This is the first edition of CSA C391, Testing of three-phase synchronous machines during refurbishment.
CSA acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of BC Hydro, Canadian Electrical Association, Efficiency Nova Scotia, Hydro Québec, Manitoba Hydro, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ontario Power Authority and Saskatchewan Power.
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 three-phase, alternating current, salient pole synchronous machines 150 kW and up, 200 through 13,800 volts, 60 and 50 Hertz and will assist in verifying the machine efficiency has been maintained.
Note: This Standard can be useful and applied with discretion to products outside the scope of this Standard.
Large 2-pole and 4-pole solid cylindrical rotor machines, typically used as generators for utility and large industrial applications, are excluded from this Standard.
Note: See Annex E for information on generators.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.