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PREPARED BY: NAME: SIGNATURE: REVIEWED & APPROVED BY: NAME: SIGNATURE: .METHOD STATEMENT FOR TESTING & COMMISSIONING OF ASCO AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES.
Method Statement 1) Scope and Purpose 2) Reference Documents 3) Responsible Personnel 4) Introduction 5) Functional Test 6) Transfer Test 7) Bypassing & Isolating 8) Return to Service .
1 SCOPE AND PURPOSE This “Method Statement” covers the site testing & commissioning of ASCO Automatic Transfer & Bypass Isolation Switch.4 ASCO 7000 series Operators Manual.2 2.0 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS 2. 1.3 This procedure ensures the methods used for Testing & Commissioning of Automatic Transfer Switch described above are correct and acceptable. 2. 1.1.0 1.3 2. . Approved Materials Submittals. ASCO Group 5 Controller User Guide. ASCO 7000 series Wiring Drawings.1 2.2 This procedure is to be read in conjunction with relevant Operators Manual & User’s guide.
2 3.0 3.3 3.1 RESPONSIBLE PERSONNEL Construction Manager 3.3. ASCO Commissioning Engineer .4 3.5 Commissioning Manager Project Electrical Engineer Qualified Electrician.
are located on terminal block TB which is mounted on the top right side of the enclosure. Protect the switch from construction grit and metal chips to prevent malfunction or shortened life of the Transfer Switch. Refer to the wiring diagram provided with the transfer switch and connect the Generator start wires to the appropriate terminals.1 Do not connect the power conductors to the transfer switch until they are tested. After the cables are pulled in to position.6 4.5 All customer connections.INTRODUCTION 4. including the Generator control contact connections.3 4. 4. 4. avoid nicking or ringing the conductor. connect them to the appropriate terminal lugs on the bypass switch as shown on the wiring diagram provided with the switch. 4.7 .2 After the power cables have been tested. Connect auxiliary circuit wires to appropriate terminals on transfer switch terminal block TB as shown on the wiring diagram provided with the automatic transfer switch.4 Be careful when stripping insulation from the cables. 4. and before they are connected they should be tested to verify that they are not defective or have been damaged during installation.
5. Start Generator manually. Close enclosure door.0 FUNCTIONAL TEST 5.4 5. it must be the same as the normal source. Use extreme caution when using a meter to measure voltages. Use an accurate Voltmeter to check phase to phase and phase to neutral voltages present at the transfer switch normal source terminals.1 After installing the switch check the following: Bypass Handle should be in NORMAL position.If handles are not in correct positions. Do not touch power terminals.5 Use a phase rotation meter to check phase rotation of emergency source. The transfer switch connected to normal and the normal source accepted lights should come on. TS transfer switch Normal contacts should be C (closed). Emergency contacts should be O (open). The emergency source Accepted light should go off. The transfer switch connected to Normal and Emergency source Accepted lights should come on. 5. follow instructions for Bypassing and Isolating the Automatic Transfer Switch.2 First check nameplate on transfer switch: rated voltage must be the same as Normal & Emergency line voltages. Close the normal source circuit breaker. Then put generator starting control selector switch in the automatic position. . shock. Close the Emergency source circuit breaker. Isolation Handle should be in CONNECTED position. Use an accurate Voltmeter to check phase to phase & phase to neutral voltages present at the transfer switch Emergency source terminals.3 5. burns or death could result. Shut down the Generator.5.
4 Transfer switch will operate back to Normal position after Feature 3A time delay.The Emergency Source Accepted light should go off. 6. 6.6. The transfer switch connected to normal light and the Normal source accepted light should be on. The Emergency Source Accepted light should come on. The transfer switch connected to Emergency light should come on and the Transfer switch connected to Normal light goes off. For immediate retransfer turn Transfer control switch counter clockwise to Retransfer Delay Bypass. Be sure to close enclosure door before proceeding to prevent personal injury in case of electrical system fault. . Both normal & emergency sources must be available and the emergency source generator must be capable of being started. Turn Bypass Handle clockwise to the AUTO position. 6. This completes the functional test of the Automatic Transfer Switch. put generator starting control in automatic position.5 The Generator will stop after Feature 2E time delay (unloaded running engine cool down). The Transfer Switch Connected to Normal & Normal Source Accepted lights should be on. 6. 6.2 Turn the Isolation Handle counter clockwise to the TEST position.1 This procedure checks electrical operation of Automatic Transfer Switch.6 Turn Isolation Handle clockwise to CONNECTED position.3 Turn and hold Transfer Control switch clockwise to Transfer Test until the Generator starts and runs. Transfer switch will operate to the Emergency position after the Feature 2B time delay. The ATS (Automatic Transfer Switch) should still be bypassed.0 TRANSFER TEST 6. The Transfer Switch Connected to Normal light should come on: Transfer Switch Connected to Emergency light should go off.
7. continue turning the Isolation handle clockwise until the window shows CONNECTED. The red light Bypassed to Emergency will come ON and the amber light Not In Automatic will flash 7. The green light Bypassed to Normal will come ON and the amber light Not In Automatic will flash 7. The TS Test amber light should come ON. The Bypassed To Normal light should go off and the Not In Automatic light should go off.1 This procedure explains how to return the ATS to service after inspection and maintenance. Observe the Bypass Switch position Indicator and lights.2 Turn the Bypass handle clockwise until the Bypass Switch position shows OPEN. . Bypass the closed ATS contacts. Turn Isolation handle clockwise until the window shows TEST and TS TEST light comes on. 8.1 This procedure explains how to Bypass the closed transfer switch contacts. The ATS can be tested now without load interruption. 7. Next push in both side rails and close enclosure door. Continue turning Isolation Handle counter clockwise until the window shows ISOLATE. Bypassing is required before the ATS can be tested or isolated.2 Bypass to Normal source push in the bypass handle all the way and turn it counterclockwise.0 BYPASSING & ISOLATING 7. Turn the Isolation Handle counter clockwise until window shows TEST.3 Bypass to emergency turn the Bypass handle clockwise until Bypass switch position shows closed on Emergency. 8.4 Isolating is required before any service work can be performed on the ATS.0 RETURN TO SERVICE 8. When the ATS is in the same position as the bypass switch handle. Use the two handles to roll the ATS in to the enclosure until its crank pins engage the latch plates on both sides.