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High-Current Busduct Systems

Air-Insulated
Type ELPO - Nonsegregated
www.saudi-elektrobudowa.com

Type ELPE - Isolated-Phase


for rated voltages up to 36 kV
for KSA service voltages up to 34.5 kV

Customer’s Satisfaction First

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For High and Medium Voltage ‫ﻟﺘﻘﻨﻴﺔ اﻟﺠﻬﺪ اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ‬
SAUDI ELEKTROBUDOWA

SAUDI ELEKTROBUDOWA

SAUDI ELEKTROBUDOWA -
PROFILE OF THE COMPANY
Riyadh
SAUDI ELEKTROBUDOWA L.L.C. (Limited Liability Company) is Riyadh-
based, Saudi-Polish-Austrian Joint Venture enterprise specializing in delivery of
reliable, high-quality, medium voltage switchgear electrical power systems.

ELEKTROBUDOWA SA from Poland, established in 1953, is a joint stock


company present at Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1995. Being one of the leaders
of Central European electrical contracting business ELEKTROBUDOWA is also one
of the largest manufacturers of medium voltage switchgear in the European Union.
Major manufacturing facility of Elektrobudowa SA is located in Konin, Poland.
High-Current busduct system are manufactured in the specialized plant in
Mikołów in Upper Silesia region in Southern Poland.

High-Current Busduct Plant in Mikołów

Manufacturing hall of high-current busducts Saudi Elektrobudowa office in Riyadh (above and top)

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ISO 9001
Power generation

Primary Distribution

ISO 14001

Industry

AQAP

Infrastructure

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INTRODUCTION
High-current busducts are important components of
electrical installations in all types of power plants and heavy
industry facilities as for example steel works or refineries.

The high-current busducts serve following functions:


In the power plant and other power generation facilities (co-
generation, desalination) bus duct provides connection
between power unit generator and power unit main
transformer, including generator neutral as well as branch
connections to power station services and excitation
transformer (transformers) and voltage transformer cubicles.
High-current busducts provide also connection of high-
current switching apparatuses as generator circuit breakers
with high-current disconnectors and earth disconnectors.
In heavy industry high-current busducts can provide main
feeding lines of the plant.

High-current busducts provide following advantages:

reduced power losses and voltage drops and higher


reliability comparing to traditional cable connections,

short investment cycle and low costs, due to high level of


prefabrication and technology of manufacture and
assembly,

long life and reliability comparing to other technical


solutions,

self-supporting structure enabling long spacing of


supporting spans,

applicable in areas with dense networks of different CONFORMITY TO STANDARDS


installations, All high-current busducts designed, manufactured and
tested by Manufacturer according to international standards:
possibility of mounting electrical equipment (current and IEC 60298, IEC 60694, IEC 439-2+A1, ANSI/IEEE C37.23-
voltage transformers, switches, surge arresters), 1987.
Manufacturer implemented certificated quality assurance
expansion joints on the conductor and the enclosure system according to ISO 9001 standard, Integrated
eliminate the problems of expansion forces, Management System - Quality, Environment according to ISO
14001 standard and complies with the criteria of AQAP-2110
inspection and maintenance windows for control and standard concerning quality assurance in production.
easy replacement of insulators inside the enclosure,

corrosion resistance,

electric-shock safety,

no adverse impact on the environment,

possibility of adjusting the standard design to individual


needs of the user and providing additional equipment,

optimal selection of electrical and mechanical


parameters (according to Customer's request),

low costs of operation,

are environment-friendly,

provide compliance with international standards, Three types of Elektrobudowa’s high-current busducts
including IEC and ANSI, illustrated on one photo: at the top - isolated-phase type ELPE,
below nonsegregated type ELPO connected to flat-type (coming
inside building) by special transition unit. Project: ELCHO Co-
design option for specific climatic and environmental generation for Foster Wheeler from Finland
conditions.

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NON-SEGREGATED PHASE BUS TYPE ELPO

APPLICATIONS
for small and medium power generator leads,

transmission and distribution of electrical power of


main power supply,
in power stations, co-generation plants,
desalination plants utility electricity distribution
substations and industry,
in highly polluted and humid enviroment, under
various conditions.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS DESIGN


reliable and economical power installations for
voltages from 1 kV to 36 kV and rated current 1 to self-supporting circular enclosure made from
6 kA, aluminium alloy,
both indoor and outdoor applications, in highly shaped aluminium or copper conductors inside the
polluted and humid environment, in moderate enclosure; their dimensions adjusted to the
climate, capacity,
degree of protection IP 65, the conductors supported on insulators fixed to the
optional design with pressurized dry air for enclosure by supports,
extremely difficult environmental conditions.
prefabricated assembly elements 12 meters long
connected on site to electrical equipment,
expansion joints,T-off elements, to establish a
complete high-current power distribution system,

electrical equipment used in ELPO busducts


is enclosed in special housings,
self cooling of conductors and enclosure.

Welding of two busduct sections before final assembly at site.


Welding in inert gas shrourd of large aluminium components Main feeding system of ORLEN Refinery: four (two primary
is executed inside special temporary tent to protect against and 2 back-up) ELPO busbar systems rated voltage 36 kV
wind. Project: 4 main feeding lines in PKN Orlen Refinery,
Płock, Poland

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REFERENCES
ELPO busducts manufactured by Elektrobudowa
since 1974,

48 700 meters of ELPO busduct in service in


installations of domestic and export Customers;

ELPO busbars sections installed on routes as long as


2500 m,

test certificates for the product issued by the Power


Engineering Institute and the Electrotechnical Institute
in Warsaw after complete type testing.

Rigid design of ELPO busduct make possible to allow quite


long distances between supporting poles

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES
reduced power losses and voltage drops and higher
realibility comparing to traditional cable connections,

optimising the parameters suitable for service


conditions,
short investment cycle and low costs, due to advanced
prefabrication and technology of manufacture and Interesting example of new installation of ELPOL busduct
assembly, added to existing infrastructure. Project: Szczecin Co-
long life and reliability comparing to other technical generation plant. Note new bustucts (yellow) added to old
solutions, ones (black)

applicable in densely developed areas,

possibility of mounting electrical eqiupment (current


and voltage transformers, switches, lightning
arresters),
expansion joints on the conductor and the enclosure
eliminate the problems of expansion forces,

inspection and maintenance windows for control and


easy access to insulators and bolted connections,

high corrosion resistance,

electric-shock safety,

no adverse impact on the environment,

compliance with all major international standards,


including IEC and ANSI,
on request the design option for special climatic and Tee-off connection to auxiliary transformer using ELPO
nonsegregated busduct. Project: PKN Orlen Refinery
environmental conditions.

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ELPO busduct connection to generator circuit breaker

Vertical installation of Elektrobudowa’s ELPO type busduct in


the floating power plant in Nicaragua

Two feeding lines using ELPO installed on the wall, inside


building

TECHNICAL DATA
ELPO - 17.5/ 3.15
ELPO - 17.5/2.5
ELPO - 12/3.15
ELPO - 1/4 DC

ELPO - 7.2/1.6

ELPO - 17.5/5
ELPO - 12/1.6

ELPO - 12/2.5

ELPO - 24/2.5

ELPO - 36/2.5
ELPO - 17.5/6
ELPO - 7.2/2

ELPO - 12/4

ELPO - 12/5

Type of busduct
ELPO - 1/2

ELPO - 1/3

Rated voltage kV 1 7.2 12 17.5 24 36


KSA service voltages kV 4.16/4.8/6 11/13.8 33/
34.5
Rated insulation level:
- 1 min power freqency voltage kV 3,5 20 28 38 50 70
- impulse withstand voltage kV 14,5 60 75 95 125 170
Rated current
continuous kA 2 3 4 1.6 2.0 1.6 2.5 3.15 4 5 2.5 3.15 5 6 2.5
- 1-sec. kA 40 60 31.5 60 40 60
- peak kA 100 150 80 150 100 150
- Rated frequency Hz 50 / 60 DC 50 / 60
- Degree of protection up to IP 65

External diameter of the busduct mm 350 550 500 610 550 610 660 710 825 710 825 920 980 825 1180

Weight of 1 meter of busduct kg 38 58 45 38 31 39 43 58 75 96 51 66 98 98 55 65


IEC 60298, IEC 60694
Compliance with standards
IEC 439-2+A1, ANSI/IEEE C37.23-1987

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ISOLATED PHASE BUS TYPE ELPE


APPLICATION
medium and high power generator connections in
power station and heat & power plants,

connections between electric power equipment in


high short - circuit capacity systems,

single phase connections of generators with main,


auxiliary or excitation transformers,
DESIGN
medium voltage busducts type ELPE are
designed as single-phase conductors enclosed
interconnections in auxiliary service power system by an individual tight, self suppoting housing
of transformer stations, supported inside the enclosure by insulators,

in highly polluted or humid environments. Conductors made from shaped aluminium or


copper bars, welded or bolted,

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
connections of ELPE bus to the generator,
reliable and economical electrical power transformers or switchgear cubicles are made
installations with copper flexible straps which provide the
for voltages from 12kV to 36 kV and rated current best short -circuit withstand level,
1.25 to36kV and 1.25 to 18kA,
enclosure made from aluminium sheet,
suitable both for indoor and outdoor operation,
modern silicone bushings are provided in
degree of protection up to IP 65, busducts with dry air overpressure,

optional design with overpressurized, dry air for


operation in extreme environmental conditions.
electrical equipment used in ELPE busducts is
enclosed in special housings,
New connection to auxiliary transformer in Iskenderun Power
Plant in Turkey using ELPE busduct delivered by Elektrobudowa self-cooling of conductors and enclosure.
replaced during modernization conventional flat busbar (2005)

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The standard ELPE system for generator power outlet is
composed of following elements:
main connection from generator terminals to the main
unit transformer,
tap-offs to other transformers,

‘star’ point connection of generator,

earth fault protection cubicle

connection to the switchgear equipment,

supporting elements.

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES
Interior of busduct ELPE type during assembly – aluminium
possibility of adjusting the standard design to individual tubular conductor supported by cast-resin insulators
needs of the user and providing additional equipment,
new techniques of design, manufacture and assembly
which enable manufacture of IPB for special service
conditions,

optimisig the eletrical and mechanical parameters


(at customer's request),
self - supporting structure enabling many meters long
spacing of supports,
expansion joints on the conductor and the enclosure
eliminate the problems of linear expansion forces,

inspection and maintenance windows for control and


easy access to insulators and bolted connections,
short time of assembly on site due to prefabrication and
modern erection methods, Elliptical manholes – typical for Elektrobudowa’s solutions give
good access to the interior of busduct enclosure (possibility to
perform service work with two hands inside enclosure)
low costs of operation,
corrosion resistance,

electric-shock safety,

environment friendly.

Expansion joints of busbars compensate changes of ELPE busbar system installed in 2006 in Maritza East III
busbar length at its temperature changes Powerplant in Bosnia

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Connection between generator and generator circuit breaker.


‘Star’ point connection of 360 MW power unit generator

REFERENCES
manufacture and erection of medium voltage isolated
phase busduct type ELPE since 1962;

302 complete generator power output systems of capacity


range between 50 MW and 500 MW delivered to domestic
and export Customers worldwide.

TECHNICAL DATA
ELPE - 17.5/4.5

ELPE - 36/1.25
ELPE - 24/2.5

ELPE - 36/2.5
ELPE - 17.5/7

ELPE - 24/12

ELPE - 36/18
ELPE - 24/10
ELPE - 24/7
ELPE - 24/2
ELPE - 12/5

Type of busduct

Rated voltage kV 12 17.5 24 36


KSA service voltages 11 / 13.8 33 / 34.5
Rated insulation level
- 1 min power frequency voltage (50 or 60 Hz) kV 28 38 50 70
- impulse withstand voltage kV 75 95 125 170
Rated current
- continuous kA 5 4.5 7 2 2.5 7 10 12 1.25 2.5 18
- 1-sec. kA 160
- peak kA 400

External diameter of enclosure mm 480 550 710 550 710 825 920 710 1180

Weight of 1 meter of busduct kg 40 39 58 23 58 71 95 27 145

Compliance with standards


IEC 60298, IEC 60694
IEC 439-2+A1, ANSI/IEEE C37.23-1987

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BUSDUCT TEE-OFF CONNECTION MANUFACTURED BY
ELEKTROBUDOWA FOR HIDD POWER & DESALINATION
PLANT IN BAHRAIN (CONTRACT WITH GENERAL
CONTRACTOR: ABB UTILITIES GMBH, GERMANY) - 2007

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For High and Medium Voltage ‫ﻟﺘﻘﻨﻴﺔ اﻟﺠﻬﺪ اﻟﻜﻬﺮﺑﺎﺋﻲ‬

SAUDI ELEKTROBUDOWA L.L.C. The information in this document contains


general descriptions of the product, which
CR 101050502 do not always have to be present in particular
cases / versions.
P.O. Box 221686,
Malaz, Sitten Street, Riyadh 11311, Manufacturer has a right to make changes
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in course of technical development of the product.

Phone Line 1: +966-(1)-206-5738 Because technical standards and specifications


Phone Line 2: +966-(1)-206-5748 can be subject of change in case of doubts
please always ask for confirmation of the
Fax: +966-(1)-206-5740 information given in this publication.
website: www.saudi-elektrobudowa.com
Brochure High-current Busducts Systems.
Edition 02-2009