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Rev No 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5

Date 12 March 10 8 Sep 10 2 Dec 10 23 May 11 28 Sept 11 For Comments

Description G Lintvelt G Lintvelt G Lintvelt G Lintvelt G lintvelt


For Comments shorten wording Adding power Meters Adding AB comments Updating of IEC standards

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APPROVAL SCHEDULE Name A Burn T Sertic G Brook T Prinsloo G Lintvelt M v Schalkwyk B Biggs TBA K Wiehl Designation RBP Projects Engineering Manager Senior Project Manager Project Team Senior Project Manager Engineering Manager Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineer Pr Instrumentation Engineer Mining Engineer Mechanical Engineer Signature Date

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INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................4 DESIGN BASIS ........................................................................................................................4 PERMANENT ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION ............................................................6 SUBSTATIONS ........................................................................................................................9 STANDARDISATION ............................................................................................................. 17 INSTALLATION ...................................................................................................................... 17 AIRCRAFT WARNING LIGHTS ............................................................................................. 17 APPENDIX A.......................................................................................................................... 18

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 This document replaces the previous design criteria of April 2008 created in the Styldrift feasibility study. The reason for the change is due to the guideline specifications and IEC standards that have changed since the original document was drafted. The previous design criteria of April 2008 were also vague in some areas which are addressed in this document. 1.2 Change of ownership occurred in 2010. This brought with it a new approach challenging some of the Anglo Platinum specifications. This said that where savings cost can be realised without compromising the safety of personnel and the integrity of equipment then the specification could be changed. 1.3 The approach taken now is to update the design criteria as the project proceeds. This is not an unusual approach because standards / guidelines do changes regularly. This document details the design criteria which will be applied to the electrical portion of the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine Styldrift Merensky Phase 1 Project. 1.4 All project role players will be encouraged to continually use energy accounting practices and methodologies to ensure sustained energy savings. All relevant South African energy Efficiency Codes and Standards of Best Practices together with relevant Building Regulations, Health and Safety Legislation and all other pertinent statutory requirements will be adhered to. 1.5 The various energy efficiency recommendations described in this document are regarded as a minimum for existing and future loads. Energy efficiency should be coordinated across the Styldrift project to ensure commonality of energy efficient equipment, spares etc. 1.6 This document shall be read in conjunction with other specifications prepared for the project and the requirements of the applicable codes, standards, and regulations.

DESIGN BASIS 2.1 The basis of the design will be in accordance with; The Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 and Regulation (as amended) The Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (as amended)

2.2 In addition to the above, compliance with the latest amendments of the following organizations codes and standards shall be considered a minimum requirement. In the event of differing requirements between codes and standards, the most stringent code or standard shall apply. The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers South African Bureau of Standards (SANS) British Standards Institute (BS) International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

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2.3 When a conflict in requirements arises between this specification and other referenced documents, the following order of precedence shall apply: Project Works information sheet Construction drawings Special conditions of contract General conditions of contract This specification

2.4 The following specifications referred to as guidelines Anglo Platinum specification AGS006 General Specification for Electrical Design of Surface and Underground Installations, Anglo Platinum specification AGS029-03 Vendor Quality Assurance, Anglo Platinum specification AGS057-04 Design, Construction and Maintenance of Electrical Substations and MCC Rooms, Anglo Platinum Safety Standards ASS004, Anglo Platinum Electrical Engineering (AEL) technical specifications.

2.5 The following basic conditions will apply; The selection of electrical equipment shall be governed by fit for purpose, safety, reliability, maintainability of spares and service, compatibility with specified future expansion, design margins, suitability for environment, economic considerations, and past service history. The metric system of units shall be used. English language shall be used for all drawings, texts and communications.

2.6 The following service conditions will apply; Table 1 shown in Appendix A, details the standard requirements for ingress protection for equipment selected, modified or designed. All materials and equipment shall be in accordance with the following standards, (i) IEC 60144, entitled: Degrees of protection of enclosures for low voltage switchgear and control gear, (ii) IEC 60529, entitled: Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures, degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) and (iii) IEC 60536, entitled: Classification of electrical and electronic equipment with regard to protection against shock. Equipment shall be so designed, constructed and tested to meet with design criteria for installation at an elevation of 1800 m above sea level, as a standard, unless otherwise stated. The maximum ambient air temperature shall be 40C, and the minimum shall be -6C.

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Equipment and materials shall be suitable for continuous rated operation under conditions stated above. The atmosphere is to be considered humid and dusty.

2.7 Design calculations shall be made to substantiate the selection and sizing of electrical facilities, e.g. transformers, switchgear and cables. Calculations will include: Plant and Unit Electrical Loads Load Flow Fault Calculations Power Factor Voltage Drops Relay Settings Cable Sizing Earthing Lighting Levels Noise emission Energy Efficiency

PERMANENT ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION 3.1 Source of power The load build up at BRPM will progressively increase and in 2012 will approach the firm 60MVA. The base case study for the feasibility study covers the Styldrift 230ktpm concentrator being installed at BRPM. This load increase will take BRPM over the firm capacity limit.

3.2 Eskom power 3.2.1 An Eskom substation (Styldrift) is to be located next to the mine and shall provide interconnection between the Ngwedi substation (MTS) and the Styldrift substation. The Styldrift substation will comprise of the following; 132kV outdoor isolators and busbars; 132kV/33kV, 2x20MVA, (YNd1) power transformers; 132kV/11kV, 2x20MVA, (YNd1) power transformers; Neutral earthing compensator (NEC) 360Amp 10 Sec; Eskom metering and protection.

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Expected Styldrift substation fault levels, including future additional transformers can be found in table 2 of AppendixA. (this is only a guideline)

3.3 Power Factor 3.3.1 Detailed studies shall be performed on the quality of electricity and the harmonic content of the system. Design of harmonic filters shall be carried out by professional electrical engineering specialists in the field of power quality. The Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the system should be lower than 1, 5 % with individual harmonics lower than 1 %. Energy efficiency prescriptions shall include detailed studies of the prevailing quality of electricity is performed and shall include power factor correction to at least 0, 96 lagging. The overall operating power factor at the site shall not be lesser than 0, 9 lagging, at all times. This is a minimum requirement which is prescribed by the Power Utility. In accordance with RBP energy efficiency prescriptions a factor of 0.96 lagging and never leading, is deemed a requirement. Power factor correction when applied to MV and LV systems shall use bulk correction capacitors connected to the main distribution switchboard and MCC bus bar system. Bulk correction capacitor banks shall be arranged for automatic switching with manual facilities for manual switching on to the bus bar system in stages, in order that the optimum amount of correction can be applied under varying system load conditions. Harmonic studies shall be required to assess the harmonic distortion of the supply system and to prevent resonance occurring by incorrect selection of harmonic filters.





3.4 HT Electrical power distribution 3.4.1 The secondaries of the 132/33kV Eskom transformers will be connected to the 33kV overhead lines via a 33kV single busbar outdoor switchyard feeding back to North and South Shaft respectively. The secondaries of the 132/11kV Eskom transformers will be connected to the Styldrift Main Consumer Substation. A 20MVA, 33kV/11kV (YNyn0) coupling transformer will be installed between the Styldrift outdoor switchyard and consumer substation. This will establish a firm supply to the Styldrift Mine. Each distributed load centre shall be equipped with its complement of transformer(s) fed from local HV switchgear, which latter may take the form of one or more ring main switches or, alternatively, conventional SF6 or vacuum circuit breaker panels. Where the distance between a transformer (or motor,etc.) and an isolatable switch supplying it, exceeds 200m, by the shortest practicable route, local HV switchgear shall be installed. An 11kV ring feed power supply shall be installed between the main consumer substation and the underground substations. Only one supply of 550V will be distributed via minisubs to various load centres at underground workshops, pump stations, conveying plant and battery bays .Four hundred (400V) will be supplied via lighting transformers.




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All mini substations shall be located strategically at load centres outside hazardous areas. An 11kV ring feed will be provided between the main consumer substation and the above mentioned mini substations. Two supplies of 550V and 400V respectively will be distributed. An 11kV ring feed power supply will be provided between the main consumer substation and essential switchboards feeding winders and its associated auxiliaries. Lighting and similar loads shall operate at 240V AC. derived from a connection phase to neutral connection of a 400V 3 phase 4 wire system. Primary distribution and switching for high mast lights may be use of three phase four wire circuits. In case of Eskom having a generation capacity shortage, Styldrift power distribution will be configured in such away to make emergency reserves available to Eskom in the form of interruptible load of TBA MVA at 33kV and TBA MVA at 11kV [equal to 75% of the NMD specified in the BRPM electricity agreement.]




3.5 Emergency power 3.5.1 In case of an Eskom power failure, the generator sets shall be arranged to start up and connect to the emergency substation busbar manually. Normally two or three generators will operated in parallel in order to increase the available power and to provide flexibility. The emergency generators will only be used to provide power to evacuate the mine, maintain ventilation and prevent the mine from flooding. The emergency supply objective is to align with the South African Telecommunications and Electrical Power Supply Authority (SATEPSA) and other guideline specific requirements: SATEPSA category 1: Protection of human life - Ensure the supply of emergency power in the event of a major power failure. SATEPSA category 2: Prevention of a potential health hazard Underground conditions to be maintained in terms of ventilation to avoid heat stress of workers and the potential accumulation of hazardous gas. SATEPSA category 3: Protect plant and assets - Maintain the integrity of underground infrastructure where possible, prevent flooding. Design criteria: Evacuate all underground staff within a 12 hour time period; where flooding poses a risk to human life, pumps must be able to run.



A CASTELL type key interlocking systems will be provided between the generator switchgear and the Consumer Substation incomers. The keys for each circuit shall be unique and shall in no way be interchangeable.

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SUBSTATIONS 4.1 General design 4.1.1 All substations shall be located strategically at load centres outside hazardous areas. Substation buildings shall generally comprise of elevated structures permitting the use of bottom entry switchgear with cable racking and trays below. Substation shall be equipped with filtered pressurising fans. Heat sensitive electronic equipment shall be located in a separate room provided with air conditioning. HV switchgear, within a substation, shall be divided into zones consisting of not more than 10 12 panels per zone. Each zone shall be separated from the next by means of a two-hour rated firewall fitted with a two-hour rated fire door. All doors in firewalls shall comply with the requirements of SABS 0139 in respect of Class B fire doors. Any cable and/or busbar duct passing through the firewall shall have a fireproof barrier fitted in the plane of the firewall. Lighting and small power distribution boards shall be located in each substation, buildings and at strategic locations. Where possible, dry type lighting transformers shall be located in basements to prevent heating up substations. The load centre HV and LV switchgear shall be installed in separate rooms divided by an effective (two-hour rated) firewall, except that where a load centre contains one transformer only (with no prospect of further expansion) the HV and LV switchgear maybe positioned in one room. All switchgear shall always be oilfree. Multiple transformers shall be located on correctly engineered bases within transformer bays, each bay being surrounded on three sides by a fire wall of adequate height. All transformers and minisubs shall have adequately designed oil catchment, bund walls, and stone fill and drainage valves.

4.1.2 4.1.3









4.2 Outdoor Switchyard 4.2.1 This outdoor switchyard shall be for terminating the supply feeding North and South shaft respectively. The switchyard shall be fully fenced with personnel and access gates for heavy duty vehicle as required for the installation of equipment. 33KV single busbar outdoor yard The switchyard will accommodate the 33/11kV 20MVA, (YYn0) coupling power transformer. All circuit breakers will be provided with off load isolators, The isolators will be provided with early break contacts that shall cause the respective circuit

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breaker to be opened immediately if an attempt is made to operate (open or close) the isolator. The electrical protection systems to be incorporated into the various functional elements of the switchyard shall be in accordance with Table 3 in Appendix A. Protection relay panels shall be mounted in a separate building outside of the switchyard, but with direct access to the yard Operation of the circuit breakers shall be from switches mounted on a mimic panel inside the building.

4.3 Surface Substations 4.3.1 All substation MV switchgear shall have a double or single bus bar systems, which consist of removable three pole circuit breakers of the vacuum type having an interrupting rating of 31.5 kA (minimum breaking capacity), necessary auxiliary control devices, instrument transformers, relays and metering equipment. All MV switchgear shall be Arc-vented" The switchgear will be fitted with a vent duct allowing the gas to be released in the air outside the building. All switchboards shall be of the arc proof SF6 gas insulated type with fixed pattern circuit breaker panels equipped as follows: Spring charging motor: 110Vac from cable VT. Closing supply: 30Vdc from battery tripping units. Tripping supply: 30Vdc from battery tripping units. Incomer power meter, Schneider ION 7650 with Ethernet fibre and RS485 interface. (Main Consumer Substation Only) Feeder power meter, Schneider PowerLogic PM820 with a PM8M266 expansion module on all feeders. (Main Consumer Substation Only) Incomer protection relays, Vamp 230 with arc detection and reverse power protection. Feeder protection relays, Vamp 40 with arc detection. Integral cable earthing shall be incorporated on all outgoing circuit breakers only. (Integral cable earthing will not be required on the generator substation.) Pyrogen fire suppression systems will be installed in all incoming circuit breakers in accordance with the guide line specifications.




All cables entering and leaving the substation to be covered with fire protective coating as per AEL 056 - Fire Protective coating specification. Earth faults will be limited to 2 X 350A NEC on the secondary side of the Eskom transformers.


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When the generator is selected in Dead Bus or Maintenance mode, the earth faults will be limited to 300A by means of a 21.2 Ohms NER on the secondary side of the generators.

4.4 Underground Substations 4.4.1 All underground substation MV switchgear shall have a single bus bar systems, which consist of a fix pattern three pole circuit breakers of the vacuum type having an interrupting rating of 21kA (minimum breaking capacity), necessary auxiliary control devices, instrument transformers, relays and metering equipment. Direct acting shunt trip; Underground switchgear feeding non essential loads will be installed with under voltage relays. This will switch the switchgear automatically in the required position to start the emergency generators during power outages. All switchboards shall be of the arc proof SF6 gas insulated type with fixed pattern circuit breaker panels equipped as follows: 4.4.5 Spring charging motor: 110Vac from cable VT Closing supply: 30Vdc from battery tripping units Tripping supply: 30Vdc from battery tripping units Incomer and on goer protection relays, Vamp 40 with arc detection Integral cable earthing shall be incorporated on all outgoing circuit breakers only Pyrogen fire suppression systems will be installed in all incoming circuit breakers in accordance with the guide line specifications

4.4.2 4.4.3


All cables entering and leaving the substation to be covered with fire protective coating as per AEL 056 - Fire Protective coating specification.

4.5 Rating of Medium Voltage (MV) Switchgear 4.5.1 4.5.2 All MV switchgear shall be internal arc tested for 1 sec. Surface switchgear shall have a minimum breaking capacity (Isc) of 31.5kA for 3 seconds. Underground switchgear shall have a minimum breaking capacity (Isc) of 20kA for 3 seconds. All MV switchgear will comply with IEC 62271-200 and IEC 62271-100 standards. All MV switchgear will be rated for 11kV nominal voltage and 12kV rated voltage. All MV switchgear rated lightning impulse withstand voltage will be 95kV between phases and to earth. Note: For Altitudes above 1000m correction factors will apply.


4.5.4 4.5.5 4.5.6

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4.6 Underground Stations 4.6.1 11kV/550V Distribution transformers will be used for the Main Exhaust Vent Fan MCC, Primary Conveyor MCC, and the Clearwater pump station. Supplies to conveyors, drill rigs and pumps will be done via mini subs and gulley boxes. The Clear water pumps will be supplied via ABB AMC 11kV outdoor starter panels.



4.7 LV Switchgear and Control gear assemblies (MCCs). 4.7.1 LV switchgear will be installed to distribute power from step down transformers/minisubs. The switchgear will be located at the respective load centres listed below: 4.7.2 Underground substations. Underground pump stations. Surface sewage pumps and settlers. Surface mine water storage. Conveyors. Surface infrastructure.

LV Switchgear and Control gear shall be fully type-tested to IEC 61439 and IEC 61641 and its performance rating for the complete assembly. Enclosures shall be the general purpose type for indoor service, or weatherproof type for outdoor and underground service as required. Underground MCCs shall be constructed of galvanised or stainless steel or as specified by the Electrical Engineer. Each motor control centre shall have dual 525V - 110V AC control transformer of adequate capacity. The minimum rating shall be 2kVA. Each functional unit shall consist of a moulded case circuit-breaker and a motor starter certified to operate as a Type II co-ordination device fully tested to SANS 60947-4-1 at full operational voltage + 10% and prospective short-circuit current at that point in the system. All motor starters rated up to and including 200A shall be controlled by contactors. Motor starters above 200A shall be controlled by air circuit breakers. All motor rated up to 75kW shall be protected with a thermal overload. All motor starters rated above including 75kW will be protected by an electronic overload device. All MCC supplies shall be derived from the main 550V distribution switchgear. Main buses shall have a minimum capacity of 600 amperes. All MCC & distribution panels shall be equip with an integral earth leakage. Page 12 of 20






4.7.8 4.7.9 4.7.10


Automatic motor restarting following voltage dips will not be provided unless dictated by process requirements. Star Delta Starters shall not be employed on any drive. Whenever possible intelligent motor protection relays shall be used. In such situations the following will apply: Programming to be standard throughout the Mine. Unique plant control blocks must be accommodated in the plant PLC. Schematics must reflect two interposing relays to Simocode unit. One to monitor the field stop for indication and one for a field start facility. The start facility will only be enabled at the discretion of the respective plant manager.



Emergency shut down (ESD) systems and emergency stops will be hard wired back to the switchgear/MCC. Voltage for electric motors will be as follows: Rating Above 0.37kW up to and including 450kW Above 1500kW-5000kW Utilisation Voltage 550V 3 phase 11kV 3 phase


Note: Motors under 0,37kW may in special cases be 380V, 3 phase; however, 500/550V motors are preferred. The kW break point between utilisation voltages may be varied for individual cases where this will provide an economical advantage. 4.8 Distribution transformers (11kV/550 Volts)/Lighting Transformers (550V/400V) 4.8.1 Distribution step down transformers and minisubs will be installed to provide 550V power for conveyors, workshops, sewage pumps, and settlers. Lighting transformers will be installed to provide power to surface and underground lighting. 11kV/550V with NER (Surface and underground) 11KV400V Neutral directly earth (Surface)

4.9 Earthing and lighting protection 4.9.1 Earthing systems shall provide low impedance earth paths for earth faults, static discharge and lightning protection. The system will be designed and installed in accordance with the SANS Codes of Practice 10199 (2004) and 10313 (2008) in conjunction with SANS 62305 -1-2-3-4:2007 and IEC 62305-1-2-3-4:2006. Electrical earth mats will be provided at each substation and Eskom yard. Earthing underground will be via the armouring of the underground 11kV feeder cables.

4.9.2 4.9.3

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Earthing of lighting and small power systems shall be by means of an earth conductor integral within cable or conduit. Power circuits shall be earthed by separate earth wire connected to the earthing grid. Cables All cables will be in accordance with SABS using PVC low halogen with a blue stripe, all conductors will be copper. All surface and underground HV 11kV cables will be to SABS 1339 Type A XLPESWA insulated. Low voltage cables will be to SABS 1507 600/1000V grade having steel wired armouring. Power cables, in general will be 4 core underground, and 3 cores on surface. Control cables, in general will be 3, 4, 7 and 12 cores, but where required multicore 19 and 37 cores will be used. Earthling of lighting and small power systems shall be by means of an earth conductor. Lighting Lighting in industrial plant hazardous and non hazardous areas shall generally be by means of high pressure mercury vapour well glass luminaries mounted on the structures, directly beneath beams, or on platform mounted poles. No incandescent or other inefficient lighting technologies will be used. Where possible the most efficient lamp will be used to attain the required levels of illumination and use daylight whenever possible in lieu of artificial light. Luminaries will in general be of the 2 lamp 1500 open channel type, and in some areas dust/corrosion proof luminaries will be used. Where required, general lighting for open areas within non hazardous area industrial plants shall be by means of 250 or 400 watt xenon or equivalent floodlight luminaries mounted on adjacent structures or on strategically located floodlight columns. Where required general lighting for open areas within hazardous area industrial plants shall be by means of 400 watt high pressure mercury vapour floodlight luminaries mounted on adjacent structures or on strategically located floodlight columns. High bay type 250 or 400 watt high mercury vapour luminaries shall be used in appropriate non hazardous locations such as stores workshops etc. Strategically placed 25m high masts using suitable high pressure sodium floodlights will be installed.

4.10 4.10.1



4.10.4 4.10.5


4.11 4.11.1




Illumination levels will be in accordance with SABS Code of practice 114 and AGS006.

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Luminaries types Type of Location Surface substations Underground substations Conveyors surface Conveyors underground Haulages Stations Pump stations Parking Bays Offices

1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires Energy savings lamp 13W C/W body 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires 1500 open channel fluorescent luminaires


Emergency lighting will be provided in the surface substations, winder houses and control rooms to meet the legal and safety requirements. The source of power will be from dedicated UPSs located inside the substations. No emergency lighting will be installed on headgears or underground haulages. Cap lamps will be a requirement when working in these areas. No provision for lighting has been made on the access or roadway roads. Outdoor lighting circuits shall generally be controlled by photo electric cells. Manual override shall be provided to permit maintenance. Indoor lighting shall be controlled locally by suitably located switches. Cable racking The preferred method of cable installation is for cables to be installed above ground with vertical cable ladders and not in direct sunlight. Cables will be supported on cable racking fixed to pipe bridges or cable/pipe ducts where possible, or supported on purpose made pedestals Cable racking will be prefabricated using proprietary hot dipped galvanized cable racking. Galvanizing will be in accordance with AGS030. Cable racking underground will be limited to substations, conveyor head ends and other engineering infrastructure such as pump stations and the loading facility at the shaft. All other reticulation will be done with straining wire according to the guide line standard. Adequate segregation shall be maintained between different services. A separation of 600mm shall be maintained between parallel runs of instrument and electrical cables. Cables underground will generally be strapped to 10mm diameter straining cable along the full length of the haulages, wherever racking becomes unfeasible. Cable racks and trays shall be enclosed by removable top covers allowing adequate ventilation in the following situations: Covers are required for sun shields.

4.11.7 4.11.8

4.11.9 4.12 4.12.1







Cable rack plinths will be of a precast type.

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4.13 4.13.1

Cable route Cables routed underground shall be direct in ground, HV cables shall be laid at a depth of 1000mm to top of trenched. LV cables shall be laid at a depth 500mm to top of trenched.


Cable routes crossing roads will be done by means of pre cast culverts or PVC ducting. Communications between Styldrift and BRPM will be accomplished by means of a 24 fiber optic cable, installed under the 33kV overhead line system between the two complexes. Lighting and small power installations Lighting and small power in the substation buildings control rooms, offices, change houses, etc, will be surface/flush run conduit or cable. Conduit will be galvanised. 550 volt, 63 amp, three phase + earth power outlets shall be provided in workshops, winder houses, headgears and at strategic locations in plant areas such that all principal equipment locations can be reached by use of 50 meters of extension cable. Three phase, 4-pole, 525V, 50 Hz welding and power outlets shall comply with SANS 1239, and be installed at appropriate locations such as workshops, winder houses, headgears for supplying power to portable welders and similar loads. Sufficient circuits and number of outlets shall be provided in order that all areas of the building can be reached with a 30m extension cord. Sufficient 240 volt, 13 amp, single phase and neutral + earth convenience outlets shall be provided in all control rooms, winder cabins, domestic areas, administrative buildings, substation rooms, workshops and workshop offices. Cognisance shall be taken of Business Unit standardisation when specifying welding sockets and plugs. All outlets located within hazardous areas shall be certified for such locations. Styldrift underground ventilation fans Power to the ventilation fans will be supplied via the Underground 11kV fan substations which are fed from the Merensky Reef underground substation. The power to the fans will be supplied by means of a ring feed to ensure continuous power supply to the fans in case of cable or switchgear failure. Conveyors Surface and underground conveyors will be equipped with motor control centres, and instrumentation detailed in the Instrumentation Design Criteria.


4.14 4.14.1





4.14.6 4.15 4.15.1

4.16 4.16.1

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4.17 4.17.1

Compressor One 60kW compressor has been allowed for on surface, which will be supplied from a 550V minisub. This compressor will be used for the underground refuge bays. Pumping The underground clear water pumps will be fed from the main underground substation. The surface PLC /SCADA will monitor the dam levels and pump /motor status.

4.18 4.18.1


STANDARDISATION 5.1 For ease of maintenance and to limit the spare parts inventory, it is intended that as far as is practical, each class and category of electrical equipment and cables shall be of the same type and supplied by the same manufacturer wherever it is used on the mine. 5.2 When similar classes and categories of electrical equipment and cables are included in packages, vendors shall be required to purchase the same standard equipment

INSTALLATION 6.1 The installation of the electrical and instrument cables and equipment will be carried out under one or more subcontracts. Main equipment, cables and bulk materials will be free issue to the installation subcontractor but minor installation materials including fixings, brackets, steelwork for site fabricated supports, cable trays, conduit and conduit wiring, cables smaller than 6mm2, sand for cable bedding and cover, cable tiles, trench markers and all consumables will be supplied under the subcontract.

AIRCRAFT WARNING LIGHTS 7.1 Aircraft warning lights shall be installed on headgears, high mast lights structures as required by international and local regulations. After installation of the headgears, the aviation lights on the high masts will not be a requirement anymore.

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Table No 1: Ingress Protection derivation table

First characteristic numerical Protection against solid foreign objects Meaning for the protection of persons against access to hazardous parts with: Non-protected

Second characteristic numerical Protection against harmful ingress of water Meaning for the Protection against ingress of water Non-protected

IP 0

Tests No Protection Full penetration of 50 mm diameter sphere not allowed. Contact with hazardous parts not allowed. Full penetration of 12,5 mm diameter sphere not allowed. The jointed test finger shall have adequate clearance from hazardous parts. The access probe of 2,5 mm diameter shall not penetrate. The access probe of 1,0 mm diameter shall not penetrate. Minimum ingress of dust permitted (no harmful deposit) - Dust Protected

IP 0

Tests No Protection

Back of hand

Protected against vertically falling drops of water

Vertically dripping


Protected against vertically falling drops of water with enclosure o tilted 15 from the vertical Protected against o sprays to 60 from the vertical Protected against water splashed from all directions Minimum ingress permitted Protected against lowpressure jets of water from all directions Minimum ingress permitted Protected against strong jets of water, e.g. for use on ship decks Minimum ingress permitted

Dripping up to 15 from the vertical


Minimum spraying


Splashing from all directions


Hosing jets from all directions

No ingress of dust Dust tight


Strong hosing jets from all directions

Protected against the effects of immersion between 15 mm and 1m Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure > 1 m

Temporary immersion Continuous immersion

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Table No 2: Expected Styldrift substation fault levels table

Voltage Supply Points Point of Common Coupling (PCC) Number of Points of Delivery (POD) Point of Delivery (POD) Network Capability Maximum 1 Fault level Maximum 3 Fault level Maximum 1 Fault level (1 x 20MVA 33kV trfr) Maximum 3 Fault level (1 x 20MVA 33kV trfr) Maximum 1 Fault level (2 x 20MVA 33kV trfrs in parallel) Maximum 3 Fault level (2 x 20MVA 33kV trfrs in parallel) Maximum 1 Fault level (1 x 20MVA 11kV trfr) Maximum 3 Fault level (1 x 20MVA 11kV trfr) Maximum 1 Fault level (2 x 20MVA 11kV trfrs in parallel) Maximum 3 Fault level (2 x 20MVA 11kV trfrs in parallel) Value Styldrift Substation 4 33kV & 11kV Isolator Values @ 132kV 16.83kA 18.81kA 360A 3.34kA 720A 6.40kA 360A 10.03kA 720A 19.21kA

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Table No 3: Electrical protection SWITCHBOARD FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT

Bus bar System Incoming feeders (with supply side transformers and 11 kV neutral earthing NEC/ NER incorporated into its protection zone)


Bus bar differential protection Transformer Buchholz protection Transformer differential protection NEC/NER differential protection NEC/NER Over-current and earth fault protection Incoming feeder earth fault residual over-current protection 33 kV line differential protection Incoming feeder IDMT over-current and residual earth fault protection Bus feeder instantaneous over-current and residual over-current check relays Lock out relays Line side inter-tripping with 33 kV feeder breaker

Outgoing Feeders

High set instantaneous over-current and IDMT overcurrent protection Line differential protection Directional residual earth fault over-current protection Phase sequence and under-voltage protection Line side pilot wire send and receive inter-tripping auxiliary lock out relay

Bus Coupler

High set instantaneous differential over-current protection High set differential residual over-current earth fault protection

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