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2.0 RESPONSIBLITIES

- Anyone working in testing location during commission stage must follow the safety
requirements as per SEC rules and CSD employees are responsible for applying
safety rules in all places which they working in.
- Project site engineer is responsible for committing the contractor to prepare testing
and commissioning places to be done in proper climate conditions as per Company
policies, procedures and accepted temperatures the relays, devices and test
equipment can be tested or operated within it.
- All CSD staff are responsible for testing activities according to approved
specification and design
- CSD engineer/technician shall not start any test for Station Battery Bank until
providing the following and the Testing Contractor engineer is responsible for all
providing:

o Approved test forms.


o Factory Tests certificates.
o Updated Approved final settings.
o Manuals.
o Approved schematic drawings.
o Protection requirement.
o Test equipment valid calibration certificates.
o Contractor engineer approved qualification certificate

- Its responsibility of the CSD Engineer/Technician to check and witness all activities
required for Station Battery Banks following all of this work instruction.
- CSD Engineer/Technician is responsible for recording status of any test for Station
Battery Banks in its check list and test form as per the following work instruction.

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3.0 Work Instruction of Station Batteries

(Standard Reference is IEC 60623, clause 4 and relevant SEC Transmission


Specifications 46-TMSS-01, 46-TMSS-06, TES-P-103)

3.1 Mechanical Checks and Visual Inspection

Reference/
Item Description
Criteria limit
1. Inspect for physical damage or defects.
2. Check nameplate name plate data with drawings and specifications as
specified in Data Schedule.
Check it has intended minimum design life of at least 20years
3. Check tightness of all external wiring and cabling connections.
4. Verify all panel mounted devices (meters, switches, push buttons,
indicator lamps, etc.) are supplied and installed according to approved
drawings.
5. Make sure all battery connections are clean and free from corrosion.
6. Verify system configuration and capacity with contract specification.
7. Check that all cells are properly numbered.
8. Check protective covers installed.
9. Check that all battery maintenance tools and accessories (hydrometer,
wall mounted thermometer, insulated torque wrench, rubber gloves,
apron, face shield) have been provided per specifications. Ensure that
all maintenance equipment is stored in a wall mounted lockable
cabinet.
10. Check that the room ventilation, exhaust fan, etc., are to specification.
11. Check installation of safety equipment (eyewash, showers,” No
smoking “and “Warning Caustic/Acid” signs).
12. For flooded lead acid batteries, check for correct specific gravity and
liquid level.
13. Check that all battery racks are correctly and securely grounded.
14. Check that the battery bank is provided with an isolating disconnect
switch.
15. Check that the Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery bank has
an ammeter provided for monitoring the float charge current.

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3.2 Electrical Tests

Reference/
Item Description
Criteria limit
1. For valve Regulated lead Acid Batteries, check the open circuit
voltage of each cell.
2. Perform initial charging of the battery (equalize voltage, charging
rate and charging time according to the manufacturer’s instructions).
3. Record individual cell voltage electrolyte specific gravity and cell
temperatures at the end of charge cycle.
4. Battery discharge test: Room
a. The battery must not have been discharged within last 7 temperature
days before test is performed. shall be
b. While battery on float, read and record the voltage of each between 25
cell or unit and battery terminals float voltage. and 30 °C.
c. Disconnect the battery charger and any other load on the
battery.
d. Record the initial voltage of each unit and battery terminals.
e. Select the discharge rate based upon the battery capacity
(ampere-
Hour) and the time period the test shall be carried out for 10
hours.
f. With the variable load bank (dummy load) with an ammeter
in series and a voltmeter across the battery terminals,
connect the load while simultaneously starting the timing
device.
g. Maintain the correct current while periodically reading and
recording total battery voltage. After 10 hours, record the
final unit voltage and compare the test result with the
manufacturer’s recommended voltage chart to confirm the
battery end voltage.
5. Fully recharge the battery according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.

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4.0 REFERENCES

Index Number /
Title
Reference Number
PR-NG-6460-002 Project Commissioning Procedure
IEC 60623, clause 4 Secondary Cell and Batteries
46-TMSS-01 TMSS for Batteries and Power Supplies (Document 1)
46-TMSS-06 TMSS for Batteries and Power Supplies (Document 6)
TES-P-103 TES for Batteries and UPS
CL-NG-6460-002-046 Check List of Station Batteries Commissioning

5.0 REVISION HISTORY

Version Date Brief Description of Change / Annual Review


00 2015-07-01 First issue.

This document shall comply in accordance with the existing Company’s Rules and Regulations.
Any modifications therein found not conformance with the document shall be declared invalid.
For clarification and verification on this document, contact the following:

Engr. Tarek Mohammad Ahmad


Technical Support & Coordination Division
Commissioning Services Department
Technical Services Business Line
Extension No. 77469 Email: 69608@ngrid.sa

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1.0 Equipment General Data and Information

Substation
Bay/Panel
Equipment Serial No

2.0 Mechanical Checks and Visual Inspection

Item Description Done Remarks


1. Inspect for physical damage or defects.
2. Check nameplate name plate data with drawings and
specifications as specified in Data Schedule.
Check it has intended minimum design life of at least 20years
3. Check tightness of all external wiring and cabling connections.
4. Verify all panel mounted devices (meters, switches, push
buttons, indicator lamps, etc.) are supplied and installed
according to approved drawings.
5. Make sure all battery connections are clean and free from
corrosion.
6. Verify system configuration and capacity with contract
specification.
7. Check that all cells are properly numbered.
8. Check protective covers installed.
9. Check that all battery maintenance tools and accessories
(hydrometer, wall mounted thermometer, insulated torque
wrench, rubber gloves, apron, face shield) have been provided
per specifications. Ensure that all maintenance equipment is
stored in a wall mounted lockable cabinet.
10. Check that the room ventilation, exhaust fan, etc., are to
specification.
11. Check installation of safety equipment (eyewash, showers,” No
smoking “and “Warning Caustic/Acid” signs).
12. For flooded lead acid batteries, check for correct specific gravity
and liquid level.
13. Check that all battery racks are correctly and securely grounded.
14. Check that the battery bank is provided with an isolating
disconnect switch.
15. Check that the Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) battery bank
has an ammeter provided for monitoring the float charge current.
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3.0 Electrical Tests

Item Description Done Remarks


1. For valve Regulated lead Acid Batteries, check the open circuit
voltage of each cell.
2. Perform initial charging of the battery (equalize voltage, charging
rate and charging time according to the manufacturer’s
instructions).
3. Record individual cell voltage electrolyte specific gravity and cell
temperatures at the end of charge cycle.
4. Battery discharge test:
a. The battery must not have been discharged within last 7 days
before test is performed.
b. While battery on float, read and record the voltage of each cell
or unit and battery terminals float voltage.
c. Disconnect the battery charger and any other load on the
battery.
d. Record the initial voltage of each unit and battery terminals.
e. Select the discharge rate based upon the battery capacity
(ampere-Hour) and the time period the test shall be carried out
for 10 hours.
f. With the variable load bank (dummy load) with an ammeter in
series and a voltmeter across the battery terminals, connect
the load while simultaneously starting the timing device.
g. Maintain the correct current while periodically reading and
recording total battery voltage. After 10 hours, record the final
unit voltage and compare the test result with the
manufacturer’s recommended voltage chart to confirm the
battery end voltage.
5. Fully recharge the battery according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.

CSD Contractor T&C Contractor


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