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Electrical Safety Standards for LV/MV/HV

(Part-2)

Electrical Safety Standards for LV/MV/HV part 2 (on photo Downtown LA distribution power lines; photo
Electrical Safety Standards for LV/MV/HV part 2 (on photo Downtown LA distribution power
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Standard: Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE), 6/025 ENA

Bare live

4.6

   

4.6

4.6

-

-

-

metalwork (

Meter

Meter

 

Meter

transformer

   

terminals,

jumper

connections,

etc)

Clearances of Electrical Line to Other Objects

 

Description of Clearance

<11 KV

 

33 KV

110KV

220KV

400 KV

Line conductor or bare live metalwork to any object that is normally accessible (including permanently mounted ladders and access platforms) or to any surface of a building

3.0

Meter

 

3.0

Meter

3.4

Meter

4.6

Meter

5.3

Meter

Line conductor or bare live metalwork to any object to which access is not required AND on which a person cannot stand or lean a ladder

0.8

Meter

 

0.8

Meter

1.2

Meter

2.4

Meter

3.1

Meter

Line conductors to irrigates, slurry guns and high-pressure hoses

30 Meter

 

30 Meter

30 Meter

30 Meter

30 Meter

Line conductors to playing fields

8.5

Meter

 

8.5

Meter

8.5

Meter

8.5

Meter

8.5

Meter

Line conductors to Caravan Sites

9.0 Meter

9.0 Meter

9.0 Meter

9.0 Meter

9.0 Meter

Horizontal

15.0

15.0

15.0

15.0

15.0 Meter

clearances to

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

wells

Clearances of Electrical Line to Trees and Hedges

Description of Clearance

<11 KV

33 KV

110KV

220KV

400 KV

Line conductor or bare live metalwork to trees or hedges unable to support a ladder or being climbed.

0.8

Meter

0.8

1.2

Meter

2.4

Meter

3.1

 

Meter

   

Meter

Line conductor or bare live metalwork to trees or hedges capable of supporting a ladder or being climbed.

3.0

Meter

3.0

3.4

Meter

4.6

Meter

5.3

 

Meter

   

Meter

Line conductor or bare live metalwork to trees falling towards the overhead line with the line conductors hanging vertically.

0.8

Meter

0.8

1.2

Meter

2.4

Meter

3.1

 

Meter

   

Meter

Line conductors to trees in Orchards

3.0

Meter

3.0

3.4

Meter

4.6

Meter

5.3

 

Meter

   

Meter

Clearances of Electrical Line to Street Lighting

Description

0.4 KV

11 KV

33KV

110KV

220 KV

400KV

of

Clearance

Line

1.0

-

-

-

-

-

conductor

Meter

to Lantern

on same

pole

Bare line conductor to lantern or column below.

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

Meter

Insulated

0.3

-

-

-

-

-

line

Meter

conductor

to column

Insulated

1.0

-

-

-

-

-

line

Meter

conductor

to lantern

Column to

1.5

-

-

-

-

-

nearest LV

Meter

pole

Line

           

conductor

to street

lighting

column with

(1) Column

-

1.7

1.7

2.3

3.3

4.0

in normal

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

upright

position.

(2) Column

-

1.7

1.7

2.3

3.3

4.0

falling

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

towards line

with line

conductor

hanging

         

vertically

only

(3) Column

-

 

0.4

 

0.4

 

0.8

1.4

1.9

falling

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

towards line

     

Clearances of Electrical Line to Waterways

 

Description

0.4 KV

11 KV

33KV

110KV

220 KV

400KV

of Clearance

Navigable

10.5

10.5

10.5

10.5

10.5

10.5

Waters:

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Lower bank to conductor or earth wire

Minor Watercourses : Lower bank to conductor or earth wire

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Clearances to Railways

 

Description

0.4 KV

 

11 KV

 

33KV

 

110KV

220 KV

400KV

of

     

Clearance

Line

6.1

 

6.1

 

6.1

 

6.7

7.0

7.6

conductor

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

to ground

     

level

Line conductor to ground level on or

7.6

 

8.5

 

8.5

 

9.1

9.4

10.1

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

across

           

vehicle

parks

Line conductor to ground level at roads and yards, where road mobile cranes are likely to be employed

10.7

10.7

10.7

11.2

11.5

12.2

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Line conductor to Rail level

7.3

7.3

7.3

8.0

8.2

8.8

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Line conductor to the level of buildings, gantries or other structures (including those carrying traction wires) on which a man may be

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.7

4.6

6.1

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Line

2.4

2.7

2.7

3.0

3.7

5.5

conductor

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

to poles

and other

projections.

Line conductor to any other wire other than traction wires.

1.8

1.8

1.8

2.4

3.0

3.7

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Clearances of Electrical Line to Fuel Tanks>

Description

0.4 KV

11 KV

33KV

110KV

220 KV

400KV

of

Clearance

Horizontal

15

15

15

15

15

15

Meter

clearance

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

 

from line

conductors

to petrol

tanks and

vents

Horizontal clearance from line conductors to liquid gas tanks

           

(1) 459 to

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.4

4.6

5.3

2273

litre

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

capacity

(2) 2274 to

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.6

9092

litre

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

capacity

(3) More

15

15

15

15

15

15

Meter

than 9093

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

 

litre.

Vertical clearance from line conductors to fuel oil tanks

Please refer Clearances to Objects

 

Clearances of Electrical Lines to other Electrical Lines

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Description

0.4 KV

11 KV

33KV

110KV

220 KV

400KV

of

Clearance

Lowest line conductor or earth wire of upper line to highest line conductor of lower line.

1.0

1.8

2.0

2.5

3.7

4.4

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Lowest line conductor or earth wire of upper line to earth wire of lower line where erected.

0.7

1.4

1.6

2.5

3.7

4.4

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Lowest line conductor or earth wire of upper line to any point on a support of the lower line on which a person may stand.

2.7

2.8

3.0

3.4

4.6

5.3

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Support of

7.5

7.5

7.5

15

15

15

upper line

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

and any

conductor

of lower

line.

Vertical Passing Clearance (sites where vehicles will pass below the lines)

Description of Clearance

<33 KV

110KV

220KV

400

KV

Passing clearance:fixed height loads

0.8

Meter

1.4

Meter

2.4

3.1

Meter

   

Meter

 

Passing Clearance:variable height loads.

2.3

Meter

3.2

Meter

4.1

5.0

Meter

   

Meter

 

Horizontal Clearance (sites where there will be no work or passage of plant under lines)

Description of Clearance

<33 KV

110KV

220KV

400

KV

Minimum horizontal distances to safety barriers

6.0

9.0

12.0

14.0

Meter

Meter

Meter

Meter

Distance between Conductors of Same/Different Circuit (On Same Support)

Higher Voltage of either Circuit

Lower Voltage of either Circuit

Distance between Circuits

< 33 KV

< 1 KV

1.0

Meter

< 33 KV

> 1 KV

1.2

Meter

33

KV to 110 KV

< 1 KV

1.5

Meter

33

KV to 110 KV

> 1 KV

2.0

Meter

Above 110 KV

All

2.5

Meter

Vertical Distance between Conductors of different Circuit (On Different Support)

Higher Voltage of either Circuit

Distance between Circuits

< 1 KV

0.6

Meter

1 KV to 33 KV

1.2

Meter

33

KV to 66 KV

1.8

Meter

110

KV

2.4

Meter

220

KV

2.8

Meter

Distance between Conductors (Taken down from Pole to other Support, on Transformer)

Voltage

Distance between Circuits

11

KV & LV Line

0.60

Meter

22

KV & LV Line

0.75

Meter

33

KV & LV Line

0.90

Meter

Horizontal Distance of Telecommunication Line & Overhead Line

Description of Clearance

Distance

Telecommunication Line(Not insulated) to HV Line

Min 1.6 Meter

Telecommunication Line (Bare) to LV (Bare) Line

Min 1.2 Meter

Telecommunication Line (Covered) to LV (Bare) Line

Min 0.6 Meter

Telecommunication Line (Bare) to Stay (Bare) Wire

Min 0.3 Meter

Passage Way for Metal-Clad Switchgear

Description of Clearance

Distance

Clean &unobstructed Passages at the front of any Low/High Voltage Switchgear.

1.0

Meter wide

&

2.5 Meter

 

high

Clean &unobstructed Passages at side or under any earthed enclosure containing Bare Conductor

0.8

Meter wide

&

2.2 Meter

 

high

Safe approach distance for Person from Exposed Live Parts

Circuit Voltage

Distance

< 1 KV

0.5

Meter

11

KV

1.5

Meter

22

KV

2.0

Meter

33

KV

2.5

Meter

66

KV

3.0

Meter

110 KV

4.0

Meter

>220 KV

6.0

Meter

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