Testing LV assemblies to the AS/NZS 61439 product standards

Testing LV assemblies to the AS/NZS 61439 product standards

Power system reliability starts with ensuring the assemblies employed to manage electrical network connections perform predictably in good times and in bad.

Australia has recently updated the product standards which set out the requirements for low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies (switchboards). The AS/NZS 3439 series will be superseded by the AS/NZS 61439 series that has been adopted from the IEC 61439 standards and modified for Australian conditions.
These changes will mean that some switchboard designs will no longer be compliant with the current Australian Standard.

This presentation will highlight changes introduced by the new standard and review the verification process that ensures the switchboard design achieves the specified ratings. It will also highlight how electrical ratings are presented in test documentation and the differences between reports and certificates.

How will your switchboard perform with an arcing fault, during a short-circuit, or when running at full load? You might be surprised when you find out!

Presenter: Martin Mulcahy

Martin Mulcahy has a Bachelor of Engineering and over thirty years’ experience in the field of testing & measurement for the electrical power industry. The last ten years has been spent managing PLUS ES’s internationally accredited Lane Cove Testing Station.
The facility was purpose-built to provide short-circuit, temperature-rise and dielectric testing services for a wide range of electrical equipment and serves customers from around the world.

09 / 09 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
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09 / 09 / 2019 05:00 pm
Harricks Auditorium
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8 Thomas Street
Engineers Australia
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Key Speaker(s)
Martin Mulcahy
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