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Switchgear and Substations

3.3 Low-Voltage Switchgear
Approx. Pv [W] for % of the rated current of the switch 100 % 215 345 540 730 1,000 1,140 1,890 3,680 4,260 5,670 8,150 80 % 140 215 345 460 640 740 1,210 2,500 2,720 3,630 5,220 600 W 600 W 1,500 W 600 W non-choked choked 1.4 W / kvar 6.0 W / kvar

Circuit-breaker type Circuit-breaker design with 3WL (withdrawable unit) 3WL1106 630 A 3WL1108 800 A 3WL1110 1,000 A 3WL1112 1,250 A 3WL1116 1,600 A 3WL1220 2,000 A 3WL1225 2,500 A Size I Size I Size I Size I Size I Size II Size II Size II Size III Size III Size III


3WL1232 3,200 A 3WL1340 4,000 A 3WL1350 5,000 A 3WL1363 6,300 A

Universal mounting design panel (incl. withdrawable units, fixed mounting with front doors) 3NJ4 in-line-type switch-disconnector panel (fixed mounting) 3NJ6 in-line-type switch-disconnector design panel (plugged) Fixed-mounted type panel with front covers Reactive power compensation panel

Table 3.3-6: Power loss generated per panel (average values)

Arc resistance Arcing faults can be caused by incorrect dimensioning and reductions in insulation due to contamination etc., but they can also be a result of handling errors. The effects, resulting from high pressure and extremely high temperatures, can have fatal consequences for the operator, the system and even the building. SIVACON offers effidence of personal safety through testing under arcing fault conditions with a special test in accordance with IEC 61641 (DIN VDE 0660-500 Addendum 2).

Active protection measures such as the high-quality insulation of live parts (e.g. busbars), standardized and simple operation, prevent arcing faults and the associated personal injuries. Passive protections increase personal and system safety many times over. These include: hinge and locking systems with arc resistance, the safe operation of withdrawable units or circuit breakers behind a closed door and patented swing check valves behind venitlation openings on the front, arcing fault barriers or arcing fault detection system combined with the rapid disconnection of arcing faults.

Level 1 High level of personal safety without major restriction of the effects of arcing within the power distribution board.

Level 2 High level of personal safety with restriction of the effects of arcing on a single section or double fronted section.

Level 3 High level of personal safety with restriction to main busbar compartment in single- or double fronted section as well as device or cable connection compartments.

Level 4 High personal safety with restriction of the effects of arcing to the site of origin.

Fig. 3.3-15: The arcing fault levels describe the classiication in accrdance with the characteristics under arcing fault conditions and the restriction of the eects of the arcing fault to the system or system section


Siemens Energy Sector Power Engineering Guide Edition 7.0