Yard Machines | 232 series | B280-00031 Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount

Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount
Microprocessor-Based Recloser Control
Technical Specifications
This specification describes the features of the Kyle Form
6 Rack and Yard Mount Microprocessor-Based Recloser
Controls with ProView 4.0.1 application software. The
control shall include extensive system protection functionality, including phase, ground and negative sequence
overcurrent protection, cold load pickup, over/underfrequency, over/undervoltage, sensitive ground fault, directionality, and sync check.
Analysis tools shall include fault locating, event recording,
data profiler, and oscillography functions.
Metering functions shall include demand and instantaneous current on a per phase basis, instantaneous voltage and power factor on a per phase basis, and power
(real, reactive, apparent) on a per phase or total basis.
Harmonics shall be provided for on a per phase basis.
Symmetrical components for both voltage and current
shall be displayed along with kilowatt-hours for energy
metering. These values shall be recordable in a Data
Profiler that contains user selectable inputs and sampling
The front panel Human/Machine Interface (HMI) shall be
used to configure the operating settings for the control.
It shall also be used to display metering, counter information, control parameters, reset alarms, and provide
diagnostic information, including the ability to view at a
minimum the 25 most recent event files.
Control parameters shall also be programmed via a personal computer connected to the control through the front
panel RS-232 port. The control programming, interrogation,
and operations shall be accomplished using Windows®
interface software residing on a personal computer.
C37.90.1 -2002 (ANSI/IEEE). American National Standard
Guide for Surge Withstand Capability (SWC) Tests.
C37.90.2 -1995 (AMCI/IEEE). Standard Withstand
Capability of Relays Systems to Radiated Electromagnetic
Interference from Transceivers.
Distributed Network Protocol. Basic Four Document Set.
EIA-232-D. Interface Between Data Terminal Equipment
and Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment Employing Serial
Binary Data Interchange.
IEC-60068-2-30-1980. International Electromechanical
Commission Standard for Basic Environmental Testing
Procedures – Damp Heat, Steady State.
IEC-60255-5-2000. Insulation Tests for Electrical Relays.
IEC 255-5-1977. Insulation Tests for Electrical Relays.
IEC 61000-4-2-1995 and IEC 60255-22-2-1996.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC – Electrostatic
Discharge Immunity Tests, Level 4).
MIL-STD-810-F. Random Vibration: Method 514.4 Curve
Control Housings
Rack Mounting
The design shall be suitable for two units to be mounted
side-by-side in a standard 19-inch substation rack. The
mounting height shall not exceed 5U. The access to serial
communications for configuring the rack-mounted control
shall be available on the front of the control, while serial
communications and I/O access shall be available on the
back panel.
Yard Mounting
The ProView application software shall include additional
functions used to create and graphically display time
current curves and provide the graphical customization
platform for configuring user-selected inputs and outputs,
configurable event and alarm data, and selectable communication points for serial communication. The user shall be
able to connect to the control via the application software
and open a scheme from file or device, or open a saved
event with a single menu command.
The yard mount control shall be housed in a steel weatherproof outdoor cabinet with accessible dual-entry (front
and rear) through two doors. Each door shall include
gasketing to assure a weathertight seal and include locking provisions for utility grade locks. A minimum of two
latch points shall be required for each door. A nameplate
shall be attached to the front door. Front door entry shall
allow access to the operating panel without exposure to
exposed substation battery voltage.
The control shall operate on 50 and 60 Hz systems.
Rear door entry shall allow direct access to all control wiring including substation power, thermostatically controlled
heater, serial communications/hardwired inputs and outputs. As part of the housing, a factory-mounted and prewired control receptacle shall allow the user a quick-disconnect from the recloser. The control housing shall also
have a provision for standard conduit or cable entry. Two
vent holes shall provide ventilation, avoiding moisture.
The Form 6 control has been designed and tested in
accordance with the following standards as applicable:
C37.60-2003. American National Standard Requirements
for Overhead Pad-Mounted, Dry Vault and Submersible
Automatic Circuit Reclosers and Fault Interrupters for
Alternating Current Systems.
C37.90 -1989 (ANSI/IEEE). IEEE Standard for Relays and
Relay Systems Associated with Electric Power Apparatus.
Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount Microprocessor-Based Recloser Control
A thermostatically controlled heater rated 70°F ON, 85°F
OFF shall be included and powered from 120 Vac or 240
Configuration Firmware / Interface
The recloser control shall use a Windows ® operating
system-based interface software. The software, ProView,
shall be separate from the recloser control. The executable configuration interface software shall allow the user
the ability to save and edit files based upon user requirements independent of connectivity to the control. All
settings, metering, and analysis tools shall use standard
dialog boxes, including available minimum and maximum
values, for each setting.
Firmware upgrades shall be available through direct connection to the dedicated RS-232 port on the control front
panel without any additional equipment required.
• Recloser Closed
• A-Phase Fault
• B-Phase Fault
• C-Phase Fault
• Ground Fault
• Sensitive Ground
• Alarm
• Above Minimum Trip
• Indicator 1
• Indicator 2
• Indicator 3
• A-Phase Voltage
• B-Phase Voltage
Temperature Range
• C-Phase Voltage
The operating range of the control shall be -40°C to
+70°C ambient.
• Frequency Trip
The enclosure design shall allow internal self-heating to
raise the enclosure interior an additional 15°C, such that
all components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies shall
operate from -40°C to +85°C. All components selected in
the design of the control shall have a temperature rating of
-40°C to +85°C or higher. Validation of temperature range
through production sorting is not acceptable.
The control shall not be damaged by storage at ambient
temperatures from -40°C to +85°C.
Front Operating Panel
The front operating panel shall be intuitively designed to
minimize training costs and avoid potential misoperation.
The operating panel shall be separated into two sections
clearly identified by color-coding or another acceptable
user-approved method. The top portion of the control
shall be used for programming the control. The lower portion of the control shall be used for operation. The recloser
control shall be integrated as a system to include proper
status of the recloser on the front operating panel.
The control programming section shall allow the user LED
status indication. Each LED shall be rated for visibility in
bright sunlight. The control shall have a total of 25 LEDs
available for direct control and recloser status information.
As a minimum, dedicated LEDs shall include status indication as follows:
• Voltage Trip
• Indicator 4
• Indicator 5
• Indicator 6
• Indicator 7
• Indicator 8
The user shall be enabled to remove all insert labels (a
total of 31 relabeled LEDs) to customize the LEDs as
required. Removable labels shall be included with the
control to enable the user to easily customize the control
for their protection requirements. Removable inserts shall
be available to customize LEDs for all 9 Option LEDs and
all Target Indicators except CONTROL OK, CONTROL
POWER, AND ALARM. Removable inserts and labels shall
be designed to enable the user to change inserts without
the use of adhesives, labelmakers, or temporary labels.
The user shall have the ability to access critical operation
functions through the use of eight Analysis One-Touch
Keypads. It is not acceptable to scroll through a series of
menus for the following functions:
• Metering
• Reset Targets
• Events
• Lamp Test
• Control OK
• Settings
• Control Power
• Operations Counter
• Control Lockout
• Alarms
• Recloser Open
• Change
Technical Specifications
A sharp, backlit 4 line x 20 character display shall be
included in the programming section. The LCD panel contrast shall be field-adjusted to allow for various mounting
heights and applications. The LCD shall provide extensive status information regarding the distribution system,
recloser, and control using a minimum of eight navigational keypads in an organized menu structure. The navigational keypads shall include accelerated plus and minus
keypads for quick setting changes; direct scroll up, down,
left, and right keypads; along with immediate enter and
menu keypads for direct operation. The LCD shall also
use four clearly identified function keys for setting and
operation instructions.
The programming section shall also include a DB-9
RS-232 connector for direct connection to a personal
computer (PC). The interface shall be designated DCE to
directly connect to the serial port of the PC without any
special cables or connectors.
Operating Section
The operating section shall allow the user direct open and
close operation of the recloser along with pre-defined and
customized operating functions.
The TRIP and CLOSE buttons shall have a minimum surface area of 6.45 cm2 (one square inch) with a protective
guard around the perimeter of each button to prevent
incidental trip or close. The TRIP button shall be green
and the CLOSE button shall be red. No exceptions to the
surface area or color of the TRIP and CLOSE button standards shall be accepted.
The TRIP button shall be hardwired to the recloser independent of the microprocessor. All trip commands from
the TRIP Button shall trip the recloser, even in the event of
a microprocessor failure.
The CLOSE button shall be connected to the microprocessor for establishing temporary operating requirements
such as cold load pickup.
The front operating panel shall include the following pushbutton keypads with LED Indicators:
• Ground Trip Blocked
• Non Reclosing
Operating Power
The operating power shall consist of one of the following
• 24 Vdc ±20%
• 40 – 140 Vdc universal input power supply
Four serial communications protocol options shall be
supported in the control. At the time of order, the user
shall select the appropriate protocol for the RS-232 and
RS-485 serial ports from the available list of protocols.
The protocol ports are configured as follows:
• Front Panel Port – This port shall be used exclusively
with the ProView interface software supplied with the
• Rear Panel Ports (2 – Standard supplied RS232 and 1
that is user selectable at time of order) – The rear port
selections shall be as follows:
• RS-485 (Isolated)
• Serial Fiber Optic
• Ethernet (Wire or Fiber)
• The user shall configure which back port shall have the
communication protocol. The other port shall automatically be assigned ProView protocol.
The RS-485 or serial fiber-optic communications cards
shall not support ProView protocol.
Control Security
The control shall have a customer-programmable security
code to limit front panel access of control programming
and viewing functions to authorized personnel.
• Supervisory Off
There shall be a connection password when communicating between the control and a computer.
• Alternate Profile #1
Protection Profiles
• Alternate Profile #2
• Alternate Profile #3
• Option #1
• Option #2
• Option #3
The front operating panel shall also include the following:
Hot Line Tag On/Off Toggle Switch
Hot Line Tag LED Indicator
Close Circuit Disable removable link
RS-232 Port
Four protection profiles shall be provided, each capable
of fully specifying the operation of the control. The profiles shall be selected from front push-button overlays or
through interface software and serial communication ports.
Each protection profile shall include as a minimum:
Overcurrent Protection
Over and Undervoltage Protection
Over and Underfrequency Protection
Directional Protection
Sync Check
Sensitive Ground Fault Protection
Operation Settings
Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount Microprocessor-Based Recloser Control
Time-Current Curve
Fast Trips Disabled
Time-current curves shall be available for fast and delayed
operations. Each time-current shall be selected from a
defined fifty curves which can be further customized by
the user. The time-current curves shall also be selected
from a graphical TCC editor to visualize any modifications
prior to configuring the control.
The control shall include a Fast Trips Disabled feature to
modify the protection, so that all trip operations use the
programmed TCC2. This feature shall be independently
selectable for each protection profile. All trip operations
shall time on TCC2. Typically, TCC1 is fast and TCC2
is delayed. As an example, the control shall change it’s
sequence from 2 fast and 2 delayed operations to 2 operations on TCC2 when Fast Trips Disabled is active.
The time-current curves shall include the following modifications for phase, ground, and negative sequence protection:
• Time Multiplier with a range of .1 to 25 in .1 increments.
• Time Adder with a range of 0 to 30 seconds in .01
second increments.
• Minimum Response Time with a range of 0.1 to 1 seconds in .001 second increments.
• High Current Trip with a range of 1 to 32 multiples of
minimum trip.
• HCT Time Delay with a range of .016 to .150 second in
.001 second increments.
• Reset co-efficient with a range of .1 to 30 in 1 second
High Current Lockout
A High Current Lockout feature that shall automatically
lockout the control when current exceeds a programmable level shall be included in the control. The active shot
numbers for the lockout shall be selectable for phase,
ground, and negative sequence. This feature shall be
independently selectable for each protection profile.
Sensitive Ground/Earth Fault Operation
The control shall include a Sensitive Ground/Earth Fault
Trip feature that shall provide tripping of the recloser after
a programmable, definite time for ground currents below
normal ground minimum trip levels. The feature shall have
programmable operations to lockout and reclose intervals
independent of the ground settings. This feature shall be
independently selectable for each protection profile.
Sequence Coordination
A Sequence Coordination feature shall be included which
allows the control to step through selected operations in
the operating sequence without tripping. The number of
Sequence Coordination advances is programmable from
one to three operations to provide trip coordination with
a downline recloser. This feature shall be independently
selectable for each protection profile.
The control shall provide instantaneous and/or demand
metering with programmable integration intervals for the
following functions:
Cold Load Pickup
• Instantaneous currents, including ground current.
The control shall include a Cold Load Pickup feature to
prevent the control from tripping while energizing non-fault
system loads. This feature shall have an independently
programmable minimum trip value, time-current curve,
reclose interval, and number of operations to lockout
for each protection profile. Cold Load Pickup shall also
include settings for Time Dial resetting applications, including time dial and reset co-efficient values. Also, direct values, not multiples of minimum trip, shall be provided for
high current lockout.
• Instantaneous voltage on a per phase basis.
Hot Line Tag
A Hot Line Tag feature that blocks all closing operations
for live-line work shall be included in the design of the
control as a standard feature. When selected, the control
shall use a programmed Hot Line Tag definite time for
overcurrent protection operating on one trip to lockout.
Hot Line Tag time delay shall be independently selectable
for each protection profile.
• Real and reactive power for each phase and total,
including directional, on an individual phase basis.
• Demand currents on a per phase basis.
• Instantaneous frequency.
• Positive, negative, and zero sequence voltages.
• Harmonics on a per phase basis for voltage.
• Instantaneous power factor on a per phase basis.
• Metering settings to include demand interval, and
alarm thresholds for current, single-phase kW, threephase kW, single-phase kVAr, and three-phase kVAr.
An onboard Data Profiler shall be provided to record user
configured demand values. These values will be taken at
a user selectable sampling rate. Based on the number of
values recorded the Data Profiler should be able to record
a minimum of 30 days worth of data.
Technical Specifications
Data Profiler
Time Current Curve Editor
The Data Profiler shall record configurable analog data for
a specific period of time. The Data Profiler shall be configured to allow periodic recording with ranges from 1 minute
to 24 hours for all selected parameters. The Data Profiler
shall be capable of selecting up to 150 analog data points
along with 8 user-customized analog data points. The
data profiler shall present the data in table form and allow
exporting to external spreadsheet application software.
Coordination and actual time current modifications shall
be available with a graphic interactive Time Current Curve
Editor or similar graphical software.
Event Recorder
The Form 6 shall contain capabilities to perform Sequence
of Events for up to 33 event types. The event recorder
shall include the date and time of the event and appropriate metering analogs based upon event type. Sixteen
additional event types can be user-defined through the
graphical customization platform. Factory-defined event
types include:
• Overcurrent Protection Trip
• External Trip
• Non-Reclose Trip
• External Close
• Lockout
• Reset
The Event Recorder shall maintain a minimum of 90
Recloser Duty Monitor
The Form 6 control software shall be equipped with a
Recloser Interrupting Duty Monitor. The Duty Monitor
shall accumulate the summation of I1.5 for all interrupted
currents on each interrupter. This feature shall permit
programmable entries to preset the duty of an existing
Discrete SCADA Communications
The control shall provide a minimum of five configurable
output status contacts. Each status contact shall be configurable using graphical interface software to combine
status functionality along with Boolean algebra. Default
output status shall be: Lockout, Open, Close, Ground Trip
Block, and Hot Line Tag. One output status contact shall
be a solid state output with a pickup time no longer than
two milliseconds.
The control shall also provide a minimum of three configurable control input contacts. Each control contact
shall be configurable using a graphical interface software.
Each contact shall accept a voltage range of 12-240
Vac, 12-250 Vdc as the whetting voltage. Each control input shall be configured for either a momentary,
latched, or latched with precedence contact. Default control input contacts shall be: Supervisory Trip and Lockout,
Supervisory Close, and Remote Trip and Lockout.
A discrete interface board shall also be available as an
accessory to provide an additional eight output status
contacts and eight control input contacts. The discrete
interface board shall be user-configurable via the graphical
customization platform.
The Time Current Curve Editor shall include a complete
database of standard industry recloser time current curves
(TCC), both ANSI and IEC types, along with the ability to customize the TCCs with multipliers, constant time
adders, or minimum response time adders. Also, the user
shall be able to derive their own specific TCC through data
point entry. Each modified time current curve shall be able
to be identified with a user-customized name and shall be
selectable for configuring the control. The grid and format
for presenting the TCCs shall have a user-adjustable scale,
including the option of presenting multiple TCCs in various
user-configured colors. Event size shall be user selectable
from 2 to 30 cycles with the capability of recording a minimum of 20 events for a 12 cycle event.
Oscillography shall be provided to present current and
voltage waveforms, along with protection function and
recloser response status changes.
The recorded values shall be super-imposed on the protection scheme, and the state or value at any point in the
scheme shall be displayed. The user shall have the capability to move through the event and watch the response
of all available functions. All analog signals, digital inputs,
and contact outputs shall be monitored. The oscillography sampling rate shall be a minimum of 16 samples per
cycle. The oscillography data on the analog signals shall
be post-filtered values.
Idea Workbench
The Idea Workbench graphical customization platform
included with the control interface software shall allow the
user to program the control using simple graphical logic
characters, internal alarms, status, and target. The user
shall have the ability to perform logical functions with a
combination of these variables using drag and drop functionality supported by the control.
The graphical customization platform shall provide a true
graphical programming environment. Logical equation
programming is not acceptable.
Over/Underfrequency Protection
The control shall include two-stage operation for both
underfrequency and overfrequency protection. Frequency
protection shall have the ability to enable either over or
underfrequency protection or both functions simultaneously. A fixed time delay ranging from 0 to 100 seconds
in .001 second increments shall be available for both over
and underfrequency. A frequency restoration function,
enabled or disabled by the user, shall be provided to allow
the recloser to automatically close should frequency return
to within configured settings for a user-settable time.
Frequency protection shall be included as part of each
protection profile.
Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount Microprocessor-Based Recloser Control
Hardware Specifications
Over/Undervoltage Protection
The control shall include single-phase and three-phase
undervoltage tripping. The control shall also include threephase overvoltage tripping. Both over and undervoltage
functions shall include a phase pickup, a phase time
delay, a three-phase pick-up, and a time delay. Voltage
protection shall be included as part of each protection
Directional functionality shall be included to maintain system coordination from multiple sources, as well as circuit
reconfiguration for each profile. Directional shall apply to
phase, ground, and negative sequence protection, selected independently. A maximum torque angle shall have a
range of 0–90 degrees in 1 degree increments.
Fault Location
The control shall include an impedance-based fault locator based upon the Takagi algorithm. Load-compensated
impedance calculation shall be used for calculating the
distance. The user shall be able to configure the positive and zero sequence in ohms, and the fault locator line
length in kilometers and/or miles.
Sync Check
Sync Check functionality shall include the following applications:
• Hot Line/Hot Bus Closing
• Dead Line/Hot Bus Closing
• Hot Line/Dead Bus Closing
• Dead Line/Dead Bus Closing
Sync Check parameters shall include the following configurable settings:
• Voltage Angle
• Mechanism Operating Delay
• Static Angle Delay
• Dead Threshold
• 50/60 Hz
Voltage Inputs
• 4 inputs (Each input has a specific PT ratio and phase
angle adjustment setting.)
• 30 – 300 Vac
• Burden < 0.1VA. Input impedance ~0.5 Mohm
Control Power Supply
• 240 Vdc ±20%
• 40 – 140 Vdc
• 250 W peak input power
Control Contact Inputs (Optically
• 9Vdc - 290Vdc (default range)
• 7Vac - 265Vac (default range)
Status Contact Outputs
240 Vac/250 Vdc
Make: 30 A peak, 8 A continuous
Break: 0.2 A peak
Pickup Time: <8ms
Dropout Time: <5ms
Solid-State Contact
240 Vac/250 Vdc
Make: 30 A peak, 8 A continuous
Break: 10 A peak
Pickup Time: <2ms
Dropout Time: <15ms
• Live Threshold
Local/Remote Communications
• Positive Sequence Dead Threshold
• Two EIA-RS-232 serial ports
• Front Panel – Used exclusively with ProView protocol (DCE)
• Rear Port – Configurable to be either the default
SCADA protocol (DNP, 2179, Modbus, or IEC8705-101) or ProView protocol (DTE)
• RS-485 / Fiber daughterport – Can be configured
exclusively for any one of the SCADA protocols (DNP,
2179, Modbus, or IEC870-5-101) and, as a result, the
ProView protocol is active on the rear RS-232 port.
• Upper Voltage Limit
• Lower Voltage Limit
• Lower Frequency Limit
• Upper Frequency Limit
• Fail to Close Timer
Technical Specifications
Baud Rate
Operating Temperature
-40°C to +70°C ambient
Rate ProView Modbus 2179 DNP IEC870-5-101
115200 X
IEC 68-2-1 & IEC68-2-2
Humidity Test
IEC 68-2-30
Impulse/Dielectric Test
IEC 255-5
Radio Frequency Interference
Front Panel Display
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.2 -1995 standard
4 X 20 LCD Display with LED Backlight, Contrast
IEC 61000-4-3 level X=35 V/M
IEC 61000-4-2 ESD, Level 4
Front Panel Targets
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT, Level 4
25 Single-Element High-Intensity LED Targets
• 22 are user-configurable.
IEC 61000-4-6 Conducted immunity, level 3
Front Analysis Keypad
Eight Momentary Contact One-Touch Keypads for
Immediate System Analysis
Front Panel Keypad and Controls
• Nine Momentary Contact One-Touch Keypads with
LED Indicators for Operating Functions
• All are user-configurable.
Surge Withstand
ANSI/IEEE C37.90.1 -2002 standard
ANSI/IEEE C37.60 -2003 standard (section 6.13.2)
Vibration/Shock Test
• Large TRIP and CLOSE Momentary Push-Buttons
• Hot-Line Tag Toggle Switch with High Intensity LED
Local Indication
Rack Mount Control Dimensions
Without Handles: 220 mm (8.75 in) wide
222 mm (8.75 in) high
229 mm (9 in) deep
With Handles:
262 mm (10.25 in) wide
222 mm (8.75 in) high
254 mm (10 in) deep
Yard Mount Cabinet Dimensions
400 mm (15.75 in) wide
710 mm (28 in) high
340 mm (13.5 in) deep
Form 6 Rack/Yard Mount Microprocessor-Based Recloser Control Technical Specifications
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Bulletin B280-00031 • October 2008 • Supersedes 11/03
2300 Badger Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
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