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BS EN 61230:2008

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The latest, up-to-date edition.

Live working. Portable equipment for earthing or earthing and short-circuiting

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English

Published date

31-03-2009

INTRODUCTION
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Requirements
  4.1 General
  4.2 Electrical rating
  4.3 Cables for earthing and short-circuiting
       4.3.1 Selection of cables
       4.3.2 Earthing cables used on solidly earthed (neutral)
             systems
       4.3.3 Earthing cables used on non-solidly earthed (neutral)
             systems
  4.4 Short-circuiting bars
  4.5 Connections of cables to rigid parts within devices
  4.6 Clamps
  4.7 Earthing and short-circuiting device
  4.8 Basic safety requirements for the insulating element(s)
       of the insulating component
  4.9 Marking
       4.9.1 General
       4.9.2 Marking on earthing and short-circuiting device
       4.9.3 Marking on clamp
       4.9.4 Marking on cable
       4.9.5 Marking on other components
  4.10 Instructions for use
5 Tests
  5.1 General
  5.2 Verification and checking
  5.3 Tests for the selection of cables
       5.3.1 Cables complying with IEC 61138
       5.3.2 Cables not complying with IEC 61138
  5.4 Fatigue and humidity penetration tests on cable
       with end fittings
       5.4.1 Fatigue test
       5.4.2 Humidity penetration test
  5.5 Tension test on cable with end fittings
  5.6 Test on clamps, permanent connection points and
       connections
       5.6.1 Tests for tightening types
       5.6.2 Tests for non-tightening types
  5.7 Short-circuit current test
       5.7.1 General
       5.7.2 Preparation of test pieces
       5.7.3 Test set-ups and test arrangements
       5.7.4 Test current, Joule-integral and duration
       5.7.5 Documentation and evaluation of the test
       5.7.6 Alternative means to short-circuit current test
             for conformity assessment during production phase
  5.8 Durability of marking
6 Conformity assessment
7 Modifications
Annex A (informative) - Guidelines for portable equipment for
        earthing to be used on railway systems
Annex B (informative) - Guidelines for earthing sticks
Annex C (informative) - Guidelines for selection, use and
        maintenance of portable earthing or earthing and
        short-circuiting equipment
Annex D (informative) - Guideline for determination of the
        equivalent r.m.s. value of a short-time current
        during a short-circuit of a given duration
Annex E (normative) - List of type tests
Annex F (normative) - Classification of defects
Bibliography
Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to international
         publications with their corresponding European
         publications

Applicable to portable equipment, with or without matching connection points, for temporary earthing or earthing and short-circuiting of electrically isolated or de-energized a.c. and d.c. installations, distribution and transmission networks, whether they are overhead or underground or of low or high voltage.

IEC 61230:2008 is applicable to portable equipment, with or without matching connection points, for temporary earthing or earthing and short-circuiting of electrically isolated or de-energized a.c. and d.c. installations, distribution and transmission networks, whether they are overhead or underground or of low or high voltage. This standard covers equipment comprising an earthing or a short-circuiting or an earthing and short-circuiting device and insulating component. The performance of equipment, devices and components covered by this standard is based on electro-dynamic and electro-thermal effects acting during short-circuit. The withstand capability of the devices and equipment is expressed by their rated values of current, time and peak factor. No rated voltage is given, but the geometrical dimensions of the equipment are also linked to the voltage of the installation. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1993. It constitutes a technical revision. The major changes are:
- extension of the scope to cover the use of equipment on d.c. installations;
- extension of the use of aluminium to all conductive parts of the device;
- possibility of using this standard for separate components of the equipment;
- general revision of requirements and tests;
- revision of existing annexes;
- introduction of a new informative Annex D giving guidelines for determination of the equivalent r.m.s. value of a short-circuit current and of a new normative Annex F on classification of defects.

Committee
PEL/78
DevelopmentNote
Renumbers and supersedes BS 7740(1994). (09/1996) Supersedes 88/209752 DC. (10/2002) Supersedes 07/30170224 DC. (04/2009)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
66
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
Supersedes

Standards Relationship
SN EN 61230 : 1995 AMD 11 1999 Identical
NF EN 61230 : 2009 Identical
DIN EN 61230 : 2009 Identical
IEC 61230:2008 Identical
I.S. EN 61230:2008 Identical
EN 61230:2008 Identical
NBN EN 61230 : 2009 Identical
UNE-EN 61230:2011 Identical

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