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Switchgear and Substations

3.2 Medium-Voltage Switchgear

NXAIR ≤ 17.5 kV

Rated Voltage Frequency Short-duration power-frequency withstand voltage (phase/phase, phase/earth) Lightning impulse withstand voltage (phase/phase, phase/earth) Short-circuit breaking current Short-time withstand current, 3 s Short-circuit making current kV 7.2 Hz 50/60 kV 20* kV 60 max. kA 40 max. kA 40 max. kA 100/104** max. kA 100/104** max. A 4,000 max. A max. A max. A max. A max. A 4,000 400*** 4,000 4,000 4,000 12 50/60 28* 75 40 40 100/104** 100/104** 4,000 4,000 400*** 4,000 4,000 4,000 17.5 50/60 38 95 40 40 100/104** 100/104** 4,000 4,000 – 4,000 4,000 4,000

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Peak withstand current Normal current of the busbar Normal current of the feeders: Circuit-breaker panel Contactor panel Disconnecting panel Bus sectionalizer Busbar connection panel

* 32 kV at 7.2 kV and 42 kV at 12 kV optional for GOST standard. ** Values for 50 Hz: 100 kA; for 60 Hz: 104 kA. *** Current values dependent on HV HRC fuses. Lightning impulse withstand voltage across open contact gap of contactor: 40 kV at 7.2 kV, 60 kV at 12 kV.

Fig. 3.2-5: NXAIR panel

Table 3.2-12: Technical data of NXAIR

Dimensions Width W Circuit-breaker panel

in mm ≤ 1,000 A 600* 1,250 A 800 2,500 A / 3,150 A / 4,000 A 1,000 ≤ 400 A 435

Contactor panel

Disconnecting panel 1,250 A 800 2,500 A / 3,150 A / 4,000 A 1,000 Bus sectionalizer 1,250 A 2 × 800 2,500 A / 3,150 A / 4,000 A 2 × 1,000 Metering panel Busbar connection panel Height Height H1 With standard low-voltage compartment, natural ventilation H2 With high low-voltage compartment or additional compartment for busbar components H3 With forced ventilation for 4,000 A H4 With optional internal arc absorber 800 ≤ 4,000 A 800/1,000 2,300 2,350

Height Height Depth
W D

2,450 2,500

D Single busbar, all panel types ≤ 31.5 kA 1,350 (except contactor panel) 40 kA 1,500 Contactor panel ≤ 40 kA 1,400*/1,500

* ≤ 31.5 kA

Fig. 3.2-6: Dimensions of NXAIR

Performance features The air-insulated, metal-clad switchgear type NXAIR is an innovation in the switchgear field for the distribution and process level up to 17.5 kV, 40 kA, 4,000 A. Design verified, IEC 62271-200, metal-clad, loss of service continuity category: LSC 2B; partition class: PM; internal arc classification: IAC A FLR ≤ 40 kA 1 s Evidence of the making and breaking capacity for the circuitbreakers and the make-proof earthing switches inside the panel

Insulating medium air is always available Single busbar, double busbar (back-to-back,face-to-face) Withdrawable vacuum circuit-breaker Withdrawable vacuum contactor Platform concept worldwide, local manufacturing presence Use of standardized devices Maximum security of operation by self-explaining operating logic Maintenance interval ≥ 10 years

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