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TB 852 WG B1.62

Recommendations for testing DC extruded cable systems for power transmission at a rated voltage up to and including 800 kV

In 2012 Technical Brochure 496 “Recommendations for Testing DC Extruded Cable Systems for Power Transmission at a Rated Voltage up to 500 kV” was issued by Study Committee B1. This document followed the recommendations for testing of high voltage DC extruded cable systems published in the previous Technical Brochure 219. The recommendation was recognised by a large and relevant technical community and has become the reference for the wider community. Meanwhile, IEC published its first standard for HVDC cables IEC 62895 “High voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission - Cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages up to 320 kV for land applications - Test methods and requirements”.

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Insulated cables

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Insulated cables Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of SC B1 covers the whole Life Cycle of AC and DC Insulated cables for Land and Submarine Power Transmission, which means theory, design, applications, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, upgrading and uprating, diagnostics techniques.

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