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This sector is responsible for the development of standards in the area of acoustics, alternative energy sources, electricity conversion, electricity distribution and generation, the wiring code, electrical appliances, and physics.

It develops and maintains relevant national standards and other normative documents in the following areas: 

Electricity distribution systems and components: 

  • High-voltage switchgear
  • Low-voltage switchgear
  • Electrical accessories
  • Insulators​
  • Electricity distribution
  • Electrical installations
  • Smart Systems
Rotating machinery

Electrical measurements

  • Energy efficiency
  • Smart metering

Electrical Energy Storage

  • Batteries
  • Fuel cells
  • Large energy storage

Lighting and optics

  • Lamps and auxiliaries
  • Luminaires
  • Explosion prevention
  • Electric cables
  • Security systems
  • Power electronics
  • Alternative energy / conversion
  • Safety of appliances
  • Performance of household and similar appliances
  • Acoustics, electro-acoustics and vibration
  • Industrial-process measurement, control and automation

The programme manager for the department is:
Ms Willa Breed
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 428 6613

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