AS/NZS 61439

AS/NZS 61439 - Product Table

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Infinity 3G is a modular switchboard designed for commercial and residential applications up to 630 Amps. While being compliant to AS/NZS 61439, it also meets and exceeds all national supply authority rules and regulations. Enclosures to suit all environmental conditions are available in IP66, IP34 and IP2x.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerTesting has shown zinc-coated steel resists corrosion to 1000 hours of neutral salt spray, exceeding the 61Compliance.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures have no thermal stability requirements.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerInsulation materials have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures do not require UV verification except when painted. B&R use industrial grade powder-coat paint which incorporates UV stabilisation and is certified by our supplier.
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting requirements have been tested by B&R and exceed requirements for 61Complaince.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerInternal testing verifies that enclosures exceeds IK10 required.
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerLabels supplied by B&R are manufactured from plastic laminated materials and meet all 61Compliance requirements. Switchboard builders need also to take note of 61Compliance requirements for a labelling.
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerAll IP requirements have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearances have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct clearances are maintained as per the Standard and Infinity 3G Technical Assembly Manual.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearances have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct creepage are maintained as per the Standard and Infinity 3G Technical Assembly Manual.
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerProtective circuits have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective continuity between exposed conductive parts of an assembly and protective circuits are maintained (less than 0.1ohm).
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerProtective circuits short-circuit withstand strength has been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct implementation of protective circuits as per the Standard and Infinity 3G Technical Assembly Manual.
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerThis is the responsibility of the SBB; however, it is a requirement that the SBB follows guidance from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The advice and guidance of the OEM such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers needs to be adhered to while maintaining compliance to Standards and State based Regulations and Service and Installation Rules (SIR).
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerWithstand voltages have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective assembly of the switchboard, adhering to all OEM installation Instructions.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerThe switchboard designer (either the Original Manufacturer or the SBB), must calculate temperature rise as each design may be different. The Infinity 3G Technical Assembly Manual by B&R gives a method to do this or conversely AS/NZS 60890 can be used from first principles.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerTested and certified by an external NATA laboratory and passed 36kA.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerThis is dependent on equipment installed and therefore electronic equipment incorporated in switchboards must comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. It is the SBB’s responsibility to obtain from the OEM the specific performance criteria of the product based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant product standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerMechanical operation relates to situations where switchgear operation has been changed beyond their original approval. However, SBB must ensure compliance if modifications have been made.

Monarch IP is a range of IP66 rated industrial enclosures. Designed to be the ultimate in flexibility, this enclosure system is suitable for small motor control applications, lighting, CT metering and small switchboards.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerTesting has shown Zinc-coated steel resists corrosion to 1000 hours of neutral salt spray, exceeding the 61Compliance. Further verification has been performed by an external NATA laboratory to severity level B (outdoor environments).
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures have no thermal stability requirements.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerInsulation materials have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures do not require UV verification except when painted. B&R use industrial grade powder-coat paint which incorporates UV stabilisation and is certified by our supplier.
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting requirements have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerInternal testing verifies that enclosures exceeds IK10 required.
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerLabels supplied by B&R are manufactured from plastic laminated materials and meet all 61Compliance requirements. Switchboard builders need also to take note of 61Compliance requirements for a labelling. Markings have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerAll IP requirements have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearances have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct clearances are maintained as per the Standard and original equipment manufacturers installation instructions.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerProtective circuits have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective continuity between exposed conductive parts of an assembly and protective circuits are maintained (less than 0.1ohm).
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerProtective circuits short-circuit withstand strength has been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct implementation of protective circuits as per the Standard and original equipment manufacturers installation instructions.
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerThis is the responsibility of the SBB; however, it is a requirement that the SBB follows guidance from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The advice and guidance of the OEM such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers needs to be adhered to while maintaining compliance to Standards and State based Regulations and Service and Installation Rules (SIR).
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerWithstand voltages have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective assembly of the switchboard, adhering to all OEM installation Instructions.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerThe switchboard designer (either the Original Manufacturer or the SBB), must calculate temperature rise as each design may be different. For switchboards below 1600A rating, AS/NZS 60890 can be used from first principles.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerTested and certified by an external NATA laboratory and passed to a rating of 50kA/1s.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards must comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The SBB must obtain from the OEM the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerMechanical operation relates to situations where switchgear operation has been changed beyond their original approval. However, SBB must ensure compliance if modifications have been made.

The Signature SE is a modular switchboard system designed to provide a range of configurations to suit the most complex Motor Control Centre (MCC) applications.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerTesting has shown zinc-coated steel resists corrosion to 1000 hours of neutral salt spray, exceeding the 61Compliance.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures have no thermal stability requirements.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerInsulation materials have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation10.2.4Original ManufacturerMetal enclosures do not require UV verification except when painted. B&R use industrial grade powder-coat paint which incorporates UV stabilisation and is certified by our supplier.
Lifting10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting requirements have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerInternal testing verifies that enclosures exceeds IK10 required.
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerLabels supplied by B&R are manufactured from plastic laminated materials and meet all 61Compliance requirements. Switchboard builders need also to take note of 61Compliance requirements for a labelling. Markings have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerAll IP requirements have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearances have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct clearances are maintained as per the Standard and original equipment manufacturers installation instructions.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerProtective circuits have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective continuity between exposed conductive parts of an assembly and protective circuits are maintained (less than 0.1ohm).
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerProtective circuits short-circuit withstand strength has been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure compliance by ensuring correct implementation of protective circuits as per the Standard and original equipment manufacturers installation instructions.
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerThis is the responsibility of the SBB; however, it is a requirement that the SBB follows guidance from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The advice and guidance of the OEM such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers needs to be adhered to while maintaining compliance to Standards and State based Regulations and Service and Installation Rules (SIR).
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerWithstand voltages have been verified by external NATA laboratory.
However, the SBB must also ensure effective assembly of the switchboard, adhering to all OEM installation Instructions.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerFUNCTIONAL UNITS: Test verified and certified by an external NATA laboratory to AS/NZS 3439.1 which complies with AS/NZS 61439.1. Limits as per Table 2 carried out on switchboards including busbars, incoming and outgoing units.
BUSBAR: Test verified and certified by an external NATA laboratory to AS/NZS 3439.1. Test results comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 61439.1.
Contact B&R for more information on temperature rise requirements.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerFUNCTIONAL UNITS - Test verified and certified by an external NATA laboratory to AS/NZS 3439.1 and AS/NZS 61439.
BUSBAR - Test verified and certified by an external NATA laboratory to AS/NZS 3439.1 and AS/NZS 61439.
Contact B&R for more information on short-circuit withstand requirements.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards must comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The SBB must obtain from the OEM the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerMechanical operation relates to situations where switchgear operation has been changed beyond their original approval. However, SBB must ensure compliance if modifications have been made.

An IP66, special purpose, sloping roof enclosure with a 40° sloping roof and overhang for reduced material build up.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Bowen Series of enclosures are made from Stainless Steel and as such do not have any corrosion effects as measured by the Standard thereby exceeding the comparative testing done. Plus, ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus, ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures. Bowen enclosures are stainless steel and have zero UV degradation.
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required.
Bowen enclosures are provided with lifting lugs rated to one tonne.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment.
SIMTARS report; NE99/0034
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Bowen Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Bowen Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Bowen Series of enclosures are rated not to exceed 1600A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Bowen Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

B&R's field enclosure is an infrastructure cabinet designed for roadside monitoring equipment with ITS equipment. It is also used for GPS stations and radio equipment.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standard requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization.
AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Field FC enclosures are provided with lifting lugs; lift testing has yet not been completed.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment.
SIMTARS report; NE11/0010
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standards requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Field FC Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creepages
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Field FC Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11ExemptThe Field FC Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

Group metering for multiple tenancy installations and suitable for use in all states except VIC, SA and WA.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Group Metering Series of enclosures are made from galvanised steel and as such exceeds standards requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus, ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally, this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) have been provided.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP23; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Group Metering Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Group Metering Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creapages.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature-rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Group Metering Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Group Metering Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Incline SR is a stainless steel IP66 enclosure for the mining and mineral processing industries. It features an innovative 30 degree sloping roof that reduces the build up of debris and waste material.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Incline SR Series of enclosures are made from stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus, ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally, this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) which the Incline SR Series are not provided with.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. The Incline SR has been assessed to comply via SIMTARS report; NE99/0034
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Incline SR Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Incline SR Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by clearances and creapages assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature- rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Incline SR Series of enclosures rating does not exceed 1600A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Incline SR Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Lambert LB is a 316 stainless steel, sun shaded enclosure designed for applications where the enclosure has a high risk of heating up due to excessive solar radiation.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Lambert LB Series of enclosures are made from Stainless Steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Lambert LB Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures. Lambert LB Series of enclosures are made from stainless steel and as such are not affected by UV.
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerThe Lambert LB Series of enclosures are provided with lifting lugs. These have been tested to the Standard and also comply with AS4991 for lifting devices.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE12/0020 (double door) and NE12/0041 (single door).
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Lambert LB Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such protective circuit verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Verification may be by test or comparison with a reference design
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Lambert LB Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creapages..
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Lambert LB enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerEnclosures with a fault rating greater than 10kA need to be 61Compliant. Verification can be by test or comparison with a reference design. The Lambert LB enclosures have as yet not been tested.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Pilbara SP is an IP66 enclosure for the mining and mineral processing industries. Developed to withstand the harsh environments of the Pilbara, it features a 30 degree sloping roof.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization.
AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. The Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided with lifting lugs. These have been tested to the Standard and also comply with AS4991 for lifting devices.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE99/0034.
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creapages
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Pilbara SP Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Pilbara SP Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

An IP66, small main board (up to 630A) developed as a solution to local electricity and distribution requirements in remote metering application or emergency power restorations.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe resistance to corrosion was tested using a representative sample.
Report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) have been provided.
Plus ES report; 103687
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment.
Plus ES report; 103687
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerProtective circuit verification can be by test or comparison with a reference design.
Plus ES report; 104014
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerDielectric properties generally need to be tested but Impulse withstand can also be calculated. Plus ES report; 104014.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Monarch SMB Series of enclosures are rated to 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerEnclosures with a fault rating greater than 10kA need to be 61Compliant. Verification can be by test or comparison with a reference design. Plus ES report; 104014.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Universal DD is a range of double door, special purpose enclosures suitable for industrial or demanding conditions.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Universal DD Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) have been provided. Plus ES report; 103687
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP55; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE96/0065
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerProtective circuit verification can be by test or comparison with a reference design. Plus ES report; 103687.
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Universal DD Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creapages.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Universal DD enclosures are rated to not exceed 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerEnclosures with a fault rating exceeding10kA need to be 61Compliant. Verification can be by test or comparison with a reference design. Plus ES report; 103687.
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

B&R’s Universal NI range of IP66 general purpose enclosures are often wall mounted using its integrated bolting. It is manufactured from powdercoat painted steel.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Universal NI Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) have been provided.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP55; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE05/0077
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Universal NI Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Universal NI Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by assessment, reference clearances and creepages.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Universal NI Series of enclosures are rated to not exceed 630A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Universal NI Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

A modular universal distribution board that is weatherproof and highly robust. Ideal for new or existing distribution boards and a great alternative for power distribution.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe resistance to corrosion was tested using a representative samples.
Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerAll insulating materials supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard.
Plus ES report; 103863
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. AksoNobel report; 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) have been provided.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE05/0077
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm. Similar enclosure designs have been tested by Plus ES report; 103687
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Universal PB Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Universal PB Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by clearance assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Universal PB Series of enclosures are rated not exceeding 250A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Universal PB Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

A 15 degree sloping roof enclosures for electrical and electronic control equipment in rugged, dusty industrial applications.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. Report; AksoNobel 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) which the Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are not provided with.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. The Miner ME Series have been tested to IP66 while Hedland PH and Finucane FI are compliant by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE99/0035
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by clearances and creapages assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are rated for use under 1600A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Finucane FI enclosure and sun shield has been developed to meet the demands of the Australian environment and accommodate the requirements of the Pilbara Iron Ore projects.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. Report; AksoNobel 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) which the Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are not provided with.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. The Miner ME Series have been tested to IP66 while Hedland PH and Finucane FI are compliant by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE99/0035
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by clearances and creapages assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are rated for use under 1600A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

The Miner ME is designed to be used in underground for 1000 Volt applications. It's made from 2mm thick steel with polyester paint to provide superior protection and visibility.

NoCharacteristic to be CheckedClauseResponsibilityComments
1Strength of material and parts:10.2
Resistance to corrosion  10.2.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are made from steel and stainless steel and as such exceed standards requirements. Comparative testing done, Plus ES report; 103687.
Thermal stability (relates to non-metal enclosures)  10.2.3.1Original ManufacturerThis clause refers mainly to plastic enclosures.
Resistance to abnormal heat and fire (due to internal electric effect)  10.2.3.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure however all insulating materials if supplied have been tested to 960ºC glow-wire Standard. Plus ES report; 103863.
Resistance to ultra-violet (UV) radiation  10.2.4Original ManufacturerUV ratings refer mainly to plastic enclosures however metal Powder-coat painted enclosures incorporates UV stabilization. Report; AksoNobel 20LSR178
Lifting  10.2.5Original ManufacturerLifting is verified by test, if required. Generally this relates to larger switchboards to which lifting means (lugs) which the Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are not provided with.
Mechanical Impact  10.2.6Original ManufacturerIK10; Metal enclosure systems have been tested to exceed IK10 (20 Joules).
Marking  10.2.7Assembly ManufacturerMarkings must be verified by test. Tests are performed by rubbing with water and petroleum spirits; generally done by the Switchboard Builder (Assembler).
2Degree of protection of enclosures (IP)10.3Original ManufacturerIP66; Ingress Protection (IP) rating needs to be verified by test or by assessment. The Miner ME Series have been tested to IP66 while Hedland PH and Finucane FI are compliant by assessment. SIMTARS report; NE99/0035
3Clearances10.4Assembly ManufacturerClearance and creepage can only be verified by test. Switchboard Builders (Assembler) must maintain compliance by ensuring correct clearance and creepage distances are maintained at >8mm (Uimp=8kV) and >16mm (Ui=1kV) respectively.
4Creepage distances10.4Assembly Manufacturer
5Protection against electric shock and integrity of protective circuits10.5
Effective continuity between the exposed conductive parts of the ASSEMBLY and the protective circuit   10.5.2Assembly ManufacturerEquipotential protective earth bonding points are required to be verified by test to less than 0.1ohm.
Short-circuit withstand strength of the protective circuit   10.5.3Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
6Incorporation of switching devices and components10.6Assembly ManufacturerPoints 6, 7 and 8 are largely the responsibility of the Switchboard builder (Assembler). It is a requirement that the Assembler follow guidance from the original manufacturer. The advice of original manufacturers such as B&R and switchgear manufacturers, needs to be adhered to. Switchboard Builders need to be aware of the Standard’s requirements for these verification points and incorporate these into complete design verification documentation.
7Internal electrical circuits and connections10.7Assembly Manufacturer
8Terminals for external conductors10.8Assembly Manufacturer
9Dielectric Properties10.9
Power-frequency withstand voltage  10.9.2Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are provided as a basic empty enclosure and as such dielectric property verification has not been possible as internal configurations are not known. Dielectric properties need to be verified by Impulse withstand testing or by clearances and creapages assessment.
Impulse withstand voltage  10.9.3Original Manufacturer
10Temperature-rise limits10.1Assembly ManufacturerTemperature-rise can be determined by test or by comparison or by calculation. Temperature rise methods provided in AS/NZS 60890 can be used for switchboards not exceeding 1600A rating. The Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series of enclosures are rated for use under 1600A and therefore AS/NZS 60890 should be used by the Designer.
11Short circuit withstand strength10.11Original ManufacturerThe Hedland PH, Finucane FI and Miner ME Series are generally understood to be fitted with equipment making the switchboard not exceed 10kA prospective short-circuit withstand rating (Icp).
12Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)10.12Original Equipment ManufacturerEquipment installed in switchboards shall comply with the immunity requirements of the relevant product or generic EMC standard. The Switchboard builder (assembler) shall obtain from the device and or component manufacturer the specific performance criteria of the equipment based on the acceptance criteria given in the relevant standard.
13Mechanical operation10.13Original Equipment ManufacturerThis verification testing need NOT be done on devices already been type tested according to their relevant product standard. Only if their mechanical operation has been modified does the assembly need to be retested by cycling it 200 times.

Original Manufacturer* - Switchboard designer and manufacturer of the switchboard enclosure.
Assembly Manufacturer* - A switchboard builder.
Original Equipment Manufacturer - The company who manufactured the switchgear used in final assembly.

*The original manufacturer and assembly manufacturer can be the same company or different companies.