857-1990 - IEEE Guide for Test Procedures for HVDC Thyristor Valves
Description: This guide contains information and recommendations for the type testing of thyristor valves for high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power transmission systems. This guide is designed to be general in its scope to allow for future developments in technology and economy of testing. It is also neutral regarding different designs of thyristor valves and availability of test facilities. This guide applies to any type of thyristor valve used in power converters for HVDC power transmission systems but does not apply to other types of semiconductor devices that might be used for HVDC transmission systems in the future.