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MEDIUM VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR

HVX
Vacuum Circuit-Breakers
2500 A, 40 kA)
12 - 24 kV (
Operating Manual
No. AGS 531 301-01
Edition 05/05
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Operating Manual

T&D

IMPORTANT NOTE
The Operating Instructions, which are exclusively valid are always supplied by AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH together with
the product in question. Our products may only be commissioned, operated, serviced, repaired or decommissioned together with Operating Instructions which have been directly enclosed to the product in question by the factory.
On the other hand, this electronic version of the operating instructions is provided to the customer at his/her request for
information only. None of our products may be commissioned, operated, serviced, repaired or decommissioned on the
basis of this electronic version.
Non-compliance with this instruction may entail serious damage to the product, the objects pertaining to it, as well as
health hazard or mortal danger. AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH shall not be held liable for any such damage.

Manufacturer:
AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH
Rathenaustrae 2
D-93055 Regensburg
Phone +49 (0)9 41/46 20-0
Fax
+49 (0)9 41/46 20-418

Service
Should you have any queries as to
our service, please do not hesitate to
contact:
AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH
Service Center
D-93055 Regensburg
Phone +49 (0)9 41/46 20-777
Fax
+49 (0)9 41/46 20-778
AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH 2005

Contents

1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

Regulations and provisions


Remarks on this manual
Terms and symbols used
Use in line with the intended purpose
Applied standards
Safety provisions
Disposal after the end of service life

4
4
4
4
5
5
5

2
2.1
2.2
2.3

Technical data
Type designation
Operating times
Control and operating devices

6
6
6
7

Series

4
4.1
4.2
4.3

Delivery, storage and transport


Delivery
Storage
Transport

9
9
9
9

5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5

Assembly
Assembly and safety instructions
Transport securing and protection devices
HVX-F - Mechanical assembly
HVX-E - Mechanical assembly
Connecting the control lines - HVX-E and F

10
10
10
11
13
14

Commissioning

15

7
7.1
7.2
7.3

Operation
Operating elements and operator interface
Interlocks
Actuating the isolating withdrawable unit
(only HVX-E)
Charging the energy storing device
Switching operations

16
16
17

Servicing
General
Cleaning insulating components
Servicing schedule
Numbers of breaking operations up to
summation current limit
Lubrication instructions (only HVX-E)

19
19
19
19

Annex
Accessories
Auxiliary products
Screw couplings
Treatment of firmly screw-connected
contact surfaces

22
22
22
22

7.4
7.5
8
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
9
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4

18
18
18

20
21

22
3

1.1

Regulations and Provisions

Remarks on
this manual

This manual describes assembly,


operation, handling and maintenance
of vacuum service breakers HVX. It
must be stored so that it is at any
time readily accessible for and can
be used by persons who are to work
on the switchgear. When re-selling
the circuit-breaker or the switchgear
with circuit-breaker, make sure that
this manual is transmitted as well.
For assembly and operation of the
circuit-breaker, the operating manual
of the switchgear in which it is operated must be complied with.
All dimensions specified in this manual are metric.

1.2

Terms and
symbols used

This manual uses certain terms and


symbols. They warn about dangers
or provide important information
which must be complied with at all
costs so as to avoid danger and damage:
WARNING
This symbol warns of dangerous electrical voltage.
Contact with voltage may
result in fatal injury!
WARNING
This symbol is used for instructions non-compliance
with which may result in
serious injury, death or serious material damage.
NOTICE
This symbol is used for information which is important to avoid damage.

1.3

Use in the line with


the intended purpose

The vacuum circuit-breaker HVX is


exclusively intended as switching
units in air-insulating medium-voltage
switchgear. It must only be used in
the scope of the specified standards
and the switchgear-specific technical data. Any other use constitutes
improper use and may result in dangers and damage.

Disclaimer of liability
The manufacturer shall not be held
responsible for damage which occurs if
instructions in this manual are not
complied with,
the circuit-breaker is not operated according to its intended use
(see above),
the circuit-breaker is assembled,
connected or operated improperly,
accessories or spare parts are
used which have not been approved by the manufacturer,
the circuit-breaker is converted
without the manufacturer's approval, or if inadmissible parts are attached.

In case of queries and orders for


spare parts, the following data on
the rating plate must be specified:
-

Type designation

Serial number

Year of construction.

NOTICE:
Operating reliability
and service life depend
on correct operation.

1.4

Applied standards

The three-pole vacuum circuit-breaker HVX


corresponds to the requirements
for AC switchgear for voltages
above 1 kV acc. to IEC 62271100;
complies, regarding its switching
capacity and insulating level,
ANSI C37... (please enquire at
the manufacturer's)

1.5

Safety instructions

The work described in this manual


may only be performed by specialist
electricians who have proved their
experience with the circuit-breaker
HVX and the EN 50110-1 standard.
Applicable standards and regulations:

Installation: HD 637 S1

Type approval of vacuum interrupter chambers acc. to. RV

Read these instructions carefully before you work on the circuit-breaker,


and perform the work detailed in it
according to the descriptions. Only
perform such work if you have understood the instructions. Do not
perform any work on the circuitbreaker which is not described in
this manual.

Environmental and
operating conditions
Circuit-breakers HVX may only be
operated under normal operating
conditions according to IEC 60694.
Operation under conditions different
from these is only admissible upon
consultation with the manufacturer
and obtention of his approval.
Ambient conditions
Temperature class:
"Minus 25 indoors".
Min./max. ambient temperature

-25 /
40oC

Average value over 24


hours (max.)

35oC

Maximum installation altitude above sea level


(higher installation altitudes possible on request)

Disposal after the


end of service life

A manual on disposal after the end


of the service life is available for disposal of the vacuum circuit-breaker
HVX. Disposal at the end of service
life is performed on request by the
service center at the manufacturer's.

Adhere to the locally applicable


accident prevention, operating
and work instructions.

corresponds as HVX-E on withdrawable unit to IEC 62271-102.

The vacuum interrupter chambers


have been approved by the X-Ray
Ordinance (RV) of the Federal Republic of Germany up to a maximum
voltage amounting to the rated shorttime power-frequency voltage (rated
power frequency withstand voltage)
defined by DIN VDE/IEC. Thus, they
satisfy the conditions for operation
exempt of approval up to the voltage
in question according to the X-Ray
Ordinance (RV).

1.6

Operation of electrical equipment: EN 50110-1

Before starting work on


the circuit-breaker, deenergize the system,
verify it for zero voltage and
earth the system according to
the applicable safety rules pursuant to EN 50110-1.
Before performing work
on the circuit-breaker,
switch off the supply
voltage and prevent it from reclosing.
There is a risk of getting injured when working on the drive mechanism. Before starting work,
release the energy storing device by performing the sequence
of operations OFF-ON-OFF.

1000m

2.1

Technical data

Type designation

The type designation - refer to rating


plate - specifies the essential technical data. The following example
shows the composition of the type
designation

HVX

Example
Series HVX
Rated voltage 12 kV
Rated short-circuit
breaking current 25 kA
Rated nominal current
1250 A
F: Fixed mounted unit
E: Withdrawable unit

2.2

Operating times *

Rated voltage

[kv]

Opening time at rated voltage


of the release

[ms]

Arc duration (max. value)

[ms]

Closing time atrated voltage


of release

12

17,5
30 - 50

12

14
30 - 50

Minimum command time "OFF"


Electr. tripping

[ms]

20

Minimum command time "ON"

[ms]

20

[s]

4 - 12

Motor charging time

* Rated frequency according to specification on rating plate (50/60 Hz)

24

12 - 25 - 12 - F

2.3

Control and
operating devices

The drive mechanism is designed on


principle for manual charging of the
energy storing device (closing
spring).

Technical data of the auxiliary switches


Rated supply voltage
Switching capacity

DC [V]
[V]

<48

125

220

[A]

10

3,8

Rated short-time current


The drive can be equipped with additional operating and control devices.

Time factor T=L/R


Rated continuous current

AC [V]
120

230
10

250 A / 3 s
[ms]

10

[A]

20
15

Possible components fitted:


Power consumption, solenoids and motor
Motor
for charging the energy-storing
device (spiral spring)
HVX-E: electrical actuation of the
isolating withdrawable unit

Shunt opening release


2 ea.

Solenoids / motor

Power consumption [W]

Shunt closing release

< 250

Shunt opening release

< 250

Undervoltage release

10

Motor

ca. 100

Secondary coil
Secondary coil
2 ea.

12

Information about the power consumption of solenoids and the motor is available from
the manufacturer. To this effect, auxiliary voltage data is required.

(Maximum equipment - shunt


opening release and secondary
coil, 3 in total)

Undervoltage release
1 ea.
An additional device prevents releasing "OFF" of the circuit-breaker on closing, if voltage is only
applied to the undervoltage release after switching ON.

Shunt closing release


1 ea.
Blocking coil
The blocking coil prevents the
circuit breaker from being switched on via the "ON" push-button when the rated supply voltage has dropped out.

Push switches

Anti-pumping relay

installed depending on components fitted and operating sequence

If an ON and OFF command is simultaneously and permanently present at the circuit-breaker, the latter
returns to its initial position after closing. It remains in this initial position
until the ON command is issued
anew. This prevents continuous closing and opening ("pumping").

Auxiliary switch
The auxiliary switches are always actuated directly by the switch shaft via
an intermediate linkage. Their position is always identical to that of the
main contacts. The circuit-breakers
are equipped with up to 3 auxiliary
switches composed of 8 elements.
The switching functions have been
set in the factory according to the
wiring diagram.

Operating counter
The operating counter indicates
the number of switching operations.
7

Series

7
6

4
3
1 Conductor bar connection/
moving contact
2 Circuit-breaker pole
3 Front handles (option)
4 Rating plate
5 Operator interface
6 Secondary terminal, 64-pole
7 Drive housing
11 Securing points
(correspond to earthing points)

1
11

Fig. 1
Vacuum circuit-breaker HVX-F - Fixed mounted unit with 64-pole secondary terminal

4
3

10
9
8
Fig. 2
Vacuum circuit-breaker HVX-E - Withdrawable unit with 64-pole secondary terminal

1 Conductor bar connection/moving


contact
2 Circuit-breaker pole
3 Front handles (option)
4 Rating plate
5 Operator interface
6 Secondary terminal, 64-pole
7 Drive housing
8 Moving rollers
9 Withdrawable unit
10 Insertion opening for crank handle for
displacement of the circuit-breaker in
isolating / service position/ manual
and motor-operated drive mechanism

4.1

Delivery, storage and transport

Delivery

Handle shipping units carefully


when unloading and unpacking
them.
Shipping units must be unpacked
immediately after receipt. Any damage occurred in transit must be
recorded and reported immediately to the manufacturer.
On delivery, the consignment
must be checked for completeness.
The supplier must be notified in
writing about any differences.
4.2

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

Shipping unit

HVX-E in the shipping unit

Storage

The transport packaging is not intended for storage. The risk of storing
the parts in packed condition shall
be the consignee's responsibility!

4.3

>50

Transport

Transport using a forklift truck:


Only transport the circuit-breaker on
a pallet.
Transport without pallet:
Lift the circuit-breaker as shown in
Fig. 5. A rope (not a metallic steel
cable)
12 - 15 mm or a strap is required
to this effect.
WARNING:
Make sure the rope or
strap is strong enough
to bear the weight of
the circuit-breaker!

Fig. 5
Transport

Weights [kg]
Type

Rated current [kA]


< 1600

2000 / 2500

135

160

HVX-F - Fixed mounted unit


HVX-E - Withdrawable unit
(Approximate values without packaging)

5.1

Assembly

Instructions
for assembly

Dimension drawings are made


available on request.
Check technical data on rating
plate.
Check auxiliary voltage of the
control and operating devices installed.

5.2

Transport protection
and securing devices

The circuit-breaker features a transport securing device (Fig. 6). The fixed mounted unit is equipped with
an additional transport support on
the central circuit-breaker pole to
prevent it from falling over (Fig. 7).
HVX-F:

The vacuum circuit-breakers HVX-F


and HVX-E are supplied in completely assembled and ready-to-operate
condition. They are supplied in position "OFF" and with the energy storing device "released".

Remove the transport support (U


profile rail on the central circuit-breaker pole) for assembly (Fig. 7, 1).

WARNING!
Refer to the safety instructions in section
1.5.

1. Remove front cover.

Transport securing device in the


drive mechanism:

1
Fig. 7
HVX-F (circuit-breaker pole)
1 Transport support

2. Remove transport securing device (red) by releasing the threadcutting screw M5 using a TORX
wrench no. T25 (Fig. 6).
3. Re-fasten front cover.
Tightening torque:
4.7 Nm + 15%.

Fig. 6
Drive mechanism HVX: Removal of the transport securing device

10

5.3

HVX-F - Mechanical
assembly

Screws and attachments are not included in the scope of supplies.

Fastening the circuit-breaker


WARNING:
The frame being used
must be suitable for the
weight of the circuitbreaker (refer to Chapter 4).
Fasten circuit-breaker to the frame
below the drive casing, using 4
screws M 10 (Fig. 8).

25

NOTICE:
Comply with the specified tightening torques
(refer to Annex).

147

Make sure not to distort the circuitbreaker when screw-fastening it.

12,5
( )

140

Fig. 8

Earth terminal
NOTICE:
Coat contact surfaces
(refer to Annex).
NOTICE:
Comply with the specified tightening torques
(refer to Annex).

Screw-fastening the circuit-breaker

Dimensions in mm
Pole center spacing

165

185

210

275

484

484

534

664

The screw coupling can also be


used for earthing the circuit-breaker.
Additionally, the frame features boreholes 12.5 on both sides for an
earth terminal (Fig. 8).
Design and dimensioning of the
circuit-breaker's earth terminal
acc. to IEC 62271-100.
Select the cross section of and
the material used for the earth
conductor according to HD 637
S1 or the appropriate national
work instruction.

11

Connecting the conductor bars

40

WARNING:
Aluminium conductor
bars must not be connected to silver-plated
connection areas of the circuitbreaker. Inadmissible matching
of materials.

458

60

NOTICE:
Coat contact surfaces
(refer to Annex).

25

1600 A
458

80

Take account of DIN 43 670 and


DIN 43 671 regarding the dimensioning for continuous current.

Screw-fasten conductor bar (observe DIN 43 679).


The circuit-breaker must not be
deformed by screw-fastening the
conductor bars.

12

15

25

25

NOTICE:
Comply with the specified tightening torques
(refer to Annex).

2000 A

344

10,5

25

40

9,5

Maximum distance of the next


support point from the circuitbreaker's terminals in the direction of the switch pole axis: 3x
pole center spacing of the circuit-breaker (unless the next supporting point is located in the direction of the switch pole axis,
make sure that the circuit-breaker
pole is not exposed to higher
electrodynamic forces).

15

25

630/1250 A

25

25

Fig. 9
High-voltage connection, vacuum circuit-breaker HVX-F, fixed mounted unit

Connecting areas
of the circuit-breaker
630 A
Copper, metallically bright

Connecting areas
of the conductor bar
Copper or aluminium

1250 A
1600 A
Copper, silver-plated

Copper or copper, silver-plated


In case of aluminium, use an intermediate layer of copper (thickness 0.1
mm) corresponding to the full size of
the connecting area (Reduction of the
rated (normal) current by 13%)

2000 A und 2500 A


Copper, metallically bright

Copper; copper, silver-plated; aluminium

5.4

HVX-E - Mechanical
assembly

Mounting the transport trolley


(option)
A transport trolley (option) is used to
move the circuit-breaker into the panel (Fig. 10).
For construction and function of the
transport trolley being used, please
refer to the instructions of the panel
installed.

Placing the circuit-breaker onto


the transport trolley and moving in
NOTICE:
Upon performing the
following assembly
operations, make sure
to comply with the instructions
for the panel installed.
1. Put circuit-breaker onto the rails
of the transport trolley.
2. Lock circuit-breaker to the transport trolley.
3. Couple transport trolley to the
panel.
4. Unlock circuit-breaker from the
transport trolley.
5. Push circuit-breaker into the panel, until the interlock rocker is
engaged.
6. Release the transport trolley from
the panel.

Fig. 10
Moving the circuit-breaker in front of the panel

Earth terminal
The switching device potential is linked to the panel via the four wheels
of the withdrawable unit (Fig 11).

Optionally, the HVX-E circuit-breaker


can be supplied with short circuitproof earthing.

Fig. 11
Potential link within the cell

1
Fig. 12
1 Earth bar

13

5.5

Connecting the control lines - HVX-E and


HVX-F

The control lines are connected, depending on design, via control connectors (Fig. 13 and 14) or control
lines to the terminal strips in the
drive casing (Fig. 15). The control lines are wired in the circuit-breaker
up to the control connector or up to
the terminal strip.
Single-wire conductors or strands
can be connected

Fig. 13
64-pin control connector
1 Connecting the low-voltage connector
2 Locking

to terminal strip up to 2,5 mm2


in control connector up to 1,5
mm2

Terminal with control connector


Push the control connector onto the
64-pin (36-pin) right-angle plug-and
socket connector of the circuit-breaker, and lock it (Fig. 13 and 14).
NOTICE:
Connector interlock for
HVX-E: The control
connector on the cell
end can only be inserted or removed while the circuit-breaker
is in isolating position.

Fig. 14
Connecting the 36-pin control connector

Connection to terminal strip


1. Remove the cover plate.
2. Connect the external control lines
via the terminal strip (Fig. 15).
The circuit diagram which is binding for the system in question is
supplied with each circuit-breaker.
If additional control lines are placed in the drive casing, leave a
sufficient distance from the movable parts of the drive.
3. After connecting the external
control line, mount the cover plate.
NOTICE:
Comply with the tightening torques specified
for screw-fastening (refer to Annex).

14

Fig. 15
Connection of the control line
1 Terminal strip

Commissioning

Check circuit-breaker for external


damage.

HVX - F (Fixed mounted unit):

Check assembly work:

Make sure that there are no external parts in the circuit-breaker


compartment.
Check surface of insulating components for impurities. If necessary, clean, as described in
Chapter 8.
Check if the transport securing
devices have been removed (refer to Section 5.2).

Fig. 16

HVX - E (Withdrawable unit):


Perform functional tests:
NOTICE:
Observe the operating
and locking conditions
acc. to Chapter 7.
1.
Charge energy-storing device using
the crank.
Check the spring position indicator.
2.
Switch circuit-breaker on and off several times by hand. Check position
indicator.
3.
Move the withdrawable unit to service or isolating position, using the
crank handle.
-

The coding (optional) of the


circuit-breaker and the cell
must correspond to each other (Fig. 16)
Check the mechanical interlocks between HVX-E and the
cell (Fig. 16). Check position
indicator.

1 Circuit-breaker coding
2 Spindle of the isolating withdrawable
unit
3 The spindle nut of the isolating draw
ing unit must be engaged with the
cell.

4.
Check electrical functions of control
and operating devices.
NOTICE:
The energy storing device of motorized circuit-breakers is charged automatically as soon as
the motor's auxiliary supply is
applied.
Apply auxiliary voltage
Perform switching operations and
check for proper working order by
actuating the shunt release and the
blocking coil. Watch position indicator.
5.
Rack in or rack out circuit-breaker by
means of the motor-actuated drive
mechanism, simultaneously checking
the position indicators and the interlocks within the circuit-breaker and
to other devices.

Check securing bolts.

Check the conductor bars'


screw couplings using a tor
que wrench.

Check the screw coupling of


the earth terminal.

Perform functional tests:


NOTICE:
Observe the operating
and locking conditions
acc. to Chapter 7.
1.
Charge energy-storing device using
the crank.
Check the spring position indicator.
2.
Switch circuit-breaker on and off several times by hand. Check position
indicator.
3.
Check electrical functions of control
and operating devices.
NOTICE:
The energy storing device of motorized circuit-breakers is charged automatically as soon as
the motor's auxiliary supply is
applied.
Apply auxiliary voltage
Perform switching operations and
check for proper working order by
actuating the shunt release and the
blocking coil.
Watch position indicators.
4.
Check interlocks between circuitbreaker and other devices.

15

7.1

Operation

Operating elements and operator interface

OFF button (rocker "0") or


pushbutton "0"

ON button (rocker "0") or


pushbutton "0"

Rating plate

Operations counter

Sachsenwerk Type
HVX 24 -16 -00 -21
NO SW1 3340121001
1999
U
24 kV
Im 800 A / 50/60 Hz
Um 125 kV
Isc 16 kA
/th
3 s
0 - 3min - 00-3min-00

Made in Ger

many

Position indicator of circuit-breaker

99815

Position indicator of closing spring

HVX

Insertion opening for charging


the closing spring

Fig. 17
Operator interfaces, circuit-breaker HVX

1
2

3
4

Fig. 18
Operating elements for circuit-breakers
HVX-F/HVX-E
16

1 Closed panel door


2 ON / OFF operation rod
3 Spring charging crank for spring me
chanism
4 Moving crank handle for rack-in/rackout mechanism (only for HVX-E)

Position indicators on circuit-breaker and possible operating sequences


Pos.

Position indicator

Position indicator

Energy-storing device
(Closing spring)

ON/OFF ("CLOSE/TRIP")
Switch position

Opening spring

possible operating
sequences

released

OFF (TRIP)

released

none

charged

OFF (TRIP)

charged

C- O

released

ON (CLOSE)

charged

charged

ON (CLOSE)

charged, is re-charged
via C

O- C- O
C = Closing (ON)
O = Opening (OFF)

7.2

Interlocks

NOTICE:
You must be familiar
with these interlocks
before operating the
circuit-breaker.

Mechanical interlocks
The HVX breaker features basic interlocks to avoid operating errors.

Electrical interlocks
The electrical interlocks are designed according to the circuit diagram.

Interlock

Function of the interlock

Operating mode of the interlock

Between the withdrawable unit of the


circuit-breaker and the low-voltage
connector

Circuit-breaker cannot be racked in if


The insertion opening of the moving
the low-voltage connector is not insercrank handle is locked
ted and locked

Circuit-breaker cannot be racked in if


Between the withdrawable unit of the
the earthing switch of the panel is in
circuit-breaker and the earthing switch
ON position.

The moving crank handle uncouples

Earthing switch cannot be switched


on as soon as the withdrawable unit
has moved out of its isolating position

The earthing switch cannot be switched on.


Do not apply force!

Between the earthing switch and the


position of the withdrawable unit

Between the withdrawable unit and


Circuit-breaker cannot be racked in
the operating state of the circuit-breawhile it is switched on
ker

The insertion opening of the moving


crank handle is locked

Circuit-breaker cannot be switched


on, unless
Between the withdrawable unit and
the operating state of the circuit-brea- ker
-

it is completely in isolating or service position and

The circuit-breaker cannot be switched on or off

the operating crank of the rack-in


mechanism has been removed

17

7.3

Actuating the isolating withdrawable


unit
(only HVX-E)
NOTICE:
Comply with interlocking
provisions, section 7.2.

Moving the circuit-breaker from


isolating to service position:
NOTICE:

Switch off the earthing switch


Switch circuit-breaker OFF.
Manual drive:
1. Insert operating crank with integrated sliding clutch and
turn it clockwise to its stop or
until the sliding clutch reacts;
circuit-breaker moves to service position. Watch position
indicator on the panel.
2. Remove operating crank.
Motor-operated drive
mechanism:
Input of commands via the on-site or
remote control. Observe position indicator.
Moving the circuit-breaker from
service to final position:
NOTICE:
Switch circuit- breaker
OFF.
Manual drive:
1. Insert operating crank with integrated sliding clutch and
turn it anti-clockwise to its
stop or until the sliding clutch
reacts; circuit-breaker moves
to isolating position. Watch
position indicator on the panel.
2. Remove operating crank.
Motor-operated drive
mechanism:
Input of commands via the on-site or
remote control. Observe position indicator.

18

7.4

Charging the energy


storing device

7.5

Switching operations

Close (ON)
Manually

Push button "ON" or

Move circuit-breaker in "ready-forclosing" position:

apply voltage to shunt closing release.

1. Insert crank into opening for


charging the energy storing device.

The position indicator shows the


switch position "ON" (Table,
section 7.1, item 3).

2. Charge the spiral spring using


the spring charging crank. As
soon as the spiral spring is charged, the spring charging mechanism is uncoupled and the position indicator shows "charged".
Starting the motor during this
procedure does not involve a
danger.

The position of the auxiliary


switch has changed.
The energy storing device can be
charged immediately after switching
ON (by hand or by motor). If voltage
is applied to the motor, charging is
performed automatically.

3. Remove crank handle. The circuit-breaker is ready for closing


(Table, section 7.1, item 2).

The position indicator shows the


energy storing device position
"charged" (Table, section 7.1,
item 4).

Via motor

Open (OFF)

The energy storing device of motorized circuit-breakers is charged automatically as soon as the auxiliary voltage is applied.

Push button "OFF" or


switch off via shunt opening release, undervoltage release or secondary coil.
The position indicator shows the
switch position "OFF" (Table,
section 7.1, item 1 or 2).
The position of the auxiliary
switch has changed.

8.1

Servicing

General

The series HVX vacuum circuit breakers do not require maintenance for
a service life of over 20 years.
In case of doubt or if deviations from
the circuit-breaker's proper working
order are detected, the manufacturer
should be contacted.
A visual inspection of the circuit
breaker and switching tests are recommended at intervals of at least 4
years, depending on the stress the
circuit-breaker is subject to during
operation, and on the operating conditions. Switching tests can also be
performed. In case of dust deposits,
the circuit-breaker must be cleaned
by expert staff.

8.3

WARNING!
Comply with the safety
provisions in section
1.5.
The circuit-breaker must not be disassembled for maintenance work.
Once maintenance is complete, proceed as described in Chapter 6
"Commissioning".

8.2

Cleaning insulating
components

Cleaning of plastic and ceramic


parts:
- Insulating components
- Pole shells
Clean by means of a dry, lint-free
cloth. Depending on dirt collected,
replace cloth as often as necessary.

Servicing schedule
Maintenance work
Maintenance interval
HVX-E

HVX-F

After 20 years

Lubricate moving contacts and spindle of the rack-in


and rack-out mechanism of the withdrawable unit according to the lubrication instructions (section 8.5).

Every 10,000 operating cycles (max.


30, 000 operating cycles) or after 20
years

Inspect circuit-breaker drive mechanism and poles subject to consultation


with the manufacturer

Once the summation current limit has


been reached (refer to diagram, section Replace circuit-breaker poles subject to consultation with the manufacturer
8.4)

19

8.4

Numbers of breaking operations up to summation current limit

The diagrams define exclusively the


admissible summation current limit.
They indicate whether the vacuum
interrupter chambers need to be replaced.

Ir = Rated (normal) current

Depending on the rated normal voltage, not all the combinations shown
may be possible.

[A]

ISC = Rated short-circuit breaking current [kA]


Vacuum circuit-breaker HVX-E, HVX-F
Rated normal current Ir 630 A, 800 A, 1250 A, 1600 A, 2000 A, 2500 A
30 000

Number of breaking operations n

10 000

Ir [A]

20

5000
1000
500

100
50

10

I SC

Ir

Breaking current log I a

ISC [kA]
16

20

25

31,5

40

630

800

1250

1600

2000

2500

The data for the rated normal current


and short-circuit opening current are
indicated on the nameplate.

8.5

Lubrication
instructions
(only HVX-E)

WARNING:
Comply with safety provisions (section 1.5).
630 A (< 20 kA)

1250 A / 630 A (> 25 kA)

Remove the circuit-breaker withdrawable unit from the panel for inspection (refer to the instructions of the
corresponding panel).
The circuit-breaker must no be disassembled!

Lubrication procedure

U
Contact lubricant Kontasynth
for surfaces sliding upon one another. Clean points of lubrication with
lint-free cotton cloth.

1600 A / 2000 A

2500 A

Fig. 19
Coating the moving contacts with contact lubricant

In case of severe contamination:


using detergent.
Apply a thin film of contact lubricant,
e.g. using a paint-brush.

F
High-pressure grease
for the spindle.
Clean points of lubrication with lintfree cotton cloth.
In case of severe contamination:
using detergent.
Apply a thin film of high-pressure
grease, e.g. using a paint-brush.
Fig. 20

The spindle is accessible from below.

Lubricating the rack-in and rack-out mechanism

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9.1

Annex

9.4

Accessories

Contact surfaces must be subjected


to preliminary treatment before
screw-fastening.

Treatment of firmly
screw-connected
contact surfaces

1. Clean
use a lint-free cloth,
in case of severe contamination: use detergent.
Fig. 21

2. Polish to achieve a bright surface

Accessories for the HVX-E withdrawable unit


The accessories depend on the panel type being used and must be consulted with the
manufacturer if necessary.
1 ON / OFF operation rod
2 Spring charging crank for spring mechanism
3 Moving crank handle with integrated sliding clutch

9.2

Auxiliary products

Only the following auxiliary products


which can be purchased from
AREVA Sachsenwerk GmbH may be
used. The use of other auxiliary products is not admissible.
Designation

Order no.

Lubricant KL

S 008157

Contact lubricant Kontasynth


0,5 kg can
High-pressure
grease
Detergent,
1 l can

S 008167

ST 312-101-833
S 008152

Threadsize

Tightening torque
[Nm]
min.

max.

M6

M8

16

24

M10

36

44

M12

63

77

Table 1:
Hex. bolts and socket-head capscrews (except slotted screws) and
nuts (except self-locking nuts)

Threadsize

Tightening torque
[Nm]
min.

max.

M6

5,5

7,5

The following elements must be


used for all metal screw couplings:

M8

15

19

M10

30

40

Screws and bolts: Grade > 8.8,

M12

60

76

Nuts: Grade 8.

Table 2:
Screw coupling between switching
device and conductor bar with conductor material copper

9.3

22

Screw couplings

Material of contact
surfaces

Pre-treatment

Copper, silver-plated

Copper

Aluminium,
silver-plated

Aluminium

Steel or steel,
galvanized

(A) use emery cloth (grain


size 100 or finer)
or use a steel
brush which is only used for
copper
(B) use emery cloth (grain
size 100 or finer)
or use a steel
brush which is only used for
aluminium
(C) remove any existing passivation using a steel brush
which is only used for steel.
3. Immediately after cleaning the
material metallically bright, coat it
with lubricant KL so that the space between the contact surfaces
is completely filled once the
screws have been fastened.

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