Scope and objectives
The scope of this electrical installation handbook is to provide the designer and user of electrical plants with a quick reference, immediate-use working tool.
This is not intended to be a theoretical document, nor a technical catalogue, but, in addition to the latter, aims to be of help in the correct definition of equipment, in numerous practical installation situations.
The dimensioning of an electrical plant requires knowledge of different factors relating to, for example, installation utilities, the electrical conductors and other components; this knowledge leads the design engineer to consult numerous documents and technical catalogues.
Some application examples are included to aid comprehension of the selection tables.
Protection and control devices
The main definitions regarding LV switchgear and controlgear are included in the international Standards IEC 60947-1, IEC 60947-2 and IEC 60947-3.
A mechanical switching device, capable of making, carrying and breaking currents under normal circuit conditions and also making, carrying for a specified time and breaking currents under specified abnormal circuit conditions such as those of short-circuit.
A circuit-breaker with a break-time short enough to prevent the short-circuit current reaching its otherwise attainable peak value.
A circuit-breaker which, in addition to its interrupting contacts, has a set of contacts which enable the circuit-breaker to be removed.
A circuit-breaker which, in addition to its interrupting contacts, has a set of isolating contacts which enable the circuit-breaker to be disconnected from the main circuit, in the withdrawn position, to achieve an isolating distance in accordance with specified requirements.
A circuit-breaker having a supporting housing of moulded insulating material forming an integral part of the circuit-breaker.
A mechanical switching device which, in the open position, complies with the requirements specified for the isolating function.
A device, mechanically connected to a mechanical switching device, which releases the holding means and permits the opening or the closing of the switching device.
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