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3 kV upto 33 kV

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1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 SCOPE CROSS REFERENCES APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 5.0 6.0 TESTS DATA SCHEDULE General Ratings Switchgear Assembly Indoor Enclosure Outdoor Enclosure Primary Bus Conductors and Connections Power Circuit Breakers Low Voltage Compartment Interface Grounding Switch/Truck Interlocks and Safety Features Relays, Meters and Instruments Instrument Transformers DC Control Power Wiring and Terminal Blocks Device Identification External Cabling Grounding Accessories Nameplates Drawings

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SCOPE This LCE Material Standard Specification (LMSS) specifies the minimum technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and performance of indoor, 3.3 kV upto 33 kV, Metalclad Switchgear..


CROSS REFERENCES This Material Standard Specification shall always be read in conjunction with the latest revision of LCE General Specification No. 01-LMSS-01 titled "General Requirements for All Equipment/Materials" which shall be considered as an integral part of this LMSS. This LMSS shall also be read in conjunction with LCE Purchase Order or Contract Schedules for project, as applicable.


APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS The latest revision/amendments of the following Codes and Standards shall be applicable for the equipment covered in this LMSS. In case of conflict, the vendor/manufacturer may propose equipment/material conforming to one group of Industry Codes and Standards quoted hereunder without jeopardizing the requirements of this LMSS. 3.1 IEC 60044-1 Instrument Transformers, Transformers Part 1: Current



Instrument Transformers, Part 2: Inductive Voltage Transformers High Voltage Alternating Current Circuit Breakers Alternating Current Disconnectors (Isolators) and Earthing Switches Instrument Transformers, Part 2: Inductive Voltage Transformers Electrical Installation in Ships-Part 201: System Design-General Electrical Installation in Ships-Part 202: System Design-Protection Electrical Installation in Ships-Part 504: Special Features-Control & Instrumentation

3.3 3.4

IEC 62271-100 IEC 62271-102


IEC 60044-2


IEC 60092-201


IEC 60092-202


IEC 60092-504

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IEC 60298

AC Metal-Enclosed Switchgear and Controlgear for Rated Voltages above 1 kV and Up to and including 72.5 kV Classification of Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures Common Clauses for High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Standards Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear, Part 5: Control Circuit Devices and Switching Elements, Section 1: Electromechanical Control Circuit Devices AC High Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis - Specification Guide Test Procedure for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis Metal-clad and Ship Type Cubicle Switchgears Recommended practices for Electrical installations on shipboard National Electrical Code Conformance Transformers Test Procedures for Instrument


IEC 60529


IEC 60694


IEC 60947-5-1


ANSI C37.12



3.14 3.15


3.16 3.17

ANSI/NFPA 70 IEEE C57.13.2


DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS 4.1 General The switchgear shall be of metalclad type for indoor service and shall be of manufacturer's standard design which meets or exceeds the requirements of this Specification in all respects. 4.2 Ratings Ratings of the switchgear shall be as specified in Data Schedule. 4.3 Switchgear Assembly 4.3.1 The switchgear assembly shall be suitable for extension at both ends.

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Each switchgear panel shall consist of compartments separated by grounded metal partitions in conformity with relevant IEC or ANSI/IEEE Standards. It shall be possible to move the circuit breaker from service position to test position and vice versa without opening the panel front door. The switchgear enclosure and the internal barriers shall be adequately rigid and able to withstand short circuit stresses as demonstrated by test reports of the arc-proof tests of identical switchgear units. Doors and panels used to support devices shall be increased in thickness or otherwise strengthened as necessary to support devices. The switchgear shall have a bus riser transition panel with a removable busbar link to effectively isolate the bus-tie breaker. The removable busbar link open gap shall have a dielectric withstand voltage at least 10% in excess of that of the switchgear. Also, sufficient space and bare bus connectors shall be available at both sides of the busbar link, beyond all bolted connections, to facilitate the connection of bus field grounds and Ductor (Contact Resistance) test leads during maintenance.






Indoor Enclosure 4.4.1 The indoor metalclad switchgear shall be enclosed in a ventilated general purpose enclosure . The degree of protection of the enclosure shall be IP41 per IEC 60529 or equivalent. Each switchgear panel shall be furnished with hinged front door(s) and a removable, bolted rear panel. A warning sign shall be fastened by screws or rivets on each rear panel. The sign shall be written in both Arabic and English, as follows: "DO NOT OPEN THIS PANEL UNLESS THE



GROUNDING SWITCH IS IN ON POSITION". 4.4.3 The door of the low voltage compartment shall have a door stopper to hold the door in the open position. The enclosure design shall allow clear access to the primary cable termination compartments only after opening the bolted panel covers. The entry of primary cables to the enclosure shall be from the rear bottom of the switchgear. Ventilation or pressure relief openings shall be so arranged that in case of any arcing fault inside the switchgear, the gas or vapor escaping will not



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endanger personnel operating the switchgear and will not enter into adjacent panels thereby preventing spreading of the fault. All ventilation louvers shall be vermin-proof and shall be provided with removable filters to minimize ingress of dust. 4.5 Outdoor Enclosure When specified in Data Schedule, an outdoor enclosure shall be provided. The outdoor enclosure shall protect the indoor type metalclad switchgear from all weather conditions. It shall be weatherproof and shall have a degree of protection IP 54 per IEC 60529 or equivalent. 4.5.1 The outdoor enclosure shall be walk-in type with operating and maintenance aisle in the front, rear and sides of the switchgear. The aisle shall be of sufficient size to permit interchanging of removable elements. The enclosure shall have an access door at each end equipped with safety latches (panic hardware) to permit opening from within under all conditions. The doors shall be provided with hydraulic door closer and shall be key lockable. 4.5.2 The outdoor enclosure shall be supplied with double walls (with thermal insulation in between) on the roof, doors and all sides of the enclosure. The distance between walls shall be a minimum of 50mm. The exterior wall shall be not less than 3mm thick steel plate and the interior wall shall be a minimum of 1.5mm thick steel plate. The thickness may be modified to provide equivalent strength and deflection, if approved by LCE. All exposed handles, screws and hinges shall be made of non-corrosive material or shall be hot dip galvanized or stainless steel for outdoor locations, and cadmium or chromium plated for indoor equipment. All bolts, nuts and washers shall be of similar type of metal. The outdoor enclosure shall be supplied with adequate number of window type air conditioners, to maintain the indoor temperature as specified in 01LMSS -01.




Primary Bus Conductors and Connections 4.6.1 The primary bus conductors and connections shall be made of copper and shall be continuously rated for the site conditions and currents specified. All busbar connections shall be silver or tin plated. Vertical sections shall be connected to the main bus by means of busbars and not by cable connections or vertical cable drops. All primary current carrying fasteners shall be of non-ferrous material.

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All busbars and busbar risers shall be fully insulated. Busbar connections shall have readily removable insulating covers or molded boots. In the cable compartment, insulating barriers shall be provided between phases as well as between phases and metallic partitions of the panel. The insulating barriers shall not obstruct termination of three-core cables. For field interconnecting bus joints, appropriate insulating material shall be supplied to insulate the bus joints. All insulating materials shall be flame resistant, non-hygroscopic and non-tracking in the presence of corona. Provision shall be made to allow for thermal expansion of the conductors due to normal load currents and short circuit currents.





Power Circuit Breakers 4.7.1 Power circuit breakers shall be of vacuum or SF6 type, mounted on a drawout carriage and shall be physically and electrically interchangeable with others of the same type and rating within the switchgear assembly. The circuit breaker operating sequence ( operating duty cycle ) shall be O - 0.3 s - CO - 3 min. - CO. 4.7.2 The operating mechanism shall be of the motor-charged spring-operated stored energy type suitable for rapid/fast auto-reclosing of the circuit breaker. The operating mechanism shall employ a dc-motor to charge the closing spring(s) that retains this stored energy until a closing operation is made. The energy storage capability of the mechanism must be sufficient for an OCO operation at rated short circuit current or at related required capabilities specified in Data Schedule. Recharging of closing spring shall occur automatically as soon as the closing spring is released. Means for manual spring charging shall be provided with the circuit breaker both in the "Open" and "Closed" positions. The spring charging motor circuit shall be automatically cut off during manual charging. Alternatively, manufacturer must prove that resumption of power supply during manual spring charging will not endanger an operator. 4.7.3 4.7.4 4.7.5 The operating mechanism shall be electrically and mechanically "trip free". Anti-pump device shall be provided. Each circuit breaker shall be provided with one (1) closing coil and two (2) electrically independent trip coils. Circuit breakers shall be designed so that they cannot be closed unless the closing spring is fully charged. For SF6 circuit breakers, low pressure of

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SF6 shall initiate an alarm and shall automatically block closing and tripping of the breaker. 4.7.6 Each circuit breaker shall be provided with a visible mechanical position indicating device. The device shall be positively driven in both directions to show whether the breaker is in the "open" or "closed" position and shall be color coded "Green" and "Red", respectively. Similar indicating device shall be provided to indicate the state of the spring. It shall indicate "SPRING CHARGED" when the spring is in a condition to close the breaker and "SPRING DISCHARGED" when the spring is not in a condition to close the breaker. Each circuit breaker shall have a non-resettable mechanical 5-digit operation counter which shall be readable from the front of the switchgear with the breaker in the service position. It shall be possible to test all controls and protection trip while the circuit breaker is in the test position.




Low Voltage Compartment The Low voltage compartment of the switchgear shall be provided, as applicable, with the following : 4.8.1 4.8.2 One (1) Local/Remote selector switch One (1) circuit breaker control switch. The switch shall have three positions (trip-normal-close) with a spring return to normal and padlocking facility in the normal position. The control switch shall follow the convention of closing the circuit breaker in the clockwise direction. 4.8.3 Indicator lights to indicate the breaker status as follows: Red : breaker closed, one for each trip coil adjacent to the control switch breaker open, one for closing coil adjacent to the control switch

Green :

For outgoing and Ship service feeder panels only, the red and green lights shall be wired in series with the trip and close coils, respectively to supervise the status of each coil, in accordance with clause 4.12.7. For incomers and bus tie breakers, the red and green light indications shall be achieved through the breaker auxiliary switches. The healthiness of the breaker trip coils shall be monitored via the trip circuit supervision relays which are located in the control room.

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One (1) digital power demand meter (DPDM) for each incoming and outgoing feeder panel. The DPDM shall have three (3) phase display for instantaneous and maximum demand for Amperes, Volts, Watts, Vars, Watthours and Varhours. Each quantity shall be selectable with all three phases being selected and displayed simultaneously.


One (1) ammeter with a 4-position selector switch for each dedicated Ship service transformer panel. One (1) three phase current transducer or three (3) single phase current transducers for outgoing feeder panels only. The transducer shall have a current input of 1 or 5 A, 60 Hz, with an output of 0 - 1mA. The accuracy shall be 0.25% or better. The transducer full scale output shall represent 110% of the nominal current.



If specified in the Data Schedule, one (1) auto-reclose IN/OUT selector switch and one (1) auto-reclose lockout reset push button shall be provided for outgoing feeder panels only. One (1) fluorescent strip light with diffuser. The light shall be controlled by toggle or door switch. Switch shall be identified with engraved or embossed nameplate. One (1) thermostatically controlled space heater rated 220 Vac and designed for continuous operation. One (1) 15A, 230 Vac and one (1) 10A, 230 Vac flush type, parallel slot, grounding type duplex convenient outlets shall be provided in the incoming and bus-tie breaker panels. Lot, Nameplates Lot, Relays and Relay manufacturer's test blocks (see clause 4.12). The bus riser/metering panel shall contain the following : a. Bus differential protection relaying and supervision relaying with relay manufacturer's test blocks. One (1) Voltmeter with a 7-position selector switch. One (1) ammeter with a 4-position selector switch.




4.8.11 4.8.12 4.8.13

b. c. 4.9 Interface

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Automatic metallic shutters with manual padlocking facilities shall be provided to prevent access to live equipment when the circuit breaker is withdrawn from the panel. The shutters shall open and close automatically by means of positive drive initiated by the movement of the breaker carriage. For maintenance purposes, opening of the individual shutters shall be possible. a. The busbar shutters shall be colored red and shall have white lettering indicating BUSBAR. The outgoing feeders shall have yellow shutters with black lettering indicating CABLE. The bus tie panel shutters shall be both colored red and shall indicate BUSBAR 1 or BUSBAR 2, as applicable.




Control wiring connections between Shipary structure and removable element (circuit breaker) shall be provided with self-coupling contacts or manual plug and receptacle for disconnection. The male contacts shall be placed on the removable element while the female receptacles on the Shipary structure. The manual control connector shall be either interlocked or inaccessible to prevent connection or disconnection of the control circuits when the circuit breaker is in the service position.


Grounding Switch/Truck 4.10.1 Integral grounding switches shall be provided for incoming and outgoing feeders and busbars, and shall be manually operated, high speed type, having full short circuit making capability. a. Grounding switch blades shall be directly connected to the main grounding bus of the switchgear and not through the switchgear metal frame. Metallic linkages of the grounding switches shall be directly connected to the main ground bus. Grounding switches shall be operated from the front of the panel. Operating handles of grounding switches shall be clearly labeled including positive mechanical indication of "ON" and "OFF" positions. Padlocking facilities shall be provided to enable the grounding switch to be locked in either position.




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Busbar grounding may be achieved (as an option) by the use of a grounding truck, made up of modified circuit breaker movable truck, with all required grounding accessories. Busbar grounding shall be obtained by closing of the grounding truck after plug-in position is made. The grounding truck shall be permanently marked with "Busbar Grounding Truck" for device identification.


Interlocks and Safety Features 4.11.1 The switchgear shall be provided with a system of preventive mechanical interlocks to protect the equipment, operator and service personnel from the dangers of mal-operation. The interlocks shall be designed to prevent: a. A closed circuit breaker being inserted into or withdrawn from the service position. A circuit breaker being closed in other than the service, test or withdrawn positions. A circuit breaker being placed in the service position if the secondary contacts plug has not been fitted.




Means shall be provided for positively holding the removable element in place when it is either in the service or test position. If a separate withdrawn position is provided with the door closed, removable element shall be positively held in this position. It shall not be possible to withdraw the breaker from its housing beyond test position unless the spring stored energy mechanism is automatically or manually discharged. In case of manual discharge, appropriate warning plate shall be provided to caution the operator to manually discharge the spring. Grounding switches shall be mechanically interlocked with associated incoming or outgoing breaker such that grounding switch cannot be closed unless the breaker is withdrawn from service position and that the breaker cannot be inserted in service position unless grounding switch is open. Grounding switch of an incoming transformer line shall also be interlocked with transformer HV breaker or transformer HV disconnect switch such that grounding switch cannot be closed unless HV breaker or HV disconnect switch is open and HV breaker cannot be closed unless grounding switch is open. Busbar grounding switch shall be interlocked with the incoming circuit breaker and bus section breaker as well as with all outgoing breakers on the respective bus side, such that the grounding switch cannot be closed
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unless all associated circuit breakers are open and withdrawn from service position, and the associated circuit breakers cannot be closed unless the busbar grounding switch is open. 4.11.7 The busbar grounding truck, when used, shall be so interlocked such that grounding of the busbar shall not be possible unless the associated incoming and bus section breaker(s) as well as all the outgoing feeder breakers are open and withdrawn from service position. Manufacturer shall provide evidence in support of this arrangement.


Relays, Meters and Instruments 4.12.1 Relays, meters and instruments shall be provided as specified in the Project Scope of Work and shall be located on a separate low voltage compartment of each switchgear panel. All protective relays shall be mounted in 19 inch racks. If relays cannot be rack mounted they may be flush mounted. All meters shall be switchboard fixed-type and flush or semi-flush mounted. 4.12.3 Target indicators shall be provided on all relays performing protective or tripping functions. Relay contacts shall be self-aligning. Meters, instruments and indicating type transducers shall have test facilities separate from protection, so that testing and calibration can be done without equipment outages. Test facilities shall be similar in function to type FT-1 test switches and shall be mounted on the front panel. Upper edge of protective relays and meters shall be no higher than 2.2m to allow convenient maintenance, inspection, target reset, and testing from ground level. All accessories such as DC/DC converters and transducers shall be located inside the panel. For outgoing and Ship service feeder panels, each indicating light shall have a current limiting resistor to facilitate replacing the bulb without activating the respective trip/close coil. The rating of the resistor shall be selected to provide adequate illumination of the lamp at normal operating conditions. Shorting of the lamp terminals shall not damage the resistor itself or blow the control circuit fuses (or trip the control circuit MCBs) considering that maximum DC control voltage is limited to 110% of its nominal rating.






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This shall be met by restricting the current passing through the trip coil to less than 25% of its minimum pick-up current. Alternatively, LED indicators may be provided. The trip 1, trip 2, close and spring charge circuit MCBs shall be located at the switchgear in the LV compartment All switchgear MCBs shall have normally open auxiliary contacts. Each breaker shall have its MCB contacts connected in series with the Trip Circuit 1 positive supply located on that breaker. Any MCB operation shall de-energize the breaker DC supervision relay and provide an alarm. 4.13 Instrument Transformers 4.13.1 Current transformers (CTs) shall be installed on both bus and cable sides of circuit breakers. The mechanical and thermal current ratings of CTs shall be coordinated with the momentary and short circuit current of the associated circuit breaker, respectively. The secondary windings of each CT shall be rated as specified in Data Schedule, and shall be grounded at one point only. CTs for busbar differential and restricted earth fault (REF) relays shall be of single-ratio type. Other relaying CTs shall be of dual-ratio type. Metering CTs shall be of single-ratio type. Relaying and metering accuracy class for standard burdens shall be as specified in Data Schedule. 4.13.5 The looping of feeder cables or secondary conductors through the window of window type CTs is not acceptable. Voltage transformers (VTs) shall be of standard two (2)-winding type for the voltage class of the switchgear and shall have voltage marked ratio and accuracy class for standard burden as specified in Data Schedule. Drawout carriage for VT and associated fuses shall be located in an easily accessible place. Primary circuits of all VTs shall include current- limiting fuses. These fuses shall be mounted in such a way that they must be disconnected from the primary circuit before access can be obtained. Secondary circuits of all VTs shall be protected by withdrawable fuses or their equivalent.
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Provisions shall be made for disconnecting the secondary circuit of VT when the primary circuit is disconnected. Provision shall also be made for momentary grounding of the primary winding and current limiting fuses during the disconnecting operation to remove any charges from the windings.


DC Control Power Unless otherwise specified, the nominal DC control voltage for closing and tripping of all circuit breakers shall be 110 Vdc supplied from Ship batteries. Trip coils shall operate satisfactorily between 88 Vdc and 121 Vdc and closing coils shall operate satisfactorily between 93.5 Vdc and 121 Vdc. Voltage dropping resistors shall not be used in the trip coil and closing coil circuits.


Wiring and Terminal Blocks 4.15.1 All wiring within the switchgear shall be installed and tested at the factory unless otherwise specified. All wiring shall be heat and flame retardant, rated 90C maximum operating temperature, type SIS as listed in ANSI/NFPA 70 or approved equivalent, rated 600/1000V, with insulated, tinned, stranded annealed copper conductor, and shall not be smaller than 2.5 mm. All CT secondary related circuits shall not be smaller than 4mm. For the wiring of solid state devices, smaller size wires may be acceptable up to the first termination point, only if the associated device cannot accommodate larger wire sizes. All wires shall be adequately rated for thermal withstand of short circuit currents, in accordance with back-up tripping time. 4.15.2 Color coding of panel wiring shall be as follows : DC circuits : Grey (Trip circuits shall be provided with red ferrule at the terminal block) Red Blue Yellow 4 Core : Red, Yellow, Blue, Black (Neutral)

VT circuits Alarm circuits CT circuits

: : :

AC power circuits :

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3 Core

Red, White or Yellow, Blue for 3 phase Red, White or Yellow, Black (Neutral) for 2 phase Red, Black (Neutral) Black (Usage limited to grounding conductor) Green or Green with Yellow stripes

3 Core

2 Core 1 Core 1 Core

: : :


All wiring shall be made without splices. The control wires shall be multi-stranded flexible and shall be terminated with size 1 hooked crimps or ring type terminals. Spade type or boot lace type crimps shall not be used. Terminal blocks shall be spring loaded type with screw termination for size-1 hooked type crimps. If a common termination is required between terminal blocks, preformed wire jumpers or manufactures own shorting bar can be used. Compatible end stops, end plates, barriers and terminal block identifiers shall be used. Groups of terminal blocks shall be identified using engraved labels. In special circumstances where wire sizes exceed the terminal block capability, correctly sized terminal blocks shall be used after LCE approval. In all instances, terminal blocks shall be mounted on DIN rails. The DIN rails shall be mounted on the bottom and sides of the panel at an angle of 45 degrees towards the front of the panel. If front access only is applicable, then the blocks shall be angled towards the front of the panel.



Terminal blocks shall be grouped according to function, i.e. Power Supplies (AC or DC), VT, CT, DC controls, annunciation, SCADA etc. The function shall be labeled accordingly. Terminal blocks for different voltages (AC/DC) shall be located on separate DIN rails. The CT terminal blocks at the first accessible point of termination shall have shorting and grounding facilities by means of a copper bar with shorting screws similar or equivalent to the G.E. terminal board type EB27B06SC or Entrelec M10 arrangement. Each CT circuit shall be provided with a disconnectable ground link. Opening of the link shall enable all CT and relay wiring to be tested clear
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of ground. There shall be only one ground link per CT circuit. The termination between the ground busbar and the isolatable link shall be numbered C90 for Overcurrent CT, M90 for Metering CT, B90 for Bus Differential and D90 for Remote Tap Charger Control (RTCC) overcurrent block applications. CT terminals shall be grouped by function and then sub-grouped by phase. Each phase shall be labeled by appropriate labels attached to the terminal blocks. Each complete CT shall be identified by function and reference number. Where a CT has a dual ratio using secondary tappings, such as S1, S2, S3; the CT terminal block shall have four (4) terminals : S1, S2, S3 and ground. The shorting bar shall cover the four terminals of each phase. The bar shall be grounded through the grounding terminal block. The other end of the bar shall be held by an insulated screw. Adjacent to the CT terminal blocks, shall be located two end stops with an appropriate label mounted between them. Each stop shall have formed holes that shall be used to store the CT shorting screws. If the GE type CT terminal blocks are used, the covers shall be retained and the CT identification shall be marked on the cover. 4.15.7 All VT circuits shall be provided with sliding link type terminal blocks to facilitate isolation of VTs from the circuit to perform voltage injection tests. These terminal blocks shall be clearly marked with phase, function, core number and ratio. All tapping of dual-ratio CTs shall be terminated at the terminal blocks which shall be clearly marked to designate the CTs phase and ratio in use. Not less than ten percent (10%) spare terminals shall be provided on each terminal block.



4.15.10 All spare contacts from protective relays or tripping relays shall be wired to the terminal blocks for future use. At least two (2) spare (2 NO + 2 NC) contacts of lockout relay shall be wired to the terminal block for future use. 4.15.11 All wiring internal to the switchgear assembly shall be laid in accessible wiring troughs throughout the entire length of the switchgear assembly. Internal wiring between the breaker and the LV compartment shall be bundled and neatly formed. There shall be no wiring run as single cores through grommets. The AC wiring shall be bundled separately from DC wiring in the same raceway. Signaling cables shall be shielded type and run in a separate raceway and shall be separated as far as practical from

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all LV power cables and at right angle to such wiring when the spacing is less than 300 mm. 4.15.12 Cable supports shall be provided for wiring run directly to instruments or devices. Wiring extensions from raceways or bundles to instruments and devices shall be neatly formed, securely tied or clamped and supported to the switchgear framework. Bends in the wiring shall be carefully made in such a manner that the insulation is not damaged. 4.15.13 Wiring for lights, space heaters and convenience outlets may be run in the same raceway in individual panels and in rigid or PVC jacketed flexible conduits between panels. Wiring of meters/relays mounted on doors shall be mechanically protected. 4.15.14 All internal wiring terminations shall be identified by legible markings at the device terminals. Each end of every wire leaving a terminal block shall be identified indicating local termination point and destination as per Figure 1. All internal wiring shall have identification showing both locations of termination at each end of the wire. Markers shall be of ferrule type, permanently marked and shall be made of material that will not deform or deteriorate and shall withstand a temperature of 90C. Adhesive type terminal markers are not acceptable. 4.15.15 Where panels are to be shipped in sections and assembled in the field, the wiring between sections shall be provided preformed. One end of the wire shall be terminated on terminal block and the other end shall be bundled and tagged properly. 4.16 Device Identification 4.16.1 Appropriate identification in the form of engraved or embossed nameplate shall be provided on each instrument, relay, control/test switch and other devices. These nameplates shall be made of non-corrodible material and shall be of appropriate size. Each device shall be permanently identified to correspond to the device identification symbol utilized on the wiring diagrams. This identification shall be adjacent to the terminals of the device. Standard relay device numbers shall be provided for protective relays.



External Cabling 4.17.1 Power Cables a. Provisions shall be made for the connection of all power cables including proper terminal connectors or lugs, clamps, or terminations. The location of the power cable connections shall be arranged to (i) ensure that cable entry is exactly below the
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termination point and (ii) provide adequate vertical space, with a minimum of 700 mm, for training incoming cables from conduit entry to connectors and to provide adequate space for cable termination devices. In case an extension box is required to meet the vertical space requirement, the extension box shall be a part of the switchgear supply. It shall be made of Al and shall be manufactured and supplied by the switchgear manufacturer. The bottom plate for outgoing feeder panels shall be of two pieces with holes drilled for entry of cable and shall be provided with clamps as specified in clause 4.17.1 (b) below. The bottom plate for incoming and Ship service transformer panels shall be of a single piece without any holes drilled. b. Terminal lugs for power cables shall be suitable for use with copper or aluminum conductor material. Adequate structural supports (including clamps for 1-3/C x 300mm aluminum conductor, XLPE cable) for outgoing feeder terminations shall be provided even when such terminations are provided by others. The cable termination compartments shall be designed to accept heat shrinkable cable terminations. The boots over the cable terminals, if required, shall also be of heat shrink or molded PVC type. c. All terminal lugs for power cables shall be of bolted type with two crimping elements per lug. Terminals for conductors 400mm and larger shall be suitable for 4hole NEMA pad, 12mm (1/2 in.) stud. For conductors smaller than 400mm, terminals shall be suitable for 1-hole NEMA pad, 12mm (1/2in.) stud. 4.17.2 Control Cables/Wires a. b. All external control cables/wires shall be brought to the panel from the bottom, unless otherwise specified. Control cables/wires shall enter the panel through suitable cable glands to prevent contact with sharp metal edges. The gland-plate assembly shall be vermin proof.

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Grounding 4.18.1 A copper grounding bus sized for the rated short circuit current and running the entire length of the switchgear assembly shall be provided. Two (2) solderless type ground connectors shall be provided on the ground bus, one on each end section of the bus. The ground connectors shall be suitable for a bare copper ground conductor 120mm thru 240mm. All hinged doors and panels shall be properly bonded by unspliced flexible wire or 10mm2 Cu braids. All devices or equipment shall be grounded as required. Each grounding connection to the ground bus shall be arranged so that each may be disconnected without disturbing the continuity of the ground bus or any other ground connection. Drawout carriage of all removable elements shall have a direct ground connection with the switchgear ground bus through suitable flexible or pressure contact type connections designed to carry the rated fault current for the rated duration.






Accessories The following accessories shall be supplied as applicable : 4.19.1 One handling device or its equivalent for removing each size of circuit breaker from the switchgear assembly, which shall be capable of putting the circuit breaker on the floor. A set of each relay manufacturers test plugs accessories for meter and relay testing. Portable device for racking circuit breaker from one position to the other:. two such devices when one line-up of switchgear is supplied, one device per line-up if more than one line-up is supplied. A set of test jumper cables (one for each line-up of switchgear) or equivalent with appropriate end fittings to permit connections of all secondary control contacts for test of the circuit breaker in the withdrawn position. The test jumper cables shall be long enough to permit testing when the breaker is completely removed from the panel. A lever or equivalent device for manually charging the spring-operated stored energy closing mechanism of the circuit breaker. Any special tools required for circuit breaker maintenance and relay adjustments.






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Nameplates 4.20.1 The switchgear assembly shall have a "Danger High Voltage" warning sign written in Arabic and English. Switchgear assembly shall also bear a nameplate permanently and legibly marked in English with the information in accordance with IEC 60298 or equivalent ANSI Standards, plus the following additional information: a. LCE Purchase Order Number or Contract Number or J.O. Number



Each circuit breaker shall have a nameplate as per equivalent ANSI/IEEE Standards.

IEC 60056 or


The circuit breaker operating mechanism, CTs, VTs and FT-1 switches shall also bear nameplates. Each FT-1 switch shall have a separate nameplate of dimensions 160mm by 44mm.


The nameplate for the switchgear assembly and the circuit breakers shall be made of stainless steel. The nameplate shall be fastened by stainless steel screws or rivets. Other nameplates for CTs, VTs etc. may be made of non-corrodible material other than plastic.


Drawings The switchgear manufacturer shall supply the following size A drawings as a minimum: a. b. c. d. e. General Arrangement and Equipment List of Breaker AC Schematic DC Schematic Panel Wiring Diagram Bus Wiring Diagram


TESTS 5.1 All equipment shall be tested in accordance with the latest applicable IEC or ANSI/IEEE Standards. 5.1.1 Type (Design) Tests a. All type tests prescribed in the applicable IEC or ANSI/IEEE Standards shall be performed on the first unit of every new design,
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rating or size of the corresponding equipment to be supplied to LCE, in accordance with the table below. b. Arc-proof test shall also be performed, if requested, on an identical switchgear panel in accordance with annex AA of IEC 60298 or equivalent. Certified test reports of type tests performed on identical equipment acceptable to LCE may be submitted for review and acceptance in lieu of the required type tests above.



Routine (Production) Tests a. All routine tests prescribed in the applicable IEC or ANSI/IEEE Standards shall be performed on the corresponding equipment in accordance with the table below. Routine tests shall be performed on all circuit breakers, instrument transformers and grounding switches. Timing tests are required on all circuit breakers.




Tests for relays, meters and instruments may comply with the manufacturer's standard tests. Relay circuits shall be tested with simulated fault currents for proper operation. EQUIPMENT Complete Switchgear Assembly Circuit Breakers Instrument Transformers Grounding Switches APPLICABLE STANDARD IEC 60298 or ANSI/IEEE C37.20.2 IEC 60056 or ANSI/IEEE C37.09 and ANSI/IEEE 45 IEC 60044-1 and IEC 60044-2 or IEEE C57.13.2 IEC 62271-102

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METALCLAD SWITCHGEAR , 3.3 kV upto 33 kV Enquiry Quotation No. Purchase Order No. or Contract No. Project title with J.O. No. REFERENCE SECTION NO. 3.0 Date Date






4.0 4.1

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS General Switchgear Model Designation No. of Panels for Incoming Feeders Outgoing Feeders Bus tie Breaker(s) Bus Riser/Metering Ship Service Transformer Dedicated Feeder(s) *

'A' 'B' 'C' (*)


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METALCLAD SWITCHGEAR , 3.3 kV upto 33kV REFERENCE SECTION NO. 4.2 Ratings Nominal Voltage (kV) (3.3kV, 6.6kV, 11kV or 33kV) Maximum Voltage (Emergency conditions) (kV)





1.05 Un

Impulse Withstand Voltage (kV) One Minute Power Frequency Withstand Voltage (kV)

Rated Continuous Current of: - Incomer Circuit (A) - Bus Tie Circuit (A) - Outgoing Feeder Circuit(A) - Main Busbar (A) Rated Symmetrical Interrupting Current at Nominal Voltage (kA)

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Rated Short-time Current(kA) Short-time current Duration Rated Peak Making/Withstand Current (kA) First Pole To Clear Factor Rated Interrupting Time of C.B. (Cycles/msec) Closing Time (max) of C.B. (Cycles) 4.5 Outdoor Enclosure Is outdoor enclosure required ? 4.8.7 Auto-reclosing Required for Outgoing Feeders? Yes/No 1.5 *




Rated Voltages And Power of Accessories i. Light Points (Vac) Power (Watts) Space Heaters (Vac) Power (Watts) Receptacles (Vac) 230 * 230 * 230



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4.12 & 4.13 Instrument Transformers, Relays, Meters and Instruments (Specify and provide a complete List of the required instrument transformers, relays, meters, and instruments and/or a relaying and metering one-line diagram). i. Rated Current of CT Secondary (A) CT Continuous Thermal Rating (%) - Single ratio CT - Dual ratio CT iii. CT Ratio(s) - Incomer Circuit - Bus Tie Circuit - Outgoing Feeder Circuit - Protection - Metering - Ship Transformer - Busbar Differential - Restricted Earth Fault CT Burden(s) - Incomer Circuit - Bus Tie Circuit - Outgoing Feeder Circuit Relaying Accuracy Class(es) - Incomer Circuit - Bus Tie Circuit - Outgoing Feeder Circuit 120 150



400/5 400/5


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METALCLAD SWITCHGEAR , 3.3 kV upto 33kV REFERENCE SECTION NO. vi. vii. DESCRIPTION Metering Accuracy Class (0.5 per IEC or 0.3 per ANSI) Rating of Current Limiting Fuse on VT Primary (A) VT Secondary Voltage (V) & Extended tap Voltage (V) VT Voltage Marked Ratio VT Burden VT Accuracy Class * 0.5/3P 3 110/3 Not required 'A' 'B' 'C'

viii. ix. x. xi. 4.14

Rated Control Voltages and Currents i. ii. iii. Breaker Charging Motor (Vdc) and Current (A) Breaker Closing Coil (Vdc range) and Current (A) at rated voltage Breaker Tripping Coil (Vdc range) and Current (A) at rated voltage * * * * * *


External Cabling (External cables are to be provided by the main Contractor) i. Power Cable Details: Type of insulation Voltage class (kV)

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ii. Conductor Size for Power Cables: Incomer Circuit (mm) No. of cables/phase Outgoing Feeder Circuit (mm ) Ship Service Transformer No. 1 (mm) Ship Service Transformer No. 2 Cum-outgoing feeder (mm)

RECOMMENDED CLEARANCES i. Front (mm) ii. Rear (mm) PANEL DESCRIPTION a. Incoming Feeder Panel i. Panel Dimensions (H x D x W) (mm) ii. Panel Weight (kgs.) * *

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b. Outgoing/Ship Service Transformer Feeder Panel i. Panel Dimensions (H x D x W) (mm) ii. Panel Weight (kgs.) c. Bus tie Panel i. Panel Dimensions (H x D x W) (mm) ii. Panel Weight (kgs.) d. Bus Riser/Metering Panel i. Panel Dimensions (H x D x W) (mm) ii. Panel Weight (kgs.)

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Manufacturer of Material/Equipment

Vendor/Supplier/ Contractor

Name of Company

Location and Office Address

Name and Signature of Authorized Representative and Date

Official Seal/Stamp of the Company

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