This standard covers all oil-immersed or dry-type, single-phase or three-phase, outdoor or indoor shunt reactors rated over 500 kVA. It states terminology and general requirements and sets forth the basis for rating shunt reactors. Routine, design, and other tests are described. It also covers losses and impedance, temperature rise, dielectric tests, and insulation levels, as well as construction requirements for oil-immersed reactors and construction and installation requirements for dry-type reactors. This standard also covers thyristor controlled shunt reactors used in a static VAR compensator (SVC).