The purpose of IEC 60545:2021 is to establish, in a general way, suitable procedures for commissioning and operation of hydraulic machines and associated equipment, and to indicate how such machines and equipment should be commissioned and operated. Commissioning and operation of the associated equipment are not described in detail in this document but is considered in the commissioning and operation procedure as a separate step. Machines of up to about 15 MW and reference diameters of about 3 m are generally covered by IEC 62006. It is understood that a guideline of this type will be binding only if the contracting parties have agreed upon it. The guidelines exclude matters of purely commercial interest, except those inextricably connected with the conduct of commissioning and operation. The guidelines are not concerned with waterways, gates, drainage pumps, cooling-water equipment, generators, motor-generators, electrical equipment (e.g. circuit breakers, transformers) etc., except where they cannot be separated from the hydraulic machinery and its equipment. Wherever the guidelines specify that documents, drawings or information are supplied by a supplier (or by suppliers), each individual supplier should furnish the appropriate information for its own supply only. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1976 and the first edition of IEC 60805 published in 1985. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) the focus is on the commissioning and operation of the hydraulic machine. Interfaces to the electric machine are mentioned only for a better understanding of the context;
b) the definitions of tests for commissioning and adjustable speed are updated to state of the art;
c) the record sheets ‘measurements during erection’ are excluded (see IEC 63132 (all parts));
d) the maintenance is excluded (see IEC 62256).