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Referenoe lnformatlon

Dleleotrlo Flulds
NEC
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Requlrement Guldellnes
2008 Code Optlons for the lnstallatlon of Llsted
Less-Flammable Llquld-Fllled Transformers
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Genera| Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
NEO (NFPA 70} Recogn|t|on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
NESO (ANSl O2} Recogn|t|on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
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Indoor Insta||ation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
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Outdoor Insta||ation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
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FM Listing Requirement High|ights for Indoor Insta||ations - Appendix 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
UL Listing Requirement High|ights for Indoor Insta||ations - Appendix 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
FM Listing Requirement High|ights for Outdoor Insta||ations - Appendix 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
UL Listing Requirement High|ights for Outdoor Insta||ations - Appendix 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
UL C|assified Less-F|ammab|e F|uids & UL Listed & C|assified Transformers - Appendix 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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GENERAL REQUlREMENTS
NEC (NFPA 70} Recognition.
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NESC (ANSI C2} Recognition.
Genera| NEC Transformer Insta||ation Requirements.
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INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC OPTIONS*

OR

OR
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC OPTIONS*

OR
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT*
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT
TABLE 1
NEC Section 450.23 Requirements - Indoor Insta||ations
TABLE 2
NEC Section 450.23 Requirements - Outdoor Insta||ations
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lNDOOR lNSTALLATlON
OPTlONS
(Refer to Appendices 1 and 2}
lNDOOR lNSTALLATlONS RA
Without a Vau|t in Type I or II Bui|dings
in Areas Where No Combustib|e Materia|s are Stored
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC OPTIONS**
OR
OR
AND
°
AND
If
OR
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Tab|e 3. UL C|assification Marking for Envirotemp
FR3 F|uid (EOVK.MH10678}
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2
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TRANSFORMER REQUIRED PROTECTION REQUIRED PRC

3-Phase Required Current OR Required Overcurrent Minimum Required Pressure
Transformer Limiting Fusing (+} Protection (+} Re|ief Capacity, (++}
Rating kVA Maximum I
2
t (A
2
s} Maximum I
2
t (A
2
s} SCFM at 15 psi
LISTING OPTION - A
Underwriters Laboratories Requirements*
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LISTING OPTION - B
FM G|oba| Requirements
Genera|
AND
AND

AND

AND

Less-f|ammab|e |iquid-fi||ed

OR

OR

FM Approved Transformer.
comp|ete requirements.

AND

AND

AND

2
AND

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LISTING OPTION - B
FM G|oba| Requirements (continued}

AND

AND

AND

o
Tab|e 4. FM Pressure Re|ief Device Required Ratings
highest
Tab|e 5. FM Maximum I
2
t Let Through Required
Ratings
kVA Rating
3-Phase (1-Phase}
F|ow Rate
SCFM @ 15psi (103 pKa}
300 (100} 100
700
kVA Rating
3-Phase (1-Phase}
Current Limiting
Fusing
Other Protection
300 (100}
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INDOOR INSTALLATIONS
RATED 35 kV
Without a Vau|t in Bui|dings Other Than Type I or II or
in Areas Where Combustib|e Materia|s are Stored
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC OPTIONS**
OR
AND

AND

If
either
or the
INDOOR INSTALLATIONS RATED > 35 kV
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT**
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OUTDOOR
INSTALLATION OPTIONS
(Refer to Appendices 3 and 4)
Note on Outdoor Insta||ations Using Conventiona|
Minera| Oi| per IEEE.
Tab|e 6. C|earance Requirements From Bui|dings For
Conventiona| Minera| Oi|-Fi||ed Transformers
(per IEEE Std 979 standard}
OUTDOORS ON OR ADJACENT TO TYPE I AND TYPE
II BUILDINGS
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT




not
Transformer Rating Recommended Minimum Distance
from Bui|ding
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LISTING OPTION - A
Underwriters Laboratories Requirements
AND
AND
LISTING OPTION - B
FM G|oba| Requirements
2.3.2.1.
OR
3
OR
3
OR
3
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Liquid
FM Approved
Transformer or
Equiva|ent
Liquid Vo|ume
ga|/(m
3
}
Horizonta| Distance**
Vertica| Distance
ft/(m}
Fire Resistant
ft/(m}
Non-Combustib|e
ft/(m}
Combustib|e
ft/(m}
3 (0.9} 3 (0.9} 3 (0.9}
No
Liquid
FM Approved Transformer or
Equiva|ent
F|uid Vo|ume
ga|/(m
3
}
Distance**
ft/(m}
3 (0.9}
No
TABLE 7. FM Required Separation Distance
Between Outdoor Liquid Insu|ated Transformers and Bui|dings.*
TABLE 8. FM Outdoor F|uid Insu|ated Transformers Equipment Separation Distance.*
LISTING OPTION - B
FM G|oba| Requirements (continued}
Separation Distance.
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H
1
H
2
H
1
H
2
H
1
H
2
Figure 1.
Separation between |iquid insu|ated transformer and bui|ding. (Drawing excerpted from FM G|oba| Loss Prevention Data Sheet
5-4.}
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OUTDOORS ON OR ADJACENT TO
COMBUSTIBLE BUILDINGS OR
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
INSTALLATION TYPE
NEC REQUIREMENT

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FM Approved F|uids inc|ude. ** FM Approved Transformers inc|ude. **
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Less-FIammabIe Liquid-lnsuIated Transformers
CompIiance to NEC 200ß Section 450.23 per FM Listing



COMPLIANCE
WITH
NEC 450.23
Yes

Yes
Yes

No
Appendix 1
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
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UL C|assified Transformer F|uids.**
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NOTE. UL C|assification Die|ectric Mediums (EOUV} states that "Liquids intended for use as die|ectric and
coo|ing mediums in e|ectrica| transformers are covered under Transformer F|uids (EOVK}.



UL OPTION I

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Less-FIammabIe Liquid-lnsuIated Transformers
CompIiance to NEC 200ß Section 450.23 per UL Listing
Appendix 2
COMPLIANCE
WITH
NEC 450.23
Yes
Yes
Yes
UL OPTION II
NOTE.
Yes
or
No
No
No
No
No
or
Yes
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FM Approved F|uids. ** FM Approved Transformers. **
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NOTE. NEC Section 110.3 (b} app|ies if the |isting chosen for comp|iance specifica||y addresses outdoor
app|ication.
Less-FIammabIe Liquid-lnsuIated Transformers
CompIiance to NEC 200ß Section 450.23 per FM*** Listing

No
Yes
Yes
No

Yes Yes

No
Appendix 3
COMPLIANCE
WITH
NEC 450.23
Requirements per Liquid Listing
Yes
See Page 19 for FM
Requirements DetaiI
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Appendix 3
FM LPD*** Insta||ation Options for Minera|
Oi| or Non-Approved F|uid
OR
OR
2.3.1.1.2

COMPLIANCE
WITH
NEC 450.23
Sect|on 2.3.1.2
Less-FIammabIe Liquid-lnsuIated Transformers
CompIiance to NEC 200ß Section 450.23 per FM Listing
F/ |eq0||emen|s De|a||

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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes No
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UL C|assified Transformer F|uids.

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NOTES.
Less-FIammabIe Liquid-lnsuIated Transformers
CompIiance to NEC 200ß Section 450.23 per UL Listing


UL OPTION I
UL OPTION II

NOTE.

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Appendix 4
COMPLIANCE
WITH
NEC 450.23
or
Yes
or
Yes
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Appendix 5
UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
C|assed 1
EOUV Die|ectric Medium Type
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This category covers |iquids intended for use as die|ectric and coo|ing mediums. Liquids intended for use as
die|ectric and coo|ing mediums in e|ectrica| transformers are covered under Transformer F|uids (EOVK}.
UL Use Restrictions
EOVK Transformer F|uids Type
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This category covers |iquids intended for use as die|ectric and coo|ing mediums in e|ectrica| transformers.
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Part B
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|n|ended /o| |ns|a||a-
||ons w||| ||e |eq0||emen|s o/ ^F|/ 70, ^a||ona| E|ec|||ca| Code
Tab|e B1 - UL XPLH Listed Transformers
XPLH Transformer Manufacturers
Cooper Power Systems
Figure B1 - Examp|e transformer mark for a UL Listed ANSI-comp|iant transformer.
Appendix 5
UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
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Part B2.
Figure B2
and comp|ying with its Use Requirements.
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UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
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100
90 to 100
10 to 20
b
RELATED PRODUCTS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS
UL MARK
[PRODUCT IDENTITY}
CLASSED ____
AS TO FIRE HAZARD ONLY
Contro| No.
UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
USE
Appendix 5
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MAY EVOLVE FLAMMABLE GASES WHEN DECOMPOSED BY AN ELECTRIC ARC
Notice of Disc|aimer
1.
2.
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UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
USE
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UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
USE

100
90 to 100
10 to 20
b
USE RESTRICTIONS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
REQUIREMENTS
UL MARK
[PRODUCT IDENTITY}
CLASSED ____
AS TO FIRE HAZARD ONLY
Contro| No.
Appendix 5
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MAY EVOLVE FLAMMABLE GASES WHEN DECOMPOSED BY AN ELECTRIC ARC
ALSO CLASSIFIED AS A "LESS-FLAMMABLE LIQUID"
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
WITH THE FOLLOWING "USE RESTRICTIONS"
ALSO CLASSIFIED AS A "NONFLAMMABLE FLUID"
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
WITH THE FOLLOWING "USE RESTRICTIONS"
Notice of Disc|aimer
1.
2.
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id=1073986320&sequence=1
on November 12, 2008. Copyright © Underwriters Laboratories Inc
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UL CIassified Less-FIammabIe FIuids &
UL Listed & CIassified Transformers
USE
Appendix 5
Die|ectric F|uids Products
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