Standard: IEC 60071-1


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This part of IEC 60071 applies to three-phase a.c. systems having a highest voltage for equipment above 1 kV. It specifies the procedure for the selection of the rated withstand voltages for the phase-to-earth, phase-to-phase and longitudinal insulation of the equipment and the installations of these systems. It also gives the lists of the standard withstand voltages from which the rated withstand voltages should be selected.

This standard recommends that the selected withstand voltages should be associated with the highest voltage for equipment. This association is for insulation co-ordination purposes only. The requirements for human safety are not covered by this standard.

Although the principles of this standard also apply to transmission line insulation, the values of their withstand voltages may be different from the standard rated withstand voltages.

The apparatus committees are responsible for specifying the rated withstand voltages and the test procedures suitable for the relevant equipment taking into consideration the recommendations of this standard.

NOTE   In IEC 60071-2, Application Guide, all rules for insulation co-ordination given in this standard are justified in detail, in particular the association of the standard rated withstand voltages with the highest voltage for equipment. When more than one set of standard rated withstand voltages is associated with the same highest voltage for equipment, guidance is provided for the selection of the most suitable set.

Organization: International Electrotechnical Commission
Document Number: iec 60071-1
Publish Date: 2011-03-01
Page Count: 78
Available Languages: EN,FR
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
IEC 60071-1 Change Type: A1 Revision: 8.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60071-1 Change Type: A1 Update Date: 2010-01-01 Revision: 8.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60071-1 Change Type: Update Date: 2006-01-01 Revision: 8.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60071-1 Change Type: Update Date: 1993-12-01 Revision: 7.0 Status: INAC
IEC 60071-1 Change Type: Revision: 6.0 Status: INAC