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Practical Advice for Motor Protection: New IEEE standard provides guidance for motor protection for industrial and commercial applications

Publication: 
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Publication date: 
March 2018
Author: 
Jim Bryan, EASA Technical Support Specialist (retired)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has published a new standard: IEEE Std. 3004.8-2016, “Recommended Practice for Motor Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems.” If you’re an electrical professional who deals with a broad spectrum of motor protection schemes, including low- and medium-voltage AC and DC motors, then you need to become familiar with this standard.