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Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 60077-3, IEC 60269-2, IEC 60947-2, IEC 60947-3
Adhering to international standards ensures the safety, reliability, and interoperability of electrical components and systems in electrical engineering. Four key standards for low-voltage applications include IEC 60077-3, IEC 60269-2, IEC 60947-2, and IEC 60947-3. Each of these standards addresses specific aspects of low-voltage equipment and its safe operation. IEC 60077-3 IEC 60077-3 is crucial for […]
Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 61992
In electrical engineering, international standards ensure electrical systems’ safety, reliability, and efficiency. The standards IEC 61992-2, IEC 61992-3, IEC 61992-4, and IEC 61992-6 are crucial for low-voltage applications in railway systems. Each standard addresses specific requirements for electrical equipment and installations, ensuring their safe and effective operation. IEC 61992-2 IEC 61992-2 specifies requirements for insulation […]
Low Voltage Laboratories
Low Voltage Standards: IEC 61439-2, IEC 61439-6, IEC 61643-11, IEC 61921, IEC/TR 61641
Adhering to international standards ensures the safety, reliability, and efficiency of electrical systems in electrical engineering. The standards IEC 61439-2, IEC 61439-6, IEC 61643-11, IEC 61921, and IEC /TR 61641 are crucial for various low-voltage applications. Each standard addresses specific electrical equipment and installation requirements, ensuring safe and effective operation. IEC 61439-2 IEC 61439-2 specifies […]
HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US
HIGH-VOLTAGE TESTING LABORATORY IN THE US The imperative for efficient energy transmission across vast distances has escalated, propelling manufacturers into intensified research, development, and production endeavors to create components capable of withstanding and transmitting higher voltages with optimal efficiency. Amidst this landscape, KEMA Labs High-Voltage laboratories stands tall as a globally recognized and independent facility […]
Type Test of Energy Meter
TYPE TEST OF ENERGY METER
In June 2020, new versions of the EN – IEC product standards for electricity meters, the EN – IEC 62052-11, EN – IEC 62053-21, -22, -23, and -24, were published. These second editions cancel and replace the first editions published in 2003, including their 2016 amendments. This edition constitutes a technical revision. In the 2020 […]
Smart Metering Laboratories
ELECTRICITY METER CERTIFICATION
As of June 2020, updated editions of the EN – IEC electricity meter standards were released, namely EN – IEC 62052-11, EN – IEC 62053-21, -22, -23, and -24. These editions, supplanting those from 2003 and their amendments from 2016, represent significant technical updates. The IEC’s technical committee TC13 has advised that nations should implement […]
Testing Labs
Explosion Proof Test Laboratories
International standards require electrical and non-electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas to prove it can withstand particular external events such as explosions, spark ignition, extreme heat and high impacts. To test these capabilities, you need special laboratories that can simulate such extreme conditions. KEMA Labs offers a wide range of testing services for electrical and […]
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Smart Metering Laboratories
Today’s energy meter market is highly globalized, with manufacturers and users all over the world. Smart meters are critical components for both Distribution System Operators and energy users. They must keep accurately track of the energy exchanged between the system operators and users. Smart meter shall be accurate, reliable, and stable in all conditions for […]
High-Power Testing Laboratories in the US
HIGH-POWER TEST LABORATORY IN THE US – THE LARGEST FACILITY IN AMERICA Located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania (USA), KEMA LABs stands as a beacon of excellence for electrical testing services. KEMA LABs specializes in a broad array of tests, notably including both AC and DC high-power short-circuit examinations, as well as extensive high-voltage assessments.  Our expertise […]
Testing Labs
Services IEC/IEEE Testing Services and recent updates
International Standards provide instructions, guidelines, rules, or definitions that are then used to design, manufacture, install, test & certify, maintain, and repair devices and systems. They are essential for quality and risk management; they help researchers to understand the value of innovation and allow manufacturers to produce products of consistent quality and performance. International standards […]
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ISTEDIL
Istedil (the National Institute for Building Research) is a ISMES brand specialising in testing materials, with laboratories located in Guidonia, Latina and Perugia. Brief history 1937 – The National Institute for Building Research is founded in Rome. 1954 – The Institute publishes a guide to using reinforced concrete, the main material used for concrete-based structures, […]
Products Expertise
Low Voltage Switchgear Assemblies and Switching Devices
For low voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies (lv panels), quality means safety. Poor quality can lead to power outages, fires or injury, so contractors need to have complete trust in the components they buy. Our testing approach and type test certificates provide the trusted evidence you need to convince your customers of the quality of […]
Testing Labs
Low Voltage Testing Services
Our independent physical verification of LV panels is 100% based on testing, covering mechanical, dielectric, short circuit and temperature rise effects. It verifies all the normal and fault conditions your panel will experience in real-world operation. We carry out low voltage tests on panels in our own labs against the IEC 61439-1 international standard at […]
Testing Labs
Protection & Substation Automation Laboratories
The ongoing energy transition requires digitalization with intelligent electronic devices for measurement, protection, and control in power systems. Consequently, larger and smarter grids demand more communication between grid components, as ensuring that energy flows are correctly monitored, protected and controlled is vital to delivering a stable and reliable electricity supply. We offer independent type testing and certification of […]
Testing Labs
Low Voltage Type Testing
KEMA LABS provide independent hands-on verification of LV panels based entirely on rigorous testing. We test for mechanical, dielectric, short circuit and temperature rise effects covering all the potential conditions your panels will go through in day-to-day operation. Our labs test panels against the IEC 61439-1 international standard at both 50 Hz and 60 Hz […]
Products Expertise
Transformers
Power transformers are key components in power production , transmission and distribution, interconnecting systems that have different rated voltages, from power plants to final users . KEMA LABS tests power and distribution transformers up to the highest power and highest voltage ratings in use today. We test transformers to standards such as IEC 60076 (oil-filled), […]
Testing Labs
Synthetic testing laboratories
KEMA Labs has been a pioneer in developing synthetic test methods. Our Laboratories has achieved the most powerful short circuit and synthetic test capabilities ever in our independent testing and certification laboratory , which can short-circuit test 1,200 kV power equipment, with the highest short circuit power of up to 15,000 MVA. Reaching the high […]
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Measuring relays, and protection equipment
Measuring, protecting, controlling and maintaining electricity power networks in a smart grid world requires intelligent electronic devices ( IED ), such as smart energy meters , measuring relays, protection systems, control and automation devices. Protection relays may be called into action rarely or switch when they are not required. The consequences could be disastrous for […]
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Conformity Assessment for LV products
​The recent changes to IEC standard for Low voltage switchgear assembly created a higher demand of tests which earlier were not mandatory. The former IEC 60439 defined indeed two different approaches to compliance: TTA – Type Tested Assembly, an assembly that has been completely type tested and PTTA – Partially Type Tested Assembly, an assembly […]
Testing & Inspections
Tests on construction materials
ISTEDIL, the ISMES’ specialized laboratory for construction materials, provide technical assistance and quality control for: Analysis of: