SUBSTATION COMMISSIONING COURSE Page 3 of 60
This module will detail the requirements for performing electrical andmechanical tests on the MV circuit breakers. The purpose of the test, testingrequirements and procedures are presented.This module will introduce the NETA acceptance testing procedures for circuit breakers comprising of mechanical and visual inspections, electricaltesting and test data analysis. General guidelines for acceptance testing will be presented. When equipment specific instructions are required theequipment manuals should be consulted.Circuit breaker are used to control power flow and designed to interruptshort circuit current with the use of protective relays. An understanding onthe theory of operations, functions, types and ratings are discussed and thisinformation will be useful when performing acceptance tests. The discussionwill be applicable to the medium voltage class, station type and indoor /outdoor circuit breakers. Circuit breakers for application in Gas InsulatedSubstation (GIS) and generator circuit breakers are not discussed.It is beyond the scope of this module to discuss the details of circuit breaker design and their arc extinguishing technologies. Any breaker designdiscussions will be limited in scope.
By the end of this module the participants will have the basic skills to perform acceptance testing on circuit breakers, conduct visual andmechanical inspections, perform insulation resistance tests, dielectricwithstand test, contact resistance test, timing test, operational tests, controlcircuit checks, power factor test and completing the inspection / test formsand conducting an assessment of the test data.Module 4 Commissioning Circuit Breakers 3 of 60