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GeneralSpecificationforFixedCapacitor
BankforElectricalNetworkupto
36KV
GeneralpresentationofCP227capacitorbank
Standards
Technicalcharacteristics
Electricalcharacteristics
Operatingconditions
Factorytests
Documentssuppliedincaseofanorder

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Tableofcontents:
1.Generalpresentation...................................

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2.Standards...

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3.Technicalcharacteristics........

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4.Electricalcharacteristics........

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4.1Acceptableovercurrentandovervoltage.........

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4.2Designvoltage,designpowerandmarking.................................

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4.3Composition......................................

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4.4Generallayoutandsinglelinediagram....

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4.5Enclosures......................

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4.6Capacitorunits.................................................

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4.7Reactors.....................

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4.8Currenttransformer..........

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4.9Unbalanceprotectionrelay......

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4.10Connections......

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4.11Lowvoltagewiring......

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4.12Quickdischargecoils(optional)..

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5.Operatingconditions.......

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5.1Internalfaultprotection....

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5.2Additionalprotections.....................................

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6.Factorytests.........

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6.1ForPROPIVARcapacitorunits........................

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6.2ForCP227capacitorbanks.....................

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7.Documents....................................................
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8.ForCP254....................................................................................................................................p8

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1.Generalpresentation
CP227isarangeofMVcapacitorbanksdesignedtobeusedinelectricalnetworksupto36kV.The
capacitorbankismadeofunpaintedaluminiumorgalvanisedsteelframeandpanels,whichisequippedwith
PROPIVARcapacitors,unbalancecurrenttransformerandinrushcurrentlimitingreactors.
Thebankisarrangedindoublestarconnectionandtheunbalancecurrenttransformerhastobeconnectedto
arelaytoensuretheprotectionagainstcapacitorinternalfault.

2.Standards
TheCP227equipmentisdesigned,manufactured,andtestedaccordingtotherelevantIEC
recommendations:
Highvoltagecapacitors
IEC608711&2,BS1650,VDE0560,C222N190
M1985,
HighvoltagecapacitorswithinternalfusesIEC608714,NFC54102,
Reactors
IEC289
Currenttransformer
IEC185
Relays
IEC255

3.Technicalcharacteristics
CP227capacitorbankismadeofunpaintedaluminiumorgalvanisedsteelframesandpanels.
Itisdesignedforthefollowinginstallationconditions:
indoorinstallation,
altitudelessthan1000m,
averagedailyambienttemperatureofbetween25Cand+35C,andamaximumof40C.
TheprotectiondegreeoftheenclosureisIP23.
Availableoptionsfortheenclosure:
Doorwithlockforindoortypeenclosure,
Outdoortypeenclosure,
Doorwithlockforoutdoortypeenclosure,(tobeusedwithoutdoortypecubicleoption).

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4.Electricalcharacteristics

CP 227 capacitor bank ranges are available for voltage up to 36kV, for 50Hz or 60Hz network.
According to network rated voltage, theinsulationlevelofequipmentisasfollows:
Ratedvoltage(Vdim)
(V)

Insulationlevel
(kV)

6600
11000
15000
22000
33000

7,2
12
17,5
24
36

Powerfreq.
voltagewithstand
(kVrms)
20
28
38
50
70

Impulsevoltage
withstand(kV
peak)
60
75
95
125
170

Thetoleranceontheratedpowerofthecapacitorbankis:0/+10%,
Capacitancevariationaccordingtotemperatureis:3,5.10-4/C.

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4.1Acceptableovercurrentandovervoltage
CP227capacitorbanksaredesignedfor:
1,10xUnovervoltage12hoursperday,
1,15xUnpowerfrequencyovervoltage30minutesperday,
Permanentovercurrent:1,3xIn.
4.2Designvoltage,designpowerandmarking
AccordingtoIEC60871recommendations,capacitorunitsorcapacitorbanksnameplatesshallindicatethe
maximumpowerandvoltageforwhichitisdesigned(Qdim&Vdim).
Ourcapacitorunitsandcapacitorbankshavenameplatesshowingthesedesignpoweranddesignvoltage
(QdimandVdim).Operatingvaluescanbeequalorlowerthanthesevalues(QnandVn).
Thedocumentssuppliedwithourmediumvoltageproducts(pricelists,orderforms,catalogues,)provide
reactivepowervaluesforthemostcommonnetworkvoltages.Iftherequiredvoltagedoesnotappearinthe
tables,itispossibletomakeacalculationusingtheformulae:
Qn=(Vn/Vdim)xQdim
4.3Composition
EachstageofCP227capacitorbankincludesthefollowingcomponents:
4.3.1Basiccomponents:
Unpaintedaluminiumorgalvanisedsteelcubicle,IP23forindoorinstallation,
PROPIVARcapacitorunits,(6,9or12units,dependingontheratedpowerofthebank)
Threesinglephaseinrushcurrentlimitingreactors,
Oneunbalancecurrenttransformer.
4.4.2Thefollowingitemsareavailableasoptions:
Unbalancecurrentrelays(tworelaysmustbeusedforbanksusingcapacitorswithinternalfuses,onerelay
onlyforbanksusingcapacitorunitswithoutinternalfuses)
Setoftwoquickdischargecoils,
4.4Generallayoutandsinglelinediagram

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4.5Enclosures
Thecapacitorbanksenclosuresaremadeofunpaintedaluminiumorgalvanisedsteelframesandpanels.The
banksaredesignedtoincludeupto12capacitorunitsindoublestarconnection.
Therearethreetypesofenclosures:
CP2276C,including6capacitorunits,forvoltagesupto24kV(BIL125kV),
CP22712C,includingupto12capacitorunits,forvoltagesupto24kV(BIL125kV),
CP22712Kincluding12capacitorunits,forvoltagesupto36kV(BIL170kV).
InCP22712K,twocapacitorunitsareconnectedinseriesineachbranchofeachstartoreachtherequired
ratedvoltageforthesystem.
4.6Capacitorunits
Thecapacitorunitsareconnectedindoublestararrangement.Dependingontheratedvoltageandpowerof
thecapacitorunits,theywillbefittedwithinternalfuses.(Incasethecapacitorbankusescapacitorunits
withoutinternalfuse,thedescriptionnameincludestheletter"S"(CP2276CS,CP22712CSorCP227
12KS))
ThePROPIVARcapacitorunitshavethefollowingcharacteristics:
Allfilmtechnology,
Filledwithbiodegradabledielectricfluid,
Singlephaseconnected,
Fittedwithtwoepoxyresinbushings,
Fittedwithinternaldischargeresistors(75V/10min).
AccordingtoIEC60871standardrequirements,capacitorunitsincludeinternaldischargeresistorssothat
theresidualvoltageislessthan75Vwithin10minutesafterdisconnection.
4.7Reactors
Thereactorsusedaresinglephase,drytype,withaircoreandnaturalaircooling.Theratedcurrentisequal
orhigherthan1,43timesthecapacitorbanknominalcurrent.Theinductancevalueiscalculatedsothatthe
peakinrushcurrentvalueislowerthan100timesthenominalcurrentofthecapacitorbank,asperIEC
recommendation.
4.8Currenttransformer
Thedoublestararrangementandunblanceprotectiondevicerequirestheuseofaspecifccurrenttransformer
withaX/5Aratio.TheCTusedareepoxyresintype.Theburdenis15VA.ItisameasurementtypeCTwith
accuracyclass:cl1.

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4.9Unbalanceprotectionrelay
Two(*)relaysareusedforunbalanceprotection.Thefirstonegivesanalarmwhenthequantityofinternal
fusesblownisjustonebelowthemaximumacceptablequantity.Thesecondonemakesthecapacitorbank
tripwhenthemaximumacceptablequantityofinternalfusesblownisreached.Thisdoublethresholds
deviceallowspreventivemaintenanceastheoperatorcanorganizethemaintenanceoperationassoonashe
seesthealarminformationappear.
(*)ForCP2276CS,CP22712CSandCP22712KS,usingcapacitorunitswithoutinternalfuses,thereis
onlyonerelayforimmediatetrippingafterfirstinternalfault.
4.10Connections
Theconnectionsupportsaremadeofporcelainorepoxyresin.Connectionsareofbarecopperbars.
4.11Lowvoltagewiring
LowvoltagewiringisinsulatedwithblackPVC,1000Vgrade,withthefollowingcrosssections:
- 2,5 sq. mm for currents circuits,
- 1,5 sq. mm for voltage circuits.
Each extremity of wire is marked using the independent marking system.
4.12Quickdischargecoils(optional)
Quickdischargecoilsallowaveryfastdischargetime(lessthan10s).
Caution:Inanycase(withoutorwithquickdischargecoils),atimedelayrelaymustbeusedtoavoid
connectionofthecapacitorbankwithinlessthan5minutesafteritsdisconnection,eitherduetoautomatic
control,protectiontripping,voltageoutage,

5.Operatingconditions
5.1Internalfaultprotection
PROPIVARcapacitorshavetobeprotectedaccordingtoRectiphaseinstructions.
Unbalanceprotectionsettings(currentandtimedelaysettings)havetobeadjustedaccordingtoinstructions
providedinthecontractualdocuments(drawings,capacitorbankarragementandroutinetestcertificates)
5.2Additionalprotections
Toprovideasuitableprotectionlevelfortheequipment,thecapacitorbankfeedermustincludethe
followingadditionalprotectiondevices:
Shortcircuitprotection:recommendedsettingvalues:3xIn/0,1s,
Overloadprotection:recommendedsettingvalues:1,4xIn/10s.
Importantnote:Thecircuitbreakerusedtoprotectthecapacitorbankshallhavethesuitableratingandmust
havebeenspecificallydesignedforcapacitorcurrentswitching.
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6.Factorytests
EachCP227capacitorbankmanufacturedbyRectiphasemustpassroutinetestingbeforedelivery.The
factoryroutinetestsareperformedaccordingtoIECrelevantrecommendationsandincludethefollowing:
6.1ForPROPIVARcapacitorunits
capacitancemeasurement,
lossanglemeasurement(tg),
sealingtest,
internaldischargeresistorvaluechecking,
voltagetestbetweenterminals,
voltagetestbetweenterminalsandcontainer
6.2ForCP227capacitorbanks
phasetophasecapacitancemeasurement,
insulationmeasurement,
conformitychecking.

7.Documents
ThefollowingdocumentsarepartofRectiphasesupply:
threesetsofroutinetestcertificates(french/english),
threesetsofdrawingsanddiagrams(french/englishorfrench/spanish),
oneinstructionmanual(french/english/spanish).

8.ForCP253capacitorbanks
phasetophasecapacitancemeasurement,
insulationmeasurement,
conformitychecking,
functionaltest(offloadoperation),

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