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GENERAL PERFORMANCE 4.16.1 4.16.2 4.16.3 4.16.4 4.16.5 4.16.6 4.16.7 4.16.8 4.16.9 Loading Nominal Voltage Taps Dielectric Insulation Levels Vector Relations Transformer Impedance Sound Level Losses Short Circuit Requirements

4.16.10 Auxiliary Power 4.17 ACCESSORIES 4.17.1 4.17.2 4.17.3 4.17.4 4.17.5 4.18 Bushings Bushing Current Transformers (BCT) De-energized Tap Changer Load Tap Changing Equipment Surge Arresters

CONSTRUCTION 4.18.1 4.18.2 4.18.3 4.18.4 4.18.5 Windings and Core Tank Grounding Wiring and Controls Control Cabinet 2

4.18.6 4.18.7 4.18.8 4.18.9

Radiators and Cooling Equipment Autotransformer Nameplate Oil Preservation Oil




GENERAL: This Technical Specification describes the requirements for one (1) three phase, outdoor, oilimmersed, three winding, 60 Hz, 345/138/13.2 kV, 477; 672; and 800 MVA EHV autotransformers for installation at LCRA TSC’s designated Substation (s). The autotransformer covered by this specification shall be designed, built, and tested in accordance with the latest applicable ANSI, NEMA, IEEE and EEI standards and shall include all additional features required by this specification.


PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: Autotransformer shall be 3 phase, three winding, 60 Hz, with ONAN/ONAF/ONAF cooling. The autotransformer will be used as a system tie autotransformer designed to operate in either a step up or step down mode, but will primarily be used for step-down operation. Contractor shall follow good engineering and manufacturing practices to produce a transformer, including accessories, which in conjunction with normal maintenance will provide safe and reliable service through a 50year life under the rigors of service in an electric utility power system. Contractor shall completely integrate all components into the overall transformer design, including but not limited to the LTC, all controller relays, monitoring, indicators, etc. Please note, ratings below are subject to change depending on project/site requirements, ratings shall be confirmed with LCRA TSC purchasing group and scope documentation. 4.16.1 Loading: 477.7 MVA HV to LV: 672 MVA HV to LV: 800 MVA HV to LV: 477.7 MVA HV to TV: 672 MVA HV to TV: 800 MVA HV to TV: 477.7 MVA LV to TV: 672 MVA LV to TV: 800 MVA LV to TV: 256/341.3/426.6//477.7 MVA @ 55//65° C rise 360/480/600//672 MVA @ 55//65°C rise 428.6/571.4/714.3//800 MVA @ 55//65° C rise 68.5/91.3/114.1//70 MVA @ 55//65° C rise (Minimum) 65/86.7/108.3//121 MVA @ 55//65° C rise (Minimum) 65/86.7/108.3//121 MVA @ 55//65° C rise (Minimum) 37.5/50/62.5//70 MVA@ 55//65° C rise (Minimum) 37.5/50/62.5//121 MVA@ 55//65° C rise (Minimum) 37.5/50/62.5//121 MVA@ 55//65° C rise (Minimum)

Voltage 345,000/199,20 0 GRD WYE 138,000/79,670 GRD WYE 13,200 Delta

3 PHASE CONTINUOUS FULL LOAD RATING (477.7 MVA) Class ONAN ONAF ONAF Temp Rise oC Winding MVA 256 341.3 426.6 55 H 286.6 382.2 477.7 65 X Y 256 286.6 37.5 42 341.3 382.2 50 56 426.6 477.7 62.5 70 55 65 55 65

Voltage 345,000/199,20

3 PHASE CONTINUOUS FULL LOAD RATING (672 MVA) Class ONAN ONAF ONAF Temp Rise oC Winding MVA H 360 480 600 55 4

0 GRD WYE 138,000/79,670 GRD WYE 13,200 Delta

403.2 X Y 360 403.2 65 72.6

537.6 480 537.6 86.7 96.8

672 600 672 108.3 121

65 55 65 55 65

Voltage 345,000/199,20 0 GRD WYE 138,000/79,670 GRD WYE 13,200 Delta

3 PHASE CONTINUOUS FULL LOAD RATING (800 MVA) Class ONAN ONAF ONAF Temp Rise oC Winding MVA 428.6 571.4 714.3 55 H 480 640 800 65 X Y 428.6 480 65 72.6 571.4 640 86.7 96.8 714.3 800 108.3 121 55 65 55 65

Approximately 1000 KVA of station service load will be installed on the autotransformer tertiary. An additional 60 MVA of reactive compensation, either reactive or capacitive, may be installed in the future. The autotransformer shall be capable of simultaneous three winding operation provided that the MVA rating of any particular set of terminals is not exceeded and that the current in the common winding does not exceed the 65 degree C rise, ONAN/ONAF/ONAF ratings. (Common winding current equals rated LV current minus Series Winding current at highest voltage tap connection). Autotransformer overload capability shall be 110% of maximum forced cooled rating for a period of four (4) continuous hours without increased loss of life. Components such as bushings, tap changers, winding leads, oil expansion capacity, gasketing, stray flux heating, etc. shall not be the limiting factors in the autotransformer’s capability to meet overloads. This design overload capability will be at an average ambient temperature of 30°C during overload and an average ambient temperature during the 24-hour period not exceeding 40°C. This design overload capability will be based on a transformer loading condition of 90% of the maximum forced cooled rating during the 24 hour period surrounding the overload. The autotransformer shall be capable of operating above rated voltage as specified by IEEE C57.12. The Contractor shall supply information to help LCRA TSC determine loading capacity and loss of life for the autotransformer. A minimum requirement for this information is as defined in the IEEE C57.115 standard, section 2.6. 1. Top-oil temperature rise over ambient temperature 2. Bottom-oil temperature rise over ambient temperature 3. Average conductor temperature rise over ambient temperature 4. Hottest-spot conductor temperature rise over ambient temperature 5. Load loss at rated load 6. No load loss 7. Confirmation of oil flow design 5

5 Vector Relations: Standard vector relationships shall be used. (See section 4. rms) Applied Voltage Test level (kV. rms) Induced Voltage Test Enhanced Level (kV. 4. The DETC shall be on the high voltage end of the series winding.16.5% steps with the LTC in Neutral position. Sixteen 5/8% steps above and Sixteen 5/8% steps below neutral position.Any other information regarding ratings for bushings.12 Table 5. oil pressure build up. gaskets.4) Common Winding (LV): Tertiary Winding (TV): 4.2 kV Common Winding Voltage (LV): 138 kV Grd Wye/79.5% in 2. rms) 345 kv 1050 1155 870 315 360 50 138 kV 650 715 540 125 145 50 15 kV 150 165 ------------50 Neutral 150 ------------50 See “Test” section for required tests.16.67 kV Tertiary Winding Voltage (TV): 13. BIL (kV Crest) Chopped Wave Level (kV Crest) BSL (kV Crest) Induced Voltage Test One Hour level (kV. that would constitute a limiting factor element for consideration in loading and loss of life calculations. tap changer.16.6 Transformer Impedance Impedance shall be as designated on the Purchasers Purchase Order Release. 4. 4. etc.3) Load Tap Changer (LTC): Common End of Series Winding: LTC +/.2 Nominal Voltage: Series Winding Voltage (HV): 345 kV Grd Wye/199.16.17. connectors and leads.4 No Taps Required No Taps Required Dielectric Insulation Levels: Autotransformer shall be designed to withstand the following impulse levels based on IEEE C57. 6 . (See Section 4.2 kV Delta 4.3 Taps: De-Energized or No Load Tap Changer (DETC/NLTC): 345 kV +/.17.10%.16.

12. 4. Loss measurement errors greater than + 3 percent will result in the rejection of the Contractor’s proposal. Factory tests that yield losses exceeding those guaranteed in the Proposal shall result in a credit to LCRA TSC. The maximum loss measurement error that is acceptable is + 3 percent as per IEEE C57.9 Short Circuit Requirements: The autotransformer shall be capable of withstanding the maximum current and associated mechanical and thermal stresses produced by external short circuits under the conditions specified in IEEE C57. The errors must contain all components of the error including probable calibration errors and other uncertainties in the measurement system.Tertiary shall be completely self protected. 4. The credit will amount to the differences (no-load and load losses only) between the tested and guaranteed losses times the appropriate loss cost. The data shall be traceable to the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology and calculated per Section 8 of NBS Technical Note 1204. Failure to submit a loss measurement system error or the submission of an error that is obviously erroneous will result in the rejection of the proposal. or at the 0 LTC position whichever has the highest no-load losses.225/KW $810/KW Guaranteed no-load and load losses shall be at rated voltage and Oil Natural Air Natural (ONAN) loading and at the 1 raise LTC position.020/KW $1. A system check to insure that all errors have been properly applied may be required. including the cost of losses. Auxiliary losses will not be used in the credit calculations. If internal reactors are used to limit tertiary short circuit currents. Tertiary impedance shall be designed so the maximum allowable fault on the tertiary does not exceed 750 MVA based on the 345kV and 138kV busses being infinite. Data shall be submitted by the contractor to verify the short circuit capability of the reactor design.00 Section 12. The following costs will be used to evaluate losses: No-Load: Load Loss: Aux. Guaranteed auxiliary losses shall be at maximum forced cooled rating.00-1993. Loss: $3. 7 .16. No price adjustment will be given to the Contractor for losses less than those guaranteed.16. The Contractor shall submit with their proposal. 4. those reactors shall be designed and constructed by the autotransformer contractor using the same high standards as the main windings.12.16.7 Sound Level: Autotransformer sound level shall not exceed 77dB for Oil Natural Air Natural (ONAN) rating and 80dB for maximum forced cooling rating as measured by procedures in NEMA TR1 for standard average audible sound levels.8 Losses: Autotransformer proposals will be evaluated based on total owning costs. the percentage maximum total measurement error for the no load loss measurement and the load loss measurement systems.

Fans shall operate at 240 volts. Incoming AC terminals shall be large enough to accommodate up to and including 2/0 AWG copper conductors. secondary. The Contractor shall also show evidence that the design will meet or exceed the requirements stated by either: (1) Submitting certified test reports covering two fully offset shorts per phase at rated voltage with the short circuit current limited only by the autotransformer impedance on a prototype unit.10 Auxiliary Power: 4.1 Bushings: ABB.) ABB #362W2000UZ or PCORE Equivalent 650 PCORE #POC650G3000CMS or LCRA TSC approved ABB Equivalent 150 ABB #025V0600WJ or 8 . and tertiary windings.10. Lights shall operate at 120 volts single phase. Heaters shall operate at 240 volts single-phase. Available fault current in control cabinet may reach 20.12.17. 4./Int. Short Circuit Characteristics. or (2) Submitting data and drawings showing that the successful short circuit strength design has been accomplished.3 The LCRA TSC shall provide the necessary station service power for operating the load tap changer and auxiliary cooling equipment. PCORE or LCRA TSC approved equivalent ratings that are required: 477. Section 7. The autotransformer shall be self-protecting without the aid of external impedance from a through fault standpoint.2 kV 362 138 25 BIL(kV) Supplier Cat. limited to two seconds.5 The AC neutral shall be electrically isolated from the equipment ground.ABB or PCORE 1300/1050 (Ext.10.1 A 120/240 volt.2 Instrumentation shall be operated at 125 volts DC which will be supplied by LCRA TSC.7 MVA High Voltage (345kV): Low Voltage ( 138 kV): Tertiary Voltage (13.10.16. 4.16. This design criteria shall apply to primary. either single or three-phase.16. 4.16.16.The autotransformer shall meet or exceed the requirements of IEEE C57. # . 4.00. 4. Incoming terminals shall be provided for single phase and three phase.4 The Contractor shall state all three-phase and single-phase kVA requirements in the proposal form.17 ACCESSORIES: 4-wire delta power supply will be provided to handle both three-phase and single-phase loads.000 amps. 4. 240 volt with separate neutral and ground conductor.

# .19 and C57.19. Tertiary bushings shall be located with all three bushings in a straight line./Int.) ABB #T345Z2000BD or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 650 ABB #T138W4000UU or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 150 ABB #025V0600WJ or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 150 ABB #025W3000BF or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 800 MVA High Voltage (345kV): Low Voltage ( 138 kV): Tertiary Voltage (13.) ABB #362W2000UZ or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 650 PCORE #POC650G3000CMS or LCRA TSC approved ABB Equivalent 150 ABB #025V0600WJ or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 150 ABB #025W3000BF or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent BIL(kV) Supplier Cat.1. The H2 and X2 bushings shall be in line with the centerline of the autotransformer base.1./Int.2 kV): Neutral: HoXo kV 362 138 25 25 Ampere requirement based on autotransformer over-loading: 4. Minimum bushing spacing shall be as follows: 345kV 138 kV 15 kV 4. # .17.ABB or PCORE 1300/1050 (Ext.2 Bushings shall be furnished in accordance with IEEE C57.ABB or PCORE 1300/1050 (Ext.2 kV): Neutral: HoXo kV 362 138 25 25 BIL(kV) Supplier Cat. 4.17. Bushings shall be mounted in a location symmetrical with the centerline of the autotransformer tank.kV): Neutral: HoXo 25 150 LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent ABB #025W3000BF or LCRA TSC approved PCORE Equivalent 672 MVA High Voltage (345kV): Low Voltage ( 138 kV): Tertiary Voltage (13.3 MINIMUM BUSHING SPACING FOR AUTOTRANSFORMERS Nominal Operating Voltage Minimum centerline-to-centerline dimension (At top of bushing) 128” 62” 24” 9 .

Contractor state the bushings proposed for each terminal with the proposal.5 Delta Winding: One (1) per phase 3000:5 amp MR C800 RF1. C1 power factor shall not exceed 0.0 Y: Three (3) per Bushing 10 . LCRA TSC requests proposal pricing to supply additional spare bushings for each different type proposed. Stud connectors shall be threaded type and shall have a minimum of two bolts for clamping.17.1. Additionally.4. PCORE. All bushings shall have test taps and be equipped with nameplates specifying factory Power Factor (%PF) test results. All bushings shall be porcelain standard creep and ANSI 70 gray.1.17.7 MVA: H: Four (4) per Bushing 2000:5 amp MR C800 RF=1. Connectors shall be minimum 4” by 4” pad or larger to safely handle maximum current levels on HV.6 4.17. 4.17.8 4. If a brand name other than ABB or PCORE is proposed.4 All bushings shall include a tinned bronze spade type NEMA pad stud connector. Therefore.17. Bushings shall be ABB.2 Bushing Current Transformers (BCT): The following BCT’s shall be provided: 477.5 HoXo: Two (2) per Bushing 1200:5 amp MR C800 RF=1.1.0%. The Contractor shall provide one PCORE test terminal for field dielectric tests on each bushing.5% and the C2 power factor shall not exceed 672 MVA: H: Four (4) per Bushing 2000:5 amp MR C800 RF=1. Bushings shall be oriented such that capacitance test taps are perpendicular to the local tank wall for ladder access from the ground. and tertiary applications.17. LCRA TSC may elect to purchase spare bushings from the Contractor.7 4. the Contractor shall furnish one spare bushing for each voltage class on the order as part of the base proposal.0 and One (1) 5000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. The terminal shall be rated for the continuous current rating of the bushing. Stud connectors shall be tin plated.0 Y: Three (3) per Bushing Two (2) 10000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.0 X: Four (4) per Bushing 3000:5 amp MR C800 RF=2. All bushings shall have C1 and C2 test taps.2 X: Four (4) per Bushing 3000:5 amp MR C800 RF=2. LV.5 4.

with ANSI standard ratio taps.13. Concentric Devices type 30CT04 or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.250 353.17.000 336.0 X: Four (4) per Bushing 4000:5 amp MR C800 RF=2.2.0 and One (1) 5000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. as specified in IEEE Std. in the control cabinet.5 HoXo: Two (2) per Bushing 1200:5 amp MR C800 RF=1.3 4.5 HoXo: Two (2) per Bushing 1200:5 amp MR C800 RF=2.0 4. Each DETC containing insulation that depends on oil impregnation of any material be subjected. Standard Requirements for Tap Changers.17.17. All leads from each current transformer shall be terminated on short circuiting type terminal blocks.0 Delta Winding: One (1) per phase 3000:5 amp SR C800 RF2. De-Energized Tap Voltages (with LTC in Neutral-Position) DETC HV LV Position Winding Winding 1 2 3 4 5 362. 4.17. and tap 5 to indicate low.17. Size 10 AWG. as per the latest revision of ANSI C57.3 De-energized Tap Changer: De-energized tap gauge indication shall read 1-5. DETC’s shall comply with the requirements of Category 2 DETCs.5 800 MVA: H: Four (4) per Bushing 3000:5 amp MR C800 RF=2.2.625 345. Each current transformer shall be mounted and wired in the appropriate bushing well. DETC shall be a Reinhausen or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.2.5 Delta Winding: One (1) per phase 3000:5 amp SR C800 RF1.0 Y: Three (3) per Bushing Two (2) 10000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. as a routine test. time durations and PD limits as prescribed in C57.0 and One (1) 5000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. Relay accuracy bushing current transformers shall be multi-ratio.2.1 4. C57. All CT leads shall be grounded in the control cabinet. 600V insulation shall be used for CT wiring to terminal blocks.Two (2) 10000:5 amp SR C800 RF 1. Tap 1 to indicate high.131.2 4. to a partial discharge test with voltage levels. tap 3 to indicate neutral.375 138000 138000 138000 138000 138000 11 .131-2012.4 All current transformers (CT’s) shall have fully distributed windings.

Designs that allow regulation through the core are not acceptable. The highlighted region depicts LCRA TSC’s scheme of raising and lowering taps based on secondary voltage.4 Load Tap Changing Equipment: The autotransformer and the on load tap changer shall be designed to operate in step up and step down modes.4. LTC tap windings shall be located on the common end of the series windings.750 4. 1) The LTC shall be provided in accordance with IEEE Std. 3) Door swings of any doors on the LTC compartments. Please refer to Figure 1 below for outline of required nameplate example nomenclature.1 The LTC shall provide +/. 2) The LTC shall include a protective circuit that senses when the vacuum bottle operates when it should not. 4. and control devices.17.17. The LTC shall be full capacity above rated voltage and reduced capacity (constant current) below rated voltage. The load-tap changing equipment shall consist of a low current resistance bridging device.327. including doors to be opened on side mounted LTCs.10% voltage regulation with sixteen . The LTC shall be a Reinhausen vacuum type VM or ABB vacuum type VUC or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.5/8% steps above and sixteen – 5/8% steps below neutral position. shall be noted on the outline drawing.131-2012. C57. a motordriven mechanism. Figure 1 – Nameplate Rating Outline Diagram 12 . The primary mode of operation of the autotransformer will be to maintain a constant low side voltage (138 kV nominal). The regulating winding voltage shall be fully distributed.

switches. Resistance bridging-type LTC shall include the following features: (1) Transition roller contacts and stationary contacts on the bridging device shall have copper tungsten arcing surfaces.4 Contacts. and all other components of the LTC mechanism shall be capable of continuously carrying the required current at any tap voltage. (See 4.4. The 16 RAISE to 16 LOWER nomenclature shall be used for LTC tap indication. Single phase LTC compartments are preferred over three phase.LTC control shall be implemented using the raise and lower scheme (16 RAISE to 16 LOWER).4.17.12 for additional info). 13 4.4. each LTC mechanism shall have provisions for lifting and removal from the LTC compartment to facilitate maintenance of the device.3 . LCRA TSC controls voltage levels based solely on the transformer secondary. (2) After contact separation the arc between breaking contacts shall be extinguished at the first current zero. If an in-tank LTC design is provided. Figure 2 below shows an example of the tap position indicator that conforms to Figure 1. the bottom of the interrupting compartment shall be located approximately three feet above the base of the autotransformer to facilitate maintenance of the LTC without use of ladders or scaffolds. Figure 2 – Tap Position Indicator 4.4.2 LTC shall be located in completely separate compartment(s) from the main autotransformer core and coils. 4. If the LTC compartment is external to the main tank. (3) The resistance bridging contact life shall be the same as the service life of the autotransformer.17.17.17. The inside of each LTC compartment shall be painted white to improve inspection visibility. either internal or external to the main tank.

17. The LTC paralleling control relay shall be a Beckwith M-0115A or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. The LTC manual controls shall be located on the same side of the autotransformer as the tap position indicator.10 The LTC shall have manual. If the hand crank or hand wheel is detachable.8 Current transformers for LTC shall be sized and provided by the manufacturer.17.11 The Contractor shall provide a ventilated weatherproof cabinet with hinged doors. and remote control capability via LCRA TSC supervisory equipment. automatic.4.17.4. a storage place shall be provided. In the “Local” mode.4. The tap position indicator will be labeled from ’16 LOWER’ to ’16 RAISE’ with tap position ‘N’ denotative of the neutral position.4. 4.4. In the “Remote” position. Mode of communication required is DNP.4. The LTC automatic control unit shall be a Beckwith M-2001B or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.12 The LTC shall have a tap position indicator with maximum/minimum drag hands.17. 4. it shall be electrically interlocked to prevent operation by the motor when the crank or spoke type hand wheel is removed from its storage position. The Contractor shall provide one manual. A ‘raise’ command will result in the tap indication moving in the RAISE direction.7 4.17. A ‘raise’ command shall cause the secondary voltage to increase and cause the tap indication to move towards 16 RAISE. The factory preset fixed dead band shall be one (1) volt. 14 .9 4.17. the LTC tap position will be controlled from the LTC automatic control unit.17. The Contractor shall also provide one manual “Remote-Local” selector switch to select between local or supervisory control of the LTC. If a hand crank or spoke type of hand wheel is provided.4.4.5 4. A ‘lower’ command shall cause the secondary voltage to decrease and cause the tap indication to move towards 16 LOWER. A hand crank or hand wheel for manual operation of the driving mechanism shall be provided. All cabinet and door hardware shall be non-rust stainless steel. It shall be a Beckwith M-0329B or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. An excessive circulating current lockout relay shall be provided to stop operation of the load ratio control motor before circulating current reaches an unsafe value.17. 4. resettable from ground level. “Raise-Off-Lower” selector switch for local operation of the LTC. LCRA TSC will provide dry contact inputs from supervisory interface panels to raise or lower the LTC tap position. The relay shall be Beckwith M-0127A or LCRA TSC approved equivalent low burden. The relay shall lock out the automatic operation only and provide a contact for lockout alarm. The relay is to lockout the automatic operation only and provides a contact for lockout alarm. sensitive AC current relay.4. The doors shall provide access to the control devices and have provisions for padlocking.6 4. An Under/Over voltage relay shall be provided to lockout the tap changer on under/over voltage conditions.

Circuitry from this device shall be provided to a seal-in relay. Trip contacts shall be identified on the drawings and wired out to terminal blocks for LCRA TSC use. A Beckwith M-2025 or LCRA TSC approved equivalent shall be provided for tap position indication into the M2001B main LTC controller and LCRA TSC supervisory. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4. The unit shall be equipped with test plugs to simulate a sudden pressure rise. All circuitry and relays associated with the sudden pressure relay scheme for the LTC shall be independent from the sudden pressure relay scheme for the main tank.16. so that the unit can be tested periodically. 4. However. Indicating light shall indicate SPR LTC (Sudden Pressure Relay .131 specified items: Model number of mechanism Type of drive mechanism Ratio of any series transformer LTC manufacturer name Model number of Mechanism Year of Manufacture Maximum rated through current of mechanism BIL Rating Oil Volume in mechanism compartment Type of transition impedance (resistor) Method of Arc interruption Type of drive mechanism A mechanical operations counter shall be provided and shall be accessible from ground level. shall be provided and wired to Contractor terminal blocks for LCRA TSC supervisory indication. Three separate signals.4.17. a 0-1mA signal. and 63X trip and alarm contacts shall be mounted in the main control cabinet. The sudden pressure sensing unit shall be a Qualitrol Series 910 or LCRA TSC approved equivalent Rapid Pressure Rise Relay.15 A separate nameplate shall be provided for and mounted on the LTC mechanism.4. Terminal block points shall be provided for LCRA TSC to supply 125volts DC exclusively to the LTC SPR seal-in relay. The seal-in relay shall be a Qualitrol Series 909 or LCRA TSC approved equivalent Seal-In Relay.2. varistors may be used to provide added voltage protection during transient conditions.13 The LTC shall provide tap position indication to both the main LTC controller and LCRA TSC supervisory.17 The tap changer ratings shall exceed all operating conditions at 110% as described in section 4.4. indicating light.17.4. reset button.LTC) trip and shall remain lit until the sudden pressure relay has been manually reset.17. The nameplate shall include the following minimum data in addition to the IEEE C57. a 4-20mA signal. This seal-in relay.4. 4.17. 15 .16 The Contractor shall provide one (1) sudden pressure sensing unit mounted on each LTC compartment. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. and a resistive network.

4.4.19 The LTC Motor shall be 120/240 volt.20 Mechanically operated electric limit switches and mechanical stops shall be provided on the drive mechanism to prevent over travel beyond the maximum raise and lower positions.17.24 The Contractor shall provide one (1) magnetic liquid level gauge with low liquid level alarm contacts for the LTC. The liquid level gauge shall have a six (6) inch dial.17.light gray in accordance with Munsell.17.18 A separate annunciator alarm shall be provided to indicate when the temperature of the oil in the LTC compartment is 3 degrees Celsius or greater than the oil temperature in the main tank at the corresponding level.22 An over current automatic-trip air circuit breaker with manual reset for control of the potential circuit to the automatic control devices shall be provided.17. which can be reset manually mounted on each LTC compartment.4.17. 4. The housing for all surge arresters shall be porcelain.4. 4. 60 Hz. Transformer Temperature Differential Monitor. 4.0/0.5. It shall be accessible and replaceable from the control cabinet.5.0BG 7.4.4. Surge arresters shall be 5.17. No transformer shall be required between the motor and its power source. 4. 4. The contacts set by the Contractor to alarm when the oil level drops below normal operating level.17.17.23 The Contractor shall provide one (1) automatic pressure relief device. and shall clearly label their purpose.17. 4. single phase. Acceptable arresters and their ratings are as follows: (Ohio Brass or LCRA TSC approved equivalent) Arrester Ratings Terminals Brand MCOV (kV) Duty (kV) 16 4.25 The Contractor shall supply trip contacts for LCRA TSC’s use per LTC manufacturers recommendations.5 Surge Arresters: Surge Arrestors shall be provided by the Contractor for all terminals 4.17.4. The magnetic liquid level gauge shall be a Qualitrol Series 032 Magnetic Liquid Level Gauge.2 . The automatic pressure relief device shall be a Qualitrol Series 208 Pressure Relief Device.4. Circuitry from this device shall be routed to the main control cabinet where alarm contacts and a local trip flag shall be provided. The motor shall be equipped with over current protection of 10 amps with a manual reset.1 The autotransformer shall be provided with metal oxide station class surge arresters. 4. The temperature differential monitor device shall be a Barrington Consultants Model TDM System An over current automatic-trip air circuit breaker with manual reset for control of the power circuit at the motor drive shall be provided.

The Contractor shall provide a surge arrester ground pad for each arrester in accordance with ANSI/IEEE C57. 17 . brazing.5.7 4.1. leads.4 4. All surge arresters shall be provided with a NEMA 4" x 4". joints made within the body of the winding layer or winding disk. H2. A joint is defined in this context as the physical joining of two or more separate winding conductors by means of welding. Joints are permissible at locations external to the windings. nicks or indentations. 4-hole terminal bronze or tin plated bronze pad.17.3 276 108 18 The Contractor shall provide rigid mounting for the arresters in accordance with Section 4. Y3 4. shall be round.17.5 4. X3 Y1.18.18 4. specifically at crossovers between layers or disks. The Contractor shall minimize the distance between the surge arrester and the bushing. rms.10-1988.5. soldering or crimping.H1. This includes internal current limiting reactors.18.1.2 All windings for Core and Coil type construction.1. Please note that tertiary shall be brought out on all MVA classes.5.17.18. and other current carrying parts.2.5. All surge arresters shall be designed with a pressure relief rating of 65kA. section 5.17. if used. The grounding pad shall be mounted on the side of the tank as close as possible to the arrester.6 4.18. dimensional tolerances and mechanical strength are within acceptable limits for the application.11-2005. X2.1 Copper or silver bearing copper conductor is required for all winding.8.1 CONSTRUCTION: Windings and Core: 4. (cross-sections). Internal joints.17. Contractor shall have an effective quality assurance procedure for verifying that conductors are free from defects in joints and that conductor burr.5. 4.e. Design of conductor joints and connections shall limit circulating currents and overheating such that abnormal aging or deterioration does not occur when the apparatus is operated within the scope of service conditions specified.5. All surge arresters shall be manufactured and tested in accordance with ANSI/IEEE C62.12. Contractor shall state winding material in their proposal.. H3 X1. 4.3 Ohio Brass Ohio Brass Ohio Brass 220 88 15. symmetrical. i. are not permissible unless the joint involves a single strand of a multiple (at least five) strand conductor. Y2.

18. 4.8 4.7 4. C ambient. Leads and lead supports shall be designed for all dielectric.18. Material quality assurance reports shall be made available upon request. Each separate core shall have a separate core bushing and ground connection.18.6 4. C at 30 deg.1. as though these voltages were applied at each tap 18 4.18. A warning plate shall be provided near this bushing stating. The Contractor shall have complete traceability on all material from receiving until final installation in the autotransformer. C ambient and 130 deg.” Coil winding insulation shall be Dennison paper for the entire length and thickness of all windings and leads.6 kV/mm (66.3 A core ground connection shall be brought out of the autotransformer tank through an appropriate device so that core ground readings may be taken without having to remove a manhole cover.’ All material used or proposed for use in the autotransformer shall be tested and shall have passed the autotransformer oil compatibility test using the method outlined in ASTM D3455.1. full load and 40 deg.4 4.Design shall have the following preferred maximum dielectric stresses in the high-low space(s): 1) 15.0 kV/mm (380 kV/in) during full wave impulse 2) 2.1. ‘Core Ground Must Always Be Connected When Equipment Is Energized.5 4. mechanical. Excessive edge or surface damage during manufacture may result in rejection of the core. The core ground bushing shall be clearly labeled on the autotransformer and shall be shown on the outline drawing.1. The maximum allowable burrs on the slit or cut edge of the electrical steel used in the core shall not exceed 0.18. and thermal effects that could be encountered.18.7 Tesla.1.18. The maximum temperature within the core at nominal operating voltage shall not exceed 125 deg. C for the condition of highest core over-excitation.0 kV/in) during normal operating voltage Exceeding these levels is allowed but shall be discussed during the design review. Core ground bushings shall be housed in a weatherproof metal housing. All material used in the autotransformer shall be subject to rigid quality assurance and control standards. Tap leads and series or parallel crossover leads and supports shall be designed to provide significant safety margins above the worst case dielectric stresses that would occur during specified lightning and switching surge and power frequency voltages. Magnetic cores shall be directly grounded without any impedance or fuse-like elements connected in series. Internal arrester elements shall not be used to protect any part of the windings.9 .7 mils. The design shall not permit permanent deflection of supports and leads due to forces acting on the lead during transport or service.1.1. The Contractor shall design the core such that the maximum flux magnitude in the core at nominal operating voltage will not exceed 1.

Tank and conservator shall be designed for full vacuum without deformation. male connector equipped with a cap.5 4. Wooden members used for core. line leads shall be designed to provide reasonable safety margins during these conditions.2.2 Tank: See “Indicating Devices” section for required gauges and monitoring devices attached to the tank.18. The pole will induce certain shear and bending moment forces to the tank cover.18. The drain valve shall have a built-in sampling device which shall be located on the side of the valve between the main valve seal and the pipe plug. The supports for 19 . not to exceed 3000 psi. 4. Autotransformer tank shall have two pressure relief devices. Direct permanent connections shall be used between the series and common windings of autotransformers. Shipping Covers are not acceptable. globe type. 4. A minimum of two manholes with bolted covers shall be provided in the top cover of the autotransformer. The sampling device shall be supplied with a 5/16-inch.7 Autotransformer shall be designed for skidding in any direction. Top of autotransformer tank shall be slightly domed to promote water shedding and shall have a skid-resistant surface. Similarly. which the arrester is protecting.18. All valves shall have a pipe plug in the open end.2.2. Tank shall be furnished with 2” NPT.2. 4.18.8 Brackets for mounting three (3) surge arresters near the high. on a 10 inch bolt circle. Manholes shall be round and shall be a minimum of 20 inches in diameter. bottom drain valve with sampling device. Devices shall have auto reset. Tank shall be designed for vacuum filling in the field with 3" or 4” NPT connectors.4 4.3 4.6 4.2. Fall protection equipment will be supplied by LCRA TSC and will consist of a detachable tie off pole mounted to the tank cover. Main tank cover shall be welded on.18. 32 threads per inch. 4.2 4.2. and 2" NPT upper filter press valve connections. and tertiary bushings shall be provided. visual indication and alarm contacts terminated in control cabinet. Additional manholes and/or hand holes shall be provided as needed for maintenance and testing.18. Brackets shall have three 11/16" mounting holes. low. coil or lead supports shall be free from knots and other defects. Arrester brackets shall be spaced such that the center of each arrester will be on the same line as the center of the top of each bushing. 120 degrees apart. Covers weighing greater than 45 pounds shall be hinged. rather than using the low voltage bushing as a collection point for these leads.position. A base plate to facilitate installation of fall protection equipment shall be welded in the center of the main cover as shown in drawings in Specification Appendix 1.

varmints. etc. 375 volts/mil. Southington.12 The following moving and handling facilities shall be provided: • Lifting eyes for lifting the cover only • Lifting facilities for the complete autotransformer • Lifting facilities for the core and coil • Pulling eyes for moving the autotransformer in any direction • Lifting eyes for radiators • Suitable jacking pads on each corner near the base • Smooth base suitable for skidding in any direction • Lifting eyes for conservator. HV.18. Volume Resistivity (ASTM D257). The Contractor will be expected to correct any deviation from these specifications. 100Hz. Product No. ohm-cm 3. room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) insulation of silicon rubber technology. 4. Other gasket material must be approved by LCRA TSC prior to its application. – 100 kHz: . Paint will be inspected and tested on delivery. CT.0 Shrink factor: Nil Coating shall be adequate to prevent grounding of the low voltage bushing by snakes.10 Autotransformer exterior shall be painted with a primary coat applied over a properly prepared surface.13 All gaskets shall be one piece and made of NITRILE rubber. 587. if used 4. The top of the autotransformer tank shall have a non-skid surface. Each flange and support shall be designed to support rated arrester loading and shall be rigid enough to minimize deflection caused by external conditions and forces.9 Two (2) arrester ground pads shall be located near the top of the tank for each set of arresters.0x 1015 Dissipation Factor (ASTM D2m7). (g) The autotransformer tank top after application of the RTV coating shall be skid resistant and its color shall match the rest of the tank. Six (6) pads total at the top for arrester ground connections.2. (Phone 1-800MIDSUN). Provide picture to depict proper coloring in the test report. If one piece 20 . All paint and primer shall be lead-free.2. 4. with the top pair of holes and the bottom pair of holes on horizontal centerlines respectively. and TV.2. 4. as manufactured by MIDSUN Group. or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. Finish shall be two coats of ANSI 70 gray paint for a total thickness of not less than 4 mils.18. LV.18.each tertiary voltage arrester shall be extended beyond the arrester mounting plate in such a way as to provide vertical flanges which will be used to attach low voltage bus support mountings. 4.18.01 Dielectric constant (ASTM D150). The coating shall be applied per paint manufacturer’s instructions and shall have the following characteristics: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Dielectric strength (ASTM D149).11 The inside of the autotransformer tank shall be painted white to improve inspection visibility.2.18. 100Hz – 100kHz: 4. with a minimum thickness of 30 mils. The autotransformer tank top shall be covered with protective silicon coating. These flanges shall include four 13/16 inch holes on 7 inch bolt circles.2.

Use of tank wall bracing wells is acceptable in combination with rigid galvanized conduit.18.2.1 4. Safety mounting plates shall be welded to the tank cover.3. Six inches up from the bottom on left and right corners when facing low voltage side. Crouse Hinds or T&B weatherproof receptacles and plugs shall be furnished for flexible connections to fans. with ring tongue ends and shall be electro-tin plated copper.1 All wiring external to cabinets shall be 600 volt flame resistant. LCRA TSC will connect tank ground pads to substation ground grid to complete adequate autotransformer grounding protection.14 A confined space rescue safety plate shall be mounted near each manhole per LCRA TSC drawing “UHOIST” in Specification Appendix 1.3 Surge Arrester Grounding: The surge arresters furnished on the autotransformer shall be grounded to the surge arrester ground pads listed above in Section 4. All terminals blocks shall be screw type. These grounds shall be copper bars with suitable supports on tank for all bars.4 Adjacent to the Xo or HoXo bushing. The bus bar shall be made of 1/2” by 4” copper bar and shall be connected directly to a four hole pad stud connector on the neutral bushing.4. the gasket shall have a vulcanized scarf joint. 21 4.18.18. 4.18.12. moisture proof wire in rigid galvanized steel (RGS) conduit with all terminals tagged.3.3. 4. The bus bar shall be painted the same color as the autotransformer. A copper neutral bus bar shall be furnished and attached to the side of the autotransformer at a location as close to the neutral (HoXo) bushing as possible.5 4.18. The bus bar must be supported approximately every three feet and the bottom of the bus bar shall have a NEMA four hole drilling at 6 inches above the base of the autotransformer.18.9. 4. Tank Ground Pads: A NEMA 2-hole.18.3 4.4.3 Grounding: 4. All wiring external to cabinets shall be in rigid galvanized steel conduit except for local connections to individual not available.10 Section 5.3. All wire terminals shall be crimp type nylon insulated.4 Wiring and Controls: 4. 4-hole.18.5.2 4. Six inches up from tank bottom on left and right corners when facing high voltage side.4.2. Butt splice joints are not acceptable. or 6-hole steel based copperfaced pad shall be welded to the tank in each of the following locations: a) b) c) 4.3.4 .2 Grounding pads shall be provided per IEEE C57.4.18.

5.4.11 Station Service: (1) The LCRA TSC will provide the necessary station service power for operating the load tap changer and auxiliary cooling equipment. and a 120 volt.2 4.18.S.5 All control components shall be readily available in the U. 22 . 4.18.18. flame resistant. Current transformer circuits shall be wired to terminal strips equipped with shorting bars (Concentric Devices 30CT04 or equivalent).) Cabinet shall be accessible from ground level and shall be positioned in a safe and convenient location. One side of terminal blocks supplied for LCRA TSC’s cable connections shall be completely free of the Contractors wiring.7 4.5.18. 4. All CT wiring shall be No. Light shall be furnished with a safety shield to prevent accidental breakage. (Exception is for CT shorting jumpers.5. Door shall be provided with wind latches.18.1 A weatherproof metal control cabinet shall be provided complete with a thermostatically controlled heater and shall follow IEEE C57.6 4. 4-wire delta to handle both threephase and single-phase loads. Control cabinet shall have a removable blank conduit plate large enough to accommodate eight (8) 2” conduits located in the bottom center of the cabinet.18.5 4. No conduit shall enter the top of the control cabinet.18. A scale drawing of the control cabinet internal physical layout shall be provided in the drawing set.18.18.18. All other cabinet wiring shall be a minimum size of No. NEC THW rated.5. duplex receptacle with GFI protection.5.18. (2) The voltage available is 120/240 volt.10 All cabinets shall have padlocking provisions.A. All other control wiring shall be wired to #10-32 barrier type terminal strips properly sized to handle the loads (General Electric Type EB-25 or equivalent). NEC THW rated.4. Control cabinet shall include a metal pocket inside the door for storage of the instruction manuals and drawings. The inside of the control cabinet shall be painted white.5. Cover plate will be field drilled or punched as needed.5. a door-operated light switch. 10 AWG copper wire.5. All conduit entrances shall be on the sides or bottom.18.18. The Contractor shall state the single-phase and three-phase kVA requirements in the Proposal section of this specification. Stainless steel hardware shall be furnished on all doors and panels for all cabinets or enclosures used on the autotransformer. 12 AWG copper wire. 600 Volt insulation. Control cabinet shall be furnished with an interior light. Cabinet shall have provisions for termination of insulated auxiliary wiring on screw type terminal blocks.142-2011 unless otherwise stated below. Control Cabinet: 4. 20 amp.4 4.8 4.9 4.5 4. Cabinet doors shall have a weather seal to prevent driving rain from entering the cabinet. 600 volt insulation.

suitable for interrupting. 4. Incoming AC terminals shall be large enough to accommodate up to and including 2/0 AWG copper conductors.18.Main Tank b) Sudden pressure relay operation .(3) The AC neutral shall be electrically isolated from the equipment ground. at 250 VDC. (5) Each of the annunciator power supply circuits shall be connected to a 125 VDC power supply terminal block.Main tank i) Low oil level .13 Non-grounded minimum-level alarm contacts shall be provided.AC Failure n) DC failure alarm – 125VDC o) Oil filtration system oil level differential alarm p) Oil filtration system low oil level alarm q) Oil filtration system pressure differential across filter alarm r) Tap changing incomplete 4.20 amperes direct-current non-inductive load 23 . (2) Wiring shall be provided between the alarm contact terminal blocks and the annunciator input point module terminals.02 amperes direct-current inductive load (b) 0. but are not limited to. Knife switches or fuses are not allowed. a maximum of: (a) 0. (7) Annunciator alarms shall include.LTC j) AC failure alarm . (5) The cabinet shall have a grounding connector for safety grounding. (4) The Contractor shall provide as many annunciators as is necessary to make available to LCRA TSC all alarm points provided. Incoming terminals shall be provided for single phase.12 Annunciators (1) The Contractor shall provide one or more Puleo Type PE103-48-2B annunciator(s) or LCRA TSC approved equivalent to handle all annunciator points specified.LTC g) High liquid temperature h) Low oil level .5.120/240 VAC k) LTC control relay failure alarm l) Combustible Gas-In-Oil alarm m) Cooling Fan Failure . 240 volt with separate neutral and ground conductor.18. (3) The terminals of the annunciators point modules shall be properly and permanently labeled to indicate the alarm function. (4) Molded case circuit breakers rated for 240VAC/250VDC shall be used for all control and auxiliary equipment power. The annunciator power supply(s) will be supplied by a separate LCRA TSC connection from the other 125 VDC devices on the autotransformer. the following: a) Sudden pressure relay operation .5. (6) Each of the annunciator's relay module output contact terminals shall be terminated on terminal blocks for LCRA TSC's connections.Main Tank f) Pressure relief device operation .LTC c) High winding temperature d) Combustible gas detector relay operation (Buchholz relay) e) Pressure relief device operation .

All fans shall have waterproof electrical plugs for easy fan removal.18. Fan guards shall prevent birds and other small animals from entering the fan housing. 4.7 4.6 4. All fans shall have one piece blades and galvanized fan guards that meet applicable OSHA standards.18.8 4.A. Automatic control for auxiliary cooling actuated from fiber optic recorded winding temperature shall be Qualitrol/Neoptix.O.6 Radiators and Cooling Equipment: 4.4 4.3. All fans shall be capable of automatic operation twice during a 24 hour period.7.2 4.6.18. 4.18. Fiberglass fan blades are not acceptable.18. Coupling shall be APS ¾” plug.18.5.10 A loss of AC voltage relay with 2 N.18.13. 240 volt AC. with separate contacts for high temperature alarm in accordance with Section 4. Radiator flanges shall be blanked off and sealed with blanking plates and rubber gaskets prior to shipment and radiators filled with dry air.18. Over current protection with manual reset shall be provided for each fan bank.18.1 All radiators shall be removable and interchangeable and shall be mounted directly on the transformer tank. Each radiator bank shall include upper and lower vent and drain plugs and drain coupling.6.5 4.18. Controls shall be provided for selection of which fan bank leads the other on ONAN/ONAF/ONAF units. If radiators cannot be interchanged.18.6. Fan motors shall be totally enclosed with sealed. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4. permanently lubricated ball bearings and shall be equipped with reset thermal protectors.S.1 24 Autotransformer Nameplate: .10.6.6. Top and bottom shut off valves shall be furnished on radiators. All fan motors shall be three-phase delta. they must be labeled and identified in such a way to indicate the proper assembly position.These alarm contacts and any additional or spare contacts shall be brought out as individual alarms and terminated in the control cabinet on a properly labeled (description and whether Normally Open NO.6. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. or approved equal.C. Replacement fans shall be manufactured and readily available in the U. 4. This relay shall have an adjustable time delay of up to five (5) minutes.18.3 4. and 2 N. or Normally Closed NC) terminal block for alarms. contacts shall be provided for the fan power circuits. A switch shall be provided for manual operation of the fans overriding the winding temperature controls.18.9 4.18.7 4. The terminal block shall meet the requirements specified herein.

2 The nameplate shall be manufactured of stainless steel. current transformers. All oil furnished shall be certified as non-PCB and the nameplate shall state that the oil is PCB free. Non-grounded alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 7.3% DBPC. The bottom of the expansion tank must be at least 4” above the top of the autotransformer cover and above the highest oil to air gasketed joint. An autotransformer nameplate shall be furnished and attached to the autotransformer tank at a point easily accessible from ground level. fuses. The tank shall be constructed so that the bag will not block the pipe to the autotransformer at low oil levels. All autotransformer oil shall be in accordance with ANSI/ASTM latest issue standards for new oil. nonlinear resistors or protective devices.9 Oil: 4. series transformers.18. number and general locations of all intentional core grounds.“Information to be included shall be per requirements of Nameplate C of Table 7 of C57. (Type II oil).7. 4.” 4.1 4.18. Appropriate bleed valves shall be located on the main tank and conservator for filling the autotransformer. etc.02.9. type and model or style of all CTs.07 of this specification.2 Oil shall be furnished in the necessary quantity with 0.18.18. The Buchholz relay shall be wired to a separate seal-In relay inside the control cabinet.9.8 Oil Preservation: A conservator type oil preservation system with a rubber bladder bag shall be used to exclude air contact with the oil. Bladder shall have proven 20 year plus life expectancy.00-2010. or a GE Type GEK-4817 Gas Detector Relay. 4. A Buchholz-style gas detector relay shall be located in the piping between the conservator tank and main tank. Isolation valves shall be provided between the conservator tank and the main tank. Acid refined oil is preferred if available. The gas detector relay shall be a Qualitrol Series 038 Gas Detector Relay.12. 4. Any oil used or supplied to fill the autotransformer shall have PCB content of less than 1part per million. including hot spot CTs 3) Winding form (cylindrical or shell).18.9. tap changers.18. 2) Ratios and accuracy classifications.3 The physical properties of the insulating oil as received shall meet the following requirements: 25 . plus the following: 1) Connection diagrams and ratings of all internal electrical components including current limiting reactors.

min 145oC. max 60 PPM H2O @ 25oC. Impulse Conditions Flash Point Interfacial Tension Moisture Content Neutralization Number Pour Point Power Factor Specific Gravity Viscosity Saturation Concentration Oxidation Inhibitor Poly Chlorinated Biphenyl Value 63-78oC 0.015 mg KOH/g. min 145 kV. min 40 dyne/cm @ 25oC.91 @ 15oC/15oC. min 30 PPM max 0.01% @ 60 Hz.Characteristic Aniline point Color Oxidation Stability (rotating bomb test) Chlorides and Sulfates Corrosive Sulfur Dielectric Breakdown Voltage Dielectric Breakdown Voltage. max 0. max 66 SUS @ 40oC. 100oC. max 195 minutes. max -40oC max 0.0 PPM (Related Standard) (ASTM D611) (ASTM D1500) (ASTM D2112) (ASTM D878) ASTM D1275B) (ASTM D877) (ASTM D3300) (ASTM D92) (ASTM D971) (ASTM D1533) (ASTM D664) (ASTM D97) (ASTM D924) (ASTM D1298) (ASTM D88) (ASTM D1473) 26 . min None Noncorrosive 35 kV @ 60 Hz.3% by mass DBPC < 1.5. max 0.

Monitor face shall be labeled “Liquid Temperature”.13.10.18. 4.18. All gauges with manual resets shall be mounted in a position accessible from ground level. The contractor shall provide D1275B test results on all oil prior to placing it in the transformer.13. Qualitrol CAS-771-1 or LCRA TSC approved equivalent shall be provided for the main tank and LTC tank. The monitor shall be a Qualitrol Series 509-DW. dial type. 4. If oil properties do not meet or exceed the requirements in the Table listed above.13. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4. Terminal block points shall be provided for LCRA TSC to supply 125 VDC exclusively to the Main Tank SPR seal-in relays. Gauges shall have a 6” dial face. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4.3 Liquid Temperature Indicator.18.10. Tests shall be made both at the time of factory filling and at the time of final fill at LCRA TSC’s substation site to show that the requirements of the characteristic chart above have been met or exceeded. with alarm contacts.2 Two (2) Sudden Pressure Relay (Qualitrol Series 900 or 910 depending on application) shall be provided on opposite sides of the main tank. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator.5. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. 27 . The relay shall be wired to separate Seal-In relays (Qualitrol 909-200-01) located in the control cabinet and wired for 125V DC operation. Of specific interest is test D1275B for corrosive sulfur. or LCRA TSC approved equivalent.18. 4. All gauges shall be labeled on the dial face of the gauge or have a suitable nameplate attached adjacent to the gauge. and other monitoring equipment shall be wired to terminal points inside the control cabinet for LCRA TSC’s use.18.10.10 Indicating Devices: All alarm contacts from indicating devices. relays. The contacts shall be set by the Contractor to alarm when the oil level drops below normal operating level.18.OIL TEST ANALYSIS The contractor shall perform an oil analysis and submit a certified test report to LCRA TSC on the contents of oil used for filling the Autotransformer tank.1 Liquid Level Gauge(s). dial type. These test reports shall be submitted to LCRA TSC prior to any oil being placed in the transformer. Proof of passing compliance with all tests listed in the table shall be submitted. with four (4) separate adjustable alarm contacts. corrective action will be taken at the expense of the contractor of the Autotransformer to bring the properties of the oil to the correct specification or drain and change the oil and correct any damage resulting from defective oil. The following equipment is required: 4.

10.13.10. 150C operating temperature. 485/DNP 3.5. ¼ NPT ANSI treads.5.5. or relays. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator.18.3 4. Monitor face shall be labeled “Winding Temperature”.18.5 .18. 24 volts for T/Guard Link system The Qualitrol 509-DW or LCRA TSC approved equivalent for this application shall have six (6) form C output contacts.10. ST connectors at both ends. including junction protection box. 8-channel fiber optic temperature monitoring system for transformer winding (Model T/Guard Link or MOD-638) with 8 numbers of 4-20 mA analog outputs. polyurethane with Kevlar reinforcement. Dial type with four (4) separate adjustable contacts.4 4. All fiber optic probes should be routed inside the control cabinet and 8 of them will be connected to the 28 4.10. 3mm O. one (1) per phase One (1) probe in the Core hot spot per design evaluation One (1) top oil probe.10.0 communication.18.4.1 The manufacturer shall furnish and install a fiber optic winding hotspot & top oil monitoring system manufactured by NEOPTIX/Qualitrol or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. temperature range of -80C to 200C Optical feed through to match with Neoptix products.5. or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. DIN power supply.18. and Y2 windings.5 Fiber Optic Hotspot & Top Oil System The following specifications shall be met for the addition of fiber optic probes and monitoring devices: 4.D.2 Item 1 2 3 4 Quantity 16 16 8 1 5 6 1 1 Description T2 Fiber optic temperature probe for oil filled power transformer. Transformer tank wall mounting plate in stainless steel for 16 Neoptix OFT optical feed throughs. The OFTs should be assembled on the tank wall plate and leak tested at 100 PSI at the factory by Neoptix.5.10. oil immersed Teflon sheathing reinforced with spiral wrap. The fiber optic system shall include: 4. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4.4 Winding Temperature Indicators on the H2. near top of middle phase coil The manufacturer shall guarantee that all probes shall be functional.18. External fiber optic extension cable.18. one (1) per phase Three (3) probes in the common winding. 4. The monitor shall be a Qualitrol Series 509-DW. ST-ST mating included.5.18. Probes shall be installed in the following locations: Three (3) probes in the series winding. no moving parts or O’rings.10. X2.

Location of the TWFPs shall be a confirmed by LCRA TSC prior to installation.13 The hot-spot monitoring system shall be linked to the Qualitrol 509-DW or LCRA TSC approved equivalent through the auxiliary RS-485 port.10. All probes installed by the manufacturer shall be secured inside the transformer tank such that the probe cannot be damaged by shipping.18.5. 4.12 Installation procedure must be validated by Neoptix/Qualitrol prior the beginning of the installation.11 A NEMA 4 box with removable cover shall be mounted over the tank wall plates.10.5.10. A ¾ inch or larger rigid conduit shall be routed from the NEMA 4 box to the control cabinet.8 4.10. seismic or short circuit forces. The probe installation details shall be provided for approval and issued along the certified drawings.5.18.18.temperature monitor.10 The fiber optic probes inside the tank shall be routed in such a way that they are not subject to damage during assembly or dismantling of the transformer.18.14 A yellow panduit and/or FO corrugated plastic conduit shall be used exclusively for the FO extensions inside the control 29 .10. Neoptix trained professional shall be present on manufacturer site during the installation of FO probes for each first of series. 4. All routing of probes from tank plate shall pass through rigid conduit into the control box.18. The manufacturer shall indicate the exact location of each probe after the hot spot calculation is done. The Qualitrol 509-DW or LCRA TSC approved equivalent shall provide alarm and trip functions for Top Oil and Winding Hot Spot.18. control of the cooling system. Probe placement and identification are to be determined by manufacturer and shall be communicated to LCRA TSC during design review. The Transformer Tank Wall Feed through Plates (TWFP) shall be located on the top third of the side wall of the transformer. 4.5.18. and shall have sufficient slack to avoid taut internal connections and allow for the interchanging of probes.10. This data shall be included as part of the certified test report.5. 4.5.5. where they shall be accessible during operation of the transformer.10.18. All 16 probes shall be monitored during the heat run test with results communicated.10.7 4. 4.5. and provide visibility of the transformer temperatures.9 4. Each fiber optic probe and cable shall be identified on drawings and tagged. 4.

l. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with Section 4.10. h.cabinet.10. c.5 times the monitor manufacturers recommendation. j. 4. The FO cables that are not connected to the temperature monitor shall be coiled in a 12 inch (305mm) diameter and secured in a permanent fashion such that they are not subject to damage but are accessible. The pressure relief devices shall be located such as to provide equal coverage on the cover.10. one per fan bank group. Should the fiber optic thermometers record hot spot temperatures in excess of those submitted by calculations the manufacturer shall justify the use of calculated values and LCRA TSC may require the test be repeated. (Internally supplied primary and customer provided backup options shall be available).6 One Serveron model TM8 Autotransformer analyzer or LCRA TSC approved equivalent shall be provided with enclosure cabinet and alarms. The manufacturer shall instruct all personnel working on the transformer that the fiber optic cables are glass and must be treated only in accordance with vendor specified procedure. i. f. g.18. e.000 gallons of oil. The automatic pressure relief device shall be a Qualitrol Series 208 Pressure Relief Device.3 with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. b.7 One (1) cover mounted automatic pressure relief device with external target that can be reset manually for each 10.18. All cabling between sensors and alarm cabinet shall be provided.15 During Heat Run: The fiber optic thermometers shall be used to measure the temperatures. 4. with one set wired to a terminal block for LCRA TSC use and another set wired to the annunciator. Dynamic Ratings DRMCC-E3. The FO extensions shall not be bundled or tie wrapped with the control cable.10.18. Alarm contacts shall be provided in accordance with section 4.8 One (1) transformer monitor and control unit. 4. Secondary.5. or LCRA TSC approved equivalent. 4.5.) Multi-gas monitor sensors Moisture-in-oil sensor LTC position sensor Main tank low oil level 30 . Power supply requirements for this device shall be 1.18. Top oil temperature Ambient temperature Primary voltage winding current Secondary voltage winding current Tertiary voltage winding current Terminal blocks to bring in potentials for Primary.18. Circuitry from these devices shall be routed to the main control cabinet where alarm contacts and a local trip flag shall be provided.13.18. The following analog and digital inputs shall be provided to the monitor control unit: a. d. k. Tertiary Fan switch position Fan motor current monitoring (provide fan current sensing CT.5.

19 CONTRACTOR DATA: 4. n. o.1 All Contractor data. Communication wiring shall consist of two (2) CAT 6 STP (8 conductors shielded twisted pair) going from each monitor to the Dynamic Ratings cabinet.19. LTC low oil level LTC sudden pressure alarm Pressure relief alarm Gas detector (Buchholz relay) alarm A separate NEMA cabinet shall be installed adjacent to the main cabinet with the Dynamic Ratings monitor inside. with LCRA TSC’s comments and markups will be reviewed with the Contractor as part of the design review meeting agenda. 31 . gas monitors. nameplate. which are outline. Written notice of the meeting shall be supplied to LCRA TSC three weeks in advance of meeting date. and wiring and schematic drawings shall be submitted to the LCRA TSC 3 weeks prior to the design meeting. shall be submitted to the LCRA TSC’s project engineer designated in the purchase order at: Lower Colorado River Authority P. and (3). These drawings.19. and tap changer controllers shall be installed.m. LCRA TSC will most likely have a consultant attending the design review that is experienced in the design and manufacture of large autotransformers. after award of contract. Box 220 Austin. items (1). The duration of the meeting will be a minimum of two full workdays.O. Conduit from the temperature monitors. p. Texas 78767 Attn: Substation Engineering 4. 4. (2). The Dynamic Ratings monitor shall be utilized as a data concentrator having communications coming from all other monitors installed on the transformer. and communication wire shall be provided from each monitor to the Dynamic Ratings unit.11.2 A design review meeting (to be held at LCRA TSC’s transmission engineering offices in Austin. Texas) will be required as part of the approval drawing process. Approval drawings defined in section 1. The communication conduit shall be separate from control and power wiring.

tank and insulation materials that may be affected by LCRA TSC initiated design changes prior to the design review meeting. electrical and magnetic fields. but is not limited to. LCRA TSC will not accept any cost increase for design review changes or consider any excuses by the manufacture that they have already bought these materials and can’t make proposed changes due to economic or time constraints. AREA. oil flow characteristics. Core geometry. and cooling capacity of the autotransformer. Short circuit stress calculation methods 1) Types of through faults considered 2) Calculation of coil stresses 3) Calculation of mechanical structure stresses d. All written agenda information that the Contractor will discuss at the design review meeting shall be provided to LCRA TSC a minimum of three weeks prior to the meeting for review. Thermal analysis calculation methods c. The design review will include. Metric units are not acceptable except for temperature in degrees centigrade. Lamination burr tolerance e.IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE DESIGN REVIEW MEETING Changes may be proposed by LCRA TSC and their consultant that modify core. What type of verification is used to determine if hot spot temperatures and locations are accurate 32 . coil. clearances. ASTM material specifications for core material and source of supply (Core material data sheet to be supplied) c. Core design configuration b. LCRA TSC will present an agenda format of the design review meeting to the Contractor and the Contractor may add agenda items prior to the design review meeting. These changes shall be included in the final design and manufacture of the autotransformer at no additional charge or time delay to LCRA TSC. thickness and flux density values d. windings. once Contractor has made these conversions on all documentation. tank/frame materials. ALL VALUES FOR LENGTH. spacing’s. AND PRESSURE SHALL BE IN ENGLISH UNITS WHEN PRESENTED BY THE CONTRACTOR AT THE DESIGN REVIEW MEETING. Simply stating conversion factors for use at the meeting is totally unacceptable. Contractor analytical tools: a. f. Leakage magnetic field calculation method 2. the following topics that may affect changes to the Contractor’s design as described above: 1. frame. Transient voltage distribution and calculation methods b. No load loss and excitation parameters g. insulation. Core design: a. The Contractor shall make all these conversions on documentation presented prior to the design review meeting. The Contractor shall use caution in contracting for any core. the meeting will be immediately terminated and rescheduled at the manufactures’ expense for a future date at the LCRA TSC’s offices. The residual flux density in the core in percent of nominal excitation and times normal inrush current. FORCE. Number of cooling ducts in the core and calculated hotspot locations with their respective temperatures h. If the Contractor arrives at the design review meeting and has failed to carry out the provisions of this paragraph.

Insulation material used (Provided insulation suppliers data sheet) b. the tap position numbering convention and labeling on the nameplate. Review of all dielectric clearances and impulse distribution calculations h. 9. Tap changer equipment and how selection and sizing of this equipment was made. Ratio of strength to stress for each mode of failure and the method used to calculate these values d. Directed or non directed oil flow used in the coil windings and size of oil duct openings e. etc. Thermal design: a. Coil and core stabilization methods and description of clamping systems: 33 . number and size of axial and radial spacers used. Type of voltage regulation and regulating winding design e. the direction of movement of the tap indication. and the nature of the tap indication output used by the LCRA TSC. f. 3. 4. Average temperature and hot spot temperature calculations d. Core loss and excitation curve review Winding design: a. Major insulation clearance locations c. c. 7. 5. Insulation configuration and materials d. Voltage distribution in windings. disk-to-disk. 8. spacing and insulating barriers between windings. Review of winding splice and tap locations Insulation design: a. This includes the effects of a raise/lower command.i. C rating f. Voltage distribution and electrical stresses at in major insulation thickness locations Load loss and impedance. Localized temperature calculation due to leakage fields Sound level design. Winding arrangement or construction to be used including description of transpositions and interleaving. Winding conductor eddy and stray loss calculations and determination of need for tank wall shielding. Control of leakage fields b. Type and amount and type of cooling equipment used to attain the guaranteed nameplate KVA cooling design b. Life expectancy of cooling equipment components Leakage magnetic field analysis: a. Fluid flow and heat transfer rates at 65 deg. and shielding locations g. turn-to-turn. Winding material ASTM material designation and parameters including tensile and ultimate strength of copper (Provide material data sheet of proposed copper material) c. 10. and description of cooling fluid pat within the winding structure b. 6. Winding temperature rise values and locations and how these are calculated.

etc. SFRA testing details c.12. Painting and electrical insulating paint application 12. bolting arrangements and sizes b. LCRA TSC reserves the right to visit the manufacturing facility and observe any and all tests and inspections. Acceptance criteria d. Tank and fitting design: a.1 All tests shall be made in accordance with applicable sections of latest revision of IEEE Standard C57. Conservator and bladder design b. d. Gauges and indication devices c. Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA) 4.20 TESTS: Autotransformer shall be tested completely assembled. 34 . Materials and geometry used for end rings. List of recommended spare parts and source locations for obtaining them e. pressure plates. Review of specification testing requirements b. conduit. Bushings including connections of leads. Weights and dimensions c.20.90. Testing and test plan: a. Oil specification data sheet of oil to be supplied 13. d.a. Number and location of tank welds e. Applicable test standards 4. The following test sequence shall be used: Routine Tests Load Loss Measurements No Load Loss and Excitation Current Measurements Single Phase Excitation Test 110% Excitation Test Temperature Tests Dielectric Tests Impulse Switching Surge Applied No Load Loss and Excitation Current Tests Noise Test Induced Test . including all permanent bushings and cooling equipment.The induced test with partial discharge measurement shall be made last. Design for transportation including the shipping forces that the clamping and end frame structure is designed to withstand in G’s. Controls. Accessories: a. LCRA TSC shall be notified a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the implementation of the required tests. wiring. and other special components 11.

20.1. The Contractor shall perform a 24 hour excitation test at 110% voltage. The measured gas levels shall be corrected to an equivalent 10. and 16R. Load loss and auxiliary loss at base 55oC rise over ambient rating. that the autotransformer is capable of meeting the overload requirement specified.000 gallon oil level before comparison.1.1. Temperature rise tests at self cooled and maximum forced cooled ratings. 4.4 (or later) file format and on printed test reports with the certified test results.3 4. The measured gas levels shall be 35 4.8 . Reports shall be delivered in both the “Doble Test Assistant” version 5. All resistance values shall be converted to 20deg.1 4. The maximum increases in the gas levels based on the 10.20.1. No load loss at rated voltage and at 110% rated voltage before and after impulse tests. 1R.1 Single Phase Excitation Tests – Single phase excitation tests shall be performed at 10KV with either “Doble” M2HD or M4000 test system. Ratio and regulation tests.20. Oil samples shall be taken for gas in oil analysis immediately before and after the excitation test and an additional sample be taken eight to 12 hours after completion of the test.1.2. Tests shall be performed at LTC positions 16L.20.6 4. A test shall also be performed to verify the 110% overload rating as defined in section 4. unless the Contractor can clearly demonstrate. Measurements shall be performed with DETC on highest voltage tap setting and on all LTC taps. C temperature.20.16.4 Resistance measurements on the rated voltage connection and at all tap extremes. Temperature rise data on duplicate units is not acceptable. 4. Measurements shall be made for each primary winding according to Doble procedures for making such measurements.1.1.1. Polarity and phase relation tests on all windings and BCTs.4. Oil samples shall be taken for gas in oil analysis both before and after temperature rise testing.20. Neutral.20. both positive and zero sequence.Required tests shall include the following: 4.000 gallon level are as shown: Ethylene Methane Ethane Acetylene 4.5 Exciting current at rated voltage and at 110% rated voltage.1. based on self cooled and forced cooled test results.20. and at maximum 65oC rating. Test results and the Contractor’s analysis shall be submitted to LCRA TSC prior to acceptance for autotransformer shipment.7 1 ppm 2 ppm 2 ppm Non detectable Measured impedance. Any increased level of combustible gases between the “before” and “after” tests shall be addressed by the Contractor and presented to LCRA TSC for approval.1.20.2 4.

12. The applied voltage test shall be made in accordance with the appropriate ANSI/IEEE standards and with the following test voltages: HV LV TV Neutral 50 kV 50 kV 50 kV 50 kV Partial Discharge (PD) measurements shall be taken during the applied test.9 20 ppm 3 ppm 5 ppm 5 ppm Non detectable 75 ppm 250 ppm Applied potential tests. also. shall be less than 500 pC and shall not increase by more than 100 pC during the test. In the event that the 100 micro volts limit. Failure will be as specified in IEEE C57.5% corrected to 20oC in accordance with Doble Temperature Charts).12.5. The first reading at 150% following the enhancement shall be taken five (5) minutes after the voltage reaches the 150% level and every five (5) minutes thereafter for one (1) hour. or the continuous increase requirement are exceeded.90.000 gallon oil level before comparison. Method II. (not to exceed 0. 4. The corona shall be measured and recorded at the enhancement level.1. partial discharge testing and measurements must be taken during the test.10 Induced potential tests as specified in ANSI C57. section 10.000 gallon level are as shown: Hydrogen Ethylene Methane Ethane Acetylene Carbon Monoxide Carbon Dioxide 4. The corona level shall not increase more than 30 micro volts during the hour using the value at 150% prior to the enhancement as the base reading. e) 4. the cause shall be determined and corrected. the 30 micro volts increase.corrected to an equivalent 10. The maximum increases in the gas levels based on the There shall be no continuous increase during the hour or during the last 20 minutes of the hour.11 Insulation power factor tests by IEEE C57. The corona level shall not exceed 100 micro volts during the hour. Oil samples shall be taken before and after induced tests. 36 .1.902010. PD in picocoulombs should be measured and recorded at 15 second intervals. a) b) c) d) The corona shall be measured and recorded at the 150% level as the voltage is being increased to the enhancement level of 173%.20. including the one hour duration test.

X3. The insulation resistance tests shall include the HV to TV and ground.4 (or later) and on printed test reports included with the certified test results.98. Each winding to ground and to other windings and core to ground shall be tested. In Table 4. Printed test results will be included with certified test results. 4.20.1.) Insulation resistance measurements shall be performed when the unit under test is at ambient temperature. These tests shall be performed with instrumentation that includes a guard circuit. TV to ground. and TV to HV.20 Torr 4. dew point in °C < [ 0.20. and Y3 winding tests shall consisting of: One (1) Reduced Full Wave One (1) Full Wave Two (2) Chopped Waves One (1) Full Wave One (1) Reduced Full Wave Neutral tests shall consist of: One (1) Reduced Full Wave 37 . (Core to ground test shall be made just prior to shipment. Reports shall be delivered prior to unit shipment in both the “Doble Test Assistant” version 5.20.5% and shall be less than the allowable maximum dew point as calculated in the formula: Max.20. Y2.12 Insulation resistance test. Contractor shall include tank pressure and winding temperature at time of test.1. and piping.1. H3. HV to TV. Test voltage and time duration of each test shall be included in the documentation. 4.15 Insulating oil test. Acceptable dew point shall indicate the moisture content in the insulating paper is less than 0. Oil must be certified non-PCB.12. coolers.90 section 10. H1.13 Leak test on tanks. H2. Method II is the required technique. All windings and neutrals shall be tested for the BIL specified. the Contractor must wait a minimum of 48 hours after installing the gas before taking the dew point test.20. 4. The Contractor shall supply LCRA TSC specifications on which oil was ordered and from which refiner and oil test data performed by the refiner shall be provided.Insulation power factor tests shall be performed with either “Doble” M2HD or the M4000 test systems. However. X1. Test shall be conducted using the following procedure: a) Pull a vacuum of 1 Torr on the autotransformer b) Close valve connecting the autotransformer to the vacuum pump c) Begin monitoring the pressure d) Maximum permissible Torr rise after 15 minutes is 0. HV to ground.75 x (Winding temp in °C – 80)] 4.1.3 and C57. TV to HV and ground. X2.14 Dew point test: Test shall be made of the sealing gas prior to shipping.1. Y1.16 The Contractor shall perform the Lightning Impulse Tests per IEEE C57.

In the event that the front exceeds 2.1µs above 2. as integrated by a digital oscilloscope) for the adjusted impulse wave equals the kV-seconds above 80 % of the BIL for a 2.8 above. 38 . If the front time exceeds 2. 2) Overswing magnitude after chopping shall not be limited artificially to less than 40 % of the chopped wave crest value. Figure 13 .. from the instant of chopping to the time of first voltage zero shall not exceed 0. Special requirements for the chopped wave are: 1) Actual chopping time.Two (2) Full Wave One (1) Reduced Full Wave Oil samples shall be taken before and after impulse tests.0 µs.0/40 µs (double exponential) wave.0 µs and the tail is less than 40 µs.1.Tch = Allowable Chopping Time The required crest voltage for the LI tests shall be increased if the actual front time exceeds 2.g. 3) The current trace.0 µs or the actual tail time (time to 50% crest value) is less than 40 µs. The following table lists the total corrections factors computed for many wave shapes based on these requirements. then the crest test voltage of both the full and chopped waves shall be increased by 2 % per each additional 0. with a sweep time of 10 to 25 µs. same as 7.g.0 µs. the increases in required test voltage shall be applied additively.65 µs as shown in the figure below. If the time to 50 % crest value is less than 40 µs the crest test voltage of the full wave impulse shall be increased such that the kV-seconds above 80 % of the rated full wave voltage (e. Tch.. shall be recorded and compared before and after the chop during the chopped wave tests. e. a 10 % increase for the front and 4 % increase for the tail result in a required increase of 14 % in the crest test voltage.

5 times the applied voltage is generated and withstood between phases without the use of external barriers between the bushings.LI Test Voltage Correction Factors 4.12. Note: This voltage shall be applied or induced into the high voltage end of the autotransformer.2. If this exceeds the rating of other winding parts. H2.18 Noise level Test: Noise tests shall be made in accordance with C57.13: 39 . 2) Connections on three-phase transformers shall be such that 1. X2.20.20.1. H3. and X3 bushings per ANSI/IEEE C57. 4.90 Section 10.902010 NEMA TR1.1.19 Other Tests: The following tests shall be performed on each current transformer in accordance with ANSI C57. the insulation shall be increased to allow the application or inducing of 870 kV.17 Switching Impulse Test shall be performed on H1. 4.1.20. HV LV 870 kV crest 540 kV crest 1) Reduced and both full voltage and current wave shapes shall match until core saturation takes effect. The autotransformer shall be connected in nominal 345kV/138kV position for the noise test.12. X1.

the Contractor shall provide a detailed failure report to LCRA TSC including photographs of the damaged or defective items and an explanation of the measures taken to insure that the problem does not reoccur.20.1. Further.20. In the case of a test failure in the factory. Data shall be provided in hard copy and electronic files. The transformer and all its accessories shall be designed to mechanically endure such through faults. LCRA TSC preferred test connections: DETC Tap Setting at Nominal Voltage. Electromagnetic field plots and other supporting data shall be provided by Contractor upon request. based on actual test experience on a prototype or similar design. per the requirements of Section 7 of IEEE C57.20.2. the manufacturer shall advise LCRA TSC and provide an opportunity to witness teardown.00-2010 or latest revision. LTC at extreme raise voltage setting.2. without thermal and mechanical failure.3 Control and Power Wiring: Low frequency withstand voltage tests shall be performed on all control and secondary wiring.002010 or latest revision. 40 . failure to meet any guaranteed or specified requirements. as required by Section 12 of C57. The Contractor shall not initiate repair of failed or defective components as specified above until LCRA TSC has agreed to the proposed repair.20.20. 4. with at least 5 % margin. 4. testing or shipment.2 Short Circuit Data: 4. Conformance of through fault thermal and mechanical requirements may be satisfied by submission of certified data indicating that the proposed design is expected to successfully pass the short circuit tests. Test failures. The sweep frequency analysis shall be performed over a frequency range of 10 Hz to 2 MHz.2 4. All control circuits shall be functionally tested by simulating internal and external control functions. procedure or modification. Tap position(s) during the tests on a prototype design shall be the one(s) that creates the worst mechanical condition(s) 4.(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Ratio and phase angle Impedance and excitation measurements Polarity Dielectric tests Insulation resistance tests Winding and lead resistance tests 4. All low voltage wiring including control and indication wiring shall be given a continuity check.4 Test data shall be submitted to the LCRA TSC prior to notification for shipment. repair. questionable test results.1 The autotransformer is expected experience numerous external short circuits (through faults) during its service life. Electronic file format will be defined later.12.20. where appropriate to the mode of failure.20 Sweep Frequency Analysis: The Contractor shall perform a sweep frequency response analysis using the Doble Model 5100 or equivalent instrument.12. and important quality defects shall be brought immediately to the attention of LCRA TSC for resolution prior to proceeding with fabrication.

it is also required that all transformer monitoring and detection systems be powered on and functioning at the time of witness testing with the exception of the gas monitoring system.20. a) b) Take a DC core ground resistance measurement. the Contractor shall find and correct the problem. Make autotransformer turns ratio measurements from 1R to 16L on each phase of the autotransformer. c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k) 4. Make DC winding resistance measurements on each phase from 1R to 16L.4.20. electrical and chemical properties defined in Section 4. All ratios shall be within 0. The final acceptance of the autotransformer will be based on the results of these tests. 4. Make the following insulation power factor measurements of the autotransformer. LCRA TSC will complete the tests listed below.21 SHIPPING: 41 .2 kV winding to ground Take C1 and C2 power factor measurements and capacitance measurements of all capacitance graded bushings. low voltage. CT ratio and polarity (Ratio CTs with current and voltage to cabinet terminal blocks). Make SRFA measurements on the high voltage.6 In addition to routine and other tests that are part of the Customer witness testing.2 kV winding 2) 345 kV and 138 kV windings to ground 3) 13. This measurement shall be within the limits specified by the Contractor in its Instruction and Maintenance Manual.5% uncorrected. and tertiary windings.5 Final Field Acceptance: When the autotransformer has been vacuum processed and filled with oil. The patterns generated by these tests shall match those that were made by the Contractor at the factory. These values shall not deviate by more than 10% from the values stamped on the nameplate. Make the oil tests to verify the physical. The current generated by these tests shall match the currents measured by the Contractor in the factory.5% of the autotransformer nameplate values. Make single phase and three phase leakage reactance tests at the neutral tap positions.9. Monitoring and detection systems that require additional field labor to wire up and make operational due to incomplete factory completion will be billed to the manufacturer at LCRA TSC’s prevailing labor and equipment rates and will require transformer manufacturer personnel to be present at time of monitor commissioning. The power factor shall be less than 0. Make single phase excitation tests at 10 kV from 1R to 16L on each phase of the autotransformer windings. The SFRA patterns shall math the patterns/graphs measured by the Contractor at the factory prior to shipment. If these tests limits are not achieved. Readings on each phase shall be within +1% of the adjacent phases. Measurement shall be within +5% of the nameplate value. Functional check all control and alarm points. 1) 345 kV and 138 kV windings to 13.18.

18. This may be accomplished by provision of a compressed dry air and regulator system connected to the transformer tank. Measurement/Readings Before Off Loading the Autotransformer.7 4. 3. Contractor to insure that a positive pressure be maintained during shipment to site. inspection for internal cleanliness and correct phase to ground clearances and re-performance of applied voltage tests.9 .12.9 shall be supplied to the LCRA TSC for review prior to placement of any oil in the transformer.21. Oil shall be released for shipment only when requested by LCRA TSC.21. Oil shall be shipped by tanker-truck directly to the Substation.21.21. The Contractor shall be responsible for notifying the oil supplier and coordinating delivery to the substation.4. impact recorders must be attached to the autotransformer tank that will record the shocks in a three dimensional coordinate system during shipment. 42 4.21.5 4.1. or truck or any combination thereof. If the unit is physically entered for inspection. the LCRA TSC shall be notified and the opening shall be delayed until the LCRA TSC is able to send their representative to witness the opening. 4.4 4.1 Autotransformer may be shipped by rail. However. Copies of the records obtained from these recorders must be furnished to LCRA TSC. Failure to supply this data prior to placement of the oil in the transformer tank shall be grounds for rejection of the unit by the LCRA TSC. ship.21. If units are shipped from outside the United States and are subject to Customs Inspection. Review of the impact recorder Visual Inspection of autotransformer for damage during shipment DC core ground resistance measurement Dew point measurement reading.21. barge.2 4. barge.12.21. ship. The autotransformer tank shall be permanently marked on all four sides with the shipping center of gravity and the final center of gravity.3 4. Test reports for the oil as outlined in section 4. or rail/truck. When autotransformers are shipped by rail. Impact acceptance criteria shall not exceed the recommended limits defined in IEEE 57. Autotransformer shall be designed to be shipped by rail or truck to a major repair facility in North America. LCRA TSC will complete an autotransformer receiving inspection to include the following: 1. Oil shall not be sent in drums. the LCRA TSC shall be notified if the units are to be held for inspection. the unit shall be returned to a facility designated by Contractor for vapor-phase processing. or truck.6 4.2.21. Suitable connectors and valves shall be provided to permit re-pressurizing at rail siding and/or other LCRA TSC inspection points. Contractor shall state in their proposal a preferred repair facility and if a contractual agreement exists to handle warranty repair. 2.8 4. All readings shall be made at the rail site before the autotransformer is off loaded from the rail car. final delivery must be truck. Partial transportation by ship or barge is acceptable. Rail shipment shall be made in Hydra-cushion cars or other special cars designed to provide maximum protection from shock. Autotransformer tank shall be shipped with dry air under positive pressure. If the units are to be opened for inspection.

The field tech rep shall be at the assembly site for the entire time of assembly. Megger testing 4. The number of days indicated on the schedule shall match the number of days proposed in section 1 of Section “C” Pricing Methodology. the service rep will provide a 43 . Commissioning tests 22. and commissioning of the autotransformer to direct the activities of LCRA TSC crews in assembling the autotransformer at the delivery site. Tap changer operation tests 11. Accessories assembly. An LCRA TSC labor crew will be assembled to work with the Contractors field technical representative based on the following: The Contractor shall provide a time chart to LCRA TSC 30 days before the tech rep arrives at the substation site showing the duration of each assembly activity for the autotransformer. Oil filling 19. Additional days of technical service representative time at the jobsite that are caused by the Contractors failure to provide this schedule will not be paid for by LCRA TSC. Oil circulation 20. and prior to departure from the jobsite by the Contractors technical service representative.21.10 The Contractor shall supply the services of a field technical representative that is knowledgeable in all phases of inventory. Additional service time will not be paid by LCRA TSC due to the Contractor’s underestimating the required time that he proposed in section 1 of Section “C” Pricing Methodology. The procedure for drying the autotransformer shall be approved in writing by LCRA TSC. Ratio test. bushings and tap changer pre tests 8.20. 4. and energization. When the unit is completely assembled and final testing is performed. commissioning. Tertiary bushing assembly 17. The chart shall include (but not be limited to) the following activities: 1.14. HV. Low voltage bushing assembly 16. Energization Failure to provide this schedule by the Contractor may result in delay of assembly of the autotransformer. Radiator assembly 5. CT turret assembly 14. assembly. Piping assemblies 13. CT’s. Oil conservator and gas relay assembly 7. Bushing power factor tests 10.1. wire connections. Fan assembly 6. Vacuum and oil processing 18. LV and tertiary bracket and surge arrester assembly installation 12.If the dew point taken by LCRA TSC is greater than the maximum allowable dew point as determined by Section 4. Coordination meeting 2. Equipment Inventory 3. the Contractor shall perform additional drying at their cost before the autotransformer is filled. and this time in days shall match the number of days included in Item one of the proposal section. High side bushing assembly 15. megger and polarity tests 9. and conduit 21.

22 SCHEDULES. The Contractor shall bear the travel and lodging expenses of LCRA TSC to attend and witness re-testing if the Autotransformer fails to pass tests the first time and require corrective action or repair for retesting at a later date. Contractor's drawing number and title including revision number. Certified for Construction Drawings 3.signed statement to LCRA TSC that the autotransformer has been assembled in accordance with all applicable factory standards. Final As Built Drawings T The drawings and instruction manuals collectively shall contain sufficient information to enable LCRA TSC to adequately receive. overhaul and order renewal parts for all autotransformer equipment provided by sub contractors. SCHEDULE The Contractor shall furnish LCRA TSC a time line schedule within one month after receipt of order showing key dates for the start and completion of the design. operate. maintain. design review. and shipping of the autotransformer. TESTING INSPECTION The Contractor shall notify LCRA TSC one month prior to testing the autotransformer. 44 . the Contractor shall notify LCRA TSC so its representative may be present to inspect the unit before tanking. manufacturing. assemble. GENERAL COMMENTS FOR DRAWINGS and INSTRUCTION MANUELS Three sequences of autotransformer drawings shall be furnished to LCRA TSC as follows: 1. MANUALS. DRAWINGS. install. For Approval Drawings 2. The time period on the schedule shall be from the date of receipt of order by the Contractor to delivery and placement of the autotransformer at the LCRA TSC substation site. so that LCRA TSC. 4. The following information must be provided on every drawing and/or instruction book: (1) (2) (3) (4) LCRA TSC's purchase order number. materials ordering. and FACTORY VISITS CORE AND COILS PRE-TANKING INSPECTION Four (4) weeks prior to tanking of the core and coils. Contractor's assigned autotransformer serial number. The Contractor shall provide a Monthly Progress Report to LCRA TSC that shows work that has been completed. and meets all the assembly requirements of the maintenance manual provided with the autotransformer. testing. The Contractor shall pay for any airline and accommodations reservation charges that LCRA TSC may incur if the Contractor changes the test date after notice is given to LCRA TSC of when the tests will begin. may be present to witness the testing. or its representative. The Contractor bears complete and total responsibility for correct assembly and commissioning of the autotransformer. Any change in the schedule shall be coordinated with LCRA TSC. Contractor's name and sales order number.

The drawing review by LCRA TSC does not relieve Contractor of responsibility of (1) strict adherence to the specifications except where deviation is fully described in writing by LCRA TSC and (2) for corrections of engineering. and all other matters and liabilities hereunder. The Contractor shall follow the drawing formats shown in Specification Appendix 2 when developing the wiring and connection drawings for this autotransformer. changes shall be made per LCRA TSC’s request and any other Contractor’s changes at that time shall be incorporated into the drawings. or Final As-Built drawing. draftsmanship. design. Certified for Construction.3.showing location of all external parts and accessories Nameplate Wiring schematic and connection diagrams (including LTC diagrams) Control panel layout Bushing and arrester outline drawings Ground bar detail drawing per section 4. LCRA TSC will return one set of drawings stamped "APPROVED AS NOTED". Computer disks shall be shipped in a protective-shipping container. CERTIFIED FOR CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS After Contractor receives approval drawings from LCRA TSC. shall be re-submitted to the LCRA TSC for final approval. The disks shall be clearly labeled with the purchase order number and item number. These drawings shall be sent as immediate as 45 . These revised drawings shall be sent to LCRA TSC as noted above (six sets of printed drawings. Drawing electronic files may be E-Mailed to the LCRA TSC if desired. E-Mail. Approval drawings shall also be supplied in AutoCAD 2012 or DXF format for an IBMcompatible PC. such as product liability and delivery schedule.18. which are not approved and/or request a revision by the LCRA TSC. workmanship. fully assembled Center of gravity. and AutoCAD electronic files). The Contractor will make corrections to the drawings as noted and return the modified drawings to LCRA TSC as soon as possible.2 Center of gravity. Drawing changes will be transmitted to the Contractor by mail. as shipped The Contractor shall furnish six (6) sets of prints of all drawings applicable to this order to LCRA TSC for review and approval. materials. or handed to the Contractor at the design review meeting. (6) Date of transmittal. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) Outline . The LCRA TSC will not accept partial submittals at different dates. Drawings. FOR APPROVAL DRAWINGS The drawings listed below shall be submitted folded and collated in sets for approval. All drawings in the six categories listed below must be submitted on one transmittal. All drawing files shall be submitted on a CD-ROM labeled with all transmittal information.(5) Identification as an Approval.

INSTRUCTION MANUALS The instruction manual shall contain LCRA TSC's name. Manufacturer shall provide 3D outline drawings in AutoCAD format. purchase order number and Contractor's sales order number and autotransformers serial number.B. Also. The I. one set of drawings shall be located in the control cabinet. The drawings and instruction manuals collectively shall contain sufficient information to enable LCRA TSC to adequately receive. operate. maintain. installation. overhaul and order renewal parts for all autotransformer equipment provided by sub contractors. operation and maintenance instructions as well as renewal parts lists for all parts. Drawings may be E-mailed to the LCRA TSC if desired. Specifically and in addition to the requirements herein.” FINAL AS-BUILT DRAWINGS The following drawings shall be issued to the LCRA TSC as final as built drawings. One (1) set of drawings in AutoCAD 2012 or DXF format on CD-ROM properly labeled with all transmittal information. One (1) set of drawing prints listed above packaged in a weatherproof container and stored in a protective space in the control cabinet of the autotransformer. assemble. These drawings shall be noted as “Certified for Construction. install. The instruction manual shall have an index giving the name and identification number of the information bulletins (I. This is to allow LCRA TSC to proceed with its design.B. receiving.'s) contained therein.'s will include the following: 46 .B. The final as-built drawings shall be forwarded in the most expeditious manner. the I. Final drawings are to be received prior to receipt and payment for the order.practicable (ASAP) to LCRA TSC. (1) Outline (2) Nameplate (3) Wiring and connection diagrams (including LTC diagrams) (4) Shipping outlines (5) Bushings (6) Arresters (7) Inert-gas system cabinet (8) Fan Mounting (9) Current Transformers excitation curves (10) Ground bar detail drawing (11) Oil filtering system drawings (12) Any drawings required for assembly of the autotransformer. Contractor shall furnish: Three (3) sets of drawing prints for each drawing item listed above.'s shall have complete information on shipping.

style. speed. if other than Nitrile rubber. SUPPLEMENTAL DRAWINGS and PHOTOGRAPHS The Contractor shall supply one set of drawings and/or color photographs to LCRA TSC showing the physical assembly of the Transformer’s internal components to assist in troubleshooting and/or partial overhaul of the unit. Texas Instruments. Instruction manuals shall each be supplied with a CD ROM electronic copy of the entire instruction manual. including any special suffix or code that identifies specific features. including types and sizes 2) All devices. top terminal description. etc. gauges. showing how each module is incorporated into the control scheme of the equipment. current rating. e. 5) Tap changer manufacturer. This information must appear on the drawing beginning from initial submittal for approval. rated current and voltage. starting current and torque. 4) Control cabinet and terminal box description. model or type designation. Four (4) sets of instruction manuals for each autotransformer shall be received by LCRA TSC prior to shipment. and cantilever strength. kVA.g. For purposes of future maintenance and spare parts inventory. BIL from contact-contact and contact-ground 6) Bushings including: BIL. (3) Any "O" ring and gasket information such as material. (2) Sufficient information for obtaining electronic parts from local sources. such as cross-references to American domestic manufacturers like Motorola. shock mounted. and fan CFM. including: number of phases. Parts removed for transport shall be indicated by an asterisk (*). If not shown on Parts List. One (1) set of instruction manuals shall be in a weatherproof container and placed in a holding device within the control cabinet of each autotransformer. each part shall be described by its vendor name and complete catalog. dustproof. model numbers. PARTS LIST A Parts List shall be provided either separately or as part of the Outline. The quantity of each part shall appear on the list. Neither the drawing nor the part shall be accepted by Purchaser until this complete description is provided. indicators and accessories mounted on the transformer 3) Fans with NEMA frame size and ratings. horsepower. lubrication or adhesive data. this data may be provided on the Bushing Outline 7) Conservator air cell 8) Gasket material. Parts shall be numbered to correspond with part numbers shown on the Outline. service factor. 47 . etc. rated current. If the Parts List appears on the Outline then all required information below shall instead appear on the Outline. The following additional items and information shall appear on the Parts List: 1) All valves and fittings.(1) Schematics for trouble shooting electronic modules. kW. size. insulation class.

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