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High Voltage Surge Arresters

Buyers Guide

ABB Surge Arresters Buyers Guide

Edition 6, 2008-08

Contents

Introduction

Table of contents
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Safe, secure and economic supply of electricity with ABB surge arresters
ABB surge arresters are the primary protection against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. They are generally connected in parallel with the equipment to be protected to divert the surge current. The active elements (ZnO-blocks) of ABB surge arresters are manufactured using a highly non-linear ceramic resistor material composed primarily of zinc oxide mixed with other metal oxides and sintered together. Strong focus on quality at all stages, from raw material through to finished product, ensures that ABB surge arresters survive the designed stresses with ease and with good margins. Different dimensions permit a large variety of standard arresters as well as clientspecific solutions as regards protection levels and energy capability. This Buyers Guide deals with high voltage surge arresters for standard AC applications. For other applications, such as series capacitors protetion, shunt capacitor protection or DC applications, contact your ABB sales representative.

Product Information

Introduction Definitions Simplified selection procedure Design features - Porcelain-housed surge arresters, EXLIM Design features - Silicone polymer-housed surge arresters, PEXLIM The PEXLINK concept Quality control and testing

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Technical Information

Zinc oxide surge arresters with silicone polymer-housed insulator:


PEXLIM R, IEC class 2 PEXLIM Q, IEC class 3 PEXLIM P, IEC class 4 HS PEXLIM P-T, IEC class 4 HS PEXLIM T-T, IEC class 5 H-1 I-1 J-1 K-1 L-1

Product range
Product family Arrester classification 1) Type Max. system voltage 2) Rated voltage 2) Energy requirement/ Lightning intensity Mechanical strength 3)

Zinc oxide surge arresters with porcelain-housed insulator:


EXLIM R, IEC class 2 EXLIM Q-E, IEC class 3 EXLIM Q-D, IEC class 3 EXLIM P, IEC class 4 EXLIM T, IEC class 5 M-1 N-1 O-1 P-1 Q-1

Um kVrms

Ur kVrms 18 - 144 42 - 360 42 - 360 Moderate High Very high

Nm 1 600 4 000 4 000

PEXLIM Silicone polymer-housed arresters Superior where low weight, reduced clearances, flexible mounting, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required Major component for PEXLINKTM concept for transmission line protection. HS PEXLIM - High strength silicone polymer-housed arresters. Specially suited to extreme seismic zones. EXLIM Porcelain-housed arrester

10 kA, IEC class 2 10 kA, IEC class 3 20 kA, IEC class 4

PEXLIM R PEXLIM Q PEXLIM P

24 - 170 52 - 420 52 - 420

Accessories:
Introduction Condition monitoring Design EXCOUNT-A EXCOUNT-I EXCOUNT-II R-1 R-2 R-3 R-5 R-7 R-9 S-1 T-1 U-3

20 kA, IEC class 4 20 kA, IEC class 5

HS PEXLIM P HS PEXLIM T

245 - 550 245 - 800

180 - 444 180 - 612

Very high Very high

28 000 28 000

10 kA, IEC class 2 10 kA, IEC class 3 10 kA, IEC class 3 20 kA, IEC class 4 20 kA, IEC class 5

EXLIM R EXLIM Q-E EXLIM Q-D EXLIM P EXLIM T

52 - 170 52 - 245 170 - 420 52 - 550 245 - 800

42 - 168 42 - 228 132 - 420 42 - 444 180 - 624

Moderate High High Very high Very high

7 500 7 500 18 000 18 000 18 000

Other

Purchase order Index Customer notes

1) Arrester classification according to IEC 60099-4 (nominal discharge current, line discharge class). 2) Arresters with lower or higher voltages may be available on request for special applications. 3) Specified short-term service load (SSL).

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Definitions

Definitions

Definitions
Note: The standards referred to hereunder are the latest editions of IEC 60099-4 and ANSI/ IEEE C62.11 ANSI (MCOV) ANSI lists the maximum continuous operating voltage (MCOV) for all arrester ratings used in a table. The value is used in all tests specified by ANSI. MCOV is less stringent as regards uneven voltage distribution in an arrester. Routine test energy This is the total energy that each individual block is subjected to in our production tests. Single-impulse energy This is the maximum permissible energy, which an arrester may be subjected to in one single impulse of 4 ms duration or longer and remain thermally stable against specified TOV and Uc. Note! Corresponding values based on Uc are obtained by multiplying the catalogue values by the ratio Ur/Uc. Note! The altitude correction factors are 13% per 1 000 m (IEC) and 10% per 1000 m (ANSI). All EXLIM and PEXLIM arresters fully comply with IEC and ANSI standards for installations up to 1 000 m, often with a large margin.

Maximum system voltage (Um)

The maximum voltage between phases during normal service.

Nominal discharge current (IEC)


The peak value of the lightning current impulse which is used to classify the arrester.

Temporary overvoltages (TOV)

Pollution performance

Lightning classifying current (ANSI/IEEE)

The designated lightning current used to perform the classification tests.

Rated voltage (Ur)

An arrester fulfilling the IEC standard must withstand its rated voltage (Ur) for 10 s after being preheated to 60 C and subjected to energy injection as defined in the standard. Thus, Ur shall equal at least the 10-second TOV capability of an arrester. Additionally, rated voltage is used as a reference parameter. Note! TOV capability of EXLIM and PEXLIM arresters exceeds the IEC requirements.

Temporary overvoltages, as differentiated from surge overvoltages, are oscillatory power frequency overvoltages of relatively long duration (from a few cycles to hours). The most common form of TOV occurs on the healthy phases of a system during an earth-fault involving one or more phases. Other sources of TOV are loadrejection, energisation of unloaded lines etc. The TOV capability of the arresters is indicated with prior energy stress in the relevant catalogues.

IEC 60815 defines four levels of pollution (from light to very heavy) and stipulates the required creepage for porcelain housings as indicated in the table here.
Pollution level Light (L) Medium (M) Heavy (H) Very Heavy (V) Specific creepage in mm/kV (Um) 16 20 25 31

Short-circuit capability

Residual voltage/ Discharge voltage


This is the peak value of the voltage that appears between the terminals of an arrester during the passage of discharge current through it. Residual voltage depends on both the magnitude and the waveform of the discharge current. The voltage/current characteristics of the arresters are given in the relevant catalogues.

This is the ability of an arrester, in the event of an overload due to any reason, to conduct the resulting system short-circuit current without violent shattering which may damage nearby equipment or injure personnel. After such an operation, the arrester must be replaced. The system short-circuit current may be high or low depending on the system impedance and earthing conditions. Hence short-circuit capability is verified at different current levels.

Duty-cycle voltage rating (ANSI)

External insulation withstand strength

The designated maximum permissible voltage between its terminals at which an arrester is designed to perform its duty cycle.

Energy capability

Continuous operating voltage

It is the maximum permissible r.m.s. power frequency voltage that may be applied continuously between the arrester terminals. This voltage is defined in different ways (verified by different test procedures) in IEC and ANSI. IEC (Uc) IEC gives the manufacturer the freedom to decide Uc. The value is verified in the operating duty test. Any uneven voltage distribution in the arrester shall be accounted for.

Standards do not explicitly define energy capability of an arrester. The only measure specified is the Line Discharge Class in IEC. Often, this is not enough information to compare different manufacturers and, therefore, ABB presents energy capability also in kJ/kV (Ur). This is done in 3 different ways: Two impulses as per IEC clause 8.5.5. This is the energy that the arrester is subjected to in the switching surge operating duty test (clause 8.5.5.) while remaining thermally stable thereafter against the specified TOV and Uc.

It is the maximum value of the applied voltage (of a specified wave shape) which does not cause the flashover of an arrester. Unlike other equipment, arresters are designed to discharge internally and the voltage across the housing can never exceed the protective levels. Thus, the external insulation is self-protected if its withstand strength is higher than the protective levels corrected for installation altitude. The standards specify additional safety factors, exclusive of correction for altitude, as under: IEC: 15% for short impulses and 10% for long impulses (at sea level) ANSI: 20% for short impulses and 15% for long impulses (at sea level)

In the absence of similar standards for polymeric housings, the table also applies at present to such housings. The creepage distance is the length measured along the housings external profile and serves as a measure of the arrester performance in polluted environments with respect to the risk of external flashover. Since the mean diameter for all the standard arresters is less than 300 mm, the specific creepage distance is the same as the nominal creepage distance.

SSL

Specified short-term service load.

SCL

Specified continuous service load (for PEXLIM arresters this is a declared value based on cyclic loading).

MBL

Mean breaking load

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Definitions

Selection of arrester

Definitions Transmission Line Arresters


Backflashover
Occurs when lightning strikes the tower structure or overhead shield wire. The lightning discharge current, flowing through the tower and tower footing impedance, produces potential differences across the line insulation. If the line insulation strength is exceeded, flashover occurs i.e. a backflashover. Backflashover is most prevalent when tower footing impedance is high.

Simplified selection procedure


The selection is carried out in two major steps: Matching the electrical characteristics of the arresters to the systems electrical demands Matching the mechanical characteristics of the arresters to the systems mechanical and environmental requirements. The final selection is reflected in the arrester type designation.

Shielding

Protection of phase conductors from direct lightning strokes; generally, by means of additional conductor(s) running on the top of the towers and grounded through the tower structures.

Shielding angle

The included angle, usually between 20 to 30 degrees, between shield wire and phase conductor.

System/arrester parameters

Compact insulation lines

Transmission lines with reduced clearances between phases and between phase and earth and with lower insulation level withstand than for normal lines for the same system voltage.

Shielding failure

Occurs when lightning strikes a phase conductor of a line protected by overhead shield wires.

TLA

Coupling factor

Transmission Line Arresters.

is the ratio of included surge voltage on a parallel conductor to that on a struck conductor. This factor is determined from the geometric relationships between phase and ground (or protected phase conductors). A value often used for estimation purposes is 0.25.

Tower footing impedance

The impedance seen by a lightning surge flowing from the tower base to true ground. The risk for backflashover increases with increasing footing impedance.

Energy capability

Travelling waves

The energy that a surge arrester can absorb, in one or more impulses, without damage and without loss of thermal stability. The capability is different for different types and duration of impulses.

Keraunic level

Number of annual thunderstorm days for a given region.

Occur when lightning strikes a transmission line span and a high current surge is injected on to the struck conductor. The impulse voltage and current waves divide and propagate in both directions from the stroke terminal at a velocity of approximately 300 meters per microsecond with magnitudes determined by the stroke current and line surge impedance.

Vocabulary
Um Uc Ur Maximum system voltage Continuous operating voltage Rated voltage k Ups Upl Uws Uwl Earth fault factor Switching impulse protective level Lightning impulse protective level Switching impulse withstand level Lightning impulse withstand level

TOV Temporary overvoltage T TOV strength factor

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Flowchart for simplified selection of surge arresters


Electrical selection
System Voltage (Um) System Earthing Earth-Fault Duration Rated Voltage (Ur1,...,rn = Utov1/T1...Utovn/Tn) [TOV curves] Line discharge class and arrester type See Table 2 Rated Voltage (Ur0) See Table 1 Select Rated Voltage = maximum (Ur0, Ur1,... Urn)

Matching the system characteristics


For each system voltage, the tables Guaranteed protective data show a range of Ur and maximum continuous operating voltages Uc, all of which are capable of withstanding the actual continuous operating voltage (Uca) with sufficient margin. Hence, the selection of Ur is only a function of the applied temporary overvoltages, TOV, (Utov), taking into account their amplitudes and duration. TOV are long-duration, mostly powerfrequency (p.f.) or nearly p.f. voltages, with or without harmonics, generated by system events. The arresters must withstand the heat energy generated by them. Most commonly, a single or twophase earth fault leads to a TOV in the healthy phase(s) and also in the neutral of Y-connected transformers. Its amplitude is determined by the system earthing conditions and its duration by the faultclearance time. If the earth-fault factor, (k) = Utov/Uca, is 1.4 or less, the system is considered to be effectively earthed. Generally, this implies a solid connection of the neutral to the earth grid. All other forms of earthing via an impedance or a non-earthing of the neutral is considered as non-effective with k = 1.73 For effectively earthed systems, the faultclearance time is generally under 1 s but it can vary widely among different systems. The catalogues list the values of TOV capability for 1 and 10 s duration after a prior energy stress (as a conservative approach). For other durations or for specific TOV conditions, follow the procedure hereunder: Consider each TOV separately. From the TOV curves, read off the TOV strength factor (T) for the time corresponding to the fault-clearance time. Utov/T gives the min. value of Ur for withstanding this TOV. Choose the next higher standard rating. The final choice of Ur will be the highest of the Ur values obtained from the above calculations for each TOV.

Arrester rated voltage (Ur)

System Earthing Effective Effective Non-effective

Fault Duration 1s 1s 10 s

System Voltage Um (kV) 100 123 170

Min. Rated Voltage, Ur (kV) 0.8 x Um 0.72 x Um 0.91 x Um 0.93 x Um (EXLIM T) 1.11 x Um 1.25 x Um

Non-effective Non-effective

2h >2h

170 170

Other TOV (amplitude & duration) Line/Apparatus Energy

Table 1. The table gives a minimum value of the arrester rated voltage (Ur). In each case, choose the next higher standard rating as given in the catalogue.

Arrester protection levels Upl and Ups at co-ordination currents See Table 3 Equipment external withstand values (Uwl, Uws) Calculate protection margins ((Uwl/Upl) - 1) x 100 ((Uws/Ups) - 1) x 100

Choose next higher discharge class NO YES

Note: Do not select a lower value of Ur than obtained as above unless the parameters are known more exactly; otherwise the arrester may be over-stressed by TOV.

Energy capability & line discharge class


IEC classifies arresters by their nominal discharge current. For 10 and 20 kA arresters, they are also classified by energy capability expressed as line discharge class (2 to 5) verified in a long duration current test and a switching surge operating duty test. In the latter, the arrester is subjected to two impulses of a given amplitude and duration after which it must be thermally stable against Uc. The class figure roughly gives the expected energy absorbed in kJ/kV (Ur) per impulse. As seen in Table 2, the ABB arresters are tested for a much higher energy absorption capability.
Arrester Type Line discharge class 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 Energy capability (2 impulses) kJ/kV (Ur) 5.0 5.1 7.8 7.8 10.8 12 10.5 15.4 15.4 Normal application range (Um) 170 kV 170 kV 170 - 420 kV 170 - 420 kV 362 - 550 kV 362 - 550 kV 362 - 550 kV 420 - 800 kV 420 - 800 kV

Acceptable margins?

Mechanical selection
Pollution level Creepage distance

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Short circuit rating

Housing dimensions NO Adequate safety margins? YES

Terminal load

Wind load Static/Dynamic Combination Seismic load Mechanical strength See Table 4

EXLIM R PEXLIM R EXLIM Q PEXLIM Q EXLIM P PEXLIM P HS PEXLIM P EXLIM T HS PEXLIM T

Other loads

Table 2. Energy capability of ABB arresters: The normal application range is only a guide. Arresters for higher class may be required depending on the specific parameters.

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Though the energy capability is mentioned in a different manner in ANSI, the normal range of application as above applies even for ANSI systems. For specific and special cases, e.g. capacitor banks, it may be necessary to calculate the energy capability as shown in the IEC 60099-5 and other guides.

Note! ANSI standards refer to Uwl as BIL and Uws as BSL. Margins are normally excellent due to the low Upl, Ups and also that most equipment at present have a high Uwl and Uws. However, depending on the electrical distance between the arrester and the protected equipment, the Upl margin is reduced and thus arresters fail to protect equipment that is not in the close vicinity of the arresters (i.e. within their protection zone). The flexible erection alternatives for PEXLIM arresters may be of benefit in reducing the distance effects. Additional line-entrance arresters may help too. For more detailed information regarding this, please refer to publications PTHVP/A 2310E and PTHVP/A 2120en. Note! The distance effect reduction does not apply to Ups margin since the front-time of a switching surge impulse is longer. It is recommended that the protection margins (after taking into account the distance effect) should be of the order of 20% or more to account for uncertainties and possible reduction in the withstand values of the protected equipment with age. Should the selected arrester type not give the desired protection margins, the selection should be changed to an arrester of a higher line discharge class, which automatically leads to lower Upl. Note! Do NOT use a lower-than selected (Ur) to attempt improve the margins, as this may lead to unacceptably low TOV capability. As an additional assistance in selection, please refer to the simplified flow chart at the beginning of this chapter.

The varistor column must be suitably housed to withstand long-term effects of the system loading and the environmental stresses.

External creepage distance

Protection levels (Upl and Ups)

For insulation co-ordination purposes, consider the lightning impulse protection level (Upl) at 10 kA for Um 362 kV and at 20 kA for higher voltages. Similarly, the switching impulse protection levels (Ups) for co-ordination purposes range from 0.5 kA (for Um 170 kV) to 2 kA (for Um 362 kV). The values can be read-off from the catalogue tables or easily computed from Table 3. In the latter case, they must be rounded upwards.
Arrester Type Nom. Discharge current (In) 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 Upl/Ur at 10 kAp 2.590 2.590 2.350 2.350 2.275 2.275 2.275 2.200 Upl/Ur at 20 kAp Ups/Ur

IEC 60815 defines the minimum creepage distances for different environmental conditions. Select the housing to give the desired creepage - the same as for the other equipment in the same location. If the creepage demand exceeds 31 mm/kV, please refer to ABB for a special design.

provided with lighter leads and clamps to reduce the static loading. Suspending PEXLIM arresters further reduces the static terminal loading and allows PEXLIM arresters to also be chosen for higher voltages without mechanical problems. For short arresters, the mechanical strength of PEXLIM approximately equals that for EXLIM. For longer arresters, the lower mechanical strength of PEXLIM arresters can be compensated by using suspended or under-hung erection or by special bracing for upright erection.

EXLIM R PEXLIM R EXLIM Q PEXLIM Q EXLIM P PEXLIM P HS PEXLIM P EXLIM T

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4

2.060 at 0.5 kAp 2.060 at 0.5 kAp 1.981 at 1.0 kAp 1.981 at 1.0 kAp 2.020 at 2.0 kAp 2.020 at 2.0 kAp 2.020 at 2.0kAp 1.976 at 2.0 kAp

Table 3. Upl and Ups ratios for ABB arresters

Mechanical test of silicone-housed arrester PEXLIM P.

Protection margins

Protection margins (in %), calculated at co-ordinating impulse currents as per Table 3, are defined as follows: Margin for lightning impulses = ((Uwl/Upl)-1) x 100, where Uwl is the external insulation withstand of the equipment against lightning impulses. Margin for switching impulses = ((Uws/ Ups)-1) x 100 where Uws is the external insulation withstand of the equipment for switching impulses.

PEXLIM arresters, having a highly hydrophobic housing, are better suited for extremely polluted areas than EXLIM arresters and a lower creepage may be justified in many cases.

For details, refer to publication PTHVP/A 2120en.


Arrester type EXLIM R-C EXLIM Q-D EXLIM Q-E EXLIM P-G EXLIM T-B PEXLIM R-Y PEXLIM Q-X PEXLIM P-X HS PEXLIM P HS PEXLIM T Cantilever strength (Nm) SSL 7 500 18 000 7 500 18 000 18 000 1 600 4 000 4 000 28 000 28 000 SCL 3 000 7 200 3 000 7 200 7 200 1 000 2 500 2 500 19 000 19 000

SSL Specified short-term service load. SCL Specified continuous service load. (for PEXLIM arresters this is a declared value based on cyclic loading).

Mechanical strength

The maximum useable static and permissible cantilever loading is shown in the relevant catalogues and summarised in Table 4. Since arresters do not carry any large continuous current, they should be

Table 4. Permissible mechanical loading for ABB arresters

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Simple selection example


Neutral-ground arresters
For neutral-ground arresters the recommended rated voltage is approximately the maximum system voltage divided by 3. The recommended neutral-ground arresters in the relevant sections are calculated for unearthed systems with relatively long fault duration. The electrical characteristics are identical to standard catalogue arresters with the corresponding rated voltage. For such arresters, Uc is zero and they are not subject to any voltage stress during normal service conditions. The neutral-ground arresters should preferably be of the same type as the phase-ground arresters. For resonantearthed systems with long radial lines special considerations must be taken. A higher rated voltage (20% to 40%) than listed may be necessary.

Special applications

Please consult your nearest ABB representative for help in selection of arresters for special applications such as protection of shunt or series capacitor banks, cables and cable-aerial junctions, rotating machines, traction systems, overhead lines, HVDC etc. or for non-standard arrester ratings.

Substation data:

Maximum system voltage: Arrester location: System earthing: System fault clearance time: Creepage distance:

145 kV Phase-ground Effective 1s 3 000 mm

Ordering data for arresters

Type designation

The type designation itself gives detailed information of the arrester and its application. See the figure below. As standard, the arresters are meant for upright vertical erection. For under-hung erection, when desired, the type designation is completed by letter H after system voltage (Um). For other angular erection, please inform us at order. For non-standard arresters, the type designation will have additional letters for example:
E M P Non-standard electrical data Non-standard mechanical data Parallel metal-oxide columns
For under-hung arresters, letter H to be added here. Um

The following information, at a minimum, is required with your order: Quantity and type designation Rated voltage Type of line terminal Type of earth terminal Type of surge counter, if any Type of insulating base, if any. (Insulating base is required if surge counter and/or leakage current measurements are desired. One base is required for each arrester).

1 Ur0 = 0.72xUm (according to table 1) = 0.72x145 = 104.4 kVrms. Select the next higher standard Ur (see Guaranteed protective data), i.e. 108 kVrms. 2 According to table 2, a common choice selection for 145 kVrms would be a line discharge class 2 arrester, i.e. PEXLIM R. This arrester has a Upl/ Ur of 2.59, i.e. Upl of 280 kVpeak at 10 kA (according to table 3). With a Uwl of 550 kVpeak this would give a protective margin of (550/280-1)x100 = 96 %. 3 This margin appears to be excellent but it must be noted that depending on distance effect and possible insulation ageing, the margin is reduced to only

10% to 15% after taking distance effect into account and depending on the chosen impulse steepness and amplitude. Thus, it is very important that the arrester is installed as close as possible to the protected object. 4 If the margin is considered insufficient, choose a class 3 arrester, e.g. PEXLIM Q with the same rated voltage 108 kV. 5 With a required creepage distance of 3 000 mm, i.e. 20.7 mm/kV, YH145 (XH145 for PEXLIM Q) housing should be selected. 6 The type designation of the selected arrester will then be: PEXLIM R108-YH145 (or PEXLIM Q108-XH145)

Ordering example

Below is a typical example of an order with three PEXLIM arresters and its accessories.
3 pcs. PEXLIM Q192-XV245 Rated voltage 192 kV Line terminal type 1HSA 410 000-L Earth terminal type 1HSA 420 000-A Insulating base type 1HSA 430 000-A Surge counter type EXCOUNT-A

3 pcs. 3 pcs.

Block-type Ur

Internal code

PEXLIM Q192-XV245 (H) (L)


Arrester family Pollution level according to IEC 60815. Neutral-ground arresters have an N here. For transmission line surge arresters, letter L to be added here.

Note! We recommend that the order form, in section T-1, be filled-in and attached to your order to ensure inclusion of all the important parameters and commercial conditions.

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Porcelain-housed arrester

Porcelain-housed arrester

Design

Design features - Porcelain-housed arresters, EXLIM


The design is based on successful experience of over 70 years, first as gapped SiC arresters, in all climates and conditions all over the world. EXLIM arresters live up to their name: EXcellent voltage LIMiters. The design is robust and well-matched with the other apparatus in substations. Each arrester is built up of one or more units. Each unit is a porcelain housing containing a single column of ZnO blocks, all individually extensively routinetested during manufacture, dispersed with the necessary spacers as determined by the electrical design for the arrester. It is necessary, therefore, that the units are series-connected at site in the pre-determined order as marked on the units. Consult the installation instructions supplied with each arrester. Longer arresters often require (and are supplied with) external grading rings to maintain a uniform and acceptable voltage stress along their length. Operation of such arresters without the grading rings, therefore, may lead to failure and invalidates our guarantees/warranties. The standard porcelain colour is brown but grey porcelain is supplied on request. Seaworthy packing of the arresters is standard. turn causes the sealing plate to flap open and the ionised gases to flow out through the venting ducts. Since the ducts at the two ends are directed towards each other, this results in an external arc; thus relieving the internal pressure and preventing a violent shattering of the insulator. chosen and installed arresters are practically maintenance-free for their lifetime and do not need any monitoring. However, if such monitoring is demanded, it is easily performed online by using the EXCOUNT-II with its built-in features for correctly measuring the resistive leakage current.

Mechanical Strength

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The mechanical strength of the housing is defined in accordance with IEC 60099-4. Thus the guaranteed mean breaking load (MBL) is at least 20% above the specified figure for short-term service load (SSL). The insulating base (when supplied) matches the strength of the housing. The specified continuous load (SCL) should be limited to 40% of the SSL in accordance with IEC 60099-4. Arresters with mechanical strength higher than listed are quoted on request.

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Mechanical loading
Horizontal (cantilever) load The maximum permissible continuous horizontal load is calculated as the maximum continuous (static) moment divided by the distance between the base of the arrester and the centre of the terminal load. The continuous current through an arrester is of the order of a few mA. Hence, using a lighter terminal clamp and/ or connecting the arrester by a lighter teeoff considerably reduces the demand for mechanical strength.

Sealing and pressure-relief function

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1 2 3 4 5 Porcelain insulator Venting duct Spring Desiccant bag Copper sheet

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Sealing cover Sealing ring Indication plates ZnO-blocks Flange cover

The flanges are cemented to the porcelain and enclose also the sealing arrangement. Please see the figures herein. For satisfactory performance, it is important that the units are hermetically sealed for the lifetime of the arresters. The sealing arrangement at each end of each unit consists of a pre-stressed stainless steel plate with a rubber gasket. This plate exerts a continuous pressure on the gasket against the surface of the insulator and ensures effective sealing even if the gasket sets due to ageing. It also serves to fix the column of the blocks in the longitudinal direction by means of springs. The sealing is verified for each unit after manufacture in routine tests. The sealing plate is designed to act also as an over-pressure relief system. Should the arrester be stressed in excess of its design capability, an internal arc is established. The ionised gases cause rapid increase in the internal pressure, which in

Installation, maintenance and monitoring

Standard EXLIM arresters are intended for vertical, upright erection on a structure and require no bracing. Special EXLIM arresters for suspension, inverted mounting or other angular erection are available on request. EXLIM arresters are easy to install following the instructions packed with each arrester. Installation does not need any special tools or instruments. Properly

Cutaway view of a typical EXLIM unit showing the internal arrangements designed to minimise partial discharge.

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Silicone-housed arrester

Silicone-housed arrester

Design

Design features - Polymer-housed arresters, PEXLIM


PEXLIM arresters, using the same ZnO blocks as the EXLIM arresters, match their electrical performance. Silicone as outer insulation material has been used for over 30 years with good results and has been chosen by ABB for arresters as well. It confers the additional benefits of low weight, improved pollution performance, increased personnel safety and flexibility in erection.

Moulded PEXLIM design


Design Highlights
Each arrester is built-up of one or more units, which in turn may be made up of one or more modules. Each module contains a single column of ZnO-blocks, that are extensively individually routinetested during manufacture, dispersed with the necessary spacers as determined by the electrical design for the arrester. The modules are standardised into different sizes based on electrical, mechanical and process considerations. ABB employs a unique patented design to enclose the ZnO blocks of each module under axial pre-compression in a cage formed of fibreglass reinforced loops fixed between two yokes which also serve as electrodes. A protective fibre winding is then wound over the loops resulting in an open cage design for the module. This results in high mechanical strength and excellent short-circuit performance. See the figures hereunder. Each module is then passed through a computer-controlled cleaning and priming process. The module is then loaded in a highly automated vulcanising press and silicone injected at a high pressure and temperature (HTV process) to completely bond to the active parts, leaving no internal voids or air spaces. Individual modules are thereafter assembled into units and routine tested before packing and dispatch. For satisfactory performance, it is important that the units are hermetically sealed for the lifetime of the arresters. The HTV moulding process under vacuum ensures this by bonding along the entire length from electrode to electrode. There is no air or any gas entrapped between the active parts and the housing. Hence, gaskets or sealing rings are not required. Should the arrester be electrically stressed in excess of its design capability, an internal arc will be established. Due to the open cage design, it will easily burn through the soft silicone material, permitting the resultant gases to escape quickly and directly. At the same time, the fibre windings prevent the explosive expulsion of the internal components. Hence, special pressure-relief vents are not required for this design. The fail-safe short-circuit capability is verified in short-circuit tests in accordance with IEC.

Two basic designs

The PEXLIM family of ABB silicone-housed arresters comes in two different designs:

4 5

1 6

4 1 5

2 3

8 3

7 8

Moulded PEXLIM design


1 3 5 7 Protective winding Base Top yoke Fibreglass loop 2 4 6 8 Silicone rubber insulator Line terminal ZnO-blocks Bottom yoke 1 3 5 7

High strength (HS) PEXLIM tube design


Sealing cover Fibreglass tube Spacers Spring 2 4 6 8 Silicone rubber insulator Line terminal ZnO-blocks Venting duct

Cutaway view of a typical PEXLIM module showing the internal arrangements and the opencage construction designed to improve both mechanical strength and personnel safety.

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High strength (HS) PEXLIM tube design


In special cases with very high demands for mechanical strength, the moulded design may not provide the optimal solution (particularly at system voltages above 420kV). Instead, what is required is a mix between the features of the standard EXLIM and the moulded PEXLIM designs. The HS (High strength) PEXLIM tube design provides this by offering comparable mechanical strength to EXLIM arresters, but with much less mass. The seismic and pollution performance is in line with the moulded PEXLIM arresters and thus superior to conventional porcelain designs. The sealing plate is designed to also act as an over-pressure relief system. Should the arrester be electrically stressed in excess of its design capability, an internal arc is established. The ionised gases cause a rapid increase in the internal pressure, which in turn causes the sealing plate to flap open and the ionised gases to flow out through the venting ducts. Since the ducts at the two ends are directed towards each other, this results in an external arc; thus relieving the internal pressure and preventing a violent shattering of the insulator. The successful operation of the pressure-relief device is verified in short-circuit tests in accordance with IEC.

Silicone as an insulator
All PEXLIM arresters utilise silicone for the external insulation. Silicone rubber is highly hydrophobic and resistant to UV radiation and has been shown to be the best insulation (compared to both porcelain and other polymers) based on world wide independent laboratory and field tests. ABB uses special fillers to enhance these properties as well as giving it high pollution resistance, tracking resistance and fire-extinguishing features. The silicone housing is available only in grey colour. For additional information, please refer to publication 1HSM 9543 01-06en. Use lighter terminal clamps and/or lighter tee-offs for arresters. In contrast to the current capability (and thus the size of clamps and conductors) required for other substation equipment, the continuous current through an arrester is of the order of only a few mA. Hence, using lighter terminal clamp and/or connecting the arresters by lighter tee-offs considerably reduce the demand for mechanical strength. another erection alternative (susUse pension, under-hung, etc). Since PEXLIM arresters are very light compared to equivalent porcelain-housed arresters, they permit innovative erection alternatives, which could further reduce the bending moment demands; particularly in the case of the moulded design PEXLIM. Refer publication 1HSM 9543 01-06en. This in turn can lead to the additional benefit of lighter structures with subsequent reduced costs, or even the complete elimination of the need for a separate structure at all. Pedestal-mounted long arresters with mechanical strength higher than listed may be quoted on request. The line terminal and the insulating base (when supplied) match or exceed the strength of the arrester housing.

Design highlights

Mechanical Strength

The basic concept is the replacement of the porcelain housing used with EXLIM arresters by a fibreglass tube housing onto which the silicone sheds are vulcanised. The metal flanges are integrated onto the tube prior to the vulcanising process. The internal arrangement and the pressure-relief devices are similar to those for EXLIM arresters. For satisfactory performance, it is important that the units are hermetically sealed for the lifetime of the arresters. The sealing arrangement at each end of each unit is shown in the figure hereunder and consists of a pre-stressed stainless steel plate with a rubber gasket. This plate exerts a continuous pressure on the gasket against the inner surface of the flanges and ensures effective sealing even if the gasket sets due to ageing. It also serves to fix the column of the blocks in the longitudinal direction by means of heavy spring washers. To maintain the interior free of any humidity, the unit is evacuated after the sealing plate and gaskets are fitted and then filled with dry air at low dew point. Additionally, a small bag of a desiccant is placed in each unit during assembly. Sealing is verified for each unit after manufacture during routine tests.

All PEXLIM designs exhibit very high strength under tensile or compression loading; hence it is the cantilever loading that is of interest. To be applicable to different arrester lengths, the loading is given in terms of bending moment in this guide. Furthermore, since standard multi-unit PEXLIM arresters are built with units of equal strength, the bending moment at the base of the arrester is the only figure of interest. Due to their flexible construction, PEXLIM arresters may exhibit a visible deflection at the line-end of the arrester under maximum loading. Such deflection is limited by our specified value for continuous load (SCL) given in Table 4. This maximum recommended continuous loading ensures that the electrical and/or mechanical functions of the arrester are not impaired in any way, even during longterm cyclic loading. Importantly, the value for specified short-term load (SSL) can be upheld even after such cyclic loading. If the permissible bending moment for a certain arrester appears insufficient for a given loading, consider one of the following methods to reduce the loading demand.

Cutaway view of a typical HS PEXLIM unit showing the internal arrangements.

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PEXLINK

Installation, maintenance and monitoring


Standard PEXLIM arresters are intended for vertical, upright erection on a structure and require no bracing. Special PEXLIM arresters for suspension, inverted mounting or other angular erection are available on request. There are two standard ranges of the moulded design PEXLIM arresters for the following erection alternatives: Vertical & upright erection mounted on a structure or suspended by the line terminal from a conductor. Such arresters may also be used for positive angular erection (above horizontal). Vertical and inverted erection for mounting under a structure, e.g. a gantry. Such arresters may also be used for negative angular erection (below horizontal). Since a surge arrester is an active protective device, permanent mechanical loads should always be minimized. Static loads are therefore to be kept relatively low. Dynamic loads by definition are only short term, and hence should not be treated as permanent loads for the sake of dimensioning the mechanical strength of the arrester. Due to their flexible construction, there may be a visible deflection at the line-end of PEXLIM arresters under mechanical load and this may ultimately determine the limit of loading which is able to be applied to these designs. For connecting arresters to the line, a common solution is to use the same conductor as for current-carrying equipment connected to the same line in order to ensure that the cross-sectional area is adequate to cope with full system short-circuit current in the rare case of an arrester overload. However, under normal service conditions, such a conductor is often unnecessarily large and over-dimensioned since the continuous total current through an arrester is of the order of only a few milliamperes. Furthermore, when this conductor is made long and mostly horizontal, the result is undue mechanical loading on the arrester. Connecting the arresters to the line instead by light, vertical and slack tee-offs, can considerably reduce the demand for mechanical strength, without requiring significant deviation from previous methods of connection. All PEXLIM arresters are easy to install following the instructions packed with each arrester. Installation does not need any special tools or instruments. The units of multiple-unit arresters must be series-connected at site in a pre-determined order as marked on the units and explained in the instructions that are packed in each case. An incorrect assembly may lead to failure and invalidates our warranty. The design of long arresters often requires external grading rings to maintain a uniform and acceptable voltage stress along their length. Such rings are included in the delivery of arresters. Installation or operation of such arresters without these grading rings may lead to failure and invalidates our warranty. Properly chosen and installed arresters are practically maintenance-free for their lifetime and do not need any monitoring. However, if such monitoring is demanded, it is easily performed online by using the EXCOUNT-II with its built-in features for correctly measuring the resistive leakage current. More information is available in the chapter dealing with accessories.

The PEXLINK concept


Both large and small public/private utility owners of transmission systems face a sharpened competitive situation which demands increased availability and reliability of the systems. Consumers have become more demanding as their processes are dependent on constant and reliable energy supply of good quality. Improvement in the reliability and availability of a transmission system can be obtained in one or more of the following ways:

1. Duplication of the system (more than one line).

This is a very expensive method and often impractical.

2. Increased insulation withstand.

It can both be expensive and crea other problems such as the need for increased insulation of station equipment Often difficult and expensive, specially in hilly terrain.

3. Improved footing impedance. 4. Shield wires.

If the provision was not in the original tower design, it can be expensive to retrofit such shielding. It helps eliminate a large number of interruptions but it is not enough to obtain the now-demaded degree of reliability

5. Protection of line insulation by surge arresters

Transmission line arrester for 145 kV, comprising standard components including PEXLIM arrester and EXCOUNT-II monitor.

In many countries, it has also been increasingly difficult to obtain permission to build new lines of normal dimensions. Hence, new lines under construction may mostly be compact-insulation lines. This, in turn, requires optimal control of overvoltages caused by lightning or switching events. Surge arresters installed along the line or at a few selected critical towers, in this case, may be an attractive solution or a complement to other means.

Surge arresters connected in parallel with them at selected towers. In this application usually the term line arresters is used. Protection using polymer-housed arresters (ABB type PEXLIM) along with additional accessories for fixing the arresters across the insulators and providing automatic disconnection of the arresters in the event of their being overstressed is called the PEXLINK concept. This method is simple, cost-effective and, in many cases, an attractive alternative to the methods mentioned above.

More information on internet

Visit www.abb.com/arrestersonline for viewing the PEXLINK video.

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Transmission line surge arresters

Transmission line surge arresters

PEXLINK

ABBs protection philosophy


ABBs philosophy is to provide protection for line insulation at selected locations by using standard available components. The main item is the gapless silicone polymer-housed arrester, PEXLIM, with metal-oxide (MO) active elements. Such arresters have been used for many years for protection of equipment in substations and hence their protective performance is well-known. and to calculate the arrester stresses at each of the chosen locations. The design permits installation using standard transmission-line hardware normally available locally. The design also permits mounting at different angles based on tower geometry and conductor spacing. If very high availability is desired, a very large number of locations may have to be protected, mainly due to the unpredictable nature of lightning. In such a case it may not be economically justified to

Application
Increased line availability
By locating the PEXLINK on sections of lines with high footing impedance towers and one additional low footing-impedance tower at each end of the section, PEXLINK protects existing shielded and non-shielded lines from abnormal lightning surges (frequent or high amplitudes) and reduces the outages. The reduced outages are beneficial also indirectly in that sensitive equipment is not damaged and the circuit breakers overhaul interval can be increased. Thus, total maintenance costs are also reduced. This protection may be used for all system voltages where the stated abnormal conditions exist. Arresters with moderate energy capability are often sufficient. However, the high-current capability must be large and distribution-type arresters may not be suitable.

Switching overvoltage control

For long EHV lines, surge arresters usually are located at line-ends. In addition, by locating arresters at one or more points along the line e.g. at midpoint or 1/3 and 2/3 line length switching surge overvoltages and thus line insulation requirements could be limited without using preinsertion resistors. Arresters used for this type of application should be designed for high energy capability. Usually a class 2 or 3 arrester will be sufficient out on the line but higher arrester classes may be necessary at the receiving end of the line.

Compact-insulation lines

Arresters placed in parallel with line insulators permit a large degree of compacting of a transmission line with lower right-ofway costs as a result.

TLAs, including line discharge class 3 PEXLIM Q arresters and disconnecting devices on earth leads, erected on ESKOM 300 kV system in South Africa.

The low weight permits installation on existing structures and the polymer housing gives increased safety of the line equipment as well as people and animals which may be in the vicinity of the lines during overstress conditions. With regard to lightning energy, line arresters are exposed to more severe conditions than arresters placed in substations. The latter are benefited by the reduction of surge steepness due to line corona effect and reduction in surge amplitude as the lightning current finds parallel paths through shielding wires, flashover and parallel lines. Thus, it is necessary to ensure that the MO blocks of the TLA are not under-dimensioned from energy and current point-of-view. A computer program is used to determine the optimum number of locations (generally where the footing impedance is high)

select arresters with sufficient energy capability and instead a higher failure rate may be acceptable. To ensure quick, safe, automatic and controlled disconnection of a failed arrester, ABB uses a special disconnecting device with a suitable link, often in the earthing circuit of the arresters. The earth lead is designed to withstand the short-circuit currents and the disconnecting device is tested to ensure no false operations. Thus, at a failure, the tripped line does not have to be lockedout and attended to immediately. By moulding the silicone polymer housing on the active MO elements directly, internal atmosphere is eliminated and with it the risk of ingress of moisture which in the past has been established as the major cause of arrester failures in service.

No overvoltage control Surge arresters at line ends Surge arresters at line ends and two additional locations along the line

The diagram shows overvoltages phaseground generated by three-phase reclosing of 550 kV, 200 km transmission line with a previous ground fault. For long EHV lines pre-insertion resistors traditionally are used to limit switching overvoltages. Surge arresters, as a robust and efficient alternative, could be located at line ends and along the line at selected points.

Compact 400 kV tower without overhead shield wire. Insulators protected by TLA in top phase.

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Transmission line surge arresters

Transmission line surge arresters

PEXLINK

Application
Line upgrading
The existing insulation level of a line, when suitably protected by arresters, may be upgraded for service at a higher system voltage leading to greater power transfer without much additional capital cost.

PEXLINK features
Substitute for shield wires
In cases where provision of shield wires is not practical physically or is very expensive, e.g. very long spans, very high towers etc., arresters are a good and economical substitute. Arresters located in all phases on each tower eliminate the need for both shield wires and good footing impedance and may be economically justified in cases where the cost of reduction in footing impedance and the cost of overhead shield wire are very high.

Standard components

The suspension of the arresters is simplified and standard clamps and similar hardware normally available may be used for this purpose. This leads to overall economy for the user.
Arrester type Lightning discharge capability
as per IEC 60099-4 Annex N Energy Charge

Extended station protection

By locating arresters on towers near a substation, the risk of backflashovers near the station is eliminated. This results in reduction of steepness and amplitude of incoming travelling waves, thus improving the protection performance of station arresters and eliminating the need for additional expensive metal-enclosed arresters even for large GIS.

PEXLIM R PEXLIM Q PEXLIM P *)

2.5 kJ/kV (Ur)*) 4.0 kJ/kV (Ur)*) 7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)*)

1.0 As **) 1.8 As **) 2.8 As **)

**) As = Ampere second A few examples can be seen in the figures for Some erection alternatives on next page.

Ur = Rated voltage

The disconnecting device is carefully chosen to perform its function only at the failure of the arrester. The separation of the disconnector is quick and effective and the method of connection advised by ABB in each particular case ensures that neither the disconnected wire nor the damaged arrester lead to any interference with other live parts. Thus, after a failure, the line can be re-charged without attending to it immediately. The disconnection is easily visible from the ground and thus locating it is simple for the maintenance crew.

Easy to install

The PEXLIM arresters are built-up of optimum-length modules and hence can be easily designed for use on various voltages. They are light and hence easily transported up the towers.

Normal in

sulation

strength

(BIL)

Standard line clamp

No arresters at all. Lightning stroke to tower number 5. Very high risk for flashover due to high TFI (Tower Footing Impedance) with an earth fault followed by a circuit breaker operation as a consequence.

Shunt

Clevis link Line terminal

Disconnecting device

Earth terminal

Weights

Earth cable to tower leg

Normal insu

lation streng

th (BIL)

Earth cable to tower leg

Disconnecting device

Arresters in all 9 towers. Lightning stroke to tower number 5. The overvoltage profile is well below the BIL of the system all along the section. An ideal protection is obtained.
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Some erection alternatives


Different arrangements showing how easy it is to install the PEXLINK concept in towers of different design.

Quality control and testing


ABB is certified to fulfil the requirements of ISO 9001.

Type tests

Insulator string Surge arrester Earthing cable

Insulator string

Type (design) tests have been performed in accordance both with IEC 60099-4 and ANSI/IEEE C62.11. Test reports are available on request.

Tests on assembled mechanical units

Routine tests
Surge arrester Earthing cable Disconnecting device

Routine tests on units fulfil the demands of both IEC 60099-4 and ANSI/IEEE C62.11. Each arrester unit has a serial number as per IEC 60099-4 Guaranteed residual voltage The residual voltage at 10 kA, 8/20 s impulse current of each unit is calculated as the sum of the residual voltages for all blocks connected in series in the unit. The residual voltage of the complete arrester is the sum of the residual voltages for its units. Tightness check (only for EXLIM and HS PEXLIM arresters) It is performed by placing each unit in a vacuum chamber connected to a Hespectrometer. Maximum permissible leakage is 0.00001 mbarl/s at a pressure difference of 0.1 MPa. Power frequency reference voltage Reference voltage is measured on each arrester unit. Internal corona It is checked on each unit at 0.9 times Ur. A steady internal corona level less than 5 pC is required in a pass/no-pass test. Grading current It is measured at Uc on each unit. Power losses They are measured at Uc on each unit verifying that the thermal performance is in compliance with performed type tests. Test reports Routine test reports are filed and are available on request. The reports include reference voltages, power losses and residual voltages.

Disconnecting device

Routine tests are performed on ZnO blocks as well as on assembled arrester units and accessories. The most important type tests data is verified on all batches of ZnO blocks, thus verifying catalogue data.

Tests on ZnO blocks

Insulator string

Energy withstand test on all blocks The blocks pass three energy test cycles with cooling in-between. In each cycle, the injected energy is far in excess of the single impulse energy capability. Blocks with insufficient energy capability are automatically rejected. Classification of all blocks The blocks are classified at 1 mA (d.c.) and 10 kA (8/20 s) and the residual voltages are printed on each block together with a batch identification. Finally all blocks are visually inspected. Accelerated life tests on samples Power losses after 1 000 hours calculated from a test with shorter duration (approx. 300 hours) at an elevated temperature of 115C at 1.05 times Uc shall not exceed the losses at start of the test. Batches in which unapproved blocks appear are rejected. Impulse current tests on samples Blocks are subjected to high current impulses (4/10 s) and long duration current impulses (2 500 s) of amplitudes verifying catalogue data. Other sample tests In addition to the above, low current characteristics, protection characteristics and capacitance are checked on samples.

Surge arrester

Insulator string

Disconnecting device Earthing cable Surge arrester Disconnecting device

Insulator string

Surge arrester

Disconnecting device

Tests on accessories

Surge counters and monitors All such devices are routine-tested in a pass/no-pass test before leaving the factory.

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Silicone-housed arresters

Silicone-housed arresters

PEXLIM R

Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester PEXLIM R


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. For use when requirements of lightning intensity, energy capability and pollution are moderate. Superior where low weight, reduced clearances, flexible mounting, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required. Major component in PEXLINKTM concept for transmission line protection.

Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 14.4 16.8 19.2 21.6 24.0 26.4 28.8 31.2 34 38 34 38 41 43 48 53 43 48 53 58 60 67 72 77 60 67 72 77 72 77 78 78 78 78 78 78 86 92 92 92 92 106 108 108 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 15.3 17.0 19.5 22.0 24.4 26.7 29.0 31.5 34.0 39.0 34.0 39.0 41.3 42.0 48.0 53.4 42.0 48.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 68.0 72.0 77.0 60.7 68.0 72.0 77.0 72.0 77.0 82.6 84.0 98.0 106 111 115 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 106 111 115 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 20.7 24.1 27.6 31.0 34.5 37.9 41.4 44.8 48.3 55.2 48.3 55.2 58.6 62.1 69.0 75.9 62.1 69.0 75.9 82.8 86.2 96.6 103 110 86.2 96.6 103 110 103 110 117 124 138 151 158 165 124 138 151 158 165 151 158 165 10 s kVrms 19.8 23.1 26.4 29.7 33.0 36.3 39.6 42.9 46.2 52.8 46.2 52.8 56.1 59.4 66.0 72.6 59.4 66.0 72.6 79.2 82.5 92.4 99.0 105 82.5 92.4 99.0 105 99.0 105 112 118 132 145 151 158 118 132 145 151 158 145 151 158 0.5 kA kVpeak 37.1 43.2 49.4 55.6 61.7 67.9 74.1 80.3 86.4 98.8 86.4 98.8 105 112 124 136 112 124 136 149 155 173 186 198 155 173 186 198 186 198 210 223 247 272 284 297 223 247 272 284 297 272 284 297 1 kA kVpeak 38.5 44.9 51.3 57.7 64.2 70.6 77.0 83.4 89.8 103 89.8 103 109 116 129 142 116 129 142 154 161 180 193 206 161 180 193 206 193 206 218 231 257 283 295 308 231 257 283 295 308 283 295 308 2 kA kVpeak 40.3 47.0 53.8 60.5 67.2 73.9 80.6 87.3 94.0 108 94.0 108 115 121 135 148 121 135 148 162 168 188 202 215 168 188 202 215 202 215 229 242 269 296 309 323 242 269 296 309 323 296 309 323 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 44.0 51.3 58.7 66.0 73.3 80.6 88.0 95.3 103 118 103 118 125 132 147 162 132 147 162 176 184 206 220 235 184 206 220 235 220 235 250 264 294 323 338 352 264 294 323 338 352 323 338 352 10 kA kVpeak 46.7 54.4 62.2 70.0 77.7 85.5 93.3 102 109 125 109 125 133 140 156 171 140 156 171 187 195 218 234 249 195 218 234 249 234 249 265 280 311 342 358 373 280 311 342 358 373 342 358 373 20 kA kVpeak 52.3 61.0 69.7 78.4 87.1 95.8 105 114 122 140 122 140 148 157 175 192 157 175 192 209 218 244 262 279 218 244 262 279 262 279 296 314 349 383 401 418 314 349 383 401 418 383 401 418 40 kA kVpeak 59.7 69.7 79.6 89.6 100 110 120 130 140 160 140 160 170 180 199 219 180 199 219 239 249 279 299 319 249 279 299 319 299 319 339 359 398 438 458 478 359 398 438 458 478 438 458 478

Um kVrms 243)

Brief performance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 170 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 24 - 170 kV 18 - 144 kV 10 kApeak 10 kApeak

363)

52

100 kApeak 600 Apeak Class 2 5.1 kJ/kV (Ur)] 72

50 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 1 000 Nm 1 600 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz 123

100

145

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.
170

Ur kVrms 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 48 42 48 51 54 60 66 54 60 66 72 75 84 90 96 75 84 90 96 90 96 102 108 120 132 138 144 108 120 132 138 144 132 138 144

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (2.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Silicone-housed arresters

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Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 24 36 52 72 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation Dimensions

Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base Mass kg 13 14 14 16 14 16 24 24 26 25 28 27 29 27 25 30 29 31 14 14 14 16 25 25 25 Amax 641 641 641 727 641 727 1216 1216 1236 1216 1322 1302 1388 1236 1216 1408 1388 1408 641 641 641 727 1216 1216 1216 B 400 400 400 400 400 C 160 160 160 160 160 Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

100 123

145

170

Ur kVrms 18-27 30-48 42-60 66 54-60 54-72 75-96 75-96 90 96-120 90-96 102-132 138-144 108 120 108 120-144 132-144

YV024 YV036 YV052 YV052 YH072 YV072 YV072 YV100 YH123 YH123 YV123 YV123 YV123 YH145 YH145 YV145 YV145 YH170

mm 1863 1863 1863 2270 1863 2270 3726 3726 3726 3726 4133 4133 4540 3726 3726 4540 4540 4540 1863 1863 1863 2270 3726 3726 3726

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 310 310 310 370 310 370 620 620 620 620 680 680 740 620 620 740 740 740 310 310 310 370 620 620 620

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 150 150 150 180 150 180 300 300 300 300 330 330 360 300 300 360 360 360 150 150 150 180 300 300 300

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 150 150 150 180 150 180 300 300 300 300 330 330 360 300 300 360 360 360 150 150 150 180 300 300 300

250/2500 s wet kVpeak 250 250 250 300 250 300 500 500 500 500 550 550 600 500 500 600 600 600 250 250 250 300 500 500 500

1HSA410 000-L
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-A
Stainless steel

Neutral-ground arresters 52 30-36 YN052 72 42-54 YN072 100 60 YN100 123 72 YN123 84-120 YN123 145 75-120 YN145 170 75-120 YN170

Aluminium Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-M

1HSA420 000-B
Stainless steel With insulating base

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.

1HSA410 000-N
Aluminium

1HSA430 000-H
Epoxy resin M12 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

1HSA410 000-P
Stainless steel

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Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 18-27 30-48 42-60 66 54-60 54-72 75-96 75-96 90 96-120 90-96 102-132 108-120 138-144 108 120-144 132-144 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume m3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 Gross kg 35 36 36 38 36 38 51 51 53 52 55 54 54 61 62 61 63 Three Volume m3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 Gross kg 65 68 68 74 68 74 103 103 109 106 115 112 112 123 126 123 129 Six Volume m3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 Gross kg 110 116 116 128 116 128 181 181 193 187 205 199 199 216 222 216 228

Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester PEXLIM Q


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with high lightning intensity and high energy requirements. where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete Superior where low weight, reduced clearances, flexible mounting, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required. Major component in PEXLINKTM concept for transmission line protection.

YV024 YV036 YV052 YV052 YH072 YV072 YV072 YV100 YH123 YH123 YV123 YV123 YH145 YV123 YV145 YV145 YH170

Brief peformance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 362 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 52 - 420 kV 42 - 360 kV 10 kApeak 10 kApeak

100 kApeak 1 000 Apeak Class 3 7.8 kJ/kV (Ur)]

Neutral-ground arresters 30-36 YN052 42-54 YN072 60 YN100 72 YN123 84-120 YN123 75-120 YN145 75-120 YN170

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7

36 36 36 38 52 52 52

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7

68 68 68 74 106 106 106

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2

116 116 116 128 187 187 187

50 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 2 500 Nm 4 000 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given. Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 19.2 24.0 28.8 34 38 41 43 48 58 43 48 53 58 60 62 65 67 59 61 65 69 74 72 77 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 86 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 19.4 24.4 29.0 34.0 39.0 41.3 43.0 48.0 58.0 43.0 48.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 63.1 65.6 68.0 60.7 63.1 68.0 72.0 77.0 72.0 77.0 82.6 84.0 98.0 104 106 111 115 121 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 121 131 131 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 27.6 34.5 41.4 48.3 55.2 58.6 62.1 69.0 82.8 62.1 69.0 75.9 82.8 86.2 89.7 93.1 96.6 86.2 89.7 96.6 103 110 103 110 117 124 138 148 151 158 165 172 124 138 151 158 165 172 186 193 10 s kVrms 26.4 33.0 39.6 46.2 52.8 56.1 59.4 66.0 79.2 59.4 66.0 72.6 79.2 82.5 85.8 89.1 92.4 82.5 85.8 92.4 99.0 105 99.0 105 112 118 132 141 145 151 158 165 118 132 145 151 158 165 178 184 0.5 kA kVpeak 46.1 57.6 69.2 80.7 92.2 98.0 104 116 139 104 116 127 139 144 150 156 162 144 150 162 173 185 173 185 196 208 231 248 254 265 277 288 208 231 254 265 277 288 312 323 1 kA kVpeak 47.6 59.5 71.4 83.3 95.1 102 107 119 143 107 119 131 143 149 155 161 167 149 155 167 179 191 179 191 203 214 238 256 262 274 286 298 214 238 262 274 286 298 321 333 2 kA kVpeak 49.5 61.8 74.2 86.5 98.9 105 112 124 149 112 124 136 149 155 161 167 173 155 161 173 186 198 186 198 210 223 248 266 272 285 297 309 223 248 272 285 297 309 334 346 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 53.6 67.0 80.4 93.8 108 114 121 134 161 121 134 148 161 168 175 181 188 168 175 188 201 215 201 215 228 242 268 288 295 309 322 335 242 268 295 309 322 335 362 376 10 kA kVpeak 56.4 70.5 84.6 98.7 113 120 127 141 170 127 141 156 170 177 184 191 198 177 184 198 212 226 212 226 240 254 282 304 311 325 339 353 254 282 311 325 339 353 381 395 20 kA kVpeak 62.1 77.6 93.1 109 125 132 140 156 187 140 156 171 187 194 202 210 218 194 202 218 233 249 233 249 264 280 311 334 342 357 373 388 280 311 342 357 373 388 419 435 40 kA kVpeak 69.4 86.8 105 122 139 148 157 174 209 157 174 191 209 217 226 235 243 217 226 243 261 278 261 278 295 313 347 373 382 399 417 434 313 347 382 399 417 434 469 486

Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 106 108 108 108 108 108 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 156 173 191 191 191 191 206 211 221 230 264 267 267 267 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 106 115 121 131 131 152 144 154 160 170 175 177 179 180 175 191 209 212 220 209 212 221 230 267 272 277 291 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 151 165 172 186 193 220 207 220 227 241 248 251 255 262 248 276 296 303 317 296 303 317 331 379 386 393 414 10 s kVrms 145 158 165 178 184 211 198 211 217 231 237 240 244 250 237 264 283 290 303 283 290 303 316 363 369 376 396 0.5 kA kVpeak 254 277 288 312 323 369 346 369 381 404 415 421 427 438 415 461 496 507 530 496 507 530 553 634 646 657 692 1 kA kVpeak 262 286 298 321 333 381 357 381 393 417 428 434 440 452 428 476 512 523 547 512 523 547 571 654 666 678 714 2 kA kVpeak 272 297 309 334 346 396 371 396 408 433 445 451 458 470 445 495 532 544 569 532 544 569 593 680 692 705 742 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 295 322 335 362 376 429 402 429 443 469 483 489 496 510 483 536 576 590 617 576 590 617 643 737 751 764 804 10 kA kVpeak 311 339 353 381 395 452 423 452 466 494 508 515 522 536 508 564 607 621 649 607 621 649 677 776 790 804 846 20 kA kVpeak 342 373 388 419 435 497 466 497 512 543 559 567 574 590 559 621 667 683 714 667 683 714 745 854 869 885 931 40 kA kVpeak 382 417 434 469 486 555 521 555 573 608 625 634 642 660 625 694 746 764 798 746 764 798 833 954 972 989 1046

Um kVrms 243) 363) 52

Ur kVrms 24 30 36 42 48 51 54 60 72 54 60 66 72 75 78 81 84 75 78 84 90 96 90 96 102 108 120 129 132 138 144 150 108 120 132 138 144 150 162 168

Um kVrms 170

245

72

300

100

362

123

420

Ur kVrms 132 144 150 162 168 192 180 192 198 210 216 219 222 228 216 240 258 264 276 258 264 276 288 330 336 342 360

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (4.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

145

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (4.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 24 36 52 72 100 123 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Technical data for housings


1 2 3 4

145

170

245

300

362

420

Ur kVrms 24 30-36 42-72 54-72 75-84 75-96 90-120 90-96 108-144 150 108-120 108-120 132-144 150 162-168 132-144 150 132 144-192 192 180-210 216-228 180-198 210-228 216-264 276 216 240-258 264-276 258-264 276-288 258-288 330-342 360

mm XV024 XV036 XV052 XV072 XV072 XV100 XH123 XV123 XV123 XV123 XH145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XH170 XH170 XV170 XV170 XM245 XH245 XH245 XV245 XV245 XH300 XH300 XV300 XV300 XV300 XH362 XH362 XV362 XH420 XH420 1363 1363 2270 2270 3625 3625 3625 4540 4540 4988 3625 4540 4540 4988 5895 4540 4988 5895 5895 5895 7250 7250 8613 8613 8613 8613 9520 9520 9520 9520 9520 11790 10875 10875

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 283 283 400 400 578 578 578 800 800 861 578 800 800 861 978 800 861 978 978 978 1156 1156 1439 1439 1439 1439 1556 1556 1556 1556 1556 1956 1734 1734

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 126 126 187 187 293 293 293 374 374 419 293 374 374 419 480 374 419 480 480 480 586 586 712 712 712 712 773 773 773 773 773 960 879 879

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 126 126 187 187 293 293 293 374 374 419 293 374 374 419 480 374 419 480 480 480 586 586 712 712 712 712 773 773 773 773 773 960 879 879

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 242 242 330 330 462 462 462 660 660 704 462 660 660 704 792 660 704 792 792 492 924 924 1166 1166 1166 1166 1254 1254 1254 1254 1254 1584 1386 1386

Mass kg 21 21 25 25 38 38 37 43 45 52 36 45 45 52 57 48 54 59 59 59 73 71 94 91 94 91 98 97 96 103 102 127 116 116

Amax 481 481 736 736 1080 1080 1080 1397 1397 1486 1080 1397 1397 1486 1741 1417 1506 1761 1761 1761 2105 2105 2617 2617 2617 2617 2872 2872 2872 2872 2872 3533 3216 3216

B 400 400 400 400 600 600 600 800 800 900 900 900 900 900 1200 1200 1400 1400 1400

C 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 800 800 800 800 800

D 160 160 160 160 300 300 300 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 700 700 700

Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 7 5 5

Neutral-ground arresters 52 72 100 123 145 170 245 30-36 42-54 60 72 75-120 84-120 84-120 108-120 132-144 XN052 XN072 XN100 XN123 XN123 XN145 XN170 XN245 XN245 1363 2270 2270 2270 3625 3625 3625 3625 4540 400 400 400 400 578 578 578 578 800 187 187 187 187 293 293 293 293 374 187 187 187 187 293 293 293 293 374 330 330 330 330 462 462 462 462 660 21 24 25 25 38 37 37 36 45 736 736 736 736 1080 1080 1080 1080 1397 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base

Shipping Data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 24 30-36 042-072 054-072 075-084 075-096 090-120 090-096 108-144 150 108-120 108-120 132-144 150 162-168 132-144 150 132 144-192 192 180-210 216-228 180-198 210-228 216-276 216 240-258 264-276 258-264 276-288 258-288 330-360 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume m3 XV024 XV036 XV052 XV072 XV072 XV100 XH123 XV123 XV123 XV123 XH145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XH170 XH170 XV170 XV170 XM245 XH245 XH245 XV245 XV245 XH300 XV300 XV300 XV300 XH362 XH362 XV362 XH420 Gross kg Three Volume m3 Gross kg Six Volume m3 Gross kg

1HSA410 000-L
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-A
Stainless steel Aluminium NOTE! Alternative drilling plan 3 slotted holes (120 ), n14 at R111-127

With insulating base

Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-M

1HSA420 000-B
Stainless steel

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.5 1.4 1.0 1.5 1.4 2.2 2.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9

49 49 65 65 65 81 81 81 67 82 81 82 95 84 84 98 98 100 111 109 164 115 126 211 192 157 211 192 278 268 49 49 49 49 65 65 65 65 81

0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.5 1.7 2.6 2.3 1.7 2.5 2.3 3.8 3.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9

107 107 145 145 145 183 183 183 151 186 186 186 215 192 192 224 224 230 263 257 340 291 345 443 416 369 443 416 564 534 83 83 83 83 145 145 145 145 183

0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5

194 194 265 265 265 336 336 336 277 338 342 342 395 354 354 413 413 425 491 479 146 146 146 146 265 265 265 265 336

1HSA430 000-A 1HSA410 000-N


Aluminium Epoxy resin M12 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

Neutral-ground arresters 30-36 XN052 42-54 XN072 60 XN100 72 XN123 75-120 XN123 84-120 XN145 84-120 XN170 108-120 XN245 132, 144 XN245

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

1HSA410 000-P
Stainless steel

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

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Zinc-Oxide Surge Arrester PEXLIM P


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with very high lightning intensity where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete for important installations where energy requirements are very high (e.g. very long lines, capacitor protection). Superior where low weight, reduced clerances, flexible mounting, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required. Major component in PEXLINKTM concept for transmission line protection.

Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 19.2 24.0 26.4 28.8 31.2 34 38 41 43 48 50 58 53 58 60 62 65 67 72 77 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 19.5 24.4 26.7 29.0 31.5 34.0 39.0 41.3 43.0 48.0 51.0 58.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 63.1 65.6 68.0 72.0 77.0 82.6 84.0 92.3 98.0 104 106 111 115 121 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 27.8 34.8 38.2 41.7 45.2 48.7 55.6 59.1 62.6 69.6 73.0 83.5 76.5 83.5 87.0 90.4 93.9 97.4 104 111 118 125 132 139 149 153 160 167 174 10 s kVrms 26.4 33.0 36.3 39.6 42.9 46.2 52.8 56.1 59.4 66.0 69.3 79.2 72.6 79.2 82.5 85.8 89.1 92.4 99.0 105 112 118 125 132 141 145 151 158 165 1 kA kVpeak 46.8 58.5 64.4 70.2 76.1 81.9 93.6 99.5 106 117 123 141 129 141 147 153 158 164 176 188 199 211 223 234 252 258 270 281 293 2 kA kVpeak 48.5 60.7 66.7 72.8 78.8 84.9 97.0 104 110 122 128 146 134 146 152 158 164 170 182 194 207 219 231 243 261 267 279 291 304 3 kA kVpeak 49.7 62.2 68.4 74.6 80.8 87.0 99.4 106 112 125 131 150 137 150 156 162 168 174 187 199 212 224 237 249 268 274 286 299 311 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 51.9 64.9 71.4 77.9 84.3 90.8 104 111 117 130 137 156 143 156 163 169 176 182 195 208 221 234 247 260 279 286 299 312 325 10 kA kVpeak 54.6 68.3 75.1 81.9 88.8 95.6 110 117 123 137 144 164 151 164 171 178 185 192 205 219 233 246 260 273 294 301 314 328 342 20 kA kVpeak 59.8 74.8 82.3 89.7 97.2 105 120 128 135 150 157 180 165 180 187 195 202 210 225 240 255 270 284 299 322 329 344 359 374 40 kA kVpeak 65.6 81.9 90.1 98.3 107 115 132 140 148 164 172 197 181 197 205 213 222 230 246 263 279 295 312 328 353 361 377 394 410

Um kVrms 243) 363)

Brief peformance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 362 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 52 - 420 kV 42 - 360 kV 20 kApeak 15 kApeak

52

72

100 100 kApeak 1 500 Apeak Class 4 12.0 kJ/kV (Ur)]

123

65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 2 500 Nm 4 000 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

Ur kVrms 24 30 33 36 39 42 48 51 54 60 63 72 66 72 75 78 81 84 90 96 102 108 114 120 129 132 138 144 150

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 86 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 106 108 108 108 108 108 108 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 156 156 173 182 191 191 191 191 206 211 221 230 264 267 267 267 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 121 131 131 106 115 121 131 131 144 152 144 154 160 170 173 175 177 179 180 175 182 191 209 212 220 209 212 221 230 267 272 277 291 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 125 139 153 160 167 174 187 194 153 167 174 187 194 208 222 208 222 229 243 248 250 254 257 264 250 264 278 299 306 320 299 306 320 334 382 389 396 417 10 s kVrms 118 132 145 151 158 165 178 184 145 158 165 178 184 198 211 198 211 217 231 235 237 240 244 250 237 250 264 283 290 303 283 290 303 316 363 369 376 396 1 kA kVpeak 211 234 258 270 281 293 316 328 258 281 293 316 328 351 375 351 375 387 410 419 422 427 433 445 422 445 468 504 515 539 504 515 539 562 644 656 667 702 2 kA kVpeak 219 243 267 279 291 304 328 340 267 291 304 328 340 364 388 364 388 400 425 434 437 443 449 461 437 461 485 522 534 558 522 534 558 582 667 679 691 728 3 kA kVpeak 224 249 274 286 299 311 336 348 274 299 311 336 348 373 398 373 398 410 435 445 448 454 460 473 448 473 497 535 547 572 535 547 572 597 684 696 709 746 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 234 260 286 299 312 325 351 364 286 312 325 351 364 390 415 390 415 428 454 464 467 474 480 493 467 493 519 558 571 597 558 571 597 623 714 727 740 779 10 kA kVpeak 246 273 301 314 328 342 369 383 301 328 342 369 383 410 437 410 437 451 478 488 492 499 506 519 492 519 546 587 601 628 587 601 628 656 751 765 779 819 20 kA kVpeak 270 299 329 344 359 374 404 419 329 359 374 404 419 449 479 449 479 494 524 535 539 546 554 568 539 568 598 643 658 688 643 658 688 718 823 838 852 897 40 kA kVpeak 295 328 361 377 394 410 443 459 361 394 410 443 459 492 525 492 525 541 574 586 590 598 607 623 590 623 656 705 721 754 705 721 754 787 901 918 934 983

Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 24 36 52 72 100 123 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Um kVrms 145

170

245

300

362

420

Ur kVrms 108 120 132 138 144 150 162 168 132 144 150 162 168 180 192 180 192 198 210 214 216 219 222 228 216 228 240 258 264 276 258 264 276 288 330 336 342 360

145

170

245

300

362 420

Ur kVrms 18-24 30-36 39 42-72 54-72 75-84 75-96 90-120 90-144 150 108-120 108-144 150 162-168 132-144 150 132-192 180-192 180-228 180-198 210-228 216-264 276 216-276 258-288 258-288 330-360

XV024 XV036 XV036 XV052 XV072 XV072 XV100 XH123 XV123 XV123 XH145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XH170 XH170 XV170 XM245 XH245 XV245 XV245 XH300 XH300 XV300 XH362 XV362 XH420

mm 1363 1363 2270 2270 2270 3625 3625 3625 4540 4988 3625 4540 4988 5895 4540 4988 5895 5895 7250 8613 8613 8613 8613 9520 9520 11790 10875

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 283 283 400 400 400 578 578 578 800 861 578 800 861 978 800 861 978 978 1156 1439 1439 1439 1439 1556 1556 1956 1734

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 126 126 187 187 187 293 293 293 374 419 293 374 419 480 374 419 480 480 586 712 712 712 712 773 773 960 879

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 126 126 187 187 187 293 293 293 374 419 293 374 419 480 374 419 480 480 586 712 712 712 712 773 773 960 879

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 242 242 330 330 330 462 462 462 660 704 462 660 704 792 660 704 792 792 924 1166 1166 1166 1166 1254 1254 1584 1386

Mass kg 18 18 29 29 28 43 43 42 53 54 41 52 54 65 52 56 69 65 82 100 97 101 97 109 117 146 130

Amax 481 481 736 736 736 1080 1080 1080 1397 1486 1080 1397 1486 1741 1417 1506 1761 1761 2105 2617 2617 2617 2617 2872 2872 3533 3216

B 400 400 400 400 400 800 600 900 900 900 1200 1400 1400

C 600 600 600 600 800 800 800

D 160 160 160 160 160 400 300 500 500 500 600 700 700

Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 4 5 6 5 5 7 5

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

Neutral-ground arresters 52 30-36 XN052 72 42-54 XN072 100 60 XN100 123 72 XN123 75-120 XN123 145 84-120 XN145 170 96-120 XN170 245 108 XN245 132-144 XN245

1363 2270 2270 2270 3625 3625 3625 3625 4540

283 400 400 400 578 578 578 578 800

126 187 187 187 293 293 293 293 374

126 187 187 187 293 293 293 293 374

242 330 330 330 462 462 462 462 660

19 29 30 28 43 42 42 41 50

481 736 736 736 1080 1080 1080 1080 1397

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.

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1 2 3 4

Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base

1HSA410 000-L
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-A
Stainless steel Aluminium NOTE! Alternative drilling plan 3 slotted holes (120 ), n14 at R111-127

7
With insulating base

Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-M

1HSA420 000-B
Stainless steel

1HSA430 000-A 1HSA410 000-N


Aluminium Epoxy resin M12 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

1HSA410 000-P
Stainless steel

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Silicone-housed arresters

Silicone-housed arresters

HS PEXLIM P-T

Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 24 30-36 39 42-72 54-72 75-84 75-96 90-120 90-144 150 108-120 108-144 150 162-168 132-144 150 132-192 192 180-228 180-198 210-228 216-264 276 216-276 258-288 258 264-288 330-360 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 0.1 42 0.1 42 0.5 52 0.5 52 0.5 52 0.7 71 0.7 71 0.7 71 0.9 87 0.9 87 0.7 68 0.9 87 0.9 87 1.1 98 0.9 89 0.9 89 1.1 102 1.1 98 1.1 115 0.9 133 0.9 133 1.0 155 1.0 155 1.0 163 1.6 207 2.1 242 2.1 258 2.1 242 Three Volume m3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.3 2.9 2.3 2.3 Gross kg 86 86 116 116 116 163 163 163 201 201 154 201 201 239 207 207 251 239 290 339 339 358 358 382 435 497 545 497 Six Volume m3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.9 1.9 Gross kg 152 152 212 212 212 301 301 301 372 372 283 372 372 443 384 384 443 443 545 -

Zinc-Oxide Surge Arrester HS PEXLIM P-T


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with very high lightning intensity where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete for important installations where energy requirements are very high (e.g. very long lines, capacitor protection). Specially suited to extreme seismic zones. Superior where low weight, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required.

XV024 XV036 XV036 XV052 XV072 XV072 XV100 XH123 XV123 XV123 XH145 XV145 XV145 XV145 XH170 XH170 XV170 XM245 XH245 XV245 XV245 XH300 XH300 XV300 XH362 XV362 XV362 XH420

Brief peformance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 362 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 245 - 550 kV 180 - 444 kV 20 kApeak 10/15 kApeak

100 kApeak 1 500 Apeak Class 4 10.5 kJ/kV (Ur)]

65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 19 000 Nm 28 000 Nm -50 C to +40 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

Neutral-ground arresters 30-36 XN052 42-54 XN072 60 XN100 72 XN123 75-120 XN123 84-120 XN145 96-120 XN170 108-120 XN245 132-144 XN245

0.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9

42 52 52 52 71 71 71 71 87

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9

86 116 116 116 163 163 163 163 201

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5

152 212 212 212 301 301 301 301 372

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges. Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

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Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 144 154 156 182 191 191 206 211 221 230 240 264 267 267 317 336 349 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 144 154 180 182 191 212 209 212 221 230 240 267 291 315 318 336 353 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 208 222 264 264 278 306 299 306 320 334 348 382 417 452 459 487 515 10 s kVrms 198 211 250 250 264 290 283 290 303 316 330 363 396 429 435 462 488 1 kA kVpeak 351 375 445 445 468 515 504 515 539 562 585 644 702 761 773 819 866 2 kA kVpeak 364 388 461 461 485 534 522 534 558 582 607 667 728 788 800 849 897 3 kA kVpeak 373 398 473 473 497 547 535 547 572 597 622 684 746 808 820 870 920 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 390 415 493 493 519 571 558 571 597 623 649 714 779 843 856 908 960 10 kA kVpeak 410 437 519 519 546 601 587 601 628 656 683 751 819 888 901 956 1015 20 kA kVpeak 449 479 568 568 598 658 643 658 688 718 748 823 897 972 987 1051 1111 40 kA kVpeak 492 525 623 623 656 721 705 721 754 787 819 901 983 1070 1086 1152 1217

Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 245 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Um kVrms 245

300

362

380 400 420

550

Ur kVrms 180 192 228 228 240 264 258 264 276 288 300 330 360 390 396 420 444

300

362 380 400 420 550

Ur kVrms 180-192 180-192 228 228-264 228 240 264 258-264 276 288 300 330-390 396 420 444

TM245 TH245 TH245 TM300 TV300 TV300 TV300 TH362 TH362 TH380 TM400 TH420 TH550 TH550 TH550

mm 4950 7150 7150 7150 9900 9900 9900 9900 9900 9900 9900 12100 14300 14300 14850

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 750 1081 1081 1081 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1831 2162 2162 2250

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 350 524 524 524 700 700 700 700 700 700 700 874 1048 1048 1050

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 350 510 510 510 700 700 700 700 700 700 700 860 1020 1020 1050

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 525 750 750 750 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1275 1500 1500 1575

Mass kg 115 150 150 150 245 245 235 245 240 240 240 270 310 310 365

Amax 1770 2310 2310 2310 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 4035 4890 4890 5540

B 600 800 600 900 1400 1200 900 1600 1200 1400 1400 1200 1800 1800 2000

C 600 800 800 600 800 800 800 800 800 1000 1000 1000

D 300 500 300 400 700 600 500 1000 800 700 700 800 1000 1000 1200

Fig. 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.


1 2 3 4 5

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals
46.5 45 20.5 80 45 77 45

Shipping data
Drilling plans
Without insulating base Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 180 192 180 192 228 228 240 264 228 240 264 258 264 276 288 300 330 360 390 396 420 Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 444 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 2.4 208 2.4 208 5.6 308 5.6 307 5.4 299 5.6 307 5.6 306 5.6 303 2.4 351 2.3 334 2.6 329 2.8 393 2.8 392 2.3 333 2.4 346 2.4 347 5.2 423 5.2 420 5.2 416 5.8 523 5.8 521 Number of arresters per crate One Volume m3 3.7 Gross kg 562 Three Volume m3 2.4 2.4 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.6 4.4 4.2 4.3 5.3 5.3 4.2 4.5 4.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.6 6.6 Gross kg 476 474 645 643 628 642 640 631 905 883 860 969 968 879 890 891 1000 990 980 1210 1203 Six Volume m3 4.8 4.8 6.5 6.5 6.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 Gross kg 953 949 1200 1196 1167 1194 1190 1172 -

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-U
Stainless steel

46.5 45 20.5 80 45 77 45 Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel Aluminium

TM245 TM245 TH245 TH245 TH245 TM300 TM300 TM300 TV300 TV300 TV300 TH362 TH362 TH362 TH380 TM400 TH420 TH420 TH420 TH550 TH550 Housing

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-002
Stainless steel

With insulating base

Two Volume m3 5.5 Gross kg 975

TH550

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.
1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

1HSA430 000-P
Galvanized steel M20 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB.

1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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Zinc-Oxide Surge Arrester HS PEXLIM T-T


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with very high lightning intensity where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete for important installations where energy requirements are very high (e.g. very long lines, capacitor protection). Specially suited to extreme seismic zones. Superior where low weight, non-fragility and additional personnel safety is required.

Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 144 154 174 180 182 191 209 212 221 230 240 267 291 315 318 336 353 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 209 218 246 259 259 273 310 310 314 328 342 378 410 444 474 478 506 10 s kVrms 198 207 233 246 246 258 293 293 297 310 323 358 388 420 448 453 479 1 kA kVpeak 354 369 415 438 438 461 523 523 531 554 577 638 692 750 793 807 853 2 kA kVpeak 364 380 427 451 451 475 538 538 546 569 593 656 712 771 816 830 878 3 kA kVpeak 371 387 435 459 459 484 548 548 556 580 604 669 725 786 831 846 894 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 389 406 457 482 482 507 575 575 583 609 634 702 761 824 872 888 938 10 kA kVpeak 405 423 476 502 502 528 599 599 608 634 660 731 792 858 908 924 977 20 kA kVpeak 438 457 514 542 542 571 647 647 656 685 713 789 856 927 981 998 1060 40 kA kVpeak 476 497 559 590 590 621 704 704 714 745 776 859 931 1013 1072 1091 1153

Um kVrms 245

Brief peformance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 362 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 245 - 800 kV 180 - 624 kV 20 kApeak 10/15/20 kApeak

300 362

380 400 420

100 kApeak 2 200 Apeak Class 5 15.4 kJ/kV (Ur)]

550

800

as per IEC Ur Uc kVrms kVrms 180 144 192 154 216 156 228 156 228 182 240 191 258 206 264 211 276 221 288 230 300 240 330 264 360 267 390 267 396 317 420 336 444 349 On request

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 19 000 Nm 28 000 Nm -50 C to +40 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (10.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 245 300 362 380 400 420 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals
46.5 Mass kg 170 245 260 265 270 270 300 300 330 350 350 405 Amax 2310 3495 3495 3495 3495 3495 4035 4035 4575 4890 4890 5540 B 600 600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1200 1200 2000 2000 2000 C 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 1000 1000 1000 D 300 300 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 600 600 1200 1200 1200 Fig. 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 45 20.5 80 45 77 45

Drilling plans
Without insulating base

550

Ur kVrms 180-216 228 228-240 258-276 288 300 330 360 390 396 420 444

TH245 TV245 TV300 TH362 TH380 TM400 TH420 TH420 TV420 TH550 TH550 TH550

mm 7150 9900 9900 9900 9900 9900 12100 12100 14300 14300 14300 14850

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 1081 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1831 1831 2162 2162 2162 2250

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 524 700 700 700 700 700 874 874 1048 1048 1048 1050

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 510 700 700 700 700 700 860 860 1020 1020 1020 1050

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 750 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1275 1275 1500 1500 1500 1575

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-U
Stainless steel

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.


1 2 3 4 5

46.5 45 20.5 80 45 77 45 Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel Aluminium

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-002
Stainless steel

With insulating base

1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

1HSA430 000-P
Galvanized steel
M20 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB.

1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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EXLIM R

Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 180 192 216 228 228 240 258 264 276 288 300 330 360 390 396 420 Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 444 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 5.4 315 5.4 316 5.4 321 2.6 340 2.8 405 2.8 407 2.8 411 2.8 411 2.8 412 2.8 414 2.8 416 5.8 507 5.2 452 5.2 483 6.7 611 6.7 612 Number of arresters per crate One Volume m3 3.7 Gross kg 602 Three Volume m3 5.4 5.4 5.4 4.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 6.6 5.5 5.5 6.7 6.7 Two Volume m3 5.5 Gross kg 1054 Gross kg 676 680 692 893 1006 1011 1026 1026 1028 1033 1038 1163 1086 1179 1355 1357 Six Volume m3 6.0 6.0 6.0 Gross kg 1262 1270 1295 -

Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester EXLIM R


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. For use when requirements of lightning intensity, energy capability and pollution are moderate. Brief performance data
System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 170 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 52 - 170 kV 42 - 168 kV 10 kApeak 10 kApeak

TH245 TH245 TH245 TV245 TV300 TV300 TH362 TH362 TH362 TH380 TM400 TH420 TH420 TV420 TH550 TH550 Housing

100 kApeak 600 Apeak Class 2 5.0 kJ/kV (Ur)]

50 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 3 000 Nm 7 500 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

TH550

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Guranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 19.2 24.0 26.4 28.8 31.2 34 36 38 41 43 48 43 48 53 58 60 67 60 67 72 77 72 77 78 78 78 78 86 92 92 92 92 106 108 108 108 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 19.5 24.4 26.7 29.0 31.5 34.0 36.5 39.0 41.3 43.0 48.0 43.0 48.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 68.0 60.7 68.0 72.0 77.0 72.0 77.0 84.0 98.0 106 111 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 106 115 131 131 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 27.8 34.8 38.2 41.7 45.2 48.7 52.2 55.6 59.1 62.6 69.6 62.6 69.6 76.5 83.5 87.0 97.4 87.0 97.4 104 111 104 111 125 139 153 160 125 139 153 160 167 153 167 187 194 10 s kVrms 26.4 33.0 36.3 39.6 42.9 46.2 49.5 52.8 56.1 59.4 66.0 59.4 66.0 72.6 79.2 82.5 92.4 82.5 92.4 99.0 105 99.0 105 118 132 145 151 118 132 145 151 158 145 158 178 184 0.5 kA kVpeak 49.4 61.7 67.9 74.1 80.3 86.4 92.6 98.8 105 112 124 112 124 136 149 155 173 155 173 186 198 186 198 223 247 272 284 223 247 272 284 297 272 297 334 346 1 kA kVpeak 51.3 64.2 70.6 77.0 83.4 89.8 96.2 103 109 116 129 116 129 142 154 161 180 161 180 193 206 193 206 231 257 283 295 231 257 283 295 308 283 308 347 359 2 kA kVpeak 53.8 67.2 73.9 80.6 87.3 94.0 101 108 115 121 135 121 135 148 162 168 188 168 188 202 215 202 215 242 269 296 309 242 269 296 309 323 296 323 363 376 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 58.7 73.3 80.6 88.0 95.3 103 110 118 125 132 147 132 147 162 176 184 206 184 206 220 235 220 235 264 294 323 338 264 294 323 338 352 323 352 396 411 10 kA kVpeak 62.2 77.7 85.5 93.3 102 109 117 125 133 140 156 140 156 171 187 195 218 195 218 234 249 234 249 280 311 342 358 280 311 342 358 373 342 373 420 436 20 kA kVpeak 69.7 87.1 95.8 105 114 122 131 140 148 157 175 157 175 192 209 218 244 218 244 262 279 262 279 314 349 383 401 314 349 383 401 418 383 418 470 488 40 kA kVpeak 79.6 99.5 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 199 180 199 219 239 249 279 249 279 299 319 299 319 359 398 438 458 359 398 438 458 478 438 478 538 557

Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 36 52 72 100 123 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation Dimensions

Um kVrms 363)

52

72

100

123

145

170

Ur kVrms 24 30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 60 54 60 66 72 75 84 75 84 90 96 90 96 108 120 132 138 108 120 132 138 144 132 144 162 168

145 170

Ur kVrms 24-39 42-60 54-75 54-84 75-96 84-96 90-108 90-138 90-96 108-138 108-144 108-144 132-144 132-144 162-168 132 144-168

mm CV036 CV052 CM072 CV072 CH100 CV100 CM123 CH123 CV123 CV123 CH145 CV145 CM170 CH170 CH170 CV170 CV170 1615 1615 1615 2651 2651 3685 2651 3685 4266 4266 3685 5302 3685 4266 4266 5302 5302

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 275 275 275 394 394 568 394 568 669 669 568 788 568 669 669 788 788

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 129 129 129 221 221 288 221 288 350 350 288 442 288 350 350 442 442

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 212 212 212 320 320 433 320 433 532 532 433 640 433 532 532 640 640

Mass kg 43 45 46 62 63 78 64 81 103 103 82 119 82 105 105 120 122

Amax 725 725 725 997 997 1268 997 1268 1697 1697 1268 1969 1268 1697 1697 1969 1969

B 600 600 600 600 600

C 800 -

D 300 300 300 400 300

Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 1 3 2 4 3

Neutral-ground arresters 52 30-36 72 42-54 100 60 123 72 84-108 120 145 84 90-108 120 170 96-108 120

CN052 CN072 CN100 CN123 CN123 CN123 CN145 CN145 CN145 CN170 CN170

1615 1615 1615 1615 2651 3685 2651 2651 3685 2651 3685

275 275 275 275 394 568 394 394 568 394 568

129 129 129 129 221 288 221 221 288 221 288

212 212 212 212 320 433 320 320 433 320 433

43 45 45 62 64 79 62 64 79 64 79

725 725 725 725 997 1268 997 997 1268 997 1268

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester. 1 2 3 4

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (2.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base

Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 24-39 42-60 54-75 54-84 75-96 84-96 90-108 90-138 90-138 108-144 108-144 132-144 132-168 132-168 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 0.3 74 0.3 76 0.3 77 0.3 93 0.3 94 0.4 115 0.3 92 0.4 116 0.7 131 0.4 119 0.7 147 0.4 119 0.7 133 0.7 148 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 75 80 80 80 95 115 95 95 115 95 115 Three Volume m3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.4 0.9 1.4 0.9 1.4 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 Six Volume m3 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-A
Stainless steel

CV036 CV052 CM072 CV072 CH100 CV100 CM123 CH123 CV123 CH145 CV145 CM170 CH170 CV170

Gross kg 171 177 180 228 231 276 234 279 367 288 415 288 373 418 175 180 180 180 235 280 230 235 280 235 280

Gross kg 337 349 355 451 457 547 463 553 571 571 340 350 350 355 465 555 455 465 555 465 555

With insulating base Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-B

Neutral-ground arresters 30-36 CN052 42-54 CN072 60 CN100 72 CN123 84-108 CN123 120 CN123 84 CN145 90-108 CN145 120 CN145 96-108 CN170 120 CN170

1HSA420 000-B
Stainless steel

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.
1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

1HSA430 000-A
Epoxy resin M12 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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Porcelain-housed arresters

EXLIM Q-E

Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester EXLIM Q-E


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with high lightning intensity and high energy requirements. where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete

Guaranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 19.2 24.0 26.4 28.8 31.2 34 38 41 43 48 43 48 53 58 60 62 65 67 67 72 77 72 77 78 78 78 78 86 92 92 92 92 106 108 108 108 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 156 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 19.5 24.4 26.7 29.0 31.5 34.0 39.0 41.3 43.0 48.0 43.0 48.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 63.1 65.6 68.0 68.0 72.0 77.0 72.0 77.0 84.0 98.0 106 111 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 106 115 131 131 144 154 160 170 175 177 179 180 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 27.8 34.8 38.2 41.7 45.2 48.7 55.6 59.1 62.6 69.6 62.6 69.6 76.5 83.5 87.0 90.4 93.9 97.4 97.4 104 111 104 111 125 139 153 160 125 139 153 160 167 153 167 187 194 208 222 229 243 250 254 257 264 10 s kVrms 26.4 33.0 36.3 39.6 42.9 46.2 52.8 56.1 59.4 66.0 59.4 66.0 72.6 79.2 82.5 85.8 89.1 92.4 92.4 99.0 105 99.0 105 118 132 145 151 118 132 145 151 158 145 158 178 184 198 211 217 231 237 240 244 250 0.5 kA kVpeak 46.1 57.6 63.4 69.2 74.9 80.7 92.2 98.0 104 116 104 116 127 139 144 150 156 162 162 173 185 173 185 208 231 254 265 208 231 254 265 277 254 277 312 323 346 369 381 404 415 421 427 438 1 kA kVpeak 47.6 59.5 65.4 71.4 77.3 83.3 95.1 102 107 119 107 119 131 143 149 155 161 167 167 179 191 179 191 214 238 262 274 214 238 262 274 286 262 286 321 333 357 381 393 417 428 434 440 452 2 kA kVpeak 49.5 61.8 68.0 74.2 80.3 86.5 98.9 105 112 124 112 124 136 149 155 161 167 173 173 186 198 186 198 223 248 272 285 223 248 272 285 297 272 297 334 346 371 396 408 433 445 451 458 470 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 53.6 67.0 73.7 80.4 87.1 93.8 108 114 121 134 121 134 148 161 168 175 181 188 188 201 215 201 215 242 268 295 309 242 268 295 309 322 295 322 362 376 402 429 443 469 483 489 496 510 10 kA kVpeak 56.4 70.5 77.6 84.6 91.7 98.7 113 120 127 141 127 141 156 170 177 184 191 198 198 212 226 212 226 254 282 311 325 254 282 311 325 339 311 339 381 395 423 452 466 494 508 515 522 536 20 kA kVpeak 62.1 77.6 85.4 93.1 101 109 125 132 140 156 140 156 171 187 194 202 210 218 218 233 249 233 249 280 311 342 357 280 311 342 357 373 342 373 419 435 466 497 512 543 559 567 574 590 40 kA kVpeak 69.4 86.8 95.4 105 113 122 139 148 157 174 157 174 191 209 217 226 235 243 243 261 278 261 278 313 347 382 399 313 347 382 399 417 382 417 469 486 521 555 573 608 625 634 642 660

Um kVrms 363)

Brief performance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 245 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 52 - 245 kV 42 - 228 kV 10 kApeak 10 kApeak 52

100 kApeak 1 000 Apeak Class 3 7.8 kJ/kV (Ur)]

72

65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 3 000 Nm 7 500 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

100

123

145

170

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.
245

Ur kVrms 24 30 33 36 39 42 48 51 54 60 54 60 66 72 75 78 81 84 84 90 96 90 96 108 120 132 138 108 120 132 138 144 132 144 162 168 180 192 198 210 216 219 222 228

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI)) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (4.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 36 52 72 100 123 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base Mass kg 45 48 66 67 82 69 88 106 110 88 124 125 88 111 113 127 128 151 153 201 45 48 48 69 88 69 88 69 88 69 88 Amax 725 725 997 997 1268 997 1268 1697 1697 1268 1969 1969 1268 1697 1697 1969 1969 2240 2240 2941 725 725 725 997 1268 997 1268 997 1268 997 1268 B 600 600 600 600 600 600 800 C 800 1400 D 300 300 300 300 400 300 700 Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 3 2 4 3 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

145

170

245

Ur kVrms 24-39 42-60 54-84 84-96 84-96 90-108 90-138 90-96 108-138 108-144 108-120 132-144 132-144 132 144-168 132-144 162-168 180-198 210-228 180-228

mm EV036 EV052 EV072 EH100 EV100 EM123 EH123 EV123 EV123 EH145 EV145 EV145 EM170 EH170 EH170 EV170 EV170 EH245 EH245 EV245 1615 1615 2651 2651 3685 2651 3685 4266 4266 3685 5302 5302 3685 4266 4266 5302 5302 6336 6336 7953 1615 1615 1615 2651 3685 2651 3685 2651 3685 2651 3685

1.2/50 s dry kVpeak 275 275 394 394 568 394 568 669 669 568 788 788 568 669 669 788 788 962 962 1182 275 275 275 394 568 394 568 394 568 394 568

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 129 129 221 221 287 221 287 350 350 287 442 442 287 350 350 442 442 508 508 663 129 129 129 221 287 221 287 221 287 221 287

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 133 133 203 203 261 203 261 336 336 261 406 406 261 336 336 406 406 464 464 609 133 133 133 203 261 203 261 203 261 203 261

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 753 753 960 n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-A
Stainless steel

With insulating base Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

Neutral-ground arresters 52 30-36 EN052 72 42-54 EN072 100 60 EN100 123 72-108 EN123 120 EN123 145 84-108 EN145 120 EN145 170 96-108 EN170 120 EN170 245 108 EN245 120-144 EN245

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-B
Stainless steel

*) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester. 1 2 3 4 5

1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

1HSA430 000-A
Epoxy resin M12 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 24-39 42-60 54-84 84-96 84-96 90-108 90-108 90-138 108-144 108-144 132-144 132-168 132-168 180-228 180-228 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 0.3 76 0.3 79 0.3 97 0.3 98 0.4 119 0.3 100 0.4 125 0.7 138 0.4 125 0.7 152 0.4 125 0.7 141 0.7 156 0.8 181 1.7 320 Three Volume m3 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.4 0.9 1.4 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.7 3.1 Six Volume m3 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 -

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EV036 EV052 EV072 EH100 EV100 EM123 EH123 EV123 EH145 EV145 EM170 EH170 EV170 EH245 EV245

Gross kg 177 186 240 243 288 249 306 389 306 431 306 398 662 518 743

Gross kg 349 367 475 481 571 493 607 607 607 -

Brief performance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 362 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 170 - 420 kV 132 - 420 kV 10 kApeak 10 kApeak

100 kApeak 1 000 Apeak Class 3 7.8 kJ/kV (Ur)]

Neutral-ground arresters 30-36 EN052 42-54 EN072 60 72-108 120 84-108 120 96-108 120 108 120-144 EN100 EN123 EN123 EN145 EN145 EN170 EN170 EN245 EN245

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4

80 80 80 100 125 100 125 100 125 100 125

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8

180 190 190 250 310 250 310 250 310 250 310

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7

350 370 370 495 610 495 610 495 610 495 610

65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 7 200 Nm 18 000 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 106 108 108 108 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 173 182 191 191 191 206 211 211 230 264 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 106 115 131 131 144 154 160 170 175 177 180 175 182 191 209 212 209 212 221 230 267 272 291 301 306 308 315 318 335 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 153 167 187 194 208 222 229 243 250 254 264 250 264 278 299 306 299 306 320 334 382 389 417 431 438 441 452 459 487 10 s kVrms 145 158 178 184 198 211 217 231 237 240 250 237 250 264 283 290 283 290 303 316 363 369 396 409 415 419 429 435 462 0.5 kA kVpeak 254 277 312 323 346 369 381 404 415 421 438 415 438 461 496 507 496 507 530 553 634 646 692 715 726 732 749 761 807 1 kA kVpeak 262 286 321 333 357 381 393 417 428 434 452 428 452 476 512 523 512 523 547 571 654 666 714 737 749 755 773 785 833 2 kA kVpeak 272 297 334 346 371 396 408 433 445 451 470 445 470 495 532 544 532 544 569 593 680 692 742 766 779 785 803 816 865 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 295 322 362 376 402 429 443 469 483 489 510 483 510 536 576 590 576 590 617 643 737 751 804 831 844 851 871 885 938 10 kA kVpeak 311 339 381 395 423 452 466 494 508 515 536 508 536 564 607 621 607 621 649 677 776 790 846 875 889 896 917 931 987 20 kA kVpeak 342 373 419 435 466 497 512 543 559 567 590 559 590 621 667 683 667 683 714 745 854 869 931 962 978 985 1013 1029 1091 40 kA kVpeak 382 417 469 486 521 555 573 608 625 634 660 625 660 694 746 764 746 764 798 833 954 972 1046 1080 1098 1106 1132 1150 1219

Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Um kVrms 170

245

300

362

420

Ur kVrms 132 144 162 168 180 192 198 210 216 219 228 216 228 240 258 264 258 264 276 288 330 336 360 372 378 381 390 396 420

Um kVrms 170

245

300

362

420

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC) and MCOV (as per ANSI)) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (4.5 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

Ur kVrms 132 144-168 132-144 162-168 180-198 210-219 228 180 192-198 210 216-228 228 240-264 216 228-240 258-264 216 228-240 258-264 258-264 276-288 258-288 258-264 276-288 330-360 330-360 372-396 420 330-360 372-420

DH170 DH170 DV170 DV170 DH245 DH245 DH245 DV245 DV245 DV245 DV245 DM300 DM300 DH300 DH300 DH300 DV300 DV300 DV300 DM362 DM362 DH362 DV362 DV362 DM420 DH420 DH420 DH420 DV420 DV420

mm 4432 4432 6570 6570 6570 6570 6570 7717 7717 7717 7717 6570 6570 7717 7717 7717 9855 9855 9855 7717 7717 9855 12149 12149 8864 11002 11002 11002 13296 13296

1.2/ 50 s dry kVpeak 774 774 1172 1172 1172 1172 1172 1360 1360 1360 1360 1172 1172 1360 1360 1360 1758 1758 1758 1360 1360 1758 2134 2134 1458 1946 1946 1946 2322 2322

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 378 378 556 556 556 556 556 656 656 656 656 556 556 656 656 656 834 834 834 656 656 834 1034 1034 756 934 934 934 1134 1134

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 359 359 546 546 546 546 546 632 632 632 632 546 546 632 632 632 819 819 819 632 632 819 991 991 718 905 905 905 1077 1077

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak n.a. n.a. 924 924 924 924 924 1078 1078 1078 1078 924 924 1078 1078 1078 1386 1386 1386 1078 1078 1386 1694 1694 1232 1540 1540 1540 1848 1848 Mass kg 155 155 230 230 235 235 240 270 270 270 270 240 245 275 280 275 350 355 355 280 285 360 415 415 325 400 400 400 465 465 Amax 1645 1645 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2915 2915 2915 2915 2585 2585 2915 2915 2915 3859 3859 3859 2915 2915 3859 4520 4520 3245 4190 4190 4190 4850 4850 B 600 800 600 900 800 600 1400 1200 900 800 800 900 1400 1200 900 1600 1600 1200 1400 1200 1600 1800 1800 1600 1800 1400 1200 1800 1800 C 600 600 600 800 800 600 600 600 600 800 800 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 1000 1000 1000 1000 800 800 1000 1000 D 300 400 300 500 400 300 700 600 500 400 500 400 700 600 500 1200 1000 800 700 600 1000 1000 1000 650 1000 700 600 1000 1000 Fig. 2 1 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-C
Stainless steel

5 With insulating base

Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-D
Stainless steel

1HSA430 000-C
Epoxy resin M16 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 132-168 132-168 180-228 180 192-198 210-228 228-264 216 228-240 258-264 216-240 258-264 258-264 276-288 258-288 258-264 276-288 330-360 330-360 372-396 420 330-360 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 0.5 195 1.4 275 1.4 280 2.4 375 2.2 360 1.7 315 1.4 290 2.4 380 2.2 365 1.7 320 2.9 500 1.9 445 2.4 385 2.2 375 2.9 505 3.2 575 3.2 575 4.2 475 3.2 545 2.4 505 2.2 485 3.2 615 Two Volume m3 1.7 2.8 2.8 4.2 3.8 3.1 2.8 4.2 3.8 3.1 5.7 3.6 4.2 3.8 5.7 6.3 6.0 4.9 6.0 5.6 5.2 6.6 Gross kg 365 545 555 685 670 615 575 695 680 630 930 875 705 690 940 1075 1060 835 1015 970 945 1150 Three Volume m3 1.7 2.8 2.8 4.1 3.9 3.1 2.8 4.1 3.9 3.1 6.1 5.0 4.1 3.9 6.1 6.7 6.7 5.3 6.7 5.5 5.3 7.0 Gross kg 530 790 805 960 950 890 835 975 965 910 1315 1240 995 985 1330 1535 1525 1175 1430 1380 1370 1450

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DH170 DV170 DH245 DV245 DV245 DV245 DM300 DH300 DH300 DH300 DV300 DV300 DM362 DM362 DH362 DV362 DV362 DM420 DH420 DH420 DH420 DV420

Brief performance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 550 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 52 - 550 kV 42 - 444 kV 20 kApeak 10/15 kApeak

100 kApeak 1 500 Apeak Class 4 10.8 kJ/kV (Ur)]

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 7 200 Nm 18 000 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

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Max. System Voltage Um kVrms 363) Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 24.0 26.4 28.8 31.2 34 38 43 48 43 48 53 58 60 62 67 67 72 77 72 77 78 78 78 78 86 92 92 92 92 106 108 108 108 108 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 24.4 26.7 29.0 31.5 34.0 39.0 43.0 48.0 43.0 48.0 53.4 58.0 60.7 63.1 68.0 68.0 72.0 77.0 72.0 77.0 84.0 98.0 106 111 86.0 98.0 106 111 115 106 115 121 131 131 144 154 160 170 174 177 180 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 34.8 38.2 41.7 45.2 48.7 55.6 62.6 69.6 62.6 69.6 76.5 83.5 87.0 90.4 97.4 97.4 104 111 104 111 125 139 153 160 125 139 153 160 167 153 167 174 187 194 208 222 229 243 250 254 264 10 s kVrms 33.0 36.3 39.6 42.9 46.2 52.8 59.4 66.0 59.4 66.0 72.6 79.2 82.5 85.8 92.4 92.4 99.0 105 99.0 105 118 132 145 151 118 132 145 151 158 145 158 165 178 184 198 211 217 231 237 240 250 1 kA kVpeak 58.5 64.4 70.2 76.1 81.9 93.6 106 117 106 117 129 141 147 153 164 164 176 188 176 188 211 234 258 270 211 234 258 270 281 258 281 293 316 328 351 375 387 410 422 427 445 2 kA kVpeak 60.7 66.7 72.8 78.8 84.9 97.0 110 122 110 122 134 146 152 158 170 170 182 194 182 194 219 243 267 279 219 243 267 279 291 267 291 304 328 340 364 388 400 425 437 443 461 3 kA kVpeak 62.2 68.4 74.6 80.8 87.0 99.4 112 125 112 125 137 150 156 162 174 174 187 199 187 199 224 249 274 286 224 249 274 286 299 274 299 311 336 348 373 398 410 435 448 454 473 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 64.9 71.4 77.9 84.3 90.8 104 117 130 117 130 143 156 163 169 182 182 195 208 195 208 234 260 286 299 234 260 286 299 312 286 312 325 351 364 390 415 428 454 467 474 493 10 kA kVpeak 68.3 75.1 81.9 88.8 95.6 110 123 137 123 137 151 164 171 178 192 192 205 219 205 219 246 273 301 314 246 273 301 314 328 301 328 342 369 383 410 437 451 478 492 499 519 20 kA kVpeak 74.8 82.3 89.7 97.2 105 120 135 150 135 150 165 180 187 195 210 210 225 240 225 240 270 299 329 344 270 299 329 344 359 329 359 374 404 419 449 479 494 524 539 546 568 40 kA kVpeak 81.9 90.1 98.3 107 115 132 148 164 148 164 181 197 205 213 230 230 246 263 246 263 295 328 361 377 295 328 361 377 394 361 394 410 443 459 492 525 541 574 590 598 623

Guranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Uc kVrms 173 182 191 191 191 206 211 221 230 264 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 317 336 349 as per ANSI/IEEE MCOV kVrms 174 182 191 209 212 209 212 221 230 267 272 291 301 306 308 315 318 336 318 336 353 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 250 264 278 299 306 299 306 320 334 382 389 417 431 438 441 452 459 487 459 487 515 10 s kVrms 237 250 264 283 290 283 290 303 316 363 369 396 409 415 419 429 435 462 435 462 488 1 kA kVpeak 422 445 468 504 515 504 515 539 562 644 656 702 726 737 743 761 773 819 773 819 866 2 kA kVpeak 437 461 485 522 534 522 534 558 582 667 679 728 752 764 770 788 800 849 800 849 897 3 kA kVpeak 448 473 497 535 547 535 547 572 597 684 696 746 771 783 789 808 820 870 820 870 920 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 467 493 519 558 571 558 571 597 623 714 727 779 804 817 824 843 856 908 856 908 960 10 kA kVpeak 492 519 546 587 601 587 601 628 656 751 765 819 847 860 867 888 901 956 901 956 1015 20 kA kVpeak 539 568 598 643 658 643 658 688 718 823 838 897 927 942 950 972 987 1051 987 1051 1111 40 kA kVpeak 590 623 656 705 721 705 721 754 787 901 918 983 1021 1037 1045 1070 1086 1152 1086 1152 1217

52

72

100

123

145

170

245

Ur kVrms 30 33 36 39 42 48 54 60 54 60 66 72 75 78 84 84 90 96 90 96 108 120 132 138 108 120 132 138 144 132 144 150 162 168 180 192 198 210 216 219 228

Um kVrms 300

362

420

550

Ur kVrms 216 228 240 258 264 258 264 276 288 330 336 360 372 378 381 390 396 420 396 420 444

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (7.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). 3) Arresters for system voltages 36 kV or below can be supplied, on request, when the order also includes arresters for higher system voltages. Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

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Max. system voltage Um kVrms 36 52 Rated Voltage Housing Creepage distance External insulation *) Dimensions

Technical data for housings


1 2 3 4

1.2/50 s Ur dry kVrms mm kVpeak 30-39 GV036 1444 318 42-60 GH052 1444 318 42-60 GV052 3285 586 72 54-84 GV072 3285 586 100 84-96 GV100 3285 586 123 90-138 GH123 3285 586 90-138 GV123 4432 774 145 108-138 GM145 3285 586 108-120 GH145 4432 774 132-144 GH145 4432 774 108-144 GV145 4729 904 170 132-168 GH170 4432 774 132 GV170 6570 1172 144-150 GV170 6570 1172 162-168 GV170 6570 1172 245 180 GH245 6570 1172 192-198 GH245 6570 1172 210-228 GH245 6570 1172 180 GV245 7717 1360 192-198 GV245 7717 1360 210 GV245 7717 1360 216-228 GV245 7717 1360 300 228 GM300 6570 1172 240-264 GM300 6570 1172 216 GH300 7717 1360 228-264 GH300 7717 1360 216 GV300 9855 1758 228 GV300 9855 1758 240 GV300 9855 1758 258-264 GV300 9855 1758 362 258 GM362 7717 1360 264-288 GM362 7717 1360 258-264 GH362 9855 1758 276-288 GH362 9855 1758 258-288 GV362 12149 2134 420 330-360 GM420 8864 1548 330-336 GH420 11002 1946 360-372 GH420 11002 1946 378-420 GH420 11002 1946 330 GV420 13296 2322 336-396 GV420 13296 2322 420 GV420 13296 2322 550 396 GM550 11002 1946 420 GM550 11002 1946 444 GM550 11002 1946 396-444 GH550 14287 2352 Neutral-ground arresters 123 72-84 GN123 3285 586 90-120 GN123 3285 586 145 84 GN145 3285 586 90-120 GN145 3285 586 170 96-120 GN170 3285 586 245 108-120 GN245 3285 586 132 GN245 3285 586 144 GN245 4432 774 *) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester. P-4

50 Hz wet (60s) kVrms 151 151 278 278 278 278 378 278 378 378 429 378 556 556 556 556 556 556 656 656 656 656 556 556 656 656 834 834 834 834 656 656 834 834 1034 756 934 934 934 1134 1134 1134 934 934 934 1212 278 278 278 278 278 278 278 378

60 Hz wet (10s) kVrms 135 135 273 273 273 273 359 273 359 359 408 359 546 546 546 546 546 546 632 632 632 632 546 546 632 632 819 819 819 819 632 632 819 819 991 718 905 905 905 1077 1077 1077 905 905 905 1178 273 273 273 273 273 273 273 359

250/2500 s

wet kVpeak 228 228 462 462 462 462 616 462 616 616 690 616 924 924 924 924 924 924 1078 1078 1078 1078 924 924 1078 1078 1386 1386 1386 1386 1078 1078 1386 1386 1694 1232 1540 1540 1540 1848 1848 1848 1540 1540 1540 2002 462 462 462 462 462 462 462 616

Mass kg 85 90 115 115 120 120 150 120 150 155 200 155 230 230 230 240 240 240 275 270 270 270 245 245 280 275 355 355 355 355 285 285 360 360 420 325 405 405 405 460 460 460 425 420 420 530 115 120 115 120 120 120 125 155

Amax 785 785 1315 1315 1315 1315 1645 1315 1645 1645 2060 1645 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2915 2915 2915 2915 2585 2585 2915 2915 3860 3860 3860 3860 2915 2915 3860 3860 4850 3245 4190 4190 4190 4850 4850 4850 4500 4500 4500 5763 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1645

B 800 600 900 800 600 1200 900 800 600 900 900 1400 900 1600 1400 1200 1200 1400 1200 1600 1400 1600 1200 1800 1400 1200 1600 1600 1400 2000 1800 1800 2000 -

C 600 600 600 800 600 600 600 600 800 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 1000 800 800 800 800 800 1000 1000 1000 1000 -

D 400 300 500 400 300 600 500 400 300 500 400 700 500 1000 700 600 600 700 600 1000 700 1200 600 1000 700 600 1000 1000 700 1200 1000 800 1200 -

Fig. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 3 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ABB Surge Arresters Buyers Guide Edition 6, 2008-08 P-5

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
Without insulating base

Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 30-39 42-60 42-60 54-84 84-96 90-138 90-138 108-138 108-144 108-144 132-168 132-168 180-228 180 192-228 228-264 216 228-264 216 228 240-264 258 264-288 258-264 276-288 258-288 330-360 330-336 360-372 378-420 330-420 396 420-444 396-444 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 0.4 115 0.4 120 0.5 150 0.5 150 0.5 155 0.5 155 0.5 190 0.5 155 0.5 190 1.4 245 0.5 195 1.4 275 1.4 285 2.2 365 1.7 315 1.4 290 2.4 385 1.7 320 2.5 500 2.1 460 1.9 445 2.4 390 2.2 375 2.5 505 2.1 465 3.2 565 2.2 410 3.2 545 2.4 505 2.2 490 3.2 610 5.1 615 3.2 565 5.1 805 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 150 150 155 190 Two Volume m3 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 2.3 1.7 2.8 2.8 3.8 3.1 2.8 4.2 3.1 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.8 5.2 5.2 6.3 4.1 6.0 5.5 3.8 6.6 6.5 6.0 7.9 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.7 Three Volume m3 0.90 0.9 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 2.3 1.7 2.8 2.8 3.9 3.1 2.8 4.1 3.1 6.1 5.2 5.0 4.1 3.9 6.1 5.2 6.7 4.2 6.0 5.5 5.3 7.0 6.5 6.0 7.9 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.7

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-C
Stainless steel

With insulating base

Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-D
Stainless steel

1HSA430 000-C
Epoxy resin M16 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

GV036 GH052 GV052 GV072 GV100 GH123 GV123 GM145 GH145 GV145 GH170 GV170 GH245 GV245 GV245 GM300 GH300 GH300 GV300 GV300 GV300 GM362 GM362 GH362 GH362 GV362 GM420 GH420 GH420 GH420 GV420 GM550 GM550 GH550

Gross kg 225 235 285 285 295 295 355 295 355 470 365 545 565 665 615 575 690 630 930 890 875 705 690 940 900 1050 770 1010 970 960 1150 1100 1045 1330 285 285 295 355

Gross kg 320 335 410 410 425 425 515 425 515 690 530 780 810 945 895 825 975 905 1315 1255 1240 995 985 1330 1270 1500 1105 1440 1375 1370 1645 1520 1485 1860 410 410 425 515

1HSA410 000-C
Aluminium

Neutral-ground arresters 72-78 GN123 84 GNxxx 90-132 GNxxx 144 GNxxx

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.
1HSA410 000-D
Stainless steel

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Zinc Oxide Surge Arrester EXLIM T


Protection of switchgear, transformers and other equipment in high voltage systems against atmospheric and switching overvoltages. in areas with very high lightning intensity where grounding or shielding conditions are poor or incomplete for important installations where energy requirements are very high (e.g. very long lines, capacitor protection).

Guranteed protective data


Max. System Voltage Rated Voltage Max. continuous operating voltage 1) as per IEC Um kVrms 245 Ur kVrms 180 192 198 210 216 219 228 216 228 240 258 264 258 264 276 288 330 336 360 372 378 381 390 396 420 396 420 444 588 612 624 Uc kVrms 144 154 156 156 156 156 156 173 182 191 191 191 206 211 221 230 264 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 267 317 336 349 470 490 499 as per ANSI/ IEEE MCOV kVrms 144 154 160 170 174 177 180 174 182 191 209 212 209 212 221 230 267 272 291 301 306 308 315 318 336 318 336 353 470 490 499 TOV capability 2) Max. residual voltage with current wave 30/60 s 1s kVrms 205 218 225 239 246 249 259 246 259 273 294 300 294 300 314 328 376 383 410 424 430 434 444 451 478 451 478 506 670 697 711 10 s kVrms 194 207 213 226 233 236 246 233 246 259 278 285 278 285 298 311 356 362 388 401 408 411 421 427 453 427 453 479 635 660 673 1 kA kVpeak 346 369 381 404 415 421 438 415 438 461 496 508 496 508 531 554 634 646 692 715 726 732 750 761 807 761 807 853 1134 1180 1203 2 kA kVpeak 356 380 392 415 427 433 451 427 451 475 510 522 510 522 546 569 652 664 712 735 747 753 771 783 830 783 830 878 1167 1214 1238 3 kA kVpeak 363 387 399 423 435 441 459 435 459 484 520 532 520 532 556 580 665 677 725 749 761 767 786 798 846 798 846 894 1189 1237 1261 8/20 s 5 kA kVpeak 381 406 419 444 457 463 482 457 482 507 545 558 545 558 583 609 697 710 761 786 799 805 824 837 888 837 888 938 1247 1298 1323 10 kA kVpeak 396 423 436 462 476 482 502 476 502 528 568 581 568 581 608 634 726 740 792 819 832 839 858 872 924 872 924 977 1299 1351 1378 20 kA kVpeak 428 457 471 499 514 521 542 514 542 571 614 628 614 628 656 685 785 799 856 884 899 906 927 941 998 941 998 1060 1402 1459 1488 40 kA kVpeak 466 497 512 543 559 567 590 559 590 621 667 683 667 683 714 745 854 869 931 962 978 985 1013 1029 1091 1029 1091 1153 1525 1587 1618

Brief performance data


System voltages (Um) Rated voltages (Ur) Nominal discharge current (IEC) Classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) Discharge current withstand strength: High current 4/10 s Low current 2 000 s Energy capability: Line discharge class (IEC) [2 impulses, (IEC Cl. 8.5.5) Fulfils/exceeds requirements of ANSI transmission-line discharge test for 800 kV systems. Short-circuit / Pressure relief capability External insulation Mechanical strength: Specified continuous load (SCL) Specified short-term load (SSL) Service conditions: Ambient temperature Design altitude Frequency 245 - 800 kV 180 - 624 kV 20 kApeak 10/15/20 kApeak 300

150 kApeak 2 200 Apeak Class 5 15.4 kJ/kV (Ur)]

362

420 65 kAsym Fulfils/exceeds standards 7 200 Nm 18 000 Nm -50 C to +45 C max. 1 000 m 15 - 62 Hz

550

800

More detailed information on the TOV capability and the protective characteristics are given in Publ. 1HSM 9543 13-01en. 1) The continuous operating voltages Uc (as per IEC and MCOV (as per ANSI) differ only due to deviations in type test procedures. Uc has to be considered only when the actual system voltage is higher than the tabulated. Any arrester with Uc higher than or equal to the actual system voltage divided by 3 can be selected. 2) With prior duty equal to the maximum single-impulse energy stress (10.0 kJ/kV (Ur)). Arresters with lower or higher rated voltages may be available on request for special applications.

Other data can be ordered on request. Please contact your local sales representative.

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Technical data for housings


Max. system voltage Um kVrms 245 Rated Voltage Housing
Creepage distance

Technical data for housings


Dimensions
1 2 3 4

External insulation *)

300

362

420

550

800

Ur kVrms 180 192 198-228 180 192-198 210-228 228-240 258-264 216 228-264 216-240 258-264 258 264-288 258-288 258-276 288 330-360 330-336 360 372-420 330-336 360-372 378 381-396 420 396-420 444 396-420 444 On request

mm BH245 BH245 BH245 BV245 BV245 BV245 BM300 BM300 BH300 BH300 BV300 BV300 BM362 BM362 BH362 BV362 BV362 BM420 BH420 BH420 BH420 BV420 BV420 BV420 BV420 BV420 BM550 BM550 BH550 BH550 6570 6570 6570 7717 7717 7717 6570 6570 7717 7717 9855 9855 7717 7717 9855 12149 12149 8864 11002 11002 11002 13296 13296 13296 13296 13296 11002 11002 14287 14287

1.2/50 s dry

50 Hz wet (60s)

60 Hz wet (10s)

250/2500 s wet

kVpeak 1172 1172 1172 1360 1360 1360 1172 1172 1360 1360 1758 1758 1360 1360 1758 2134 2134 1548 1946 1946 1946 2322 2322 2322 2322 2322 1946 1946 2352 2352

kVrms 556 556 556 656 656 656 556 556 656 656 834 834 656 656 834 1034 1034 756 934 934 934 1134 1134 1134 1134 1134 934 934 1212 1212

kVrms 546 546 546 632 632 632 546 546 632 632 819 819 632 632 819 991 991 718 905 905 905 1077 1077 1077 1077 1077 905 905 1178 1178

kVpeak 924 924 924 1078 1078 1078 924 924 1078 1078 1386 1386 1078 1078 1386 1694 1694 1232 1540 1540 1540 1848 1848 1848 1848 1848 1540 1540 2002 2002

Mass kg 270 270 275 300 300 305 285 295 315 320 395 400 330 335 410 465 470 385 460 465 475 515 530 530 530 540 490 490 590 595

Amax 2585 2585 2585 2915 2915 2915 2585 2585 2915 2915 3859 3859 2915 2915 3859 4520 4520 3245 4190 4190 4190 4850 4850 4850 4850 4850 4500 4500 5763 5763

B 900 800 600 900 800 600 900 900 1200 900 1600 1200 1400 1200 1600 1600 1600 1200 1600 1400 1200 1600 1600 1600 1400 1200 2000 1800 2000 2000

C 600 600 600 600 600 600 800 600 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 1000 800 800 1000 1000 1000 1000

D 500 400 300 500 400 300 400 400 600 400 1000 800 700 600 1000 1200 1200 600 1000 700 600 1000 1000 650 700 600 1200 800 1200 1200

Fig. 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

Neutral-ground arresters 245 108 BN245 3285 586 120-132 BN245 3285 586 144 BN245 4432 774 *) Sum of withstand voltages for empty units of arrester.

278 278 378

273 273 359

462 462 616

140 145 180

1315 1315 1645

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Accessories
Line terminals Earth terminals Drilling plans
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Shipping data
Rated Voltage Ur kVrms 180-228 180-228 228-264 216 228-264 216-240 258-264 258 264-288 258-288 258-288 330-360 330-336 360 372-420 330-336 360-378 381-396 420 396-420 444 396-444 Housing Number of arresters per crate One Volume Gross m3 kg 1.4 320 1.7 360 1.4 340 2.2 410 1.7 375 2.9 540 1.9 490 2.4 435 2.2 430 2.9 555 3.2 620 2.2 485 3.2 605 2.4 570 2.2 575 3.2 665 3.2 680 2.4 640 2.2 635 5.1 710 3.2 665 5.1 805 Two Volume m3 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.8 3.1 5.7 3.5 4.2 3.8 5.7 6.3 4.1 6.3 4.2 3.8 6.6 6.6 6.1 5.8 6.5 6.0 7.9 Gross kg 635 705 675 755 730 1010 965 800 800 1040 1150 900 1130 1100 1120 1255 1280 1240 1225 1270 1215 1500 Three Volume m3 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.8 3.1 6.1 5.0 4.2 3.8 6.1 6.3 3.4 6.3 4.2 3.8 7.0 7.0 6.1 5.9 6.5 6.0 7.9 Gross kg 925 1025 985 1080 1060 1435 1375 1140 1145 1480 1500 1300 1620 1570 1610 1805 1840 1780 1795 1795 1745 2105

1HSA410 000-A
Aluminium

1HSA420 000-C
Stainless steel

With insulating base

BH245 BV245 BM300 BH300 BH300 BV300 BV300 BM362 BM362 BH362 BV362 BM420 BH420 BH420 BH420 BV420 BV420 BV420 BV420 BM550 BM550 BH550

Aluminium flag with other items in stainless steel

1HSA410 000-B

1HSA420 000-D
Stainless steel

Neutral-ground arresters 108-132 BN245 144 BN245

0.5 0.5

180 220

1.4 1.7

345 415

1.4 1.7

500 605

Each crate contains a certain number of arrester units and accessories for assembly and erection. A packing list is attached externally on each crate. Each separate crate is numbered and the numbers
1HSA430 000-C
Epoxy resin M16 bolts for connection to structure are not supplied by ABB. Required threaded grip length is 15-20 mm.

of all crates and their contents are listed in the shipping specification. ABB reserves the right to pack arresters in the most effective/economic combination. Alternate or non-standard crates may involve additional charges.

The table above is to be seen as an approximation and specific data for deliveries may differ from the values given.

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Introduction

Accessories

Accessories

Condition monitoring

Accessories matched with the arresters


With our state-of-the-art product family EXCOUNT, ABB has the full range of counters and monitors to cater for all customer needs from simple discharge operation count (EXCOUNT-A) through leakage current measurement (EXCOUNT-I) to on-line monitoring and diagnostics (EXCOUNT-II).
EXCOUNT-A

Monitoring the health of surge arresters


Well-designed and tested, ABB surge arresters are maintenance-free and can reasonably be expected to have a long service life. Nevertheless, considering the type of expensive equipment which an arrester is protecting, together with how costly and devastating an unplanned power outage can be, there are good reasons for monitoring the condition of arresters. Surge arresters present a high impedance at normal service voltage such that they behave as an insulator for the majority of their life. This is necessary to assure a long life for the arrester itself as well as stability of the electrical network as a whole. A deterioration of an arresters insulating properties is therefore important to detect early before the situation becomes acute. In order to truly evaluate the health of an arrester, testing of the kind made as routine during manufacture would need to be performed. However, such testing is not practical to make in the field and removal of the arrester to a HV lab is deemed uneconomic. Instead some kind of in-service diagnostic is required. ating characteristic. The user therefore has no way of telling the magnitude of the surge and if it was significant, nor when it occurred and if it was coincident with a system event.

EXCOUNT-I

EXCOUNT-II

Leakage current measurement

Surge registration Number of impulses Impulse amplitude Leakage current measurement Total current Resistive leakage current Display 6-digit, electromechanical counter Not applicable Yes *) 6 digit, Ch-LCD Solar panel Yes Yes *) Remote reading, PC connectivity Solar panel and field probe Yes Yes Yes Yes

Power supply
*) also available without

Surge registration

The primary reason for the use of surge counters on modern gapless ZnO arresters is to check if a particular transmission line or phase suffers from an exceptionally high number of overvoltages leading to arrester operation - lightning faults on a line, for example. If this is the case, whilst it validates the need for the arresters, use of some preventative counter-measures may be warranted to limit the number of surges. A sudden increase in the counting rate may also indicate an internal arrester fault, in which case the arrester should be investigated further. However, simple surge counters tell only part of the story, as they only register the number of surges according to their oper-

Surge counters can be complimented with the facility to measure leakage currents (total and/or resistive), with the intention of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of the arrester and its state of fitness for continued service. However it is important to understand the validity of the information provided. At continuous operating voltage (Uc), a metal-oxide varistor acts as a capacitor, leading to a predominantly capacitive component of current and a significantly smaller resistive part. For a complete surge arrester, the capacitive current is further dependent on stray capacitances, pollution currents on the insulator surface, number of varistor columns in parallel and the actual operating voltage. Meanwhile the small resistive component of the leakage current is temperature and voltage dependant. Since the capacitive component of the current dominates so greatly, the total leakage current measured on a basic mA-meter will be very sensitive to the installation; making interpretation of the readings difficult. Furthermore, the capacitive current does not change significantly due to deterioration of the voltage-current characteristic of the surge arrester. Consequently, measurement of capacitive current cannot reliably indicate the condition of metal-oxide arresters. Nevertheless, increasing values may be of some use in indicating that cleaning of the insulators is necessary. Instead, it is generally recognised (IEC 60099-5) that the only reliable indicator for the condition of a gapless arrester that can be assessed during normal service

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Condition monitoring

Accessories

Accessories

Design

EXCOUNT when safety comes first


is to measure the resistive component of the leakage current (or estimate it from the 3rd harmonic). The obtained value may then be compared with the maximum allowable resistive current as given by the manufacturer under prevailing service conditions i.e. temperature and applied voltage. If a metal-oxide varistor ages or is damaged by impulses etc, the arrester resistive leakage current, and hence power losses, increase permanently. This may result in an increase in temperature, which in turn, increases the leakage current and so on until a so-called thermal runway occurs. Early detection of a possible harmful increase may prevent a failure and subsequent unplanned shutdown. Hence, to provide true diagnostics, a good monitor must be able to detect the arrester leakage current and isolate and measure the resistive component flowing internally. leading to its deterioration and ultimate overload, it may be prudent to draw up a schedule for regular checks. Such consideration is all the more important if an unplanned outage is unacceptable for reasons of system stability or economics. The older the arrester, the more regular these checks may need to be, since the statistical risk for overload increases with age. As a guide, the following strategy is proposed to be made at regular intervals as required and determined by site availability and importance: Visual inspection and possible cleaning Diagnostics in advance of the designated lighting season and thereafter following periods with bad weather conditions. Diagnostics after special fault conditions causing flashover in the network or TOVs of high amplitude and/or long duration. Because of their nature, old-style gapped arresters should be removed as soon as possible as part of a scheduled replacement program. Their age and inherent design does not warrant detailed evaluation. Early models of gapless arresters may require additional visual checks to look for signs of mechanical or physical deterioration as well as monitoring of the internals. Newly purchased arresters can also benefit from diagnostic monitoring right from first installation since this permits easy trend analysis to detect potential deterioration later on in its service life. EXCOUNT draws upon over 70 years of experience by ABB in the development of arresters and associated accessories. Safety, functionality and longevity are key elements which are given priority in selection and design of components. In stark contrast to many other competing products, EXCOUNT has not neglected short-circuit safety which lies inherent in the design concept. The EXCOUNT family is characterized by: Highest personnel safety Explosion-proof for short-circuit currents up to 65 kA. Same safe performance as ABB arresters. Negligible residual voltage Does not reduce protection margins. Minimized risk for injury in case of accidental contact during surges. Maintenance free Sealed components. Requires no external power supply. Long life Moulded components, non-sensitive to humidity or temperature variations. Universal application All makes and types of gapless surge arresters. All weather and temperature conditions.

Design

The single-turn primary ensures that the voltage drop across the counter is negligible, even at the highest impulse currents encountered in service. This leads to added personnel safety and no increase in the protection level of the arrester. Since no gaps or series impedance are used, there is no risk of internal arcing and consequent explosive failure in the event of a short-circuit following an arrester failure.

Diagnostic plan

A surge arrester does not contain any moving parts or items that can break. Consequently there is nothing to maintain, adjust, correct or repair, which is why there is normally no need to perform any form of periodical checking or monitoring. In general, a correctly chosen and installed arrester is maintenance free during its entire lifetime. A correctly chosen arrester in this context means that its electrical and mechanical characteristics are matched to actual service conditions. Nonetheless, since external factors can place stresses on the arrester, potentially

One further common feature with the entire EXCOUNT family is that all internal components are fully encapsulated in polymer. This provides sealing to IP67, which ensures no harmful ingress of dust or moisture as well as providing personal safety through complete protection against contact with the internals. EXCOUNT is available in different variants, depending on the users needs: simple, basic or extensive.

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EXCOUNT-A

Accessories

Accessories

EXCOUNT-A

Surge counter EXCOUNT-A


EXCOUNT-A is a simple surge counter with all the essentials for easy installation and highest personnel safety. The counter is maintenance free; powered by the surge current and suitable for all weather and temperature conditions.

Technical data
Design features
EXCOUNT-A comprises an impulse current transformer with a single turn primary in the form of an insulated strandedcopper cable to be connected in the earth circuit of an arrester. The cable is fitted at both ends with tinned-copper cable lugs. The secondary circuit is connected to a mechanical counting relay and all components are totally sealed in polymer A suitably angled window permits easy reading of the 6-digit cyclometer-type counter. Surge registration The counting threshold for EXCOUNT-A is adapted for gapless surge arresters. Only pulses that are considered significant to the arrester capability and life are therefore registered.

General
Item number Climatic conditions Short-circuit capability Power supply LB910 007-A Sealed water-tight design, IP67 65 kA according to IEC 60099-4 Impulse current

Surge registration
Minimum counting threshold (8/20 microseconds) 1.6 kA

ampere

Maintenance free

A robust aluminium casing is fitted over the encapsulated internals, which makes EXCOUNT-A non-sensitive to humidity or temperature variations. It can be exposed to all environments regardless of weather and temperature conditions. The current transformer secondary output is sufficient for driving the counter and an external supply source is hence not needed.

microseconds

Stepping criteria

Dimensions

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EXCOUNT-I

Accessories

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EXCOUNT-I

Surge counter with mA-meter EXCOUNT-I


EXCOUNT-I is a surge counter with basic leakage current measurement function. The counter provides a number of unique features such as short-circuit safety and a well proven electronic display which is easy to read, even in direct sunlight. EXCOUNT-I is specially designed for use with all makes and types of gapless arresters and in diverse environments. ciency capacitor charged by solar cells. The electronic display is of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Display type. This ensures highest readability, even in direct sunlight. The display is Bi-stable, which means that power is only required during refresh of the display.

Technical data
General
Climatic conditions Short-circuit capability Power supply Sealed water-tight design, IP67 65 kA according to IEC 60099-4 Built-in solar cells (battery alternative for indoor use)

EXCOUNT-I versions

EXCOUNT-I can be supplied with an output connection (auxiliary contact) for interfacing to external signalling equipment. Versions with only surge counting function are also available.
Auxiliary contact

EXCOUNT-I registers the surge each time the arrester has discharged a current over 10 A. The accumulated number of surges is continuously shown on the electronic display.

Minimum counting threshold (8/20 microseconds) Surge counting memory capacity Time resolution

10 A 999999 registrations (wrap-around) < 0.5 s Model 1HSA440000-C 1HSA440000-E 1HSA440000-J 1HSA440000-L

Surge Counting

Surge registration

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Yes Yes

Leakage current measurement

Design features.

As with all surge counters from ABB, EXCOUNT-I does not negatively affect the residual voltage of the arrester thanks to the use of a single turn primary. EXCOUNT-I is housed in a sealed, weather-proof case, suitable for outdoor use and proven to match the short circuit capability of the arresters.EXCOUNT-I has been designed for highest personal safety and has been successfully short circuit tested at 65 kA. EXCOUNT-I requires no external power supply as it incorporates its own internal power source in the form of a high-effi-

ABBs unique design ensures that total leakage current through the arrester can be measured without risking personnel safety. The measurement is initiated by triggering a light sensitive diode using a standard laser pointer. This will initiate EXCOUNT-I to start measuring the total leakage current for several cycles and shortly thereafter display the average value (in milliampere). The counter will then automatically return to its normal state and display number of impulses. Thus, the measurement can be made at a discreet distance without coming into direct contact with the equipment.

Leakage current measurement


Measuring range of total leakage current Measuring frequency range Laser pointer wavelength 0.1 - 50 mApeak 48 - 62 Hz 630 - 680 nm

30

Maintenance free

11

69,5

95 40 17

EXCOUNT-I is a maintenance free product in outdoor applications. The display and solar panels might however need to be wiped off before measurement in extremely polluted conditions.

191

100

158

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Auxiliary contact 1HSA440000-E and 1HSA440000-L

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Surge registration

Leakage current measurement

EXCOUNT-II

Accessories

Accessories

EXCOUNT-II

Surge arrester monitor EXCOUNT-II


EXCOUNT-II is our top-of-the line product combining outstanding looks with the most extensive and powerful features. Included are a variety of surge counting features together with all the essential leakage current measurement functions. EXCOUNT-II enables users to keep track of overvoltages in the network as well as providing state-of-the art on-line condition monitoring of arresters. ily have to even be inside the substation perimeter, so saving the need to arrange entry permits or have electrically trained personnel perform the work. The measured data can then be transferred to a computer for statistical analysis. Included with EXCOUNT-II is specially designed software which facilitates download of the measured data from the transceiver and permits analysis and reporting of the collected information.

Technical data
General
Climatic conditions Short-circuit capability Power supply Sealed water-tight design, IP67 65 kA according to IEC 60099-4 Built-in solar cells and field probe (battery alternative for indoor use)

EXCOUNT-II versions

EXCOUNT-II are available for two different frequencies depending on national regulations. Contact ABB for guidance. Sensor
Model 1HSA441 000-A 1HSA441 000-C Sensors for inverted mounting Model 1HSA441 000-D 1HSA441 000-E Frequency for 868.35 MHz for 916.50 MHz

Surge registration
Minimum counting threshold (8/20 microseconds) Amplitude classification (8/20 microseconds) 10 A 10 - 99 A 100 - 999 A 1000 - 4999 A 5000 - 9999 A > 10000 A Yes < 0.5 s 1000 registrations (wrap-around)

Surge registration

EXCOUNT-II does more than just count surges. It also registers the date and time as well as amplitude of the surge each time the arrester has discharged a current over 10 A. Time and amplitude measurement gives the user better information about overvoltages in the network and the operation of the arrester.

Frequency for 868.35 MHz for 916.50 MHz

Time stamp Time resolution Memory capacity

Transceiver model 1 Application: Measuring total leakage current and surge data
Model 1HSA442 000-C 1HSA442 000-E Frequency for 868.35 MHz for 916.50 MHz

Leakage current measurement and condition monitoring

Leakage current measurement


Measuring range of total leakage current Measuring range of resistive leakage current (peak level) Measuring frequency range 0.2 - 12 mApeak 10 - 2000 A 48 - 62 Hz

Design features

EXCOUNT-II is a unique monitoring system, which can be used as an aid to assess the health of the entire substation by monitoring surges transmitted in and out of the network. Each surge arrester is fitted with a sensor, which detects the total number of discharges, the surge amplitude, date and time of occurrence, as well as the leakage current through the arrester. The measurements can be remotely read when convenient with the aid of a hand-held transceiver (and optional external antenna). Remote reading provides increased personnel safety compared with conventional counters With a communication distance of up to 60m (120m with external antenna), the person does not necessar-

EXCOUNT-II gives the user the possibility to measure both the total leakage current as well as the resistive component of the current through the arrester. Measurement of the resistive current gives a good indication of the arresters condition and fitness for continued service. The measurement method employed is based on third-harmonic analysis which is considered the most reliable measuring method for condition monitoring according to IEC 60099-5.

Transceiver model 2 Application: Measuring total leakage current, resistive leakage current and surge data.
Model 1HSA442 000-A 1HSA442 000-D Frequency for 868.35 MHz for 916.50 MHz

External antenna
Model 1HSA446 000-A 1HSA446 000-B Frequency for 868.35 MHz for 916.50 MHz

Safe and secure

The sensor is housed in a sealed, weatherproof case, suitable for outdoor use and proven to match the short-circuit capability of the arrester to which it is connected. The sensor requires no external power supply as it incorporates its own internal power source in the form of a high-efficiency capacitor automatically charged by solar cells and electric field probe.

Sensor

External antenna

Transceiver

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Order form

Index

Purchase order
Project Buyer End user Shipping terms Destination Handled by, e-mail or fax Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Tender referency no (if any) Buyer reference End user reference (if any) Means of transport Payment terms Delivery address

Index
A
Accelerated life tests on samples G-1 Accessories R-1 ANSI (MCOV) B-1 Erection alternatives F-6 EXCOUNT-A R-5 EXCOUNT-I R-7 EXCOUNT-II R-9 EXLIM P P-1 EXLIM Q-D O-1 EXLIM Q-E N-1 EXLIM R M-1 EXLIM T Q-1 Extended station protection F-4 External creepage distance C-5 External insulation withstand strength B-2

B
Backflashover B-3

Freight forwarder (if FCA or FOB) Goods marking

C
Classification of all blocks G-1 Compact-insulation lines F-3 Compact insulation lines B-3 Continuous operating voltage B-1, C-1 Coupling factor B-3

F
Flowchart C-2

Inspection of routine tests No Yes

Routine test standard

Documentation language

Rating plate language

Currency

D
Arrester type designation

G
Grading current G-1 Guaranteed residual voltage G-1

Items
Quantity

Color (porcelain)

Line terminal

Earth terminal

Insulating base

Delivery date (EXW) yyyy-mm-dd

Unit price (if known)

Total price (if known)

Quantity

Arrester type designation

Color (porcelain)

Line terminal

Earth terminal

Insulating base

Delivery date (EXW) yyyy-mm-dd

Unit price (if known)

Total price (if known)

Quantity

Arrester type designation

Color (porcelain)

Line terminal

Earth terminal

Insulating base

Delivery date (EXW) yyyy-mm-dd

Unit price (if known)

Total price (if known)

Quantity

Arrester type designation

Color (porcelain)

Line terminal

Earth terminal

Insulating base

Delivery date (EXW) yyyy-mm-dd

Unit price (if known)

Total price (if known)

Definitions B-1 ANSI (MCOV) B-1 Continuous operating voltage B-1 Duty-cycle voltage rating (ANSI) B-1 Energy capability B-1 External insulation withstand strength B-2 IEC (Uc) B-1 Lightning classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) B-1 Maximum system voltage (Um) B-1 Nominal discharge current (IEC) B-1 Pollution level B-2 Pollution performance B-2 Rated voltage (Ur) B-1 Residual voltage/Discharge voltage B-1 Routine test energy B-2 Short-circuit capability B-2 Single-impulse energy B-2 Temporary overvoltages (TOV) B-1 Two impulses as per IEC clause 7.5.5. B-1 Definitions Transmission Line Arresters B-3 Backflashover B-3 Compact insulation lines B-3 Coupling factor B-3 Energy capability B-3 Isokeraunic level B-3 Shielding B-3 Shielding angle B-3 Shielding failure B-3 TLA B-3 Tower footing impedance B-3 Travelling waves B-3 Design features A-1, D-1, E-1, S-1 Duty-cycle voltage rating (ANSI) B-1

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High strength (HS) PEXLIM tube design E-1, E-3

I
IEC (Uc) B-1 Impulse current tests on samples G-1 Installation, maintenance and monitoring D-2, E-5 Internal corona G-1 ISO 9001 G-1

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Keraunic level B-3

L
Leakage current measurement R-2 Lightning classifying current (ANSI/IEEE) B-1 Lightning impulse protective level C-1 Lightning impulse withstand level C-1 Line upgrading F-4

M
Maximum permissible dynamic service load C-5 Maximum system voltage C-1 Maximum system voltage (Um) B-1 Mechanical characteristics C-5 Mechanical loading D-2 Mechanical Strength C-5, D-2, E-4 Moulded PEXLIM design E-1, E-2 MPDSL C-5

E It is recommended that the following form is used when ordering EXLIM/PEXLIM surge arresters and accessories. Send to fax: +46 (0)240 179 83 or mail to ordersa.swg@se.abb.com.
Earth fault factor C-1 Electrical characteristics C-3 Energy capability B-1, B-3 Energy capability & line discharge class C-3

N
Neutral-ground arresters C-6N Nominal discharge current (IEC) B-1

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Customer notes

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Order T-1 Ordering data C-6 Ordering example C-6 Order form T-1 Other sample tests G-1

S
Sensor R-10 Shielding B-3 Shielding angle B-3 Shielding failure B-3 Short-circuit capability B-2 Silicone as an Insulator E-4 Simplified selection procedure C-1 Single-impulse energy B-2 Special applications C-6 Statistical analysis R-9 Substitute for shield wires F-4 Surge Arrester Monitor R-9 Surge Counter R-1, R-5, R-7 Surge counting R-1, R-5, R-7 Switching impulse protective level C-1 Switching impulse withstand level C-1

P
Permissible static service load C-5 PEXLIM P J-1 HS PEXLIM P-T K-1 PEXLIM Q I-1 PEXLIM R H-1 HS PEXLIM T-T L-1 PEXLINK A-1, F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6 PEXLINK concept A-1, F-1 Pollution level B-2 Pollution performance B-2 Polymer-housed arresters, PEXLIM E-1 Porcelain-housed arresters, EXLIM D-1 Power frequency reference voltage G-1 Power losses G-1 Product range A-2 Protection margins C-4 Protection philosophy F-2 PSSL C-5 Purchase order T-1

Q
Quality control and testing G-1 Accelerated life tests on samples G-1 Classification of all blocks G-1 Grading current G-1 Guaranteed residual voltage G-1 Impulse current tests on samples G-1 Internal corona G-1 ISO 9001 G-1 Other sample tests G-1 Power frequency reference voltage G-1 Power losses G-1 Routine tests G-1 Tests on accessories G-1 Tests on assembled mechanical units G-1 Tests on ZnO blocks G-1 Test reports G-1 Tightness check (only for EXLIM arresters) G-1 Type tests G-1

U
Uc C-1 Um C-1 Upl C-1 Ups C-1 Ur C-1 Uwl C-1 Uws C-1

R
Rated voltage C-1 Rated voltage (Ur) B-1 Remote reading R-9 Residual voltage/Discharge voltage B-1 Routine tests G-1 Routine test energy B-2

Z
ZnO-blocks D-1, E-1, E-2

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T C-1 Table of contents A-1 Temporary overvoltage C-1 Temporary overvoltages (TOV) B-1 Tests on accessories G-1 Tests on assembled mechanical units G-1 Tests on ZnO blocks G-1 Test reports G-1 Tightness check (only for EXLIM arresters) G-1 TLA B-3 TOV C-1 TOV strength factor C-1 Tower footing impedance B-3 Transceiver R-10 Travelling waves B-3 Two impulses as per IEC clause 7.5.5. B-1 Type designation C-6 Type tests G-1

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NOTE! ABB AB is working to continuously improve the products. Therefore we reserve the right to change design, dimensions and data without prior notice.

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