An assessment of fire vulnerability for aged electrical relays [report]

R.A. Vigil, S.P. Nowlen
1995 unpublished
This report details testing to assess the impact of aging on the fire vulnerability of Agastat and General Electric relays. Both aged and unaged relays were tested. Aged relays were subjected to operational cycling under rated load and thermally aged for sixty days. All relays were exposed to one of three different fire temperature profiles in the Severe Combined Environments Test Chamber located at Sandia National Laboratories. The ability to operate properly in the given fire environment was
more » ... onitored. Results for the aged and unaged relays were examined to determine the impact of aging on the relays' ability to sustain operation under the test conditions. Overall results indicated that the aged relays' performance was not significantly different from that of the unaged relays.
doi:10.2172/46674 fatcat:rnjoma5ks5aplpkir3xcv6mltm