Maintenance of electrical systems
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This Standard specifies requirements for the maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
This Standard applies to new and existing electrical equipment. For new installations of electrical equipment, this Standard can be applied during the early design stages to allow for the implementation of proactive electrical maintenance practices and maintenance safety.
The purpose of this Standard is to facilitate the safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of electrical equipment and systems through the application of consistent maintenance practices.
The requirements of this Standard are intended to address worker and public safety as a primary objective and the protection of property and the environment as secondary objectives.
While it can be applied by organizations of any type or size, at this time this Standard does not cover
a) installations of communications equipment under the exclusive control of communications utilities located outdoors or in building spaces used exclusively for such installations; and
b) installations under the exclusive control of an electric utility when such installations
i) consist of service drops or service laterals, and associated metering;
ii) are located in legally established easements or rights-of-way designated or recognized by public service commissions, utility commissions, or other regulatory agencies having jurisdiction for such installations; or
iii) are on property owned or leased by the electric utility for communications or for metering, generation, control, transformation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy.
Note: The term "electrical utility" is defined by the authority having jurisdiction.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.