IEC 60296:2003 Withdrawn

Fluids for electrotechnical applications - Unused mineral insulating oils for transformers and switchgear


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Covers specifications and test methods for unused mineral insulating oils. It applies to oil delivered to the agreed point and time of delivery, intended for use in transformers, switchgear and similar electrical equipment in which oil is required as an insulant and for heat transfer. These oils are obtained by distillation and refining of crude petroleum. Oils with and without additives are both within the scope of this standard. This standard is applicable only to unused mineral insulating oils. Reclaimed oils are beyond the scope of this standard. This standard does not apply to mineral oils used as impregnants in cables or capacitors. NOTE Mineral insulating oils complying with the requirements of this standard, of the same class and containing no additives (see 3.4), are considered to be compatible with one another and can be mixed in any proportion. This does not apply to oils containing additives. Where the user wishes to mix such oils, a check is recommended to be made to ensure that the mixture meets the requirements of this standard. Main changes with regard to previous edition include: the three classes of previous edition have been replaced by only two: transformer oil and low temperature switchgear oil, but a new concept, the lowest cold start energizing temperature, has been included; new properties have been added (i.e. charging tendency); values for properties have been revised.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2003-11-04
Available language(s)English, English/French, French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 10 - Fluids for electrotechnical applicationsrss
ICS29.180 - Transformers. Reactors
29.040.10 - Insulating oils
29.130.01 - Switchgear and controlgear in general
File size1001 KB

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