Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear – Part 6-1: Multiple function equipment – Transfer switching equipment
|Publication Date:||1 March 2021|
|ICS Code (Low voltage switchgear and controlgear):||29.130.20|
|ICS Code (Switches):||29.120.40|
This document applies to transfer switching equipment (TSE), to be used in power systems for ensuring the continuity of the supply and allowing the energy management of the installation, by transferring a load between power supply sources, the rated voltage of which does not exceed 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC.
- manually operated transfer switching equipment (MTSE);
- remotely operated transfer switching equipment (RTSE);
- automatic transfer switching equipment (ATSE), including the controller.
It does not cover:
1) TSE configurations that are either not manufacturer tested and/or not marked according to this document as a complete transfer switch;
2) auxiliary contacts (for guidance, see IEC 60947-5-1);
3) transfer switches used in explosive atmospheres (for guidance, see IEC 60079 (all parts));
4) embedded software design (for guidance, see IEC TR 63201);
5) cybersecurity aspects (for guidance, see IEC TS 63208);
6) TSE rated for direct-on-line starting asynchronous motor of design NE and HE, according to IEC 60034-12:2016 (for guidance, see AC-3e utilisation category according IEC 60947-4-1:2018);
7) other types of TSE under consideration including closed transition TSE, overlapping neutral TSE, multi-source TSE (i.e. TSE with more than two sources of supply), stand-alone ATS controllers, bypass isolation TSE, TSE with load-shedding functions and bustie TSE.
NOTE TSE used for safety services and for emergency escape lighting systems as described in IEC 60364-5-56 are subject to specific rules and/or legal requirements.
The object of this document is to state:
1) the characteristics of the equipment;
2) the conditions of the equipment with respect to:
a) operation for which the equipment is intended;
b) operation and behaviour in case of specified abnormal conditions, for example, short-circuit;
c) dielectric properties;
3) the tests intended to confirm that these conditions have been met and the methods for performing these tests;
4) the product information to be provided by the manufacturer.