International standards form the basis for testing and certification to achieve a harmonized and acceptable level of the quality of products that are procured and installed in the systems. For this reason, KEMA Labs is actively involved in process of development of the IEC and IEEE standards, specifically for High-Voltage T&D equipment.
By deputing technical experts as members and convenors to the various working Groups and Maintenance Teams through respective National Committees to share their experience and contribute to the development KEMA Labs is making a significant contribution to the world of Standards. Being in the forefront of such development also enables KEMA Labs access to the state of art technologies and help to develop its test facilities match the needs of the latest requirements of the Standards.
Additionally, KEMA Labs develops new test systems required for innovative technologies such as alternative gases in circuit breakers and HVDC cables.
This is why in our latest issue of Testingly, the KEMA Labs Magazine, we have assessed several crucial standards that have been updated in 2020 and 2021: these include IEC 62271-200, alternating current disconnectors and earthing switches; IEC 62271-103, alternating current switches for rated voltages up to and including 52 kV; IEEE C57.164:2021, the guide for establishing Short-Circuit Withstand Capabilities of Power Transformers, Regulators and Reactors.
Find out more about them at this link.