Electrical devices and technologies as a subject for regulation

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Technological development and methods of applying innovations are changing every day. Companies whose activities are based on the use of electronic devices are forced to implement detailed control systems to obtain a productive result. But as markets expand and merge more and more, regulation is increasingly taking place at the international level. International standards will help to balance these processes. Since in the 21st century every organization uses new technologies in its operations, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the above list of documents.


Application integration at electric utilities — System interfaces for distribution management — Part 5: Distributed energy optimization

IEC 61968–5:2020


Electrical appliances require precise regulation to structure the production system. As more and more collaboration takes place in the exchange of innovations at the international level, it is necessary to comply with key international standards, one of which is IEC 61968–5: 2020.


IEC 61968–5:2020 is the description of a set of functions that are needed for enterprise integration of DERMS functions. These exchanges are most likely between a DERMS and a DMS. However, since this is an enterprise integration standard that may leverage IEC 61968–100:2013 for application integration (using web services or JMS) or other loosely-coupled implementations, there are no technical limitations for systems with which a DERMS might exchange information. Also, it should be noted that a DERMS might communicate with individual DER using a variety of standards and protocols such as IEC 61850, IEEE 2030.5, Distribution Network Protocol (DNP), Sunspec Modbus, or perhaps Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB). One role of the DERMS is to manage this disparity and complexity of communications on the behalf of the system operator. However, the communication to individual DER is out of the scope of this standard. Readers should look to those standards to understand communication to individual DER’s smart inverter.


Since this standard has a large number of technical features and refinements, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with its characteristics in more detail on our website.


Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules — Safety requirements and tests

IEC 62790:2020


Test methods are primarily responsible for safety. When it comes to electrical appliances, special attention is paid to international standardization, since individual parts affect the whole system. When entering the international market, you must be aware of the latest regulatory updates.


IEC 62790:2020 is available as IEC 62790:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC 62790:2020 describes safety requirements, constructional requirements, and tests for junction boxes up to 1 500 V DC for use on photovoltaic modules in accordance with class II of IEC 61140:2016.


This document applies also to enclosures mounted on PV-modules containing electronic circuits for converting, controlling, monitoring or similar operations. Additional requirements concerning the relevant operations are applied under consideration of the environmental conditions of the PV-modules. This document does not apply to the electronic circuits of these devices, for which other IEC standards apply. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2014.


If this standard corresponds to your field of activity, but at the same time some aspects are contradictory, we recommend that you contact our team for assistance in selecting the most appropriate document for your business.


High-voltage switchgear and control gear — Part 108: High-voltage alternating current disconnecting circuit-breakers for rated voltages above 52 kV

IEC 62271–108:2020


Each document has a wide variety of technical parameters that are necessary to regulate the various stages of production. In order to understand which document can give a significant impetus to the development of a business operating in the field of technology, it is necessary to be aware of the detailed technical characteristics of each standard.


IEC 62271–108:2020 applies to high-voltage alternating current disconnecting circuit-breakers for operation at frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz on systems having voltages above 52 kV.


The presence of a significant number of amendments significantly complicates the perception of the applicability of the document. In order to more clearly perceive the possibility of applying the standard in your organization, we recommend that you consult with a team of professionals to avoid mistakes.


High-voltage switchgear and control gear — Part 104: Alternating current switches for rated voltages higher than 52 kV

IEC 62271–104:2020


Technologies such as switchgear can be found not only in production but also in everyday activities. That is why the application of international standards such as IEC 62271–104: 2020 may not be narrow-profile, but rather extensive and far on a large scale than initially perceived.


IEC 62271–104:2020 is applicable to three-pole alternating current switches for rated voltages higher than 52 kV, having made and breaking current ratings, for indoor and outdoor installations, and for rated frequencies up to and including 60 Hz.

This third edition replaces and cancels the second edition published in 2015. It constitutes a technical revision.


If you are interested in the possibility of using this document, you can contact our team on the website and clarify all the details you are interested in.


One step to leading the market


The importance of applying international standards finally becomes clear already at the first stages of their implementation. Especially when it comes to new technologies, you need to understand how important it is to stay up to date with the latest regulations in order to maintain a leading position in the market. Stay with iTeh and be the global quality leader in your industry.

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