• BS 6581:1995

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    Common clauses for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear standards

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  15-01-1997

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  15-12-1995

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    1 Scope
    2 Normal and special service conditions
        2.1 Normal service conditions
        2.2 Special service conditions
    3 Definitions
    4 Rating
        4.1 Rated voltage
        4.2 Rated insulation level
        4.3 Rated frequency
        4.4 Rated normal current and temperature rise
        4.5 Rated short-time withstand current
        4.6 Rated peak withstand current
        4.7 Rated duration of short circuit
        4.8 Rated supply voltage of closing and opening
             devices and auxiliary circuits
        4.9 Rated supply frequency of operating devices and
             auxiliary circuits
        4 10 Rated pressure of compressed gas supply for
    5 Design and construction
        5.1 Requirements for liquids in switchgear and
        5.2 Requirements for gases in switchgear and
        5.3 Earthing of switching device
        5.4 Auxiliary equipment
        5.5 Dependent power closing
        5.6 Stored energy closing
        5.7 Operation of releases
        5.8 Low and high pressure interlocking devices
        5.9 Na?meplates
    6 Type tests
        6.1 Dielectric tests
        6.2 Radio interference voltage (r.i.v) test
        6.3 Temperature rise tests
        6.4 Measurement of the resistance of the main
        6.5 Short time withstand current and peak withstand
             current tests
    7 Routine tests
        7.1 Power frequency voltage withstand dry tests on
             the main circuit
        7.2 Voltage withstand tests on auxiliary and
             control circuits
        7.3 Measurement of the resistance of the main
    8 Guide to the selection of switching devices for
    9 Information to be given with enquireies, tenders and
    10 Rules for transport, storage, erection and
        10.1 Conditions during transport, storage and erection
        10.2 Erection
        10.3 Maintenance
    Annex A - Determination of minimum external creepage
              distances of outdoor insulators
    Appendix B - Determination of the equivalent r.m.s
                 value of a short time current during a
                 short circuit of a given duration
    Annex ZA - Special national conditions
    Annex ZB - Other international publications quoted in
                 this standard with the references of the
                 relevant European publications

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    Specifies common requirements for definitions, ratings, design and construction, type tests, routine tests, selection, enquiry/ordering information, rules for transport, storage and erection for equipment above 1000 V and up to 60 Hz.

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    Committee PEL/17
    Development Note IMPLEMENTS HD 448. SUPERSEDES BS 6581 1985
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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