EN IEC 60071-2:2018

Insulation co-ordination - Part 2: Application guidelines EN IEC 60071-2:2018

Publication date:   Sep 18, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 4, 2018


CLC/TC 99X Power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c. (1,5 kV d.c.)

European Norm

29.080   Insulation



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<span style="color:red">NEW!</span>IEC 60071-2:2018 is available as <a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/62844">IEC 60071-2:2018 RLV</a> which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.</br></br>IEC 60071-2:2018 constitutes application guidelines and deals with the selection of insulation levels of equipment or installations for three-phase electrical systems. It gives guidance for the determination of the rated withstand voltages for ranges I and II of IEC 60071-1 and to justify the association of these rated values with the standardized highest voltages for equipment. It covers three-phase systems with nominal voltages above 1 kV. It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 108. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) the annex on clearance in air to assure a specified impulse withstand voltage installation is deleted because the annex in IEC 60071-1 is overlapped;

b) 4.2 and 4.3 on surge arresters are updated;

c) 4.3.5 on very-fast-front overvoltages is revised. Annex J on insulation co-ordination for very-fast-front overvoltages in UHV substations is added;

d) Annex H on atmospheric correction – altitude correction is added.

e) Annex I on evaluation method of non-standard lightning overvoltage shape is added.

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EN 60071-2:1997


EN IEC 60071-2:2018
60.60 Standard published
May 4, 2018


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