification of objects by object
properties, for example in data sheets, by utilizing predefined and internationally standardized
(dictionary) properties residing in the data dictionary of IEC 61360.
The IEC 62569 series is being developed to transfer the former paper-based applications of
blank detail specifications or product descriptions towards supporting electronic business
allowing the evaluation and management of described items by computers.
This part of IEC 62569 specifies several qualifiers to be used with object or (dictionary)
properties and their values indicating life cycle and other aspects of the property. It is a
prerequisite for the usage of the other parts of IEC 62569.

Allgemeine Regeln zur Erstellung von Produktspezifikationen - Teil 1: Grundsätze und Methoden (IEC 62569-1:2017)

Spécification générique relative aux informations sur les produits données par les propriétés - Partie 1: Principes et méthodes (IEC 62569-1:2017)

L'IEC 62569-1:2017 spécifie plusieurs qualificatifs à utiliser avec les propriétés d'objet ou (dictionnaire) et leurs valeurs indiquant le cycle de vie et d'autres aspects de la propriété . C'est une condition préalable à l'utilisation des autres parties de l'IEC 62569. Cette première édition annule et remplace l’IEC PAS 62569-1:2009. Cette édition constitue une révision technique.

Osnovne specifikacije informacij o izdelkih z lastnostmi - 1. del: Načela in metode (IEC 62569-1:2017)

Skupina standardov IEC 62569 določa načela in metode za specifikacijo objektov glede na njihove lastnosti, na primer v obliki podatkovnih listov, na podlagi vnaprej določenih in mednarodno standardiziranih (slovarskih) lastnosti, opredeljenih v podatkovnem slovarju standarda IEC 61360.
V pripravi je skupina standardov IEC 62569 za prenos starejših specifikacij z manj podrobnostmi ali opise proizvodov za namene zagotavljanja podpore za elektronsko poslovanje ter računalniško vrednotenje in upravljanje opisanih elementov.
Ta del standarda IEC 62569 določa več kvalifikatorjev za uporabo z objektom ali (slovarskimi) lastnostmi in njihovimi vrednostmi, ki označujejo življenjski cikel in druge vidike lastnine. To je predpogoj za uporabo drugih delov standarda IEC 62569.

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SIST EN 62569-1:2018
Generic specification of information on products by properties - Part 1: Principles and
methods (IEC 62569-1:2017)
Allgemeine Regeln zur Erstellung von Produktspezifikationen - Teil 1: Grundsätze und
Methoden (IEC 62569-1:2017)
Spécification générique relative aux informations sur les produits données par les
propriétés - Partie 1: Principes et méthodes (IEC 62569-1:2017)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 62569-1:2017
01.110 7HKQLþQDGRNXPHQWDFLMD]D Technical product
L]GHONH documentation
29.020 Elektrotehnika na splošno Electrical engineering in
SIST EN 62569-1:2018 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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October 2017
ICS 01.110; 29.020

English Version
Generic specification of information on products by properties -
Part 1: Principles and method
(IEC 62569-1:2017)
Spécification générique relative aux informations sur les Allgemeine Regeln zur Erstellung von
produits données par les propriétés - Partie 1: Principes et Produktspezifikationen - Teil 1: Grundsätze und Methoden
méthodes (IEC 62569-1:2017)
(IEC 62569-1:2017)
This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2017-08-16. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC
Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.
Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC
Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.
This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation
under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the
same status as the official versions.
CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
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Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
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European foreword
The text of document 3/1310/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62569-1, prepared by IEC/TC 3
"Information structures and elements, identification and marking principles, documentation and
graphical symbols" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as
EN 62569-1:2017.
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2018-05-16
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at
national level by publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2020-08-16
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with
the document have to be withdrawn

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.
Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 62569-1:2017 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards indicated:
IEC 60027 (series) NOTE Harmonized as EN 60027 (series).
IEC 61360-6:2016 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61360-6:2017.
IEC 61987-10:2009 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61987-10:2009.
IEC 62264 (series) NOTE Harmonized as EN 62264 (series).
IEC 81346-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 81346-1.
IEC 82079-1:2012 NOTE Harmonized as EN 82079-1:2012.
IEC 80000 (series) NOTE Harmonized as EN 80000 (series).
ISO 80000 (series) NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 80000 (series).
ISO 14040:2006 NOTE Harmonized as EN ISO 14040:2006.


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Annex ZA
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)
NOTE 1 When an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant
EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 61360-1 -  Standard data element types with FprEN 61360-1 -
associated classification scheme - Part 1:
Definitions - Principles and methods
IEC/TS 62720 -  Identification of units of measurement for - -
computer-based processing


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Generic specification of information on products by properties –

Part 1: Principles and methods




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1 Scope . 10
2 Normative references . 10
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms . 10
3.1 Terms and definitions . 10
3.2 Abbreviated terms . 15
4 Specifications . 15
5 Properties . 16
5.1 Object properties versus dictionary properties. 16
5.2 Sets of properties for specific purposes . 18
5.3 Properties of components . 18
6 Property qualifiers . 19
6.1 General . 19
6.2 Life cycle qualifier . 20
6.2.1 General . 20
6.2.2 SPE . 20
6.2.3 INQ . 20
6.2.4 OFF . 21
6.2.5 CON . 21
6.2.6 SUP . 21
6.2.7 BUILT . 21
6.2.8 OP . 21
6.2.9 DECOM . 21
6.2.10 Example of the use of the life cycle qualifier . 21
6.2.11 Example of the use of life cycle qualifier associated with a single
property within a transaction applying the XML notation . 22
6.3 Applicability qualifier . 22
6.3.1 General . 22
6.3.2 AVP . 23
6.3.3 AVN . 23
6.3.4 AVA . 23
6.3.5 NA . 23
6.3.6 Application example – Method A (implicit marking) . 23
6.3.7 Application example – Method B (explicit marking) . 24
6.4 Value origin qualifier . 24
6.4.1 General . 24
6.4.2 EST . 25
6.4.3 CAL . 25
6.4.4 MEA . 25
6.4.5 SET . 25
6.4.6 Example of the use of the value origin qualifier . 25
6.5 Value processing qualifier . 25
6.5.1 General . 25
6.5.2 ARITHM . 26
6.5.3 MED . 26

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6.5.4 MOD . 26
6.5.5 WARITHM . 27
6.5.6 GEOM . 27
6.5.7 WGEOM . 27
6.5.8 HARM . 28
6.5.9 RMS . 28
6.6 Multiple qualifiers . 28
6.7 When to use a qualifier . 28
6.8 Example of the use of multiple qualifiers associated with a single property
within a transaction applying, for example, the XML notation based on the
example shown in 6.6 . 29
7 Property values . 29
7.1 General . 29
7.2 How to deal with special values . 29
7.3 How to use the level type concept . 30
7.4 Availability of values associated with (dictionary) properties . 30
7.5 Application of unit systems . 30
7.6 Use of units in software applications . 30
8 Data reliability and quality . 31
8.1 General . 31
8.2 Description of inaccuracies of quantitative values . 31
8.3 Intended design tolerances on products . 32
Annex A (normative) (Dictionary) property definitions . 33
A.1 General . 33
A.2 Source definitions of (dictionary) properties and classes of (dictionary)
properties in this document . 33
A.2.1 Definitions of class of (dictionary) properties . 33
A.2.2 Definition of (dictionary) properties to class AAB001: . 34
Bibliography . 36

Figure 1 – Context of generic specification for information on products . 8
Figure 2 – Business scenario between parties . 9
Figure 3 – Import and export possibilities using tagged formats . 9
Figure 4 – Relation between the properties of a product type and the (dictionary)
properties of a data dictionary used for their expression . 17
Figure 5 – Inclusion of sets of properties . 18
Figure 6 – Relation between the components of a product type and the product type
used for their implementation . 19
Figure 7 – Development of life cycle qualifier over time. 22

Table 1 – Example of the use of the life cycle qualifier . 21
Table 2 – Example of the use of the value origin qualifier . 25
Table 3 – Example of the use of multiple qualifiers . 28
Table 4 – Tolerance concept . 32

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Part 1: Principles and methods

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International Standard IEC 62569-1 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 3:
Information structures and elements, identification and marking principles, documentation and
graphical symbols.
This first edition cancels and replaces IEC PAS 62569-1:2009. This edition constitutes a
technical revision.
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
3/1310/FDIS 3/1314/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this International Standard can be found in
the report on voting indicated in the above table.

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This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.
Terms which are defined in Clause 3 are italicized when they occur in definitions of other
terms in Clause 3.
A list of all parts in the IEC 62569 series, published under the general title Generic
specification of information on products by properties, can be found on the IEC website.
The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the
stability date indicated on the IEC website under "" in the data related to
the specific document. At this date, the document will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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This document establishes general principles and methods required for all parts of IEC 62569,
to manage the product-related information as described in the following parts along the life
cycle of an object, e.g. a product during its operational use.
IEC 62569-2 provides a generally applicable structure of a generic specification of information
on products presenting those common clauses which are independent of any specific
equipment, component and device. It serves as a guide for the preparation of technical
specifications for various objects. Due to its generic type, particular issues referring to
specific product groups are excluded. These need to be obtained from the specific product
descriptions within product standards.
IEC 62569-3 provides a collection of generally applicable object properties used in
conjunction with the predefined structure in IEC 62569-2, being the basis for, for example, an
XML-based electronic template, serving as generic template for the development of product-
specific specifications of information by product committees within IEC and ISO, industrial
consortia or other industrial organizations.
Figure 1 provides an overview of the intention of this standard. The generic specification for
information of objects represents an overall approach for those mainly technical information
issues which are generally required by users of an object, and being independent of any
specific product class, such as identification, classification or accessibility information for
logical or physical interconnection to other products. It provides sets of object properties
which may contain quantitative, non-quantitative or conditional types, containing predefined
value sets for the non-quantitative, or units for the quantitative types.
The next step is the application of the available generic information on a specific product
class such as motor, transformer or resistor. In this step the previously available generic
information is aggregated by additional information focusing on that information which is
typically applicable for the considered specific class. The result is applicable only for that
considered class, and named product-class-specific blank detail specification. For each
further class, such a step is repeated. The object properties contained in a blank detail
specification for a specific product class are either of the quantitative or non-quantitative type
and also foreseen with predefined value sets for the non-quantitative, or units for the
quantitative types.
These blank detail specifications should be made available (e.g. as a web-based collection),
allowing users to establish the detail specifications (instantiate or populate with data) for
automated and controlled use by industry in the business process.
The next step is the application of blank detail specifications in daily practice in industry,
when a user populates the object properties of the blank detail specification with required
values for his specific application. Depending on the needs, further object properties may be
added, marked as not applicable or complemented by qualifiers, etc.
The result may be used, for example, as a functional specification for a specific object within
a system or plant, or used for an inquiry.
From this perspective it is easy to deduce that a prerequisite for an economic implementation
of the above specifications is the existence of an internationally available data dictionary with
public access, providing internationally standardized collections of (dictionary) properties
following common methods as defined in the IEC 61360 series.
Referring from object descriptions to previously defined standardized semantic (dictionary)
property descriptions is the key issue of an effective, reliable and secure electronic business.
For the relations among (dictionary) properties, the associated data dictionary and the
different specifications, see Figure 1.

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Within this document two main concepts are differentiated:
A. a specification concept for “real or abstract” objects;
B. a data dictionary containing predefined information elements, each described by a
rigorous set of attributes and unambiguously identified, so that its information elements
can be used as a reference when preparing the concept A. Such a data dictionary is an
optional tool to make the descriptions for concept A. It is of course a “real world” object
but a quite different one and separated from the “real world” intended to be described.
For concept A, the term object property and set of object properties will be applied. For issues
relating to concept B, the term (dictionary) property and set of (dictionary) properties will be
applied to indicate that here a property or set of properties residing in a data dictionary is
The purpose of this document is to describe how real world specifications or descriptions are
to be prepared by making use of the data dictionary defined in IEC 61360.
The IEC 62569 series is a companion standard providing methods of expanding the use of
existing standardized (dictionary) properties as provided in the IEC CDD (Common Data
Dictionary) along the life cycle periods without the need to define additional (dictionary)
properties or to redefine such supporting economic engineering and data management.
NOTE 1 As the referred data dictionary of IEC 61360 is quite different from a dictionary, the term "data dictionary"
is consistently used within this document.
NOTE 2 Such a data dictionary is available as a data base application to be found under [retrieved 2016-05-03].

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contained in
contained in
IEC 61360
Dictionary (Dictionary)
refers to
refers to
Generic specification
for information on
refers to
refers to
is based on
refers to
refers to
Blank Detail
Specification *
is based on
Detail Specification
e.g. power transformer **
* Developed by Product ** Filled with product specific data at a
Committees, Consortia or specified time in the life cycle process of a
other Organizations, e.g. for power transformer; used in a defined
lifting cranes, capacitors, business scenario among industrial
resistors, power transformers partners, e.g. seller,buyer

Figure 1 – Context of generic specification for information on products
Usage view of a specific
Specific view of a Generic view independent Basic methods and
product in business scenarios
product class of any product principles
among partners

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Figure 2 shows a business scenario about the usage of a detail specification (based on the
generic specification) for information on products between business parties.

Figure 2 – Business scenario between parties
If a specification for information in the form of an electronic template is asso

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