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IEEE C37.23-2015

IEEE Standard for Metal-Enclosed Bus

Metal-enclosed (ME) bus assemblies for indoor and outdoor use are discussed in this standard. The types of assemblies covered are nonsegregated-phase bus, cable bus, segregated-phase bus, and isolated-phase bus. Rated maximum voltages of ac ME bus assemblies range from 1058 V through 38 kV with continuous-current ratings of 600 A through 26 000 A for self-cooled ratings and up to 50 000 A for forced-cooled ratings. Rated maximum voltage levels of dc ME bus assemblies range from 300 V through 3200 V with continuous-current ratings of 600 A through 15 000 A. Service conditions, ratings, temperature limitations and classification of insulating materials, insulation (dielectric) withstand voltage requirements, test procedures, and application are discussed. A guide for calculating losses in isolated-phase bus is included.

Standards Committee
PE/SWG - Switchgear
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Status
Active Standard
PAR Approval
2012-12-05
Superseding
C37.23-2003
Board Approval
2015-12-05
History
ANSI Approved:
2016-12-21
Published:
2016-05-17

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Power and Energy Society
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Standards Committee
PE/SWG - Switchgear
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Working Group
SASC-WG_C37.23 - SASC - IEEE Standard for Metal-Enclosed Bus
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IEEE Program Manager
Jennifer Santulli
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Working Group Chair
Jared Hines

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PC37.23

Standard for Metal-Enclosed Bus

This standard covers assemblies of metal-enclosed (ME) conductors along with associated interconnections, enclosures, and supporting structures. The types of assemblies covered are nonsegregated-phase bus, segregated-phase bus, isolated-phase bus, and cable bus. When switches and disconnecting links are included, they shall conform to this standard. This standard encompasses the performance characteristics of indoor and outdoor conductor assemblies with rated maximum operating voltages through 52 kV. This standard does not pertain to assemblies that use gas other than air or use any pressure system to achieve dielectric performance. This standard also does not pertain to UL 857 [B22] type busways and associated fittings. Service conditions, ratings, temperature limitations, and classification of insulating materials, insulation (dielectric) withstand voltage requirements, test procedures, and applications are established. A guide for calculating losses in isolated-phase bus is included.

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C37.23-2003

IEEE Standard for Metal-Enclosed Bus

Metal-enclosed (ME) bus assemblies for indoor and outdoor use are covered in this standard. The types of assemblies covered are nonsegregated-phase bus, segregated-phase bus, and isolated-phase bus. Rated maximum voltages of ac ME bus assemblies range from 0.635 kV through 38 kV with continuous current ratings of 600 A through 26 000 A for self-cooled ratings and up to 40 000 A and above for force-cooled ratings. Rated maximum voltage levels of dc bus assemblies range from 300 V through 3200 V with continuous current ratings of 600 A through 12 000 A. Service conditions, ratings, temperature limitations and classification of insulating materials, insulation (dielectric) withstand voltage requirements, test procedures, and application are discussed. A guide for calculating losses in isolated-phase bus is included.

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