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Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment
Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB)
The assembly, designated MEB (Vacuum Breaker) Switchgear, consists of a switch and vacuum circuit breaker in series. This combination has been designed primarily for unit substation use where low cost protection is desired; and it can eliminate the need for a secondary main circuit breaker on a single ended unit substation. With the vacuum circuit breaker, MEB Switchgear is classified as an overcurrent protective device that provides increased system protection and increased coordination with upstream and downstream devices where these benefits cannot be achieved with a switch and fuse combination. Optionally, the vacuum circuit breaker can also provide precise ground fault protection not achievable with a fuse. MEB provides a minimum footprint utilizing Vacuum Breaker technology. All protective devices and metering are conveniently mounted on the switchgear structure door. VCP-W Vacuum Circuit Breakers have been designed with a patented V-Flex current transfer system that provides a unique non-sliding current transfer arrangement, no maintenance, excellent electrical and thermal transfer, and long vacuum interrupter life. Visible disconnect means is assured by the load break air interrupter switch and viewing window. Both indoor and outdoor non-walk-in enclosures are available. Applications are single units, lineups and transformer primary applications. Configurations with an automatic transfer control system can be accommodated easily. Easily removable vacuum breakers are ideal for high duty cycle as well as applications requiring rapid return to service after a load fault. MEB is the product of choice for ground fault interruption when air interrupters alone would be potentially hazardous if called on to operate above their assigned ratings. Capacitor switching is easily handled by MEB avoiding the restrike hazard presented by air switches. Standardized designs cover most applications while custom designs are also available for unusual requirements. MEB switchgear assemblies are available seismically labeled to meet the seismic zone 4 requirements of either UBC (Uniform Building Code) or California Title 24 or BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administration International, Inc.) up to 15 kV. MEB vacuum switchgear meets or exceeds all applicable NEMA, ANSI, EEMAC, CSA and IEEE standards for metal-enclosed switchgear. MVS switch sections are easily mixed with MEB sections in lineups. No bus transitions are required between them except where bus goes from top to bottom locations.
Table 1: Available Vacuum Breaker Ratings
Rated Maximum Voltage kV Circuit Breaker Type Nominal MVA Rating Interrupting Capacity at Rated Maximum Voltage, kA Sym. rms 29 18 28 25 Rated Continuous Current Amperes rms 1200 1200 1200 1200 Rated Short-Time (3-second) Current kA Sym. rms 36 23 36 25
4.76 15 15 27
50 VCP-W 250 150 VCP-W 500 150 VCP-W 750 270 VCP-W 1250
250 500 750 1250
Type MEB switchgear uses the same proven enclosure and air switch mechanism as MVS switchgear. It differs in the addition of the easily removable Cutler-Hammer VCP-W vacuum breaker in place of fuses. Current and voltage transformers associated with protection devices such as the Digitrip 3000 electronic overcurrent relay are applied using the same ratings as drawout metalclad switchgear. Devices are mounted on the single front hinged door. The front door may be opened at any time to provide access to low voltage components and the front of the circuit breaker without being exposed to high voltage. The IQ family of electronic meters is normally used when metering functions are required. The circuit breaker is bolted into position but can be unbolted and removed from the enclosure. Routine maintenance can be performed on the circuit breaker mechanism in the enclosure. Standard Breaker and switch insulators are NEMA rated glass polyester. Control power will be required as detailed below. Ac can be supplied integrally if specified. Dc control power, if required, must be furnished by others.
The VCP-W Vacuum Circuit Breaker is easily accessible for routine inspection and maintenance. User friendly, front panel controls and indicators are functionally grouped together for easy operation and include: contact position indicator, closing spring status, close and trip button,operation counter.
If ac control power Digitrip is used, a capacitor trip device is provided. A Digitrip 3000 relay provides fault protection if ac control power is lost eliminating the need for an uninterruptible power source for continuous fault current protection. Once the circuit breaker is closed and the closing spring is recharged the breaker can open, close, and open without spring recharge.
Weatherproofing complying with the requirements of NEMA 3R and IEEE standard C37.20.3 is available for MEB switchgear assemblies. The weatherproofing consists of sloped roof panels that are joined together with caps. Doors and rear covers are fully gasketed. Externally accessible louvered filtered covers, top and bottom, front and rear, are provided for ventilation. At least one 250 watt heater is provided in each vertical section. Power for the heaters may be supplied from an external source, or an optional integral control power transformer may be specified to provide power for the heaters. For outdoor walk-in enclosure, please refer to Cutler-Hammer.
MEB with control switches, Digitrip 3000 overcurrent relay and provisions for IQ Analyzer or IQ DP-4000.
1 to 2. None • Short Delay Setting: • Instantaneous Setting: (1 to 25) x In.8 6 6 9 7. None • Short Delay Setting: (0. 25 38 25 38 25 38 25 38 25 38 25 38 25 25 Typical MEB Single Section One Line Diagram Breaker Control Ratings Table 4: VCP-W Breaker Stored Energy Mechanism Control Power Requirements Rated Control Voltage 48 Vdc 125 Vdc 250 Vdc 120 Vac 240 Vac Spring Charge Motor Run Amperes 9.76 4. I4t Slope: 0. It.11 for metal oxide surge arresters lists the maximum rated ambient temperature as 40°C. None • Instantaneous Setting: (0.0 4. None MVS Load Break Switch Time Delay Settings 3-CTs Digitrip 3000 50/51 50N/51N 52 • Long Delay Time: [@3 x In(Ph)] [@1 x In(Gnd)] • Short Delay Time: • Where In = Flat Slope: 0. 0. I2t.5 30 30 54 ➀ Surge arrester rating is based upon the ambient air temperature in the switchgear vertical section not exceeding 55°C.76 4.2) x In (1 to 11) x In.B2-2 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Technical Data Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Overcurrent Protection Type MEB breaker can be furnished with Cutler-Hammer type Digitrip 3000 Relay to provide overcurrent and fault protection.5 to 11) x In.76 4.9 24 24 39 34. 40 61 40 61 40 61 40 61 40 61 40 61 40 40 Rated Short-TIme (2 seconds) Current kA Sym. ➁ Optional zero sequence 50/51G ground fault protection.4 Solidly Grounded System Low Resistance Grounded System High Resistance or Ungrounded System 3 3 6 4.0 2.4 7 12 12 18 13.2 to 40 sec.0) x In.4 12 12 24 22.2 to 2 sec.76 4. Current Transformer Rated Amperes VCP-W Vacuum Breaker ➁ 1-Zero Sequence CT Assembly Ratings Table 3: MEB Switchgear Assembly Main Bus Ratings Rated Maximum Volts kV 4. especially in outdoor applications where solar radiation may produce a significant contribution to the temperature. The ambient temperature inside a MEB switchgear vertical section may exceed this temperature.16 6 6 6 4. Refer to the Cutler-Hammer Power Management Product Guide for more details.1 to 11) x In.2 6 6 12 12. .0 2.76 4.2 to 2. Table 5 lists the recommended minimum duty cycle voltage rating for various system grounding methods.8 12 12 21 14.2 12 12 21 13.0 4. Table 5: Suggested Minimum Ratings (kV) for Metal Oxide Surge Arresters Located in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear➀ System Grounding Nominal System Line-to-Line Voltage (kV) 2.9 21 21 36 24.5 sec.0 12 12 18 12.05 to 1.76 15 15 15 15 15 15 27 27 Rated BIL kV 60 60 60 60 60 60 95 95 95 95 95 95 125 125 Rated Main Bus Current Amperes 600 600 1200 1200 2000 2000 600 600 1200 1200 2000 2000 600 1200 Rated Momentary Current kA rms Asym. None Ground Overcurrent Pickup Ranges • Long Delay Setting: (0.0 Time Seconds 6 6 6 6 6 Close or Trip Amperes 16 7 4 6 3 Voltage Range Close 38-56 100-140 200-280 104-127 208-254 Trip 28-56 70-140 140-180 104-127 208-254 Surge Arresters Digitrip 3000 IEEE Standard C62. Table 2: Digitrip 3000 Ranges Phase Overcurrent Pickup Ranges • Long Delay Setting: (0.
the MEB serves as both primary and secondary protection for the transformer. This scheme is only recommended where cost and space prevent the use of secondary main device. due to elimination of the secondary main device. may be tripped regardless of fault level up to its interrupting rating (for example. The resistor affords both full selectively in tripping on ground faults while limiting ground fault magnitudes to low values (typically 50 to 400 amperes). being a fully rated interrupting device. 500 MVA). Reducing the current levels to a faulted motor greatly reduces the damage to the motor and subsequent rewind and repair costs.Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Technical Data B2-3 Application Examples Low Resistance Ground Schemes Medium voltage low resistance ground schemes – these schemes are typically used for medium voltage 5 kV class systems feeding 5 kV class motor loads. 50/51 50N/51N DT3000 52 50/51 50N/51N DT3000 Single Ended Unit Substations . The MEB breaker. 52-1 R 2-51G 52-2 1-51G Unprotected Zone for Ground Fault Protection 52 R 51G Complete Secondary Ground Fault Protection Using MEB for Primary Device. Incomplete Ground Fault Protection Using Fusible Switch Primary Device – NOT RECOMMENDED. Any ground fault sensed may escalate as the switch is being signalled to trip thereby exceeding its typical 600 ampere maximum current breaking capacity. Savings in both floor space and cost result. Fusible switches on the line side of the step down transformer (typically rated 15 kV to 5 kV) MAY NOT BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE. Only this type of overcurrent device or a metal clad switchgear drawout breaker may be safely used. System tripping during a ground fault on the line side of the secondary main breaker must be cleared by sending a trip signal to the transformer line side protective device. Note the use of 2 sets of current transformers for protecting against secondary ground faults. overloads and short circuits as well as primary winding faults. Low Resistance Ground Scheme (Phase protection not shown) Single Ended Substation Designs In this configuration.
➀ T = Top entry of power cable.1 117 117 Depth D ➃ 62 62 70 70 96 96 4.4 100.4 90. Table 2.4 90. are required.4 110 110 52 Figure S3 Layout B: Multiple Vertical Section Arrangements (Lineups) See MVS switchgear multiple vertical structure arrangements in section B3.4 110 110 110 110 110 110 DT 52 27 52 (L8) Figure L10 Figure L11 L10 L10 L10 L10 L11 L11 The arrangements and accompanying tables in this section represent the most common switchgear arrangements. Dimensions in Inches. Cable-In and Cable-Out (Single Unit) Table 6 kV Class Cable In➀ T B T B T B Out➀ T or B T or B T or B T or B T or B T or B Width F➁ 62 62 62 62 78 78 R➁ 42 42 42 42 48 48 Height Indoor F➁ DT Outdoor R➁ 90. Table 7 Main Breaker (with Bus Transition) Feeder Section kV Class 4.1 N/A N/A 98. etc.4 110 110 F➁ N/A N/A N/A N/A 117 117 R➁ 98. Depths shown are for rear covers.1 N/A 117 117 117 117 117 117 Depth D ➃ 70 80 70 70 70 70 96 96 96 96 96 96 ➄ L10 L10 L10 L10 L11 L11 42 42 42 62 42 62 48 48 78 78 48 78 90. XLP or EPR insulated cables per phase using preformed slip-on cable termination devices.76 or 15 DT Figure Cable Access F/R➁ R R F F R F R R F F R F Cable Direction T/B➀ T B T B T or B T or B T B T B T or B T or B Width Height➂ Indoor Outdoor 98.76 or 15 kV Class and 30 inches for 27 kV Class.4 90.1 98. ➂ Height must always match tallest vertical section in complete switchgear assembly.1 98. Add 1. and/or if devices such as surge arresters. ➃ Depth of any vertical section must always match depth of deepest vertical section. ➁ F = Front only access for installing power cables. Dimensions of vertical sections will vary if cabling is different from a maximum of two 500 kcmil. B = Bottom entry of power cable.1 98.4 90.4 90. R = Rear access for installing power cables.4 90.76 15 27 100. ➄ Transition section width is 15 inches for 4.4 100. instrument transformers. Many other conﬁgurations and combinations are available (contact Cutler-Hammer for further information). Not to be used for construction purposes unless approved.B2-4 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Layout Dimensions Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Layout A: MEB Breaker Arrangements..1 98.4 90. special cable termination devices.2 for optional rear doors. .4 90.4 90.
25 Product 0 Depth Voltage Amperage MVA 96.1 Outdoor 98. 15 kV MEB With Main Bus Roof for Outdoor Unit 5.00 117.00 Roof for Outdoor Unit 110.38 110.1 Outdoor 90.25 Dimensions in Inches. Not to be used for construction purposes unless approved.Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Layout Dimensions B2-5 5. .4 Indoor Vacuum Breaker 90. 15 kV MEB Without Main Bus Roof for Outdoor Unit CTs CTs Switch VT Switch VT 98.38 Product 0 Depth Voltage Amperage MVA 96.4 Indoor Vacuum Breaker CTs CTs Depth Base for Outdoor Unit Base for Outdoor Unit Depth 27 kV MEB With Main Bus 27 kV MEB Without Main Bus Roof for Outdoor Unit 117.
➀ Cable location B not available with main bus.B2-6 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Layout Dimensions Cutler-Hammer May 2001 5 kV and 15 kV Roof Layouts and Floor Layouts Rear Access Top or Bottom Entry and Exit 13 Optional Rear Door 1.5 8 Roof Layout 33 16 A D 16 6. See Tables 6 and 7 as applicable on page B2-4 for dimension D. Dimensions in Inches. Bottom Exit D D 8 19 B➀ D 42 62 13 1. Top Exit Front Access Top Entry.3 42 62 B D D 62 Floor Layout Floor Layout Front Floor Layout 27 kV Roof Layouts and Floor Layouts REAR ACCESS TOR OR BOTTOM ENTRY AND EXIT 12 3 00 A&B 6 00 36 00 ROOF AND FLOOR LAYOUT D 48 00 Note: A = Power cable to load.2 62 Roof Layout 13 Optional Rear Door 5.5 8 A&B 16 Roof Layout 6 8 5. .2 33 1. Not to be used for construction purposes unless approved.5 8 A&B 16 13 1. B = Power cable from source.5 8 A 16 13 13 16 13 Front Access Bottom Entry.
28 (TYP) FRONT FRONT ቤ ቦ MIN. Locations for customer’s tie-down clips. and overlap the leg of the C-channel by at least 1. level and in true plane. Minimum clearance in rear is 30 inches.81 (TYP) ብ 6. ብ 1. Local jurisdictions may require a larger clearance. Typical Seismic Tie-down Clip for 5 & 15 kV 2. ብ ቢ ብ ባ 1.Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Layout Dimensions B2-7 Typical Anchor Plan for Indoor Vertical Sections for 5 & 15 kV Typical Anchor Plan for Outdoor Vertical Sections for 5 & 15 kV 2. . Door swing equals vertical section width at 90 degrees.28 (TYP) 5.00 MIN.50 inch SAE grade 5 bolt torqued to 75 foot-pounds.00 2.28 (TYP) 5. 1. the minimum clearance is the width of the widest vertical section equipped with a rear door plus one inch.00 MIN.12 (TYP) 30. ቤ ቦ MIN.75 (TYP) 6. For seismic applications. For seismic applications.00 MIN.75 . Local juridictions may require a larger distance. If rear doors are supplied.75 (TYP) . the tie-down clips must be at least as strong as AISI 1010 steel. ቢ ባ Locations for 0.00 MIN.50 (TYP) ቧ 30. ቧ 4. Minimum clearance on side. 1.00 inches.00 MIN. Finished foundation under the switchgear must be flat.50 inch anchor bolts. Local jurisdictions may require a larger clearance.53 (TYP) 1.53 (TYP) 1. Minimum clearance in front is the width of the widest vertical section plus one inch.81 (TYP) 1. use SAE grade 5 bolts and torque to 75 foot-pounds.00 .00 MIN. Use a .50 ቨ . be made as shown in the detail view.62 DIA 1.50 ቤ ብ ቦ ቧ .
2 No. On vertical sections without a circuit breaker.B2-8 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Typical Specifications Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Ratings Switchgear. Vertical section construction shall be of the universal frame type using die formed and bolted parts. ___ kA Asymmetrical  ___ kA  . B. thus providing full access to the front of the circuit breaker control face plate and all lowvoltage control and instrumentation devices. Short-Time (2-Second) 36 kA Current Main Bus Continuous Current Rating (when main ___  bus is required) Switch Continuous and Load Break ___  Current Rating Circuit Breaker Nominal 3-Phase MVA 250 MVA Class Circuit Breaker Rated Short-Circuit Current at Rated Maximum kV 29 kA Symmetrical Circuit Breaker Closing and Latching Capability (and as58 kA Asymmetrical sembly momentary) — OR — A. 5. A safety glass viewing window that permits full view of the position of all three switch blades through the closed door. It shall be insulated for 1000 volts AC to ground.0 kV 125 kV ___ kV three-phase [three-] [four]wire ___ [solid] [low-resistance] [high-resistance] [ungrounded] kA 2. The door must be closed before the switch can be closed. All enclosing covers and doors shall be fabricated from steel whose thickness shall be equal to or greater than those speciﬁed in ANSI/IEEE C37. Provision for padlocking the switch in the open or closed position. The metal-enclosed switchgear assembly shall consist of dead front. Each vertical section containing a switch shall have a single. rating and type noted on the drawings or speciﬁed herein. a removable top cover and [(a) removable rear cover(s)] [a rear door latched closed by tamper resistant padlockable latches] [bolted rear door] shall be provided. Switch and Circuit Breaker A. The 15-kV switchgear assembly ratings shall be as follows: Maximum Design Voltage Basic Impulse Level System Voltage System Grounding 15. D. Permanent OPEN-CLOSED switch position indicators. The 5-kV switchgear assembly ratings shall be as follows: Maximum Design Voltage Basic Impulse Level System Voltage System Grounding 4. ﬂanged front door and shall be equipped with two rotary latch type padlockable handles for 5 and 15kV and bolted doors for 27kV. The following features shall be supplied on every vertical section containing a three-pole. b. The switch must be opened before the door can be opened. furnish additional vertical sections containing load interrupter switches and fuses or miscellaneous auxiliary apparatus of the number. the door shall be interlocked with the switch so that: a. 4. C.76 kV 60 kV ___ kV three-phase [three-] [four-] wire ___ [solid] [low-resistance] [high-resistance] [ungrounded] Circuit Breaker Closing and Latching Capability (and assembly momentary) ___ kA Symmetrical Circuit Breaker  Nominal 3-Phase MVA Class ___ kA  — OR — A. the enclosure door must be capable of being safely opened by barriering off all high-voltage parts with grounded metal. The current rating of the neutral bus shall be 600 amperes. A neutral bus shall be provided when indicated on the drawings.3 and CSA C22. On vertical sections with a circuit breaker. All buses shall be [tin-plated aluminum] [tin-plated copper] [silver-plated copper]. Where shown. To facilitate installation and maintenance of cables and bus in each vertical section. The 27 kV switchgear assembly ratings shall be as follows: Maximum Design Voltage Basic Impulse Level System Voltage System Grounding 27. 3. Bus A. 31. completely metal-enclosed vertical sections each containing a non-fused load interrupter switch and a vacuum circuit breaker. B. two-position open-closed switch and vacuum circuit breaker: 1. full length.20. Provision shall be made for operating the switch and storing the removable handle without opening the full length door. The switch operating handle shall be covered by a hinged door to discourage casual contact by unauthorized personnel. A nameplate shall be mounted on the front door of each vertical section.0 kV 95 kV ___ kV three-phase [three-] [four-] wire ––– [solid] [low-resistance] [high-resistance] [ungrounded] Short-Time (2-Second) 25 Current Main Bus Continuous Current Rating (when main bus is ___ required) Switch Continuous and Load Break 600 Current Rating Circuit Breaker Nominal 3-Phase 1250 MVA Class Circuit Breaker Rated Short-Circuit Current at Rated 25 Maximum kV Circuit Breaker Closing and Latching Capability (and assembly momentary) 40  A MVA kA Symmetrical kA Asymmetrical Main Bus Continuous Current Rating (when main bus is required) Switch Continuous and Load Break Current Rating Circuit Breaker Rated Short-Circuit Current at Rated Maximum kV Short-Time (2-Second) Current –––  ___  Construction A.
For a detailed specification on the Digitrip 3000. [Fixed-mounted voltage transformers including primary fuses and secondary devices] [Voltage transformers with a means of disconnecting including primary and secondary fuses] for metering as shown on the drawings. Each breaker shall be complete with control switch and red and green indicating lights to indicate breaker contact position. B. 3. very inverse and extremely inverse. Where indicated on the drawings. B. ANSI 50/51. C. Each breaker shall be mounted on wheels and simply rolls into the MEB structure on steel rails. — OR — B. Relays for phase time overcurrent. The breaker shall be easily removed from the structure by removing bolts in each of the two mounting rails.Cutler-Hammer May 2001 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Typical Specifications B2-9 Wiring/Terminations A. 2. One terminal pad per phase shall be provided for attaching Contractor supplied cable terminal lugs for a maximum of two conductors per phase of the sizes indicated on the drawings. instantaneous overcurrent and ground fault protection. Circuit Breaker A. Terminal blocks shall be provided for customer connections to other apparatus. The relay shall be solid-state microprocessor-based multi-functional type that operates from the 5-ampere secondary output of current transformers. The breakers shall be electrically operated by: [115-] [230-] volt AC CLOSE and AC Capacitor Trip. Sufﬁcient space shall be supplied for Contractor supplied electrical stress relief termination devices. or ground source connection schemes. in the metal-enclosed switchgear. The relay shall be true RMS sensing of each phase and ground. The breaker front panel shall be removable when the compartment door is open for ease of inspection and maintenance of the mechanism. Each control wire shall be labeled with wire markers. Each circuit breaker shall be manuallyoperated or operated by a motor-charged spring stored energy mechanism. The current transfer from the vacuum interrupter moving stem to the breaker main conductor shall be a non-sliding design. — OR — [48-] [125-] volt DC CLOSE and Trip. Where shown on drawings. The control voltage shall be [derived from a control power transformer mounted in the switchgear] [as indicated on the drawings]. and it shall be impossible to tease the switch into any intermediate position. 50/51G. refer to the Cutler-Hammer Power Management Product Guide. the quantity. Provide an induction-disk type overcurrent relay mounted in a semi-ﬂush case with drawout provisions. A maintenance provision shall be provided for slow closing the switch to check switch-blade engagement and slow opening the switch to check operation of the arc interrupting contacts. The spring may be charged manually in an emergency or during maintenance procedures. The speed of opening and closing the switch shall be independent of the operator. Trip Units A. provide a separate customer metering compartment with front hinged door. 7. E. Ground element shall be capable of being utilized in residual. The breakers shall be easily removable. C. high thermal capacity and negligible temperature error. Utility Metering A. Include associated instrument transformers. zero sequence. and utilizes a heavyduty coil spring to provide opening and closing action. 4. Load Interrupter Switches A. Where indicated. Provide current transformers for each meter. C. B. The circuit breaker shall not require utilization of air or oil dash pots for minimizing vacuum interrupter contact “bounce” upon opening. Each induction-disk relay shall be furnished with targets to indicate relay operation. B. shall be incorporated into a single device and shall be Cutler-Hammer type Digitrip 3000 or approved equal having all the features and functions herein speciﬁed. The Induction-disk shall be designed to compensate for spring wind-up throughout the travel of the moving contact to provide accurate pick-up continuous “between tap” adjustment. Small wiring. and ANSI 50/51N or 50/51G ground fault protection functions as shown on the plans or as determined by the coordination study. each utility metering vertical section shall contain provisions for current transformers and voltage transformers as required by the utility. The construction shall conform to the utility company‘s metering standards. or 50/51N. type and rating of protection relays as indicated on the drawings and described hereinafter in this speciﬁcation. Induction-disk relays shall be available with various families of IEEE inverse time current curves including moderately inverse. The switchgear manufacturer shall furnish and install. Current transformers shall be wired to shorting type terminals blocks. Electromechanical Induction-Disk Type Overcurrent Relay 1. It shall also conform to the general electrical and construction design of the switchgear speciﬁed above. B. Microprocessor Three-Phase Protective Relay 1. Customer Metering A. fuse blocks and terminal blocks within the vertical section shall be furnished as indicated on the drawings. inductiondisk relays shall be equipped with ANSI Device 50 adjustable pick-up instantaneous coils. Relay shall have low burden characteristics. . D. The breaker ﬁngers shall engage a stab as the breaker is inserted into the structure. Provide customer metering devices where shown on the drawings. ANSI Device 51. The relay shall provide ANSI 50/ 51N protective functions for each of the three (3) phases. 2. D. 5. The interrupter switch shall have separate main and break contacts to provide maximum endurance for fault close and load interrupting duty. Each vacuum interrupter assembly shall have a contact wear indicator which does not require any tools to indicate the contact wear. All settings shall be readily visible and accessible from the front of the relay. Each load interrupter switch shall have a manual over-toggle type mechanism that does not require the use of a chain or a cable for operation. Each circuit breaker shall have three (3) vacuum interrupter assemblies that are separately mounted on glass polyester insulators. 6. or deactivated. The interrupter switch shall have insulating barriers between each phase and between the outer phases and the enclosure.
A minimum of one (1) 250-watt. shall have the following features: 1. Power for the space heater(s) shall be furnished [as indicated on the drawings] [by a control power trans- former mounted in the switchgear] [by a transformer mounted in the low-voltage switchboard/switchgear]. 2. The relay shall monitor an auxiliary switch contact that monitors the breaker position and shall be rated for the application. Refer to the Cutler-Hammer Power Management Product Guide for detailed speciﬁcation for metering.5 mils. Each relay shall have a unique address so that it is possible to “call up” and “read” each breaker’s position from a host computer. Nameplates A. The design shall be non-walk-in type. Each outdoor vertical section shall have a weatherproof roof. The ﬁnish shall have the following properties: Impact resistance (ASTM D-2794) Pencil hardness (ASTM D-3363) Flexibility (ASTM D-522) Salt spray (ASTM B117-85 ) Color 60 direct/60 indirect H Pass 1/8-inch mandrel 600 hours ANSI 61 gray Miscellaneous Devices A.B2-10 Medium-Voltage Distribution Equipment Metal-Enclosed Switchgear – Easily Removable Vacuum Breakers (MEB) Typical Specifications Cutler-Hammer May 2001 D. All external openings shall be screened to prevent the entrance of small animals and barriered to inhibit the entrance of snow. The coating is to have a thickness of not less than 1. Prior to assembly. Each vacuum breaker position (open and closed). 120-volt space heater shall be provided in each vertical section. shall be communicated via an addressable relay. B. All doors and covers to be fully gasketed. Finish A. Outoor Enclosures A. Microprocessor-Based Metering System Select devices as required for item. IQ Analyzer IQ DP 4000 IQ Generator IQ 200 Accessories A. ____ kV [station] [intermediate] [distribution] class surge arresters shall be provided connected at the incoming terminations and securely grounded to the metal structure as shown on the drawings. where shown. sand. This relay shall communicate over a local area network consisting of a twisted pair of shielded wires. For switchgear. Supply key interlocks as shown on the drawings. then fused on by baking in an oven. A powder coating shall be applied electrostatically. The communication system shall be Cutler-Hammer type IMPACC/PowerNet. . etc. Communication equipment where indicated on the drawings. A nameplate shall be mounted on the front door of each switch vertical section in accordance with the drawings. all enclosing steel shall be thoroughly cleaned and phosphatized.