Earthing Switch Retrofit HGC-3 ABB High Current

Report
GCB Service
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit for
HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
ABB High Current Systems Services
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HGC 3 System
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
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Manufactured from 1998 – 2010
in Zurich, Switzerland
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Optional earthing switch was
provided on either or on both
sides
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Transformer side (3)
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Generator side (4)
Why Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit?
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
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Challenge
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Solution
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If earthing switch was not
equipped during factory
assembly, new enclosures would
be necessary to supply in order
to retrofit
To provide easy earthing switch /
grounding switch retrofit solution
Objective
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Increase safety during
maintenance within the PP
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Simplify maintenance procedures
within the PP
HGC 3
breakers
ordered w/o
earthing
switch do not
have an
assembly jig
Scope of supply
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
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Parts and components
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Earthing switch complete
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Earthing Contact
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Support FVZ
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Console complete
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Earthing switch motor drive
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Adaptations control cubical incl. mimic
Earthing switch complete
Open position
Motor Drive
Close position
Scope of supply
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
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Assembly Procedure
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Removal disconnector and arcing
chambers
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With alternative device,
adjustments on enclosure incl.
rework
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Assembly of earthing switches
incl. linkage and motor drive
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Reassembly of disconnector and
arcing chambers
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Adjustments and setting of
earthing switch
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Wiring of earthing switch to
control cubical
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Retrofit of control cubical incl.
mimic
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Mounting of new rating plate
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Re-commissioning incl. functional
checks
Scope of supply
Earthing Switch Retrofit Kit HGC-3 & HEC 3..6
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Project Based Tasks
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Adjustments of existing electrical schematic
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Adjustments of customer interlocking system
Summary / Benefits
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Easy Retrofit Kit available for HGC 3 breakers, originally
not equipped with earthing switch
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Ensures a safe maintenance process
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Can be executed during overhaul of the unit
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