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Introduction of Xuchang Ketop Electrical Research Institute

 Xuchang Ketop Electrical Apparatus Testing & Research Institute (Originally called as Xuchang Relay Research Institute of Mechanical Industry) is an enterprise owned by the whole people, whose competent authority is Xuchang Municipal Commission of Industry and Information Technology. Its predecessor was Acheng Relay Research Laboratory under China First Ministry of Mechanical Industry, which was founded in 1958 and moved to Xuchang, Henan Province in 1971. After many years of development, it has become a specialized research institute of electrical automation industry and power system relay protection in mechanical industry, and a third-party organization that roots in power system and provides high-quality service for all customers related to intelligent electrical appliance industry field.

The development history of the institute was as follows:

  •  In 1958, Acheng Relay Research Laboratory under The First Ministry of Mechanical Industry was founded.
  •  In 1971, Xuchang Relay Research Institute was established. 
  •  In 1973, Dynamic Modeling Test Laboratory invested by the State was built.
  •  In 1984, National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Relay was set up.
  •  In 1998, The first Real-Time Digital Simulation Laboratory in China was set up.
  •  In 2003, Protocol Testing & Research Laboratory was established.
  •  In 2005, 3 m Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory was set up.
  •  In 2007, the institute was renamed National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Relay Protection and Automation Equipment
  •  In 2008, UHV Engineering Testing & Research Center was built.
  •  In 2009, the institute was renamed Xuchang Smart Grid Equipment Testing & Research Institute.
  •  In 2012, National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Smart Micro-grid Control Equipment & System was set up.
  •  In 2013, the Institute was renamed Xuchang Ketop Electrical Apparatus Testing & Research Institute.

The institute owns the following industry service organizations and platforms:


 National quality testing center:

  •  National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Relay Protection and Automation Equipment
  •  National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Micro-grid Control Equipment & System

 National industrial resources:

  •  Relay Protection and Automation Equipment Branch of China Electrical Equipment Industry Association
  •  Specialized Committee of China Electrotechnical Society on Power System Protection and Control
  •  National Technical Committee of Standardization for Measuring Relays and Protection Equipment
  •  Power System Protection and Control (Chinese Key Journal)

 Public service platform qualifications above provincial level:

  •  Ketop Laboratory for Quality Control and Technology Assessment of Industrial (Relay Protection and Automation Equipment) Products
  •  National Public Service Demonstration Platform for Small and Medium Enterprises
  •  National Energy Assessment Center for Photovoltaic Power Generation Equipment
  •  Henan Province Key Laboratory for Relay Protection and Automation Equipment
  •  Henan Province Industrial Technology Innovation Service Platform
  •  Henan Province Public Technology Research and Design Center for Industrial New Energy Grid-connection