Published On: Sun, Jun 19th, 2022

A List of Standards Often Used for Designing Electrical Systems and for Specifying Equipment

Jankovic borrowed from: Handbook of Electrical Engineering: For Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry. Alan L. Sheldrake

Note . . . . Reference in {} brackets supersede the original references.


IEC60027 Part 1: Letter symbols to be used in electrical engineering.

IEC60034 Rotating electrical machines.
Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 14 in particular
Part 1: Rating and performance.
Part 2: Methods of determining losses and efficiency.
Part 4: Methods of determining synchronous machines quantities
Part 5: Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for rotating machines
Part 6: Methods of cooling rotating machinery.
Part 7: Symbols for types of construction and mounting arrangement.
Part 8: Terminal markings and direction of rotation.
Part 12: Starting performance of single-speed three-phase cage induction motors for voltages up to and including 660 V.
Part 14: Mechanical vibration of certain machines with shaft heights 6 mm and higher.

IEC60038 IEC standard voltages.

IEC60043 Recommendations for alternating current watt-hour meters.

IEC60050 International electro-technical vocabulary {65 sections}
(continued overleaf )
IEC60051 Recommendation for direct acting indicating electrical measuring instruments and their accessories.
Part 2: Special requirements for ampere-meters and voltmeters.

IEC60056 High-voltage alternating-current circuit breakers.

IEC60059 Standard current ratings.

IEC60060 High voltage test techniques.
Part 1: General definitions and test requirements.
Part 2: Measuring systems.
Part 3: Measuring devices.
Part 4: Application guide for measuring devices.
IEC60071 Insulation coordination.
Part 1: Definitions, principles and rules.
Part 2: Application guide.
Part 3: Phase-to-phase insulation coordination. Principles, rules and application guide. (Superseded by Part 1, 7th edition).

IEC60072-1 Dimensions and output ratings – frame numbers 56 to 400.

IEC60072-2 Dimensions and output ratings – frame numbers 355 to 1000.

IEC60073 Indicating lamps.

IEC60076 Power transformers.
Part 5: Ability to withstand short circuit.

IEC60079 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres.
Part 0: General requirements.
Part 1: Construction and verification test of flameproof enclosures of electrical apparatus.
Part 2: Electrical apparatus with type of protection ‘p’.
Part 5: Sand-filled apparatus.
Part 6: Oil-immersed apparatus.
Part 7: Increased safety ‘e’.
Part 10: Classification of hazardous areas.
Part 11: Construction and test of intrinsically safe and associated apparatus.
Part 13: Construction and use of rooms of buildings protected by
Part 14: Electrical installations in explosive gas atmospheres (other than mines).
Part 15: Electrical apparatus with type of protection ‘n’.
Part 16: Artificial ventilation for the protection of analyser(s) houses.
Part 17: Recommendations for inspection and maintenance of electrical installation in hazardous areas (other than mines).
Part 18: Encapsulation ‘m’.

IEC60083 Plugs and socket-outlets for domestic and similar general use.

IEC60085 Recommendations for the classifications of insulating materials in relation to their thermal stability in service.

IEC60088 Standard related current (2 to 63 A) of fuse links for LV

IEC60092 Electrical installation in ships.

IEC60092-3 Part 1: Cables (construction, testing and installations).

IEC60092-101 Part 101: Definitions and general requirements.
IEC60092-352 Part 352: Choice and installation of cables for low-voltage power systems.

IEC60092-353 Part 353: Single and multicore cables with extruded solid insulation for rated voltages 0.6/1 kV.

IEC60092-354 Part 354: Single- and three-core power cables with extruded insulation for rated voltages 6 kV, 10 kV and 15 kV.

IEC60092-359 Part 359: Sheathing materials for shipboard power and telecommunication cables.

IEC60092-375 Part 375: Shipboard telecommunication cables and radio-frequency cables.
General instrumentation, control and communication cables.

IEC60092-376 Part 376: Shipboard multicore cables for control circuits.

IEC60092-505 Part 505: Special features-mobile offshore drilling units.

IEC60112 Methods for determining the comparative and the proof-tracking indices of solid insulating material under moist conditions.

IEC60113 Diagrams, charts and tables.

IEC60120 Dimensions of ball and socket coupling of string insulator units.

IEC60129 Isolators and earth switches above 1000 volts.

IEC60146 Semiconductor converters.

Part 1: Specifications of basic requirements.
Part 2: Semiconductor self-commutated converters.

IEC60156 Insulating liquids – determination of the breakdown voltage at power frequency

IEC60157 LV switchgear and controlgear.

{IEC60947} Part 1: Contactors
IEC60158 LV control gear for industrial use.
{IEC60947} Part 1: Contactors.

IEC60182 Basic dimensions of winding wires.

IEC60183 Guide to the selection of high-voltage cables.

IEC60185 Current transformers.

IEC60186 Voltage transformers.

IEC60189 Low-frequency cables and wires with PVC insulation and PVC sheath
Part 1: General test and measuring methods

IEC60214 On load tap changes.

IEC60227 Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V.
Part 1: General requirements
Part 2: Test methods.

IEC60228 Conductors for insulated cables.

IEC60245 Rubber insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V. Six parts.

IEC60247 Measurements of relative permittivity, dielectric dissipation. Factor and DC resistivity of insulating liquids.

IEC60251 Methods of test for winding wires.
Part 1: Enamelled round wires
IEC60255 and BS142 Electrical protection relays.
Part 3: Single input energising quantity measuring relays with dependent or independent time.
Part 5: Insulation tests for electrical relays.
Part 6: Measuring relays and protection equipment.
Part 8: Thermal electrical relays.
Part 12: Directional relays and power relays with two input energising quantities.
Part 13: Biased (percentage) differential relays.
Part 16: Impedance measuring relays.
Part 20: Protection (protective) systems.
Part 23: Contact performance.

IEC60265 High-voltage switches
Part 1: High-voltage switches for rates voltages above 1 kV and
less than 52 kV.

IEC60269 Low-voltage fuses
Part 1: General requirements.

IEC60270 Partial discharge measurements.

IEC60277 Definitions for switchgear and control gear.

IEC60282 High-voltage fuses.
Part 1: Current-limiting fuses.
Part 2: Expulsion and similar fuses.
IEC60287 Calculation of the continuous current rating of cables (100% load factor)

IEC60292 LV motor starters

IEC60298 High-voltage metal enclosed switchgear and controlgear.

IEC60309 Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes.
Part 1: General requirements.
Part 2: Dimensional interchangeability requirements for pin and
contact-tube accessories.
Part 3: Particular requirements for plugs, socket-outlets, connectors and appliance inlets for use in explosive gas atmospheres.

IEC60331 Fire resisting characteristics of electric cables.

IEC60332 Tests on electric cables under fire conditions.
Part 1: Test on a single vertical insulated wire or cable.
Part 2: Test on a single small vertical insulated copper wire
or cable.
Part 3: Tests on bunched wires or cables.

IEC60337 Control auxiliary switches, relays and pushbuttons.

IEC60354 Loading guide for oil immersed transformers.

IEC60363 Short-circuit current evaluation with special regard to rated short-circuit capacity of circuit-breakers in installations in ships.

IEC60364 Requirements for electrical installations 7 parts, 6 appendices also called the IEE wiring regulations 16th edition.

IEC60376 Specification and acceptance of new sulphur hexafloride.

IEC60383 Insulators for overhead lines with a nominal voltage above 1000 V.
Part 1: Ceramic or glass insulators units for AC systems-definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria.
Part 2: Insulator strings and insulator sets for AC systems-definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria.

{IEC60947} disconnectors and fuse combination units.
{Part 3}

IEC60409 Guide for the inclusion of reliability clauses into Specifications for components (or parts) for electronic equipment.

IEC60414 Safety requirements for indicating and recording measuring instruments and accessories.

IEC60417 Graphical symbols for use on equipment. Index, survey and compilation of the single sheets. Note, there are 12 supplements.

IEC60420 High-voltage alternating current switch-fuse combinations.

IEC60433 Characteristics of string insulator units of the long rod type.

IEC60439 Low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies.
Part 1: Type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies.
Part 2: Particular requirements for busbar trunking systems.
Part 3: Particular requirements for low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies intended to be installed in places where unskilled persons have access for their use–distribution boards.
Part 4: Particular requirements for assemblies for construction sites (ACS).
Part 5: Particular requirements for assemblies intended to be installed outdoors in public places (CDC).

IEC60445 Identification of apparatus terminals and general rules for a uniform systems of terminal making, using an alphanumeric notation.

IEC60446 Identification of insulated and bare conductors by colours.

IEC60470 High-voltage alternating current contactors, Amendment No. 1.

IEC60473 Dimensions for panel-mounted indicating and recording electrical measuring instruments.

IEC60478 Stabilised power supplies, DC output.
Part 1: Terms and definitions.
Part 2: Rating and performance.

IEC60479 Effects of current on human beings and livestock.
Part 1: General aspects.
IEC60502 Extruded solid dielectric insulated power cables from 1 kV up to 30 kV.

IEC60529 Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code).

IEC60536 Part 1: Classification of electrical and electronic equipment with regard to protection against electric shock.
Part 2: Guideline to requirements for protection against electric shock.

IEC60549 High-voltage fuses for the external protection of shunt Power capacitors.

IEC60551 Measurement of transformer and reactor sound levels.
IEC60555 Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar electrical equipment.
Part 1: Definitions
Part 2: Harmonics
Part 3: Voltage fluctuations.

IEC60593 Internal fuses and internal over-pressure disconnections for shunt capacitors.

IEC60606 Application guide for power transformers

IEC60614 Specifications for conduits for electrical installations.
Part 1: General requirements.
Part 2: Particular specifications for conduits. Section one Metal conduits.

IEC60616 Terminal and tapping markings for power transformers.

IEC60617 Graphic symbols for diagrams.
Part 1: General information, general index.
Cross-reference tables.

IEC60623 Vented nickel-cadmium prismatic rechargeable single cells.

IEC60632 High-voltage motor starters.
Part 1: Direct-on-line full voltage starters.

IEC60644 Specifications for high-voltage fuse links for motor circuit applications.

IEC60662 High pressure sodium vapour lamps.

IEC60664 Insulation coordination within low-votage systems including clearness and creepage distances for equipment.
Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests.
Part 3: Use of coatings to achieve insulation coordination of printed board

IEC60686 Stabilised power supplies AC output.

IEC60688 Electrical measuring transducers for converting AC electrical quantities into DC electrical quantities.
Part 1: General purpose transducers.

IEC60694 Common clauses for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear standards.
Amendment No. 1.

IEC60722 Guide to lightning impulse and switching impulse testing of power transformers and reactors.

IEC60726 Dry type power transformers.

IEC60742 Isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers.

IEC60745 Safety of handheld motor operated electric tools.
Part 1: General requirements.
Part 2: 17 sections covering drills, hammers, grinders etc.

IEC60751 Platinum resistance thermometer sensors
IEC60754 Test on gases evolved during combustion of electric cables.
Part 1: Determination of the amount of halogen acid gas evolved during the combustion of polymeric materials taken from cables.
Part 2: Determination of degree of acidity amount of gases evolved during the combustion of polymeric materials taken from cables by measuring pH and conductivity.

IEC60781 Application guide for calculation of short-circuit currents in low-voltage radial systems.

IEC60800 Heating cables with a rated voltage of 300/500 V for comfort heating and prevention of ice formation.

IEC60801 Electromagnetic compatibility for industrial process measurement and control equipment:
Part 1: General introduction.
Part 2: Electrostatic discharge requirements-test severity level 4.
Part 3: Radiated electromagnetic field requirements-test severity
level 3.
Part 4: Noise immunity against fast transient disturbances-test severity level 3.
Part 5: Surge immunity requirements-test severity level 4.
Part 6: Immunity to conducted radio frequency disturbances above 9 kHz-test severity level 2.

IEC60812 Analysis techniques for system reliability – Procedure for failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

IEC60815 Guide for the selection of insulators in respect of polluted conditions.

IEC60826 Loading strength of electrical overhead lines.

IEC60831 Shunt power capacitors of the self-healing type for AC systems having a rated voltage up to and including 1000 V.
Part 1: General-performance, testing and rating-safety
requirements – Guide for installation and operation.
Part 2: Ageing test, self-healing and destruction test.

IEC60836 Specification for silicone liquids for electrical purposes.

IEC60840 Tests for power cables with extruded insulation for rated voltage above 30 kV.

IEC60851 Methods of test for winding wire.
Part 1: General

IEC60865 Short-circuit currents – Calculation of effects.
Part 1: Definitions and calculation methods.
Part 2: Examples of calculation.

IEC60871 Shunt capacitors for AC power systems having a rated voltage above 660 V.
Part 1: General-performance, testing and rating-safety
requirements – Guide for installation and operation
Part 2: Endurance testing.

A illustration photo by Radoje Jankovic, 380 kV overhead line

IEC60885 Electric test methods for electric cables.
Part 1: Electrical tests for cables, cords and wires for voltages up to and including 450/750 V.
Part 2: Partial discharge tests.
Part 3: Test methods for partial discharge measurement on lengths of extruded power cable.

IEC60896 Stationary lead-acid batteries. General requirements and methods of test.

IEC60898 Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations.

IEC60905 Loading guide for dry type power transformers.

IEC60906 IEC systems of plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes.
Part 1: Plugs and socket-outlets 16 A 250 V AC
Part 2: Plugs and socket-outlets 15 A 125 V AC

IEC60909 Short-circuit current calculation in three-phase AC systems. Third impression 1991.
Part 1: Factors for the calculation of short-circuit currents in three-phase AC systems according to IEC60909.
Part 2: Electrical equipment – Data for short-circuit current calculation in accordance with IEC60909 (1988).

IEC60944 Guide for the maintenance of silicone transformer liquids.

IEC60947 Low-voltage switchgear and control gear.
Part 1: General rules.
Part 2: Circuit breakers.
Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch disconnectors, and
fuse-combination units.
Part 4: Contractors and motor starters. Section one: electromechanical contactors and motor starters.

IEC60993 Electrolyte for vented nickel cadmium cells.

IEC61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

IEC61000-1-1 Part 1: General – Section 1: Application and interpretation of fundamental definitions and terms.

IEC61000-2-1 Part 2: Environmental – Section 1: Description of the environment: electromagnetic environment for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signaling in public power supply systems.

IEC61000-2-2 Part 2: Environment – Section 2: Compatibility levels for low-frequency conducted disturbances and signaling in public low-voltage power supply systems.

IEC61000-2-4 Part 2: Environment – Section 4: Compatibility levels in industrial plans for low-frequency conducted disturbances.

IEC61000-3-2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment current <16 A per phase)

IEC61000-4-11 Part 4: Testing and measuring techniques – section 11: Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations immunity tests: Basic EMC publication.

IEC61000-5-2 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Part 5: Installation and mitigation guidelines – section 2: Earthing and cabling.

IEC61010 Safety requirements of electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.

IEC61029 Safety of motor-operated transportable tools.
Part 1: General requirements.

IEC61034 Part 1: Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. Test apparatus.
Part 2: Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. Test procedure and requirements.

IEC61039 General classification of insulating liquids.

IEC61067 Glass and glass polyester fibrewoven tapes. Definitions, classifications and general requirements.

IEC61084 Cable trunking and ducting systems for electrical installation.
Part 1: General requirements.

IEC61089 Round wire concentric lay overhead electrical standard conductors.

IEC61203 Synthetic organic esters for electrical purpose – guide for maintenance of transformer esters in equipment.

IEC61294 Insulating liquids – determination of the partial discharge inception voltage (PDIV): Test procedure.

EN50006 The limitations of disturbances in electrical supply networks caused by domestic and similar appliances equipped with electronic devices.

EN50085 Cable trunking systems and cable ducting systems for electrical installations.
Part 1: General requirements ratified European text.

EN55014 Specification for radio interference limits and measures for equipment embodying small motors, contacts, control and other devices causing similar interference.

EN55015 Limits and methods of measurement of radio interference characteristics of fluorescent lamps and luminaires.

EN55022 Limits and methods of measurement of radio interference characteristics of information technology equipment.

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A List of Standards Often Used for Designing Electrical Systems and for Specifying Equipment