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SECTION 16342 METALCLAD MEDIUM VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR

PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 SECTION INCLUDES A. Furnishing, installation of and testing of metalclad, compartmented medium voltage (MV) switchgear in accordance with specifications and drawings. Any material or equipment necessary for the proper operation not specified or described herein shall be deemed part of the specifications.

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REFERENCES A. SASO - Saudi Arabian Standards Organization SASO 1213 Additional requirements for enclosed switch gear and control gear for 1 kV to 72.5 kV to be used in severe climatic conditions. Electrical installations of buildings: Part 5: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Chapter 53: Switchgear and control gear - Section 537: Devices for isolation and switching. Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5: Selection and erection of electrical chapter 53: Switchgear and control gear.

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SASO 1484 -

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IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 60056 IEC 60129 IEC 60185 IEC 60186 IEC 60265 IEC 60282-1 IEC 62271-200 High-voltage AC circuit breakers AC disconnectors and earthing switches Current transformers Voltage transformers High-voltage switches High-voltage fuses AC metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 54 kV High-voltage AC switch-fuse combinations Degree of protection procedure by enclosure (IP). Common clauses for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear Electromagnetic compatibility for industrial process
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IEC 60420 IEC 60529 IEC 60694 IEC 60801


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NFPA - National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electric Code

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SUBMITTALS A. Shop Drawings and Manufacturer's Data: The contractor shall submit to the Engineer for review, detailed dimensioned shop drawings and manufacturer's literature where deviations from the contract drawings or specification exist. Shop drawings and/or data sheets shall be based on information stated in the specifications and as shown on the contract drawings and shall show all pertinent deviations and data for the fabrication and complete installation. Manufacturer's data sheets shall be submitted indicating the necessary installation dimensions, weights, materials and performance information. The above information may be provided by standard catalogue sheets marked to indicate the specific items provided. Operation and Maintenance Instructions: The contractor shall furnish data covering model, type and serial numbers, capacities, maintenance and operation of each major item of equipment or apparatus in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. Operating instructions shall cover all phases of control. Test Reports: The contractor shall submit test reports to the Engineer for review. Recommended Spare Parts List: The contractor shall submit recommended spare parts list to the Engineer for review. As Built Drawings: The contractor shall submit the as built drawings to the Engineer for review and approval.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE A. All materials and products shall be new, sound and uniform in quality, size, shape, color and texture and shall be free from defects. The work shall be carried out in accordance with this specification, the contract drawings and the standards listed hereunder. The codes and standards specified herein provide an acceptable level of quality for materials and products. Equipment shall conform to the Altitude of site. The contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that the required standards of quality control as mentioned in relative sections are maintained for the proposed switchgears. If requested by the Engineer, the supplier shall provide proof of application of a quality procedure complying with standards. This means: 1. Use of a quality manual approved and signed by a management representative, Regular updating of this manual so that it reflects the most recent applicable quality control procedures,
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ISO 9002 certification.

The manufacturer must have a sound experience in the field of M V switchgears for not less than ten years, and should have a presentable reference list of the already supplied equipment of the same type and same make and that this equipment has been in satisfactory operation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for at least three years.

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COORDINATION A. The contractor shall be held responsible for the proper coordination of all phases of the work under this contract. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to coordinate the work and equipment as specified herein with work to be performed and equipment to be furnished under other sections of the specifications in order to assure a complete and satisfactory installation.

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TRANSPORTATION, HANDLING AND STORAGE A. Deliver, store, protect and handle products to site as per manufacturers instructions. Store switchgears in clean and dry space. Inspect for damage. Maintain factory wrapping or provide an additional heavy canvas or heavy plastic cover to protect units from dirt, water, construction debris and traffic. Lift only with lugs provided for the purpose. Handle carefully to avoid damage to switchgear internal components, enclosure and finish.

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WARRANTY A. Submit written guarantee signed by the contractor and manufacturer for the period of one year from the date of substantial completion. The guarantee shall cover the repair and replacement of defective materials and workmanship as directed by the Engineer.

PART 2 - PRODUCTS 2.1 GENERAL A. The following specifications apply to modular indoor switchboards comprising factory built, metal-clad switchgear assemblies. The equipment to be supplied shall consist of aligned cubicles satisfying the following criteria: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Open-ended design, Easy to install, Safe and easy to operate, Compact design, Low maintenance.
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RATED VOLTAGE AND SHORT-TIME WITHSTAND CURRENT A. The switchgear shall be suitable for three-phase systems operating at 13.8 kV, and 60 Hz. The rated voltage shall be at least 17.5 kV or as shown on the drawings. The short-time withstand current shall be 25 kA/1 s at 13.8kV. All switchgear shall be capable of withstanding the above conditions without provoking damage, in accordance with paragraphs 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 of IEC 60694 and paragraph 4.5 of IEC 62271-200 recommendations.

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SYSTEM PARAMETERS The insulation level of the switchgear shall comply with IEC recommendations and the values indicated in the following table: A. Main electrical characteristics: The switchgear shall be designed and tested for the following electrical values: 1. 2. 3. 4. Rated voltage Operating voltage Frequency Insulation level : 17.5 kV three-phase : 13.8 kV : 60 Hz : 38 kV - 60 Hz, 1 min 95 kV - 1,2 / 50 s : 1250A : 31.5 kA -1 s (Min. 2.5 kA -1 s a 13.8 kV) : Solidly earthed

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Busbar rated current Short-circuit current Earthing system

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF THE SWITCHGEAR A. Introduction 1. The equipment shall satisfy the criteria for indoor, compartmented, metalclad switchgear in accordance with paragraph 3.102.2 of the 1990-12 edition of IEC 60298 recommendations. The cubicles shall be designed with five compartments housed in a single enclosure: a) b) c) d) e) switchgear compartment, busbar compartment, connection compartment, operating mechanism compartment, LV compartment.

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Compartments: The cubicles shall comprise four electrically independent compartments, in accordance with the definition of metalclad switchgear given in IEC standard 298, section 3. All partitions between compartments shall be metallic and earthed. In order to ensure maximum user safety, it is imperative for the movable inter-compartment shutters to be metallic and earthed. All the compartments shall be accessible via the front of the cubicle. Compartment access shall however be restricted by the presence of saftey mechanisms and interlocks .The compartments shall be the following : 1. Busbar Compartment: The busbar compartment shall be accessible via the front of the cubicle or the top of the cubicle, by removing the bolted plates. It shall be equipped with flaps for evacuating overpressure to the top or back of the cubicle. Switchgear Compartment: To insert or extract the switchgear device, a handling device that can be adjusted according to the floor surface condition shall be used. The compartment shall be accessible via the front of the cubicle, by means of a door that may be locked out by a key-type lock. It shall only be possible to open the door when the switchgear device is in the "racked out" position. The compartment shall be equipped with two earthed, metallic racking inshutter which, when the circuit-breaker is in the "racked out" position, shall ensure isolation from the busbar compartment and the bottom compartment. The shutters shall be operated mechanically by the movement of the circuit-breaker, the closed position. To open them, it shall be necessary to use a tool. They shall be locked out individually by a padlock. Low Voltage Compartment: This compartment shall be located in the upper part of the cubicle, on the front, and shall be included in the overall volume of the cubicle. It shall be accessible, with the cables and busbar energized, by means of a door that can be locked out by a key-type lock. Cable Connection Compartment: According to the functional units, this compartment shall contain the cable connection terminals or the lower busbar, the cable earthing switch, the current and voltage transformers. It shall be accessible via the front of the cubicle by unbolting metal panels.

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Switchboards 1. The switchboards shall be made up of separate factory built cubicles housing the switchgear (switch-disconnector and switch enclosures shall be mounted horizontally in the cubicles and the circuit breaker shall be disconnectable and mounted vertically). The cubicles therefore form a compartmented distribution switchboard that can be extended if necessary. The cubicles shall meet the requirements of degree of protection index IP2XC. The galvanized and electro-galvanized sheet metal and metal fittings shall be painted to provide protection against corrosion. The epoxy-based paint shall have a thickness of at least 50 microns and shall be applied to both sides of all sheet metal. The color shall correspond to the RAL color range proposed.

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The switchboard shall be suitable for mounting above cable trenches, crawl spaces or base structures. Each cubicle shall carry a suitably dimensioned identification label clearly indicating the functions and electrical characteristics of the cubicle. The switchgear and the switchboards shall be designed in such a way that the positions of the various switchgear devices shall be visible by the operator from the front of the switchboard. It shall also be possible to operate the switchgear from the front of the switchboard. The civil works specifications shall be unique for all cubicles making up the MV switchboard. The cubicle widths shall be multiples of 375 mm. In particular, the civil works for the circuit breaker cubicles shall be identical to the civil works for the switch cubicles. The manufacturer shall provide an installation drawing to serve as a guide for the civil works. In accordance with applicable standards, the switchboards shall be designed to prevent access to all live parts when in operation as well as during maintenance work.

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Earthing of live parts 1. The earthing bars of each of the cubicles making up the switchboard shall be interconnected by a set of busbars which shall be connectable outside the switchboard and extend over its full width. The cross-section of the busbars shall be determined so as to withstand the rated short-circuit current of the switchgear in accordance with IEC 60298 recommendations. The earthing bar shall be designed for connection to the main earthing bar of the substation without dismantling any of the bars.

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Earthing of the power circuit 1. Cable earthing shall be carried out by an earthing switch with a short-circuit making capacity, in accordance with IEC 60129 recommendations. It shall be possible to operate the earthing switch when the switch or disconnector is open. A padlocking system shall be provided to lock the earthing switch in either open or closed position. The position of the earthing switch shall be clearly visible from the front of the cubicle. Mechanical interlocking systems shall be provided to prevent incorrect operations such as the closing of the earthing switch with the switch or disconnector in closed position. The use of keyed or electric locks to actuate the above mentioned interlocking system shall not be accepted.
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The earthing switch operating mechanism shall be of the fast-closing type, independent of the operator. The device shall prevent the earthing switch from being opened by reflex reaction immediately after closing, so as to avoid all risk of arc generation between the contacts. It should be impossible for the device to be forced.The device in the immediate proximity of the earthing switch shall inform the operator that the cables are energized. The device shalll include a separate neon lamp for each phase, supplied with power by an isocapacitor connected to each cable connection terminal.

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Switches 1. The switches shall use low pressure SF6 gas for current interruption and shall require no maintenance. The switch enclosure shall be mounted horizontally within the cubicle, the position of the main and earthing contacts shall be clearly visible from the front of the cubicle if it is clearly mentioned in the drawings or other documents. The position indicator shall be placed directly on the contact operating shaft. The switch enclosures shall be made of cast epoxy resin. The switches shall be of the high operating frequency type in accordance with paragraph 3.104 of IEC 60265-1 recommendations. They shall have three positions (closed, open and earthed) and shall be fully assembled and tested before leaving the factory. The relative pressure of the SF6 gas inside the enclosure shall not exceed 0.4 bars (400 hpa). The pole unit enclosures shall be of the sealed pressure system type as defined by IEC 60298 recommendations issued 1990-12 (appendix G, paragraphs 2.3 and 3.3), with a service life of at least 30 years. No refilling of the gas shall be required over this period. Switch pole units requiring maintenance or gas refilling will not be accepted. The mechanical endurance of the switch operating mechanisms shall ensure at least 1000 operations.

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Circuit breakers 1. The circuit breakers shall be mounted vertically and shall be withdrawable type as shown on the drawings. They shall use SF6 gas as the current interruption medium. They shall require only minimum maintenance and shall provide a high level of electrical endurance. The position of the circuit breaker shall be clearly visible. Furthermore, the circuit breakers shall be mechanically interlocked with the power circuit disconnector. The pole units shall be made of cast epoxy resin and shall be fully assembled and tested before leaving the factory. The relative pressure of the SF6 gas shall not exceed 0.5 bars (500 hpa).The pole units shall be of the sealed pressure system type as defined by IEC 60056 - 1987 (appendix EE, 1, 2, 3), with a service life of at least 30 years.

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No refilling of the gas shall be required over this period. Circuit breaker pole units requiring maintenance, inspection or gas refilling will not be accepted. The mechanical and electrical endurance shall ensure at least 10,000 operations. The circuit breakers shall be covered by test reports issued by a recognized organization affiliated with an international organization. The circuit breakers shall be equipped with a fast-acting stored energy type operating mechanism including: a) b) c) d) e) pushbuttons for opening and closing, mechanical open/closed position indicator, charged/discharged indicator for the operating mechanism springs, local means for manually discharging the springs, Auxiliary contacts.

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The spring charging lever shall form an integral part of the mechanical operating mechanism. The spring charging lever must not be removable. It shall be possible to add, on site, a motor mechanism for electrical charging of the operating mechanism as well as the necessary accessories. For withdrawable circuit breakers the racking in and racking out operations shall be carried out with the door closed.

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Busbars 1. The busbar compartment shall be located at the top of the cubicle. It shall include three parallel-mounted bars without phase separating means. Connections shall be made to the top pads of the switch or disconnector enclosures. Access to the busbars shall only be possible after removing a single access panel carrying a symbol warning of the danger of electrical shock. No other busbar access system will be accepted.

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Connections 1. The MV cable connection pads shall be designed to accept simplified terminations for dry-type cables or to accept paper-insulated cables impregnated with a non-draining material. No phase separating means will be accepted. The compartment shall be capable of withstanding internal arc testing, 12.5 KA/0.7 sec. Minimum. Access to the connection compartment shall only be possible after closing the earthing switch. No other access mode will be accepted.

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Operating mechanisms 1. The operating mechanisms shall be provided in front of all the necessary means for operating the switches, disconnectors and circuit breakers. Switches

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The operating mechanism compartment shall include a switch and earthing switch position indicator fixed directly to the shaft of the moving pole, thereby satisfying the positive break criteria. This compartment shall also house the voltage indicators and the mechanical fuse blown indicator for fuse-switch combination units. The compartment shall be accessible with the cables and busbars live, without isolating the entire switchboard, and shall be designed for easy installation of padlocks, key locks, auxiliary contacts, releases and the usual LV accessories. The front cover of the operating mechanism shall be suitable for the application of all symbols, mimic diagrams, nameplates and padlocking fixtures required by the function implemented. The compartment shall allow addition of a motor mechanism without having to change the operating mechanism. Operating mechanisms that must be replaced for motorization will not be accepted. All switch and earthing switch operations shall be carried out with an anti-reflex lever and shall be independent of the action of the operator after charging the operating mechanism springs.

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Circuit breakers The operating mechanism compartment shall include: a) b) c) mechanical open/closed position indicator, charged/discharged indicator for the operating mechanisms springs, spring charging lever forming an integral part of the operating mechanism; circuit breakers not satisfying this condition will not be accepted, local means for opening and closing the circuit breaker, local means for manually discharging the springs.

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LV compartment 1. The LV compartment shall be included in the overall volume of the cubicle. It shall be designed to house the various LV elements required for the operation of the motor mechanism and auxiliary equipment. For specific needs, its shall be possible to enlarge or extend the LV compartment by adding an enclosure with a door to the top of the cubicle. The overall height of the cubicles shall not exceed 2225 mm. In all cases, these volumes shall be accessible with the cables and busbars live, without isolating the entire switchboard. LV compartments not satisfying these criteria will not be accepted.

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Current transformers 1. The current transformers shall comply with IEC standard 60185. The current transformers shall have the same short-time withstand current and rated voltage as the switchgear. The current transformers shall be made of cast epoxy resin and must be labeled individually. The manufacturer shall be in a position to provide type-test reports certified by an approved laboratory affiliated with international organizations. Current transformers not satisfying these criteria will not be accepted. Use separate CT for protection and measurement.

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Voltage transformers 1. The voltage transformers shall comply with IEC standard 60186. The voltage transformers shall have the same rated voltage withstand as the switchgear. The voltage transformers shall be made of cast epoxy resin and must be labeled individually. Depending on the needs, the voltage transformers shall be of the phase-to-phase or phase-to-earth type. They shall be protected by MV fuses or by circuit breakers on the power circuit. The manufacturer shall be in a position to provide type-test reports certified by an approved laboratory affiliated with international organizations. Voltage transformers not satisfying these criteria will not be accepted.

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LV auxiliaries 1. Auxiliary equipment shall satisfy section 5.4 of IEC 60298 and section 5.4 of IEC 60694 recommendations. The LV cables shall be of the selfextinguishing type with a 1000 V insulation level. They shall be marked at each end for easy verification during maintenance or servicing work. The cable cross-sections shall not be less than 2.5 sqmm for circuits carrying high currents, or 1 sqmm for other circuits.

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PROTECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM A. General 1. All the relays, instruments and meters shall be incorporated in the LV compartment location and top of the cubicle. The manufacturer shall provide proof that he has already supplied equipment of the same type and same make and that this equipment has been in operation for at least three years. The term protection and control system designates all the elements included in: - The protection system - current and voltage sensors, relays, automation devices, trip units, associated auxiliaries. - The control system - sensors, measuring and counting devices, monitoring and diagnosis devices. - The communication interface for integration in a remote monitoring and control system.

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Protection and control unit 1. The switchgear shall be equipped with integrated digital protection and control units, which include the protection, automation, measurement, counting, monitoring, diagnosis and communication functions. Additional functions may however be provided by complementary devices. Since the Protection and Control unit is integrated as close as possible to the switchgear, it must meet the severest environmental withstand requirements, in particular: - IEC standard 60255-4 impulse withstand 5kV. - IEC standard 60255-22-1 1Mhz wave Class III. - IEC standard 60255-22-4 fast transients Class IV. - IEC standard 60255-22-3 electromagnetic radiation 20V/m minimum (30 V/m desirable). - IEC standard 60801.4 electromagnetic compatibility The operating temperature shall be from -5 to +55 C. The Protection and Control unit range shall be designed to accommodate wide range of auxiliary power supply voltages, all types of current sensors and voltage sensors. The manufacturing process shall be ISO 9002 certified. The unit shall be of disconnectable or withdrawable type to facilitate replacement. It should be possible to withdraw the current circuit connectors without prior short-circuiting. Each connector shall accommodate 2.5mm2 wiring and 6 mm2 wiring of current circuits. The output relays shall be capable of withstanding steady state current of 8 A. The logic inputs, which shall have the same voltage rating as the auxiliary power supply, shall comply with the standards (IEC 60011-32) relative to PLCs and the drawn current shall be at least 6 mA (4 mA with 230 V DC).

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Protection 1. Each Protection and Control Unit shall contain all the necessary protections, the number and type of which depend on the application being considered (as shown on the drawings). Each protection device shall have wide setting ranges, in particular for current protections, providing a choice of curve types (direct time) DT, (IDMT) SIT, VIT, EIT, UIT, and time delays from Instantaneous (50ms) to 500 s, as a minimum. Setting shall be performed by the direct input of primary current values. Detection fault pick-up may reach 100 mA primary. The unit shall allow for the use of upstream and downstream logical discrimination, this applying to protection plans using IDMT times as well. Protection tripping shall be indicated on the front of the device by a signal lamp and a message indicating the cause of the fault.

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Measurement 1. Each Protection and Control unit shall include the measurements needed for operation and commissioning, i.e at least the following: - Phase current measurement.
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Maximum phase current demand. Measurement of fault current interrupted in each phase. Additional measurements such as residual current.

Measurement accuracy shall be 1% (according to IEC 60255-4). If required by the application (as shown on the drawings), the unit shall include voltage, frequency and energy measurements. For power and energy data, the unit measure real and reactive values and take into consideration the direction of energy flow (incoming, outgoing).

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Operation 1. The Protection and Control unit shall include an alphanumeric display unit that indicates: Measurement values. Operating messages. Maintenance messages. Circuit breaker open or closed position, displayed on the front of the device by two signal lamps. It shall be possible to make the settings and perform parameter setting via a portable terminal or a PC.

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Control and monitoring 1. The Protection and Control unit shall include the input resources and logic outputs required for control of the breaking devices (circuit breaker or contactor) and for interfacing with the process monitored, comprising at least the following: - Open and close Control, whatever the type of shunt trip or undervoltage release coil control. - Racked in position. - Earthing switch closed position. - Lockout of making in the presence of a fault. - Monitoring of the circuit breaker operating mechanism and trip circuit (power supply, wiring and coil). - Detection of unit connected and plugged in connectors. - Operation counter, fault trip counter. - Cumulative total of KA interrupted. - Storage of information (even during auxiliary power supply outages).

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Communication 1. The Protection and Control unit shall be fitted with a communication interface option of the JBUS/MODBUS protocol and suitable hardware interface for connection to BMS. The unit shall provide time-tagging of events within a ms, with an adapted input available for an external clock synchronization contact.

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Operation dependability 1. The Protection and Control unit shall include: - An internal function self-monitoring mechanism, which activates fail-safe watchdog changeover contacts.
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An automatic device for switching to the fail-safe position, with disabling of output controls when an internal failure is detected. Indication on the front of the device by signal lamps and messages indicating self-test status.

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The protection and control system shall also be equipped with: 1. Test units for the injection of current or voltage into the transformer secondary circuits, installed on the front of the low voltage compartment: - 1 unit for voltage, - 1 unit for measurement current circuits, - 1 unit for protection current circuit, - 1 unit for zero current circuit. Low voltage protection circuit breakers, located in the low voltage compartment. Fuse protections are not acceptable. A local remote selector switch in the case of integration in a remote monitoring and control system. The low voltage auxiliaries shall comply with the standard IEC 60298 section 5-4 and IEC 60298 section 5-4 and IEC 60694, article 5, section 5.4. The low voltage cables shall be of the self-extinguishing, 1000 V insulation class type. Both ends shall be identified to facilitate checking during maintenance operations. For the current circuits, the cable cross-section shall be 2.5 mm2, and 1.5 mm2 for the other circuits.

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Commissioning 1. The Protection and Control unit shall be delivered ready to use. Only settings and parameter setting specific to the installation will need to be performed on site. However, the unit shall include capacity for customization and adaptation: Extension of the number of logic inputs and outputs. Modification of the control logic program on request. After a spare hardware base has been set up, the proposed system shall enable restarting without any setting or the use of special equipment. The parameter and setting values shall be saved on a movable storage medium which is part of the unit.

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TYPE TESTS AND ROUTINE TESTS A. Depending on switchboard, type-test certificates may be required for the equipment, including the switches and the circuit breakers : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. impulse dielectric tests, power frequency dielectric tests, temperature-rise tests, short-time withstand current tests, mechanical operating tests, verification of the degree of protection, verification of electromagnetic compatibility.

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In addition, for the switches and circuit breakers, the rated making and breaking capacities shall be substantiated by a test report. For the earthing switch, the making capacity, the short-time withstand current and the corresponding peak value shall be substantiated by a test report. The routine tests carried out by the manufacturer shall be substantiated by a test report signed by the manufacturer's quality control department. The report shall cover the following aspects: 1. 2. 3. 4. conformity with drawings and diagrams, power frequency tests, manual operating mechanism tests, functional tests of LV auxiliaries and relays.

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PART 3 - EXECUTION 3.1 WORKMANSHIP A. Materials, products and equipment furnished by the contractor, shall be installed and all work shall be performed in a first-class workmanship manner, in conformity with the best trade practices and the printed directions of the applicable manufacturers; by skilled workers equipped to produce satisfactory results; in a safe, substantial manner so as to avoid undue stresses, rigid enough to prevent undue movement, so as to present a neat, orderly appearance and to facilitate operating, servicing, maintenance and repairing.

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FOUNDATIONS AND SUPPORTS A. The contractor shall provide concrete pedestals, anchor bolts, hangers, channels, saddles, etc., for installation of equipment and apparatus shown on the drawings and specified in the various sections.

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EQUIPMENT ERECTION A. All electrical equipment shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, good electrical engineering practice, and the relevant drawings and specifications. Ground equipment according to Section 16452 GROUNDING. All metal surfaces to be bolted shall be thoroughly cleaned before assembly. The connections shall be tightened with manual torque wrenches to the manufacturer's erection instructions. Splices shall be implemented to ensure the electrical continuity of the horizontal busbars, auxiliary buses and the proactive conductor between adjacent sections. It shall be possible to secure the sections to a floor that is flat by anchoring directly to a concrete floor using anchor bolts or by securing to ordinary metal profiles.

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EQUIPMENT TESTING AND COMMISSIONING A. After the installation is complete and properly adjusted, the contractor shall conduct operating tests. The various equipment and systems shall be demonstrated to operate in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. Tests shall be performed in the presence of the Engineer. The contractor shall provide electric power, instruments and personnel necessary for performing the various tests. The testing of all electrical equipment shall include, but not be limited to, the items below. This shall be in addition to testing specified elsewhere in this specification. 1. 2. 3. General equipment check. Field wiring and ground system verification. Equipment adjustment.

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