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BS EN 50522:2010

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Earthing of power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

13-02-2023

Language(s)

English

Published date

31-10-2012

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Fundamental requirements
5 Design of earthing systems
6 Measures to avoid transferred potential
7 Construction of earthing systems
8 Measurements
9 Maintainability
Annex A (normative) - Method of calculating permissible touch
        voltages
Annex B (normative) - Touch voltage and body current
Annex C (normative) - Type and minimum dimensions of earth
        electrode materials ensuring mechanical strength and
        corrosion resistance
Annex D (normative) - Current rating calculation of earthing
        conductors and earth electrodes
Annex E (normative) - Description of the recognized specified
        measures M
Annex F (normative) - Measures on earthing systems to reduce the
        effects of high frequency interference
Annex G (normative) - Detailed measures for earthing of equipment
        and installations
Annex H (normative) - Measuring touch voltages
Annex I (informative) - Reduction factors related to earth wires
        of overhead lines and metal sheaths of underground cables
Annex J (informative) - Basis for the design of earthing systems
Annex K (informative) - Installing the earth electrodes and
        earthing conductors
Annex L (informative) - Measurements for and on earthing systems
Annex M (normative) - Details on site inspection and documentation
        of earthing systems
Annex N (informative) - The use of reinforcing bars in concrete
        for earthing purpose
Annex O (informative) - Global Earthing System
Annex P (normative) - Special national conditions
Annex Q (informative) - A-deviations
National Annex NA (informative) - UK earthing safety
                  limits and design methodology
National Annex NB (informative) - Probabilistic based risk
                  assessment of earthing systems
National Annex NC (informative) - Periodic inspection
                  and testing

Applies to specify the requirements for the design and erection of earthing systems of electrical installations, in systems with nominal voltage above 1 kV a.c. and nominal frequency up to and including 60 Hz, so as to provide safety and proper functioning for the use intended.

This European Standard is applicable to specify the requirements for the design and erection of earthing systems of electrical installations, in systems with nominal voltage above 1 kV a.c. and nominal frequency up to and including 60 Hz, so as to provide safety and proper functioning for the use intended. For the purpose of interpreting this standard, an electrical power installation is considered to be one of the following: substation, including substation for railway power supply; electrical installations on mast, pole and tower; switchgear and/or transformers located outside a closed electrical operating area; one (or more) power station(s) located on a single site; the installation includes generators and transformers with all associated switchgear and all electrical auxiliary systems. Connections between generating stations located on different sites are excluded; the electrical system of a factory, industrial plant or other industrial, agricultural, commercial or public premises. The electrical power installation includes, among others, the following equipment: rotating electrical machines; switchgear; transformers and reactors; converters; cables; wiring systems; batteries; capacitors; earthing systems; buildings and fences which are part of a closed electrical operating area; associated protection, control and auxiliary systems; large air core reactor. NOTE In general, a standard for an item of equipment takes precedence over this standard. This European Standard does not apply to the design and erection of earthing systems of any of the following: overhead and underground lines between separate installations; electric railways; mining equipment and installations; fluorescent lamp installations; installations on ships and off-shore installations; electrostatic equipment (e.g. electrostatic precipitators, spray-painting units); test sites; medical equipment, e.g. medical X-ray equipment. This European Standard does not apply to the requirements for carrying out live working on electrical installations.

Committee
PEL/99
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 08/30191664 DC. (07/2012) Supersedes BS 7354(1990). (04/2014)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
104
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

Standards Relationship
EN 50522:2010 Identical

BS 7671(2008) : 2018 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
BS 7430(2011) : 2011 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PROTECTIVE EARTHING OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
11/30249994 DC : DRAFT JULY 2011 BS 7430 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PROTECTIVE EARTHING OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS
BS 7671(2008) : 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS

IEC TS 60479-1:2005+AMD1:2016 CSV Effects of current on human beings and livestock - Part 1: Generalaspects
IEC 60050-195:1998 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 195: Earthing and protection against electric shock
IEC 60364-4-41:2005+AMD1:2017 CSV Low voltage electrical installations - Part 4-41: Protection for safety - Protection against electric shock
IEC 60050-605:1983 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 605: Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity - Substations
IEC 60050-601:1985 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 601: Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity - General
IEC 60050-151:2001 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 151: Electrical and magnetic devices
HD 60364-4-41:2017/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-41: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
IEC 60949:1988 Calculation of thermally permissible short-circuit currents, taking into account non-adiabatic heating effects
IEC TR 61000-5-2:1997 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 5: Installation and mitigation guidelines - Section 2: Earthing and cabling
IEC 60364-1:2005 Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 1: Fundamental principles, assessment of general characteristics, definitions
HD 60364-1:2008/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES, ASSESSMENT OF GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS, DEFINITIONS
IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60287-3-1:2017 Electric cables - Calculation of the current rating - Part 3-1: Operating conditions - Site reference conditions
IEC 60909:1988 Short-circuit current calculation in three-phase a.c. systems
IEC 60050-826:2004 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 826: Electrical installations
EN 60529:1991/AC:2016-12 DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE) (IEC 60529 EDITION 2.2 CORRIGENDUM 2:2015)
IEC 60050-602:1983 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 602: Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity - Generation

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