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Merlin Gerin Ringmaster

VIP30, VIP 35 protection relays

operation, testing and


commissioning

version 001/ December 1999


contents

1. features of the VIP30 / VIP35.............................................................3


2. use and settings ...................................................................................4
3. current transformers.............................................................................8
4. connection scheme..............................................................................9
5. assembly and wiring.............................................................................10
6. technical characteristics.......................................................................13
7 testing of the VIP30/35 and use of the VAP6.....................................16
8. commissioning Ringmaster with VIP30/35 .......................................18

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1. features of the VIP30 and VIP35

self-powered protection relays Current transformers


The VIP30 and VIP35 relays are n CT’s 500/200/1
Mitop designed for use in distribution The VIP30/35 relays must be used
networks, mainly in MV/LV with the CT’s to obtain the specified
substations in which they provide characteristics.
VIP30 protection for upstream transformers. - The Current Transformers have 2
VIP35 They are self-powered relays ranges; according to the range used,
requiring no external DC power the setting current is adjustable from
source or batteries, making them the 8A to 80A or from 20A to 200A.
ideal solution for location in remote - The cross-section of the core and
simplified schematic of wiring
areas or where auxiliary supplies are the resistance of the winding are
connections
not available. adapted to protect the VIP30/35 in
n The VIP30 provides protection the event of a short-circuit.
against phase-to-phase faults.
t
n The VIP35 provides protection description
against phase-to-phase faults and n The VIP30 and VIP35 relays are
earth faults. mounted in a polycarbonate injected
casing which protects them against
dripping water and dust.
phase protection
Phase protection uses an IDMT The front is protected by a
setting that operates at 1.2 times the transparent cover fitted with a sealing
setting current (Is). Phase protection joint. The cover may be lead-sealed
on the VIP30 and VIP35 are the to prohibit access to the settings.
same. n Rotating selector switches are
1,2 Is I
used for setting. The phase setting
Phase protection curve, VIP30/35 earth protection current and earth fault setting current
Protection against earth faults are set directly in amperes. This
operates by measurement of residual means that the scale on the front
t must be adapted to suit the range
current based on the sum of the CT
secondary currents. used on the CT. This is done by
Measurement is carried out by a positioning a "setting scale label" on
CSH30 core balance CT mounted on the relay at the time of
the back of the VIP35 unit. Earth testing/commissioning.
protection operates with definite time; n The connections are made on the
the setting and time delay are back of the relay.
to> adjustable.

Io> I

Earth fault protection curve for


VIP 35

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2. use and settings

VIP30 relay front panel


1 2

phase VIP 30
overcurrent sensors:
200/1
S1,S2 to be used

a Is
22 28
18
15 36
12 46
10 56
8 68
b 80
(A) 1.2Is

VAP6
d test plug

- VIP30 front panel

phase overcurrent setting other functions


1. phase overcurrent setting area a. setting scale label (reversible)
2. phase overcurrent setting (Is) b. current transformer and range info.
c. VAP6 test plug
d. minimum time delay switch

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2. use and settings (cont'd)

VIP35 relay front panel


1 2

phase VIP 35
overcurrent sensors:
200/1
S1, S2 to be used

a Is
22 28
18
15 36
12 46
10 56
8 68
b 80
(A) 1.2Is

to>

d
Io> VAP6
25 30 38 test plug
20 48
0.3 0.35 0.4 to>
15 60 0.25
12 80 on 0.2
0.5
0.6
c
10
120 100 off 0.15 0.7
inrush 0.1 1 0.8 Io>
(A) current
earth fault delay (s)

- VIP35 facia layout

3 4 6 5 7

phase overcurrent setting other functions


1. phase overcurrent setting area a. setting scale label (reversible)
2. phase overcurrent setting Is b. current transformer and range
information.
earth fault setting c. VAP6 test plug
3. earth fault setting area d. minimum time delay switch
4. earth fault setting (Io>)
5. earth fault setting time delay (to>)
6. inrush current delay
7. tripping curve scheme

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2. use and settings (cont'd)

phase protection (VIP30 and VIP35)


1. phase overcurrent setting 2. phase overcurrent setting
area (Is)
All information concerning the phase Time-delayed tripping of the phase
overcurrent setting is grouped protection takes place at 1.2 x Is.
together in the upper half of the front According to the range used on the
panel. The section numbers detailed CT, the setting current is adjustable
on this page relate to the numbering from 8A to 80A or from 20A to 200A;
on the drawings shown on pages 4 & The scale label inserted should
5. match the CT and range selected.

earth fault protection (VIP 35)

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3. earth fault setting area F When the circuit breaker closes,
All information concerning earth fault energizing of the MV/LV transformer
settings are grouped together in the may generate aperiodic inrush
lower half of the front panel. The currents with a DC component that
section numbers detailed on this momentarily saturates the magnetic
page relate to the numbering on the cores of the VIP35 CT’s. Because of
drawing shown on page 5. this, each CT gives an erroneous
result and the sum of the phase
4. earth fault setting Io> currents (at the CT secondary
The setting is made directly in MV windings) is no longer zero. There is
amperes. false earth fault detection that may
cause tripping of the earth fault
5. earth fault setting time delay protection.
The earth fault protection time delay This is especially critical when the
is set in seconds. setting and time delay settings are
low.
6. inrush current delay
This selector switch starts up the F If the time delay settings are
inrush current delay (1s). The time below the values indicated in the
delay prevents tripping by the earth chart below, start up the inrush
protection when the VIP35 is current delay:
energized during closing of the
circuit breaker. The time delay is only Io> setting to> time delay
active for the earth protection and has 0.8 to 0.9 x Ia 0.2 s
no effect on tripping by the phase 0.6 to 0.8 x Ia 0.3 s
protection. 0.4 to 0.6 x Ia 0.4 s
n in off position: 0.2 to 0.4 x Ia 0.5 s
The inrush current delay is not
activated. The earth fault protection Ia = rated current of the transformer
operates according to the setting of to be protected
the selector switch (5).
n in on: position
The inrush current delay is activated.
In this case:
- when the VIP35 is energized, and
the circuit breaker closes, tripping by
the earth protection is delayed by 1
second.
- when the VIP35 has been supplied
for more than a second, the earth
protection is time-delayed according
to the setting (5).

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2. use and settings (cont'd)

other functions
a. setting scale label c. VAP6 test plug
n The label indicates the range for The test plug is exclusively designed
front reverse the phase overcurrent and earth fault for connection of the VAP6 which is
primary amp settings. It is inserted used for fast, simplified relay testing.
sensor sensor:
200/1 500/1 from the top, behind the transparent The operation may be carried out
S1, S2 to be used S1, S3 to be used part of the front panel. while the relay is operating since the
The label is reversible and is printed VAP6 and VIP30/35 provide the
Is Is
with the 200/1A range on one side, possibility of testing with inhibition of
18 22 28 55 70
and the 500/1A range on the other. circuit breaker tripping.
15 36 45
37 90
12 46 30
10 56 25
115
140
b. current transformer used
8 80 68 20 200 170 and wiring
(A) (A) The text is printed on the setting
scale label. It indicates which
secondary winding of the Current
Transformer is to be used in
accordance with the chosen range.
Io> Io> When the label is in position in the
30
25 38 62 75 95
20 48 50 120
slot, the text is hidden by and opaque
15 60 37 150 zone. It is not visible to the user.
12
10
80 30
25
200
300 250
F also refer to the "Current
120 100
(A) (A) Transformer and operating ranges"
- testing of the VIP30/35 using the VAP6
chapter.
-
- e.g. VIP35 setting scale label -
d. minimum time delay switch
n The circular opening on the front
facia gives access to a switch which
is used to time delay the tripping
order by at least 25 ms. The time
delay may be started up to prevent
the circuit breaker from breaking at
the beginning of the asymmetrical
phase in the event of a strong fault.
n It should or should not be started
up, depending on the type of circuit
breaker. The user does not have
access to the time delay since the
opening is hidden by the setting scale
label.

- how to insert label

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3. current transformers

Current transformers To obtain the performances Current transformer


indicated, the VIP30 and VIP35 must
be used with the current transformers
supplied on the Ringmaster range. S3
The relay/CT assembly must be used S2
together to comply with the technical
characteristics indicated, in particular: S1
- operation across the range
- tripping time
Wire the secondary winding according
- accuracy
to the desired operating range:
- short-circuit performance
It is compulsory for the CT’s of each range ratio wiring
of the phases to be of the same type. 8A-80A 200/1 S1-S2
20A-200A 500/1 S1-S3
CT’s specified for VIP30/35:
- 500/1 The secondary sensor has non-active
- 200/1 turns, the resistance of which protects
the VIP30/35 in the event of a short-
circuit in the MV network

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4. connection scheme

VIP30 wiring with Current Transformers


VIP30 The schemes opposite are given for
1 2 3 the wiring of S3. Wire the secondary
winding of the CT (S2 or S3)
according to the desired operating
range:
P1 5
S3
CT range wiring
L3
S2 6 8A-80A S1-S2
P1 S3 P2
S1 7 20A-200A S1-S3
CT
L2
S2 8
P1 S1
CT S3 P2 9
L1
S2 10

P2 S1
F do not earth the CT secondary
windings.

14

11

1 0V
2
MITOP -
+ 3

VIP35 wiring with Current Transformers


1 2 3
VIP35

P1 5
S3
CT
L3
S2 6
P1 S1
S3 P2 7
CT L2
S2 8
P1 S1
S3 P2 9
CT L1
S2 10

P2 S1

CSH30 2 12
1 Io
13
14

11

1 0V

MITOP - 2
+
3

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5. assembly and wiring

assembly of CSH30 core balance CT on VIP35 n Mount the CSH30 core balance CT
on the back of the casing using the 2
screws (G) so that the "Merlin Gerin,
F CSH30, 3123973, P2" marking is on
the visible side. Tighten the 2 screws
moderately.
CSH30 core In order to measure the residual
Balance CT current, the wires of the S1
‘A’
secondary windings of the 3 current
transformers are inserted through the
CSH30 core balance CT and
connected to the terminal rail.
n Connect (F) outputs 1 and 2 of the
CSH30 core balance CT to terminals
13 and 12 of the VIP35. The CSH30
core balance CT output is a low level
- view on A signal so the length of the 2 wires
G should never be more than 15 cm.
Terminal 3 of the CSH30 core
balance CT output connector is not
used.
n the CSH30 and its 2 thermoplastic
(G) ∅ 3 screws
are supplied with the VIP35.

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5. assembly and wiring (cont'd)

installation of setting scale label


n check the position of the minimum
Left position: time delay switch (d). The VIP30/35
Minimum time delay is is supplied with the time delay de-
not activated activated.
Right position:
Minimum time delay is
d activated
n slide the setting scale label into
position behind the transparent part
of the front face.
F refer to the section entitled
M
"choice of the setting scale label".
n make sure that the information
given at the top of the label (M)
matches the wiring of the sensor (S1-
S2 or S1-S3). This information is
hidden when the label is in position.
n make sure that it is pushed right to
the bottom of the slot.
d n to remove the label, use the hole in
the top, if necessary with the help of
the tip of a pencil or a screwdriver.

wiring Connection is made on the back of


the VIP30/35 to 6.35 mm terminal rail
connectors.

L VIP30/35 wiring with Current


Transformers
n connect the 3 CT’s according to
K the "connection scheme" chapter.
1 14 n for the VIP35, insert the S1 cable
of each of the 3 sensors into the
CSH30 core balance CT (J) before
connecting them to their respective
terminals. Insert the 3 S1 cables
through the same side of the core
J
balance CT.
n attach the cables of the unused
J secondary windings (K) to the plastic
clips (L) to prevent them from coming
S1
in contact with another conductor or a
metal frame. The conductors are
energized in operation and should not
be left accessible.

S1 S2
S3

CRc - wiring of VIP35 and CT’s.

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5. assembly and wiring (cont'd)

choice of setting scale label

for VIP 30 for VIP 35

front reverse front reverse

sensor: sensor: sensor:


sensor:
200/1 500/1 200/1 500/1
S1,S2 to be used S1,S3 to be used S1,S2 to be used S1,S3 to be used

Is18 22 28 Is Is18 22 28 Is
55 70 55 70
36 45 36 45
15 37 90 15 37 90
12 46 30 115 12 46 30 115
10 56 25 140 10 56 25 140
8 80 68 20 170 8 80 68 20 170
200 200
(A) (A) (A) (A)

Io>30 Io>
25 38 62 75 95
20 48 50 120
15 60 37 150
12 80 30 200
10 100 25 250
120 300
(A) (A)

S1-S2 wiring S1-S3 wiring S1-S2 wiring S1-S3 wiring

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6. technical characteristics

phase protection notes


operating setting 1.2 Is ± 10% 1
% of pick-up 93 % 2
storage time 20 ms

earth protection (VIP35) notes


setting ± 10 % or 0/+2 A 6
time delay ± 10 % or ± 20 ms 4
% of pick-up 93%
storage time 20 ms
inrush current delay 1 s ± 10% if activated

general characteristics
steady thermal resistance 110 A with CT sensor, 8-80A range
270 A with CT sensor, 20-200A range

1 sec thermal resistance 25 kA/1s with CT sensor, 8-80A range


25 kA/0,3s with CT sensor, 20-200A range

operating frequency 50 Hz ± 10%, 60 Hz ± 10%


operating temperature -25° C to +70° C
storage temperature -40°C to +85°C
weight 0.6 kg
release mitop 993250 cable length < 2m with 1 mm²

climatic resistance standard severity


low temperature operation IEC 60068-2-1 -25°C, 16h
low temperature storage IEC 60068-2-1 -40°C, 96h
high temperature operation IEC 60068-2-2 +70°C, 16h
high temperature storage IEC 60068-2-2 +85°C, 96h
fast changes in temperature IEC 60068-2-14 -25°C to +70°C, 5 cycles
operation in damp heat IEC 60068-2-3 56 days, 93% RH
salt spray IEC 60068-2-52 severity 1

mechanical resistance standard severity


vibrations IEC 60255-21-1 class 2
shocks and jolts IEC 60255-21-2 class 2
earthquakes IEC 60255-21-3 class 2
enclosure protection index EN 60529 IP54, (cover closed)
fire resistance IEC 60695-2-1 650°C

electrical resistance standard severity


1.2/50 µs impulse voltage IEC 60255-5 5 kV, note 3
1 MHz dampened oscillating wave IEC 60255-22-1 2,5 kV cm, note 3
1 kV dm
rapid transient bursts IEC 60255-22-4 4 kV cm and dm, 5 kHz burst, note 3
1.2/50(8-20 µs) hybrid wave IEC 61000-4-5 2 kV, 42 ohms, note 3
electrostatic discharge IEC 60255-22-2 8 kV in air,
6 kV on contact
HF electromagnetic field IEC 60255-22-3 30V/m not modulated, 27 to 1000 MHz

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6. technical characteristics (cont'd)

phase protection tripping curve

n The curves opposite indicate the


typical, minimum and maximum
s values of the VIP 30/35 phase
100 protection tripping time. The current
is given as multiples of the setting
current (Is). The time is given in
seconds.

n a few characteristic times:


current t min t typ t max
2 Is 12 s 17 s 22 s
5 Is 1.9 s 3s 3.8 s
10 10 Is 90 ms 0.13 s 0.17 s
20 Is 14 ms 20 ms 26 ms
30 Is 10 ms 15 ms 20 ms
F notes 4, 5

n operating setting:
min typ max
setting 1.08 Is 1.2 Is 1.32 Is
F note 1
1

0.1

max
typ

0.01 min

0 5 10 15 20 25 30 I/Is
1,2Is

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6. technical characteristics (cont'd)

notes
1. When the VIP30/35 is used with 4. The times are measured for a
Current Transformers, the 8-80A phase-to-phase fault which appears
range, and for I < 20A, the accuracy when the relay is already supplied
is derated in accordance with the (prior presence of a current in the
following characteristics: network that is greater than the
- phase operating setting: minimum operating current). In the
1.2Is -10% +30%. event of closing in the presence of a
The tolerance is mainly due to the fault, the tripping times may be
non-linearity of the CT’s for low increased by 20ms.
currents. The inaccuracy can reach The times indicated do not include
the limit above if the relay is only the mitop response time since it
supplied by one phase. This may be depends on the circuit breaker (the
the case during single-phase injection no load mitop tripping time is less
testing. than 5 ms).

2. Given for the operating setting at 5. The tripping times are measured
1.2 Is for a sinusoidal current.

3. Not applicable to the test plug 6. When the VIP30/35 is used with
Current Transformers, and for I <
30A, the accuracy is derated in
accordance with the following
characteristics:
- earth protection setting:
± 10 % or 0/+6 A
The tolerance is mainly due to the
non-linearity of the CT’s for low
currents. The inaccuracy can reach
the limit above if the relay is only
supplied by one phase. This may be
the case during single-phase injection
testing.

dimensions

22
80
179
48
*

139
127 6

159

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7. testing of the VIP30/35 and use of the VAP6

Overview of the VAP6

external mitop
The VAP6 is a portable unit which is indicators
connected to the VIP30/35 to carry n on: indicates that the batteries are
+ - out simplified testing. operating. Also lights up when the
The test can be carried out in the battery test is carried out by pressing
on battery test following two cases: "battery test".
- the VIP30/35 is already powered up n test in progress: confirms
test in progress by the CT’s. sending of the test current to the
trip phase overcurrent
- the VIP30/35 is not supplied by the VIP30/35.
CT’s. In this case, the VAP6 batteries n trip: it lights up when the VIP30/35
supply power to the relay. sends a tripping order (whether or not
trip the circuit breaker is inhibited).
inhibition earth fault The test consists of:
- injecting a current to simulate a "external mitop" output
phase fault. This feature may be used to connect
- injecting a current to simulate an an external MITOP trip coil which
earth fault VIP30 trip trip
VIP35 inhibition earth fault (VIP35). could be used to operate a timer etc.
test VIP300 circuit breaker - checking tripping. The external coil is triggered at the
VIP50 mitop
phase VIP37 external
mitop
F refer to the description of the test same time as the circuit breaker
overcurrent
in the section entitled "test sequence" MITOP. The trip inhibit button does
VIP11,11R
VIP12R F the VAP6 is supplied by batteries. not affect the external coil.
test VIP13 circuit breaker Therefore the parts of the VIP30/35
VIP17 mitop
phase VIP200,201 that run on AC current are not batteries
overcurrent
checked using this method (input and n the batteries are normally
VAP 6 supply circuits). deactivated and are automatically
activated when the VAP6 is
- facia of the VAP6 push-buttons connected to the VIP30/35.
n battery test: if the batteries are They are activated in the following
healthy, the "on" indicator lights up cases:
when the button is pressed. - pressing the "battery test" button.
n phase overcurrent: Sends the - direct connection to the VIP30/35.
phase overcurrent test current, which
is equivalent to 20 times the setting n to install or change the batteries,
current Is. open the unit by removing the 4
n earth fault: Sends the earth fault screws on the bottom of the unit. Be
test current. The current is equivalent sure to use the correct polarities.
to a current greater than the highest
of the Io> settings. technical characteristics
n trip inhibition: By pressing and supply: 3 x 9V 6LR61
holding this button down the relay can batteries
be tested with the VAP6 without weight: 0.45 kg
tripping the circuit breaker. This dimensions: 93x157x45
facility will inhibit the circuit breaker
tripping even if a real fault occurs
during the test.

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7. testing of the VIP30/35 and use of the VAP6 (cont'd)

VAP6 test sequence


n press the "phase overcurrent"
The test may be carried out with or button to send the phase protection
without the relay energised by the test current.
Ringmaster current transformers, and - continue pressing the button
all the relay settings are effective. throughout the duration of the current.
During the test, the relay remains - the VAP6 "test in progress"
operational and will give a tripping indicator lights up to confirm the
order in the event of a fault, unless sending of the current to the
the "trip inhibition" button is pressed. VIP30/35 relay.
- the VAP6 red "trip" indicator lights
n connect the VAP6 to the "VAP6 up to indicate that the relay has
test plug". The VAP6 batteries are tripped.
activated and the "on" indicator lights - the circuit breaker trips if it is not
up. inhibited.
F if the "phase overcurrent" button is
n press the "trip inhibition" button if held down after tripping, the
the test should be carried out without VIP30/35 maintains the tripping
tripping the circuit breaker. order. This is normal operation.
F be sure to continue pressing the In that case:
"trip inhibition" button throughout the - the VAP6 "trip" indicator remains lit.
time it takes to send the current. - the circuit breaker mitop is supplied
by the tripping order.

n press "earth fault" to test operation


of the earth protection (VIP35). Use
the same procedure as for the phase
protection test.

n disconnect the VAP6.


In order to save batteries, do not
leave the VAP6 connected to the
relay unnecessarily.

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8. Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 30/35

Factory tests: Reduced commissioning: Secondary injection:

All Ringmaster panel types are fully Since the system is fully tested it is Testing using secondary injection is
tested before leaving the factory. only necessary to prove the relay on used to test the following parts of the
These tests include the whole site at the service settings, therefore protection system:
protection system including current reducing commissioning time to a n The electronic circuit.
transformers, wiring harness, relay, minimum. n The integrity of the power supply
trip coil and the circuit breaker itself Once the switchgear has been of the VIP 30/35.
using primary injection to energise installed and cabled up, it is n The link to the mitop trip coil and
the system. impractical or sometimes impossible also the circuit breaker mechanical
Tripping tests are carried out using to carry out primary injection tests. It tripping mechanism.
different settings of the IDMT is suggested that for commissioning n The integrity of the switches on
and DT curves available on the relay. and maintenance purposes either of the front panel to ensure they
The tripping times are measured with the following two methods can be give the correct tripping times for
a chronometer and its accuracy is used. the curves selected.
verified against the theoretical times 1. Simple trip test using the VAP6
calculated. test unit (described previously). Caution:
2. Secondary injection using standard
n The ‘MITOP’trip coil must be used
equipment with an output filter.
only in conjuction with the VIP relay.

n Voltage withstand testing of the


auxiliary and control circuits at 2000V
for 1 minute should never be carried
out without disconnecting the MITOP
trip coil or the VIP relay.

n Secondary injection facilities are


provided on the terminal rail in the LV
pilot cable box.

n No external connections should be


made to the VIP30/35 or the MITOP
trip coil.

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Test set connections:
The injection set is connected to the VIP 30/35 relay without disconnecting the
CT’s.
This is done via the sockets on the terminal rail located in the LV compartment.

Phase overcurrent connections:


To test the overcurrent protection the connection should be made across two
CT’s (C11-C31. C31-C51, C51-C11).

Earth fault connections:


To test the earth fault protection, the connection should be made across one
CT (C11-C10, C31-C30, C51-C50).
These numbers should be cross checked with the relevant circuit breaker
schematic diagram. Terminals L1 and L4 (not shown above - see Ringmaster
selection guide) give access to a normally open contact, which is normally
openwhen the CB is in the open position. This can be used to connect a timing
device to measure the opening time of the relay and circuit breaker.
The type of test plug used to connect to the DIN rail connectors is a standard
4mm 10A test plug.
Note: When using a secondary injection set with VIP 30/35 a filter (e.g. Foster
SF30) should be used to improve the wave form. If a filter is not used the
operating time of the relay may not follow the theoretical operating times.

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8. Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 30/35

89L 52 89R

VIP 30
C11 5 IDMT RELAY
L3
6
C110 7
51
C10 L2
8
C31 9
L1
10
C130

C30

C51

C150

C50

14

11

MITOP COIL 4

K8 K8 1
0v
K11 K11 K11 K11 - 2

K9 K9 K9
+ 3
K9
ITC

K7 K7

Schematic diagram for VIP 30

89L 52 89R

VIP 35
C11 5 IDMT RELAY
C210 L3
6
C110 7 51/51N
L2
C10 8

C31 9
C230 L1
10
C130

C30

C51

C250
C150

C50 2 12
1 13
C90 14

REMOVABLE EARTH LINK 11

MITOP COIL 4

K8 K8 1
0v
- 2
K11 K11 K11 K11

+
3
K9 K9 K9 K9
ITC

K7 K7

Schematic diagram for VIP 35

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8. Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 30/35

Recommended test 1. Setting check:


procedure for
- Set the current to be injected ( a
secondary injection: true RMS ammeter should be
used to measure the current).
The test procedure outlined here is
only a guide and may need modifying - The CB should then be closed
to suit the different test sets available. and the counter/timer reset. The
The manufacturers instructions current should then be applied.
should be read before attempting to
secondary inject the VIP30/35 relay. - When the CB has operated, the
applied current should be turned
The VIP30/35 relays can be off if not done automatically.
secondary injected like any
conventional 1A relay, therefore the - The time shown on the counter
output recommended for 1A relays display includes the operating
should be used. time of the circuit breaker
(approx. 90ms) The actual relay
Calculate the secondary current to be operating time can then be
injected from the equivalent primary calculated by subtracting this
current, taking into account the CT’s time from the counter reading.
used .

With the VIP 30/35 connected so as


to present the correct burden, the
following test can be carried out:

RN2c / RE2c RN2c / RE2c


CT Ratio 200/1A CT Ratio 500/1A

Minimum operating current Minimum operating current


= 20A = 80A
Secondary Equivalent Secondary Equivalent
injected Primary Injected Primary
current current current current
40mA 8A 40mA 20A
50mA 10A 50mA 25A
60mA 12A 60mA 30A
75mA 15A 74mA 37A
90mA 18A 90mA 45A
110mA 22A 110mA 55A
140mA 28A 140mA 70A
180mA 36A 180mA 90A
230mA 46A 230mA 115A
280mA 56A 280mA 140A
340mA 68A 340mA 170A
400mA 80A 400mA 200A

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8. Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 30/35

Customer Site
Commissioning test
record: Contact Ref. Panel

Secondary injection of Merlin Gerin Relay type Relay Serial No.


VIP30/ VIP 35 self powered
overcurrent / earth fault relay Current transformers

ü tick as appropriate
200/1A o
500/1A o

Note : Ensure CT connections are made for the appropriate ratio and that the
Scale labels are inserted correctly to match the ratio selected.

Indicate on the diagram below actual settings. Carry out tests and record the
results in the table provided.

for VIP 30 for VIP 35

front reverse front reverse

sensor: sensor: sensor:


sensor:

S1,S2 to be used S1,S3 to be used S1,S2 to be used S1,S3 to be used

Is18 22 28 Is Is18 22 28 Is
55 70 55 70
36 45 36 45
15 37 90 15 37 90
12 46 30 115 12 46 30 115
10 56 25 140 10 56 25 140
8 80 68 20 170 8 80 68 20 170
200 200
(A) (A) (A) (A)

Io>30 Io>
25 38 62 75 95
20 48 50 120
15 60 37 150
12 80 30 200
10 100 25 250
120 300
(A) (A)

S1-S2 wiring S1-S3 wiring S1-S2 wiring S1-S3 wiring

phase VIP 30 phase VIP 35


overcurrent sensors: overcurrent sensors:
200/1 200/1
S1,S2 to be used S1, S2 to be used

Is Is
22 28 22 28
18 18
15 36 15 36
12 46 12 46
10 56 10 56
8 68 8
80 80 68
(A) 1.2Is (A) 1.2Is

to>

VAP6
Io> VAP6
test plug 25 30 38 test plug
20 48
0.3 0.35 0.4 to>
15 60 0.25 0.5
12 80 on
0.2 0.6
10
120 100 off 0.15 0.7
inrush 0.1 1 0.8 Io>

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earth fault
(A) current
delay (s)

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8. Commissioning Ringmaster with VIP 30/35

Commissioning test
record:

1. Operating time and curve


check at final settings.

Inject the test current into the


relay for each phase in turn and
note the operating times.

2. Instantaneous trip check


EF

Inject the appropriate test current


into the relay and ensure the
correct instantaneous response.

Phase A-B Phase B-C Phase C-A EF

1. Operating time at final selected


setting
2. Current level to trip EF (VIP35 only)

3. Commissioning test record

Check test facility using VAP6 o

Commissioning engineer Date .

Customer witness Date .

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