High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Part 100: High-Voltage Alternating-Current Circuit-Breakers
|Publication Date:||1 May 2003|
|ICS Code (High voltage switchgear and controlgear):||29.130.10|
This International Standard is applicable to a.c. circuit-breakers designed for indoor or outdoor installation and for operation at frequencies of 50 Hz and 60 Hz on systems having voltages above 1000 V.
It is only applicable to three-pole circuit-breakers for use in three-phase systems and single-pole circuit-breakers for use in single-phase systems. Two-pole circuit-breakers for use in single-phase systems and application at frequencies lower than 50 Hz are subject to agreement between manufacturer and user.
This standard is also applicable to the operating devices of circuit-breakers and to their auxiliary equipment. However, a circuit-breaker with a closing mechanism for dependent manual operation is not covered by this standard, as a rated short-circuit making-current cannot be specified, and such dependent manual operation may be objectionable because of safety considerations.
This standard does not cover circuit-breakers intended for use on motive power units of electrical traction equipment; these are covered by IEC 60077 1).
Generator circuit-breakers installed between generator and step-up transformer are not within the scope of this standard.
Switching of inductive loads is covered by IEC 61233.
Circuit-breakers with an intentional non-simultaneity between the poles, with the exception of circuit-breakers providing single-pole auto-reclosing, are not within the scope of this standard.
This standard does not cover self-tripping circuit-breakers with mechanical tripping devices or devices which cannot be made inoperative.
By-pass circuit-breakers installed in parallel with line series capacitors and their protective equipment are not within the scope of this standard, these are covered by IEC 60143-2 .
NOTE Tests to prove the performance under abnormal conditions should be subject to agreement between manufacturer and user. Such abnormal conditions are, for instance, cases where the voltage is higher than the rated voltage of the circuit-breaker, conditions which may occur due to sudden loss of load on long lines or cables.
1) Figures in square brackets refer to the bibliography.