NECA NEIS 410
Standard for Installing and Maintaining Liquid-Filled Transformers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
Products and Applications Included
This standard describes installation procedures for pad-mounted, sealed, self-cooled or fan-cooled, compartmental, single- and three-phase liquid filled distribution and power transformers with primary windings rated from 2400 volts to 35 kV AC, nominal, and rated from 75 kVA through 5000 kVA, and associated accessories, designed for outdoor installation at grade level with underground entrance of primary and secondary conductors, and used for supplying power, heating and lighting loads for commercial, institutional, and industrial use in nonhazardous locations.
It also covers periodic routine maintenance procedures for transformers, and special procedures used after adverse operating conditions such as short-circuit, ground-fault, or immersion in water.
Products and Applications Excluded
This publication does not apply to the following:
1. Dry-type transformers
2. Specialty transformers such as control, industrial control, instrument, current, potential, metering, buck-boost transformers, or lighting and ballast transformers
4. Cast coil transformers
5. Arc furnace transformers
6. Rectifier transformers
7. Network transformers
8. Unit substation transformers, or
9. Transformers with more than two sets of windings
Regulatory and Other Requirements
All information in this publication is intended to conform to the National Electrical Code (ANSI/ NFPA 70). Installers should always follow the NEC, applicable state and local codes, manufacturer's instructions, and contract documents when installing liquid-filled transformers.
Only qualified persons as defined in the NEC familiar with the construction and installation of liquid-filled transformers should perform the technical work described in this publication. Administrative functions such as receiving, handling and storing required in Section 3, and other tasks can be performed under the supervision of a qualified person. All work should be performed in accordance with NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
General requirements for installing electrical products and systems are described in the latest version of NECA 1, Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction (ANSI). Other National Electrical Installation Standards provide additional guidance for installing particular types of electrical products and systems. A complete list of NEIS is provided in Annex C.