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Reference EN 60099-5:2013
Title Surge arresters - Part 5: Selection and application recommendations
Project Number 23147
Abstract/Scope IEC 60099-5:2013(E) is not a mandatory standard but provides information, guidance, and recommendations for the selection and application of surge arresters to be used in three-phase systems with nominal voltages above 1 kV. It applies to gapless metal-oxide surge arresters as defined in IEC 60099-4, to surge arresters containing both series and parallel gapped structure - rated 52 kV and less as defined in IEC 60099-6 and metal-oxide surge arresters with external series gap for overhead transmission and distribution lines (EGLA) as defined in IEC 60099-8. In Annex H, some aspects regarding the old type of SiC gapped arresters are discussed. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1996 and its amendment 1 published in 1999. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - Expanded discussion of different types of arresters and their application, including additions of discussion on transmission of line arresters, arresters for shunt capacitor switching arresters for series capacitor protection, application of arresters between phases connecting arresters in parallel; - Addition of section on asset management, including: managing surge arresters in the power grid, arrester maintenance, significantly expanded discussion of performance diagnostic tools, end-of-life considerations; - New annexes dealing with: arrester modelling for system studies, example of data needed for specifying arresters. Key words: selection and application of surge arrestors, nominal voltages above 1 kV


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-08-16
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-26
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 37
Reference Document IEC 60099-5:2013 (EQV)
ICS 29.120.50 - Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices
29.240.10 - Substations. Surge arresters
Keywords Surge; Arrester; Selection; Application
Note Supersedes EN 60099-5:1996 + A1:1999 * 2013-06-10: Publication allocated to
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2013-08-16 2014-03-26 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-06-26 2013-07-24  
5060 2013-04-22 2013-05-13 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-02-15 2013-04-19  
3090 2011-04-08 2011-12-31  
5060 2011-03-14 2011-04-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-10-08 2011-03-11  
1090 2010-10-05 2010-10-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-06-26
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-08-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-09-26
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-03-26
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-06-26


Supersedes EN 60099-5:1996
EN 60099-5:1996/A1:1999
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60071-1:2006
EN 60071-2:1997
IEC/TR 60071-4
EN 60099-4:2004
IEC 60099-6:2002
EN 60099-8:2011
EN 60507
IEC/TS 60815-1
IEC/TS 60815-2
IEC/TS 60815-3
EN 62271-1
EN 62271-200
EN 62271-203

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