IEC Standard | Calculation of the continuous current rating of cables ( % load factor). ument IEC the current carrying capabilities of power cables can be mathematically modelled. Current rating of power cables can hence be done without. IEC Electric cables – Calculation of the current rating – Part Current rating equations ( % load factor) and calculation of losses – General.
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Before you continue reading this note, if you have not done so already we would suggest first reading our IEC introduction note:. In the previous note we looked at the approach taken by the standard to the sizing of cables and illustrated this with an example. We then looked at one method of applying the standard and identified resources enabling the calculation of all the various parameters involved. In the note we are going to put everything together and reveal the necessary equations for actually calculating the cable maximum current rating.
Some or all of this heat is dissipated through the cable insulation, bedding, serving and into the surrounding medium. The rate of heat flow is related to the temperature difference across the cable and affected by the ambient temperature, temperature rises due to other cables and any critical temperature rise of the soil above ambient. In thermal equilibrium, when all these factors have balanced 602877 the temperature of the conductor is 60278 maximum allowable for the insulation; we have the maximum rated current for the cable.
It can probably be appreciated by now, that in typical real life situations, this can be quite a complicated calculation. For cables which have varying or cyclic loads, the current rating could possibly be increased. Change in temperature across a material is equal to the heat input multiplied by the thermal resistance of the material.
In terms of the thermal model and for a simple a. Within the standard this above is used to uec the equations for current rating. It is simplified for d. The standard gives the following equations for the calculation of the cable current rating for all alternating current voltages and direct current up to 5 kV:.
IEC 60287 Current Capacity of Cables – Rated Current
The calculation of each element needs some explanation and these have been split across several notes with each note dealing with one topic. For details, please refer to the first note in this serieswhich lists the other related notes.
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I dont know how i can thank you for the great information’s you provide,and its really appreciated. Just to notify you, but correct me if I’m wrong. I need to use your calculation but there is a mistake with the factorisation of the denominator in the formula for buried cables where drying-out of the soil occur for AC cable. It looks logical, otherwise we would have been a squared resistance in the denominator. Thanks for the feedback. I’ve modified the drying out equations slightly.
IEC 60287 Current Capacity of Cables – Introduction
Let me know if you have still think something is wrong. Just another thing I’ve just noticed still easy to figure out because of unexpected results in the section “Buried cables where drying-out of the soil is to be avoided”, AC part, in the numerator, it should be a subtraction instead of an addition. To let a positive comment, I find your website very helpful.
Paul, please feel free to keep pointing out problems. Feedback is one way I can improve the articles. IECitself does have the correct equation. When significant, it becomes a factor to be considered in the sizing of cables. This note looks at how to obtain the necessary loss factors for use within This formulas really helpful, but my question is what is the limit of overcurrent carrying capacity of cable?
Arjijit, I’m not to sure exactly what you are asking. The equations give a safe steady state rated current for a cable. If you exceed this value of current, you could be affecting the life of the cable.
The more you ifc the greater the effect. My view is that you should used the equations to select the cable based on your anticipated current rating. You then select an approppropriate protective device to isolated the cable should you exceed this value. If you have a load current which is genuinely varying, you could use IEC “Calculation of the cyclic and emergency current rating of cables.
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