• EN 50341-1:2012

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    OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL LINES EXCEEDING AC 1 KV - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - COMMON SPECIFICATIONS

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    Published date:  21-12-2012

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    Foreword
    0 Introduction
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references, definitions and symbols
    3 Basis of design
    4 Actions on lines
    5 Electrical requirements
    6 Earthing systems
    7 Supports
    8 Foundations
    9 Conductors and earth-wires
    10 Insulators
    11 Hardware
    12 Quality assurance, checks and taking-over
    Annex A (informative) - Strength coordination
    Annex B (informative) - Conversion of wind velocities and
            ice loads
    Annex C (informative) - Application examples of wind
            loads - Special forces
    Annex D (informative) - Statistical data for the Gumbel
            distribution of extremes
    Annex E (normative) - Theoretical method for calculating
            minimum air clearances
    Annex F (informative) - Empirical method for calculating
            mid span clearances
    Annex G (normative) - Calculation methods for earthing
            systems
    Annex H (informative) - Installation and measurements
            of earthing systems
    Annex J (normative) - Angles in lattice steel towers
    Annex K (normative) - Steel poles
    Annex L (informative) - Design requirements for supports
            and foundations
    Annex M (informative) - Geotechnical and structural design
            of foundations
    Annex N (informative) - Conductors and overhead earth wires
    Annex P (informative) - Tests on insulators and insulators sets
    Annex Q (informative) - Insulators
    Annex R (informative) - Hardware

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    This European Standard applies to new overhead electric lines with nominal system voltages exceeding AC 1 kV and with rated frequencies below 100 Hz.

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    Committee TC 11
    Development Note Supersedes PREN 50341-1 and EN 50423-1. (01/2013) Supersedes EN 50423-3. (05/2017)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    I.S. EN 50119:2009 RAILWAY APPLICATIONS - FIXED INSTALLATIONS - ELECTRIC TRACTION OVERHEAD CONTACT LINES
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    BS EN 50341-3 : 2001 OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL LINES EXCEEDING AC 45 KV - PART 3: SET OF NATIONAL NORMATIVE ASPECTS
    EN 50119 : 2009 AMD 1 2013 RAILWAY APPLICATIONS - FIXED INSTALLATIONS - ELECTRIC TRACTION OVERHEAD CONTACT LINES
    I.S. EN 50341-3:2006 OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL LINES EXCEEDING AC 45 KV - PART 3: SET OF NATIONAL NORMATIVE ASPECTS
    EN 50341-3 : 2001 COR 2010 OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL LINES EXCEEDING AC 45 KV - PART 3: SET OF NATIONAL NORMATIVE ASPECTS

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    IEC 61211:2004 Insulators of ceramic material or glass for overhead lines with a nominal voltage greater than 1 000 V - Impulse puncture testing in air
    IEC TR 60797:1984 Residual strength of string insulator units of glass or ceramic material for overhead lines after mechanical damage of the dielectric
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    IEC 60865-1:2011 Short-circuit currents - Calculation of effects - Part 1: Definitions and calculation methods
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