Course Overview

International Standards reflect agreements on the technical description of the characteristics to be fulfilled by the product, system, service or object in question. They are widely adopted at the regional or national level and are applied by Manufacturers, Trade Organizations, Purchasers, Consumers, Testing Laboratories, Governments, Regulators and other interested parties. 

The IEC develops International Standards for all Electrical, Electronic and related technologies. Adoption is voluntary, although they are often referenced in national laws or regulations around the world. Experts from all over the world develop IEC International Standards. 

These training modules provide resources that help standards and conformity assessment professionals within the electro technical equipment effectively navigate the myriad processes and procedures of international standards.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

• Understanding of the various elements and structure of IEC Standards 

• Organization of the IEC 

• IEC related to Electrical Low Voltage Switchgear 

• IEC related to Electrical High Voltage Switchgear 

• IEC related to Electrical Power Cables 

• IEC related to Electrical Power Transformers 

• IEC related to Electrical in Protection Relays 

• IEC related to Electrical EMC and Capacitors

Who Should Attend

Electrical Engineers, , Facilities Managers, Building Service Designers, Energy Professionals, Maintenance Engineers, also the Engineers involved in installation, Testing and Commissioning for Substation

Course Content

Module (01) Introduction to IEC 

1.1 Introduction to IEC 

1.2 IEC Management 

1.3 The Need for Standards 

1.4 Adopting Standards 

1.5 Asset Introduction 

Module (02) Electrical Switchgear – Components 

2.1 Relevant IEC Standards for Electrical Switchgear 

2.2 Switchgear Components – Fuses 

2.3 Switchgear Components – Low Voltage 

2.4 Switchgear Components – High Voltage 

Module (03) Electrical Switchgear – Verification and Testing 

3.1 Principal Elements of LV Switchgear IEC Standards 

3.2 Principal Elements of HV Switchgear IEC Standards 

3.3 Low Voltage Switchgear Testing 

3.4 High Voltage Switchgear Testing (IEC 62271) 

Module (04) Power Cables to IEC Standards 

4.1 Relevant IEC Standards for Power Cables 

4.2 Principal Elements of IEC Power Cable Standards 

4.3 Current Rating of Power Cables 

4.4 Routine, Sample & Type Tests for Power Cables 

Module (05) Power Transformer – Selecting Components 

5.1 Relevant IEC Standards for Power Transformers 

5.2 Transformer Types 

5.3 Tank and Associated Accessories 

5.4 The Electrical and Magnetic Circuit within the Tank 

5.5 Methods of Transformers Cooling recognized by IEC 

Module (06) Power Transformer Testing to IEC Standards 

6.1 Routine, Type & Special Testing of Transformers

6.2 Partial Discharge & Corona measurements 

6.3 Transformer oil – dielectric properties and uses 

6.4 Testing Transformer Oil 

6.5 Dielectric test 

6.6 Improvement of oil by filtration 

6.7 Oil filtration units 

6.8 Special Transformer Maintenance Checks 

Module (07) Protection Relays 

7.1 Protection Relays – Relevant IEC Standards 

7.2 Basic Principles of Protection Relaying 

7.3 Protection Relay Schemes 

7.4 Type & Routine Tests for Protection Relays 

Module (08) Power Factor Capacitors and EMC 

8.1 Capacitors and EMC – Relevant IEC Standards 

8.2 Principal Elements of IEC Standards for Capacitors 

8.3 Power Factor Correction 

8.4 Principal Elements of IEC Standards for EMC 

8.5 Type & Routine Tests for Capacitors 

8.6 Tests for EMC 

Module (09) Enclosures to IEC Standards 

9.1 Enclosures – Relevant IEC Standards 

9.2 Forms of Separation for Enclosures 

9.3 Ingress Protection (IP Code) 

9.4 Mechanical Protection (IK Code) 

9.5 Enclosure Type & Routine Tests 

9.6 Practical Enclosures – Feeders and Pillar Panels