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INDEX
INTRODUCTION...................................................................................... 2
1 CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS......................................................
3
1.1 SERVICE CONDITIONS.................................................................................................... 3
1.2 DESCRIPTION.................................................................... 4
1.2.1 METALLIC TANK....................................................................................................... 4
1.2.2 SWITCH-DISCONNECTORS.................................................................................... 4
1.2.3 FUSES........................................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2.4 CABLE COMPARTMENT.............................................................................................................................. 5
1.3 APPLICATES STANDARDS......................................................................................................................................... 6
1.4 TECHNICAL FEATURES.............................................................................................................. 7
2 HANDLING, TRANSPORT AND STORAGE...............................................
8
2.1 DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS........................................................................................ 8
2.2 SUPPLY, PACKING AND TRANSPORT..................................................................... 9
2.3 STORAGE....................................................................................................................... 10
2.4 DELIVERY................................................................................................. 10
2.5 HANDLING AND UNPACKING............................................... 11
3 ERECTION................................................................................................
12
3.1 GENERAL CONDITIONS................................................................................................... 12
3.2 MOUNTING................................................................................................................. 12
3.3 CONNECTION.................................................................................................................... 12
3.3.1 LINE FUNCTION................................................................................................. 12
3.3.2 PROTECTION FUNCTION................................................................................................ 13
3.3.3 INSTALLATION OF FUSES ...................................................................... 13
3.3.4 CONNECTION OF THE AUXILIARY CIRCUIT.............................................................. 14
3.3.5 EARTH SYSTEM.................................................................................. 14
3.3.6 ASSEMBLY FUSES ADAPTER 12kV AND 24kV..... 15
4 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL....................................................
16
4.1 SWITCH-DISCONNECTOR AND EARTHING SWITCH OPERATIONS.......... 17
4.1.1 LINE FUNCTION...................................................................................... 17
4.1.2 EARTHING FUNCTION.......................................................... 17
4.1.3 PROTECTION FUNCTION.......................................................................... 18
4.2 INTERLOCKS. SAFETY DEVICES...............................
19
4.2.1ACCESS TO LINE CONNECTORS...................................................... 19
4.2.2 ACCESS TO FUSES................................................................................... 19
4.3 VOLTAGE PRESENCE INDICATION SYSTEM AND PHASES CONCORDANCE.................. 20
4.4 CABLE TESTS......................................................................................................... 21
4.5 GAS CHECK........................................................................................................ 21
4.6 COMMISSIONING....................................................................................................... 22
5 MAINTENANCE.................................................................................
23
6 PANEL DESCRIPTION....
24
ANNEX..............................................................................................
25
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INTRODUCTION
When a H.V. equipment is being operated, certain elements are energized, others may be in usual or
occasional motion and some parts may reach relatively high temperatures. As a consequence, its use may
entail electrical, mechanical and/or thermal hazard.
In order to provide an acceptable degree of protection for people and goods, those manufacturers belonging
to SERCOBE develop and make their products according to the integrated safety principle, based upon the
following criteria:
- Eliminating risks, whenever possible.
- When this is technically and/or economically not possible, supplying adequate protections in the
equipment itself.
- Informing about the remaining risks to help the design of operating procedures for the prevention of
possible risks and to help the training of the operating personnel when carrying out these tasks and
the use of appropriate staff safety measures.
As a consequence, only properly trained and/or supervised personnel (as per EN 50110) can work or be in
the proximity of the equipment described in this manual. They must be fully familiar with the instructions and
warnings contained in the present manual and also with those of a general order which are applicable in
accordance with the legislation in force (H.V. regulations, Occupational Hazards Prevention Law and, as it
may be appropriate, the General Health and Safety Ordinance).
All the aforementioned has to be seriously taken into account as the correct and safe operation of this unit
depends not only on its design but also on circumstances beyond the control and responsibility of the
manufacturer, as may be:
- Appropriate transport and handling on the way from the manufacturing plant to the installation site.
- Any intermediate storage made under conditions which do not alter and/or damage the
characteristics of the unit or any of its essential parts.
- Installation carried out according to the instructions given in this manual and the rules of sound
practice.
- Service conditions compatible with the rated characteristics of the equipment.
- Handling and service operations strictly according to the instructions given in the manual, showing a
clear understanding of the operating and safety principles involved.
- Appropriate maintenance for the real service conditions.

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1. CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATION
1.1 SERVICE CONDITIONS
CAS type distribution switchgears have been designed for a safe, reliable and long-lasting operation,
whenever the instructions of this manual are accurately followed, they are used for the purpose they have
been designed for and for a service under the normal operating conditions of IEC 60694 and IEC 60265-1:
- Maximum temperature: 40 C and minimum: up to 15 C, the average value being less than 35 C over a
24 h. period.
- Altitude under 1000 m.
- Humidity conditions:
Average relative humidity less than 95%, over a 24 h period.
Average steam pressure less than 2.2 kPa, over a 24 h period.
Average relative humidity less than 90%, over a period of one month.
Average steam pressure less than 1.8 kPa, over a period of one month.

Any other use might affect the safety and performance qualities of the unit, and also people and goods. For
this reason, and before starting with its handling and installation, first of all, it is essential to read and
understand the instructions manual and also to train the personnel in charge of the installation and service.
MESA will accept no liability for any consequence which may be derived from the non-compliance with the
instructions of the manual or any operation which is not described.
Should any operation of this kind be carried out, it is advisable to inform us so that they can be performed in
a safe way and may be included in future editions of the manual, for safety reasons.
The operations described must comply with the current safety regulations and be carried out under the
responsibility of a qualified person appointed by the client.
As a result of materials development, you may find that certain characteristics of your unit do not exactly
correspond to the information given in this document. If this is the case, please accept our apologies for it
and we would welcome any comment about it or any other question about the system to our commercial
department or after-sales service.
At the end of this manual, please find attached the contact address for your consults and also a failure report
form.
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1.2 DESCRIPTION
SF
6
-insulated, MV prefabricated switchgears, CAS type, are compact, non-extendable and specially suitable
for installation in MV/LV transformer substations of power supply utilities and industry.
The breaking is done by means of auto-pneumatic type three position switch disconnectors: ON OFF
EARTHED, and therefore, intrinsically safe against maloperation. They have short-circuit making capacity for
both line and cable earthing operations.
Fuses are housed in the upper part of the switchgear, immersed in SF
6
, and are arranged in horizontal
position in order to avoid harmful overheating.
Their use limits are determined by the applicable standards which are referred to in the technical data of our
catalogue.
1.2.1 METALLIC TANK
The metal tank (no. 1) is made of a stainless steel sheet and includes welded bushings for power cables
plug-in connections (no. 5 and 6) and fuse-holders (no. 7).
The special design of all the elements that are going to be welded to withstand strains caused by heat, an
appropriate welding process and robust mechanical bushings, are factors that make up a hermetic and solid
unit, which can easily withstand the mechanical stresses derived from handling and service.
1.2.2 SWITCH DISCONNECTORS
The switch disconnectors (no. 4) are auto-pneumatic, three position type: ON OFF EARTHED, and
therefore, intrinsically safe against maloperation.
They conform to the general use category for frequent operation (100 operations), as per IEC 60265-1.
They have short-circuit making capacity for both switch - disconnector and cable earthing operations.
The protection positions are provided with switch disconnector combined with fuses and earthing switches
on both ends of the fuse. The tripping can be done either by means of fuse blowing, tripping coil or
pushbutton.









Fig. 1 Operating mechanism panel (no. 11)
1. Operating mechanism of the
protection switch-discconnector.
2. Operating mechanism of the line
switch-disconnector

1 2 2
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1.2.3 FUSES
The fuses are arranged in horizontal position on the upper part of the switchgear, are accessible from the
front and are housed in individual fuse holders made of epoxy resin (no. 7). The fuse holders are situated in
a SF6 gas-tight compartment (no. 2). They are suitable for all kind of fuses manufactured according to DIN
43625, limited to a transformer of 1250 kVA in 36 kV (low-losses ones are advisable).

Maximum dissipated power by fuses is 45 W (in a function 2I+Q).








1.2.4 CABLE COMPARTMENT
Cable compartments are wide spaces with front access. They are located on the lower part of the switchgear
for line functions (no. 5) and on the upper part, for transformer feeders (no. 6). Line functions are provided
with standard bushings, 630 A, according to EN 50181. These are suitable for M16 threaded plug-in
connectors, which are manufactured according to the same specifications for both the shielded and non-
shielded versions.
The covers of the compartments are fitted with their respective interlocks with their own earthing switch.
Any type of cable is possible, either dry insulation or impregnated paper types.
Protection functions are provided with standard bushings, 400 A, according to EN 50181, suitable for
shielded plug-in connectors of 400 A.
The following pictures show the types of connection the switchgear is provided with.

Fig. 2 Access to fuses
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WARNING: about the assembly of the connectors of figure no. 3
Once the connector PMA-4 made by PIRELLI has been fitted in its service position, make sure that the
ringbolt firmly tightens the elbow connector. Next, tighten the nut on the bolt in the same way. In this position
the ringbolt is blocked for manual turning and therefore, disconnection is not possible.

1.3 APPLICABLE STANDARDS
Applicable standards
IEC 60694 IEC 60420
IEC 60298 (62271-200) IEC 60129 (62271-102)
IEC 60265-1 RU 6407B

NUT
RINGBOLT
Fig. 4. Connection of line cables (no. 5)
Fig. 3. Connection of feeding cables to transformer (no. 6)
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1.4 TECHNICAL FEATURES

CAS 36
Rated voltage kV 36
Rated current A 400 630
Power frequency withstand voltage, 50 Hz., 1 min. kV 70
Lightning impulse withstand voltage kV 170
Rated peak withstand current kA 40 50
Rated short-time withstand current (1 s.) kA 16 20
Switch-disconnector type E3
Working temperature -15, +40
Insulating mdium SF
6

Rated gas pressure, relative 0,3 bars
General protection degree (1) IP - 3X
Gas tank protection degree IP - 67

(1) Except in the part where the cables go through (including the earth collector), which is IP-0X.

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2 HANDLING, TRANSPORT AND STORAGE
2.1 DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
B C
A


CAS 36 kV
FUNCTIONS A (mm.) B (mm.) C (mm.) APPROX. WEIGHT
(Kg)
2L+P 1.705 1.050 1.050 500
2L+2P 1.705 1.200 1.050 600
3L 1.850 1.050 1.025 450
3L+P 2.100 1.200 1.050 600
4L 1.850 1.200 1.025 500
3L+2P * 1.705 1.700 1.050 850
0L-T+P 1.705 600 1.050 400
0L+1L+1P 1.705 925 1.050 400
0L+2L+1P * 1.705 1.600 1.050 800
*Assembly on site
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In case of double incoming (two cables per phase) in a line function, an additional compartment is fitted on
the front cover which increases the depth of the switchgear by 235 mm.
On request, the switchgear can be supplied with a plinth (no. 20), 400 mm high.
2.2 SUPPLY, PACKING AND TRANSPORT
Products travel on the clients own account, unless otherwise requested. Therefore, the company declines
any responsibility regarding problems of delivery.
Packages must be handled according to the instructions provided with them.
CAS-type switchgears are supplied wrapped in a plastic cover which protects them against external agents.
The unit is placed on a wooden platform and screwed down to it by its base to avoid undesired displacement
of the unit. For those units provided with removable voltage presence indicators, these are supplied in a
independent packing placed in the fuse compartment.
All the switchgears are provided with ringbolts (fig. 5) on their upper part for their lifting and transport by
crane. The switchgear is perfectly balanced by pulling from the 4 ringbolts simultaneously. Any other lifting
method is not advisable, as there is a risk of overturning.
They can also be unloaded and transported by means of a fork-lift truck. In this case, it is advisable to place
the rear side of the switchgear facing the driver, so as to avoid undesired damage on the front part of the
unit.
IMPORTANT: Avoid blows or stresses on the sides of the unit, particularly on the fuse holders area
(no. 10).


Fig. 5 Transport
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2.3 STORAGE
- Units must not remain in closed packaging, such as for example the maritime type, for a period over
three months from the date of delivery by MESA.
- They must be protected against aggressive environments, such as chemical agents, concrete dust, acid
emanations, fumes, saline atmospheres or ambient subject to condensation, etc.
- They must be stored in dry and ventilated areas to avoid the accumulation of dirtiness and condensation.







2.4 DELIVERY
Once the units arrive at their destination, check that the packages correspond to the requested order with
the attached purchase specification.
We recommend a visual check of the units to verify if they have suffered any damage during transport. If this
is the case, file a claim to the insurance company.
The unit must be unpacked for this inspection. Please, refer to section 2.5.
Next, check that the units are duly identified:
- Check the compliance of the data in the characteristics nameplate (no.18) with those of the purchase
specification.
- Check that all the requested accessories are included.
In case of disagreement, please make a complaint to the transport company, stating the order number,
damaged material, nature and cause of the damage.
To assure the warranty of the material, it is essential to fill in the failure report and inform MESA, so that the
period of warranty of the material is regularized from the date of delivery.

40C
-15 C
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2.5 HANDLING AND UNPACKING
Although the product offers a high degree of robustness, it has to be taken into account that inside its
structure it contains several mechanisms which require a careful handling. For this reason, it is advisable to
use fork-lift trucks or cranes with enough power and capacity for their transport and handling.
Avoid:
Blows and sudden movements which may harm the components.
Leaving the packages in wrong positions or on unstable or wet surfaces.
Moving or sliding them along stopped surfaces or stairs.
Unpacking:
Remove the plastic cover.
Unscrew the wooden platform from the switchgear base.
Take the switchgear out.

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3 ERECTION
3.1 GENERAL CONDITIONS
The buildings or rooms in which High Voltage installations are housed must be closed, so that access to
them is restricted only to authorized personnel.
3.2 MOUNTING
All the switchgears are provided with holes for floor fixing.
It is advisable to leave a minimum distance of 100 mm between the unit and the wall.
Check that the surface on which the switchgears are going to be mounted is on a same level (2 mm per
meter length).

3.3 CONNECTION
3.3.1 LINE FUNCTION
All the line switches are provided with bushings of 630 A (C type, according to EN 50181), suitable for the
connection of incoming cables by means of threaded plug-in connectors. These terminals can be adapted to
all kind of cables, either dry or impregnated paper types. We recommend that only trained personnel make
these terminals, following the instructions of the manufacturer accurately.
To avoid dielectric failure and thermal defects, it is essential that the terminal and its electrical connection
are correctly performed.
These terminals are provided with front covers (no. 9) interlocked with the corresponding earthing switch (no.
13). These covers allow access to the connection terminals once they have been earthed. (For this
operation, see section 4).
If there is no cable trench, the plinth (no. 20), 400 mm high, which is supplied optionally on request,
can be used for this purpose.
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3.3.2 PROTECTION FUNCTION
These outgoing lines are provided with plug-in bushings, 400 A (B type, according to EN 50181). For access
to them, the corresponding earthing switch must be previously earthed.
Plug-in, elbow type connectors, 400 A, must be used for cable connection.
To make these cable terminals, please refer to the information given in the above section.
3.3.3 INSTALLATION OF FUSES
The fuse holders (no. 7) for the protection of the transformer are fitted on the upper part of the unit (no. 10).
Access to them is interlocked (no. 12) by means of the corresponding earthing switch.
For access to fuse holders, proceed according to the instructions attached to their cover (section 4.2.2) (see
fig. 6) and make sure that the door of the compartment is closed and interlocked with the protection switch.










For fuses choice, use the selection table supplied by the manufacturer in the CAS 36 catalogue.
When mounting the fuse into the corresponding fuse holder, consider the position of the tripping striker, that
is, the striker must be on the same side as the cover of the fuse holder. The fuse is mounted on the cover by
means of a quick closing device that can be easily operated, which prevents the fuse from being inserted
into the body of the fuse holder if this has not been properly closed. (See fig. 7)
NOTE : When the elimination of a failure implies the blowing of one (or two) fuses, it is advisable to
replace the three fuses according to IEC 60282-1 standard.

Fig. 6. Fuse Extraction
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3.3.4 CONNECTION OF THE AUXILIARY CIRCUIT
Switchgears can be fitted with:
1.- Tripping coils on the switch disconnectors for protection function, according to the following diagram:

Terminal box (no. 22)




Electrical diagram of the tripping coil.
The connection terminals are placed in a labelled box on the upper part of the switchgear (no. 22). Supply
voltage is 220 V a.c.
2.- Two NO / NC auxiliary contacts for indication can be supplied on request, either per each position of the
switch disconnector or the earthing switch.
3.- In case of motor operated mechanism on line positions, all the connection terminals are fitted in a box
which is on the upper part of the switchgear; the unit is supplied with an electrical connection circuit diagram.
3.3.5 EARTH SYSTEM
On their lower part, all the switchgears are provided with a general earth collector by means of a 30 x 3 mm
copper plate. This plate is provided with connection terminals (no. 14) on both ends in order to connect the
unit to the general earth network of the transformer substation. This is essential for the protection of
personnel against dangerous overvoltage.
Earthing for the Medium Voltage low function cables will be connected in the same conductor (mark 14).
Earthing for the Medium Voltage high function cables will be connected to the upper earth strip (mark 15).
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3.3.6 ASSEMBLY FUSES ADAPTER 12kV AND 24kV.
For their installation, some special adapters are necessary being its assembly according to the
instructions as follow.

























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4.OPERATING INSTRUCTION MANUAL
It is necessary to remind that access to this type of installations is authorized only to the operating
personnel, who must be properly trained and be fully familiar with the warnings described in this manual.
All the opening and closing operations of the switch disconnector, as well as of the earthing switches, are
usually performed with the operating handle supplied for that purpose (fig. 8). On request, the operation with
the line switch disconnector can be remote controlled (motor operated mechanism).
When carrying out the operations, please notice the corresponding synoptic and mimic diagram on the
operating mechanism panel. (See fig. 9).

Fig. 8 Handle Fig.9 Operation by means of handle
The operating mechanism of line switch disconnectors is Tumbler type, with a spring charging system and
independent of the operator.
Protection switch disconnectors also have a Tumbler type operating mechanism, independent of the
operator and spring charged. But once the closing operation has been performed, the operating mechanism
must be reset, otherwise, the tripping is not possible. If it has not been reset, the operating handle can not be
removed.
The tripping of the switch disconnector for protection is operated only by means of a pushbutton, tripping
coil or fuses blowing, but never by the operating handle.
The operating mechanism of the earthing switches is also Tumbler type, with closing operations by means of
a spring charging system independent of the operator, but with opening operations, manual and dependent
on the operator.
NOTE: Once the operations have started, do not change their direction over until these have been
completed, as described in this section.
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4.1 SWITCH DISCONNECTOR AND EARTHING SWITCH OPERATIONS
Due to the fact that switch disconnectors are 3 positions type and to the arrangement of independent
operating shafts for the operation of switch - disconnectors and earthing switches, the following operations
are intrinsically not possible: simultaneous connections of switch - disconnector and the corresponding
earthing switch, as well as the direct turning from connected position to earthed position.
NOTE: When performing any operation, you must pay special attention to the indications on the
synoptic diagram, where the state of the different mechanisms is shown.
4.1.1 LINE FUNCTION
Line switch disconnector
To close: insert the operating handle into the shaft which corresponds to the line that is going to be closed
(black colour), pull up hard until it reaches position I (see fig. 10) and remove the handle. The adjacent mimic
diagram will show a continuous line.
To open: insert the operating handle into the shaft which corresponds to the line that is going to be opened
and pull down hard to position O (see fig. 10). A broken line will appear on the adjacent mimic diagram.




4.1.2 EARTHING FUNCTION
Earthing switch
To close: Make sure there is no voltage on line cables with the aid of voltage indicators (no. 19).
Insert the operating handle into the earthing position shaft (red colour), pull down hard until it
reaches position I and remove the handle. The adjacent mimic diagram will show a continuous line.
(see fig. 11).
To open: insert the operating handle, pull up hard to position O and remove the handle. A broken
line will appear on the adjacent mimic diagram. (Do not forget that this operation is dependent on the
operator).
Fig. 10
Open
I
0
Close
I
0
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4.1.3 PROTECTION FUNCTION
Protection switch disconnector.
To close: insert the operating handle into the shaft which corresponds to the protection that is going to
be closed, pull up hard until it reaches position I (see fig. 12). The adjacent mimic diagram will show a
continuous line. To remove the handle, it is necessary to reset the operating mechanism, that is, to
turn the operating handle to position O.

O


To open: The tripping of the switch disconnector is only possible by pushbutton, tripping coil or fuses
blowing, but never by means of an operating handle. A broken line will appear on the adjacent mimic
diagram.


NOTE: The reset operation must not be completed until the blown fuse has been replaced.
Earthing switch
Follow the same steps as for the line function earthing switch.
Fig. 12
0
I
Fig. 11
Open
0
I
Close
Opening pushbutton
(no 16)
open
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4.2 INTERLOCKS. SAFETY DEVICES
4.2.1 ACCESS TO LINE CONNECTORS
All the covers of line connectors (no. 9) are interlocked (no. 13) by means of their respective earthing switch,
so that they prevent access to the connectors (no. 5). For access to connectors, follow the instructions on
the cover (no. 9) (see figure 13). Nevertheless, and in order to carry out the cable tests (section 4.4), it is
possible to open the earthing switch in these positions when the cover of the terminals (no.9) is open. In any
case, the earthing switch must be closed in order to close the cover of the terminals again.
Please, report immediately to the manufacturer if you observe any deviation in the system functioning.
4.2.2 ACCESS TO FUSES
The upper door for fuses access (no. 10) is interlocked (no.12) in such a way that it can not be opened
unless the corresponding earthing switch is closed, and this can not be opened unless the cover is closed.
For access to fuses (no. 7), follow the instructions on the cover (no. 10) (See figure 14).

NOTE: For an easier closing of the access door, push hard on its central lower part.

Please, report immediately to the manufacturer if you observe any deviation in the system functioning.
For safety reasons, a key lock interlock can be supplied on request, in order to avoid any manipulation of the
transformer terminals while the earthing switch is not connected.
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4.3 VOLTAGE PRESENCE INDICATION SYSTEM AND PHASES CONCORDANCE

The switchgears are provided with voltage presence indication systems (no. 19) fitted in the front panel,
according to IEC 61958, both for line and protection cables. Each light flashes to indicate voltage presence
in the cable corresponding to the indicated phase (L1 L2 L3).

WARNING : The indication of the voltage detection system alone is
not enough to assure that the system is not live. In any case, the
appropriate safety rules for voltage work must be observed.

Certain units are provided with voltage sockets as per IEC 61243 standard. Such sockets are usually fitted
with removable voltage indication lamps. In case there is no lamp, the supplied short-circuit plugs must be
connected into the sockets.
Under extremely bright lighting conditions, it may be necessary to increase visibility, for example by shading
the indicator.
Checking concordance of phases
Each phase is provided with connection points for the checking of phases concordance by means of the
connection of a suitable phase comparator unit (MERLIN GERIN type, supplied optionally) or by means of a
voltmeter. The phase comparator unit will be connected between the connection points of the phases that
we want to check and will light up in case of no concordance. The maximum phase-earth voltage that can be
recorded on the connection points never exceeds 150 V.
In switchgears supplied with voltage sockets suitable for lamps IEC 61243 type, the connection points for
concordance checking coincide with the black eyebolts in which the lamps are connected. The maximum
phase-earth voltage values that can be recorded in this case do not exceed 350 V, with a current lower than
1mA in case of short-circuit between the connection point and earth.
NOTE: According to the standard practice of the electricians, the conductors of the preceding
phases of the already existing installation are marked from left to right according to phases L1 L2
and L3. If you detect any difference in the order of phases with respect to this practice, please
analyse the reason and contact MESA s Technical Service.
Remember, however, to take the power terminals indication as basic reference and use the auxiliary sockets
available in the switchgear for help.
Indication light
Connection points (phases concordance)
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4.4 CABLE TEST
This test requires the use of cable test adapters for T terminals, supplied by the manufacturer of
connectors.
Proceed as follows:
Open the switch disconnector of the line position whose cable is going to be checked
(section 4.2.1).
With a voltage presence indicator, check that the cable is not live (section 4.3).
Insulate the other end of the cable.
Close the earthing switch (section 4.1.2).
Open the protection panel (section 4.2.2).
Remove the cover from the T connector of the cable that is going to be tested.
Unscrew the insulating cap from the connector.
Connect the test adapter (see fig. 15).
Open the earthing switch (section 4.2.1).
Test the cable with a maximum voltage of 72 kV for switchgear type CAS 36.
Remove test connections.
Close the earthing switch (section 4.1.2).
Fit the insulating cap and the cover of the T connector.
Close the protection panel (section 4.2.2).









Cable test
Fig. 15

4.5 GAS CHECK
Although these units are factory-tested to guarantee a reliable operation for 30 years without gas refilling,
they are provided with a pressure gauge to check the condition of gas (no. 17). When the indicator needle is
on the green sector, the condition of gas is the right one. If the needle is on the orange area, there is no risk
for the operation but you should contact MESA Technical Service.
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4.6 COMMISSIONING
Before applying voltage to the incoming cables of the switchgear, check the following aspects :
1.- The correct installation of the equipment, that is, level adjustment, fixing and distance to wall.
(section 3.2).
2.- The correct performance of all HV and LV electrical connections (section 3.3).
If any of the switch disconnectors fitted in the switchgear is not going to be in operation and is left without
incoming cables, the corresponding earthing switch must be closed and blocked by means of a padlock to
avoid possible maloperation. It is advisable to fit insulating caps on the connectors, which provide identical
electrical and mechanical characteristics as the T connectors. These insulating caps can be ordered to the
same suppliers as the connectors.
3.- The mechanical operation of switch disconnectors, earthing switches and the different interlocks of the
unit.
It is important to carry out the following operations:
5 manual closing / opening operations.
5 electrical closing / opening operations.
5 opening operations by tripping coil.
WARNING: To perform the above mentioned operations, please follow the instructions on the
operation plates.
4.- Make sure that the fuses are the appropriate ones and that they are perfectly mounted and that the
covers of the individual fuse holders are correctly closed (section 3.3.3).
5.- After checking all the above mentioned items, proceed with the HV cable tests which are deemed
necessary, according to the instructions on section 4.4.
At this moment, the incoming cables are ready to be energized, keeping the corresponding switch
disconnectors in open position.
Next, check the following points:
Voltage presence on cables by means of lamp indicators.
Concordance of phases as per the directions of section 4.3.
Once all the aforesaid requirements are fulfilled, the unit is ready to be put into service, by closing both line
and protection switch disconnectors.
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5. MAINTENANCE
CAS-36 switchgears fit the description of metal-enclosed switchgear.
Access to the transformer substations in which they are installed is restricted to authorized and qualified
personnel due, mainly, to the potential risk of electrical power manipulation, as described in section AA of
IEC 60298.
SAFETY MEASURES
Before starting the work in any part of the installation:
- Disconnect and isolate this part of the installation.
- Earth and short-circuit it.
- Secure it against reconnection.
- Disconnect the auxiliary voltage, operating on the pre-connected low voltage circuit-breakers.
- Do strictly observe the local and the manufacturers safety specifications and prescriptions
regarding high voltage installations.
As it has already been said, these switchgears have been designed for low maintenance work.
Nevertheless, a regular inspection (4 years) is advisable to carry out the gas check, the usual cleaning tasks
and the checking of the condition of external elements. Pay special attention to cable connectors, voltage
indicators, operating mechanisms (use lubricant type ISOFLEX TOPAS NB52, made by KLUBER) and gas
condition, as per section 4.5.
Should any anomaly be observed, please contact our Technical Service. At the end of this manual, you will
find attached a failure report form.

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6. PANEL DESCRIPTION.
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1. Stainless steel tank.
2. SF6 gas.
3. Busbar system.
4. Three-positions switch-disconnector.
5. Line cables connections.
6. Connections between cables and
7. transformer.
8. Fuse holder
9. Pressure relief device.
10. Access panel to line cables.
11. Access panel to fuses.
12. Operating mechanism panel with mimic.
diagram

12. Interlocking system of access to fuses.
13. Interlocking system of access to cables.
14. Earth conductor and M12 screw for connection to
earth grid.
15. Earth collector cables higher functions.
16. Opening pushbutton for protection switch.
17. Pressure gauge.
18. Nameplate.
19. Voltage presence indicator.
20. Plinth.
21. Cable clamp.
22. Terminal box for the tripping coil.
23. Terminal box for the coil for motorization.

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MESA (Manufacturas Elctricas S.A.)
Apartado 8 / P.O. BOX 8
LAUAXETA, 44
48100 MUNGUIA (VIZCAYA)
ESPAA / SPAIN
TLF. NAC. 94 615 91 00
FAX 94 615 91 10
FAILURE REPORT
IDENTIFICATION:
client:
location:
type of switchgear:





order number:
serial number
date of installation:
HISTORY:
date of last inspection:
changes made:
total number of
operations:

date of failure:

number of operations since last
revision:
COMPONENTS WHICH HAVE FAILED:

ENVIROMENTALS CONDITIONS:

CLASIFICATION OF THE FAILURE:
major failure

minor failure

defect
ORIGIN AND CAUSE OF THE FAILURE:
ORIGIN:
mechanical


electrical


other
CAUSE:
design

instructions

installation

other
CONSEQUENCES:
switchgear down-time:
time consumption for repair:
labour cost.:
spare part costs.:
REMARKS: