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CESI webinar on IEC TS 63107: new specifications explained by KEMA Labs experts

CESI webinar on IEC TS 63107:  new specifications explained by KEMA Labs experts
14 . Apr . 2020

Webinars are increasingly more efficient and useful tools providing the opportunity to connect experts and audience across the world. In this respect, we would like to offer to our audience the opportunity to keep up-to-date on the cutting-edge trends and technologies in the energy industry through webinars held by our experts. By attending our webinars, you will have the opportunity to get both the latest information and insights, make specific questions to our experts, access and download in depth material and get know and share knowledge with other people in the energy sector. So, starting from April 16 th we will offer several webinars on different energy matters

Our first webinar will focus on IEC TS 63107, a new international technical specification ,within the IEC 61439 norm and regulations, for the use of electric arcing detection and mitigation systems on low-voltage switchboards . In case of wrong action or external forces, in fact, an arc’s fault may happen and result in catastrophic damages to both switchgear assemblies and humans. Moreover, there may be operational losses to critical production processes. In such instances, within a few milliseconds, high amounts of energy could be released, generating heat, a pressure wave and toxic gases. Such damages might be reduced using arcing fault mitigation devices with quenching time of less milliseconds.

Thanks to its widely recognized expertise, our KEMA Labs Berlin laboratory has supported the manufacturers of these devices by making the new specification available for both the operational staff and the laboratories, with clear benefits for their activities. CESI’s webinar on IEC TS 63107 will take place on April 16th (09.45am – 11am): join us clicking the link below to learn and discuss about the integration of arcing fault mitigation devices into power switchgear and control gear assemblies (PSC-ASSEMBLIES) according to IEC 61439-2 norms.

During the 45-minute-long webinar, Cristian La Salvia , Market and Product development manager Low Voltage at KEMA Labs, and Ronald Borchert , Senior Test Engineer Low Voltage at KEMA Labs, will deal about this webinar’s topic. Our speakers will briefly, yet thoroughly, describe the existing IEC product standard and relationships. The first part of their presentation will focus on the role of IEC 61439-2 in defining the specific requirements of low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies:

  • Assemblies for which the rated voltage does not exceed 1.000 V in case of a.c. or 1.500 V in case of d.c.;
  • stationary or movable assemblies with or without enclosure;
  • Assemblies intended for use in connection with the generation, transmission, distribution and conversion of electric energy, and for the control of electric energy consuming equipment;
  • Assemblies designed for use under special service conditions, for example in ships and in rail vehicles provided that the other relevant specific requirements are complied with;
  • Assemblies designed for electrical equipment of machine

Furthermore, Mr. La Salvia and Mr. Borchert will discuss the scope of TS 63107 and the requirements for integration and testing of internal arc-fault mitigation systems in low-voltage switchgear and control gear assembles. In this respect, the webinar will include a segment dedicated to IAMS (Internal Arc Mitigation System) and its verification, as well as a presentation of design verification-additional tests. From the activities of KEMA Labs in regard to IEC TS 63107 to the characteristics and benefits of this innovative tool, the webinar will cover every specific instance in which the new technical specification can intervene on the use of electric arcing detection and mitigation systems on low-voltage switchboards.


Introduction to the new Low Voltage standard IECTS63107

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