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Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF) (less than 1 Hz)

This guide describes VLF withstand and other diagnostic tests and the measurements that are performed in the field on shielded medium and high-voltage cables rated 5 kV and above with extruded and laminated insulation. VLF test methods utilize ac signals at frequencies less than 1 Hz. The most commonly used, commercially available, VLF test frequency is 0.1 Hz. Whenever possible the guide addresses testing of complete cable systems. Tables are included of the recommended test voltage levels for installation, acceptance, and maintenance tests.

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PE/IC - Insulated Conductors
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Active PAR
PAR Approval
2022-09-21
Superseding
400.2-2013

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IEEE Power and Energy Society
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Sponsor Committee
PE/IC - Insulated Conductors
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Working Group
F03W/P400.2_WG - Working group for the Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF)
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IEEE Program Manager
Ron Hotchkiss
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Working Group Chair
Robert Hampton
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400.2-2013

IEEE Guide for Field Testing of Shielded Power Cable Systems Using Very Low Frequency (VLF)(less than 1 Hz)

Very low frequency (VLF) withstand and other diagnostic tests and measurements that are performed using VLF energization in the field on shielded power cable systems are described in this guide. Whenever possible, cable systems are treated in a similar manner to individual cables. Tables are included as an aid to identifying the effectiveness of the VLF ac voltage test for various cable system insulation problems.

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