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  • AS/NZS 3017:1996

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    Electrical installations - Testing guidelines

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Table of Contents - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    1 - AS/NZS 3017:1996 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS-TESTING GUIDELINES
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 SAFETY
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.4 SEQUENCE OF TESTS
    8 - SECTION 2 TEST EQUIPMENT
    8 - 2.1 EQUIPMENT CHECKS
    8 - 2.2 EQUIPMENT
    9 - SECTION 3 TESTS
    9 - 3.1 EARTH RESISTANCE
    9 - 3.1.1 Objective
    9 - 3.1.2 Requirements
    9 - 3.1.3 Test procedures
    9 - 3.1.4 Testing considerations
    12 - 3.2 INSULATION RESISTANCE
    12 - 3.2.1 Objective
    12 - 3.2.2 Requirements
    12 - 3.2.3 Test procedures
    12 - 3.2.4 Testing considerations
    16 - 3.3 POLARITY
    16 - 3.3.1 Objective
    16 - 3.3.2 Requirements
    16 - 3.3.3 Test procedures
    16 - 3.3.4 Possible problems
    24 - 3.4 INCORRECT CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS
    24 - 3.4.1 Objective
    24 - 3.4.2 Requirements
    24 - 3.4.3 Test procedures
    24 - 3.4.4 Testing considerations

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    Provides testing procedures to ensure that an electrical installation complies with the requirements of AS 3000 with regard to the prevention of a fire or a person from sustaining an electric shock. Includes tests for earth resistance, insulation resistance, polarity and incorrect circuit connections.

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    This Standard sets out some of the common test methods required to test that a low voltage electrical installation complies with the safety requirements for the prevention of fire or a person from sustaining an electric shock.The tests detailed in this Standard relate to-(a) earth resistance; (b) insulation resistance; (c) polarity; and (d) incorrect circuit connections.The Standard illustrates testing procedures for a complete domestic electrical installation connected to a supply system which provides a multiple earthed neutral (MEN) system of earthing. The methods and equipment-(i) are not exclusive and other equipment and methods may be used;(ii) may be applied to other types of low voltage installations, e.g. non-domestic, commercial;(iii) may be applied to work affecting only part of an installation, e.g. alterations, additions or repairs; and(iv) may be adapted to other supply earthing systems.

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    Committee EL-001
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Under Revision see DR 00371 CP First published as AS/NZS 3017:1996.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 3000-1986 Electrical installations - Buildings, structures and premises (known as the SAA Wiring Rules)

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 3018:2001 Electrical installations - Domestic installations
    AS/NZS 3760:2001 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS/NZS 4836:2001 Safe working on low-voltage electrical installations
    AS/NZS 3018:1997 Electrical installations - Domestic installations
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS/NZS 3760:2000 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
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