IEEE Std. 1636.1-2007, released in February
The IEEE Trial-Use Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis: Exchanging Test Results and Session Information via the eXtensible Markup Language defines the functions that intelligent substation electronics need to perform in order to run critical infrastructure-protection programs. The standard covers how to securely access, operate, configure, and revise firmware and retrieve data from such devices.
IEEE Std. C37.235 2007, released in January
The IEEE Guide for the Application of Rogowski Coils [RCs] Used for Protective Relaying Purposes establishes the criteria for applying all types of the coils in electric power systems. It is intended to help relay application engineers select and apply RCs for protective relaying. The standard also presents the requirements for the performance, operation, testing, safety, and maintenance of RC-based current sensors.
2008 National Electrical Code Handbook, released in January
The NEC Handbook is a handy reference for complying with the 2008 National Electrical Code, released in September. From the National Fire Protection Association, the handbook features electrical safety information for electrical contractors, engineers, electricians, safety officials, inspectors, and architects. It includes expert commentary from code specialists, who offer insight into the rationale behind the code, explanations of new and revised rules, and practical advice on applying the code. The handbook has more than 500 diagrams, photos, tables, and charts and also includes summaries of key changes in the 2008 code.
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