Electrical

Categories: Electrical
Contact: allan.hawley@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 23, 2017
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2 Scope
2.1 Applicable to Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2
locations
2.1.1 This standard applies only to equipment, circuits, and components for use in Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2 hazardous (classified) locations as defined in the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) ANSI/NFPA 70 or in the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) CSA C22.1.
NOTE 1 Some equipment designed for use in unclassified locations is permitted by the NEC® or CEC for installation in Division 2 locations. The judgment of acceptability for the installation would be determined by the authority having jurisdiction. Such equipment would not have the hazardous location marking or documentation described in this standard. It is anticipated that such equipment would comply with the other requirements in this standard and that the determination of compliance is elementary
(e.g., a nonarcing instrument inside a Type 4 or Type 12 enclosure used in a Class II, Division 2 location).
NOTE 2 Throughout this standard, reference to CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-0 and UL 60079-0 are made as CSA/UL 60079-0. Similarly reference to CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60079-1 and UL 60079-1 are made as CSA/UL 60079-1. Similarly reference to CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-11 and UL 60079-11 are made as CSA/UL 60079-11.
Similarly reference to CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60079-15 and UL 60079-15 are made as CSA/UL 60079-15.
FOR PUBLIC REVIEW, DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
NOTE 3 The US and Canadian adoptions of IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-1, IEC 60079-11 and IEC 60079-15 may be adopted at different revision levels and may have different National Deviations.
2.2 Applicable to associated nonincendive field wiring apparatus
2.2.1 This standard also applies to associated nonincendive field wiring apparatus located in a non-hazardous (unclassified) location specifically designed to directly connect to nonincendive field wiring in Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2 hazardous (classified) locations.
NOTE The 2015 CEC does not address nonincendive field wiring circuits in Class II or Class III hazardous locations.
2.3 Applicable ambient conditions
2.3.1 The requirements of this standard are based on consideration of the following ambient conditions:
a) A lower ambient temperature of -50°C or higher.
b) An upper ambient temperature of 40 °C or lower.
c) An oxygen concentration of not greater than 21 percent by volume.
d) A pressure of 80 kPa (0.8 bar) to 110 kPa (1.1 bar).
NOTE Equipment specified for atmospheric conditions beyond the above limits may be subject to additional investigation.
2.4 Not applicable to specified ignition mechanisms
2.4.1 This standard is not applicable to mechanisms of ignition from external sources, such as static electricity or lightning, that are not related to the electrical characteristics of the equipment.
FOR PUBLIC REVIEW, DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
2.5 Not applicable to specific products
2.5.1 This standard does not apply to electric luminaires for use in Division 2 hazardous (classified) locations.
2.5.2 This standard does not apply to electric motors, electric heaters, heat tracing cables, and similar heat-producing products, except where they are an integral part of the equipment under evaluation, for use in Division 2 locations. Where electric motors, electric heaters, heat tracing cables or similar heat-producing products are an integral part of the equipment under evaluation, applicable requirements from the Division 2 hazardous locations standards for these products shall be considered.
2.5.3 In the United States, this standard does not apply to battery-operated flashlights and lanterns within the scope of UL 783.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: allan.hawley@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 28, 2017
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1 Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to:

cables for use in hazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

cable glands intended for use in Class I, Class II, and Class III hazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

The requirements in this standard are in addition to the basic electrical requirements applicable to such cables and cable glands for use in other than hazardous locations

Note: Cable glands may be approved with an Ex method of protection according to the CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079 series of standards without compliance to this standard. 

Categories: Electrical
Contact: ana.andronescu@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 30, 2017
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1 Scope

1.1 

This Standard applies to decorative lighting strings, decorative lighting outfits, pre-lit trees, and accessories, intended for seasonal or commercial use connected to circuits of 120 V nominal or less by means of an attachment plug, and designed to be used in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, in non-hazardous locations.

1.2 

These requirements cover electrically-assembled

a) series or series-parallel connected lighting strings;

b) parallel connected lighting strings;

c) decorative outfits;

d) controllers and flashers; and

e) motor operated tree stands.

1.3 

These requirements additionally cover ornaments, which are provided with an adapter for connection to a push-in lampholder and are intended to replace a push-in lamp in a series-connected decorative-lighting string.

1.4 

These requirements do not cover

a) strings employing lampholders larger than intermediate-screw;

b) permanently connected products;

c) portable luminaries;

d) cord sets, power supply cords, and cord-connected, multiple receptacle extension boxes;

e) fibre-optic devices, if not used in conjunction with decorative lighting; and

f) strings employing candelabra lampholders of the bayonet type.

1.5 

Decorative lighting products not incorporating lighting strings are covered by the requirements of CSA C22.2 No. 250.4.

1.6 

The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The imperial values given in parenthesis are for information only. See Annex F for metric conversion multipliers. Temperatures are given in degrees Celsius only. Unless indicated otherwise, all voltage and current values mentioned in this Standard are root-mean- square (rms).

1.7 

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: allan.hawley@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 2, 2017
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1   Scope

[Add the following]

The requirements of the IEC 60079 series of Standards cover protection with respect to explosion hazard only. The CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079 series of Standards (based on the adoption of corresponding IEC Standards) is to be used in conjunction with other applicable Standards containing the appropriate electrical safety requirements for general use equipment.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: allan.hawley@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 2, 2017
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1       Scope

[Add the following paragraphs]

The requirements of the IEC 60079 series of Standards cover protection with respect to explosion hazard only. The CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079 series of Standards (based on the adoption of corresponding IEC Standards) is to be used in conjunction with other applicable Standards containing the appropriate electrical safety requirements for general use equipment. This Standard covers products that are intended to be installed or used in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

Group I electrical equipment intended for use in mines susceptible to firedamp is regulated by the provinces and territories of Canada. Such types of equipment (e.g., caplights) should be referred to the respective authority having jurisdiction.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: mark.humphries@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 2, 2017
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1 Scope
This part of IEC 60079 provides guidance for the application of electrical resistance trace heating systems in areas where explosive atmospheres may be present, with the exclusion of those classified as requiring EPL Ga/Da (traditional relationship to Zone 0 and Zone 20
respectively). This standard also provides guidance for explosive atmospheres incorporating
the Division method of area classification that may be applied by some users of this standard.
NOTE Information on the Division method is given in NFPA 70 and CSA C22.1.
It provides recommendations for the design, installation, maintenance and repair of trace heating systems including associated control and monitoring equipment. It does not cover devices that operate by induction heating, skin effect heating or direct pipeline heating, nor those intended for stress relieving.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: mark.humphries@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 4, 2017
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1.  Scope

1.1

This Standard applies to line isolation monitors designed to be installed and used as an ancillary part of a single-phase isolated (ungrounded) power distribution system not exceeding 300 V in accordance with the rules of the CE Code, Part I, including any rules that are applicable particularly to anaesthetizing locations and other patient care areas in hospitals and other health care facilities.

1.2

This Standard applies to all line isolation monitors and includes requirements for the enclosure in which they are mounted for installation.

1.3

This Standard applies to monitors of a kind that are programmed to measure, periodically or continuously, an impedance to ground of each "side" of a single-phase power supply and any connected load and to activate an alarm whenever either or both of these impedances are equal to or less than a preset limit.

1.4

This Standard also applies to remote indicators designed to duplicate some or all of the alarm indications that are presented by a line isolation monitor.

1.5

This Standard does not include requirements for monitors for installations in hazardous locations, as Part I of the CE Code does not provide for their installation in such locations.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: leonard.letea@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 4, 2017
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This is a proposed amendment to C22.2 No. 248.12-11 (R2016) - Low-voltage fuses - Part 12: Class R fuses

Categories: Electrical
Contact: leonard.letea@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 9, 2017
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1.1 Scope

This Part applies to Class T fuses rated 1200 A or less and 300 or 600 V ac. DC ratings are optional.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: mark.mcewen@csagroup.org
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jun 17, 2017
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1 Scope and normative references
This clause of Part 1 is applicable except as follows:
1.1 Replacement:
In general, this part of IEC 60730 applies to timers and time switches that may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc. or a combination thereof, including heating, air conditioning and similar applications.
This standard is also applicable to individual timers utilized as part of a control system or timers which are mechanically integral with multifunctional controls having non-electrical outputs. This standard does not apply to time-delay switches (TDS) within the scope of IEC 60669-2-3.
NOTE 1 Throughout this standard, the word “timers” means timers and time switches, unless the type is specifically mentioned.
NOTE 2 Devices which only indicate time or passage of time are not included.
NOTE 3 This standard does not apply to multi-functional controls having an integrated timing function which is not capable of being tested as a separate timing device.
1.1.1 Replacement:
This standard applies to the inherent safety, to the operating characteristics where such are associated with equipment protection and to the testing of timers used in appliances and other apparatus, electrical and non-electrical, for household and similar purposes, but also extended to industrial purposes when no dedicated product standards exist, such as that for
central heating, air conditioning, process heating, etc.
Timers for equipment not intended for normal household use, but which nevertheless may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.
This standard is also applicable to timers for appliances within the scope of IEC 60335-1.
1.1.2 Replacement:
This standard applies to manual controls when such are electrically and/or mechanically integral with timers.
1.4 Replacement:
This standard applies also to timers incorporating electronic devices, requirements for which are contained in Annex H.

This standard applies also to timers using NTC or PTC thermistors, requirements for which are contained in Part 1, Annex J.

1.5 Normative references
This subclause of Part 1 applies except as follows:
Addition:
IEC 60669-1:1998, Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations – Part 1:
General requirements1
IEC 60669-1:1998/AMD1:1999
IEC 60669-1:1998/AMD2:2006
IEC 60695-11-10:2013, Fire hazard testing – Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods

Categories: Electrical
Contact: calvin.lee@csagroup.org
Origin: IEC
Close date: Jun 24, 2017
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1 Scope and object
This clause of Part 1 is applicable, except as follows.
1.1 Scope
1.1.1 Equipment included in scope
Replacement:
Replace the text by the following paragraphs:
This part of IEC 61010 specifies the safety requirements for electric ACTUATORs and SOLENOIDs, as applied to valves, intended to be installed in an industrial process or discrete
control environment.
This part of IEC 61010 specifies:
– particular safety requirements for general purpose electrically operated valve ACTUATORs and SOLENOIDs,
– related verification tests.
The general purpose electrically operated valve ACTUATORs and SOLENOIDs, covered by this part of IEC 61010 are limited to:
– those rated 600 V alternative current/ 840 V direct current or less,
Service personnel interface to equipment included in the scope of this document.
1.1.2 Equipment excluded from scope
Addition at the end of the list:
This standard excludes
– electric ACTUATORs and SOLENOIDs for use in explosive atmospheres, as covered by the IEC 60079 series of standards;
– mechanical parts/aspects of valves;
– ACTUATORs and SOLENOIDs performing a safety function as covered by the IEC 61508 series of standards;
– POSITIONERs.
NOTE A positioner is defined as a "physical unit delivering an additional, often mechanical, feedback to a mechanical final controlling element that improves its velocity and precision" in IEC 60050-351:2013, 351-56-
17.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: julian.mereuta@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 26, 2017
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1 Scope

1.1 

This Standard applies to free-standing poles of ferrous metal, aluminum, polymeric, concrete, fibre reinforced structures, and wood, and to their accessories, for use in the support of lighting equipment having ratings of 600 V and less, and intended to be installed in the commercial and industrial nonhazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

1.2 

This Standard applies to poles used for the support of lighting equipment, such as luminaires, electric signs, and traffic lights. The poles may also serve as supports for aerial conductors, PV modules, and wind turbines used to supply the lighting equipment and, in the case of concrete or metal poles, provide wireways for conductors entering the poles.

1.3 

This Standard applies to the electrical features of poles as well as to the mechanical strength aspects and the ability to support their design loads.

1.4 

This Standard does not apply to the erection of poles or the installation of accessories on site.

Note: Lighting Poles for residential applications less than 4 m in height may be evaluated to the requirements of CSA C22.2 No 250.0 for electrical safety only, and be marked NOT EVALUATED FOR STRUCTURAL STRENGTH and N'A PAS ÉTÉ ÉVALUÉ QUANT À LA RÉSISTANCE STRUCTURALE.

1.5 

General requirements applicable to this Standard are given in CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.

1.6 

In CSA Group Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

Categories: Electrical
Contact: leonard.letea@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: Jun 26, 2017
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1.  Scope

 

1.1 

This Standard applies to the following products intended for use in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:

(a)  metal and nonmetallic cutout boxes;

(b)  metal and nonmetallic junction boxes (of other than the swimming pool type), and pull boxes where the length does not exceed three times the width and the volume exceeds 1640 mL.

 

1.2 

This Standard does not apply to

(a)  junction and pull boxes that are made in accordance with CSA Standards C22.2 No. 18.1 and No. 18.2;

(b)  enclosures for use in hazardous locations;

(c)  enclosures that are made in accordance with CSA Standard C22.2 No. 26;

(d)  junction boxes that are made in accordance with CSA Standard C22.2 No. 89; and

(e)  weather-proof, water-proof, water-tight, and dust-tight enclosures.