Insulation Coordination

Authored by: Farouk A.M. Rizk , Giao N. Trinh

High Voltage Engineering

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466513761
eBook ISBN: 9781466513778
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According to the IEC technical vocabulary (IEC 60050-604), insulation coordination is defined as “the selection of dielectric strength of equipment in relation to voltages which can appear on the system for which the equipment is intended, taking into account the service environment and the characteristics of the available protective devices.” In less formal terms, coordination is performed between insulation strength and the different stresses to which such insulation is exposed.

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