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This specification covers the requirements and testing procedures for five types of electrical insulation monitoring devices intended as permanently installed units that are used in the detection of ohmic insulation faults to ground in active AC ungrounded electrical systems. This specification does not address devices which are not intended for DC or AC ungrounded systems that operated with DC components, unless AC to DC conversion is isolated from the monitored system with transformers. Information required in the equipment manual that shall be provided with this system are also detailed.
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1.1 This specification covers electrical insulation monitoring devices intended as permanently installed units for use in the detection of ohmic insulation faults to ground in active AC ungrounded electrical systems.
1.2 Limitations—This specification does not cover devices which are not intended for operation for: DC ungrounded systems or AC ungrounded systems with DC components unless AC to DC conversion is isolated from the monitored system with transformers.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 9, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
UL StandardUL 1053 Ground-Fault Sensing and Relaying Equipment Available from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 333 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062-2096, http://www.ul.com.
ICS Number Code 17.220.20 (Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities); 29.080.10 (Insulators)
ASTM F1207M-12, Standard Specification for Electrical Insulation Monitors for Monitoring Ground Resistance in Active Electrical Systems [Metric], ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top