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TAVRIDA TECHNOLOGY

IMAGINE having a better option than spring charged mechanisms. Then imagine a medium voltage vacuum interrupter that is so reliable it can operate 150,000 times at full load. And finally imagine that breaker being so small it can reduce your switchgear size by half. For the past 18 years Tavrida hasnt imagined better circuit breakers - weve invented them. Through fundamental research into magnetic actuators, vacuum interrupters, and insulator design, Tavrida has created the most compact, reliable, and user friendly 5kV 38kV circuit breaker devices on the market. The proof is simple - more than 300,000 circuit breakers and over 18,000 reclosers installed worldwide. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for installed reclosers is 2,500 years and for circuit breakers 5,000 years!

Tavridas products are completely Maintenance Free!


Every Tavrida breaker uses magnetic actuators designed and fabricated within our own facilities to drive the interrupter contacts. Working on the principle of permanent magnets, the actuators are mono-stable, needing less than 25 joules to close and only 0.5 to open.

In tandem with this novel approach to the operating mechanism, Tavrida has been equally focused on the vacuum interrupter. Through years of intensive research, Tavrida has developed a proprietary axial magnetic field technology to prevent contact damage. The field is optimized to create an even current density over the contact surfaces, leading to higher interrupting currents and unsurpassed open-close performance in a smaller package.

Some Tavrida products are enhanced for special applications achieved by: optimizing vacuum interrupter, insulation, and magnetic actuator and control modules. This has resulted in the fastest circuit breaker, the one cycle interrupter - a breakthrough for fast switching and arc protection technology. When the circuit breaker receives the trip signal from an arc-flash relay, it is able to interrupt in less than 16 milliseconds (ms) to provide increased arc flash hazard mitigation - the fastest arcing fault interruption in the industry - helping to reduce work-related injuries, fatalities and lost productivity.

Super-Fast One Cycle Interruption - Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation

The Tavrida LD series breakers contain the most unique design elements of any MV breaker on the market.
17 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 10 13 11 14 12 16 7 8 9 VI Upper terminal Lower terminal Movable contact with bellows Flexible junction shunt Drive insulator Opening springs Contact pressure spring Actuator coil

ISM: INDOOR SWITCHING MODULES LD SERIES

10 Armature 11 Magnetic actuator (complete module) 12 Interlocking pins 13 Stub shaft 14 Synchronizing shaft 15 Auxiliary contacts 16 Frame 17 Support insulator

All components are assembled along a single axis, with three mono-stable magnetic actuators (one per pole) 11 . The actuators are mounted in a steel frame and are mechanically linked by a snychronizing shaft 14 . The actuators drive a pulling insulator 6 that in turn connects to the advanced Tavrida vacuum interrupters at the top of the breaker 1 .

This simple design results in the highest reliability available today: Maintenance free with a total life expectancy of 25 years, to 150,000 close - open today: operations. This simple design results inand the up highest reliability available Maintenance free with a total life expectancy of 25 years, and up to 150,000 close - open operations.

Available from 5 kV to 27 kV Available from 5 kV to 27 kV Ideal for arc furnace and other high frequency switching applications Ideal for arc furnace and other high (150,000 C-O at 15 kV) frequency switching applications (150,000 C-O at 15 kV) Optional superfast fault interruption - one cycle Optional superfast fault interruption - one cycle Used extensively in fixed mount projects where compactness is required Used extensively in fixed mount projects where compactness is required

ISM: INDOOR SWITCHING MODULES SHELL Using same single-axis design philosophy as the LD series, the ISM:the INDOOR SWITCHING MODULES SHELL

SHELL series brings more

innovation to a similarly compact enclosure. Using the same single-axis design philosophy as the LD series, the SHELL series brings more innovation to a similarly compact enclosure.
1 Support insulator 2 Upper terminal 1 2 16 3 4 5 6 7 15 8 9 11 13 12 14 3 Vacuum interrupter 4 Movable contact with bellows 5 Lower terminal 6 Pulling insulator 7 Actuator stator 8 Opening and contact pressure springs 9 Actuator coil 10 Armature 11 Synchronizing shaft 12 Auxiliary contacts 13 Interlocking shaft 14 Main contacts position indicator link 15 Frame 16 Fixing points

10 21 high, and as narrow as the LD series, the SHELL model handles currents as high Standing only as 2000Aonly continuous and 31.5kA interrupting. The exceptional shell-type design (1) insulates Standing 21 high, and as narrow as the LD series, the SHELL model handles currents as high the phases from each and other, with multiple mounting points incorporated (9)design & (16)(1) to insulates allow for 1 as 2000A continuous 31.5kA interrupting. The exceptional shell-type 9 & (16) 16 the phases from each other, with multiple mounting points incorporated (9) to allow for

installation in flexible orientation (vertical or inverted). The SHELL series simplify interlocking through an integrated manual trip lever at the rear that both block the unit electrically as well as mechanically. With six NO and six NC contacts built in and a visual position indicator (pictured below), connected to a flexible cord for excellent visibility in any application. Your next fixed or draw-out project just got a lot easier and a lot smaller.

Available from 5 kV to 15 kV The best choice for draw-out trucks And retrofit Optional superfast fault interruption - one cycle Ability to be mounted vertical or upside-down

REC35_SMART7
Tavrida has now revolutionized the concept of the circuit breaker. Through intense research and development based on the success of its ISM and OSM series, Tavrida proudly presents a circuit breaker with integrated voltage and current sensors and can fit into the most compact of spaces whether indoor or outdoor. Weather-proof housing is not required. This ground-breaking circuit breaker renders GIS obsolete! The REC35_SMART7 features include: Smart Circuit Breaker with integrated protection and communication functions New generation of mono-stable magnetic actuators New mechanical structure (independent control of each phase with common mechanical tripping and lockout function) Three combined voltage and current sensors (4 currents and 3 voltages in total) and accurate measurements over the entire range Highest mechanical and electrical endurance world-wide (20 000 CO) Smallest dimensions and weights available on the market (30 x 24 x 17 inches, less than 190 lbs) Smallest power consumption available on the market (50W only for ten seconds after closing) Maintenance-free lifetime duration (25 years)

Smallest dimensions and weights available on the market (30 x 24 x 17 inches, less than 190 lbs) Smallest power consumption available on the market (50W only for ten seconds after closing) Maintenance-free lifetime duration (25 years) The REC35_SMART7 has the ability to communicate with and enhance any utility requirements with its ultra compact, light-weight and intelligent features. It is controlled by the RC_7 Control Module.

The R E C 3 5 _ S M A R T 7 can be pole mounted in recloser, breaker or sectionalizer configurations. In the standard configuration, the design is built for the ANSI standard 170kV BIL. For areas prone to more severe lightning activity, optional extensions increase the BIL range to 200kV, while still retaining the full 1200A / 16kA rating.

CONTROL MODULES
Depending on the specific application, several control modules are available:
PRODUCT ISM LD Series ISM SHELL Series CONTROL MODULE FEATURES Self monitoring monitors health of Vacuum interrupter external signaling for Ready/ Fault anti-pumping duty wide range of control voltages low power consumption 3 driver boards (for individual or common phase control) New type of microprocessor protection relay Communication module (built in WiFi, GPRS with two sim-cards, RS232 comport for external RTU) Built in battery charger 6 programmable digital input-outputs Front control and indication panel Protection configurations: Phase short circuit Ground short circuit Overload Low system voltage Low system frequency Upstream & downstream broken wire

CM_15_1

REC_35_SMART7

RC_7

Advanced setting-free transformer inrush

TELARM software for auto- protection co-ordination and fault-finding Protection configurations: Phase short circuit Ground short circuit Overload Low system voltage Low system frequency Upstream & downstream broken wire Advanced setting-free transformer inrush TELARM software for auto- protection co-ordination and fault-finding Fully compatible, see SEL website for relay descriptions

OSM 15kV OSM 27kV

RC05

SEL 651R

CM_15_1
Each ISM comes complete with an electronic control module (CM_15_1) which provides trip and close functionality. The control modules work with multiple auxiliary voltages, from 85VDC to 370VDC and 85VAC 265VAC. The CM_15_1 utilizes a patented intelligent control principle that reduces closing times and simultaneously increases the mechanical life of the circuit breaker. The lightweight aluminum housing and compact design make them easy to fit into any low voltage switchgear compartment or directly onto retrofit draw-out trucks.

The CM_15_1 series eliminates the need for close and trip coils. Dry contacts are used instead, feeding into the close and trip inputs of the modules. Multiple contacts can be wired in parallel for extended remote operations. The control module continuously monitors the health of both the breaker and the control module itself, providing status indication through LEDs mounted on the front and through external signaling relays for remote indication. The close command will be blocked in the event of a failure or loss of communication with either the breaker position switch or the magnetic actuator, only allowing the breaker to be tripped until the fault is rectified. Anti-pumping duty is built into the control logic.

CM_15_6 CM_15_6
This is the most compact and advanced control module. It is packed with compact the smartest features control available. It is It a This is the most and advanced module. multi-functional relay designed to measure incoming is packed with the smartest features available. It is a voltage and current signals and apply these to incoming powerful multi-functional relay designed to measure protection Additional are tointegrated voltage andfeatures. current signals and features apply these powerful battery charger, communication and SCADA functions, protection features. Additional features are integrated programmable digital inputs and outputs. battery charger, communication and SCADA functions, programmable digital inputs and outputs.

CM_15_6 1506, control panel, driver, protection, communication, battery/battery charger, RTU and digital The RC_7 is a compact Smart controller box that controls the OSM. It incorporates the CM_15_6 I/O boards in panel, a 15" x 22" housing. The communication, ultra low power battery/battery consumption ofcharger, 10W allows back-up 1506, control driver, protection, RTUfor and digital battery supply ofxup tohousing. 48 hours. I/O boards in afor 15" 22" The ultra low power consumption of 10W allows for back-up battery supply for of up to 48 hours. The RC_7 has been designed to work exclusively with the Rogowski-coil based OSM series of outdoor breakers. An designed advanced yet user-friendly the RC_7 is contained within an IP65 based OSM series of The RC_7 has been to work exclusivelycontrol, with the Rogowski-coil o enclosure and capable of operation without heaters at -40 C. With space for modems and other outdoor breakers. An advanced yet user-friendly control, the RC_7 is contained within an IP65 accessories, the RC_7 of supports DNP3 and heaters MODBUS through built-in RTU and I/O enclosure and capable operation without at protocols -40oC. With space a for modems and other module. And to RC_7 keep personnel out of bad weather,protocols the R C _through 7 can communicate accessories, the supports DNP3 and MODBUS a built-in RTUwith and any I/O Bluetooth enabled wireless device. module. And to keep personnel out of bad weather, the R C _ 7 can communicate with any Bluetooth enabled wireless device. The R C _ 7 provides full directional protection, over current, live line, ground fault, sensitive fault, voltage unbalance and live current The RC_ 7 provides fullground directional protection, over current, line, unbalance. It also provides zone fault, sequence coordination and automatic ground fault, sensitive ground voltage unbalance and current backfeed restoration. unbalance. It also provides zone sequence coordination and automatic backfeed restoration. To prevent spurious tripping, the unit has completely separate auto functions for tripping, overcurrent, fault, separate under voltage reclosing To prevent spurious the sensitive unit has ground completely auto and under frequency. functions for overcurrent, sensitive ground fault, under voltage reclosing and under frequency.

RC_7 The RC_7 is a compact Smart controller box that controls the OSM. It incorporates the RC_7

with TELARM software with TELARM software

The TELARM software package allows the user to: Represent feeders with one-line diagrams Configure all recloser settings Generate graphs of fault and load profile data Automatically calculate optimum recloser settings in network for multiple feeders Verify settings philosophy Simulate complex successive faults, and Locate faults with sophisticated faultfinder based on realistic network topology - no prior knowledge of fault type required.

ISM: APPLICATIONS
Tavrida ISMs are used in an array of applications - fixed and draw-out- - new or retrofit projects. By way of Tavridas unique design, the ISM has the capability of fitting into the most compact spaces.

For ANSI switchgear, the ISMD is the newest Tavrida entry into the 15kV market. Using the HD series ISM, this draw-out truck is suitable for use in 26 wide cubicles, up to 1200A and 750MVA. The ISMD combines the best features of North American designs without the conventional spring charged mechanisms.

SWITCHGEAR SOLUTIONS

In the lineup pictured, using ISMD breakers in 26 wide, 1200A cells saves almost three feet compared with the traditional 36 offered in most ANSI applications. Cells can also be mixed, with the majority being 1200A breakers integrated with some 36 cells for 3000A tie breakers. The compact nature of the ISMD allows for two-high construction in both variants.

Tavrida also offers 2000A ISDM's for the 15kV market rated for 750 MVA.

RELIABILITY UPGRADE SOLUTIONS

Tavrida has produced more than 80 variants of retrofit kits for older IEC draw-out trucks with thousands of installations worldwide, and is currently working on kits for the ANSI market. Starting with the 50DHP250, ITE5HK250, and MA250C, these kits will be available to authorized circuit breaker service companies. The kits contain all the components required to rebuild the original breakers using Tavrida ISMs. While new interlocks and safety features are added, worn parts are discarded. All that is required is the original rolling frame and racking mechanism.

OSM: OUTDOOR SWITCHING MODULES 15-27kV


The Tavrida OSM utilizes the reliability of the ISM-LD series for outdoor circuit breaker applications. Weighing less than 154 lbs, the OSM is bundled with a number of features in a very compact enclosure. Non-saturable Rogowski coils in each pole guarantee high accuracy current measurement for all three phases and residual current. Voltage measurement is achieved through six capacitive voltage sensors built into the bushings. The bushings themselves are covered by silicone rubber insulators, with the entire package encased in an aluminum dead tank. Built for the worst conditions, the OSM has been tested at the KIPTS harsh environment test labs in South Africa, achieving the highest rating for both pollution and weather resistance. Worldwide installations have shown the OSM performing at the most extreme temperatures, from -60oC in Russia to +55oC in the Middle East. Capable of more than 30,000 close - open operations at full load or 200 short circuit events, the OSM has been proven in emerging markets where many installations trip daily due to aging infrastructure. Coupled with the advanced Tavrida RC05 recloser control, the OSM is the most reliable, maintenance free recloser on the market. Its even compatible with a Tavrida-modified SEL-651R OSM!

Tavrida Electric has more than 300,000 ISM and more than 18,000 OSM in service worldwide. Here are a few examples of North American installations:

Downtown Vancouvers Tallest Tower


Located right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, the Atelier building contains 200 suites on 29 levels, will be the newest and most sophisticated and tallest building in Vancouver downtown. It was completed in October 2009. From an electrical design perspective, switchgear is placed in the basement of the building. Real estate in Vancouver, especially the downtown area is extremely expensive. As a result, the designated space for the switchgear in the basement of the building is almost impossible to fit in by most circuit breaker/switchgear manufacturers. In addition, the local utility requires dual radial incoming cells (= 4 load break switches in series on only 2 incoming feeders). Load break switches however are fairly large. Thus very compact circuit breakers are required The extremely compact design of Tavridas ISM15_LD allows our switchgear OEM partner, Unit Electrical Engineering Ltd, to build compact switchgear for limited space.

Commissioning successfully completed on July 14, 2009.

Ateller Building - Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ateller Building Solution


Left: Dual radial load break switch cell Right: Circuit Breaker cell w/Tavrida ISM/TEL-15/600/20kA

Tavridas LD 27kV/600A/12.5kA is used for main generator breaker

Sunshine Coast
The sunshine coast is a beautiful area near Vancouver. Utility power at Sunshine coast is fairly unstable due to remote area which requires backup power generator often. So electricity supply can come from both utility and a backup generator. The switchgear rating is 27kV/600A/12.5kA. A reactor must be grounded automatically when the source is switched from main generator to utility. ISM single pole was used as grounding switch for the reactor. A 3-pole ISM was used for the incoming busbar. This combination enables us to meet customer requirements.

Oil and Gas Odessa, Texas 5,500 hp Compressor


Five 15kV reclosers are installed near Odessa, Texas, to switch and protect 5,500 hp / 4160V compressors via 7.5 MVA transformers. These compressors are used to separate H2S gas and other components from the oil. The customer chose a Tavrida recloser because of its maintenance-free design and transformer inrush current filter which requires no settings. The light weight of the recloser makes mounting on the pole easy and cost-effective.

An oil filled recloser was replaced by a 15kV OSM recloser based on vacuum circuit breakers on a 13.8kV line which is subjected higher lighting strikes. Tavrida's engineers assisted the line crew in commissioning and training.

The light weight of the recloser and the user friendly RC05 control made commissioning straight forward. Temperatures can vary between -40C and +40C so reliability is of importance. Tavrida Electric has more than 18,000 reclosers in operation world-wide and they are well known for their reliability under extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.

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