SECTION 16432 RING MAIN UNIT SWITCHGEAR 00000000PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 SECTION INCLUDES A.

Furnishing and installation of ring main unit (RMU) type metal-enclosed indoor switchgears as shown on the drawings and specified herein. Any material or equipment necessary for the proper operation not specified or described herein shall be deemed part of the specifications.

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REFERENCES A. SASO - Saudi Arabian Standards Organization SASO 1213 Additional requirements for enclosed switch gear and control gear for 1 kV to 72.5 kV to be used in severe climatic conditions. Electrical installations of buildings: Part 5: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Chapter 53: Switchgear and control gear - Section 537: Devices for isolation and switching. Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5: Selection and erection of electrical chapter 53: Switchgear and control gear. Low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies - Part 1: Type tested and partially type-tested assemblies Low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies - Part 3: Particular requirements for the assemblies intended to be installed in places where unskilled persons have access for their use-distribution boards.

SASO 1269

SASO 1484 SASO 1609 SASO 1611

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IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 60056 IEC 60129 IEC 60265 IEC 60282-1 IEC 60298 IEC 60420 IEC 60529 IEC 60694 High-voltage AC circuit breakers AC disconnectors and earthing switches High-voltage switches High-voltage fuses AC metal-enclosed switchgear and controlgear for rated voltages above 1 kV and up to and including 54 kV High-voltage AC switch-fuse combinations Degrees of protection provided by enclosure (IP Code) Common clauses for high-voltage switchgear and controlgear
16432-1 RMU Switchgear

ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300

E. The contractor shall be responsible for ensuring that the required standards of quality control as mentioned in relative sections are maintained for the proposed switchgears. The work shall be carried out in accordance with this specification. Electromagnetic compatibility for industrial process NFPA . Test Reports: The contractor shall submit test reports to the Engineer for review. weights. A. materials and performance information. shape. RMU Switchgear B. the supplier shall provide proof of application of a quality procedure complying with standards. ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-2 . Shop drawings and/or data sheets shall be based on information stated in the specifications and as shown on the contract drawings and shall show all pertinent deviations and data for the fabrication and complete installation. type and serial numbers.IEC 60801 C. Equipment shall conforming to the Altitude of site. capacities. Operation and Maintenance Instructions: The contractor shall furnish data covering model. This means: 1. maintenance and operation of each major item of equipment or apparatus in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. Recommended Spare Parts List: The contractor shall submit recommended spare parts list to the Engineer for review.3 SUBMITTALS A. As Built Drawings: The contractor shall submit the as built drawings to the Engineer for review and approval.National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electric Code 1. C. sound and uniform in quality. Shop Drawings and Manufacturer's Data: The contractor shall submit to the Engineer for review. The above information may be provided by standard catalogue sheets marked to indicate the specific items provided. All materials and products shall be new. Manufacturer's data sheets shall be submitted indicating the necessary installation dimensions. If requested by the Engineer. the contract drawings and the standards listed hereunder. 1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE A. B. color and texture and shall be free from defects. Operating instructions shall cover all phases of control. D. The codes and standards specified herein provide an acceptable level of quality for materials and products. Use of a quality manual approved and signed by a management representative. size. detailed dimensioned shop drawings and manufacturer's literature where deviations from the contract drawings or specification exist.

ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-3 RMU Switchgear B. nonextensible or extensible (as shown on drawings). Submit written guarantee signed by the contractor and manufacturer for the period of one year from the date of substantial completion. Safe and easy to operate. Regular updating of this manual so that it reflects the most recent applicable quality control procedures. metal-enclosed indoor switchgears. The manufacturer must have a sound experience in the field of switchgears for not less than ten years. The following specifications apply to the factory-built. store.7 WARRANTY A. 3.6 TRANSPORTATION. . The equipment to be supplied shall come in the form of a compact switchboard and shall meet the following requirements: 1. (for outdoor where required. Inspect for damage. 1. Lift only with lugs provided for the purpose. D. and should have a presentable reference list of the already supplied equipment of the same type and same make and that this equipment has been in satisfactory operation in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for at least three years. protect and handle products to site as per manufacturer’s instructions. the same switchgear shall be located inside outdoor enclosure. enclosure and finish. Store switchgears in clean and dry space. C.2.PRODUCTS 2. RMU type.1 GENERAL A. 2. The guarantee shall cover the repair and replacement of defective materials and workmanship as directed by the Engineer. 1. B. Deliver. HANDLING AND STORAGE A. construction debris and traffic. Easy to install. B. water. Handle carefully to avoid damage to switchgear internal components. 1. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor to coordinate the work and equipment as specified herein with work to be performed and equipment to be furnished under other sections of the specifications in order to assure a complete and satisfactory installation. PART 2 . compact.5 COORDINATION A. ISO 9002 certification. Maintain factory wrapping or provide an additional heavy canvas or heavy plastic cover to protect units from dirt. The contractor shall be held responsible for the proper coordination of all phases of the work under this contract.

3 SYSTEM PARAMETERS Three phases . earthing switches and CB Rated load interrupting current ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-4 RMU Switchgear .Three wires AS shown on drawings 13. The RMU shall be capable of being installed in either concrete indoor substations or in compact metal substations and kiosks with an IP54 rating. For extensible version. without SF6 handling. D. without any particular floor preparation and specific tools. Maximum air temperature : + 40 ° C Minimum air temperature : . C. Compact design.2 SERVICE CONDITIONS A. 2. 4.3. E. The RMU shall be capable of being exposed to high relative humidity and ambient air pollution. Manufacturer shall give all details regarding its solution for free-standing outdoor installations when requested. F. phase to earth Across the isolating distance Power Frequency withstand voltage Rated Normal Current Line switch Transformer feeder Branch circuit-beaker feeder Rated Short time current withstand ( 1 sec ) Rated Short circuit making capacity of line switches and earthing switches Number of operations at rated short circuit current on line switches. extensibility shall be easily possible on site by the contractor. The RMU shall be suitable for operations at a height of less than 1000 meters above sea level. The RMU shall be capable of being operated in electrically exposed locations. Low maintenance. 2. When assembled. extensible units shall respect integral insulation and insensitivity to environment. Upon the request.1 mn 630 200 630 21 50 5 A A A KA KA peak at Rated Voltage closing operations Network Rated Voltage Service Voltage System Frequency Lightning Impulse withstand Voltage Phase to phase. units shall be available either in standard compact range or in extensible versions (see the contract drawings). D.8 KV 60 Hz 95 KV 110 KV 38 kV rms . The RMU shall be capable of operating normally within the following temperature range: • • C.25 ° C Manufacturer shall declare whether RMU is able to operate in air temperature higher than + 40 °C and if current derating is necessary. B.

Line switch Transformer protection feeder .Line switch . 2.5.Line switch .Transformer protection feeder .Line switch .Line switch .Line switch . 4.Branch circuit breaker feeder Line switch Extensible range Transformer protection feeder Line switch Line switch .Line switch Line switch .Line switch .Transformer protection feeder .Line switch Line switch .Line switch .Line switch Line switch .Line switch Line switch .Line switch Transformer protection feeder .Transformer protection feeder .Line switch Rated cable charging interrupting current Line switch Rated magnetizing interrupting current Line switch Number of mechanical operations Line switches and earthing switches Circuit breaker Number of electrical operations at full loop current Number of operations at rated short circuit current on circuit breaker 630 30 A 16 A A rms 1000 O/C 2000 O/C 100 O/C 3 breaking operations All of the switchgear shall be capable of withstanding this current without any damage being caused. The following configurations are general.Line switch .Line switch .Transformer protection feeder .Line switch Branch circuit breaker feeder .Line switch Line switch . 1.Line switch Voltage transformer for aux.Line switch .Line switch Line switch . Standard compact range 2. in accordance with the recommendations IEC 694 § 4.4 CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS A.Line switch .Line switch .Branch circuit breaker feeder .6.Line switch .Line switch Line switch .7 and IEC 298 § 4.Line switch Line switch .5. 4.Branch circuit breaker feeder .Line Branch circuit breaker feeder 16432-5 RMU Switchgear ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 . Line switch Line switch .Line switch Transformer protection feeder .Line switch .Line switch Branch circuit breaker feeder .Line switch Line switch .Transformer protection feeder .Line switch .Line switch .Branch circuit-breaker feeder . Supply .Branch circuit-breaker feeder .Line switch Line switch . for exact requirement refer to drawings and contract documents.Line switch Line switch .Transformer protection feeder .Branch circuit breaker feeder .

4. 6. B. ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-6 . The auxiliary contact shall indicate the status of: 4. The switchgear and busbar shall all be contained in a stainless steel enclosure filled with SF6 at 0.3 and 3.2 bar (200 hPa) relative pressure to ensure the insulation and breaking functions. 7. high humidity. The tank shall be made of at least 2 mm AISI 304 unpainted stainless steel and be able to withstand an accidental internal overpressure of at least 3 bars (3000 hPA) The switchboards shall be suitable for mounting on a trench. Switchboards 1. It shall provide full insulation. refilling valve is not required . So. Sealed for life. The switchgear and switchboards shall be designed so that the position of the different devices is visible to the operator on the front of the switchboard and operations are visible as well. RMU Switchgear 2. The device with built-in lamps for voltage presence indicating system shall comply with IEC 6158 or equivalent standards. 5.1 % / year.3): a system for which no handling of gas is required throughout the 30 years of service life. The RMU shall meet the criteria for compact. power supply and protection of transformers.7. the number of MV functional units required for connection. It shall include.. making the switchgear insensitive to the environment (temporary flooding. manufacturer shall confirm that maximum leakage rate is lower than 0. the enclosure shall meet the "sealed pressure system" criterion in accordance with the IEC 60298 standard (appendix GG § 2. The RMU shall have auxiliary contacts for interface with BMS for monitoring. 8.In addition.). Network disconnector switches Circuit breakers SF6 alarm Earth fault indicator The RMU shall be provided with a device to detect the presence (or absence) of voltage in the cable.2. The switchboards shall have an IP2XC protection index. Thus assembled. 3.2. utilities space or base.. IPX7 degrees of protection in accordance with recommendation IEC 60529 § 14. within the same metal enclosure. In accordance with the standards in effect. 2. Each switchboard shall be identified by an appropriately sized label which clearly indicates the functional units and their electrical characteristics. 9. metal-enclosed indoor switchgear in accordance with IEC 60298. the active parts of the switchgear shall be maintenancefree and the switchboard shall be low-maintenance.5 Line switch GENERAL STIPULATIONS REGARDING THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SWITCHGEAR A. 3. Introduction 1. the switchboards shall be designed so as to prevent access to all live parts during operation without the use of tools.

2. thereby ensuring the safety of people. An earth fault indicator shall be added to one of the incoming feeders.104 standard. Earthing of the main circuit 1. The position of the power contacts and earthing contacts shall be clearly visible on the front of the switchboard. manufacturer shall prove reliability of indication in accordance with IEC 60129 § 6. The moving contacts of the earthing switch shall be visible in the closed position through transparent covers. Oil filled switchgear will not be considered. D. It is preferable to fit an absorption material in the tank to absorb the moisture from the SF6 gas and to regenerate the SF6 gas following arc interruption. independent of operator action.105 standard. 4. Mechanical interlocking systems shall prevent access to the operating shaft to avoid all operator errors such as closing the earthing switch when the switch is closed. 4. SF6 gas used for the filling of the RMU shall be in accordance with IEC 60376. F. SF6 gas is the preferred dielectric medium for MV RMUs. They shall be maintenance-free. without any modification of the operating mechanism and without de-energizing the switchboard. 5. The switch and earthing switch operating mechanism shall have a mechanical endurance of at least 1000 operations. independent of operator action. 2. Dielectric medium 1. The switches shall be fully mounted and inspected in the factory. Feeders RMU Switchgear ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-7 . The position indicator shall provide positive contact indication in accordance with IEC 60265-1 standard. Each switch can be fitted with an electrical operating mechanism in a specially reserved location. Manual opening and closing will be driven by a fast-acting mechanism. The switches shall be of the "increased operating frequency" in accordance with IEC 60265-1 § 3. closed and earthed. 7. G. They shall have 3 positions. 3. Network Disconnectors 1. 2. with breaking in low pressure SF6 gas. The substation frames shall be connected to the main earth busbar without dismantling any busbars. and will be constructed in such a way that natural interlocking prevents unauthorized operations. opendisconnected. 6. 3. The cables shall be earthed by an earthing switch with short-circuit making capacity. The earthing switch shall be fitted with its own operating mechanism and manual closing shall be driven by a fast-acting mechanism. In addition.C. The earthing switch can only be operated when the switch is open. 2. There shall be continuity between the metallic parts of the switchboard and cables so that there is no electric field pattern in the surrounding air. Earthing of metallic parts 1. E. in compliance with IEC 60129 standard.

For transformer protection feeder. The IDMT curves are in compliance with the IEC 60255-3 standard.2 time the minimum operating current Is. Three toroid transformers incorporated in the transformer tee-off bushings. The low setting may also be used with the RI curve. ground fault protection shall also be provided if specified in the documents. b.1. The position of the power and earthing contacts shall be clearly visible on the front of the switchboard. closed and earthed and shall be constructed in such a way that natural interlocks prevent all unauthorized operations. Transformer protection feeders by circuit-breaker / Branch circuit-breaker feeders The circuit breakers shall be of the maintenance-free. c. 2. A "fast-on" test receptacle for protection testing (with or without CB tripping) The protection system will ensure circuit breaker tripping as of a minimum operating current (Is) which is the rated current of the transformer or underground network to be protected and may be set from 8 to 200 A for transformer protection feeder and from 8 to 600 A for branch circuit-breaker feeder. They are of the standard inverse.105 standard. For branch circuit-breaker feeder. 16432-8 RMU Switchgear ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 . Feeder can be Transformer protection feeder by circuit breaker or fuse-switch combination (200 A). the earth fault protection shall be operated by residual current measurement. It shall be fitted with a local system for manual tripping by an integrated push button. c. d. For transformer protection feeder. - - - b. manufacturer shall prove reliability of indication in accordance with IEC 60129 § 6. very inverse and extremely inverse types. Refer to drawings (single-line diagram) for the use of circuit breakers or fuse and their ratings. They shall be fully mounted and inspected in the factory. There will be no automatic reclosing. An operating mechanism shall be used to manually close the circuit breaker and charge the mechanism in a single movement. which it uses the sum of the sensor secondary currents. The high setting is of the definite time type. The circuit breaker shall be associated with an integrated protection unit that will operate without any auxiliary power supply and shall include: a. phase to phase protection shall be able to work from 1. or Branch circuit breaker feeder (630 A). In addition. the phase protection shall have two separately adjustable settings: a. A low energy release. - For branch circuit-breaker feeder. The circuit breakers shall have 3 positions: open-disconnected. The position indicator shall provide positive contact indication in accordance with IEC 60265-1 standard. An electronic relay. low pressure SF6 gas type. The low setting may be chosen with definite time or IDMT.

and will be constructed in such a way that natural interlocking prevents unauthorized operations. ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 . Short-circuit breaking capacity : 21 KA / 17. The capacitive dividers will supply low voltage power to the lamps. The circuit breakers and earthing switches shall be lockable in the open or closed position by 1 to 3 padlocks 6 to 8mm in diameter. It shall be fitted with a local system for manual tripping by an integrated push button. The bushing should be conveniently located for working with cables specified and allows for the termination of these cables.104 standard. Transformer protection feeders by fuse-switches combination They shall be of the maintenance-free. It is preferable to have all bushings accessible from the front of the RMU. - - H. The position indicator shall provide positive contact indication in accordance with IEC 60265-1 standard. Fuses shall be installed in 3 individual sealed chamber metallized on the outside and disconnectable. Each function shall be equipped with a voltage indicator box on the front of the device to indicate whether or not there is voltage in the cables. Rated current : 200A or 630A b. An operating mechanism can be used to manually close the switch and charge the mechanism in a single movement.105 standard.- Like phase protection. Electrical characteristics of the circuit-breaker function shall not be less than the following values: a. They shall be mounted in series with the switch with the following operating mode: blowing of a fuse releases a striker pin. manufacturer shall prove reliability of indication in accordance with IEC 60129 § 6. Bushing 2. open-disconnected. low pressure SF6 gas type. The switches shall be fully mounted and inspected in the factory. In addition. Bushings along the sides or the rear of the RMU are not acceptable. They shall have 3 positions. The position of the power and earthing contacts shall be clearly visible on the front of the switchboard. Voltage indicator lamps and phase comparators 1. RMU bushing and Cable terminations 1. 16432-9 RMU Switchgear J. earth protection shall be fitted with two separately adjustable settings. The switches shall be of the "increased operating frequency" in accordance with IEC 60265-1 § 3.5 KV 3. closed and earthed. which causes three-phase opening of the switch and prevents reclosing. Padlocking facilities 1. Cable clamps A non Ferro-magnetic cable clamp arrangement must be provided for all network cables terminated on the RMU I.

2. Gas will be released to the rear of the switchboard away from the operator. All manual operations will be carried out on the front of the switchboard.2. Front plate 1. A limited number of applications for remote operation of the RMU may be required. The front shall include a clear mimic diagram which indicates the different functions. The maximum test voltage shall be less than 42 kV DC for 10 minutes. Remote operation of the RMUs line switches must be possible using motors fitted to the operating mechanism. 3. Any accidental overpressure inside the sealed chamber will be limited by the opening of a pressure limiting device in the lower part of the enclosure. An auxiliary contact to prevent motorized operation of the mechanism while the operating handle is inserted into the operating point must also be provided. 3. The effort exerted on the lever by the operator should not be more than 250 N for the switch and circuit breaker. Operating lever 1. 2. 4. They shall be clearly visible to the operator. This device shall be in compliance with IEC 61958 standard. ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-10 . It shall be preferable to carry out the phase by phase testing through a built-in facility without necessity to have an access to cable compartment. The position indicators shall give a true reflection of the position of the main contacts. L. Fuse-switches combination does not need to be motorized. It must be possible to test the core or the sheath insulation of the network cables while the RMU remains energized at rated voltage. RMU Switchgear 5. The front plate shall have an IP2XC degree of protection. 2. 2. Installation on site shall be possible with the RMU fully energized and manufacturer should provide detailed instructions for installation to the control mechanism. O. It shall be possible to fit the motors either directly in manufacturing plant or on site when required. 3. 3. An anti-reflex mechanism on the operating lever shall prevent any attempts to reopen immediately after closing of the switch or earthing switch. Remote control of the RMUs 1. K. 4. Auxiliary contacts for remote indication of switch status are also required. The manufacturer's plate shall include the switchboard's main electrical characteristics. Cable insulation testing 1. N. Safety of people 1. Manufacturer shall provide type test report to prove compliance with IEC 60298 appendix AA 'Internal fault'. Three inlets can be used to check the synchronization of phases. The lever operating direction shall be clearly indicated in the mimic diagram. 2. M. The fitting of the motors to the mechanism must not in any way impede or interfere with the manual operation of the switches.

2. 3. power frequency tests. for installation of equipment and apparatus shown on the drawings and specified in the various sections. type-test certificates may be required for the equipment. etc. in a safe.P. The contractor shall provide concrete pedestals. Short-time withstand current tests.1 WORKMANSHIP A. RMU Switchgear ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-11 . 4. 2. so as to present a neat. 6. Functional tests of auxiliaries and relays. Internal arc withstand Checking of partial discharge on complete unit The routine tests carried out by the manufacturer shall be substantiated by a test report signed by the manufacturer's quality control department. orderly appearance and to facilitate operating. including the switches and the circuit breakers : 1. Finishing 1. maintenance and repairing. in conformity with the best trade practices and the printed directions of the applicable manufacturers. 3. Switch. substantial manner so as to avoid undue stresses. circuit breaker. 5. anchor bolts. manual operating mechanism tests. The reports shall cover the following aspects: 1. 8. Temperature-rise tests. Dielectric tests. products and equipment furnished by the contractor.2 FOUNDATIONS AND SUPPORTS A. rigid enough to prevent undue movement. Switch. servicing. humid atmosphere and shall be low-maintenance. earthing switch making capacity. 10. 3. 3. hangers. Impulse dielectric tests. conformity with drawings and diagrams. Materials. 2. Depending on switchboard. Verification of the degree of protection. 7. 2. Mechanical operating tests. by skilled workers equipped to produce satisfactory results. channels. PART 3 . saddles. shall be installed and all work shall be performed in a first-class workmanship manner. 4. Power frequency dielectric tests. Two lifting rings shall be installed on the top of the switchboards for handling.EXECUTION 3.. circuit breaker breaking capacity.6 TYPE AND ROUTINE TESTS A. 9. Manufacturer shall provide type test report to prove salt fog withstand for at least 200 hours on operating mechanism according to IEC 60068-2-2 standard. 5. B. The device shall be fully designed for use in a hot. All metallic parts shall have rust protection.

Field wiring and ground system verification. the items below. The various equipment and systems shall be demonstrated to operate in accordance with the requirements of the contract documents. This shall be in addition to testing specified elsewhere in this specification. General equipment check. but not be limited to.3 EQUIPMENT ERECTION A. and the relevant drawings and specifications. instruments and personnel necessary for performing the various tests. 3. All electrical equipment shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. 1. The connections shall be tightened with manual torque wrenches to the manufacturer's erection instructions.3 EQUIPMENT TESTING AND COMMISSIONING A. ITCC in Riyadh Residential Complex J10-13300 16432-12 RMU Switchgear . END OF SECTION B. 3. The testing of all electrical equipment shall include. B. After the installation is complete and properly adjusted.3. The contractor shall provide electric power. Ground equipment according to Section 16452 – GROUNDING. 2. All metal surfaces to be bolted shall be thoroughly cleaned before assembly. good electrical engineering practice. Equipment adjustment. the contractor shall conduct operating tests. Tests shall be performed in the presence of the Engineer.

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