The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released IEC 60664-3:2016. This standard pertains to Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems – Part 3: Use of coating, potting or moulding for protection against pollution and is now available on the IEC webstore.
Description: “IEC 60664-3:2016 applies to assemblies protected against pollution by the use of coating, potting or moulding, thus allowing a reduction of clearance and creepage distances as described in IEC 60664-1. This document describes the requirements and test procedures for two methods of protection:
– type 1 protection improves the microenvironment of the parts under the protection;
– type 2 protection is considered to be similar to solid insulation. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) information added concerning interpolation;
b) provided scratch test is only for type 2 protection;
c) renumbered the scratch test to follow the visual examination test, since it makes more sense there;
d) separated the tables under what is now called Annex A, to make them clearer.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 104 .”
*Description from the IEC Website.