Electricity is the engine of technological progress, standards are the engine of business progress
Updated: Feb 24, 2021
Since the invention of electricity, its use has become key in matters not only of production, but also of human lives in principle. Of course, the scope of this term has gone far from its initial perception and gained global proportions. That is why international standards have emerged in the application of new technologies. Since time does not stand still and each country contributes to world development, the concept of technology is also regulated at the international level. The list of these standards will give you an opportunity to assess the significance of their application to improve your business.
Low-voltage switc hgear and controlgear — Electromagnetic compatibility assessment for switchgear and controlgear and their assemblies (IEC/TR 63216:2019)
Continuing the topic of standards that can be applied in everyday life, even if they relate to electrical technologies, such a standard as SIST-TP CLC IEC / TR 63216: 2020 should be noted.
The purpose of this document is to define homogeneous categories for the electromagnetic environments in order to harmonize as far as practicable all general rules and product standard requirements of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), applicable to low-voltage switchgear, controlgear and their assemblies with built-in electronic circuits.
Since this document characterizes mainly the global characteristics of these technologies, if you are interested in this document, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the technical details on our website in more detail.
Low-voltage switch gear and controlgear — Guidance for the development of embedded software (IEC/TR 63201:2019)
The electrical components of production are one of the key in the implementation of innovations and the achievement of the most productive result. In order to stay in sync with the latest updates on the global market, you need to keep abreast of updates in the field of international standards, such as SIST-TP CLC IEC / TR 63201: 2020.
This document provides information, and recommended minimum requirements related to embedded software supporting the main functions of switchgear and controlgear during the whole lifecycle of the equipment. It includes also the parameterization aspects and basics about secure coding standards.
If the general characteristics do not give you an understanding of the applicability of the standard to your organization, you can find more details on the website with the following link above.
Energy management system application program interface (EMS-API) — Part 301: Common information model (CIM) base
Energy management makes it possible to optimize the resources used and increase the productivity of the activities carried out. In order to understand clear software norms for the implementation of this activity, it is necessary to follow the guidelines in international standards such as IEC 61970–301: 2020.
This document (E) lays down the common information model (CIM), which is an abstract model that represents all the major objects in an electric utility enterprise typically involved in utility operations. By providing a standard way of representing power system resources as object classes and attributes, along with their relationships, the CIM facilitates the integration of network applications developed independently by different vendors, between entire systems running network applications developed independently, or between a system running network applications and other systems concerned with different aspects of power system operations, such as generation or distribution management. SCADA is modeled to the extent necessary to support power system simulation and inter-control centre communication.
Since this document is detailed and specific, we recommend that you carefully check the specified characteristics with those that are necessary for your organization.
Overhead lines — Requirements and tests for spacers
Test methods are always the first step in technology launch and implementation. But even this stage is regulated by international standards, one of which is IEC 61897: 2020.
This standard is available as IEC 61897:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61897:2020 applies to aeolian vibration dampers intended for single conductors or earth wires or conductor bundles where dampers are directly attached to each subconductor. The purchaser may adopt part(s) of this document when specifying requirements for cables different from those mentioned above (e.g. optical ground wires (OPGW), all dielectric self-supporting optical cables (ADSS)). In some cases, test procedures and test values are left to agreement between the purchaser and the supplier and are stated in the procurement contract. Annex A lists the minimum technical details to be agreed between purchaser and supplier. Throughout this document, the word “conductor” is used when the test applies to dampers for conductors or earth wires.
If you are interested in purchasing this document, we recommend that you clarify with our team the possibility of using it in your business and, in case of discrepancy, select the most relevant standard.
Overhead lines — Requirements and tests for spacers
Since the test methods cover a wide variety of industries, the number of standards is increasing every day. One of the main documents is IEC 61854: 2020.
It is available as IEC 61854:2020 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.
IEC 61854:2020 applies to spacers for conductor bundles of overhead lines. It covers rigid spacers, flexible spacers and spacer dampers.
It does not apply to interphase spacers, hoop spacers and bonding spacers.
This document is written to cover the line design practices and spacers most commonly used at the time of writing. There may be other spacers available for which the specific tests reported in this document may not be applicable.
In some cases, test procedures and test values are left to agreement between purchaser and supplier and are stated in the procurement contract. The purchaser is best able to evaluate the intended service conditions, which should be the basis for establishing the test severity.
Having detailed technical characteristics of each standard gives you the opportunity to perceive in more detail the possibility of its application in your organization. That is why, before purchasing a certain document, you should familiarize yourself in more detail with the details and parameters.
Time to reach new levels
The documents regulating technological aspects of production and other types of business activities have a large number of amendments and exceptions. Since the field of technology not only makes it possible to optimize the activities carried out, but also to significantly increase the volume of capacities, a properly established system will be the key to new levels of development. If you do not know which standards to start with, you can turn to a team of professionals who will help you with the selection of exactly the standard that will give an impetus to the international development of your organization.