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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 […]
Products Expertise
High and Medium Voltage Switchgear Assemblies and Switching Devices
Switchgears and control gears are important nodal points in modern power systems and it is vital that they work reliably . Our independent testing , to the highest internationally recognized standards, allows you to prove to grid operators that your circuit breakers deliver robust short-circuit performance for today’s networks. Kema Labs offers short-circuit testing and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Testing Labs
High Current Test Laboratories
Kema Labs variable frequency ultra-high current test laboratories can test any equipment that requires either a high current test or a special test frequency (or a combination of both). Tests can be done in triple phase or single phase. Our variable frequency and ultra-high AC current test laboratories can test at any desired test frequency […]
Testing Labs
High Voltage Testing
Component manufacturers are continually striving to produce equipments that are capable of operating at higher voltage stresses with more challenging insulation coordination requirements .  Research and development into these cutting-edge components is increasingly important due to the growing need to move energy over longer distances.  The High-Voltage Laboratory at KEMA Labs is an independent facility […]
Testing Labs
Low Voltage Laboratories
Kema Labs LV test laboratories have been in operation for more than six decades. We have more than 15 test bays that can test that products meet international product design requirements and comply with international standards. Panels are tested in our own labs against the IEC 61439-1 standard, and can be carried out at both […]
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 […]
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 […]
High Power Testing Laboratories
High Power Testing: Advanced Methodologies and Certifications
KEMA Labs High Power Laboratories stands at the forefront of cutting-edge high power testing solutions, catering to the intricate requirements of global utilities and equipment manufacturers. With our state-of-the-art facilities and seasoned test engineers, we provide technical expertise and precision in high power testing . Comprehensive High Power Testing Capabilities Our extensive repertoire of high […]
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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 […]
Labs
KEMA Labs Berlin
Nestled in the northeastern expanse of Berlin, along the vibrant Landsberger Allee and close to the industrial heartland of Lichtenberg, KEMA Labs Berlin emerges as a testament of innovation and excellence in the electrical testing . Founded in 1956 as a national German high power test laboratory, today it stands as a leading facility for […]
Product Inspections, Certification & Training
Product Certification & Inspection Services
The growing demand for electricity requires utilities to have solid transmission and distribution networks, both to ensure reliability and to reduce operation costs. Utilities need to be sure that their electrical equipment is robust and  reliable . Kema Labs 1  benefits from synergies between its laboratory testing and onsite inspections, as well as a wider […]
Testing Inspection and Certification
On Site Testing
Whenever you install a new or refurbished component, it is essential to verify that it works properly before you put the component or substation into service. Even the smallest failure could cause a full-scale short circuit – with potentially disastrous consequences. Kema Labs offers onsite commissioning testing of components such as transformers, generators and high-voltage […]
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 […]
Testing Labs
High Voltage Testing Laboratories
It has become increasingly important to be able to transport energy over longer distances, pushing manufacturers to research, develop and produce components that can operate at higher voltages. KEMA Labs High-Voltage laboratories is a renowned independent facility for testing and certifying medium and high voltage components used in electrical infrastructure . Our Laboratories can test […]
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CESI Group at Innotrans 2012
18 to 21 September, Berlin, Germany ​InnoTrans, the leading International Trade Fair for Transport technology has become established as an international industrial showplace focusing on Railway Technology. It will attract nearly 2500 international exhibitors and expects more than 100 000 visitors of about 50 countries. The product groups displayed are major product ranges of the […]