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Motorpact IEC

RVSS standalone section Class 8198

Installation instructions
46032-700-18A Effective 01 July 2009
Retain for future use.

Contents

General information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Height of ceiling for internal arc tunnel or IPX1 installation Installation above the switchboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard tightening torques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . List of accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requirements and recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RVSS dimensions and weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Reduced voltage soft start (RVSS) standalone section . . . . . . 9 Instructions for receiving, handling, and storing . . . . . . . . . Receiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handling using a sling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using a forklift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 11 11 11 11 12 12

Installation and operation recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Floor finishing and section fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Surface condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floor quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Description of irons and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing and adjusting on standard civil engineering works . Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing the irons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tightening irons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing and adjusting on earthquake resistant civil engineering works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing the irons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tightening the irons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installation instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assembling, adjusting, and fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Placing on maintenance space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjusting sections on standard civil engineering works . . Fastening to the floor on standard civil engineering works Fastening to the floor on earthquake resistant civil engineering works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seismic certification of Motorpact medium voltage motor starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Responsibility for mitigation of seismic damage . . . . . . . . Maintaining seismic certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing the main earth lead to the buildings earth . . . . . . . Cable installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-shielded cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shielded cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MV line and load cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attaching MV line and load cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessing the medium voltage compartments RVSS . . . . Steps to OPEN the RVSS MV doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Steps to CLOSE the RVSS MV doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accessing the low voltage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening the LV door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LV cable routing and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incoming cables through the top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incoming cables from below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Internal arc tunnel end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non wallmounted section IPX1 roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non wallmounted section IPX2 roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marine style plenumIPX1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marine style plenumIPX2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Steps to be taken for tests and inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Power frequency testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Phase-to-phase power frequency testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Phase-to-ground power frequency testing . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Final inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

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Recommendations
Height of ceiling for internal arc tunnel or IPX1 installation Installation above the switchboard Marking
If H > 4 m: tunnel installation is not necessary for internal arc withstand. If 3150 A, a tunnel is required. A H > 2.80 m is needed to install a tunnel. All types of equipment installation such as a lamp or light fitting are not recommended in order to avoid using switchboard roofing sheets to access this equipment. It is forbidden to walk on the parts bearing this marking. Application methods: The conical washers placed on the external sides of the MV cable lug ensure better distribution of stress on these bolts when tightened to the recommended torque values. It is forbidden to remove the parts bearing this marking when the equipment is energized.

Standard tightening torques


(non-greased screws and bolts)
Screw 6 8 10 12 14 MV cable lug torque in Nm

Mech. torque in Nm 10 20 35 55 120

28 50 75

List of accessories
Accessories contactor* disconnector operator handle civil engineering guide installation instructions guide instructions for use front section fastening rails and hardware rear leveling plate and hardware contactor lifting device (optional) contactor test plug (optional) injector stick (optional)

cable entry plates and hardware H connection kit (optional) internal arc tunnel/IPX1 assembly current test wire set (optional) internal arc tunnel end sheet assembly voltage test wire set (optional)

* Contactors are typically shipped separately for RVSS sections.


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Requirements and recommendations

Rear access required to make MV line and load cable connections. Keylocks: It is important that the reduced voltage soft start (RVSS) standalone section interlock key be coordinated with a key interlock (key removable when disconnector is open) added to the main controller. This guarantees that the RVSS standalone section MV doors cannot be opened unless the disconnector in the main controller is open. If the main controller is not a Schneider Electric controller, Schneider Electric recommended the RVSS key be permanently attached (welded or solid riveted) to the main controller key. If the main controller is a Schneider Electric controller, then a key locking scheme should be ordered so the RVSS standalone section interlock uses the main controller key. The RVSS standalone section does not come equipped with power fuses, main contactor, control power transformer (CPT), voltage transformer (VT), and VT fuses. These components must be present in the starter section. Phasing between power supply, RVSS, and motor must be correct before applying power to RVSS. Control power must be supplied to the RVSS prior to medium voltage power being applied to the RVSS. Current transformer (CT) is a maximum rating; e.g., 150:5 indicates maximum current 150 A. CT should be specified so that operating current is between 50% and 100% of rating.

RVSS dimensions and weights


All dimensions are in mm. Approximate weight: 622 kg

2300

750

946

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Reduced voltage soft start (RVSS) standalone section


A. Internal arc vent cover (optional) B. LV control entry plate C. Contactor door D. LV door E. Human machine interface (HMI) soft start control interface module F. Soft start power compartment door G. Heater (optional) H. LV control entry plate I. Customer conduit wireway J. Bypass contactor K. Ground fault board (optional) L. Terminal control board M. Main busbar compartment (not used in RVSS standalone section) N. Earth main busbar O. Control power, CPU boards, RTD board (optional) P. Main busbar access cover Q. LV compartment R. Door interlock (keylock) S. Line and load connections (RVSS standalone section only) T. Silicon control rectifier stacks U. Ring transformers
G H F S T U D E I C J K L M N O P Q R B A

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Instructions for receiving, handling, storing

Receiving

Check the packing list against the equipment received to ensure the order and shipments are complete. Make claims for shortages or other errors in writing no more than 30 days after receipt of shipment. Failure to do so constitutes unqualified acceptance and a waiver of all such claims to the purchaser.

Inspect the equipment for damage. If you find or suspect damage, immediately file a claim with the carrier and notify Schneider Electric.

Identification

Handling

Equipment is normally shipped in an upright position on a pallet and wrapped in plastic.

Do not remove the skid until the section is at the final location. Always use the skids to prevent equipment distortion.

Handling using a sling

Overhead lifting provisions

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Using a forklift

Review the shipping documentation to verify the actual weight of the equipment does not exceed that of the lifting equipment. When an overhead crane is not available, rollers, pipes, or a forklift may be used.

If lifting the section by forklift, stabilize the shipping section with a safety strap to reduce the possibility of tipping. The forks must extend completely under the pallet.

Handling using a forklift

Safety strap

Storage

Keep this equipment in a clean, dry place that is free from corrosive elements and mechanical abuse. Provide area ventilation, heating, and air conditioning to maintain the ambient temperature around the equipment between 5 C and 40 C. Energize the heaters inside the section, or add heat from a separate source, such as a light bulb or blower. Use a minimum of 125 watts of heat per vertical section to keep the equipment dry during storage.

Cover the equipment with a tarpaulin when necessary to protect it from contaminants and moisture. Do not store units considered for indoor use outdoors. Monitor the equipment closely in areas with high humidity. If necessary, use additional heat to keep the equipment dry. Contact the factory if the internal heaters do not adequately prevent condensation for your location or environmental condition.

40 C

5 C

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The sections resistance to aging depends on three main factors:

Proper equipment connections: New cold shrink or slipon technology offers ease of installation that favours resistance over time. Their design allows them to be used in polluted environments with harsh climatic conditions.

Ventilation control: Provide area ventilation, heating, and air conditioning to maintain the ambient temperature around the equipment between 5 C and 40 C.

Relative humidity factor: Heating resistor installation is essential in climates with a high rate of relative humidity and with significant temperature differentials.

Operation

Schneider Electric recommends performing a few operation cycles at least every two years. Outside normal conditions of use (between 5 C and 40 C, absence of dust, corrosive gas, etc.), verify the steps to be taken to ensure correct functioning of the installation.

Our Schneider Electric service center is able to assist you any time:

To undergo an installation diagnostic. To offer you, if need be, suitable maintenance operations. To offer you maintenance contracts. To offer you adaptations.

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Floor finishing and section fastening


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The floor finishing and section fastening instruction throughout this guide is for equipment installed above a maintenance space. See the civil engineering guide (Schneider Electric document no. 46032-700-07) for alternate mounting instructions.

Surface condition Floor quality Description of irons and accessories


Section fastening
Take this equipment from the civil engineering package of the switchboard packaging.

Floor evenness is such that a two meter ruler moved over all surfaces and in all directions, does not display a difference of more than 5 mm. For the rolling of mobile part extraction tools without degrading the floor it must have a compression withstand > 33 Mpa.

Standard civil engineering: A. 1 iron section (length 2 m) B. 4 expansion pins C. 2 fastening shims

Earthquake resistant civil engineering: A. 2 iron sections (length 2 m) B. 8 expansion pins C. 4 fastening shims

Placing and adjusting on standard civil engineering works


Preparation
Drill a hole in the floor and irons. NOTE: All measurements shown are mm. 14 70+2

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Placing the irons

Place and fix the irons to the floor using the supplied expansion pins, screws, and washers. Cut the last iron to the required length.

Tightening irons
If the iron is bent: distribute the loads on its length.

Longitudinal adjustment: use a water level and shims before tightening the screws.

Transversal adjustment: use a spirit level and shims before tightening the screws.
For the correct installation of sections, it is advised to comply with a tolerance of + 0.1 cm/m and a maximum gap of + 0.3 cm on the length of the switchboard.

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Placing and adjusting on earthquake resistant civil engineering works


Preparation
Drill a hole in the floor and irons. 940 70+

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NOTE: All measurements shown are mm. 55

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Placing the irons


Place and fix the irons to the floor using the supplied expansion pins, screws, and washers. Cut the last iron to the required length.

Tightening the irons


If the iron is bent: distribute the loads on its length.

Longitudinal adjustment: use a water level and shims before tightening the screws.
The irons must be very smooth, because adjustment using actuators is not possible.

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Floor finishing and section fastening

Transversal adjustment: use a spirit level and shims before tightening the screws.
For the correct installation of sections, it is advised to comply with a tolerance of + 0.1 cm/m and a maximum gap of + 0.3 cm on the length of the switchboard.

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Placing section
Assembling, adjusting, and fastening
Rear access is required to make line and load MV cable connections. The cables may need to be prepared before the equipment is placed in position. B C A F D Depending on the type of civil engineering, take the following from package 1 of the section packaging:

1 bag of standard civil engineering screws and bolts containing:

Rear adjustment accessories

A. 4 x HM12 nuts (lock nuts) B. 2 quick cage nuts C. 5 flat washers D. 4 x HM12 x 70 screws (actuators) E. 2 support irons

Front fastening accessories

F. 2 hook head bolts G. 2 fastening shims 1 bag of earthquake resistant civil engineering screws and bolts containing:

Front fastening accessories

H. 2 hook head bolts I. 2 fastening shims

Rear fastening accessories

H. 2 hook head bolts J. 2 fastening shims

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Placing on maintenance space


Do not dismantle any part of the section.

Placing can be carried out by lifting or rolling.

Handling of the section by rolling.

Adjusting sections on standard civil engineering works


The operations described below must only be carried out once the section is positioned on civil engineering works. See "Accessing the medium voltage compartment" in the instructions for use guide, Schneider Electric document no. 46032-700-09.

Position the support irons (E) at the rear of the section by gaining access through the maintenance space.
D A C B

Place the 2 quick cage nuts (B) at the rear of the section by gaining access underneath the section.

Screw the lock nut (A) on each actuator (D), place washer (C), then screw the actuators in the quick cage nuts.
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Lift the rear of the section by screwing the 2 actuators to level the section.

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Fastening to the floor on standard civil engineering works


Open the front door and secure the section as shown (front only).
G F G F

To be retrieved from the bag of standard civil engineering screws and bolts screws and bolts.

Place the fastening screws at the front of the section and tighten them.
I H

Fastening to the floor on earthquake resistant civil engineering works


Open the front door and secure the section at the front as shown. Rear access is required for securing the rear of the section.

I H

To be retrieved from the 2 bags of screws (I) and bolts (H).

Place the fastening screws at the front of the section and tighten them.
J

J H

To be retrieved from the 2 bags of screws (J) and bolts (H).

Place the fastening screws at the rear of the section and tighten them.

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Seismic certification of Motorpact medium voltage motor starters


Motorpact medium voltage (MV) motor starters that are seismically certified have been qualified for the site-specific seismic requirements of the listed model building codes and standards. Optional construction features may be required, depending on the location of the installation and the particular code and standard of interest. Seismic certificates of compliance and equipment labels are provided with all seismically certified equipment. To maintain the validity of this certification, the installation instructions provided in this bulletin must be followed. Responsibility for mitigation of seismic damage For the purposes of the model building codes, Motorpact MV motor starters are considered nonstructural building components. Equipment capacity was determined from tri-axial seismic shake table test results as defined in the International Code Counsel Evaluation Service (ICC ES) Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Qualification Testing of Nonstructural Components (AC156). Unless otherwise indicated, an equipment importance factor of 1.5 (IP = 1.5) was used, indicating that equipment functionality was verified before and after shaker table seismic simulation testing. This importance factor is indicative of critical facilities where maximizing the probability of post event functionality is a priority. AC156 is published by the ICC ES and has been recognized by the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) as an appropriate methodology in the 2003 National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Commentary (FEMA 450 Part 2). The National Institute of Building Sciences established the BSSC in 1979 to develop and promote regulatory provisions for earthquake risk mitigation at the national level. Incoming and outgoing cable and conduit must also be considered as related but independent systems. They must be designed and restrained to withstand the forces generated by the seismic event without increasing the load transferred to the equipment. For applications where seismic hazard exists, bottom entry and exit of cable and conduit is preferred. If the spectral acceleration value (Ss as defined by the International Building Code or NFPA 5000) is in excess of 2.67g (such as the New Madrid seismic area), then the equipment must also be braced at the top using a lateral restraint system. A lateral restraint system is required in situations where horizontal motion at the top of the equipment is not be desirable (such as applications where top entry and exit of conduit are used). This system must be capable of transferring the loads created to the load-bearing path of the building structural system. Maintaining seismic certification Schneider Electrics seismic qualification of nonstructural components is just one link in the chain of responsibility required to maximize the probability that the equipment will be intact and functional after a seismic event. During a seismic event, the equipment must be able to transfer the loads that are created through the mounting pad and anchorage to the loadbearing path of the building structural system. The structural civil engineer or consulting engineer of record is responsible for detailing the equipment connection and anchorage requirements (including the lateral restraint system, if appropriate) for the given installation. The installer and manufacturers of the anchorage and lateral restraint system are responsible for assuring that the mounting requirements are met. Schneider Electric is not responsible for the specification and performance of these systems.

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Installing the main earth lead to the buildings earth

Earth bar

Ground cable lug (see Standard tightening torques on page 6)

Ground cable

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Installation instructions

Avoid sharp turns, corners, and edges that could damage or weaken the cable insulation. Follow the cable manufacturers instructions to determine the minimum bending radius of cables.

Ensure cables do not come in contact with metal parts or opposite phases. Failure to follow this instruction will increase the electrical stress on the cable, shortening the life of the equipment.

Cable installation

Cables must be securely fastened or braced to withstand short circuit forces and to prevent strain on the terminals. Maximum length of unsupported cable is 457 mm for line side cable and 1100 mm for load side cable.

Connecting cables

Before making cable connections, check to see if special site preparation requirements are needed. Determine the phase identity of each cable. Connections are labeled and viewed from the back, left to right, Load L3 L2 L1 Line L3 L2 L1. Load cables must be connected to the load and line cables must be connected to the open side of the main contactor in the starter section.

Non-shielded cable Shielded cable

Follow the cable manufacturers instructions for stripping back the insulation and preparing the cable for the lug. Follow the cable manufacturers instructions for stripping the shield and cleaning the unshielded portion of the cable. Install the appropriate stress cone in accordance with the stress cone manufacturers instructions. It is recommended to use a 229 mm maximum prefabricated stress cone. Follow the lug manufacturers instructions to attach the cable lug on the cable.

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MV line and load cable connections


Bottom entry Top entry

Line

Load

Line

Load

M10 x 40 hardware. Tightening torque: 50 Nm. See "connecting cables" for preparing lugs.

Lug mounting bolt orientation Correct bolt orientation Wrong bolt orientation

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Attaching MV line and load cables

The MV cable connections are protected by an insulating barrier as shown. To attach the cable, the insulating barrier must be removed.
There are minimal electrical clearances in this area. It is critical that all barriers be reinstalled after the MV cable connection is made. Failure to do so can result in equipment damage or personal injury.

Upper rear cover

Tie channel cover

MV line and load connectors

Lower rear cover

Cable connection insulating barrier

MV cable secured to cable support bar with cable ties

To attach MV line and load cables: 1. Remove the tie channel cover (10 screws). 2. Remove the upper and lower rear covers (4 screws). Use caution as covers are heavy. 3. Remove the cable connection insulating barrier (14 nylon screws). 4. Attach the load (motor) cables to the connectors labeled "load." Attach the cables from the main starter contactor load side to the connectors labeled "line." Attach the cables per the cable manufacturers instruction. Conical washers placed on external sides of the connectors and lugs ensure better distribution of stress regarding bolts tightened to recommended torques. Tightening torque: 50 Nm. 5. It is important to mount the cables vertically straight and not at an angle. It is also important to make sure the bolt is inserted correctly so that it does not contact the insulating barrier. See Lug mounting bolt orientation on page 27. 6. Secure cables to cable support bar with cable ties or through plastic clamps on cable support bracket (unit specific). 7. Replace the insulating barrier. Tighten plastic screws and nuts. Secure nut to screw using Loctite 425 Assure or equivalent adhesive. Do NOT replace plastic hardware with metal hardware. 8. Replace the upper and lower rear covers. Tightening torque: 35 Nm. 9. Replace the tie channel cover. Tightening torque: 35 Nm. 10.If applicable, remove old caulk from tie channel cover and apply new caulk to seal tie channel cover.

MV cable secured to cable support bracket with plastic clamps

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Accessing the medium voltage compartments RVSS


Steps to OPEN the RVSS MV doors
1. OPEN disconnector on main controller and remove interlock key. 2. OPEN the middle LV door to gain access to the keylock. 3. Insert and turn the key to release the door latching mechanism. 4. Insert the operating handle as shown below. Rotate counter-clockwise to release the MV doors.

Door latch keylock Operating handle

Steps to CLOSE the RVSS MV doors

1. CLOSE all MV doors. 2. Insert the operating handle as shown below. 3. Push the release button next to the operating port and rotate the operating handle clockwise to latch the MV doors. 4. Turn the key to lock the door latching mechanism. Remove the key, and return it to the motor starter. 5. Close and latch the middle LV door.

Door latch keylock Operating handle

Release button

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Accessing the low voltage compartment


Opening the LV door
A handle locking screw is used on the LV door latch for seismic and internal arc withstand protection. An optional key lockable latch is also available. Ensure the lock is used when closing the door.

Locking screw

Closed latch

B A

To open the LV door:

1. Turn handle locking screw (A) counter-clockwise. 2. Lift and turn handle (B) counter-clockwise.

Closure: To place back into operation:

To close the LV door, carry out operations in the reverse order of opening.

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LV cable routing and connection


Incoming cables through the top

Remove the cable leadthrough sheet located on the roofs of the sections (2 screws), as well as the roofing sheets (4 screws).

Cut the cable leadthrough sheets according to the wires to be installed. Install the glands on these sheets and pass the wires through. Replace the sheet (2 screws). Connect the wires to the terminal blocks and fix the roofing sheet (4 screws). Tightening torque: 10 Nm.

Incoming cables from below


1. Remove the LV floor entry plate (2 screws). 2. Cut the floor plate according to the number and the diameter of cables, maximum of 5 diameters (20 mm). 3. Reattach floor plate to the section (2 screws). Tightening torque: 10 Nm. 4. Route the wiring through the LV conduit and up to the section roof. 5. Connect the wiring to the terminal blocks. 6. Refer to Incoming cables through the top to access terminal blocks in section roof. Floor entry plate

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Internal arc tunnel end


A. Front end of the section B. Rear of the section 1. Side view 2. Bottom view

B B A

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Non wallmounted section IPX1 roof


A. Front end of the section B. Rear of the section 1. Top view 2. Bottom view

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Non wallmounted section IPX2 roof


A. Front end of the section B. Rear of the section 1. Top view 2. Bottom view
A

Apply caulk between floor/ship deck and around the entire Motorpact floor
B

1
B A

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Marine style plenumIPX1


A. Front end of the section B. Rear of the section 1. Top view 2. Bottom view

B A

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Marine style plenumIPX2


A. Front end of the section B. Rear of the section 1. Top view 2. Bottom view

2
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Power frequency testing


HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, EXPLOSION, OR ARC FLASH Only qualified electrical personnel should perform this testing. During testing, maintain a minimum clearance of 6 feet (1829 mm) from the equipment. Failure to follow these instruction will result in death or serious injury.

Perform a power frequency test on the customers line and load cables before attaching the cables to the soft start section. See table below for power frequency test values. Take the following minimum actions to help promote the safety of personnel and equipment:

Restrict entry into the area to prevent any unauthorized personnel from approaching the equipment during testing. Notify all persons that the test is going to be conducted. Follow all local lockout and tag-out procedures. Remove all fuseslow voltage and medium voltage. Disconnect surge arresters and surge capacitors (if supplied). Disconnect or ground capacitive dividers (if supplied). All ground connections must be properly made and tightened according to torque specifications. Do not use unfiltered, half-wave rectified dc power frequency test units. Use of such devices greatly increases the chance of x-ray generation.
Equipment Maximum Rating (kV) 2.4 3.3 4.16 4.8 5 5.5 6 6.6 6.9 Field Test Values AC (kV) 5.5 7.1 8.5 9.6 10.0 10.8 11.6 12.7 13.2 DC (kV) 7.9 10.1 12.1 13.6 14.1 15.3 16.4 17.9 18.7

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HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK After completing power frequency testing, temporarily ground MV cable connection to remove any residual charges. Failure to follow this instruction can result in death or serious injury. POSSIBLE OVERVOLTAGE ON ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Power frequency testing is conducted on the new soft start section at the factory. For a new soft start section, power frequency testing in the field is only necessary if repairs such as replacing a SCR stack or similar activities occurred. If power frequency testing is necessary, it should only be performed by qualified, trained field service personnel. Failure to follow this instruction can result in equipment damage.

When performing power frequency testing of the soft start section: 1. Remove all medium voltage power fuses and VT fuses. 2. Place a jumper wire from the gate to the cathode on the gate drive board (where the two white wires connect). 3. Place a jumper across each SCR. 4. Place a jumper across the ring transformer primaries and jumper to ground. 5. Place a jumper across the VT inputs and jumper to ground. 6. Close the bypass contactor. 7. After completing power frequency testing make sure to remove all jumpers. NOTE: For illustrations of shorting and grounding jumpers, see Schneider Electric document no. 46032-700-20.

Phase-to-phase power frequency testing

Follow these steps to perform a phase-to-phase power frequency test: 1. Perform a phase-to-phase power frequency test on the MV cable connection. a. Gradually increase the voltage to the levels shown in the table on page 38. b. Verify that the equipment sustains the specified voltage for one minute without flashover occurring. 2. Turn off the test equipment. Discharge to ground the phase cable connection before removing the test cables.

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Phase-to-ground power frequency testing

Follow these steps to perform a phase-to-ground power frequency test: 1. Perform a phase-to-ground power frequency test on the MV cable connections. a. Gradually increase the voltage to the levels shown in the table on page 38. b. Verify that the equipment sustains the specified voltage for one minute without flashover occurring. 2. Turn off the test equipment. Discharge to ground the phase cable connection before removing the test cables. If the test is unsuccessful, inspect the insulators for leakage paths. If necessary, clean the surface of the insulator(s) with denatured alcohol and re-test. If problems persist, DO NOT ENERGIZE THE EQUIPMENT. Contact your local field sales office or your distributor. If the equipment has been stored for several months or has been exposed to high humidity during the storage time period, PERFORM A POWER FREQUENCY TEST. First energize the heater circuits for a minimum of 24 hours. See the table on page 38 for test values and additional information. Follow other equipment testing procedures as required by customer in-house standards.

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Final inspection

ALWAYS assume that all circuits are live until they have been completely de-energized, tested, earthed, and tagged. Follow all lock-out / tag-out procedures. If disconnect switches cannot be opened, disconnect the line leads. After installing the equipment and making all interconnections, follow the steps below to test the equipment and perform a final inspection before placing it in service.

Verify that a power frequency test has been performed recently.


If a power frequency test is required, see Power frequency testing on page 38. The following operations must only be carried out after power frequency tests and before the equipment is energized.

Check all control wiring with the wiring diagrams. Verify that all
connections are properly made and tightened, all secondary fuses are installed, current transformer circuits are complete, all fault detection devices have been properly connected and set, and that loose connections are tightened to the proper tightening torque.

Verify that all protective relays have been configured with proper
settings per the outcome of customers coordination study.

Verify that all insulating surfaces, including the primary support


insulators and isolation barriers, are clean and dry.

Verify that all primary fuses are installed and orientated


properly and do not exceed the nameplate rating for their sections. Fuses are located in a separate starter section.

Before energizing any source of electric power, make a final


check of the equipment. Inspect every compartment for loose parts, tools, litter, and miscellaneous construction items.

Verify that all barriers, covers, and doors are secured using the
original mounting hardware.

Verify RVSS MV doors are closed and locked and key has
been returned to starter.

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