High-Voltage switchgear and controlgear - Insulating pressurised partitions for gas filled metal enclosures

This document applies to pressurized partitions used in indoor and outdoor installations of high-voltage AC and DC switchgear and controlgear with rated voltages (Ur) above 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC and with design pressure higher than 300 kPa, where the gas is used principally for its dielectric and/or arc-quenching properties.
Gases with insulating properties are dry air, inert gases, for example sulphur hexafluoride or nitrogen or a mixture of such gases.
The partitions comprise pressurized barriers in electrical equipment not necessarily limited to the following examples:
—   circuit-breakers;
—   switch-disconnectors;
—   disconnectors;
—   earthing switches;
—   current transformers;
—   voltage transformers;
—   surge arrestors;
—   busbars and connections;
—   cable connections / terminations
—   cable bushings
—   etc.
Partitions which are only pressurized from one side are also covered.
1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC means it is valid for the apparatus applied and where the partitions are installed, however, the application of voltages below 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC as in e.g. current and voltage transformer are not excluded.
This document does not apply to high voltage bushings (see EN 60137, EN 61462 and EN 62155).

Hochspannungs-Schaltgeräte und -Schaltanlagen – Isolierende, druckbeaufschlagte Zwischenwände für gasgefüllte metallgekapselte Anlagen

Appareillage à haute tension - Cloisons isolées sous pression pour enveloppes métalliques sous pression de gaz

Le présent document s'applique aux cloisons sous pression utilisées dans les installations intérieures et extérieures d'appareillages à haute tension en courant alternatif et en courant continu, de tensions assignées (Ur) supérieures à 1 kV en courant alternatif/1,5 kV en courant continu et de pression de calcul supérieure à 300 kPa, où le gaz est principalement utilisé pour ses propriétés diélectriques et/ou d'extinction des arcs.
Les gaz qui ont des propriétés isolantes sont l'air sec, les gaz inertes tels que l'hexafluorure de soufre ou l'azote, ou un mélange de ces gaz.
Les cloisons sont équipées de barrières sous pression dans des équipements électriques tels que les suivants (la liste n'étant pas nécessairement exhaustive):
—   disjoncteurs;
—   interrupteurs-sectionneurs;
—   sectionneurs;
—   sectionneur de terre;
—   transformateurs de courant;
—   transformateurs de tension;
—   parafoudres;
—   jeux de barres et raccordements;
—   raccordements/extrémités de câbles;
—   traversées de câbles;
—   etc.
Les cloisons qui ne sont sous pression que d'un côté sont également couvertes.
1 kV en courant alternatif/1,5 kV en courant continu signifient que la valeur est valable pour l'appareil utilisé; toutefois, lorsque les cloisons sont installées, l'application de tensions inférieures à 1 kV en courant alternatif/1,5 kV en courant continu (dans un transformateur de courant et de tension, par exemple) n'est pas exclue.
Le présent document ne s'applique pas aux traversées haute tension (voir EN 60137, EN 61462 et EN 62155).

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 50089:2023
01-januar-2023
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 50089:1995
SIST EN 50089:2015

Visokonapetostne stikalne in krmilne naprave - Tlačno izolirane predelne stene za

kovinska ohišja, napolnjena s plinom

High-Voltage switchgear and controlgear - Insulating pressurised partitions for gas filled

metal enclosures
Hochspannungs-Schaltgeräte und -Schaltanlagen – Isolierende, druckbeaufschlagte
Zwischenwände für gasgefüllte metallgekapselte Anlagen
Appareillage à haute tension - Cloisons isolées sous pression pour enveloppes
métalliques sous pression de gaz
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 50089:2022
ICS:
29.130.10 Visokonapetostne stikalne in High voltage switchgear and
krmilne naprave controlgear
SIST EN 50089:2023 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 50089:2023
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SIST EN 50089:2023
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50089
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM October 2022
ICS 29.130.10 Supersedes EN 50089:1992; EN 50089:1992/A1:1994
English Version
High-Voltage switchgear and controlgear - Insulating pressurised
partitions for gas filled metal enclosures

Appareillage à haute tension - Cloisons isolées sous Hochspannungs-Schaltgeräte und -Schaltanlagen -

pression pour enveloppes métalliques sous pression de gaz Isolierende, druckbeaufschlagte Zwischenwände für

gasgefüllte metallgekapselte Anlagen

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2022-09-05. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Türkiye and the United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2022 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Ref. No. EN 50089:2022 E
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EN 50089:2022 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ........................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .......................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ......................................................................................................................... 6

4 Quality assurance ................................................................................................................................ 8

5 Normal and special service conditions ............................................................................................. 8

6 Materials and their selection .............................................................................................................. 8

7 Design ................................................................................................................................................... 9

7.1 General .................................................................................................................................................. 9

7.2 Considerations for design .................................................................................................................. 9

7.3 Stresses due to pressure .................................................................................................................... 9

8 Manufacture and workmanship .......................................................................................................... 9

8.1 Consultation between manufacturer and producer ......................................................................... 9

8.2 Manufacturing technique ..................................................................................................................10

8.3 Geometry and dimensions ................................................................................................................10

8.4 Mechanical properties .......................................................................................................................10

8.5 Metallic inserts ...................................................................................................................................11

8.6 Surface finish .....................................................................................................................................11

9 Inspection, testing and certification ................................................................................................11

9.1 Type test .............................................................................................................................................11

9.1.1 General ................................................................................................................................................11

9.1.2 Bursting test procedure ....................................................................................................................11

9.2 Inspection and routine tests .............................................................................................................11

9.2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................11

9.2.2 Visual inspection ...............................................................................................................................12

9.2.3 Routine pressure test ........................................................................................................................12

9.2.4 Production consistency burst pressure test ..................................................................................12

9.2.5 Additional tests ..................................................................................................................................13

9.2.6 Reporting of non-destructive test examinations ............................................................................14

9.3 Certification ........................................................................................................................................14

9.3.1 Design specification, drawings and data sheets............................................................................14

9.3.2 Certificate ...........................................................................................................................................14

9.3.3 Marking ...............................................................................................................................................14

9.3.4 Final inspection .................................................................................................................................14

Annex A (informative) A-deviations .............................................................................................................15

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................................................16

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SIST EN 50089:2023
EN 50089:2022 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 50089:2022) has been prepared by CLC/TC 17AC “High-voltage switchgear and

controlgear”.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2023-09-05
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) 2025-09-05
conflicting with this document have to be
withdrawn

This document supersedes EN 50089:1992 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).

EN 50089:2022 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 50089:1992:

— Title made more general;
— Modification of scope of voltage, pressure level and gas mixtures;
— Addition of more specific terms and definitions (e.g. partition)
— Material not limited only to cast resin;
— Mechanical properties;
— Possibilities of reduction of test pressures.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national committee. A complete

listing of these bodies can be found on the CENELEC website.
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SIST EN 50089:2023
EN 50089:2022 (E)
Introduction

This document has been revised by CENELEC Technical Committee 17AC “High-voltage switchgear and

controlgear”. It supplements the relevant product standards on gas-insulated switchgear and controlgear

providing specific requirements for partitions based on insulating material being part of pressurized high-voltage

switchgear and controlgear.

In this respect, this document, together with other EN and IEC documents, constitutes the exclusion of HV

switchgear from the scope of the Directive 2014/68/EU (superseding 97/23/EC) concerning pressure equipment.

Article 1, 2. (l) excludes “enclosures for high-voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, controlgear,

transformers, and rotating machines” from the scope of the Directive.

This document covers the requirements for the design, construction, testing, inspection and certification of

partitions based on insulating material for gas-filled enclosures for use specifically in high-voltage switchgear

and controlgear, or for associated gas-filled equipment.
Special consideration is given to these partitions for the following reasons.

a) For electrical reasons the partitions need to be manufactured from an insulating material.

b) The partitions usually form the containment of electrical equipment, thus their shape is determined by

electrical rather than mechanical requirements. The mechanical requirements should be met in any case.

c) The enclosures in which the partitions are integrated are installed in restricted access areas and the

equipment is operated by instructed, authorized persons only.

d) The insulating material is generally qualified against decomposition products of SF6 and other insulating

gases. The thorough drying of gas-filling medium is fundamental for the satisfactory operation of the

electrical equipment. The gas is periodically checked. For this reason, no corrosion allowance is required

on the wall thickness of these partitions.

e) The enclosures are subjected to only small (in the relation to design pressure) fluctuations of pressure as

the gas-filling density will be maintained within close limits to ensure satisfactory insulating and arc-

quenching properties. Therefore, the partitions are not liable to fatigue due to pressure cycling.

Due to the foregoing reasons and to ensure maximum service continuity as well as to reduce the risk of moisture

and dust entering the enclosures which could endanger safe electrical operation of the switchgear, no pressure

tests should be carried out after installation and before placing in service and no periodic inspection of the

enclosure interiors or pressure tests should be carried out after the equipment is placed in service.

This document should be a base for a mutual agreement between a manufacturer of electrical equipment and

producer of partitions but not limited to it. Additional delivery and test instructions may be agreed between the

parties if necessary.
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SIST EN 50089:2023
EN 50089:2022 (E)
1 Scope

This document applies to pressurized partitions used in indoor and outdoor installations of high-voltage AC and

DC switchgear and controlgear with rated voltages (Ur) above 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC and with design pressure

higher than 300 kPa, where the gas is used principally for its dielectric and/or arc-quenching properties.

The partitions comprise pressurized barriers in electrical equipment not necessarily limited to the following

examples:
— circuit-breakers;
— switch-disconnectors;
— disconnectors;
— earthing switches;
— current transformers;
— voltage transformers;
— surge arresters;
— busbars and connections;
— cable connections/terminations;
— cable bushings.
Partitions which are only pressurized from one side are also covered.

1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC means it is valid for the apparatus applied and where the partitions are installed; however,

the application of voltages below 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC as in, for example, current and voltage transformers are

not excluded.

This document does not apply to high voltage bushings (see EN 60137, EN 61462 and EN 62155).

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes

requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the

latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 10204, Metallic products — Types of inspection documents

EN 62271-1, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear — Part 1: Common specifications for alternating current

switchgear and controlgear

EN IEC 62271-200:2021, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear — Part 200: AC metal-enclosed switchgear

and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV (IEC 62271-200:2021)

EN IEC 62271-203:2022, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear — Part 203: AC gas-insulated metal-

enclosed switchgear for rated voltages above 52 kV (IEC 62271-203:2022)

EN ISO 527 (series), Plastics — Determination of tensile properties (ISO 527 series)

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EN 50089:2022 (E)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear
GIS

metal-enclosed switchgear in which the insulation is obtained, at least partly, by an insulating gas or gas mixture

other than air at atmospheric pressure

Note 1 to entry: This term generally applies to high-voltage switchgear and controlgear.

Note 2 to entry: Three-phase enclosed gas-insulated switchgear applies to switchgear with the three phases enclosed in

a common enclosure.

Note 3 to entry: Single-phase enclosed gas-insulated switchgear applies to switchgear with each phase enclosed in single

independent enclosure.
[SOURCE: EN IEC 62271-203:2022, 3.102]
3.2
partition

gas tight support insulator of gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear separating two adjacent compartments

Note 1 to entry: Or an insulator in the gas compartment which is pressurized on one side and atmospheric pressure exists

at all times on the other side (e.g. enclosure of opening with cable bushings, cable terminations, viewports, earthing

insulations, instrument transformers terminals, etc.).
[SOURCE: EN IEC 62271-203:2022, 3.109]
3.3
enclosure

compartment as part of GIS retaining the insulating gas under the prescribed conditions necessary to maintain

safely the rated insulation level, protecting the equipment against external influences and providing a high

degree of protection to personnel
3.4
manufacturer

organization that is responsible for the design of the partition and the production of the GIS

Note 1 to entry: In this document, this is mostly the GIS manufacturer or the cable manufacturer or cable accessory

supplier.
3.5
producer
organization that produces the partition
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EN 50089:2022 (E)
3.6
design pressure of partitions
relative pressure across the partition

Note 1 to entry: It is at least equal to the maximum differential pressure across the partition during maintenance activities.

Note 2 to entry: The transient pressure occurring during and after a breaking operation (e.g. circuit-breaker) is not to be

considered in the determination of the design pressure.

Note 3 to entry: It is at least equal to the maximum pressure in the enclosure at the highest temperature that the gas used

for insulation can reach under specified maximum service conditions.

[SOURCE: EN IEC 62271-203:2022, 3.115, modified — term and definition changed slightly and Note 3 to entry

added]
3.7
design stress

maximum permissible stress on the partition imposed by conditions of operation, environment or test that

determine the (material) characteristics of a partition
3.8
routine test pressure of enclosures and partitions

relative pressure to which all enclosures and partitions are subjected after manufacturing

[SOURCE: EN IEC 62271-203:2022, 3.117]
3.9
type test pressure of enclosures and partitions
relative pressure to which all enclosures and partitions are sub
...

SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 50089:2021
01-september-2021

Deli iz ulitih umetnih materialov za plinske visokonapetostne stikalne in krmilne

naprave s kovinskim ohišjem
Cast resin partitions for metal enclosed gas-filled high-voltage switchgear and
controlgear
Giessharz-Zwischenwände für metallgekapselte gasgefüllte Hochspannungs-
Schaltgeräte und -Schaltanlagen

Appareillage à haute tension - Cloisons en matériau isolant pour enveloppes métalliques

sous pression de gaz
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 50089
ICS:
29.130.10 Visokonapetostne stikalne in High voltage switchgear and
krmilne naprave controlgear
oSIST prEN 50089:2021 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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oSIST prEN 50089:2021
EUROPEAN STANDARD DRAFT
prEN 50089
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
June 2021
ICS 29.130.10 Will supersede EN 50089:1992 and all of its
amendments and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Cast resin partitions for metal enclosed gas-filled high-voltage
switchgear and controlgear

Appareillage à haute tension - Cloisons en matériau isolant Giessharz-Zwischenwände für metallgekapselte gasgefüllte

pour enveloppes métalliques sous pression de gaz Hochspannungs-Schaltgeräte und -Schaltanlagen

This draft European Standard is submitted to CENELEC members for enquiry.
Deadline for CENELEC: 2021-09-03.
It has been drawn up by CLC/TC 17AC.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which

stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

This draft European Standard was established by CENELEC in three official versions (English, French, German).

A version in any other language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to

the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are aware and to

provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and

shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2021 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Project: 70261 Ref. No. prEN 50089 E
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prEN 50089:2021 (E)
1 Contents

2 European foreword .................................................................................................................................... 3

3 Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 4

4 1 Scope ............................................................................................................................................. 5

5 2 Normative references ................................................................................................................... 5

6 3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................................. 6

7 4 Quality assurance ......................................................................................................................... 8

8 5 Normal and special service conditions ...................................................................................... 8

9 6 Materials and their selection ....................................................................................................... 8

10 7 Design ............................................................................................................................................ 9

11 7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................... 9

12 7.2 Considerations for design ........................................................................................................... 9

13 7.3 Stresses due to pressure ............................................................................................................. 9

14 8 Manufacture and workmanship ................................................................................................... 9

15 8.1 Consultation between manufacturer and producer .................................................................. 9

16 8.2 Manufacturing technique ...........................................................................................................10

17 8.3 Geometry and dimensions .........................................................................................................10

18 8.4 Mechanical properties ................................................................................................................10

19 8.5 Metallic inserts ............................................................................................................................11

20 8.6 Surface finish ..............................................................................................................................11

21 9 Inspection, testing and certification .........................................................................................11

22 9.1 Type test ......................................................................................................................................11

23 9.1.1 General .........................................................................................................................................11

24 9.1.2 Bursting test procedure .............................................................................................................11

25 9.2 Inspection and routine tests ......................................................................................................11

26 9.2.1 General .........................................................................................................................................11

27 9.2.2 Visual inspection ........................................................................................................................12

28 9.2.3 Routine pressure test .................................................................................................................12

29 9.2.4 Production consistency burst pressure test ...........................................................................12

30 Table 1 — Reduction of burst tests .......................................................................................................12

31 9.2.5 Additional tests ...........................................................................................................................12

32 9.2.6 Reporting of non-destructive test examinations .....................................................................13

33 9.3 Certification .................................................................................................................................13

34 9.3.1 Design specification, drawings and data sheets.....................................................................13

35 9.3.2 Certificate ....................................................................................................................................13

36 9.3.3 Marking ........................................................................................................................................13

37 9.3.4 Final inspection ..........................................................................................................................13

38 Annex A (informative) A-deviations ......................................................................................................14

39 Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................15

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prEN 50089:2021 (E)
41 European foreword

42 This document (prEN 50089:2021) has been prepared by CLC/TC 17AC “High-voltage switchgear and

43 controlgear”.
44 This document is currently submitted to the Enquiry.
45 The following dates are proposed:
• latest date by which the existence of this (doa) dor + 6 months
document has to be announced at national
level
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) dor + 12 months
implemented at national level by publication of
an identical national standard or by
endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards (dow) dor + 36 months
conflicting with this document have to be (to be confirmed or
withdrawn modified when voting)

46 This document will supersede EN 50089:1992 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).

47 This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to previous document:

48 — Title more generally
49 — Scope of voltage, pressure level and gas mixtures
50 — New: Terms and definitions more specifically (e.g. partition)
51 — Material not anymore only cast resin
52 — Mechanical properties
53 — Possibilities of reduction of routine pressure -
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prEN 50089:2021 (E)
54 Introduction

55 This document has been revised by CENELEC Technical Committee 17AC “High-voltage switchgear and

56 controlgear”. It supplements the relevant product standards on gas-insulated switchgear and controlgear

57 providing specific requirements for partitions based on insulating material being part of pressurized high-voltage

58 switchgear and controlgear.

59 In this respect, this document, together with other EN and IEC documents, constitutes the exclusion of HV

60 switchgear from the scope of the Directive 2014/68/EU (superseding 97/23/EC) concerning pressure equipment.

61 Article 1, 2. (l) excludes “enclosures for high-voltage electrical equipment such as switchgear, controlgear,

62 transformers, and rotating machines” from the scope of the Directive.

63 This document covers the requirements for the design, construction, testing, inspection and certification of

64 partitions based on insulating material for gas-filled enclosures for use specifically in high-voltage switchgear

65 and controlgear, or for associated gas-filled equipment.
66 Special consideration is given to these partitions for the following reasons.

67 a) For electrical reasons the partitions need to be manufactured from an insulating material.

68 b) The partitions usually form the containment of electrical equipment, thus their shape is determined by

69 electrical rather than mechanical requirements. The mechanical requirements should be met in any case.

70 c) The enclosures in which the partitions are integrated are installed in restricted access areas and the

71 equipment is operated by instructed, authorized persons only.

72 d) The insulating material is generally qualified against decomposition products of SF6 and other insulating

73 gases. The thorough drying of gas-filling medium is fundamental for the satisfactory operation of the

74 electrical equipment. The gas is periodically checked. For this reason, no corrosion allowance is required

75 on the wall thickness of these partitions.

76 e) The enclosures are subjected to only small (in the relation to design pressure) fluctuations of pressure as

77 the gas-filling density will be maintained within close limits to ensure satisfactory insulating and arc-

78 quenching properties. Therefore, the partitions are not liable to fatigue due to pressure cycling.

79 Due to the foregoing reasons and to ensure maximum service continuity as well as to reduce the risk of moisture

80 and dust entering the enclosures which could endanger safe electrical operation of the switchgear, no pressure

81 tests should be carried out after installation and before placing in service and no periodic inspection of the

82 enclosure interiors or pressure tests should be carried out after the equipment is placed in service.

83 This document should be a base for a mutual agreement between a manufacturer of electrical equipment and

84 producer of partitions but not limited to it. Additional delivery and test instructions may be agreed between the

85 parties if necessary.
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prEN 50089:2021 (E)
86 1 Scope

87 This document applies to pressurized partitions used in indoor and outdoor installations of high-voltage AC and

88 DC switchgear and controlgear with rated voltages (Ur) above 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC and with design pressure

89 higher than 300 kPa, where the gas is used principally for its dielectric and/or arc-quenching properties.

90 Gases with insulating properties are dry air, inert gases, for example sulphur hexafluoride or nitrogen or a

91 mixture of such gases.

92 The partitions comprise pressurized barriers in electrical equipment not necessarily limited to the following

93 examples:
94 — circuit-breakers;
95 — switch-disconnectors;
96 — disconnectors;
97 — earthing switches;
98 — current transformers;
99 — voltage transformers;
100 — surge arrestors;
101 — busbars and connections;
102 — cable connections / terminations
103 — cable bushings
104 — etc.
105 Partitions which are only pressurized from one side are also covered.

106 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC means it is valid for the apparatus applied and where the partitions are installed, however,

107 the application of voltages below 1 kV AC / 1,5 kV DC as in e.g. current and voltage transformer are not

108 excluded.

109 This document does not apply to high voltage bushings (see EN 60137, EN 61462 and EN 62155).

110 2 Normative references

111 The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes

112 requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the

113 latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

114 EN 10204, Metallic products - Types of inspection documents

115 EN 62271-1, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 1: Common specifications for alternating current

116 switchgear and controlgear (IEC 62271-1)

117 EN 62271-200:2012, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 200: AC metal-enclosed switchgear and

118 controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV (IEC 62271-200:2011)

119 prEN 62271-203:2021, High-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 203: Gas-insulated metal-enclosed

120 switchgear for rated voltages above 52 kV (IEC 62271-203:202X)

121 EN ISO 527 series, Plastics - Determination of tensile properties (ISO 527 series)

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122 3 Terms and definitions

123 For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

124 ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

125 — ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
126 — IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
127 3.1
128 gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear
129 GIS

130 metal-enclosed switchgear in which the insulation is obtained, at least partly, by an insulating gas or gas mixture

131 other than air at atmospheric pressure

132 Note 1 to entry: This term generally applies to high-voltage switchgear and controlgear.

133 Note 2 to entry: Three-phase enclosed gas-insulated switchgear applies to switchgear with the three phases enclosed in

134 a common enclosure.

135 Note 3 to entry: Single-phase enclosed gas-insulated switchgear applies to switchgear with each phase enclosed in single

136 independent enclosure.
137 [SOURCE: prEN IEC 62271-203:2021, 3.102]
138 3.2
139 partition

140 gas tight support insulator of gas-insulated metal-enclosed switchgear separating two adjacent compartments

141 Note 1 to entry: Or an insulator in the gas compartment which is pressurized on one side and atmospheric pressure exists

142 at all times on the other side (e.g. enclosure of opening with cable bushings, cable terminations, viewports, earthing

143 insulations, instrument transformers terminals, etc.)
144 [SOURCE: prEN IEC 62271-203:2021, 3.109]
145 3.3
146 enclosure

147 compartment as part of GIS retaining the insulating gas under the prescribed conditions necessary to maintain

148 safely the rated insulation level, protecting the equipment against external influences and providing a high

149 degree of protection to personnel
150 3.4
151 manufacturer

152 organization that is responsible for the design of the partition and the production of the GIS

153 Note 1 to entry: In this document, this is mostly the GIS manufacturer or the cable manufacturer or cable accessory

154 supplier.
155 3.5
156 producer
157 organisation that produces the partition
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158 3.6
159 design pressure of partitions
160 relative pressure across the partition

161 Note 1 to entry: It is at least equal to the maximum differential pressure across the partition during maintenance activities.

162 Note 2 to entry: The transient pressure occurring during and after a breaking operation (e.g. circuit-breaker) is not to be

163 considered in the determination of the design pressure.

164 Note 3 to entry: the significant pressure is at least equal to the maximum pressure in the enclosure at the highest

165 temperature that the gas used for insulation can reach under specified maximum service conditions.

166 [SOURCE: prEN IEC 62271-203:2021, 3.115]
167 3.7
168 design stress

169 maximum permissible stress on the partition imposed by conditions of operation, environment or test that

170 determine the (material) characteristics of a partition
171 3.8
172 normal load
173 load for which the occurrence and level c
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