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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: backup protection
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Definition: protection which is intended to operate when a system fault is not cleared, or abnormal condition not detected, in the required time because of failure or inability of other protection to operate or failure of the appropriate circuit-breaker(s) to trip

NOTE – In the USA, the term "backup protection" designates a form of protection that operates independently of specified devices in the main protection system. The backup protection may duplicate the main protection or may be intended to operate only if the main protection system fails or is temporarily out of service.


Publication date:1995-12
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