Bushing Boots 11kV Switchgear & Transformer Cable Boxes | Nexans FB1

Bushing Boots 11kV Switchgear & Transformer Cable Boxes FB1

Bushing Boots

Bushing Boots

Insulating Boots For Switchgear & Transformer Bushing & Termination Connections

Nexans FB1 are bushing boots suitable for insulating MV HV bushings in switchgear and transformer cable termination boxes up to 17.5kV – flexible cold-applied bushing boots are typically used as 11kV bushing boots where the clearances between phase and phase to earth is less than the normal air clearance.

Nexans FB1 bushing boots, used in conjunction with Cold Shrink or heat shrink terminations, protect against flashover in the event of high humidity and surge impulses (basic impulse level BIL 95kV).

The FB1 boots are quick and easy to install and are manufactured from highly insulating flexible and weather resistant material with excellent tracking and erosion resistance for high voltage electrical insulation and flash over prevention.

The bushing boots are cold-applied without requirement to heat shrink onto the equipment bushing of the electrical equipment – this allows the FB1 kit to achieve an universal connection including straight or right-angled to the switchgear or transformer bushings up to 400sqmm cross section area conductor or 30-45mm bushing diameters.

Compatible with both cold shrink, cold applied, push-on and heat shrink terminations.

The bushing connection can be easily accessed for testing using 11kV detectors and the boot is simply to reinstall after testing without the need for additional material or tooling. The cable termination can be energised immediately after installation and the bushing boots have an unlimited shelf life:

  • 6/10 (12) kV
  • 6.35/11 (12) kV
  • 8.7/15 (17.5) kV

The Nexans FB1 kit comprises of 3 flexible bushing boots and 3 tubes of grease.

Although these bushing boots are compatible with both Cold Shrink and heat shrink terminations a range of both straight and right-angled heat shrink boots and Cold Shrink boots are available to insulate switchgear and transformer cable connections, typically at 6.6kV/11kV/33kV. The bushing boots are installed onto switchgear and transformers by the Jointer where the clearances are insufficient for operation in air or to protect against flash-over due to extreme humidity.

Bushing Boots

Nexans FB1

Bushing Boots

Technical Specification

  • Basic Impulse Level – 95kV
  • Bushing Diameter – 30 – 45mm
  • Cable Sizes – 35 – 400sqmm
  • Voltage Um – 17.5kV max
  • Description – Flexible Bushing Boots
  • Diameter D Over Termination – 35mm-400mm
  • 11kV Switchgear & Transformer Bushing Boots
Cable Terminations

Minimum Clearances For Indoor Cable Termination Kits

Check the cable box for minimum clearances and refer to the table immediately below – if the actual dimension “A” and “B” is less than the value give, a bushing boot must be fitted.

Minimum Air Clearances for HV Terminations in Cable Boxes in Accordance with BS 164 Class A
Maximum System Voltage, Phase to Phase (kV) 6.6kV 7.2kV 11kV 12kV 24kV 33kV 36kV
Minimum Air Clearance Between Live Metal ‘A’ (mm) 90 127 242 356
Minimum Air Clearance Between Live Metal and Earth ‘B’ (mm) 65 75 140 222


See also  ➡  11kV Terminations 3 Core | 11kV Terminations Single Core | 33kV Terminations 3 Core | 33kV Terminations Single Core

Thorne & Derrick distribute the complete range of Cable Terminations for medium/high voltage power cables from stock for 11kV/33kV/66kV.

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