IEC 60255-187-1:2021 specifies the minimum requirements for functional and performance evaluation of (longitudinal) differential protection designed for the detection of faults in ac motors, generators and transformers. This document also defines how to document and publish performance test results. This document defines the influencing factors that affect the accuracy under steady state conditions and performance characteristics during dynamic conditions. The test methodologies for verifying performance characteristics and accuracy are also included in this document.
This document, together with IEC 60255-187-2 and IEC 60255-187-3, cancels and replaces IEC 60255-13. This document includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 60255-13:
a) IEC 60255-13 has been significantly revised to follow the common structure of the functional standards for protection relays (IEC 60255-1xx series). IEC 60255-187-1 has been developed to address the restrained and unrestrained differential protection of motors, generators and transformers. The revisions include detailed description of the functions including the performance specification, testing and documentation requirements.