Magnetic compatibility of standard components for electrical installations: Tests on low voltage circuit breakers and contactors

A. De Lorenzi, L. Grando, G. Bettanini, D. Desideri

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The components of the electrical distribution system installed in the ITER Tokamak Building are subjected to a constant or slowly variable magnetic field, an environmental condition unusual for standard components used in low voltage electric distribution systems. Wide typologies of breakers, contactors and protection relays and a complete Low Voltage Distribution Board have been extensively tested to assess their behaviour when subjected to magnetic field. The results allowed to establish a magnetic field limit for their regular operation and to investigate upon overall functionality of a Low Voltage Distribution Board and upon the shielding effect of its iron structure. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33 - 39
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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