IEEE board approves substations standard

May 6, 2003
May 6, 2003 - Standard defines service conditions, ratings and communications networking devices in substations.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association Standards Board has approved the new standard, IEEE 1613 (TM), "Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices in Electric Power Substations."

The standard defines service conditions, ratings, environmental performance and test requirements for modems, firewalls, auto dialers, Ethernet elements and other communications networking devices in substations.

The IEEE also approved work to begin on new project IEEE PC62.50 (TM), "Standard for Performance Criteria and Test Methods of Plug-in Multiport (Multiservice) Surge-Protective Devices for Equipment Connected to 120/240 V Single Phase Power Service and Communications Lines." This effort is designed to provide updated information to help design and application engineers, specifiers and test laboratories design and evaluate this type of surge protective device.

These standards are sponsored by the IEEE Power Engineering Society.

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a global standards-setting body, is based in Piscataway, NJ. For more information visit

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