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Reference EN 60567:2005
Title Oil-filled electrical equipment - Sampling of gases and of oil for analysis of free and dissolved gases - Guidance
Project Number 16188
Abstract/Scope Deals with the techniques for sampling free gases from gas-collecting relays and for sampling oil from oil-filled equipment such as power and instrument transformers, reactors, bushings, oil-filled cables and oil-filled tank-type capacitors. Three methods of sampling free gases and three methods of sampling oil are described; the choice between the methods often depends on the apparatus available and on the quantity of oil needed for analysis. Before analysing the gases dissolved in oil, they must first be extracted from the oil. Three basic methods are described, one using extraction by vacuum (Toepler and partial degassing), another by displacement of the dissolved gases by bubbling the carrier gas through the oil sample (stripping), and the last one by partition of gases between the oil sample and a small volume of the carrier gas (head space). The gases are analysed quantitatively after extraction by gas chromatography; a method of analysis is described. Free gases from gas-collecting relays are analysed without preliminary treatment. The preferred method for assuring the performance of the gas extraction and analysis equipment, considered together as a single system, is to degas samples of oil prepared in the laboratory and containing known concentrations of gases (gas-in-oil standards) and quantitatively analyse the gases extracted. Two methods of preparing gas-in-oil standards are described. For daily calibration checks of the chromatograph, it is convenient to use a standard gas mixture containing a suitable known amount of each of the gas components to be in a similar ratio to the commons ratios of the gases extracted from transformer oils. The techniques described take account, on the one hand, of the problems peculiar to analyses associated with acceptance testing in the factory, where gas contents of oil are generally very low and, on the other hand, of the problems imposed by monitoring equipment in the field, where transport of samples may be by un-pre


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-10-14
Current Stage code deadline 2006-06-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 10
Reference Document IEC 60567:2005 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.99 - Other standards related to electricity and magnetism
29.035.99 - Other insulating materials
29.040.10 - Insulating oils
Keywords Oil; Gas; Sampling; Free gas; Dissolved gas
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6060 2005-10-14 2006-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-09-01 2005-12-01  
5061 2005-06-27 2005-09-01  
5020 2005-04-08 2005-06-10  
4099 2004-10-08 2004-12-31  
4020 2004-02-13 2004-07-16  
3099 2004-02-10 2004-02-13  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-10-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2006-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-09-01


Supersedes EN 60567:1992
Superseded by EN 60567:2011
Normative reference (6) ISO 5725-1:1994
EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
EN 60296:2004
corr. September 2004
EN 60599:1999

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