• BS EN 60143 : 1993 AMD 8725

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.


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    Superseded date:  15-08-1995


    Published date:  06-12-2012

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Table of Contents - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Cooperating organizations
    National foreword
    Section 1: General
    1.1 Scope and object
    1.2 Normative references
    1.3 Definitions
    1.4 Service conditions
    Section 2: Quality requirements and tests
    2.1 Test requirements
    2.2 Classification of tests
    2.3 Capacitance measurement (routine test)
    2.4 Capacitor loss measurement (routine test)
    2.5 Voltage test between terminals (routine test)
    2.6 A.C. voltage test between terminals and container
          (routine test)
    2.7 Test on internal disharge device (routine test)
    2.8 Sealing test (routine test)
    2.9 Thermal stability test (type test)
    2.10 A.C. voltage test between terminals and container
          (type test)
    2.11 Lightning impulse voltage test between terminals
          and container (type test)
    2.12 Cold duty test (type test)
    2.13 Discharge current test (type test)
    Section 3: Insulation level
    3.1 Test voltages
    3.2 Creepage distance
    Section 4: Overloads and overvoltages
    4.1 Working currents
    4.2 Transient overvoltages
    Section 5: Safety requirements
    5.1 Discharge device
    5.2 Container connection
    5.3 Protection of the environment
    5.4 Other safety requirements
    Section 6: Markings
    6.1 Markings of the unit
    6.2 Markings of the bank
    Section 7: Guide for selection of ratings, and for
                installation and operation
    7.1 General
    7.2 Choice of rated current and voltage ratings
    7.3 Capacitance
    7.4 Operating temperature
    7.5 Special conditions
    7.6 Protective and switching devices
    7.7 Choice of insulation level
    7.8 Disturbing phenomena
    A Test requirements and application guide for
          external fuses and units to be externally fused
    B Some examples of connection diagrams of phase
          banks or segments
    C Precautions to be taken to avoid pollution of the
          environment by polychlorinated biphenyls
    D Bibliography
    ZA (normative) Other international publications
          quoted in this standard with the references of the
          relevant European publications
    National annex NA (informative) Committees responsible
    National annex NB (informative) Cross-references

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    Formulates specific safety rules for capacitor units and capacitor banks meant to be used connected in a series with a.c. transmission or distribution line or circuit forming part of an a.c. power system having a 15 Hz to 60 Hz frequency. Also formulates uniform rules regarding performance, testing and rating. Coverage includes service conditions, creepage distance, working current, transient overvoltages, container connection, markings of the unit, and choice of insulation level. Also gives definitions and annexes.

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    Committee PEL/46
    Development Note Renumbered and superseded by BS EN 60143-1. Supersedes 91/29696 DC. (09/2005)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEC 60060-2:2010 High-voltage test techniques - Part 2: Measuring systems
    IEC 60549:2013 High-voltage fuses for the external protection of shunt capacitors
    IEC TR 60996:1989 Method for verifying accuracy of tan delta measurements applicable to capacitors
    IEC 60060-3:1976 High-voltage test techniques - Part 3: Measuring devices
    IEC 60071-3:1982 Insulation co-ordination - Part 3: Phase-to-phase insulation co-ordination - Principles, rules and application guide
    IEC 60071-2:1996 Insulation co-ordination - Part 2: Application guide
    IEC 60050-436:1990 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 436: Power capacitors
    IEC 60060-4:1977 High-voltage test techniques - Part 4: Application guide for measuring devices
    IEC 60060-1:2010 High-voltage test techniques - Part 1: General definitions and test requirements
    IEC 60071-1:2006+AMD1:2010 CSV Insulation co-ordination - Part 1: Definitions, principles and rules
    IEC TS 60871-2:2014 Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V - Part 2: Endurance testing
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