When Standards Australia completely revised AS 2067:2016 (a document detailing regulations for substations and high voltage installations exceeding 1 kV a.c.) we took it upon ourselves to make sure we were completely versed and compliant moving forward with the new standards issued.
This volume of critically important information covers safety practices that will improve industry standards to better protect consumers, builders and electricity providers against risk related issues.
“The objective of this revision is to incorporate changes derived from experience and feedback following the issue of the 2008 edition of this Standard, amendments that have been made to IEC 61936, and to incorporate review of consideration of fire issues, requirements related to the mining area for fixed installations, as considered by EL-023, Electrical Equipment in Mines and Quarries, and substantially expand the sections and clauses on earthing, following reference to ENA’s Handbook ENA Doc 025, EG-0 on earthing.” – Standards Australia
A high voltage installation according to this document is considered to be:
- An electricity network substation, under the control of an electricity network operator or entity authorized by a licence or other legal instrument to convey electricity.
- The high voltage parts of an electrical installation of a power station including all auxiliary systems and interconnecting lines and cables between power stations if on the same site.
- Electrical installations built at offshore platforms, e.g. offshore wind power farms.
- The high voltage parts of an electrical installation that are not covered in (a) or (b) above. This may include but not be limited to consumer and customer electrical installations serving premises such as factories, commercial facilities, industrial plants, institutional facilities and mine sites.
We are aware these changes will have made significant impacts on previous work that we have completed over the years. It will be our ongoing mission to maintain best industry practices and as a result we will be in contact with all of our past clients to review and discuss how these changes might affect their business and offer the opportunity to update their systems to be compliant within the new operating standards.
If you would like to get in touch with us to discuss earthing or any of the previous work we have done for your organisation – please don’t delay, get in touch with us today!