BS EN 60549:2013 - High-voltage fuses for the external protection of shunt capacitors

BS EN 60549:2013

High-voltage fuses for the external protection of shunt capacitors

Status : Current   Published : July 2013



IEC 60549:2013 applies to external fuses used with high-voltage capacitors according to IEC 60871-1, Shunt capacitors for a.c. power systems having a rated voltage above 1 000 V - Part 1: General. IEC 60871-1 is applicable to both capacitor units and capacitor banks intended to be used, particularly, for power-factor correction of a.c. power systems, and also to capacitors intended for use in power filter circuits. Fuses according to IEC 60549:2013 are intended to clear either faults inside a capacitor unit to permit continued operation of the remaining parts of the bank in which the unit is connected (unit fuses) or faults on the whole capacitor bank to isolate the bank from the system (line fuses). This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1976. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

- alignment of the document with current IEC document structure requirements;

- clarification of certain test requirements. Keywords: external fuses used with high-voltage capacitors, shunt capacitors for a.c.power system

Standard NumberBS EN 60549:2013
TitleHigh-voltage fuses for the external protection of shunt capacitors
Publication Date31 July 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60871-1, EN 60282-1:2009, IEC 60282-1:2009, IEC 60282-2, IEC 60871-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-441:1984, IEC 60050-436:1990
ReplacesBS 5564:1978
International RelationshipsEN 60549:2013,IEC 60549:2013
Draft Superseded By11/30215282 DC
DescriptorsElectrical testing, High-voltage equipment, Breaking capacity, Fuses, Power capacitors
Title in FrenchCoupe-circuit à fusibles haute tension destinés à la protection externe des condensateurs shunt
Title in GermanHochspannungssicherungen für den externen Schutz von Parallelkondensatoren
ISBN978 0 580 70235 8
File Size1.176 MB

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