BS EN 62271-200:2012 - High-voltage switchgear and controlgear. AC metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV

BS EN 62271-200:2012

High-voltage switchgear and controlgear. AC metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2012



This part of IEC 62271 specifies requirements for prefabricated metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for alternating current of rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV for indoor and outdoor installation, and for service frequencies up to and including 60 Hz. Enclosures may include fixed and removable components and may be filled with fluid (liquid or gas) to provide insulation.


For the use of this document high-voltage ( IEC 60050‑601:1985, 601-01-27) is the rated voltage above 1 000 V. However, medium voltage ( IEC 60050‑601:1985, 601-01-28) is commonly used for distribution systems with voltages above 1 kV and generally applied up to and including 52 kV; refer to [1] of Bibliography


Although primarily dedicated to three-phase systems, this standard can also be applied to single-phase or two-phase systems.

This standard defines several categories of metal enclosed switchgear and controlgear which differ due to

  • the consequences on network service continuity in case of maintenance on the switchgear and controlgear;

  • the need and convenience of maintenance of the equipment.


Safety of an installation results from the design, implementation and coordination of products, installations and operations.

For metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear containing gas-filled compartments, the design pressure is limited to a maximum of 300 kPa (relative pressure).


Gas-filled compartments having a design pressure exceeding 300 kPa (relative pressure) should be designed and tested in accordance with IEC 62271‑203; refer to [6] of Bibliography.

Metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for special use, for example, in flammable atmospheres, in mines or on board ships, may be subject to additional requirements.

Components contained in metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear are to be designed and tested in accordance with their various relevant standards. This standard supplements the standards for the individual components regarding their installation in switchgear and controlgear assemblies.

This standard does not preclude that other equipment may be included in the same enclosure. In such a case, any possible influence of that equipment on the switchgear and controlgear is to be taken into account.


Switchgear and controlgear assemblies having an insulation enclosure are covered by IEC 62271‑201.


Metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 52 kV insulated by ambient air may be covered by this standard taking into account the insulation levels of IEC 62271‑1.

Standard NumberBS EN 62271-200:2012
TitleHigh-voltage switchgear and controlgear. AC metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 62262, IEC 62271-103, EN 62262, EN 62271-102:2002/Corrigendum:2008, IEC 60050-441:1984, IEC/TS 62271-304, BS EN 62271-200:2012, IEC 60050-151, EN 60529:1991, IEC 60270, IEC 60470:1999, IEC 62271-102:2001/Corrigendum:2002, EN 60529:1991/Corrigendum:1993, EN 60060-1, EN 62271-100, IEC 62271-102:2001/Corrigendum:2003, IEC 60529:1989, EN 60470:2000, IEC 62271-106:2011, EN 62271-106:2011, EN 62271-102:2002/Corrigendum:2005, IEC 62271-102:2001/Corrigendum:2005, EN 62271-201:2006, EN 60470:2000/Corrigendum:2000, EN 62271-103, EN 62271-102:2002, IEC 62271-100, EN 60270, EN 62271-1:2008, IEC 62271-1:2007, IEC 60060-1, EN 62271-201:2006/Corrigendum:2006, EN 62271-200:2012, EN 62271-105, ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999, IEC 62271-201:2006, IEC 62271-102:2001, CLC/TS 62271-304, IEC 62271-105
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050-601:1985, IEC 60243-1:1998, EN 50187:1996, IEC/TR 62271-303:2008, IEEE 400.2:2004, IEC 62271-203:2003, IEEE C37.20.7:2001, IEC 60909-0:2001, IEC 60724:2000, IEC 60059:1999
ReplacesBS EN 62271-200:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60539-2:2004/A1:2010,IEC 62271-200:2011/COR1:2015
Amended ByCorrigendum, July 2015
DescriptorsMetals, Electrical protection equipment, High-voltage equipment, Alternating current, Testing conditions, Electric control equipment, Rated voltage, Performance testing, Temperature-rise limit, Artificial weathering tests, Earthing, Control equipment, Mechanical testing, Leak tests, Type testing, Fault currents, Partial discharges, Dielectric measurement, Switchgear, Electrical equipment, Design, Rated frequencies, Electric enclosures, Electrical testing
Title in FrenchAppareillage à haute tension. Appareillage sous enveloppe métallique pour courant alternatif de tensions assignées supérieures à 1 kV et inférieures ou égales à 52 kV
Title in GermanHochspannungs-Schaltgeräte und. Schaltanlagen. Metallgekapselte Wechselstrom- Schaltanlagen für Bemessungsspannungen über 1 kV bis einschließlich 52 kV
ISBN978 0 580 90758 6
File Size2.502 MB

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