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Essential References for Engineers Performing Power System Studies

Recommended for Breaker Ratings and the ANSI SC Calculation Method

  • IEEE Std C37.010-1999, IEEE Application Guide for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis

Recommended for Coordination Studies

  • IEEE Std C37.91-2000, IEEE Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Power Transformers
  • IEEE Std C37.95-2002, IEEE Guide for Protective Relaying of Utility-Customer Interconnections
  • IEEE Std C37.96-2000, IEEE Guide for AC Motor Protection
  • IEEE Std C37.91-2000, IEEE Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Power System Buses
  • IEEE Std C37.99-2000, IEEE Guide for the Protection of Shunt Capacitor Banks
  • IEEE Std C37.101-1983, IEEE Guide for Generator Ground Protection
  • IEEE Std C37.102-1995, IEEE Guide for AC Generator Protection
  • IEEE Std C37.108-2002, IEEE Guide for the Protection of Network Transformers
  • IEEE Std C37.109-1988, IEEE Guide for the Protection of Shunt Reactors
  • IEEE Std C37.110-1996, IEEE Guide for the Application of Current Transformers Used for Protective Relaying Purposes
  • IEEE Std C37.112-1996, IEEE Standard Inverse-Time Characteristic Equations for Overcurrent Relays
  • IEEE Std C37.113-1999, IEEE Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Transmission Lines
  • IEEE Std C57.12.59-2001, IEEE Guide for Dry-Type Transformer Through-Fault Current Duration
  • IEEE Std C57.109-1993, IEEE Guide for Liquid-Immersed Transformer Through-Fault Current Duration
  • IEEE Std 620-1996, IEEE Guide for the Presentation of Thermal Limit Curves for Squirrel Cage Induction Machines

Recommended for Equipment Selection

  • UL 67 – January 12, 2000, Panelboards
  • UL 489 – March 22, 2000, Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches, and Circuit Breaker Enclosures
  • UL 845 – May 17, 2000, Motor Control Centers
  • UL 891 – December 23, 1998, Dead-Front Switchboards
  • UL 1066 – May 30, 1997, Low-Voltage AC and DC Power Circuit Breakers used in Enclosures
  • UL 1558 – February 25, 1999, Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
  • IEEE Std 1015-1993, IEEE Recommended Practice for Applying Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (IEEE Blue Book)

Recommended for Arc Flash Hazard Studies

  • IEEE Std 1584-2002, IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations
  • NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts, 2004

Recommended as Basic Engineering References

  • IEEE Std 141-1993, IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants (IEEE Red Book)
  • IEEE Std 242-2001, IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (IEEE Buff Book)
  • IEEE Std 399-1997, IEEE Recommended Practice for Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Analysis (IEEE Brown Book)
  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts, 2005
  • Electrical Transmission and Distribution Reference Book, ABB Power T&D Company, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1997
  • Protective Relaying Theory and Applications, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2004
  • Anderson, P.M., Analysis of Faulted Power Systems, IEEE Press, 1995
  • St. Pierre, C., A Practical Guide to Short-Circuit Calculations, Electric Power Consultants, LLC, Schenectady, New York, 2001
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