Single-phase submersible distribution transformers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2006|
This Standard covers the features of single-phase submersible transformers rated 25 to 333 kV•A.
Note: For details not covered herein, reference should be made to CSA C2.1.
This Standard applies only to single-phase distribution transformer units intended for use in a ventilated vault or enclosure below grade level, with all terminations and accessories cover mounted, or nearly so, for operation above grade. It does not apply to (a) directly buried transformers in contact with the earth;
(b) permanently submerged transformers; or
(c) network-type transformers.
The transformers covered by this Standard are intended only for operation by electrical utilities on effectively grounded underground distribution systems having primary voltages up to and including 16.0/27.6 kV grounded Y. Note: The operation of transformers complying with this Standard by other than an electric utility may be subject to additional requirements by the electrical inspection authority having jurisdiction.
The equipment covered by this Standard typically has dual high-voltage bushings designed for circuit loop feed within the transformer tank. High-voltage fuse protection normally connected between this internal loop feed element and the transformer high-voltage winding is not covered by this Standard and specified by the purchaser.
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