This paper briefly describes the design and characterisation of a base isolation system that protects HV ceramic circuit breakers during seismic events. This qualifies them to the European standard CEI EN 62271-207. The solution is based on an innovative application of wire rope isolators. Preliminary numerical analyses and tests were performed on a typical HV circuit breaker and demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed isolation system in reducing seismic demand. The results were also validated using a shaking table, which is described in an accompanying paper. The on-site installation of this system in several Italian substations has finally proved simple enough to upgrade the equipment for seismic protection.

Alessandri, S., Giannini, R., Paolacci, P., Malena, M. (2015). Seismic retrofitting of an HV circuit breaker using base isolation with wire ropes. Part 1: Preliminary tests and analyses. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 98, 251-262 [10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.03.032].

Seismic retrofitting of an HV circuit breaker using base isolation with wire ropes. Part 1: Preliminary tests and analyses

Alessandri S;GIANNINI, Renato;
2015-01-01

Abstract

This paper briefly describes the design and characterisation of a base isolation system that protects HV ceramic circuit breakers during seismic events. This qualifies them to the European standard CEI EN 62271-207. The solution is based on an innovative application of wire rope isolators. Preliminary numerical analyses and tests were performed on a typical HV circuit breaker and demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed isolation system in reducing seismic demand. The results were also validated using a shaking table, which is described in an accompanying paper. The on-site installation of this system in several Italian substations has finally proved simple enough to upgrade the equipment for seismic protection.
Alessandri, S., Giannini, R., Paolacci, P., Malena, M. (2015). Seismic retrofitting of an HV circuit breaker using base isolation with wire ropes. Part 1: Preliminary tests and analyses. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 98, 251-262 [10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.03.032].
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