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  • AS/NZS 3017:2001

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    Electrical installations - Testing and inspection guidelines

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

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 3017:2001 ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS-TESTING AND INSPECTION GUIDELINES
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 SAFETY
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 1.4 SEQUENCE OF TESTS
    8 - 1.5 FAILURE OF A TEST
    8 - 1.6 TEST EQUIPMENT
    8 - 1.6.1 Equipment checks
    8 - 1.6.2 Equipment
    10 - SECTION 2 VISUAL INSPECTION
    10 - 2.1 GENERAL
    10 - 2.2 CHECK LIST
    12 - SECTION 3 TESTS
    12 - 3.1 EARTH CONTINUITY AND RESISTANCE
    12 - 3.1.1 Objective
    12 - 3.1.2 Requirements
    12 - 3.1.3 Test procedures
    12 - 3.1.4 Testing considerations
    15 - 3.2 INSULATION RESISTANCE
    15 - 3.2.1 Objective
    15 - 3.2.2 Requirements
    15 - 3.2.3 Test procedures
    15 - 3.2.4 Testing considerations
    19 - 3.3 POLARITY
    19 - 3.3.1 Objective
    19 - 3.3.2 Requirements
    19 - 3.3.3 Test procedures
    19 - 3.3.4 Possible problems
    27 - 3.4 CORRECT CIRCUIT CONNECTIONS
    27 - 3.4.1 Objective
    27 - 3.4.2 Requirements
    27 - 3.4.3 Test procedures
    27 - 3.4.4 Testing considerations
    33 - 3.5 FAULT-LOOP IMPEDANCE
    33 - 3.5.1 Objective
    34 - 3.5.2 Fault loop
    34 - 3.5.3 Requirements
    37 - 3.5.4 Testing considerations
    37 - 3.6 OPERATION OF RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICES (RCDs)
    37 - 3.6.1 Objective
    37 - 3.6.2 Requirements

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    Provides testing procedures and inspection guidelines to ensure that an electrical installation complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 3000 with regard to the prevention of a fire or preventing a person from receiving an electric shock. Includes tests for earth continuity, insulation resistance, polarity and incorrect circuit connections, fault-loop impedance and operation of residual current devices.

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    This Standard sets out some of the common inspection and test methods required to check that a low voltage electrical installation complies with the safety requirements for the prevention of fire or a person or livestock from sustaining an electric shock.The tests detailed in this Standard are as follows:(a) Continuity of the earthing system.(b) Insulation resistance.(c) Polarity.(d) Correct circuit connections.(e) Fault-loop impedance.(f) Verification of operation of residual current devices.NOTE: AS/NZS 3000 indicates that tests (a), (b), (c) and (d) are mandatory and tests (e) and (f) are optional.The Standard illustrates testing procedures for an electrical installation which provides a multiple earthed neutral (MEN) system of earthing. The equipment and methods(i) are not exclusive and other equipment and methods may be used; and(ii) may be applied to other types of low voltage installations, e.g. non-domestic, commercial; and (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
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS/NZS 3017:1996.Second edition 2001. First published as AS/NZS 3017:1996. Second edition 2001.

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

    AS/NZS 4836:2001 Safe working on low-voltage electrical installations
    AS/NZS 4898:1997 Approval and test specification - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 2005.21.2-1990 Low voltage fuses - Fuses with enclosed fuse-links Supplementary requirements for fuses for use by authorized persons (Fuses mainly for industrial application) - Standardized fuse systems - Fuses with fuse-links for bolted connections
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)

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

    AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    HB 301-2001 Electrical installations - Designing to the Wiring rules
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