This guide was originally published in 1965 and updated in 1995. This working group further updated the document to reflect the state-of-the-art. IEEE-SA Standards Board has approved the new revised document on December 9, 2009. It contains instructions for conducting generally applicable and accepted tests to determine the performance characteristics of synchronous machines. Although the tests described are applicable in general to synchronous generators, synchronous motors (larger than fractional horsepower), synchronous condensers, and synchronous frequency changers, the descriptions make reference primarily to synchronous generators and synchronous motors.
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