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BVK - A Medium voltage air insulated metal-clad switchgear internal arc proof November 2011.

BVK - A

Medium voltage air insulated metal-clad switchgear internal arc proof

BVK - A Medium voltage air insulated metal-clad switchgear internal arc proof November 2011.

November 2011.

Introduction

The BVK-A is a medium voltage metal-clad switchgear for indoor installation. Compa- rtments in the units are separated by means of metal partitions, and parts under voltage are freestanding. The switchgear is modular and installed by composing standard units one to another in a coordinated manner. The switchgear is easy to configure and choice of apparatus and instruments is very wide.

The performance of the air isolated switchgear with withdrawn equipment allows user:

- high availability and reliability section,

- complete safety for the personnel of the section,

- minimal maintenance,

- inability to improper handling,

- quick and easy installation.

Standards

The switchgear and main apparatus contained therein shall be subject to the following standards:

- IEC 62271-1

- IEC 62271-200

- IEC 62271-102

- IEC 60071-2

- IEC 62271-100

- IEC 60044-1

- IEC 60044-2

for general application,

for the switchgears,

for the earthing switches,

for coordination of insulation,

for the circuit-breakers,

for the current transformers,

for the voltage transformers.

Normal operating conditions

The switchgear rated characteristics are guaranteed under the following ambient condi- tions:

- minimum ambient temperature: -5°C,

- maximum ambient temperature: +40°C,

- maximum relative humidity: 95%,

- maximum altitude: 1000 m,

- presence of normal, non-corrosive and unpolluted atmosphere.

The switchgear must also be installed in ambient with the following characteristics:

- inside masonry or prefabricated structures,

- suitable for containing electrical apparatus,

- closed and not accessible to the public,

- only utilisable by personnel in charge of the electrical installation.

Degrees of protection

Degrees of protection of the switchgear are in accordance with the Standard IEC62271- 200. BVK-A switchgears are normally supplied with the following standard degrees of pro- tection:

- IP40 external housing,

- IP20 inside the compartments.

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Electrical characteristics of the switchgear

Rated voltage

kV

10

13.8

20

Rated insulated voltage

kV

12

17.5

24

Rated power frequency withstand voltage 1 min.

kV

28

38

50

Rated lightning impulse withstand voltage

kV

75

95

125

Rated frequency

Hz

50/60

50/60

50

Rated short-time withstand current 3s up to

kA

31.5

31.5

25

Peak withstand current up to

kA

81.9

81.9

62.5

Internal arc withstand current

kA 1s

31.5

31.5

25

Rated busbars current up to

A

3600*

3600*

2500

Rated branch current

A

630

630

630

1250

1250

1250

1600

1600

1600

2000

2000

2000

*with forced ventilation

2500

2500

2500

3600*

3600*

The typical unit of BVK-A consists of up to a maximum of seven compartments segre- gated from each other by means of metal partitions (incoming/outgoing unit with measure- ments shown in the figure). There are two versions of the units by way of closing the door of the CB and feeder compartment – with bolts and central handle.

1 - LV compartment 2 – Auxiliary circuit interconnection wiring duct 3 – Gas exhaus
1 - LV compartment
2 – Auxiliary circuit
interconnection wiring duct
3 – Gas exhaus duct
4 – Busbar compartment
5 – Feeder compartment
6 – Circuit-breaker
7 – CB compartment
8 – Withdrawable voltage
transformer compartment
9 – Withdrawable voltage
transformer with fuses

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Safety of the switchgear

The BVK-A switchgear is equipped with all interlocks and supplies necessary for insur- ing a high degree of safety and reliability for personnel and the installation. The interlocks are performed with keys, padlocks or interlock magnets.

Standard safety interlocks (compulsory)

  Interlock Condition
 

Interlock

Condition

1 A

Racking in/out the

Apparatus closed

B

apparatus

Closing the apparatus

Undefined position of the truck

2 A

Racking in the apparatus

Apparatus connector disconnected

 

B

Disconnecting the apparatus connector

Truck in service or undefined position

3 A

Closing the earthing switch

Truck in service or undefined position

B Racking in the apparatus Earthing switch closed

B

Racking in the apparatus

Earthing switch closed

4 A

Opening door of apparatus compartment

Apparatus in service or undefined position

B

Racking in the apparatus

Open door of apparatus compartment

5 A

Opening door of cabel compartment

Earthing switch open

 

B

Opening the earthing switch

Open door of cable compartment

Vacuum circuit-breakers and contactors

The BVK-A switchgear is equipped with vacuum circuit-breakers that today occupy important place in all sectors of primary distribution. Vacuum circuit- breakers cover the entire scope of parameters of the switchgear and therefore the whole range of applica- tions. The BVK-A switchgear is developed in coope- ration with the ABB and one of the reasons for the cooperation were the vacuum circuit-breakers. Tens of years of experience gathered in the development and application of vacuum chambers are now refle- cted in the range of ABB's circuit-breakers, which are characterized by their exceptional electrical and mechanical characteristics, very long lifetime without the need for maintenance, compactness and using highly innovative construction techni- ques. The ABB develops and produces a complete range of vacuum chambers for use in circuit-breakers, contactors and in all medium voltage applications.

a complete range of vacuum chambers for use in circuit-breakers, contactors and in all medium voltage

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Internal arc resistance

During development of modern medium voltage switchgear, in the foreground must be the safety of personnel and therefore the BVK-A is designed and tested to provide an internal arc caused by short-circuit current equalled to maximum amount of short withstand current. Tests show that the metal casing of the BVK-A switchgear is capable of protecting the personnel working in the vicinity of the switchgear in case of failure to grow in the inter- nal arc.

The parameters of each specific switchgears must be very carefully designed in terms of exhausting hot gases and incandescent particles to ensure and retain the safety of the personnel. The BVK-A switchgear is equipped with complete series of solutions in order to satisfy all requests when the exhausting is possible inside the room, also when exhausting is not possible inside as the case with installations on ships. The BVK-A construction offers complete passive protection against the effects of a failure due to the inner arc during the period from 1s to current 25kA.

With metal-clad apparatus the probability of an internal arc occurring is very low becau- se it is designed and constructed to prevent these faults and guarantees maximum perso- nnel safety. In fact, it is able to resist the overpressures caused by the arc and is fitted with exhaust ducts to channel the gases generated and therefore prevent damage to the perso- nnel and equipment.

Standard solution – excerpt on two sides

and equipment. Standard solution – excerpt on two sides How is the figure shown above, it

How is the figure shown above, it is necessary to satisfy the requirements of a minimum of 3m high room where the switchgear is built. Also it is advisable that the openings of the chimney of the switchgear are moved away a minimum of 850mm, and it is the best to ex- cerpt outside the room, that is in the area out of danger for people and equipments. In this case, the openings must be properly protected to prevent any water, dust, animals or other foreign bodies from entering. The extensions must consist of a duct made of metal material (able to resist a minimum pressure of 60 kPa) with a cross-section at least the same as the output cross-section of the extensions already applied to the switchgear, with bends with the widest possible rad- ius and suitably supported.

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Dimensions and apparatus

Dimensions and apparatus Configuration according to SEC Specification 32-TMSS-01 BVK-A-17.5 height 2450mm, LV comp. 670mm

Configuration according to SEC Specification 32-TMSS-01

BVK-A-17.5

height 2450mm, LV comp. 670mm D

A

B

C

Apparatus

750

210

310

284

VD4 630-2000A VD4 2500-4000A

1000

275

310

284

Openings in the floor and fixing unit

1000 275 310 284 Openings in the floor and fixing unit BVK-A A B C D

BVK-A

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

17.5

kV

750

   

606

184

 

301

630

   

1468

72

 

630

 

17.5

kV

1000

856

   

880

3600A

   

68

 

386

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Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below.

Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below. Remark: Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant
Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below. Remark: Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant

Remark:

Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant information are subject to change. Other technical information and options are available upon request.

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Dimensions and apparatus

Dimensions and apparatus   BVK-A-12 min. height 2160mm (LV comp. 400mm), and height with chimney or
 

BVK-A-12

min. height 2160mm (LV comp. 400mm), and height with chimney or long LV comp.(625mm) 2495mm

A

B

C

D

Apparatus

600

150

205

264

VD4 630-1250A, V-Contact 400A

750

210

310

284

VD4 630-1600A

1000

275

310

284

VD4 2000-4000A

 

BVK-A-24

min. height 2160mm (LV comp. 400mm), 2495mm with long LV comp. (625mm), and max. height with chimney 2600mm

A

B

C

D

Apparatus

750

210

310

329

VD4 630-1250A

1000

275

310

329

VD4 1600-2500A

Openings in the floor and fixing unit

329 VD4 1600-2500A Openings in the floor and fixing unit 8 BVK-A A B C D

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BVK-A

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

12kV

600

   

450

     

480

750

1468

75

600

185

630

300

630

1000

850

880

12kV

600

   

450

     

480

750

1918

75

600

200

630

600

630

1000

850

880

24

kV

750

1820

80

590

220

770

300

630

 

1000

100

800

880

24

kV

750

2220

80

590

295

770

560

630

 

1000

100

800

880

Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below.

Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below. Remark: Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant
Typical schemes of the BVK-A switchgear are shown below. Remark: Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant

Remark:

Specifications, dimensional drawings and other relevant information are subject to change. Other technical information and options are available upon request.

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Prisoje 29A

21232 Dicmo

Tel:

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