Three-phase submersible distribution transformers
This is the second edition of CSA C301.2, Three-phase submersible distribution transformers. It supersedes the first edition, published in 1979.
This Standard includes updated electrical and mechanical requirements that reflect current practice. Key revisions include transformer enclosure finish and extension of the scope of the Standard to include three-phase transformers up to 3000 kV•A.
This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on Network and Submersible Distribution Transformers, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Distribution Transformers and the Strategic Steering Committee on Power Engineering and Electromagnetic Compatibility, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard covers the features of three-phase submersible transformers rated 75 to 3000 kV.A.
Note: For details not covered herein, reference should be made to CSA C2.1.
This Standard applies only to three-phase distribution transformer units intended for use in a ventilated vault or enclosure below grade level, with all terminations and accessories cover mounted, or nearly so, for operation above grade.
It does not apply to
(a) directly buried transformers in contact with the earth;
(b) permanently submerged transformers; or
(c) network-type transformers.
The equipment covered by this Standard is intended primarily for operation by electrical utilities on effectively grounded underground distribution systems having high voltages, as shown in Table 1.
Note: The operation of transformers complying with this Standard by other than an electric utility may be subject to additional requirements by the electrical inspection authority having jurisdiction.
The equipment covered by this Standard typically has two high-voltage bushings for each phase designed for circuit loop feed within the transformer tank. High-voltage switching and fuse protection normally connected between this internal loop feed element and the transformer high-voltage winding is not covered by this Standard and is specified by the purchaser.
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