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Oct 25

International Standards

Two important meetings are organized in October 2016 : the plenary meeting of the IEC Committee regarding Surge Protective Devices (the Chairman of the Committee works at SEFTIM) in Prague and the plenary meeting of the IEC Committee regarding Lightning Protection Systems (the Chairman is from USA) in Poland.

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For the SPD committee the main points are related to the application guide for power SPDs that is under revision (at first draft stage for Edition 3 of the standard. It is reminded that the document is a standard at IEC level but a Guide at CENELEC level) and the application guide for Photovoltaic SPDs (this document is at the stage of draft international standard and should be published early 2017. It will then replace the European guide EN 50539-12).

 

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For the LPS committee the main points are related to Edition 3 of the 62305 series of standards that should introduce important changes for the risk calculation (introduction of the frequency of damage concept in addition of the usual risk calculation, better definition of the protection probability provided by a SPD or SPD set).