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Temporary Paralleling of Transformer for Changing Over Supply

I have two 415V busbars separated by a bus section which is normally open. Busbar 1 and busbar 2 are normally fed separately by transformer 1 and transformer 2 respectively. Both transformer's HV side are from the same 11kV board. Both transformers are of the same manufacturer, model, ratio, tap and vector group. My present arrangement when carrying out maintenance on either transformer is to first switch off the transformer and its LV board before closing the bus section CB. This causes momentary supply interruption to the loads connected. Since both transformers are actually identical, can I actually just close the bus section CB first thus temporarily paraleling the transformers before switching OFF the particular transformer I would like to service? Are there any dangers or considerations? Since both are identical I think it should be ok but my colleagues are of a different opinion as this was not the practice before. Would appreciate any ideas and discussions on this.
If the bus section is a fully rated circuit breaker and the rest of the panel has been maintained to manufacturers specification then you will be afforded some protection if there is a problem but as you have listed all the major considerations you should as you say be able to parallel the two transformers. They could be run like this indefinately if there is some form of directional protection installed as well. You will need to consider the fault level though as this may be increased whilst the parallel is on and your LV gear may not be rated. So long as the HV supply to the transformers have no break between them, no problem. Its something Ive done many times. If you havent paralleled the LV before make a check of the bus-bar phasing. I once came across a board where 2 transformers had correct phase rotation but were 120 degrees out of phase IE Red -> Yellow Yellow -> Blue Blue -> Red Switching dead never showed the problem, fortunately we tested before going for it live. (It took a fair amount of time to put right though) Mechelecs comment about fault levels is valid, but so long as the paralleled time is kept to a minimum it shouldnt be a problem. Youd be very unlucky for a heavy fault to occur just at the moment you carried out the switching operation. ACB's are ideal fore this kind of operation but some fuse-switches are rated at load make / load break, check up first This is a procedure that you really need to be careful with and understand the implications of doing.

as it has been mentioned the available fault current will increase when running with two transformers in parallel, this is very concerning and you should be looking to run like this for as short a time as possible. Also as you are increasing the available fault energy you have to be aware that if you do get this wrong and make a mess then there is a very good chance that things will go pear-shaped. Your panels may not be rated sufficiently to deal with this extra fault current. Phasing and sequence...... This is another risk with 3ph systems although your two sources may be in the right sequence, you may find however the phasing may be out. This would mean that you would close on and have a fault right there and you would be at the mercy of the grid protection. Your two sources are they referenced ? if not then you may find that frequency differences would cause trouble, the system would try to sync lock up through your 'breakers. Power companies may get very jittery about this as it may develop issues with their own network and cause problems to them. How critical is your process ? What are you supporting and can it survive a momentary dip ? Have worked on a system where we retro fitted a UPS to a bus panel and then carried out the transition so that no power was lost. This can be undertaken by some specialist companies that deal with this sort of procedure - Aggreko ?