75 vs 90 degrees

mshields

Senior Member
Location
Boston, MA
What is it that governs our using the 75 degree column in 110.15(B)16 for over 100 and up? And under what circumstance could you use the 90 degree column?

The reason I ask is that I recently ran into the a 2000A feeder from one UL 1558 switchgear to another 1558 switchgear for which the cable used, 4 sets of 600kcmil doesn't get you to the breaker setting; 2000A.

Could be that the breaker needs to be set lower. If so, it never was and maybe that's what I need to advise them to do. I do know that even at 90 degrees, 600's are only rated for 470A, so that doesn't get me to the 2000A either.

Still, it prompted me to ask the question.

Thanks,

Mike
 

augie47

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Tennessee
Field wiring or factory ?
Using a standard building conductor you are correct that there is not a provision that would allow 600s at 2000 amp but since you were running between UL switchboards there might be a conductor that was approved
 

mshields

Senior Member
Location
Boston, MA
brand new

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good to know Ron.

This is only a few years old so shouldn't be by any particularily old codes. And definitely field wired so...

Thank you gentlemen!
 
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