Medium Voltage Distribution
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Assembling a 1250A busbar
Instructions
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Contents
■■ Introduction��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
□□ Our Service Unit: our specialists, and suitably adapted services...��������������� 3
■■ Overview�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
□□ Eco-design concept and valorization of the materials ���������������������������������� 4
□□ Responsibilities���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
□□ Particular instructions for operations and interventions on energized equipment�� 4
□□ Other technical notices to be consulted��������������������������������������������������������� 4
□□ Symbols & conventions���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
□□ Tools (not supplied) required for the operations described in this user
manual��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
□□ Tightening torque values [Nm] for standard assemblies�������������������������������� 5
■■ Preparations for the connection of the busbar ���������������������������������������������� 6
□□ Intervention levels������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6
□□ Intervention Instructions��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
□□ FBX switchboard lockout������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
□□ Supplies required for the assembly of the 1250A busbar������������������������������ 6
□□ Switchboard status����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
□□ The principles of fitting the busbar����������������������������������������������������������������� 7
□□ Preparing an intermediate connector������������������������������������������������������������� 8
□□ Preparing an end-piece connector��������������������������������������������������������������� 10
□□ Preparing the linkage bars��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
■■ Assembling the busbar������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 13
□□ Preparing the switchboard��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 13
□□ Assembling the busbar�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
• Fitting an end connector����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
• Fitting an intermediate connector��������������������������������������������������������������� 15
• Fit the second end connector��������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
• Tightening the connectors��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
□□ Fit the insulating caps���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
□□ Fitting the sealing covers and cleaning the bars����������������������������������������� 19
□□ Connecting the earthing braids�������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
■■ Extending a switchboard with the 1250A busbar����������������������������������������� 21
□□ Intervention Instructions������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
□□ FBX switchboard lockout����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
□□ Addition of an extension to an existing FBX switchboard���������������������������� 21
□□ Earthing existing busbars����������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
□□ Supplies required for the extension of the 1250A busbar���������������������������� 22
□□ Preparation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
□□ Removing the fitted end connectors������������������������������������������������������������ 22
□□ Extending the 1250 A busbar����������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
□□ Returning the switchboard to an operational status������������������������������������ 23
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Introduction
Operations and maintenance may only be carried out by personnel who have
received suitable authorisation for the operations and manoeuvres they are
responsible for performing.
If this is not the case, please refer to our Service Unit or Training Centre.
All locking-out operations must be performed according to the "General Safety
Instructions booklet for Electrical Applications" UTE C 18 510 (or its equivalent
outside FRANCE).
Our Service Unit: our specialists, and
suitably adapted services...
■■ Guarantee extension contracts in relation to the selling of new equipment,
■■ Supervision of HVA switchgear installations,
■■ Technical advice, diagnoses of the facilities, expertise,
■■ Maintenance contracts adapted to operational constraints,
■■ Systematic or conditional preventive maintenance,
■■ Corrective maintenance in case of partial or complete failure,
■■ Supply of spare parts,
■■ Overhauling of equipment and requalification of installations in order to benefit
from new technologies and extend the life of your switchgear by limited investments.
Contact the Schneider Electric Service Unit for diagnoses and advice:
Working hours
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Overview
© - Schneider Electric - 2010. Schneider Electric, the Schneider Electric logo and
their figurative forms are Schneider Electric registered trademarks.
The other brand names mentioned within this document, whether they be copyright
or not, belong to their respective holders.
Eco-design concept and valorization of the
materials
The design and life cycle of the equipment and switchgear manufactured by
Schneider Electric take environmental requirements into account (see § 7).
The design and manufacture of our packaging are both in conformity with the French
government decree N° 98-638 of 20 July 1998, concerning the account that is taken
of environmental requirements.
Responsibilities
Our devices are quality controlled and tested at the factory in accordance with the
standards and the regulations currently in force.
Apparatus efficiency and apparatus life depend on the compliance with the
installation, commissioning and operation instructions described in this user manual.
Non respect of these instructions is likely to invalidate any guarantee.
Local requirements especially about safety and which are in accordance with the
indications given in this document, must be observed.
Schneider Electric declines any responsibility for the consequences:
■■ due to the non respect of the recommendations in this manual which make
reference to the international regulations in force,
■■ due to the non respect of the instructions by the suppliers of cables and
connection accessories during installation and fitting operations,
■■ of any possible aggressive climatic conditions (humidity, pollution, etc.) acting in
the immediate environment of the materials that are neither suitably adapted nor
protected for these effects.
This user manual does not list the locking-out procedures that must be applied. The
interventions described are carried out on de-energized equipment (in the course
of being installed) or locked out (non operational).
Particular instructions for operations and
interventions on energized equipment
The technical performances specified by Schneider Electric must be respected.
To do this, please see the Technical Characteristics Manual.
When commissioning and operating the equipment under normal conditions, the General
safety instructions for electrical applications must be respected, (protective gloves,
insulating stool, etc.), in addition to standard operating instructions.
All manipulations must be completed once started.
The durations (for completing the operations mentioned) given in the maintenance tables
are purely an indication and depend on on-site conditions.
Other technical notices to be consulted
■■ AMTNoT110-02 ■■ AMTNoT131-02 ■■ AMTNoT132-02 4
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Installation - Commissioning
Operation - Maintenance
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Overview (contd.)
Symbols & conventions
Code for a product recommended and marketed by Schneider Electric
21
Nm
Tightening torque value
Example: 21 Nm
Mark corresponding to a key
CAUTION! Remain vigilant!
Precautions to be taken in order to avoid accidents or injury
FORBIDDEN! Do not do it!
Compliance with this indication is compulsory, non compliance with this
stipulation may damage the equipment.
INFORMATION - ADVICE
Your attention is drawn to a specific point or operation
Tools (not supplied) required for the
operations described in this user manual
2 open-ended spanners size 10
Ratchet wrench + extension + 10 mm socket + 19 mm extended
socket
Torque wrench + extension + 10 mm socket + extended 19 m socket
Large, flat-headed screwdriver
Tightening torque values [Nm] for standard
assemblies
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Diameter
Plastic
(PA 6.6)
M6
0.8
Steel
Class < 8.8
4.3
Class ≥ 8.8 ≤
10.9
Fasteners
with grease
A2-70
8.8
6.6
Steel
M8
1.8
10.5
21.0
15.8
M 10
3.5
14.0
42.0
35.0
M 12
6.0
-
70.0
60.0
M 16
12.0
-
170.0
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar
Intervention levels
Levels
Definition
1
Operations as noted as instructions in the "Operation - Maintenance" notice,
carried out by trained personal capable of intervening whilst respecting the rules
of security.
2
Complex operations, requiring specific expertise and the use of support
equipment in accordance with the constructor's procedures. These are carried
out by the constructor himself or by a specialised technician who has received
regular training by the constructor as part of the implementation of procedures
and who is equipped with specific equipment.
3
All preventive and corrective maintenance, all renovation and reconstruction
work is carried out by the constructor.
Extensions may be put together by personnel qualified in HVA equipment and HVA/
LV substation interventions, equipped with this manual.
Apart from mechanical assembly skills, the electro-technical knowledge required for
the connections is similar to the skills required for the connection of a separable HVA
connector.
Intervention Instructions
Intervention
Busbar
Cables
Load-break
switches
Earthing
switches
Level 1
De-energized
De-energized
Open
Closed
Tools required:
■■ 1 Large, flat-headed screwdriver
■■ 2 x open-ended spanners - size 10
■■ 1 ratchet wrench + extension + 10 mm socket + 19 mm extended socket
■■ 1 torque wrench + extension + 10 mm socket + extended 19 m socket
Products required:
■■ Clean cloths
■■ Cleaning solvent
■■ Soft gloves
FBX switchboard lockout
The switchboard must be de-energised, all load-break switches must be open and
earthed; the earthing switches must be closed.
During the intervention, the time during which the adapter cones are not
covered by their end plug must be reduced to a minimum.
If, for whatever reason, the installation operation is interrupted for more than 24
hours, the blanking plugs must be re-fitted.
Supplies required for the assembly of the
1250A busbar
The supplies comprise:
■■ 2 end-piece connector kits
■■ 1 (or several) intermediate connector(s)
■■ linkage bars
■■ This document (AMTNoT174-02)
The accessories boxes and the packaging around the busbar itself must be
removed/opened with care.
Do not use a cutter if its blade might damage the surface of the
components.
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
■■ End connector.
■■ Intermediate connector.
■■ Linkage bar (2 different lengths).
Switchboard status
Before any interventions on the busbar, the switchboard must be installed in its final
location, coupled and fixed to the floor.
The busbar must be the last component fitted during the assembly operation.
The switchboard must not be energised before the busbar is fitted.
The principles of fitting the busbar
Start by the complete assembly of the rear-most phase. For ease of photography
and clarity of the operations, the description of the assembly process has been
shown using the phase nearest the front of the unit.
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
Preparing an intermediate connector
This operation must be carried out in a dust, pollution and humidity-free
area.
■■ Clean the four connector apertures.
■■ Use the grease provided in packing to lubricate the inside of each aperture.
■■ Clean the two contact shells.
■■ Apply a film of grease to the contact shells (see following image).
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
■■ Grease the whole surface of each shell, with the exception of the concave side
(in red on the image).
■■ Assemble the 2 shells as shown.
■■ Slide the shells into the connector.
■■ Push the shell assembly into the centre of the connector.
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
■■ The passage holes must be centred within the connector.
Preparing an end-piece connector
This operation must be carried out in a dust, pollution and humidity-free
area.
■■ Clean the three connector apertures.
■■ Grease the inside of each aperture.
■■ Clean the two contact shells.
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
■■ Apply a film of grease to the contact shells (see following image).
■■ Grease the whole surface of each shell, with the exception of the concave side
(in red on the image).
■■ Clean the spacer.
■■ Assemble the 2 shells, and the spacer, as shown.
This spacer must be fitted to each end piece.
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Preparations for the connection
of the busbar (contd.)
■■ Slide the shells, spacer first, into the connector.
■■ Push the shell+spacer assembly down to the base of the connector.
■■ Make sure that the passage hole is centred within the connector (See page 8).
Preparing the linkage bars
Check the lengths of the bars by holding them up between the mounting points on
the bushing.
This operation must be carried out in a dust, pollution and humidity-free
area.
■■ Clean both ends of each bar.
■■ Use the grease provided in packing to lubricate the grey zones at both ends of
each bar.
■■ Pose the bars on two small blocks to keep the greased sections from touching
anything.
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Assembling the busbar
Preparing the switchboard
■■ Remove the protective cover from all the bushing on a single phase.
■■ Clean each bushing.
■■ Use the grease provided in packing to grease each bushing.
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■■ Screw the fastening rod onto each bushing.
■■ Tighten all rods to the correct torque level.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
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499
Before assembling the busbars, check the centre to centre dimensions of
the rods in order to ensure correct assembly of the switchboard.
Tolerance: 0/+3mm
If the centre to centre dimension of the busbars is out of tolerance,
dismantle again and proceed with a new assembly of the functions.
Assembling the busbar
Start the assembly of the busbar at one end.
Fitting an end connector
■■ Place the end-connector onto the bushing.
■■ Push the connector firmly down onto the bushing.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
■■ Fit the linkage bar into its housing.
■■ Push the bar in completely. The grey section should be completely hidden.
■■ Support the bar using the bushing's protective cover.
Fitting an intermediate connector
■■ Push the connector onto the lateral bar as far as possible.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
■■ Position the connector on the bushing.
■■ Insert the second bar into its housing.
Fit the second end connector
■■ Push the connector onto the lateral bar as far as possible.
■■ Position the connector on the bushing.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
■■ Position the connectors on a slope for this operation.
Tightening the connectors
■■ Press firmly on each connector to push it fully onto its bushing.
■■ Fit a washer then screw a bolt onto each connector fitting.
■■ Tighten each connector to the appropriate torque setting.
50
Nm
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
Fit the insulating caps
■■ Use protective gloves.
■■ Clean the 3 caps.
■■ Grease the 3 caps.
■■ Insert a Rilsan collar vertically into the connector.
■■ Slide the cap into its final location.
■■ Tighten the cap whilst holding the Rilsan collar vertically.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
■■ Loosen the cap by one turn.
■■ Remove the Rilsan collar.
■■ Re-tighten the cap to the required torque setting.
■■ Clean any excess grease from the cap.
30
Nm
Fitting the sealing covers and cleaning the
bars
■■ Check, one final time, that the cap is correctly fitted.
■■ Clip the sealing cover onto each connector.
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Assembling the busbar (contd.)
■■ Clean off any residual grease on the bars and connectors.
Connecting the earthing braids
■■ Connect an earthing braid to each connector (2 x 10 mm open-ended spanners).
8.8
Nm
■■ Gather all three braids on a single function together and connect them to earth
using a bolt (2 x 10 mm open-ended spanners).
8.8
Nm
■■ The earthing braids are now connected to earth.
■■ Make sure that the bushing earthing braids are connected correctly.
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Extending a switchboard with
the 1250A busbar
Intervention Instructions
Intervention
Busbar
Cables
Load-break
switches
Earthing
switches
Level 1
De-energized
and earthed.
De-energized
Open
Closed
FBX switchboard lockout
See instructions in § 6.
Addition of an extension to an existing FBX
switchboard
Install the extension function in its definitive location.
Couple the extension to the switchboard Fix the cubicle to the floor (see
corresponding manual - § 2.4).
The busbar must be the last component fitted during the assembly operation.
Earthing existing busbars
■■ Couple the extension function to the FBX switchboard then fix it down to the floor.
■■ Disconnnect the 3 cables from the functional unit non-adjacent to the extension
function.
■■ Connect a removable earthing device (earthing block) linking the three bushings
straight to earth.
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Extending a switchboard with
the 1250A busbar (contd.)
■■ Close the load-break switch on the earthed functional unit.
■■ Use warning panels to inform everyone of the equipment status.
Supplies required for the extension of the
1250A busbar
The supplies comprise:
■■ 1 intermediate connector kit
■■ 3 linkage bars
■■ This document (AMTNoT174-02)
Preparation
See instructions in chapter " Preparations for the connection of the busbar" .
Removing the fitted end connectors
■■ Carefully disassemble the fitted connectors as they will be re-used at the end of
the switchboard.
■■ Use protective gloves.
■■ Clean the apertures of the three dismantled connectors using a suitable solvent.
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Extending a switchboard with
the 1250A busbar (contd.)
■■ Use the grease provided in packing to lubricate the inside of each aperture.
Extending the 1250 A busbar
■■ Keep hold of the end connectors to re-use at the end of the switchboard.
■■ See the instructions in page 21 for the assembly of the bars.
Returning the switchboard to an operational
status
Repeat the operations in page 21 in reverse order to remove the earthing
block.
Energise the switchboard in accordance with the instructions given in the
corresponding manual (See page 4).
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