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BS EN 60694:1997

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Common specifications for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear standards

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Hardcopy , PDF

Withdrawn date

09-12-2011

Language(s)

English

Published date

18-09-2002

1 General
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Normative references
2 Normal and special service conditions
    2.1 Normal service conditions
    2.2 Special service conditions
3 Definitions
    3.1 General terms
    3.2 Assemblies of switchgear and controlgear
    3.3 Parts of assemblies
    3.4 Switching devices
    3.5 Parts of switchgear and controlgear
    3.6 Operation
    3.7 Characteristic quantities
    3.8 Index of definitions
4 Ratings
    4.1 Rated voltages (U[r])
    4.2 Rated insulation level
    4.3 Rated frequency (f[r])
    4.4 Rated normal current and temperature rise
    4.5 Rated short-time withstand current (l[k])
    4.6 Rated peak withstand current (l[p])
    4.7 Rated duration of short circuit (t[k])
    4.8 Rated supply frequency of closing and opening
          devices and of auxiliary circuits (U[a])
    4.9 Rated supply frequency of closing and opening
          devices and of auxiliary circuits
    4.10 Rated pressure of compressed gas supply for
          insulation and/or operation
5 Design and construction
    5.1 Requirements for liquids in switchgear and
          controlgear
    5.2 Requirements for gases in switchgear and
          controlgear
    5.3 Earthing of switchgear and controlgear
    5.4 Auxiliary and control equipment
    5.5 Dependent power operation
    5.6 Stored energy operation
    5.7 Independent manual operation
    5.8 Operation of releases
    5.9 Low- and high-pressure interlocking and
          monitoring devices
    5.10 Nameplates
    5.11 Interlocking devices
    5.12 Position indication
    5.13 Degrees of protection by enclosures
    5.14 Creepage distances
    5.15 Gas and vacuum tightness
    5.16 Liquid tightness
    5.17 Flammability
    5.18 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
6 Type tests
    6.1 General
    6.2 Dielectric tests
    6.3 Radio interference voltage (r.i.v.) test
    6.4 Measurement of the resistance of circuits
    6.5 Temperature-rise tests
    6.6 Short-time withstand current and peak withstand
          current tests
    6.7 Verification of the protection
    6.8 Tightness tests
    6.9 Electromagnetic compatibility tests (EMC)
7 Routine tests
    7.1 Dielectric test on the main circuit
    7.2 Dielectric test on auxiliary and control circuit
    7.3 Measurement of the resistance of the main
          circuit
    7.4 Tightness test
    7.5 Design and visual checks
8 Guide to the selection of switchgear and controlgear
9 Information to be given with enquiries, tenders and
    offers
10 Rules for transport, storage, installation, operation
    and maintenance
    10.1 Conditions during transport, storage and
          installation
    10.2 Installation
    10.3 Operation
    10.4 Maintenance
11 Safety
    11.1 Electrical aspects
    11.2 Mechanical aspects
    11.3 Thermal aspects
    11.4 Operation aspects
Annexes
A (normative) Identification of test specimens
B (normative) Determination of the equivalent r.m.s. value
    of a short-time current during a short circuit of a given
    duration
C (normative) Method for the weatherproofing test for outdoor
    switchgear and controlgear
D (informative) Information about insulation levels and
    tests
E (informative) Tightness (information, example and guidance)
F (informative) Dielectric testing of self-protected switchgear
    and controlgear
G (informative) Bibliography
H (informative) Electromagnetic compatibility site measurements
ZA (normative) Normative references to international
    publications with their corresponding European
    publications
ZB (normative) Special national conditions
Figures
Tables

Gives specifications covering ratings, design and construction type tests, routine tests for indoor and outdoor switchgear for 1000 V and above, and up to 60 Hz.

Committee
PEL/17
DevelopmentNote
Also numbered as IEC 60694 Supersedes 89/22910 DC, BS 6581(1995) and 99/202538 DC. (12/2005)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
108
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Withdrawn
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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IEC 60050-581:2008 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 581: Electromechanical components for electronic equipment
EN 60051-2:1989 Direct acting indicating analogue electrical measuring instruments and their accessories - Part 2: Special requirements for ammeters and voltmeters
CISPR 16-1:1999+AMD1:2002 CSV Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 1: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus
EN 60255-21-3:1995 Electrical relays - Part 21: Vibration, shock, bump and seismic tests on measuring relays and protection equipment - Section 3: Seismic tests
IEC 60309-2:1999+AMD1:2005+AMD2:2012 CSV Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers for industrial purposes - Part 2: Dimensional interchangeability requirements for pin and contact-tube accessories
EN 60130-17:1999 Connectors for frequencies below 3 MHz - Part 17: Detail specification for interconnection devices which permit multi-directional mating, for use with rechargeable batteries
EN 61180-1:1994 High-voltage test techniques for low-voltage equipment - Part 1: Definitions, test and procedure requirements
EN 61000-4-29:2000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4-29: Testing and measurement techniques - Voltage dips, short interruptions and voltage variations on d.c. input power port immunity tests
EN 60730-2-13:2008 Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use - Part 2-13: Particular requirements for humidity sensing controls
IEC TR 61000-5-1:1996 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 5: Installation and mitigation guidelines - Section 1: General considerations - Basic EMC publication
EN 60269-1:2007/A2:2014 LOW-VOLTAGE FUSES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (IEC 60269-1:2006/A2:2014)
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EN 60947-7-2:2009 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 7-2: Ancillary equipment - Protective conductor terminal blocks for copper conductors
IEC 60068-2-30:2005 Environmental testing - Part 2-30: Tests - Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h cycle)

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