Synthetic Testing Method for Generator Circuit Breakers

@article{Thuries1986SyntheticTM,
  title={Synthetic Testing Method for Generator Circuit Breakers},
  author={E. Thuries and P. Van Doan and J. Dayet and B. Joyeux-Bouillon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery},
  year={1986},
  volume={1},
  pages={179-184}
}
Today, generator circuit breakers are air-blast circuit breakers, mainly to cope with the non zero passage current requirements. Their breaking capacity is extremely high (275 kA/24 kV). The testing station power is not always great enough to perform a complete testing through a direct circuit. The low ohmic value parallel resistor in those breakers makes it difficult to perform the synthetic tests. The authors bring forward a rather simple circuit arrangement to test at one time the breaking… CONTINUE READING