PLUS ES

Site

Lane Cove Testing Station

Accreditation No.

62

Site No.

15233

Date of Accreditation

14 Jul 1952

Address

18 Mars Road
Lane Cove West, NSW 2066
Australia

pluses.com.au

Contact

Mr Martin Mulcahy P: +61 (02) 94243600

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of high voltage/power equipment and components - Energy efficiency classification Transformers and inductors Energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) evaluation Calculations for energy labelling AS 2374.1.2 
Evaluation of high voltage/power equipment and components - Performance Bushings AC voltage; DC voltage; Electric strength; Impulse voltage; Power arc Not applicable

Electric strength

by the methods of AS/NZS 60137; IEC 60137

Direct voltage tests,  Alternating voltage tests and Impulse voltage tests
by the methods of IEC60060-1
Power arc tests
by the methods of AS4435.1; IEC 1109

excluding H.V. wet and RIV tests

Direct voltage tests up to 40 kV
Alternating voltage tests up to 150 kV at 50 Hz
Impulse voltage tests up to 500 kVp
Power arc tests up to 70 kV
Cable feeders; Cables Heat cycling; Temperature rise; Thermal rating Not applicable

AS 1154.1; AS 1154.3

AS 1299
AS 1300
AS 1660.1, AS 1660.2.1; AS 1660.2.2; AS 1660.2.3; AS 1660.2.4; AS 1660.3; AS 1660.5.1
AS/NZS 4325.1 
Electrical performance of cables and components Capacitance; Conductor resistance; High voltage; Impulse voltage withstand; Insulation resistance; Volume resistivity

Alternating voltage tests by the methods of - IEC 60060-1

Conductor resistance tests by the methods of - AS 1154.1; AS 1154.3

Direct voltage tests by the methods of - IEC 60060-1

Impulse voltage tests by the methods of - IEC 60060-1

Insulation resistance tests by the methods of - AS 1255.2; IEC 60167

Overload performance by the methods of - AS/NZS 4325.1

Short time withstand and peak withstand current tests by the methods of - AS 1154.1; AS 1154.3; AS 1299; AS 1300; AS 1660.1; AS 1660.2.1; AS 1660.2.2; AS 1660.2.3; AS 1660.2.4; AS 1660.3; AS 1660.5.1; AS/NZS 4325.1; IEC 61138; IEC 61230

Maximum currents at nominal test voltages:
For example 24 kV - 14 kA, 12 kV - 26 kA, 7.2 kV - 36 kA, 1000 V - 50 kA, 690 V - 65 kA, 440 V - 150 kA, 415 V - 150 kA, 230 V - 85 kA.
Measurement of capacitance up to 50 mF
Measurement of HV power frequency test supply up to 70 kV

Impulse voltage tests - Full (1.2/50μ sec) waves, controlled chopped(on the tail) waves by sphere gaps

Clothing materials, gloves and tools for use in high voltage/power applications Power arc Not applicable IEC 61482 Power arc tests on clothing
Insulated systems; Insulation products; Insulators AC voltage; DC voltage; Impulse voltage; Insulation resistance; Power arc; Power frequency withstand; Surface and volume resistivity Not applicable

Insulation resistance tests 

by the methods of IEC 60167 

Direct voltage tests,  Alternating voltage tests and Impulse voltage tests
by the methods of IEC60060-1
Surface and volume resistivity
by the methods of IEC60502-1
Power arc tests
by the methods of AS4435.1; IEC 1109
Power frequency withstand tests
by the methods of IEC 62475


Alternating Voltage tests 

up to 150 kV at 50 Hz

Direct Voltage tests 

up to 40 kV

Impulse Voltage tests

peak voltages up to 500 kVp
Insulation Resistance tests 

up to 100 GΩ with measurements at applied voltages up to 5000 V

Power frequency withstand tests
up to 70 kV
Overhead lines; Three phase cable installations Sequence impedance Not applicable AS/NZS 61439.6
IEC 61439-6
Switching control and protective equipment for power systems Arcing fault due to internal fault; Cut-off current characteristics; Dielectric dissipation; Dimensions; Electrical endurance; Electrical resistance; High voltage withstand; Impulse voltage; Joule integral characteristics; Making and breaking capacities; Overload; Routine load; Short circuit making and breaking capacities; Short time withstand and peak withstand current; Temperature rise; Visual examination Not applicable

Circuit breakers and controllers by the methods of - 

AS 60947.1, AS 60947.2, AS 60947.4; AS 62271.1; AS 62271.100

BS EN and IEC 60947-1, IEC 60947-2, IEC 60947 -4; 

IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-100

Switches and isolators by the methods of - 

AS 1306, AS 2024, AS 2650, AS 3947.3, AS 60265.1, AS 60265.2, AS 62271.1; AS 62271.102, AS 62271.201

IEC 60694, IEC 62271-1, IEC 61439,  IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-102, IEC 62271-105, IEC 62271-201 

Switchgear and controlgear assemblies by the methods of -

AS 3439.1; AS 61439.1; AS 61439.2; AS 62277.1; AS 62277.200; AS 62277.201; AS 62277.202; AS 62277.203

IEC 60439-1, IEC 60439-2; IEC 61439-1; IEC 61439-2; IEC TR 61641; IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-200; IEC 62271-201; IEC 62271-202; IEC 62271-203; 

Fuses and fuse links by the methods of - 

AS 1033.1, AS 1033.2, AS 60269 

BS 60269

IEC 60269, IEC 60282-1, IEC 60282-2

Surge diverters by the methods of - 

AS 1307.1; AS 1307.2 (pressure relief)

IEC 61643-1; IEC 60099-4
Cut-off characteristics by the methods of -
AS 1033.1; AS 1033.2
IEC 60269; IEC 60282-1; IEC 60282-2
Joule integral characteristics by the methods of -
IEC 62475
Temperature rise tests by the methods of - 
AS 1306; AS 2024; AS 2650; AS 3947.3; AS 60265.1; AS 60265.2; AS 62271.1; AS 62271.100; AS 62271.102; AS 62271.103; AS 62271.104; AS 62271.105; AS 62271.110; AS 62271.111; AS 62271.200; AS 62271.201; AS 62271.202; AS 62271.203;  AS/NZS 61439.1; AS/NZS 61439.2
IEC 60265-1; IEC 60265-2; IEC 60694; IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-100; IEC 62271-102; IEC 62271-103;  IEC 62271-104; IEC 62271-105; IEC 62271-110; IEC 62271-111; IEC 62271-200; IEC 62271-201; IEC 62271-202; IEC 62271-203; IEC 60439-1; IEC 60439-2; IEC 61439-1; IEC 61439-2
Mechanical endurance tests by the methods of -
AS 3439.1; AS/NZS 61439.1; AS/NZS 61439.2; AS 62271.1; AS 62271.102; AS 62271.103; AS 62271.104; AS 62271.105; AS 62271.110; AS 62271.111
IEC 60439-1; IEC 60439-2; IEC 61439-1, IEC 61439-2; IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-102; IEC 62271-103;  IEC 62271-104; IEC 62271-105; IEC 62271-110; IEC 62271-111
Switch endurance tests by the methods of -
AS 62271.1; AS 62271.200; AS 62271.201; AS 62271.202; AS 62271.203
IEC 62271-1; IEC 62271-200; IEC 62271-201; IEC 62271-202; IEC 62271-203
Breaking capacity tests on miniature overcurrent circuit breakers, residual current devices and semi-enclosed fuses by the methods of -

AS/NZS 61008.1; AS/NZS 61008.2; AS 61009.1; AS 3190; AS/NZS 60898.1; AS/NZS 60898.2 

BS EN 61009,

IEC 61008, IEC 61009,  IEC 60898

High power tests by the methods of -
IEC 62475

Circuit breakers and controllers

Tests on low voltage and high voltage circuit breakers, switchgear assemblies, control gear assemblies and busbar trunking systems excluding switching impulse, radio interference voltage, RIV and H.V. wet tests

Switches and isolators 

Tests on switches, switch-disconnectors, disconnectors, isolators, earthing switches, fuse/switches, fuse/circuits-breakers, switch gear and control gear assemblies, busbar trunking systems, motor starters, contactors excluding switching impulse, RIV and H.V. wet tests

Fuses and fuse links 

Tests on low voltage cartridge fuses, semi-enclosed fuses, high voltage expulsion and similar fuses, high voltage current limiting fuses

Surge diverters 

Tests on gap type diverters for high voltage and impulse voltage tests (excluding switching impulse, RIV and H.V. wet tests) and pressure relief tests
High voltage and low voltage fuse links and current limiting circuit breakers 
Three phase and single phase tests at various currents and nominal voltages at nominated power factor and TRV capability.

For example 24 kV - 14 kA, 12 kV - 26 kA, 7.2 kV - 36 kA, 1000 V - 50 kA, 690 V - 65 kA, 440 V - 150 kA, 415 V - 150 kA, 230 V - 85 kA.

Temperature rise tests 

Three phase and single phase up to 10 000 A ac. test current and 2000 A dc test current

Transformers and inductors Accuracy tests Not applicable

Current transformers and protective current transformers by the methods of -
AS 60044.1 

IEC 60044-1 ; IEC 61869-1

BS EN 60044-1:1999 

Voltage transformers and protective voltage transformers by the methods of -

AS 60044.2, AS 60044.3; AS 60044.5
IEC 60044-2:1997, IEC 60044-5:2004, IEC 60044-7:1999

IEC 61869-1, IEC 61869-2; IEC 61869-3, IEC 61869-5

Current transformers and protective current transformers 

at 50 Hz with test primary currents up to 8 000 A and secondary currents of up to 10 A at unity and 0.8 power factor burdens

Voltage transformers and protective voltage transformers 

at 50 Hz 

AC voltage; Impulse voltage; Insulation resistance; Overload; Power frequency withstand; Sequence impedance; Short circuit making and breaking capacities; Temperature rise; Verification of terminal markings; Visual examination Not applicable Combined transformers by the methods of -
IEC 60044-3:2002
IEC 61869-1, IEC 61869-4
Current transformers and protective current transformers by the methods of -
AS 60044.1
BS EN 60044-1:1999
IEC 61869-1, IEC 60044-1:1996
Neutral earthing transformers by the methods of - 
AS 1028-1999
IEC 60289:1998
Power transformers and reactors by the methods of - 
AS 1028-1999,
AS 2374.1, AS 2374.2,  AS 2374.5
AS 60076.1, AS 60076.11
AS/NZS 60076.3
AS/NZS 60076.6
BS EN 60076-11
IEC 60076-1, IEC 60076-2, IEC 60076-3,  IEC 60076-4, IEC 60076-5, IEC 60076-6, IEC 60076-10, IEC 0076-11, IEC 60076-15;
IEC 60289:1998
Voltage transformers and protective voltage transformers by the methods of -
AS 60044.2, AS 60044.3, AS 60044.5
IEC 60044-2:1997, IEC 60044-5:2004, IEC 60044-7:1999
IEC 61869-1,IEC 61869-2, IEC 61869-3IEC 61869-5 
Power transformers, earthing transformers and reactors up to 132 kV at 50 Hz (excluding RIV and H.V wet tests)
Current and voltage transformers up to 250 kV at 50 Hz (excluding RIV and H.V wet tests)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Acoustic performance evaluation of products Transformers Sound insulation Not applicable AS/NZS 60076.10, AS 2374.6-1994
IEC 60076-10
Electrical equipment approval and safety evaluation Electrical equipment for explosive environments Degree of protection - IP rating Not applicable AS 60529
IEC 60529
Electrical machines and auxiliary apparatus Electrical safety Dimensional assessment including creepage and clearance; Electrical characteristics; Insulation and electrical protection measurement; Mechanical assessment; Temperature; Visual examination AS 60470
AS/NZS IEC 60947.4.1, AS/NZS IEC 60947.4.2, AS/NZS IEC 60947.4.3
IEC 60470:1999 
Evaluation of fire risk (excluding electrical products) and fire mitigation performance Fire extinguishers Electrical non-conductivity Not applicable AS 1850 Section 7 Class E (flash over test)

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