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SMB/5218/R STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN (SBP) ® IEC/TC or SC Secretariat Date 22 Switzerland 2013-09-27 Please ensure
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22
Switzerland
2013-09-27
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TC 22

Power Electronic Systems and Equipment

SC 22E Stabilized Power Supplies SC 22F Power Electronics for Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems SC 22G Adjustable Speed Electric Drive Systems Incorporating Semiconductor Power Converters SC 22H Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)

A Background

TC 22 is the IEC Technical Committee that is responsible for all standards on power electronic converters. All aspects like definitions, naming conventions, safety aspects (electrical, thermal, energy and functional) for their applications, insulation, testing, system integration, energy management and efficiency and electromagnetic compatibility are included.

Product related basic standards applicable to all kinds of power electronic converters are under direct responsibility of TC 22. The subcommittees of TC 22 cover important product groups like shown in their titles. Characteristic for most of these product groups is the dominance of the power electronic converter within the product/system. For such products the subcommittees cover also the system aspects.

The group safety function of TC 22 also covers many aspects of power electronic converters incorporated in systems, which are covered by separate technical committees. TC 22 is prepared to start new subcommittees for new fields of applications and is also open for an active cooperation with other Technical Committees dealing with products or systems incorporating power electronic converters.

History TC 22 was set up on 13 th of October 1934 and its main task is to prepare international standards for systems, equipment and their components for power electronic conversion and electronic power switching. SC 22A “Mercury-Arc Converters” Set up in 1937 as SC22-1, disbanded in 1970 SC 22B “Semiconductor Converters” Set up in 1954 as SC22-2, disbanded in 1999 SC 22C “Ignitrons and Excitrons” Set up in 1961, disbanded in 1970 SC 22D "Electronic power converter for rolling stock" Set up in 1962, disbanded in 1996, work transferred to TC 9 SC 22E “Electronic stabilized power supplies” Set up in 1966 SC 22F “Power Electronics for Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems” Set up in 1970; took over the work of Preparatory Working Group 5 of TC 22 dealing with converters for high-voltage d.c. power transmission SC 22G “Adjustable speed electric drive systems incorporating semiconductor power converters” Set up in 1979 SC 22H “Uninterruptible Power Systems” Set up in 1999, took over the work of SC 22 B/WG 2

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B Business Environment B.1 General

The 2011 market size for discrete power semiconductor devices and modules has been estimated to 18 billion USD. Power semiconductors typically represent about 15% of the value of a power electronic converter, i.e. market size for power electronic converters can be estimated to be in the range of 120 billion U SD.

Multiple large, medium size and small companies are active in the market. The rapid growth of the business has encouraged the start - up of new companies and also countries to invest heavily into their own industries active in the field.

B.2 Market demand

The established companies and organizations expect from TC 22 the coverage of new products and trends. All the new and rapidly growing companies require a well maintained and consistent basic set of standards that open the globalized markets to their pro ducts.

B.3 Trends in technology

New power semiconductors, but also new materials for passive power electronic components are one driver for new types of power electronic converters. On the other hand emerging standards on electromagnetic compatibility espe cially for conducted noise are also driving the use of new topologies like multi - level power electronic converters or their application as devices for harmonics control in electrical power supply systems. Another driver is the requirements on energy effici ency and to further increase the productivity of their applications like in variable speed driven systems.

The monolithic or hybrid combination of mechanical and electrical systems (mechatronic systems) are getting more and more in the focus of the industr ies in order to reduce cost and volume and to increase the reliability. This is a future aspect which needs to be prepared and covered in a reasonable way also for power electronic systems.

B.4 Market trends

Driven by the general public policy targets for reducing greenhouse gas emission, the utilization of renewable energy resources, improved ways to store electrical energy and better use of the transmission and distribution systems by smart grid operation all require power electronic converters. The same is true for electric and hybrid cars. Power Electronics is the key enabling technology for the future electrical energy market. It has also been noted that an increasing trend exists towards utilizing power electronics in applications where functional safe ty is a consideration. An example of the fast growing power electronic business can be found in HVDC transmission:

Current total capacity of commissioned HVDC projects alone exceeds 100 GW. Some more HVDC projects with the total capacity of about 300 GW ar e planned to be commissioned by 2020.

B.5 Ecological environment

Power electronics is the enabling technology for reducing the energy consumption of most of the industrial processes, for building facilities or for infrastructures management systems while c onverting energy (e.g. electrical energy to mechanical energy or vice versa). Therefore it is also an enabling technology for the utilization of regenerative energy resources.

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C System approach aspects

System Approach Relevance

Committees which are customers of IEC SC22x (our product is part of their system)

C

Committees that are suppliers to IEC SC22x (their product is part of our system)

S

Other Committees (partner committees, committees providing generic guidance, etc.)

O

Organization

TC 22

SC 22E

SC 22F

SC 22G

SC 22H

IEC TC 1

Terminology

O

O

O

O

O

IEC TC 2

 

S

   

O

 

IEC TC 3

Rotating machines Information structures, documentation and graphical symbols

O

       

IEC TC 7

Overhead electrical conductors

   

S

   

IEC TC 8

Systems aspects for elec. Energy supply

   

C

 

C

IEC TC 11

Overhead lines

   

S

   

IEC TC 14

Power transformers

S

 

S

O

 

IEC SC 17A

High-voltage switchgear and controlgear

   

S

S

 

IEC SC 17C

High-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies

   

S

C

 

IEC TC 20

Electric cables

   

S

 

S

IEC TC 21

Secondary cells and batteries

       

S

IEC SC 23B

         

S

IEC TC 28

Plugs, socket-outlets and switches Insulation co-ordination

O

 

O

   

IEC TC 31

Equipment for explosive atmospheres

     

C

 

IEC TC 32

Fuses

     

S

 

IEC SC 32B

Low-voltage fuses

S

   

S

S

IEC TC 33

Power capacitors

   

S

S

S

IEC SC 36A

     

S

   

IEC SC 36B

Insulated bushings Insulators for overhead lines

   

S

   

IEC SC 36C

Insulators for substations

   

S

   

IEC TC 37

Surge arrestors

   

S

   

IEC SC 37A

       

S

 

IEC TC 38

Low-voltage surge protective devices Instrument transformers

   

S

   

IEC TC 40

Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipment

     

S

 

IEC SC 47E

Discrete semiconductor devices

S

 

S

S

S

IEC TC 44

Safety of machinery - Electrotechnical aspects

     

C

 

IEC TC 48

Electromechanical components

       

S

IEC TC 57

Power system management and associated information exchange

   

C

   

IEC TC 59

Performance of household electrical appliances

     

C

 

IEC TC 61

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

     

C

 

IEC TC 62

Medical equipment

       

C

IEC SC 62A

Common aspects of electrical equipment used in medical practice

 

C/S

     

IEC TC 64

Electrical Installations and protection

O

 

O

O

O

IEC TC65

against electric shock Industrial-process measurement, control and automation

     

O

 

IEC TC 66

Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment

O

C/S

     

IEC TC 69

Electric vehicles

 

C

 

C

 
 

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Organization

TC 22

SC 22E

SC 22F

SC 22G

SC 22H

IEC TC 70

 

O

   

O

O

IEC TC 73

Degrees of protection of enclosures Short circuit currents

   

O

   

IEC TC 77

Electromagnetic compatibility

O

   

O

O

IEC SC 77A

Electromagnetic compatibility – Low frequency phenomena

O

O

O

O

O

IEC SC 77B

Electromagnetic compatibility – High

O

O

O

O

O

frequency phenomena

IEC TC 82

 

C

     

C

IEC TC 88

Solar PV energy systems Wind Turbines

C

   

C

 

IEC TC 89

Fire hazard testing

   

O

   

IEC TC 91

Electronic assembly technology

       

S

IEC TC 96

Transformers, reactors, power supply units and similar products for low voltage up to 1100 V

 

O

     

IEC TC 99

System engineering and erection of electrical power installations in systems with nominal voltages above 1kv a.c. and 1.5kV d.c., particularly concerning safety aspects

O

 

C

C

 

IEC TC 104

Environmental conditions, classification and methods of test

O

 

O

O

O

IEC TC 105

Fuel cells

C

     

C

IEC TC 106

Methods for the assessment of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposure

 

O

     

IEC TC 108

   

C/S

   

C

IEC TC 109

Safety of IT / Communication Insulation coordination for low-voltage equipment

O

O

 

O

O

IEC TC 111

Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems

O

O

O

O

O

IEC TC 112

Evaluation and qualification of electrical insulating materials and systems

 

O

O

   

IEC TC 114

Marine energy - Wave and tidal

C

   

C

 

IEC TC 115

energy converters High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission for DC voltages above 100 kV

   

C

   

IEC TC 117

Solar thermal electrical plants

C

   

C

 

IEC PC 118

Smart grid user interface

     

O

 

IEC TC 119

Printed Electronics

     

S

 

IEC TC 120

Electrical Energy Storage (EES) Systems

C

       

IEC TC 121

Switchgear and controlgear and their

     

C/S

S

assemblies for low voltage

IEC CISPR

 

O

O

O

O

O

ISO TC 184

Electromagnetic Compatibility Industrial automation systems and integration (particularly SC1 –

     

C

 

CIGRE

Physical device control) HVDC and power electronic

   

S

   

SC B4

equipment

IEEE-PES

High-Voltage Power Electronics

   

S

   

(SC I0)

Stations Subcommittee

 

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D

Objectives and strategies (3 to 5 years)

To establish a seamless covering of energy management and energy efficiency requirements for power electronic converters and systems.

To

determine

the

needs

for

appropriate

standardization

of

power

electronics

in

a

mechatronic environment.

 

To

review

the

struc ture

of

the

committee

in

order

to

adapt

it

effectively

to

future

requirements.

 

To scan the globalized market requirements standardization of power electronic systems.

and

determine

 

the

need

of

further

To

determine

and

avoid

overlapping

of

standardization

t asks

with

other

technical

committees. To monitor and to pursue opportunities following the outcome of SG4 discussion on LV d.c.

 

E Action plan for the next two years

To discuss the needs and actions according to clause D during the next plenary meeting.

To proceed using modern IT tools for standardization work to reduce travelling cost.

To proceed with the development of common safety requirements for the standards for power electronic converters and systems by completing the IEC 62477 series with a standard for medium voltage converters (IEC 62477 - 2). In addition to collect comments on IEC 62477 - 1 Ed. 1 for the purpose of maintenance of this standard. Base new editions of the product safety standards on the IEC 62477.

To renew in SC22E the existing power sup ply standard (IEC 61204 - 7) to reflect the changes introduced by basic safety publications (IEC 62477 - 1), the future withdrawal of IEC 60950 - 1 and changed needs of TCs using power supplies.

To include requirements on energy efficiency for power electronic s ystems and equipment

into the standards of TC22 and its subcommittees. To include requirements on environmental impact of power electronic systems and

equipment into the standards of TC22 following the feedback on the recently published standard IEC 62040 - 4. Support of the NWIP from Japanese NC on GCPC and act according to the voting result.

Proposal for application independent definitions of terms for power electronic systems to be included in the next revision of IEC 60146 - 1 - 1.

F Useful links to IEC web site

TC 22 dasboard giving access to Membership, TC/SC Officers, Scope, Liaisons, WG/MT/PT structure, Publications issued, Work and Maintenance Programmes and similar information for S Cs, if any.

Name or signature of the secretary

Dr. Jürgen K. Steinke

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