Testing to the new switchboard standard
Coinciding with the release of the new Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 61439, B.E.Switchcraft embarked on a series of tests at the TUV Rheinland Australia Pty. Ltd. High Power Laboratory in Heidelberg, Victoria.
BE Switchcraft has been performing tests since 1968 and these play an influential role in our adherence to the standards of the day and our own rigorous design and construction processes.
Multiple tests were successfully conducted on a sample ASSEMBLY. Tests included ‘temperature rise’ [tested to AS/NZS 61439.1:2016, clause 10.10.2.3.7c) ], and ‘short circuit withstand’ [tested to AS/NZS 61439.1:2016, clause 10.11.5.3.2 and 10.11.5.3.3 ]
B.E.Switchcraft is planning to conduct further tests to complement existing knowledge and expertise. This will also confirm to our clients and the industry the confidence they can have in the quality, dependability and compliance to current standards of our custom made electrical switchboards.
For us, making sure our customers are receiving the very best long term solution is at the core of the way we work and our proactive role in testing to the new Standard is another example of this.
All detailed results are documented in the following Test Reports:
Test Report No.: 50054963 001, Temperature Rise Test
Test Specification: AS/NZS 61439.1:2016,clause 10.10.2.3.7c)
Test Item: Functional Units
Test Report No.: 50054963 002, Short Circuit Withstand
Test Specification: AS/NZS 61439.1:2016,clause 10.111.5.3.2 & 10.11.5.3.3
Test Item: Incoming & Outgoing Units, 65kA-1 second
Test Report No.: 50054963 003, Short Circuit Withstand
Test Specification: AS/NZS 61439.1:2016,clause 10.111.5.3.2
Test Item: Main Busbars, 65kA-1 second
“Whilst the new Australian/NZ Standard for Electrical switchboards is only months old we have already performed tests to comply , giving our customers every confidence in the installation of BE Switchcraft Switchboards on their projects “