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The symmetrical three phase short-circuit current Isc of a power system with no-load line and phase voltages Eline and Ephase and source impedance ZS per-phase star is:

Isc = Ephase / ZS = Eline / Ö3ZS

The three phase fault level Ssc of the power system is:

Ssc = 3Isc2ZS = 3EphaseIsc = 3Ephase2 / ZS = Eline2 / ZS

Note that if the X / R ratio of the source impedance ZS (comprising resistance RS and reactance XS) is sufficiently large, then ZS » XS.

Transformers

If a transformer of rating ST (taken as base) and per-unit impedance ZTpu is fed from a source with unlimited fault level (infinite busbars), then the per-unit secondary short-circuit current I2pu and fault level S2pu are:

I2pu = E2pu / ZTpu = 1.0 / ZTpu

S2pu = I2pu = 1.0 / ZTpu

If the source fault level is limited to SS by per-unit source impedance ZSpu (to the same base as ZTpu), then the secondary short-circuit current I2pu and fault level S2pu are reduced to:

I2pu = E2pu / (ZTpu + ZSpu) = 1.0 / (ZTpu + ZSpu)

S2pu = I2pu = 1.0 / (ZTpu + ZSpu)

where ZSpu = ST / SS

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