Safety of transformers, reactors, power supply units and combinations thereof – Part 2-20: Particular requirements and tests for small reactors
|Publication Date:||1 June 2010|
|ICS Code (Transformers. Reactors):||29.180|
This part of IEC 61558 deals with the safety of small reactors for general applications.
NOTE 1 Safety includes electrical, thermal and mechanical aspects.
Unless otherwise specified, from here onward, the term transformer or reactor covers small reactors.
This part is applicable to stationary or portable, single-phase or polyphase, air-cooled (natural or forced) general purpose reactors including alternating current, premagnetised and current compensated independent or associated reactors.
The rated supply voltage does not exceed 1 000 V a.c. or 1 500V ripple-free d.c., the rated supply frequency and the internal operational frequencies do not exceed 1 MHz.
The rated power does not exceed:
- 25 kVAR a.c. (25 kW d.c.) for single-phase reactors,
- 50 kVAR a.c. (50 kW d.c.) for poly-phase reactors.
This part is applicable to reactors without limitations of the rated power subject to an agreement between the purchaser and the manufacturer.
This part is applicable to dry-type reactors. The windings may be encapsulated or nonencapsulated.
This part does not apply to:
- reactors covered by IEC 60289;
- ballast for tubular fluorescent covered by IEC 61347-2-8;
- ballast for discharge lamps (excluding tubular fluorescent lamps) covered by IEC 61347-2-9.
NOTE 2 For reactors filled with liquid dielectric or pulverised material such as sand, additional requirements are under consideration.
NOTE 3 Attention is drawn to the following:
- for reactors intended to be used in vehicles, on board ships, and aircraft, additional requirements (from other applicable standards, national rules, etc.) may be necessary;
- measures to protect the enclosure and the components inside the enclosure against external influences such as fungus, vermin, termites, solar-radiation, and icing should also be considered;
- the different conditions for transportation, storage, and operation of the reactor should also be considered;
- additional requirements in accordance with other appropriate standards and national rules may be applicable to reactors intended for use in special environments, such as tropical environment.
NOTE 4 Normally, reactors are intended to be associated with equipment for functional requirements of the equipment or requirements by the installation rules or by other appliance specifications.
NOTE 5 Reactors incorporating electronic circuits and components are also covered by this standard.
NOTE 6 The protection against electric shock may be provided (or completed) by other parts or features of the equipment, such as the body.
NOTE 7 Reactors for particular applications will in the future be covered by complementary normative annexes.
NOTE 8 Future technological development of reactors may necessitate a need to increase the upper limit of the frequencies, until then this part may be used as a guidance document.