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BS7671:2018 Amendment 1 Statement from Megger

11 January 2019 / by Megger Group (author) / Dover
 (photo: Megger Group Limited)
/ (photo: Megger Group Limited)

Megger Limited would like to address unsubstantiated and false claims made by a test equipment importer regarding the additional need for Volt Drop measurement and Power Quality Analysis in Amendment 1 of BS7671:2018.

 

The claims have been made on social media, at Exhibitions, within on-line forum sites, and in printed statement distributed amongst the wholesaler community.

 

The 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations already included a reference to Volt-Drop and defined that this could be obtained either through measurement or calculation. This has not changed within the 18th Edition.

 

Power Quality was also detailed within the 17th Edition and remains within the 18th Edition, however, it is remains only as an informative part of the regulations under Energy Efficiency. There is no requirement to measure PQ given that BS7671:2018 relates to the safety of an electrical installation.

 

The IET have advised that ‘with regards to the content of a future amendment 1 of BS7671:2018, this has still to be agreed’.

 

Given that the IET are yet to agree the content, it appears that the statements being published are attempting to miss-inform the Electrical Contractor and Electrical Wholesaler Industry in an effort to promote an item of test equipment they have imported. By default, the statements imply that most of the current Multifunction Testers on the market would fail to comply with all testing requirements once Amendment 1 is released and we need to clarify that this is absolutely not the case.

 

The Megger range of Multifunction Testers - which are designed and manufactured at our site in Dover - along with all other manufacturers 17th Edition compliant MFT’s, continue to be suitable for  testing and certification of electrical installations to the 18th Edition. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Megger Group

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Megger Group

Megger designs and manufactures portable electrical test equipment. Megger products help you install, improve efficiency, reduce cost and extend the life of your or your customers’ electrical assets. Established in the late 1800s, the company has been designing and making test and measurement instruments that perform electrical measurements for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning for decades. Megger products have supported customers all over the world to improve their facilities’ efficiency, reduce costs, extend the life of apparatus and through trending and analysis, anticipate equipment failure and future performance. It now has local offices in many locations with technical support teams and distributors all over the world. Manufacturing plants are located in Germany, Sweden, the UK, and USA. Visit us at www.megger.com

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