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CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 60335-2-24:17

Safety Requirements for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice-Makers (Binational standard with UL 60335-2-24)

Published by: 2017-04-01 / 2017-04-01 / 119 pages

Preface

This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL standard for particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers. It is the second edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-24, and the second edition of UL 60335-2-24. This edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-24 supersedes the previous edition published on August 21, 2006 and replaces CSA C22.2 No. 63-93, Household Refrigerators and Freezers. This edition of UL 60335-2-24 supersedes the previous edition published on August 21, 2006.

This harmonized standard is based on IEC Publication 60335-2-24: Edition 7.1, Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream Appliances and Ice-Makers, issued May 2012. IEC 60335-2-24 is copyrighted by the IEC.

Scope

This clause of part 1 is replaced by the following:

This International Standard deals with the safety of the following appliances, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other appliances and 24 V d.c. for appliances when battery operated:

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES for household and similar use;

– ICE-MAKERS incorporating a motor-compressor and ICE-MAKERS intended to be incorporated in frozen food storage compartments;

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES and ICE-MAKERS for use in camping, touring caravans and boats for leisure purposes.

These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate battery.

This standard also deals with the safety of ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES intended for household use, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

It also deals with COMPRESSION-TYPE APPLIANCES for household and similar use, which use FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS.

This standard does not cover features of the construction and operation of those REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES which are dealt with in other IEC standards.

Refrigerating appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments,

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments,

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in bed and breakfast type environments, and

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in catering and similar non-retail applications

are within the scope of this standard.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

– persons (including children) whose


  • physical, sensory or mental capabilities or

  • lack of experience and knowledge

prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;

– children playing with the appliance.

NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that

– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;

– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities.

NOTE 2 This standard does not apply to

– appliances intended to be used in the open air;

– appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes;

– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);

– appliances incorporating a battery intended as a power supply for the refrigerating function;

– appliances assembled on site by the installer;

– appliances with remote motor-compressors;

– motor-compressors (IEC 60335-2-34);

– commercial dispensing appliances and vending appliances (IEC 60335-2- 75);

– commercial refrigerators and freezers used for the display of food products, including beverages, for retail sale (IEC 60335-2-89);

– commercial ice-cream appliances.

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CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-22:17

Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors (Bi-National standard, with UL 60950-22)

Published by: 2017-03-01 / 2017-03-01 / 53 pages

Preface

This is the harmonized CSA and UL Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors. It is the second edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-22 and the second edition of UL 60950-22. This edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-22 supersedes the previous edition published on April 23, 2007. This edition of UL 60950-22 supersedes the previous edition published on April 23, 2007.

This harmonized standard is based on IEC Publication 60950-22: second edition, Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors, issued January 2016. IEC 60950-22 is copyrighted by the IEC.

Scope

1.1 Equipment covered

This part of IEC 60950 applies to information technology equipment intended to be installed in an OUTDOOR LOCATION.

The requirements for OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT also apply, where relevant, to OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES suitable for direct installation in the field and supplied for housing information technology equipment to be installed in an OUTDOOR LOCATION.

1.2 Additional requirements

Each installation may have particular requirements. Some examples are given in 4.2. In addition, requirements for protection of the OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT against the effects of direct lightning strikes are not covered by the standard. For information on this subject, see IEC 62305-1 NFPA 780 or CAN/CSA-B72.


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Préface

Ce document constitue la norme harmonisée au Groupe CSA et aux UL visant les Matériels de traitement de l’information – Sécurité – Partie 22 : Matériels destinés à être installés à l’extérieur. Il s’agit de la deuxième édition de la CAN/CSA-C22.2 nº 60950-22 et de la deuxième édition de l’UL 60950-22. Cette édition de la CAN/CSA-C22.2 nº 60950-22 remplace l’édition antérieure publiée le 23 avril 2007. Cette édition de l’UL 60950-22 remplace l’édition antérieure publiée le 23 avril 2007.

Cette norme harmonisée est basée sur la publication IEC 60950-22, deuxième édition, Matériels de traitement de l’information – Sécurité – Partie 22 : Matériels destinés à être installés à l’extérieur, publiée en janvier 2016. La publication IEC 60950-22 est protégée par droits d’auteur de l’IEC.

Domaine d’application

1.1 Matériels couverts

La présente partie de l’IEC 60950 s’applique aux matériels de traitement de l’information destinés à être installés dans un EMPLACEMENT POUR INSTALLATION EXTERIEURE.

Les exigences pour les MATERIELS POUR INSTALLATION EXTERIEURE s’appliquent également, s’il y a lieu, aux ENVELOPPES POUR INSTALLATION EXTERIEURE adaptées pour une installation directe sur le terrain et fournies pour loger les matériels de traitement de l’information destinés à être installés dans un EMPLACEMENT POUR INSTALLATION EXTERIEURE.

1.2 Exigences complémentaires

Chaque installation peut avoir des exigences particulières. Certains exemples sont donnés en 4.2. De plus, les exigences pour la protection des MATERIELS POUR INSTALLATION EXTERIEURE contre les effets des coups de foudre directs ne sont pas couvertes par la norme. Pour obtenir des informations concernant ce sujet, voir l’IEC 62305-1.

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CAN/CSA Z317.11-17

Area Measurement for Health Care Facilities

Published by: 2017-03-01 / 2017-03-01

Preface

This is the third edition of CSA Z317.11, Area measurement for health care facilities. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2002 and 1982.

This Standard defines the methods by which certain commonly used measurements of floor area should be made. These provisions are intended to simplify the task of making comparisons between similar buildings for health care facilities in different parts of Canada.

Changes to this edition include the following:

a) alignment of terms and definitions with CSA Z8000;

b) additional definitions and requirements for interstitial space, mechanical space, net area, and shelled space;

c) addition of general requirements for scoping and planning of area measurement activities;

d) provision for measurement and recording of spaces that are not necessarily part of the component gross or building gross;

e) guidance on the relationship between this Standard and the commercial measurement methodologies that are often applied in leasing situations;

f) guidance on measurement of circulation space directly associated with certain room elements, such as multiple workstations; and

g) updated diagrams illustrating gross and net areas.

Scope

1.1
This Standard establishes requirements for area measurement in health care facilities (HCFs). It is intended to provide a basic, uniform system to

a) support HCF planning and design activities that require such measurements (e.g., functional programming, building and room design, administration, cost estimating, and funding of capital programs); and

b) facilitate meaningful comparisons between HCFs throughout Canada.

1.2
The measurement techniques established by this Standard apply to both existing buildings and new construction.

Note: When applying these measurement techniques to alterations and renovations of existing buildings, the user of this Standard is advised to exercise judgement in defining the limits of the areas measured and in relating area measurements to the cost of the work because of the widely varied nature of such work.

1.3
This Standard is applicable to all floor area measurements in a health care facility. It does not address measurements directly related to compliance with jurisdictional codes and regulations.

Note: When assessing building code compliance, the appropriate building code definitions apply.

1.4
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.

Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements.

1.5
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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CAN/CSA M23205:17

Agricultural tractors – Instructional seat (Adopted ISO 23205:2014, second edition, 2014-12-15, with Canadian deviations)

Published by: 2017-02-01 / 2017-02-01 / 22 pages

CSA Preface

This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-M23205, Agricultural tractors – Instructional seat, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 23205 (second edition, 2014-12-15). It supersedes the previous edition published in 2012 as CAN/CSA-M23205 (adopted ISO 23205:2006). At the time of publication, ISO 23205:2014 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.

For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as “CAN/CSA-M23205” throughout.

The adoption of this ISO Standard, in conjunction with the endorsement of the three-part series of ISO 3776 Standards on seat belt systems, is an important step in setting criteria for uniform requirements for instructional seats in agricultural machinery throughout North America. It should be noted, as stated in the scope of this Standard, that these instructional seats are not intended for use by children.

This Standard is related to and integrated with CSA B352.0-16, Roll-over protective structures (ROPS), falling object protective structures (FOPS), operator protective structures (OPS), and tip-over protective structures (TOPS) for mobile machinery – General Canadian requirements, and other CSA Group Standards in the ROPS/TOPS series of Standards on roll-over and tip-over protective structures for mobile machinery.

Scope

This International Standard specifies the minimum design and performance requirements for an instructional seat and restraint designed for limited use by a trainer or trainee or service person inside an enclosed cab of an agricultural tractor.

The instructional seat is neither intended for, nor is it designed for use by, children.

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CAN/CSA C62301:11 (R2016)

Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power (Adopted CEI/IEC 62301:2011, second edition, 2011-01, with Canadian deviations)

Published by: 2011-10-01 / 2011-10-01 / 116 pages

Preface

This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-C62301, Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard 62301 (second edition, 2011-01). It supersedes the previous edition published in 2007 as CAN/CSA-C62301 (adopted CEI/IEC 62301:2005).

Scope

This International Standard specifies methods of measurement of electrical power consumption in standby mode(s) and other low power modes (off mode and network mode), as applicable. It is applicable to electrical products with a rated input voltage or voltage range that lies wholly or partly in the range 100 V a.c. to 250 V a.c. for single phase products and 130 V a.c. to 480 V a.c. for other products.

The objective of this standard is to provide a method of test to determine the power consumption of a range of products in relevant low power modes (see 3.4), generally where the product is not in active mode (i.e. not performing a primary function).

NOTE 1 The measurement of energy consumption and performance of products during intended use are generally specified in the relevant product standards and are not covered by this standard.

NOTE 2 The term “products” in this standard means energy using products such as household appliances or other equipment within the scope of TC 59. However, the measurement methodology could be applied to other products.

NOTE 3 Where this International standard is referenced by performance standards or procedures, these should define and name the relevant low power modes (see 3.4) to which this test procedure is applied.

NOTE 4 The inclusion of DC powered products within the scope of this standard is under consideration.

This standard does not specify safety requirements. It does not specify minimum performance requirements nor does it set maximum limits on power or energy consumption.

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Préface

Ce document constitue la deuxième édition de la CAN/CSA-C62301, Appareils électrodomestiques – Mesure de la consommation en veille. Il s’agit de l’adoption, avec exigences propres au Canada, de la norme CEI (Commission Électrotechnique Internationale) 62301 (deuxième édition, 2011-01) qui porte le meme titre. Cette norme remplace l’édition précédente publiée en 2007 qui portait la designation CAN/CSA-C62301 (norme CEI/IEC 62301:2005 adoptée).

Domaine d’application

La présente Norme internationale spécifie les méthodes de mesure de la consummation électrique en mode veille et dans d’autres modes faible puissance (mode arrêt et mode réseau), selon le cas. Elle s’applique aux produits électriques dont la tension assignée ou la plage de tensions est totalement ou partiellement comprise dans la plage de 100 V à 250 V, en courant alternatif, pour les produits monophasés et dans la plage de 130 V à 480 V, en courant alternatif, pour les autres produits.

L’objet de cette norme est de fournir une méthode d’essai pour déterminer la consummation d’une gamme de produits dans les modes faible puissance correspondants (voir 3.4), généralement quand le produit n’est pas en mode actif (c’est-à-dire quand il n’effectue pas une fonction principale).

NOTE 1 La mesure de la consommation d’énergie et l’aptitude à la fonction des produits au cours d’une utilisation prévue sont généralement précisées dans les normes de produits correspondantes et ne sont pas couvertes par la présente norme.

NOTE 2 Dans cette norme, le terme «produits» se réfère à des produits liés à l’énergie tels que les appareils ménagers ou autres équipements compris dans le domaine d’application du comité d’études 59 de la CEI; toutefois la méthodologie de mesure pourrait être appliquée à d’autres produits.

NOTE 3 Lorsque la présente Norme internationale est référencée dans des procédures ou normes d’aptitude à la fonction, il convient que ces normes ou procédures définissent et indiquent les modes de faible puissance correspondant à la procédure d’essai applicable (voir 3.4).

NOTE 4 La prise en compte dans le domaine d’application de cette norme des produits alimentés en courant continu est à l’étude.

La présente norme ne spécifie pas des exigences de sécurité. Elle ne précise pas les exigences d’aptitude à la fonction minimales et ne définit pas non plus les limites maximales de la consommation de puissance ou d’énergie.

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CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 62841-3-1:16

Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3-1: Particular requirements for transportable table saws (Bi-national standard with UL 62841-3-1)

Published by: 2016-08-01 / 2016-08-01 / 77 pages

Preface

This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools And Lawn And Garden Machinery — Safety — Part 3-1: Particular Requirements For Transportable Table Saws. It is the First edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62841-3-1 and the First edition of UL 62841-3-1.

This harmonized standard is based on IEC Publication 62841-3-1: First edition, Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools And Lawn And Garden Machinery — Safety — Part 3-1: Particular Requirements For Transportable Table Saws issued June 2014. IEC publication 62841-3-1 is copyrighted by the IEC.

Scope

This clause of Part 1 is applicable, except as follows:

Addition:

This part of IEC 62841 applies to transportable table saws with

— a toothed single blade; or

— stacked blades that cut a single groove or slot; or

— a moulding head cutter

intended for cutting wood and analogous materials, plastics and nonferrous metals except magnesium with a saw blade diameter between 105 mm and 315 mm, which hereinafter may simply be referred to as saw or tool.

This standard does not apply to table saws intended to cut other metals, such as magnesium, steel and iron. This standard does not apply to table saws with an automatic feeding device.

This standard does not apply to saws designed for use with abrasive wheels.

NOTE 101 Saws designed for use with abrasive wheels as cut-off machines are covered by IEC 62841-3-10.

This standard does not apply to table saws with more than one spindle such as for a scoring blade.

NOTE 102 In Europe (EN 62841-3-1), the following conditions apply:

This standard applies to table saws having a mass of:

— maximum 25 kg for tools capable of being lifted by hand by one person;

— maximum 50 kg for tools capable of being lifted by hand by two persons.

This standard does not apply to stationary table saws.

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CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 61980-1:16

Electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems – Part 1: General requirements (Adopted IEC 61980-1:2015, first edition, 2015-07, with Canadian deviations)

Published by: 2016-08-01 / 2016-08-01 / 95 pages

CSA Preface

This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61980-1, Electric vehicle wireless power transfer (WPT) systems — Part 1: General requirements, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard 61980-1 (first edition, 2015-07). It is one in a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. At the time of publication, IEC 61980-1:2015 is available from IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from IEC.

Scope

This part of IEC 61980 applies to the equipment for the wireless transfer of electric power from the supply network to electric road vehicles for purposes of supplying electric energy to the RESS (Rechargeable energy storage system) and/or other on-board electrical systems in an operational state when connected to the supply network, at standard supply voltages ratings per IEC 60038 up to 1 000 V a.c. and up to 1 500 V d.c.

This standard also applies to Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) equipment supplied from on-site storage systems (e.g. buffer batteries, etc.).

The aspects covered in this standard include:

– the characteristics and operating conditions;

– the specification for required level of electrical safety;

– requirements for basic communication for safety and process matters if required by a WPT system;

– requirements for basic positioning, efficiency and process matters if required by a WPT system;

– requirements for two- and three-wheel vehicles (under consideration);

– requirements for WPT system while driving (under consideration);

– requirements for bidirectional power transfer (under consideration);

– specific EMC requirements for WPT systems.

This standard does not apply to:

– safety aspects related to maintenance;

– trolley buses, rail vehicles and vehicles designed primarily for use off-road;

– WPT vehicle power supply circuit, which is covered by ISO 6469 series, ISO 193632;

– EMC requirements for on-board equipment while connected, which are covered in IEC 61851-21-13;

– high level communication which are covered in ISO/IEC 15118 series.

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CAN/CSA E60335-2-36-01 (R2016)

Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Part 2-36: Particular Requirements for Commercial Electric Cooking Ranges, Ovens, Hobs and Hob Elements (Adopted IEC 60335-2-36:2000, fourth edition, 2000-02, with Canadian deviations)

Published by: 2001-08-01 / 2001-08-01 / 40 pages

1. Scope

This clause of part 1 is replaced by:

This standard deals with the safety of electrically operated commercial cooking ranges, ovens, hobs, hob elements and similar appliances not intended for household use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances connected between one phase and neutral and 480 V for other appliances.

NOTE 1 – These appliances are used for example in kitchens such as in restaurants, canteens, hospitals and commercial enterprises such as bakeries, butcheries, etc.

The electrical part of appliances making use of other forms of energy is also within the scope of this standard.

So far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by these types of appliances.

NOTE 2 – Attention is drawn to the fact that:

– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary; – for appliances intended to be used in tropical countries, special requirements may be necessary; – in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities.

This standard does not apply to:

– appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes; – appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas); – continuous process appliances for the mass production of food; – microwave ovens; – steam-convection ovens; – forced convection ovens (IEC 60335-2-42); – steam cookers (IEC 60335-2-46); – hot cupboards (IEC 60335-2-49).

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CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 62109-2:16

Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems – Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters (Adopted IEC 62109-2:2011, first edition, 2011-06, with Canadian deviations)

Published by: 2016-07-01 / 2016-07-01 / 102 pages

CSA Preface

This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62109-2, Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems — Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard 62109-2 (first edition, 2011-06). It is one in a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.

For brevity, this Standard shall be referred to as “CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62109-2” throughout.

This Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62109-1, Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic systems — Part 1: General requirements (adopted IEC 62109-1:2010, with Canadian deviations).

Scope and object

This clause of Part 1 is applicable with the following exception:

1.1 Scope

Addition:

This Part 2 of IEC 62109 covers the particular safety requirements relevant to d.c. to a.c. inverter products as well as products that have or perform inverter functions in addition to other functions, where the inverter is intended for use in photovoltaic power systems.

Inverters covered by this standard may be grid-interactive, stand-alone, or multiple mode inverters, may be supplied by single or multiple photovoltaic modules grouped in various array configurations, and may be intended for use in conjunction with batteries or other forms of energy storage.

Inverters with multiple functions or modes shall be judged against all applicable requirements for each of those functions and modes.

NOTE Throughout this standard where terms such as “grid-interactive inverter” are used, the meaning is either a grid-interactive inverter or a grid-interactive operating mode of a multi-mode inverter.

This standard does not address grid interconnection requirements for grid-interactive inverters.

NOTE The authors of this Part 2 did not think it would be appropriate or successful to attempt to put grid interconnection requirements into this standard, for the following reasons:

a) Grid interconnection standards typically contain both protection and power quality requirements, dealing with aspects such as disconnection under abnormal voltage or frequency conditions on the grid, protection against islanding, limitation of harmonic currents and d.c. injection, power factor, etc. Many of these aspects are power quality requirements that are beyond the scope of a product safety standard such as this.

b) At the time of writing there is inadequate consensus amongst regulators of grid-interactive inverters to lead to acceptance of harmonized interconnect requirements. For example, IEC 61727 gives grid interconnection requirements, but has not gained significant acceptance, and publication of EN 50438 required inclusion of country-specific deviations for a large number of countries.

c) The recently published IEC 62116 contains test methods for islanding protection.

This standard does contain safety requirements specific to grid-interactive inverters that are similar to the safety aspects of some existing national grid interconnection standards.

Users of this standard should be aware that in most jurisdictions allowing grid interconnection of inverters there are national or local requirements that must be met. Examples include EN 50438, IEEE 1547, DIN VDE 0126-1-1, and AS 4777.3.

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Préface CSA

Ce document constitue la première édition de la CAN/CSA-C22.2 nº 62109-2, Sécurité des convertisseurs de puissance utilisés dans les systèmes photovoltaïques — Partie 2 : Exigences particulières pour les onduleurs. Il s’agit de l’adoption, avec exigences propres au Canada, de la norme IEC (Commission Électrotechnique Internationale) 62109-2 (première édition, 2011-06) qui porte le même titre. Il fait partie d’une série de normes publiées par le Groupe CSA qui constituent le Code canadien de l’électricité, Deuxième partie.

Par souci de brièveté, tout au long de ce document, il sera appelé «CAN/CSA-C22.2 nº 62109-2».

Cette norme est conçue pour être utilisée de concert avec la CAN/CSA-C22.2 nº 62109-1, Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems — Part 1: General requirements (norme IEC 62109-1:2010 adoptée, avec exigences propres au Canada).

Domaine d’application et objet

Cet article de la Partie 1 est applicable à l’exception de ce qui suit:

1.1 Domaine d’application

Addition:

La présente Partie 2 de la CEI 62109 couvre les exigences de sécurité particulières concernant les onduleurs transformant un courant continu en courant alternatif, ainsi que les produits possédant ou exécutant des fonctions d’onduleur en plus d’autres fonctions, lorsque l’onduleur est destiné à être utilisé dans des systèmes photovoltaïques.

Les onduleurs couverts par la présente norme peuvent être des onduleurs couplés au réseau, autonomes ou multimodes, ils peuvent être alimentés par des modules photovoltaïques simples ou multiples regroupés en diverses configurations de générateurs et ils peuvent être destinés à être utilisés conjointement avec des batteries ou avec d’autres formes de stockage d’énergie.

Les onduleurs multifonctions ou multimodes doivent être estimés vis-à-vis de toutes les exigences applicables pour chacune de ces fonctions et chacun de ces modes.

NOTE Dans l’ensemble de la présente norme, lorsqu’on utilise des termes tels que «onduleurs couplés au réseau», cela signifie soit un onduleur couplé au réseau, soit un mode de fonctionnement avec couplage au réseau d’un onduleur multimode.

La présente norme ne traite pas des exigences d’interconnexion au réseau pour les onduleurs couplés au réseau.

NOTE Les auteurs de cette Partie 2 estiment qu’il n’est pas approprié ou nécessaire d’essayer d’inclure les exigences d’interconnexion au réseau dans la présente norme, pour les raisons suivantes:

a) Les normes d’interconnexion au réseau contiennent généralement à la fois des exigences de protection et de qualité de l’énergie tenant compte d’aspects tels que la déconnexion dans des conditions de tension ou de fréquence anormale sur le réseau, la protection contre l’îlotage, la limitation des courants harmoniques et l’injection de courant continu, le facteur de puissance, etc. Un grand nombre de ces aspects sont des exigences de qualité de l’énergie qui sont exclues du domaine d’application d’une norme de sécurité de produit telle que celle-ci.

b) Au moment où la présente norme a été rédigée, il n’a pas été trouvé de consensus adéquat entre les organismes de régulation des onduleurs couplés au réseau conduisant à l’acceptation d’exigences d’interconnexion harmonisées. La CEI 61727, par exemple, fournit des exigences d’interconnexion au réseau mais n’a pas fait l’objet d’une approbation significative et la publication de l’EN 50438 a nécessité l’insertion de divergences spécifiques à certains pays, pour un grand nombre de pays.

c) La CEI 62116, qui a été publiée récemment, contient des méthodes d’essais pour la protection contre l’îlotage.

La présente norme contient des exigences de sécurité propres aux onduleurs couplés au réseau qui sont similaires aux considérations de sécurité de certaines normes nationales existantes relatives à l’interconnexion au réseau.

Il convient que les utilisateurs de la présente norme soient informés que dans la plupart des juridictions autorisant l’interconnexion des onduleurs au réseau, certaines exigences nationales ou locales existent et qu’elles doivent être satisfaites. On peut citer comme exemples: l’EN 50438, l’IEEE 1547, la DIN VDE 0126-1-1, et l’AS 4777.3.

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