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 measurement, protection, and substation automation equipment to relevant international standards. Trusted over the world, our KEMA Laboratories type test reports and certificates prove system operators that products meet the highest standards for quality, safety, and reliability. Our industry-leading facilities and experienced test engineers streamline the testing process. We combine component and communication interface (protocol compliance) testing into one package – ideal if you’re targeting the emerging smart grid market.

Our ISO 17025 accreditation cover applicable tests for:

  • Functionality
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Product safety including dielectric performance
  • Climatic environmental conditions
  • Mechanical environmental conditions
  • Energizing quantities
  • Output contact performance
  • Communication interface testing

Protection systems and ancillary systems or devices are tested and certified according to a range of international standards, including:

  • IEC 60255 series and IEEE C37.90 series for measuring relays and protection equipment
  • IEC 60255-1; common requirements
    • IEC 60255-26; electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
    • IEC 60255-27; product safety
    • IEC 60255-100 series; functional requirements
    • C37.90.1; surge withstand capability (SWC) test
    • C37.90.2; withstand capability to radiated electromagnetic interference from transceivers
    • C37.90.3; electrostatic discharge test
  • CEI-016 (Italy), VDE-AR-N 41XX (Germany); national grid code for connection of renewable energy plants
  • IEC 60834-1; teleprotection equipment of power systems
  • IEC 61869 for digital instrument transformers and standalone merging units (SAMU)

Substation automation equipment is type tested and certified according to a range of international standards, including:

  • IEC 61850 and IEEE 1613; communication networks and systems for power utility automation
  • IEC 60495; power line carrier equipment

Protocol conformance testing::

  • IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-103 and IEC 61850