EN 50068:2018

High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear - Gas-filled wrought steel enclosures EN 50068:2018

Publication date:   Apr 11, 2019

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Aug 19, 2020


CLC/TC 17AC High-voltage switchgear and controlgear

European Norm

29.130.10   High voltage switchgear and controlgear



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This document applies to wrought steel enclosures and their welding. These enclosures are pressurized with dry air, inert gases, for example sulphur hexafluoride or nitrogen or a mixture of such gases, used in indoor and outdoor installations of high-voltage switchgear and controlgear with rated voltages above 1kV, where the gas is used principally for its dielectric and/or arc-quenching properties with rated voltages:
- above 1 kV and up to and including 52 kV concerning gas-filled compartments with design pressure higher than 300 kPa relative pressure (gauge);
- above 52 kV concerning all gas-filled compartments.
The enclosures comprise parts of electrical equipment not necessarily limited to the following examples:
- circuit-breakers;
- switch-disconnectors;
- disconnectors;
- earthing switches;
- current transformers;
- voltage transformers;
- surge arrestors;
- busbars and connections;
- etc.
The scope also covers enclosures of pressurized components such as the centre chamber of live tank switchgear, gas-insulated current transformers, etc.

Life cycle


EN 50068:2018
90.93 Standard confirmed
Aug 19, 2020