Sunday, September 18, 2016

Plant Design: Motor Protection Parameters

The table below is an example of a working protection parameters of an electrical system. A parameter sheet such as this will enable the designer to tabulate necessary initial values and  calculations.

Equipment name
Nominal power
Circuit calculation current(A)
CT trans. ratio
Zero sequence CT trans. ratio
Circuit type
Motor Pump No.1
Vacuum breaker
Motor Pump No.3
 Vacuum breaker
Motor Pump No.3
Vacuum breaker
Motor Pump No.4
F-C circuit
Motor Pump No.5
F-C circuit
Motor Pump No.6
F-C circuit

First is to work out in calculating the circuit current of a three phase motor circuit:

Circuit Current=kW/(√3∗kV∗pf )

Instrument and protection CTs are governed by standard IEC 60044-1 . The matching of CTs with protection relays calls for a thorough knowledge of CTs. The following section gives a few reminders in determining   the CT ratio, the table below will give the recommended primary CT ratio for various circuit current in the  motor protection  section. See (link) for complete list of CT ratio per application.

CT Primary=kW/(√3∗kV∗pf *η )

If you do not know exact values for ϕ and η as a first approximation, you can assume that: cos ϕ = 0.8 ; η = 0.8. T. The secondary circuits of a CT must be suitable for the constraints related to its application for  or protection purposes.

CT Secondary  
For use in a local situation Isn = 5 A
For use in a remote situation Isn = 1 A

The use of 5 A in a remote situation increase the cross section of the line or the sizes of the transformer (lost in line). IEEE C57.13 Table 8 - Standard multi-ratio current transformer taps gives the standard ratings for instrument transformers. Sequence CT Ratio are constant 100/1 in 4.160 and 6.9kV Circuit.

For the circuit Type in 6.9kV , there are two recommended circuit types. Use  Vacuum Circuit when the Current reached above 100 Amps or Fused Contractor when dealing with currents below 100 Amps.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Power System Study for CADPI

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Generator excitation control operation

Increasing the output voltage of a generator is achieved by adjusting the magnitude of the excitation current. This happens because as DC current is increased, the rotating magnetic field increases thereby increasing the generator  voltage induced in the stator conductor.     As the voltage is increased, the generator will transfer more MVAR into the power system.
Instead of collector rings, suppose that a  brushless generator above  is used in our example. The exciter is provided from the DC winding which is wound in the stator. The rotor produces ac current that is feed into the rectifier built in the shaft. The rectifier converts AC to  DC and feed the rotor windings.

To control of the rectifier  output in the field windings of the excitation generator, voltage regulator receives its command signal from the AC voltage controller which monitors the ac voltage of the monitor.

The limitation of the generator due to current in the stator should follow within the machine capability curve. Increasing the excitation current of the generator to deliver MVAR will produce heating in rotor winding. alternatively, if the excitation is reduced voltage and VARS will fall. then the machine will have weak magnetic field .

Technical Data for Generator 60WX18Z-090 with Static Excitation 158,8 MVA 13800 V 60 Hz p.f. = 0,85 Tcg = 33 °C Temp.-Cl. = 130(B
In the capability curve, the horizontal axis is the  reactive power in per unit quantity, where 1 pu =159 MVAR and the vertical axis is the active power per unit quantity.