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Rollarc contactor

Description

A well-suited principle

Three main poles located in the pressurized


enclosure,
Electromagnet type operating mechanism with:
magnetic latching for the Rollarc 400,
mechanical latching for the Rollarc 400D.
Upstream and downstream terminals for power
circuit connections,
Pressure switch equipped with a NO contact for
continuous monitoring of the SF6,
Mechanical interlocking of the contactor in the open
position to prevent racking in or out with the contacts
closed,
Three HRC fuses with striker pin and auxiliary
contact to trip the contactor.

The Rollarc contactor uses rotating arc breaking in SF6 gas. A magnetic field
causes the arc to rotate between the arcing contacts. The field is created by the
passage of the arc through a blowout coil (Fig. 1).
The rotation movement cools the arc by forced convection.
The arc rotation speed depends on the current to be broken.
The energy required to extinguish the arc is supplied by the electrical system.
The operating mechanism is simple and economical.
Modulation of the rotation speed ensures soft breaking without any dangerous
overvoltage or current chopping.
The Rollarc has a high breaking capacity and may be used, without a time delay,
in combination with fuses.

Contactor operation

magnetic circuit

arcing contacts

B
F

II

At the beginning of the opening operation, the main contacts and arcing contacts
are closed (Fig. 2).
The main circuit is interrupted by the separation of the main contacts (Fig. 3).
The arcing contacts are still closed.
The arcing contacts separate shortly after the main contacts.
The arc that is created is subjected to the electromagnetic field produced by the
coil, which is proportional to the current to be interrupted.
The arc rotates rapidly, driven by the electromagnetic force and is cooled by forced
convection (arcing period, Fig. 4).
Due to the phase-shift between the current and the magnetic field, this force is still
significant around the current zero point.
At the zero point, the gap between the two arcing rings recovers its inital dielectric
strength due to the intrinsic properties of SF6 (contactor open Fig. 5).

Fig. 1

main circuit

Fig. 2
24

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

Fig. 5

Rollarc 400/Rollarc 400D (1) fuse-contactor cubicle


rated
voltage

max. operating
current

(kV)

dielectric strength
50 Hz
1,2/50 s
1 mm
impulse
(kV rms)
(kV peak)

rated contactor
current

breaking
capacity (2)

short-time current
withstand (3)

(A)

(A)

(kA rms)

(kA rms.)

(kA peak)

7.2

20

60

250

400

50

50

125

12

28

60

200

400

50

50

125

(1) Rollarc 400: without mechanical latching. Rollarc 400D: with mechanical latching.
(2) For operating voltages of 3 to 12 kV.
(3) Limited by fuses.

Maximum power
Calculation assumptions (motor)
Ratio between starting current Id
and maximum current In:
Id/In = 5 20%
c power factor x efficiency
0.88 x 0.9 = 0.792 for 300 i P < 600 kW
0.9 x 0.92 = 0.828 for 600 i P < 1100 kW
0.92 x 0.94 = 0.865 for
1100 i P < 5000 kW,
c starting time less than 10 s,
c starts per hour i 3 in accordance with IEC 644.

operating
voltage
(kV)

direct starting
motor (kW)
with 315 A fuses

transformer
(kVA)
with 315 A fuses

capacitor
(kVAr)
with 315 A fuses

3.3

910

1130

4.16

1200

1420

1260

1440

1710

1520

1000

5.5

1580

1880

1670

1730

2050

1820

6.6

1900

2250

2000

10 (200 A fuse) 2000

2250

2000

fig. 1
Tr
150 min

Operating schemes

100 min

Ir
60 min

Temporary service and periodic service.


The two curve systems (fig. 1 and 2) can be used to determine the maximum current
surges accepted by the Rollarc 400 contactor, in temporary or periodic service.
c Temporary service.
The maximum steady current Ip is used to determine the maximun time Ts for a
current surge Is from graph 1 (fig. 2).
c Periodic service
When 3 of the 4 parameters are known:
v current surge Is,
v current surge time Ts,
v cooling current Ir,
v cooling time Tr.
the fourth one may be found in graph 2 (fig. 1 and 2).

40 min
25 min
15 min
10 min

0A

36

0A

32

0A A
0
12

0A

20

28

7 min
5 min
3 min
2 min
1,5 min
1 min
50 s
40 s
30 s
20 s

Ts

30 min

480

20 min

Operating time
c Opening time: 20 to 35 ms,
c Arcing time: < 20 ms,
c Closing time: 80 to 120 ms.

2 min

Is

15 min

600

10 min

800

5 min

0A

100

3 min

0A

120

2 min

0A
160

40 s

00A

Endurance
The curve (fig. 3) indicates the number of operations N according to the breaking
current I, in class AC3 or AC4.

20

30 s

0A

240

20 s

I (A)

0A

15 s

320

10 s

0A

400

0A

480

5s

0A

600

3s

380

fig. 2

Ip

00

80

2s
360

336

308

280

240 200 160 120

10000
6000
2000
1000
500
200
100
50

N
5 10

50 100 1000 10000

300000

fig. 3
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MCset
Withdrawable parts
Rollarc contactor (contd)
Operating mechanism

Fuses

c Supply voltage
AC: 50, 100, 110, 127 and 220 V

The fuses used are of the FUSARC CF and FERRAZ


type (IEC 282.1 and DIN 43625) with high rupturing capacity.
Substantial fault current limitation reduces the electrodynamic stresses on the load
side components (contactor, cables, CT, etc.).

acceptable variations: +10% -15%

A blown fuse device is used to open the three poles of the contactor.

c Rollarc 400 contactor


The contactor is closed by the pick-up coils.
The holding coils are inserted in the circuit at the end
of the stroke of the contactor.
consumption
DC

pick-up
1200 W

hold
30 W

AC

1200 VA

30 VA

rated voltage (kV)

7.2

max. fuse rating (A)

315

250

breaking capacity (kA)

50

50

Melting curves
The melting curves for the FUSARC CF (fig. 1) and FERRAZ
(fig. 2) fuses are represented below. These are average curves, with an rms
current value tolerance of 10%.

100 A
125 A
150 A
200 A
250 A

c Rollarc 400D contactor


The contacts are mechanically latched in the closed
poistion. They are opened by a shunt trip release.
t (s)

consumption

pick-up
coil (1)

shunt
trip

DC

1200 W

100 W

AC

1200 VA

200 VA

(1)

12

315 A

DC: 48, 110, 125 and 220 V

t (s)

100

100

10

10

01

01

supply time < 0.12 s.

Auxiliary contacts
The following changeover type auxiliary contacts are
available:
c 9 contacts for the Rollarc 400
c 8 contacts for the Rollarc 400D
rated current: 10 A
breaking capacity:
DC (L/R i 0.01 s): 2 A with 110 V
AC (p.f. u 0.3): 10 A with 220 V

001
100

1000

10000

Ip (A)

001
100

fig. 1

10000

Ip (A)

Limitation curves
FUSARC CF (fig. 3) and FERRAZ (fig. 4) fuses have current limiting capacity.
The curves give the maximum value of the limited breaking current Ic (as kA peak),
according to the Ip value (as kA rms) of the prospective current that would be
created if there were no protection. For further information, ask for the fuse
catalogues.

Ic (kA)

Ic (kA)

250 A
200 A
160 A
125 A
100 A

40
30
20
10

Ip (kA)
10 20 30

fig. 3

315 A

40
30
20
10

26

1000

fig. 2

50

Ip (kA)

100

10 20 30

fig. 4

50

100

FU1
FUBT
K1
P61
S61

Operating mechanism for Rollarc 400 contactor

+C

+C

SQ1
X20
X51
X61
XAP
XE
XU
YD
YF
YM
S4
XB

M1

F1

5A8
01 SEPAM 2035
5A7

XB1
22

closing interlock

XB1
23

X20

X51
7

32

33

X20

22

XAP

X61
3

FU1
21
22

XE
XE
XE

XU

XE

FU1

YM

K1

YF

21

XAP

R2

131

R1

K1
13

SQ1 C
Ra

P61 O 000

RD -

X61

R400 AC

X51
3

FUBT

S61

XAP

XE

X20

XU

XAP XU

MV fuses.
LV fuse.
R400 AC MV contactor.
Operation counter.
Locking contact activated
by pre-trip push-button and during
racking in and out operations.
Contactor limit switch.
LV connector, 42 pins + earth.
Control plate.
Contactor terminal block.
Instantaneous auxiliary relay.
Instantaneous auxiliary control relay.
0.6 s time delay auxiliary relay.
Shunt trip coil.
Closing coils.
Holding coil.
Trip button.
Consumer terminal block.

8
X20

X20

42

M2
-C

-C

Operating mechanism for Rollarc 400 D contactor


+C
M1
XB1
14
F1

5A12
02 SEPAM 2035
5A11

14
5A8
F1
01
SEPAM
2035 5A7 SEPAM 2035

XB1
24 25

XB1
22

F1 5A

closing interlock

X20
4

32

33

XE

XAP

XE XE
XAP XU

X20

X20

S61
21

FUBT
FU1

YM

XAP
XU
R2

X51
7

X20

40

X20

5A1

5A3

X20

36

X61
21
22

S61

SQ1 C

YF

XAP
R1

Ra

RD
X61
7

34

31

K1

34
FU1

131
K1

K1
XE

5A4
I2

22
FU1

XAP

113
SEPAM 2035

I1

3
XAP

XU

V1
BT

XB1
23

X51
1
XE

13

S4
15

31 110

101
10
111

K1

13

+
P61

11
YD
R400D AC

2
X20

42

X20

10

M2
-C

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