This part of the IEC 60255 series specifies the requirements for electromagnetic compatibility for measuring relays and protection equipment. It is applicable to measuring relays and protection equipment and combinations of devices to form schemes for power system protection including the control, monitoring, communication and process interface equipment used with those systems.
Tests specified in this document are not required for equipment not incorporating electronic circuits, for example electromechanical relays.
The requirements specified in this document are applicable to measuring relays and protection equipment in a condition representative of how new equipment is provided by the manufacturer. All tests specified are type tests only.
This document specifies limits and test methods, for measuring relays and protection equipment in relation to electromagnetic emissions which might cause interference in other equipment.
These emission limits represent electromagnetic compatibility requirements and have been selected to ensure that the disturbances generated by measuring relays and protection equipment, operated normally in substations and power plants, do not exceed a specified level which could prevent other equipment from operating as intended.
Test requirements are specified for the enclosure, auxiliary power supply ports, input/output ports, signal/control ports and wired network ports.
This document specifies the immunity test requirements for measuring relays and protection equipment in relation to continuous and transient, conducted and radiated disturbances, including electrostatic discharges.
These test requirements represent the electromagnetic compatibility immunity requirements and have been selected so as to ensure an adequate level of immunity for measuring relays and protection equipment, operated normally in substations and power plants.
NOTE 1 Product safety considerations are not covered in this document.
NOTE 2 In special cases, situations will arise where the levels of disturbance could exceed the levels specified in this document, for example where a hand-held transmitter or a mobile telephone is used close to measuring relays and protection equipment. In these instances, special precautions and procedures could have to be employed.