UL Standard for Safety Equipment Used for System Isolation and Rated as a Single Unit
|Publication Date:||19 October 2012|
This standard applies to isolating equipment incorporating electromechanical contactors remotely controlled and monitored to provide remote isolation status indication with a defined integrity level. This equipment is intended for use as an additional isolating means on the load side of the required supply-disconnecting
The system isolation equipment is expected to be used both as a means for removal of power for prevention of unexpected start-up of a stopped machine and as an isolator to provide protection from electric shock by ensuring the removal of electrical energy.
This equipment is intended for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 and the Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, NFPA 79:2012.
Note - Reference to System Isolation Equipment is found in Article 430.109(A)(7) of the National Electrical Code NFPA 70; in Clause 5.5.4(3), Devices for Disconnecting (Isolating) Electrical Equipment, of the Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, NFPA 79:2012; and in Clause 5.3.2(d) of the Standard for Safety of Machinery - Electrical Equipment of Machines - Part 1: General Requirements, IEC 60204-1.
The System Isolation Equipment is not intended to fulfill the function of a motor starter or other motion control device.
System isolation equipment
The system isolation equipment is principally intended for industrial machine applications where, isolation of power is so frequently required that the mechanical life of a typical disconnecting means is unacceptably short or where there are multiple entry points on the machine where disconnection is required, or both.
Note - Multiple entry points are a function of access needs and the layout of the machine.