Insulators for overhead lines with a nominal voltage above 1000 V - Part 1: Ceramic or glass insulator units for a.c. systems - Definitions, test methods and acceptance criteria
Isolateurs pour lignes aériennes de tension nominale supérieure à 1 000 V - Partie 1: Éléments d’isolateurs en matière céramique ou en verre pour systèmes à courant alternatif - Définitions, méthodes d’essai et critères d’acceptation
|Standard number:||IEC 60383-1:2023|
|Language:||English/French - Bilingual|
IEC 60383-1:2023 applies to insulators of ceramic material or glass for use on AC overhead power lines and overhead traction lines with a nominal voltage greater than 1 000 V and a frequency not greater than 100 Hz. It also applies to insulators for use on DC overhead electric traction lines. This document applies to string insulator units, rigid overhead line insulators and to insulators of similar design when used in substations. lt does not apply to insulators forming parts of electrical apparatus or to parts used in their construction or to post insulators which are covered by IEC 60168, Tests on indoor and outdoor post insulators of ceramic material or glass for systems with nominal voltages greater than 1 000 V. The object of this document is: - to define the terms used - to define insulator characteristics and to prescribe the conditions under which the specified values of these characteristics shall be verified - to prescribe test methods - to prescribe acceptance criteria. This fifth edition cancels and replaces the fourth edition published in 1993. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) The layout of the document has been changed in order to increase readability; b) RIV test has been added (Clause 14); c) Impulse puncture test in air has been added (15.2); d) Residual strength test has been added (Clause 21); e) Zinc sleeve test has been added (Clause 28); f) Impact test has been added (Clause 30); g) Annex C, coatings on ceramic and glass insulators has been added; h) Annex D, impact test has been added.