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DEC-2012

REPORT ON
P O W E R R E T I C U L AT I O N S Y S T E M
A B B O T P O I N T C O A L T E R M I N A L T- 0 E X PA N S I O N
DRAFT REPORT
12-DEC-12
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
2.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................ 3
2.1 DOCUMENT PURPOSE ................................................................................................................................... 3
2.2 EVALUATION / STUDY .................................................................................................................................... 3
2.3 CONCLUSION .................................................................................................................................................. 3
LIMITATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................ 4
3.0 SYSTEM INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................... 5
4.0 OPTION-I AS PER BASIC ENGINEERING .................................................................................................................. 6
3.1 CONCEPT NOTES ............................................................................................................................................ 6
3.2 QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS ............................................................................ 7
3.3 MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME ............................................................................................. 7
3.4 BULLET POINT ................................................................................................................................................ 8
5.0 OPTION-II SUGGESTED BY BMT WBM ASSOCIATES .............................................................................................. 9
4.1 CONCEPT NOTES ............................................................................................................................................ 9
4.2 QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS .......................................................................... 11
4.3 MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME ........................................................................................... 11
4.4 BULLET POINT .............................................................................................................................................. 11
6.0 AN ALTERNATE, OPTION-III................................................................................................................................... 12
5.1 CONCEPT NOTES .......................................................................................................................................... 12
5.2 QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS .......................................................................... 13
5.3 MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME ........................................................................................... 13
5.4 BULLET POINT .............................................................................................................................................. 14
7.0 VFD SCHEME SELECTION ...................................................................................................................................... 15
6.1 CONCEPT NOTES ......................................................................................................................................... 15
6.1 BULLET POINTS............................................................................................................................................ 15
8.0 SUMMARY................................................................................................................................................................ 2
9.0 RECOMMENDATION ............................................................................................................................................... 3

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1.0

INTRODUCTION
Abbot Point Coal Terminal is situated at Queensland state on east coast of Australia.
Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal (AAPCT) Pty Ltd is intended to create certain Common User Facilities,
Common Maneuvering Area, facilities for Material Handling System and facilities specific for handling
Bulk cargo carriers on Berth-3 under T0 expansion at AAPCT (QLD).

2.0

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2.1

DOCUMENT PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to evaluate overall Electrical reticulation system most suitable in
terms of technical reliability as well as overall economics for T0 expansion at AAPCT.
There are 3 (Three) options available for proposed Electrical reticulation system out of which one is to
be finalized that can fulfill above mentioned aspects.
a) Option - I
b) Option - II
c) Option - III
This document details high level Schematic Description, Quantifications, Advantages and
Disadvantages of all three available options.
2.2

EVALUATION / STUDY

The evaluation is mainly focused on three areas;

2.3

Installation feasibility
System reliability
Operation & Maintenance convenience
Economics involved

CONCLUSION

PARAMETER
Installation cost /
feasibility
Reliability of electrical
system
Reliability of continuity of
port operation.

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MOST SUITABLE SCHEME


Option-III

REMARK

Option-III
Option-II

Scheme can provide reliability against fault


on LT section or fault/hazard on individual
switchroom. If fault on PDC will create
similar condition that may happen in case of
fault/hazard on substation in other options.
Also, it has to checked with operation
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Cost of installation
Convenience of
installation

Option-III
Option-III

(Based on quantification as per annex-I)


LV Cabling / Cable tray installation is
reduced.
Dimensions of prefabricated s/s building are
less.

Looking at the overall comparison between various options, we recommend option-III for proposed
power reticulation system.

LIMITATIONS

This report will exclude detail technical explanation/details.


Information included in this report is based on references, discussion with vendors.
This report excludes electrical design parameters evaluation, detailed calculations etc.

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3.0

SYSTEM INTRODUCTION
The project shall include 1 (one) dedicated berth capable of handling of dry bulk/coal with necessary
back up yard and facilities. The main elements/facilities of proposed terminal project under phase-I
are;

Rail receiving / Dump station


Conveyor system with Back up facilities
Surge bin System
1 (one) bulk handling berth

The installation of Electrical & Instrumentation system facility for above mentioned elements/facilities
is to be carried out in accordance with applicable codes, standards, acts & regulations.
Power supply at 66kV (primary source voltage) shall be tapped from nearest source of power from the
network governed by Local power supply authority/network operator and shall be brought at 66kV
Switchyard (AIS).
Power shall be stepped down at required voltage level through Main Power Transformers for further
distribution at Main substation located adjacent to 66kV Switchyard.
The options for Electrical reticulation system proposed by various parties need to be evaluated from
the point of stepped down voltage level.

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OPTION-I AS PER BASIC ENGINEERING


Electrical reticulation system proposed in Option-I is illustrated as shown in block diagram.
Refer Fig 3.1
In scheme proposed in Option-I, power is being stepped down to 11kV for further distribution.
Table 3.1
DESCRIPTION
Incoming power
Primary distribution
Secondary distribution
Stacker re-claimer
Ship loader
VFD input/output voltage
Conveyor motors
LV distribution

3.1

VOLTAGE LEVEL
66kV
11kV
3.3kV
11kV
11kV
3.3kV/3.3kV
3.3kV
0.415kV

REMARK
At Switchyard
From Main S/S to area S/S
Distribution for conveyor motors

CONCEPT NOTES

Replication of power reticulation system of existing T1 terminal.


Main substation to receive power at 11kV.
All other area substations to receive power at 11kV from Main substation bus. (See Fig 3.1)
Each substations including Main substation to have 11/3.3kV Transformers (redundant) to feed MV
conveyor motors through Variable Frequency drive (VFD) within vicinity of the substation.
(See Fig 3.2)
Each substations including Main substation to have 11/0.415kV Transformers (redundant) to feed
LV loads within vicinity of the substation. (See Fig 3.2)
VFD for conveyor motors to be housed at substation buildings.
Each substation to have PLC facility. However Main PLC with control room to be at Main substation.
Highest distance between VFD and Conveyor motor is approx. 1300 Mtr.
Highest dimensions of prefabricated substation building required is approximately 25 mtr x 12 Mtr x
3.5 Mtr (LxWxH) excluding transformers.

MAIN SUBSTATION

RAIL
RECEIVING
SUBSTATION-1

STACKING
SUBSTATION
OUTLOADING
SUBSTATION

INLOADING
SUBSTATION

Phase-I (11kV)
Final Phase (11kV)

RAIL
RECEIVING
SUBSTATION-2

WHARF
SUBSTATION

Detail Fig 3.2


FIG 3.1 SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION (HIGH LEVEL)

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Supple at 11kV From Main Substation (dual line)

11/0.433 kV
TX-1

11/3.3 kV
TR

11/0.433 kV
TX2

11/3.3 kV
TR

LV PANEL

FIG 3.2

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION OF OUTLOADING

3.2 QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS

(Please refer annexure-I)


3.3

MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME

3.3.1 Merits;
Replication of power reticulation system of existing T1 terminal and working satisfactorily.
Simple & proven. Widely accepted power reticulation system.
Type of operation-wise substation that makes operation and maintenance of electrical system
easier.
E.g. Stacking substation for Conveyors/Machines involved in stacking operation,
Out-loading substation for Conveyors/Machines involved in out-loading operation.
No. of location of major electrical installation is less. Hence higher electrical system reliability.
Full redundancy in both system of HV & LV.
Less manpower required for operation and maintenance of electrical system.
3.3.2 Demerits
If one area substation goes down due to any hazard, entire port operation will be affected.
E.g. If Stacking substation goes down, all Conveyors/Machines involved in stacking operation shall
stop working.
Complete isolation of any conveyor needs actions at multiple panels of HT & LT. However, single
click isolation can be achieved but this solution is complicated.
LV cabling is much higher.
Larger size prefabricated substation building required.

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3.4 BULLET POINT

Existing T1 terminal power reticulation system was of conveyor motors without VFD. Basic
engineering design does not describe type of VFDs to be used for Conveyor motors.
Handling facility of large size prefabricated substation to be considered at project site.

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OPTION-II SUGGESTED BY BMT WBM ASSOCIATES


Electrical reticulation system proposed in Option-II is illustrated as shown in block diagram.
Refer Fig 4.1
In scheme proposed in Option-II, power is being stepped down to 22kV for further distribution.
DESCRIPTION
Incoming power
Primary distribution
Secondary distribution
Stacker re-claimer
Ship loader
VFD input/output voltage
Conveyor motors
LV distribution

4.1

VOLTAGE LEVEL
66kV
22kV
6.6kV
22kV or 6.6kV
22kV or 6.6kV
6.6kV
6.6kV
0.415kV

REMARK
At Switchyard
From Main S/S to area S/S
Distribution for conveyor motors

CONCEPT NOTES

Power to be stepped down at 22kV at Main substation.


All power distribution center (PDC) located across the plant shall be fed from Main substation at
22kV. (Similar to scheme proposed as per Option-I but at 22kV)
Power to be further stepped down at 6.6kV at PDCs for further distribution to individual
switchrooms located around the site adjacent to respective plant item (Conveyor motor or
machine). Refer Fig 4.2
LV loads shall be supplied through a non-redundant 6.6/0.415kV Transformers located at each
switchroom.
All switchrooms shall have PLC facility and to be connected to main PLC at Main substation.
Highest distance between VFD and Conveyor motor is 150 Mtr.
Highest dimensions of prefabricated substation building required is approximately 35 mtr x 15 Mtr x
3.5 Mtr (LxWxH) excluding transformers.

MAIN SUBSTATION (66/22kV or 66/11kV)

PDC Nr TT-15A

PDC Nr TT-24
PDC Nr TT-18

PDC Nr TT-22
PDC Nr TT-14
Detail Fig 4.2

FIG 4.1
9

PDC Nr TT-12

Phase-I (22kV)
Final phase (22kV)

SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION OPTION-III SCHMEME (HIGHLEVEL)

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Supply at 11kV or 22kV from Main Substation (Dual line)


PDC Nr TT-14

Switchroom for C207

VFD

Switchroom for C208


similar to Switchroom
for C207

LV PANEL
PLC
RI/O
110V
Supply

Switchroom for S/R-7


similar to Switchroom
for C207

FIG 4.2

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Switchroom for S/R-8


similar to Switchroom
for C208

SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION OF PDC NEAR TT-14

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4.2

QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS

(Please refer annexure-I)


4.3

MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME

4.3.1 Merits:
Single point isolation can be achieved for each conveyor / machine of the plant. Hence
conveyor/machine maintenance can be carried out very easily.
Hazard / fault on one switchroom or fault at LV system to affect operation of one particular
conveyor. Hence less effect on overall plant operation.
LV cabling & cable tray reduces considerably and becomes simple.
Transportation and handling of prefabricated substation building at project site is convenient as
building sizes smaller.
Immediate isolation of particular conveyor can be performed in case of emergency when
centralized control system gets failed.
Saving in HV cable as 22kV distribution to require less sizes of MV cable to cater same amount of
load than 11kV distribution.
4.3.2 Demerits:
Supply & Installation cost is higher than other reticulation options in terms of No of prefabricated
substations, No. of HT Switchgears, No. of Transformers, PLC-RIO and HV cables.
Unavailability of LV power to be observed on complete isolation of Conveyor system for
maintenance. Incomer breaker for LV transformer has to be kept on for availability of LV power for
conveyor system maintenance then Option-II scheme is no different than other reticulations system
proposed as per Option-I. This case diminishes advantage in Option-II regarding complete isolation
of Conveyor up to much extent.
No redundancy of LV system
Maintenance and operation of electrical system to become difficult as number of Major electrical
equipment installation is much higher. Hence, more manpower required for operation and
maintenance.
Frequency of occurrence of fault likely to increase due as number of Major electrical equipment
installation is much higher.
Absence of mechanical brakes limits VFD options available. Hence, it is observed that proposed
Option-II scheme not to perform any value addition in VFD system by putting VFDs nearer to Motor.
4.4

BULLET POINT

Option-II suggested by BMT WBM scheme does not describe type of VFDs to be used for Conveyor
motors.
Possibility of entire port operation to be on stop in case of outing of any area substation due to any
hazard in reticulation scheme proposed as per Option-I. Similar situation may arise with scheme
proposed in Option-II in case of outing of any PDC or Main substation.

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AN ALTERNATE, OPTION-III
Electrical reticulation system proposed in Option-III is illustrated as shown in block diagram.
Refer Fig 5.1
In scheme proposed in Option-III, power is being stepped down to 11kV for further distribution.
DESCRIPTION
Incoming power
Primary distribution
Secondary distribution
Stacker re-claimer
Ship loader
VFD input/output voltage
Conveyor motors
LV distribution

5.1

VOLTAGE LEVEL
66kV
11kV
11kV
11kV
11kV
11kV/3.3kV
3.3kV
0.415kV

REMARK
At Switchyard
From Main S/S to area S/S
For conveyor motors (VFDs)

CONCEPT NOTES

Main substation to receive power at 11kV.


All other area substations to receive power at 11kV from Main substation bus.
All motors to be supplied power at 11kV through VFDs (11kV input voltage to VFD)
LV loads to be supplied locally by providing local LV panels.
In case of higher distance from area substation, CST is proposed near to loads (near Transfer
towers) so as to reduce unnecessary LV cabling.
VFD for conveyor motors to be housed at substation buildings (Main S/S & area S/S)
Each area substation to have PLC facility. However Main PLC with control room to be at Main
Substation.
Highest distance between VFD and Conveyor motor is 900 Mtr.
Highest dimensions of prefabricated substation building required are approximately 18 mtr x 12 Mtr
x 3.5 Mtr (LxWxH) excluding transformers.
Phase-I (11kV)
Final Phase (11kV)
MAIN SUBSTATION

SUBSTATION-D

Detail Fig 5.2

SUBSTATION-E

SUBSTATIONA

SUBSTATIONB

SUBSTATION
-C

FIG 5.1 SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION (HIGH LEVEL)

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Supply at 11kV From Main Substation (dual line)

11/0.433 kV
TR

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

VFD

11/0.433 kV
TR

LT PANEL AT SUBSTATION-A

LV LOAD
ENGAGED
WITH CONV-1

LV LOAD
ENGAGED
WITH CONV-2

LV LOAD
LV LOAD
ENGAGED
ENGAGED
WITH CONV-3 WITH CONV-4

FIG 5.2 SCHEMATIC BLOCK OF POWER DISTRIBUTION OF SUBSTATION-A

5.2

QUANTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL ITEMS/EQUIPMENTS

(Please refer annexure-I)


5.3

MERITS & DEMERITS OF PROPOSED SCHEME

5.3.1 Merits;
Simple & proven. Widely accepted power reticulation system.
Reduced number of substation building, elimination of 11/3.3kV transformer and other electrical
installation keeps overall system installation cost lower.
Full redundancy in system of HV & LV.
No. of location of major electrical installation is less. Hence higher electrical system reliability.
Easy in maintenance and operation of electrical system.
Less manpower required for operation and maintenance of electrical system.

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5.3.2 Demerits
If one area substation goes down, entire port operation will be affected.
Single point isolation is not available. However, Single LV cubicle is placed to supply LV load engaged
with that conveyor. Hence, isolation can be achieved with reasonably easy interlocking.
LV cable requirement is higher than scheme proposed in Option-II.
Larger size prefabricated substation building required.
5.4

BULLET POINT

Handling facility of large size prefabricated substation to be considered at project site.

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VFD SCHEME SELECTION

6.1

CONCEPT NOTES

All conveyor motors to have VFDs.


Mechanical brakes are not included in conveyor system hence dynamic braking is to become an
essential feature to have with VFD system.
VFDs shall be housed in air-conditioned room.
Major parameter for selection of VFD system appropriate for conveyor system to be dynamic
braking.
Major parameters for selection of VFD system appropriate for power reticulation system to be
distance between VFD and motor (Harmonics), Voltage level options available.
There are below mentioned types of VFD system (12 pulse or higher) are available in market that
may suitable to proposed reticulation system;
1) 12 Pulse VFD with outdoor inverter transformer (Oil type)
2) 12 Pulse VFD with in-built inverter transformer (Dry type)
3) VFD with Multilevel voltage output. (18 pulse in case of 3.3kV)
4) VFD with Active front end

6.1

BULLET POINTS

Max distance between VFD and Motor for various scheme proposed by various agencies are as
below;
Option-I
: 1200 Mtr (Approx)
Option-II
: 150 Mtr (Approx)
Option-III
: 900 Mtr (Approx)
Option-I (Basic engineering) and Option-II input documents do not describe type of VFD system to
be used that is suitable to its power reticulation system.

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Table 6.1: 12 PULSE VFD WITH OUTDOOR INVERTER TRNAFORMER (OIL COOLED)

DESCRIPTION
Cost
Distance limitation between VFD and motor

OPTION-I

OPTION-II

OPTION-III

REMARK

Favorable

Favorable

Favorable

Unfavorable

Favorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Lowest compared to other options


Maximum allowable distance between VFD
& Motor is approx. 300 Mtr (Max.)
To increase distance limit.
Sine wave filter: Issue related to design &
rating, life cycle, uncertainty of proper
working.
Additional circuits & Resistor bank required
achieving dynamic braking.
Cost of cable between Inverter transformer
& VFD.
Space & construction for oil cooled
transformer

Favorable
Favorable
Not
recommended

Favorable
Favorable
Not
recommended

Favorable
Favorable
Not
recommended

Additional components (sine wave) in design.

Dynamic braking.
Additional cost for installation

Availability in market
Space requirement inside substation
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Table 6.2: 12 PULSE VFD WITH IN-BUILT INVERTER TANSFORMER (DRY TYPE)

DESCRIPTION
Cost
Installation and maintenance
Distance limitation between VFD and motor

OPTION-I
Favorable
Favorable

OPTION-II
Favorable
Favorable

OPTION-III
Favorable
Favorable

Unfavorable

Favorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Unfavorable

Favorable
Favorable
Unfavorable
Not
recommended

Favorable
Favorable
Unfavorable
Not
recommended

Favorable
Favorable
Unfavorable
Not
recommended

Additional components (sine wave) in design.

Dynamic braking.
Additional cost for installation
Availability in market
Space requirement inside substation
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REMARK
Lowest compared to other options
Maximum allowable distance between VFD
& Motor is approx. 300 Mtr (Max.)
Sine wave filter: Issue related to design &
rating, life cycle, uncertainty of proper
working.
Additional circuits & Resistor bank required
achieving dynamic braking.

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Table 6.3 VFD WITH MULTIVEL VOLTAGE OUTPUT


DESCRIPTION
Cost
Distance limitation between VFD and motor
Additional components (Filters)
Dynamic braking
Space requirement inside substation
Installation and maintenance
CONCLUSION

OPTION-I
Unfavorable
Favorable

OPTION-II
Unfavorable
Favorable

OPTION-III
Unfavorable
Favorable

Favorable

Favorable

Favorable

Partially
Favorable
Unfavorable
Favorable

Partially
Favorable
Unfavorable
Favorable

Partially
Favorable
Unfavorable
Favorable

Recommended

Partially
Recommended

Recommended

REMARK

No additional component required to


increase distance limit.
Additional braking circuit with resistor bank
required to achieve dynamic braking.*
Fit and forget (as claimed by vendors)
Technically most suitable VFD for all power
reticulation options

* No braking circuit & resistor bank required in some drives available in market to achieve dynamic braking by dual frequency brake.

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Table 6.1 VFD WITH ACTIVE FRONT END


DESCRIPTION
Cost
Distance limitation between VFD and motor
Additional components (Filters)
Dynamic braking
Space requirement inside substation
Installation and maintenance
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OPTION-I
Unfavorable
Unfavorable

OPTION-II
Unfavorable
Unfavorable

OPTION-III
Unfavorable
Unfavorable

Favorable

Favorable

Favorable

Favorable
Favorable
Favorable
Not
Recommended

Favorable
Favorable
Favorable

Favorable
Favorable
Favorable
Not
Recommended

Recommended

REMARK
No distance limit
No additional component required to
increase distance limit.

Fit and forget (as claimed by vendors)

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CONCLUSION:

From Above description in table 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 & 6.4, it may be observed that;
VFD with multilevel output seems only option available that is suitable for Power reticulation scheme proposed Option-I &
Option-III.
VFD with multilevel output may be recommended for Power reticulation scheme proposed Option-II as it does not perform
any value addition to system by keeping VFDs near to conveyor motors. Hence, VFD with active front end is suitable for power
reticulation scheme proposed in Option-II.

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SUMMARY
The report shows that scheme proposed for power reticulation is dependent on reliability of electrical system / reliability of port
operation, Installation cost / feasibility, ease of operation & maintenance of Electrical system including VFDs, type of VFD
system,.
Overall summary of the report is illustrated in table 7.1

7.1

OPTION-I AS PER BASIC ENGINEERING


Option-I is replication of power reticulation of existing T1 terminal that is in operation satisfactorily. But conveyor motors are
without VFDs that puts the proposed reticulation system. As illustrated in table 6.3, VFD option is available for Option-I scheme
to run satisfactorily.
System cost is lower than scheme proposed in Option-II yet higher than Option-III.

7.2

OPTION-II SUGGESTED BY BMT WBM


Option-II scheme primarily focuses on conveyor system isolation and local operation that looked fair for operation
reliability/continuity in case of any fault. But as described in report (4.3.1), there are certain demerits in proposed system that
cannot be overlooked.
Referring to quantification, Option-II scheme seems a costliest option out of all three.
Also, as illustrated in Point 6.0, costlier VFD system has to be used even though VFDs are placed within allowable distance
between VFD & Motor due to achieve dynamic braking in absence of mechanical brakes.

7.3

AN ALTERNATE, OPTION-III
Option-III scheme is alike to Option-I of basic engineering scheme. It covers major benefits of full redundancy, lowest cost out of
all other options, conveyor isolation by simple interlocking.
Lesser number of locations for major electrical installations gives better reliability.

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RECOMMENDATION
The study shows that Option-III scheme for Power reticulation is most suitable in terms of technical reliability, operation and
maintenance convenience as well as overall economics for T0 expansion at AAPCT. Hence, we recommend Option-III for its
benefits as summarized in report.

10.0 ANNEXURE-I
Annexure-I is attached.

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