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A New HV and EHV Air Blast Circuit Breaker Design: I - Ratings, Construction, and Testing

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5 Author(s)
O. J. Albani ; Allis- Chalmers Manufacturing Company ; G. N. Lester ; J. Wiltsche ; A. Eidinger
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In the electric power industry, much effort has been expended in the development of oilless circuit breakers, particularly for use in extra high voltage (EHV) systems. This paper describes a new line of HV and EHV air blast circuit breakers having a 2-cycle interrupting time rating, and an operating pressure of 370 psi. The breakers utilize separate power interrupting and circuit isolation modules to permit maximum flexibility in building breakers with a variety of interrupting ratings at various voltage levels, from the HV classes up to 550 and 765 kV and above.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems  (Volume:PAS-86 ,  Issue: 3 )