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IEEE APPROVES STANDARDS WORK FOR BROADBAND OVER POWERLINE TEST AND MEASUREMENT

New guide to enable analysis of failures on underground power cable systems

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 28 March 2011 -- IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board has approved two new standards. The first is a guide for analyzing power cable failures. The second outlines measurement procedures for Broadband over Powerline (BPL) equipment.

IEEE 1511.1™ – Guide for Investigating and Analyzing Shielded Power Cable Failures on Systems Rated 5 kV Through 46 kV – provides an introduction to the concepts of failure analysis. Common methods are described as well as how they can be applied in determining the cause of failure for the components used in the construction of an underground power cable system.

IEEE 1775™ – Standard for Powerline Communication Equipment - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Requirements - Testing and Measurement Methods – provides test and measurement guidance as well as EMC criteria for BPL equipment and installations. It will act as a bridge between national spectrum regulations, power utility practice and other interested party concerns. It will also identify the basic definitions of the applicable EMC parameters for BPL equipment and installations as well as measurements conditions and settings.

IEEE 1775 is part of a series of BPL standards that will cover all major aspects of broadband powerline communication technology. Until now, an absence of widely accepted EMC criteria and test methods has made the reluctant to move forward. In addition to the two standards, IEEE-SA also approved a correction to IEEE C37.110™. The PC37.110-2007/Cor1, IEEE Draft Guide for the Application of Current Transformers Used for Protective Relaying Purposes - Corrigendum 1: Corrections to Equation 18 and Equation 19 , makes corrections in two formulas.

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