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Dry-type Air Core

Shunt Reactor Specification

Trench air core, dry type shunt • Air core, dry type construction.
reactors comply with
IEEE C57.21-1990 • Epoxy impregnated, fibreglass encapsulated windings.
(IEEE Standard Requirements,
Terminology, and Test Code for • Aluminum conductor with current carrying terminations being welded.
Shunt Reactors Rated Over
500 kVA). • Duct sticks, used to provide axial cooling, manufactured from
Typical specifications for Trench polyester resin fibreglass filaments.
shunt reactors would include
the following: • Essentially zero radial voltage stress, with inductively graded axial voltage
distribution and or geometrically compensated conductor profile.

• Rated voltage across coil surface well below level which could lead
to partial discharges and subsequent deterioration of the external insulation,
even after wet weather conditions.

• Rated turn to turn voltage well below level which could lead to partial
discharges and subsequent deterioration of the internal insulation.

• Reactor losses to be optimized in accordance with customer loss evaluation


figures (energy cost).

• Noise level of typically 60dB (on A scale) maintained throughout life of reactor,
without adjustment, with largest reactors not to exceed 70dB.

• Reactor to be supplied with appropriate mounting pedestal constructed of


non-magnetic material (ie. fibreglass, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.)
to provide necessary magnetic and ventilation clearances.

• Special service conditions for reactor to be specified


(ie. ambient temperatures above 40 deg. C, altitudes above 1000 meters,
continuous voltages above 105% of system voltage, etc.).

E 630.21