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VOLUME 2

SECTION J : TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF WORKMANSHIP AND MATERIALS


ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
The Tenderers shall furnish catalogues, engineering data, technical information, design
documents, drawings etc., fully in conformity with the technical specification.
It is recognized that The Contractor may have standardized on the use of certain
components, materials, processes or procedures different from those specified herein.
Alternate proposals offering similar equipment based on the Manufacturers standard
practice will also be considered provided such proposals meet the specified designs,
standard and performance requirements. Unless brought out clearly, the Tenderer shall
be deemed to conform to this specification scrupulously. All deviations from the
specification shall be clearly brought out in the respective schedule of deviations. Any
discrepancy between the specification and the catalogues or the bid, if not clearly
brought out in the specific requisite schedule, will not be considered as valid deviation.
Wherever a material or article is specified or defined by the name of a particular brand,
Manufacturer or Supplier, the specific name mentioned shall be understood as
establishing type, function and quality and not as limiting competition.
Equipment furnished shall be complete in every respect with all mountings, fittings,
fixtures and standard accessories normally provided with such equipment and/or needed
for erection, completion and safe operation of the equipment as required by applicable
codes though they may not have been specifically detailed in the Technical
Specifications unless included in the list of exclusions. Materials and components not
specifically stated in the specification but which are necessary for commissioning and
satisfactory operation of the switchyard/substation/lines unless specifically excluded
shall be deemed to be included in the scope of the specification and shall be supplied
without any extra cost. All similar standard components/parts of similar standard
equipment provided, shall be interchangeable with one another.
All 0.433 KV cable requirements to be incorporated for earthed system.
All Miscellaneous items & sundries e.g. glands, ferrules, tape etc will be in the scope of
Erection The Contractor.
The following type, acceptance and routine tests and tests during Manufacture shall be
carried-out on the material. For the purpose of this clause:
Type Tests shall mean those tests which are to be carried out to prove the process of
Manufacture and general conformity of the material to this Specification. These tests
shall be carried out on samples prior to commencement of commercial production
against the order. The Tenderer shall indicate his schedule for carrying out these tests.

Acceptance Tests shall mean those tests which are to be carried out on samples taken
from each lot offered for pre-dispatch inspection, for the purposes of acceptance of that
lot.
Routine Tests shall mean those tests, which are to be carried out on the material to
check requirements, which are likely to vary during production.
Tests during Manufacture shall mean those tests, which are to be carried out during the
process of Manufacture and end inspection by The Contractor to ensure the desired
quality of the end product to be supplied by him.
The norms and procedure of sampling for these tests will be as per the Quality
Assurance Programme to be mutually agreed to by The Contractor and the Owner.
The standards and norms to which these tests will be carried out are listed against them.
Where a particular test is a specific requirement of this Specification, the norms and
procedure of the tests shall be as per this specification or as mutually agreed to between
The Contractor and the Owner in the Quality Assurance Programme.
For all type and acceptance tests, the acceptance values shall be the values specified in
this specification, Approved Quality Plan or guaranteed by the Tenderer, as applicable.
The Owner will have the right of having at his own expenses any other test(s) of
reasonable nature carried out at The Contractors premises or at site or in any other
place in addition of aforesaid type and routine tests, to satisfy that the material comply
with the specification.
The Owner reserves the right for getting any field tests not specified in respective
sections of the technical specification conducted on the completely assembled
equipment at site. The testing equipments for these tests shall be provided by the
Owner.
The price of conducting type tests and additional type tests shall be included in Bid price.
The Owner, his duly authorized representative and/or outside inspection agency acting
on behalf of the Owner shall have at all reasonable times free access to The
Contractors/Suppliers premises or Works and shall have the power at all reasonable
times to inspect and examine the materials and workmanship of the Works during its
Manufacture or erection if part of the Works is being Manufactured or assembled at
other premises or works, The Contractor shall obtain for the Engineer and for his duly
authorized representative permission to inspect as if the works were Manufactured or
assembled on The Contractors own premises or works. Inspection may be made at any
stage of Manufacture, dispatch or at site at the option of the Owner and the equipment if
found unsatisfactory due to bad workmanship or quality, material is liable to be rejected.
It is the intention of the specification and drawings to call for finished work, tested and
ready for operation. Whenever the words, "Supply" or "Provide" are used, it shall mean
provide and complete, and ready for use. Any apparatus, material or work not shown
on drawings but mentioned in the specification, vice versa, or any incidental
accessories necessary to make the work complete complete and perfect in all respects
and ready for operation, even if not particularly specified, shall be furnished, delivered

and installed by the Contractor without additional expense to the Owner. Minor details
not usually shown or specified, but necessary for the proper installation and operation,
shall be included in the work and in The Contractor's price, as if herein specified or
shown.
The electrical drawings shall be read in conjunction with the existing Architectural /
Structural drawings and verified with site dimensions.
Any damage/loss caused by The Contractor/Sub-The Contractor due to defective or illtimed work shall be borne by The Contractor;
Take precautionary measures to protect the underground and other services lines viz.
cables, water and sewer lines, etc. and if damaged shall rectify the same at its own cost.
All electrical installations shall be of high quality, safe, complete and fully operational
including all necessary items and accessories whether or not specified in detail. All
electrical work shall be completed in accordance with the regulations and standards to
the satisfaction of the Consultant. The general provisions, special provisions and
general requirements apply to all sections of this specifications.
The work shall be carried out simultaneously with building
work and shall
be continued till it is completed satisfactorily along with the completion of essential
portions of the building works.
During the progress of work, completed portion of the building may be occupied
and be put to use by the Owner but the The Contractor will remain fully responsible
for the maintenance of electrical installations till the entire work covered by this
contract is satisfactorily completed by him and handed over to the owner.
The Contractor shall submit all test certificates for all the electrical equipment /
material / system. These shall be issued by a government recognized inspection office
certifying that all equipment, materials, construction and functions are in agreement
with the requirements of these specifications and accepted standards.
The The Contractor shall bring all the necessary tools / tackles like Zari Cutter for wall
conduit, drill, ladder, crimping tool, hardware and other sundry materials necessary
to complete the job.
Prior to execution of any work the The Contractor shall prepare for the Consultant's
approval, sample and sketch / Shop drawing of each and every item he intends to use
in the said Electrical work. The approved sample of the work shall be kept on site all
the time as per the instruction of the Consultant. Nothing extra will be paid for these.
Appropriate arrangements for the electrician / labour / workmen for the different types
of the work shall be made by The Contractor, along with coordinating with RSEBs
power supply Division.
The The Contractor shall prepare and produce instruction, operation and
maintenance manuals in English for the use, operation and the maintenance of the
supplied equipment and installations, and submit to the Consultant/Engineer at the time
of handing over. The number of copies shall be in accordance with the general
conditions of contract.

PRE-COMMISSIONING AND COMMISSIONING TESTS


Pre-commissioning tests
On completion of erection of the equipment and before charging, each item of the
equipment shall be thoroughly cleaned and then inspected jointly by the Owner and The
Contractor for correctness and completeness of installation and acceptability for
charging, leading to initial pre-commissioning tests at Site. The lists of precommissioning tests to be performed are given in respective chapters and shall be
included in The Contractors quality assurance programme.
Commissioning Tests
The available instrumentation and control equipment will be used during such tests and
the Owner will calibrate, all such measuring equipment and devices as far as
practicable.
Any special equipment, tools and tackles required for the successful completion of the
Commissioning Tests shall be provided by The Contractor, free of cost.
The Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining statutory clearances from the
concerned authorities for commissioning the equipment. However necessary fee only
official shall be reimbursed by METSO MINERALS ( INDIA) PVT. LTD. on production of
requisite documents.
Packaging & protection
All the equipments shall be suitably protected, coated, covered or boxed and crated to
prevent damage or deterioration during transit, handling and storage at Site till the time
of erection. On request of the Owner, the Contractor shall also submit packing
details/associated drawing for any equipment/material under his scope of supply, to
facilitate the Owner to repack any equipment/material at a later date, in case the need
arises. While packing all the materials, the limitation from the point of view of availability
of Railway wagon sizes in India should be taken into account. The Contractor shall be
responsible for any loss or damage during transportation, handling and storage due to
improper packing. Any demurrage, wharfage and other such charges claimed by the
transporters, railways etc. shall be to the account of the Contractor. Owner takes no
responsibility of the availability of the wagons.
All coated surfaces shall be protected against abrasion, impact, discoloration and any
other damages. All exposed threaded portions shall be suitably protected with either a
metallic or a non-metallic protecting device. All ends of all valves and piping and conduit
equipment connections shall be properly sealed with suitable devices to protect them
from damage.
Finishing of metal surfaces
All metal surfaces shall be subjected to treatment for anti-corrosion protection. All ferrous
surfaces for external use unless otherwise stated elsewhere in the specification or
specifically agreed, shall be hot-dip galvanized after fabrication. High tensile steel nuts &
bolts and spring washers shall be electro galvanized to service condition 4. All steel

conductors including those used for earthing/grounding (above ground level) shall also
be galvanized according to IS: 2629. Fasteners exposed to atmosphere will be of
stainless steel.
Painting
All sheet steel work shall be degreased, pickled, phosphated in accordance with the IS6005 Code of practice for phosphating iron and sheet. All surfaces, which will not be
easily accessible after shop assembly, shall beforehand be treated and protected for the
life of the equipment. The surfaces, which are to be finished painted after installation or
require corrosion protection until installation, shall be shop painted with at least two
coats of primer. Oil, grease, dirt and swag shall be thoroughly removed by emulsion
cleaning. Rust and scale shall be removed by pickling with dilute acid followed by
washing with running water, rinsing with slightly alkaline hot water and drying.
After phosphating, thorough rinsing shall be carried out with clean water followed by final
rinsing with dilute dichromate solution and oven drying. The phosphate coating shall be
sealed with application of two coats of ready mixed, stoving type zinc chromate primer.
The first coat may be flash dried while the second coat shall be stoved.
After application of the primer, two coats of finishing synthetic enamel paint shall be
applied, each coat followed by stoving. The second finishing coat shall be applied after
inspection of first coat of painting.
The exterior colour of the paint shall be as per shade no: 697 of IS-5 and inside shall be
glossy white for all equipment, marshalling boxes, junction boxes, control cabinets,
panels etc. unless specifically mentioned under respective sections of the equipments.
Each coat of primer and finishing paint shall be of slightly different shade to enable
inspection of the painting. A small quantity of finishing paint shall be supplied for minor
touching up required at site after installation of the equipments. In case the Tenderer
proposes to follow his own standard surface finish and protection procedures or any
other established painting procedures, like electrostatic painting etc., the procedure shall
be submitted along with the Bids for Owners review & approval.
Handling, storing and installation
In accordance with the specific installation instructions as shown on Manufacturers
drawings or as directed by the Owner or his representative, the Contractor shall unload,
store, erect, install, wire, test and place into commercial use all the equipment included
in the contract. Equipment shall be installed in a neat, workmanlike manner so that it is
level, plumb, square and properly aligned and oriented. Commercial use means
completion of all site tests specified and energisation at rated voltage.
The Contractor shall unload, transport, store, erect, test and commission the equipment
as per instructions of the Manufacturers supervisory Engineer(s) and shall extend full
cooperation to them.
In case of any doubt/misunderstanding as to the correct interpretation of Manufacturers
drawings or instructions, necessary clarifications shall be obtained from the Owner. The
Contractor shall be held responsible for any damage to the equipment consequent to not
following Manufacturers drawings/instructions correctly.

Where assemblies are supplied in more than one section, The Contractor shall make all
necessary mechanical and electrical connections between sections including the
connection between buses. The Contractor shall also do necessary
adjustments/alignments necessary for proper operation of circuit breakers, isolators and
their operating mechanisms. All components shall be protected against damage during
unloading, transportation, storage, installation, testing and commissioning. Any
equipment damaged due to negligence or carelessness or otherwise shall be replaced
by The Contractor at his own expense.
The Contractor shall be responsible for examining all the shipment and notify the Owner
immediately of any damage, shortage, discrepancy etc. for the purpose of Owners
information only. The Contractor shall submit to the Owner every week a report detailing
all the receipts during the weeks. However, The Contractor shall be solely responsible
for any shortages or damages in transit, handling and/or in storage and erection of the
equipment at Site. Any demurrage, wharf age and other such charges claimed by the
transporters, railways etc. shall be to the account of The Contractor.
The Contractor shall be fully responsible for the equipment/material until the same is
handed over to the Owner in an operating condition after commissioning. The Contractor
shall be responsible for the maintenance of the equipment/material while in storage as
well as after erection until taken over by Owner, as well as protection of the same
against theft, element of nature, corrosion, damages etc.
Where material / equipment is unloaded by Owner before the Contractor arrives at site
or even when he is at site, Owner by right can hand over the same to The Contractor
and there upon it will be the responsibility of The Contractor to store the material in an
orderly and proper manner.
The Contractor shall be responsible for making suitable indoor storage facilities, to store
all equipment which requires indoor storage.
The words erection and installation used in the specification are synonymous.
Exposed live parts shall be placed high enough above ground to meet the requirements
of electrical and other statutory safety codes.
The design and workmanship shall be in accordance with the best engineering practices
to ensure satisfactory performance throughout the service life. If at any stage during the
execution of the Contract, it is observed that the erected equipment(s) do not meet the
above minimum clearances as given in IS The Contractor shall immediately proceed to
correct the discrepancy at his risks and cost.
Tools and tackles
The Contractor shall supply with the equipment one complete set of all special tools and
tackles for the erection, assembly, de-assembly and maintenance of the equipment.
However, these tools and tackles shall be separately, packed and brought on to Site.
Support structure

The Support structures for all equipments shall be designed and supplied by The
Contractor. All brackets, angels, stool or other members necessary for attaching the
operating mechanism to the supporting structure shall be engineered and supplied by
The Contractor.
The support structures should be hot dip galvanised with minimum 610 gram / sq.m net
of zinc.
In case of any deviation in this regard the bid is liable to be considered technically non
responsive and shall be liable to be rejected.
2.

POWER CONTROL CENTRE & POWER DBS

.01

Scope
This scope shall cover design, Manufacture, check test, and supply, installation, testing
and commissioning of various medium voltage Panel Board as described in Bill of
quantities and drawings.
Medium voltage Panel Board will be installed indoor and is connected through the bus
duct / cables.

.02

Service conditions at site

.03

Ambient Temperature
Design temperature
Relative humidity
Altitude
Location
Voltage
Frequency
Neutral
Fault level
earthed.
Documentations

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Max. / Min. = 50 C. / 6 C.
50 Degree C.
95% max.
20 M above MSL
E-CITI, Ahmedabad
415+/- 10%, TPN
50 Hz. + 3% to -6%
Solidly / earthed neutral.
24 MVA, Symmetrical at 415V solidly

The Contractor shall furnish drawings, data and manuals in six sets along with
equipment supplied.
General arrangement drawing indicating accessories and dimensions
Foundation plan and loading
Termination arrangement with dimensions
Three phase wiring diagrams
SLDs and control schemes
Terminal plans
Bill of quantity for each panel
Documents to be submitted after placement of order.

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.04
.04.1

As per 3.1 above for comments and approval for Manufacture.


Schematic and sectional drawing.
Final documents
As built drawings with RTP ( Reproducible Tracing Paper).
Instruction and maintenance manual - Six copies.
Test certificates - Six copies.
General Specifications
All the Panels shall be metal clad, totally enclosed, rigid, floor / wall mounting, air
insulated, cubicle type suitable for operation on three phase / single phase, 415 V / 230
V / 240 V, 50 Hz., neutral effectively / non-effectively grounded at transformer and short
circuit level as mentioned in the drawings.
All the panels shall be IP54 protection class construction.
The painting of all the metal part shall be as per the painting specification as defined in
the datasheet.

.04.2 The Panels shall be designed to withstand the heaviest condition at site, with maximum
expected ambient temperature of 50 c., 95% humidity.
.05

Standards and Codes


The Panels shall comply with the latest edition of relevant Indian Standards and Indian
Electricity Rules and Regulations. The following Indian Standards shall be complied with:
IS : 4237

General requirements for switchgear and control gear for


voltages not exceeding 1000 V a.c. or 1200 V d.c.

IS : 5578

Guide for marking of insulated conductors.

IS : 11353 Guide for uniform system of marking and identification of


conductors and apparatus Terminals.
IS : 13947 Low voltage switchgear and control gear.
IS : 8197

Terminal marking for electrical measuring instrument and their


accessories.

IS : 2551

Danger notice plates

IS : 10118 Code of Practice for selection, installation and maintenance of


switchgear and control gear.
IS : 8623

Specification for factory built assemblies of switchgear and


control gear for voltage up to and including 1000 V A.C. and 1200 V.D.C.

IS : 8828

Miniature circuit breakers.

IS : 9224

HRC fuse links

IS : 2705

Current transformer

IS : 3156

Voltage transformer

IS : 3231

Electrical relay for protection

IS : 1248

Indicating instrument

IS : 722

Integrating instrument

IS : 6875

Control switches and push buttons

IS : 1822

A.C. motor starters of voltage not exceeding 1000 V

Indian Electricity Act and Rules (as amended up to date) and approval of FIA of India.
The Panels also require approval of the Owner/Consultant at various stage of their
Manufacture such as design, selection, construction, testing, shipping etc..
.06

Construction
.06.1

Cubical Type Panels

.06.1.1 Structure
The Panels shall be of compartmentalized design so that circuit arc / flash products do
not create secondary faults and be fabricated out of high quality CRCA sheet, suitable
for indoor installation having dead front operated and floor / wall mounting type.
All CRCA sheet steel used in the construction of Panels shall be 2 mm. thick and shall
be folded and braced as necessary to provide a rigid support for all components. Joints
of any kind in sheet steel shall be seam welded, all welding slag grounded off and
welding pits wiped smooth with plumber metal.
The Panels shall be totally enclosed, completely dust and vermin proof and degree of
protection being not less than IP: 54 to IS: 2147. Gaskets between all adjacent units and
beneath all covers shall be provided to render the joints dust proof. All doors and covers
shall be fully gasketed with foam rubber and /or rubber strips and shall be lockable.
All panels and covers shall be properly fitted and screwed with the frame and holds in
the panel correctly positioned. Fixing screws shall enter into holes, taped into an
adequate thickness of metal or provided with bolts and nuts. Self-threading screws shall
not be used in the construction of Panels.
A base channel of 75 mm. x 40 mm. x 6 mm. thick shall be provided at the bottom. A
clearance of 300 mm. between the floor of the Panels and the bottom of the lower most
unit shall be provided.
Panels shall be preferably arranged in multi-tier formation. The Panels shall be of
adequate size with a provision of 20% spare space to accommodate possible future
additional switchgear. The size of the Panels shall be designed in such a way that the
internal space is sufficient for hot air movement and the electrical component does not

attain temperature more than 50c.. If necessary, openings shall be provided for natural
ventilation, but the said openings shall be screened with fine weld mesh. All the electrical
component shall be derated for 50c.
Knock out holes of appropriate size and number shall be provided in the Panels in
conformity with the number, and the size of incoming and outgoing conduits / cables.
Alternately, the Panels shall be provided with removable sheet steel plates at top and
bottom to drill holes for cable / conduit entry at site.
The Panels shall be designed to facilitate easy inspection, maintenance and repair.
The Panels shall be sufficiently rigid to support the equipment without distortion under
normal and under short circuit condition. They shall be suitably braced for short circuit
duty.
.06.1.2 Protection Class
All the indoor Panels shall have protection class of IP : 54 .
.06.1.3 Painting
The painting shall be seven-tank process with epoxy paint.
.06.1.4 Circuit Compartments
Each circuit breaker and switch fuse unit shall be housed in separate compartments and
shall be enclosed on all sides. Sheet steel hinged lockable door shall be duly interlocked
with the breaker / switch fuse unit in `ON and `OFF position. Safety interlocks shall be
provided for air circuit breaker to prevent the breaker from being drawn out when the
breaker is in `ON position.
The door shall not form an integral part of draw out position of the circuit breaker. All
instruments and indicating lamp shall be mounted on the compartment door. Sheet steel
barriers shall be provided between the tiers in a vertical section.
.06.1.5 Instrument Compartments
Separate adequate compartment shall be provided for accommodating instruments,
indicating lamps, control contactors / relays and control fuses etc. These components
shall be accessible for testing and maintenance without any danger of accidental
contact with live parts of the circuit breaker / switch fuse unit, bus bar and connections.
.06.1.6 Busbars
The bus bar shall be air insulated and made of high quality, high conductivity, high
strength Aluminium.
The bus bar shall be of 3 phases and neutral system with separate neutral and earth bar.
The size of neutral bus bar in all main panels or lighting panels and feeders for LDB shall
be equal to phase bus bar. The bus bar and interconnection between bus bars and

various components shall be of high conductivity Aluminium. The bus bar shall be of
rectangular cross-section designed to withstand full load current for phase bus bars and
half rated current for neutral bus bars in case of MCC panels only and shall be
extensible on either side. The bus bar size shall be as per drawing. The bus bar shall
have uniform cross-section throughout the length.
The bus bars and interconnections shall be insulated with epoxy coated bus sleeves.
The bus bar shall be supported on bus insulators of FRP type at sufficiently close
intervals to prevent bus bars sag and shall effectively withstand electromagnetic
stresses in the event of short circuit capacity of 35 KA RMS symmetrical for 1 sec.
The bus bar shall be housed in a separate compartment. The bus bar shall be isolated
with 3 mm. thick bakelite sheet to avoid any accidental contact. The bus bar shall be
arranged such that minimum clearance between the bus bar are maintained as below:
Between phases
Between phases and neutral
Between phases and earth
Between neutral and earth

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25 mm. minimum
25 mm.
25 mm.
20 mm. minimum

All bus bar connections shall be done by drilling holes in bus bars and connecting by
chromium plated or tinned plated brass bolts and nuts. Additional cross-section of bus
bar shall be provided in all Panels to cover up the holes drilled in the bus bar. Spring and
flat washers shall be used for tightening the bolts.
All connections between bus bars and circuit breakers / switches and cable terminals
shall be through aluminium strips of proper size to carry full rated current. These strips
shall be insulated with insulating tapes.
Panel to panel entry of bus bar shall be effectively sealed by electrical and thermal
insulation barriers so that products of flashover do not travel from one panel to another
panel creating multiple faults.
Bus bar shall be calculated on 50 deg. C. ambient temp. and 85 deg. C. for continuous
and short time rating . Busbar surrounding air temperature shall be considered 70 deg.
C. for bus bar calculation
All joint shall have non-flammable insulation shrouds for secondary insulation purpose
.06.1.7 Electrical Power and Control Wiring Connection
Terminal for both incoming and outgoing cable connections shall be suitable for 1100 V
grade, aluminium / copper conductor XLPE insulated and PVC sheathed, armoured
cable and shall be suitable for connections of solderless sockets for the cable size as
indicated on the appended drawings for the Panels.
Power connections for incoming feeders of the main Panels shall be suitable for 1100 V
grade aluminium conductor (XLPE) cables.
Both control and power wiring shall be brought out in cable alley for ease of external
connections, operation and maintenance.
Both control and power terminals shall be properly shrouded.

10% spare terminals shall be provided on each terminal block. Sufficient terminals shall
be provided on each terminal block, so that not more than one outgoing wire is
connected per terminal.
Terminal strips for power and control shall preferably be separated from each other by
suitable barriers of enclosures.
Wiring inside the modules for power, control, protection and instruments etc. shall be
done with use of 660 / 1100 V grade, FRLS insulated copper conductor wires conforming
to IS : 694 & 8130 Power wiring inside the starter module shall be rated for full current
raring of respective contactor, but not less than 4.0 sq. mm. cross-section area. For
current transformer circuits, 2.5 sq. mm. copper conductor wire shall be used. Other
control wiring shall be done with 1.5 sq. mm. copper conductor wires. Wires for
connections to the door shall be flexible. All conductors shall be crimped with solderless
sockets at the ends before connections are made to the terminals.
Control power supply to modules through the control transformer only. Control power
wiring shall have MCB for circuit protection. All indicating lamps shall be protected by
MCB.
Particular care shall be taken to ensure that the layout of wiring is neat and orderly.
Identification ferrules shall be fitted to all the wire termination for ease of identification
and to facilitate checking and testing.
Spring type washers shall be used for all copper and aluminium connections.
Final wiring diagram of the Panels power and control circuit with ferrules numbers shall
be submitted along with the Panels as one of the documents against the contract.
.06.1.8 Terminals
The outgoing terminals and neutral link shall be brought out to a cable alley suitably
located and accessible from the panel front. The current transformers for instruments
metering shall be mounted on the disconnecting type terminal blocks. No direct
connection of incoming or outgoing cables to internal components of the distribution
board is permitted, only one conductor may be connected in one terminal.
.06.1.9 Wire ways
A horizontal / vertical metal / Al. wire way with screwed covers shall be provided at the
top to take interconnecting control wiring between different vertical sections.
.06.1.10 Cable Compartments
Cable Compartments of minimum 300 mm size shall be provided in the Panels for easy
termination of all incoming and outgoing cables entering from bottom or top. Adequate
supports shall be provided in the cable compartments to support cables. All outgoing and
incoming feeder terminals shall be brought out to terminal blocks in the cable
compartment.
.06.1.11

Earthing

AL earth bars of 50 mm x 10 mm shall be provided in the Panels for the entire length of
the panel. The frame work of the Panels shall be connected to this earth bar. Provisions

shall be made for connection from this earth bar to the main earthing bar coming from
the earth pit on both sides of the Panels.
The earth continuity conductor of each incoming and outgoing feeder shall be connected
to this earth bar. The armour shall be properly connected with earthing clamp, and the
clamp shall be made for connection from this earth pit on both sides of the Panels.
The earth continuity conductor of each incoming and outgoing feeder shall be connected
to this earth bar. The armour shall be properly connected with earthing clamp, and the
clamp shall be ultimately bonded with the earth bar.
.06.1.12 Labels
Engraved PVC labels shall be provided on all incoming and outgoing feeders. Single line
circuit diagram showing the arrangements of circuit inside the distribution board shall be
pasted on inside of the panel door and covered with transparent laminated plastic sheet.
.06.1.13 Name Plate
A name plate with the Panel's designation in bold letters shall be fixed at top of the
central panel. A separate name plate giving feeder details shall be provided for each
feeder module door.
Inside the feeder compartments, the electrical components, equipments, accessories
like switchgear, control gear, lamps, relays etc. shall suitably be identified by providing
stickers.
Engraved name plates shall preferably be of 3 ply, (Red-White-Red or Black-WhiteBlack) lamicold sheet. However, black engraved perpex sheet name plates shall also be
acceptable. Engraving shall be done with square groove cutters.
Name plate shall be fastened by counter sunk screws and not by adhesives.
.06.1.14 Danger Notice Plates
The danger notice plate shall be affixed in a permanent manner on operating side of the
Panels.
The danger notice plate shall indicate danger notice both in Hindi and English and with a
sign of skull and bones.
The danger notice plate, in general, meets the requirements of local inspecting
authorities.
Overall dimensions of the danger notice plate shall be 200 mm. wide x 150 mm. high.
The danger notice plate shall be made from minimum 1.6 mm. thick mild steel sheet and
after due pre-treatment to the plate, the same shall be painted white with vitreous
enamel paint on both front and rear surface of the plate.

The letters, the figures, the conventional skull and bones etc. shall be positioned on
plate as per recommendation of IS: 2551-1982.
The said letters, the figures and the sign of skull and bones shall be painted in signal red
colour as per IS: 5-1978.
The danger plate shall have rounded corners. Location of fixing holes for the plate shall
be decided to suit design of the Panels.
The danger notice plate, if possible, be of ISI certification mark.
.06.1.15 Internal Components
The Panels shall be equipped complete with all types of required number of Air circuit
breakers, MCCBs, soft starters, switch fuse units, contactors, relays, fuses, meters,
instruments, indicating lamps, push buttons, equipment, fittings, bus bars, cable boxes,
cable glands etc. and all the necessary internal connections / wiring as required and as
indicated on relevant drawings. Components necessary for the proper and complete
functioning of the Panels but not indicated on the drawings shall be supplied and
installed on the Panels.
All parts of the Panels carrying current including the components, connections, joints
and instruments shall be capable of carrying their specified rated current continuously,
without temperature rise exceeding the acceptable values of the relevant specifications
at the part of the Panels.
All units of the same rating and specifications shall be fully interchangeable.
.07

Components
.07.1 General
The type, size and rating of the components shall be as indicated on the relevant
drawings.
While selection of the capacity of the components resulting from the prevailing
conditions like ambient temperature shall be allowed for the thermal and magnetic trip
rating shall be compensated for the ambient temperature.
The rating indicated on the drawing are ratings anticipated at prevailing site conditions.
.07.2

Fuse Switch Units

The fuse switch units shall be 3 poles, double break type heavy duty suitable for load
break duty (AC 23), quick make and break action. Separate neutral link shall be provided
in the switch. All fuse switch units shall be provided with hinged doors, duly interlocked
with operating mechanism so as to prevent opening of the door when the switch is in
`ON position and also prevent closing of the switch when the door is not properly
secured. All contacts shall be silver-plated and all live parts shall be shrouded. The
incoming and outgoing terminals of the switch shall be adequately sized to receive
proper size of the cables. High rupturing capacity (HRC) fuse links shall be provided with
switch fuse units and shall be in accordance with IS : 9224-1979 and having rupturing

capacity of not less than 35 MVA at 415 V. HRC fuse links shall be provided with visible
indicators to show that they have operated. The switch fuse unit shall be Manufactured
in accordance with IS : 13947.
.07.3

Air Circuit Breaker

.07.3.1 Construction
The ACBs shall have following features:

Motorised with 110 V D.C. motor.


110 V D.C closing and shunt trip coil
Draw out type with "service", "test", "isolated" and "maintenance" position.
Safety shutter of Fibre glass / polycarbonate sheet of 2mm thickness shall be
provided
Mechanically trip free plus anti pumping feature is to be provided.
Electrical trip free plus anti pumping shall be provided with relay ONLY and not
by contactors.
Electrical/Mechanical operation counter shall be provided.
Door interlock with defeat features to be provided.
ACB shall be lockable in isolation position.

.07.3.2 Release

.07.4

.07.5

Microprocessor based release shall be direct acting type tripping ACB


mechanically.
Short circuit, overload and earth fault protection shall be provided.
The Contractor to suggest release type for feeders of supply range characteristic
and accuracy.
ACB Performance
ACB performance inside panels at ambient 50 Degree.
Ith Symmetrical breaking, 35KA
Making capacity peak 87.5 KA
Short time rating , 1sec. 35KA
Fuse

Fuses shall be of high rupturing capacity (HRC) fuse links and shall be in accordance
with IS: 2000-1962 and having high rupturing capacity of not less than 35 MVA at 415 V.
The back-up fuse rating for each motor / equipment shall be so chosen that the fuse
does not operate on starting of motors / equipment. HRC fuses shall be of the make as
specified in Make of Material.
.07.6

Moulded Case Circuit Breaker

The moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) shall be air break type and having quick make
- quick break with trip free operating mechanism.

Housing of the MCCB shall be of heat resistant and flame retardant insulating material.
Operating handle of the MCCB shall be in front and clearly indicate ON/OFF/TRIP
positions.
The electrical contacts of the circuit breaker shall be of high conducting nondeteriorating silver alloy contacts.
The MCCB shall be provided with thermal / magnetic type bi-metal overload release and
electro magnetic short circuit protection device with adjustable time delay. All the
releases shall operate on common trip busbar so that in case of operation of any one of
the releases in any of the three phases, it will cut off all the three phases and thereby
single phasing of the system is avoided.
The MCCB wherever called for in the appended drawings shall provide an earth fault
relay.
The MCCB shall provide two sets of extra auxiliary contacts with connections for
additional controls at future date.
The electrical parameters of the MCCB shall be as per the description given in the
appended drawings.
Draw out type MCCB shall be provided for the feeder indicated in the single line
diagram. The MCCB shall be provided with 110 V D.C motor for closing and tripping /
switching off for the feeders indicated in single line diagram.
.07.7

Miniature Circuit Breakers

Miniature Circuit breakers shall be current limiting type conformed with British standard
BS: 3871 (Part I) 1965 and IS: 8828. The housing of MCBs shall be heat resistant and
having high impact strength. The fault current of MCBs shall not be less than 9000 A at
240 V. The MCBs shall be flush mounted and shall be provided with trip free manual
operating mechanism with mechanical `ON and `OFF indications.
The circuit breaker dollies shall be of the trip free pattern to prevent closing the breaker
on a faulty circuit.
The MCB contacts shall be silver nickel and silver graphite alloy and tip coated with
silver. Proper arc chutes shall be provided to quench the arc immediately. MCBs shall be
provided with magnetic fluid plunger release for over current and short circuit protection.
The overload or short circuit device shall have a common trip bar in the case of DP and
TPN miniature circuit breakers. All the MCBs shall be tested and certified as per Indian
Standards, prior to installation.
.07.8

Contactors

The contactors shall meet with the requirements of IS : 13947 and BS : 775.

The contactors shall have minimum making and breaking capacity in accordance with
utilization category AC3 and shall be suitable for minimum Class II intermittent duty.
If the contactor forms part of a distribution board then a separate enclosure is not
required, but the installation of the contactor shall be such that it is not possible to make
an accidental contact with live parts.
.07.9

Load Manager

The load manager shall be of Digital type of about 190 x 145 mm size having real time
clock and RS 485 port communication port. Suitable software ( 1 set ) shall also be
supplied. Suitable RS-485 to RS- 232 converter shall also be part of supply.
.07.10 Voltmeter
Voltmeter shall be digital. The dial of the meter shall be square in shape of 96 x 96 mm.
The voltmeter selector switch shall be arranged to provide line to line voltage reading
and line neutral voltage.
.07.11 Ammeter
Ammeter shall be digital. The dial of the ammeter shall be square in 96 x 96 mm.
Separate current transformer shall be provided for all ammeters.
.07.12 Current Transformer
Where ammeters are called for C.T.s shall be provided for current measuring. Each
phase shall be provided with separate current transformer of accuracy Class I and
suitable VA burden for operation of associated metering and controls. Current
transformer shall be in accordance with IS: 2705 - 1992 as amended upto date.
.07.13 Push Buttons
The push button unit shall comprise of the contact element, a fixing holder, and a push
button actuator. The push button shall be momentary contact type. The contacts shall be
of silver alloy and rated at 10 Amps. continuous current rating. The actuator shall of
standard type and colour as per its usage for ON, OFF and TRIP. Wiring for Remote ON,
OFF push button is to be required.
.07.14 Indicating Lamps
Indicating lamps assembly shall be screw type with built in resistor having non fading
color lens. LED type lamps are required. Wiring for Remote ON, OFF, TRIP indicating
lamp is required.
Colour shade for the indicating lamps shall be as below :
ON indicating lamp
OFF indicating lamp
TRIP indicating lamp

:
:
:

Red
Green
Amber

PHASE indicating lamp


TRIP circuit healthy lamp
Closing circuit DC control supply
Tripping circuit DC control supply
DC Fail
.08

:
:
:
:
:

Red, Yellow, Blue


Milky
Milky
Milky
Yellow

Shop Drawings
Prior to fabrication of the Panels the Supplier / Contractor shall submit for the
Consultants approval the shop drawing consisting of G.A. drawing, sectional elevation,
single line diagram, bill of material etc. and design calculations indicating type, size,
short circuiting rating of all the electrical components used, busbar size, internal wiring
size, Panels dimension, colour, mounting details etc. in 6 sets. The Contractor shall also
submit Manufacturers catalogues of the electrical components installed in the Panels
along with the drawing.

.09

Inspection
At all reasonable times during production and prior to transport of the Panels to site, the
Supplier / The Contractor shall arrange and provide all the facilities at their plant for
inspection.

.10

Test Certificates
Testing of Panels shall be carried out at factory and at site as specified in Indian
Standards in the presence of the Consultant. The test results shall be recorded on a
prescribed form. The Test Certificate for the test carried out at factory and at the site
shall be submitted in duplicate to the Owner/ Consultant for approval.

3.

BUS DUCT
General Specification:
Supply, Design, Assembling, Testing of metal enclosed three phase neutral Bus Duct,
The bus duct shall be of box frame construction of sheet steel enclosure suitably braced to
withstand the maximum mechanical and electrodynamics forces.
The bus duct enclosure shall be fabricated from 14 SWG (2 mm) sheet steel. Eddy current
heating, if applicable, shall be taken in to account.
The degree of protection shall be IP 54.
The bus duct enclosure shall be suitable for Indoor / Out door installation as specified. The
out door portion of bus duct shall be suitable for out door installation with out any
additional protection from the Owner end. However, rain hood shall be provided as an
additional protection for out door installation. Canopy & proper fixing arrangement shall be
provided for the same.
The bus duct shall be provided with removable top covers fitted with gaskets secured by
sufficient No. of nuts, bolts to ensure that these covers are dust proof. All joints and covers
shall be provided with non - deteriorating type gasket of neoprene between joints. These

covers shall be of suitable length for ease of removal and shall be arranged to give
complete accessibility to the Bus Bars, Joints, Bends and supports etc. the entire bus duct
shall be dust and vermin proof . Louvers shall not be provided. Suitable drain hole shall be
provided for natural draining of any water collections within the enclosure due to moisture
condensation.
Unless otherwise specified in specific requirement, the section of the bus duct shall be
rectangle.
The design of bus duct enclosure shall be such that it will withstand the conditions arising
out of the following:
1)
2)
3)
4)

Normal Operating Conditions.


Momentary Short Circuit Current(peak)
Rigours of adverse weather conditions.
Combination of 2 & 3

The bus duct shall be provided with flanged ends to connect the bus duct to transformer at
one end and Main Switch Gear at panel end. These flanges shall match with
corresponding flanges in the equipment to which these are connected. Bus bar disposition
for termination at transformer, PCC or alternator will be as per ISI.
Termination arrangement for 415 Volt Alternator / Switch Gear and Transformer shall be
provided by the Contractor. Proper Alignment and co ordination between the bus duct
and Transformer / 415 V Switchgear or Alternator terminations shall be the responsibility
of the bus duct Supplier. The Owner will provide the drawing of transformer cable end
box or Alternator.
The bus duct shall be supplied complete with all the hard wares necessary for making
the terminations inclusive of copper flexible.
All hard wares shall be hot dip GI / Cadmium plated. The bolts shall be full threaded and
high tensile quality. Belleville washer for all current carrying conducting parts of the bus bar
and Plain washer shall be provided for every bolt.
If specified filter type drain holes shall be provide for draining out condensed moisture. The
filter element shall be such that it will allow escape of moisture but prevent ingress of dust.
This shall be removable type for cleaning purpose.
The transformer and the Alternator / Switchgear flanges are generally Top Connections.
Bolted inspection cover shall be provided wherever necessary. At the wall crossing of the
bus duct, these should not be removable type inspection cover.
Proper wall sealing arrangement shall be provided at the wall where bus duct enters the
substations building. Bus duct with wall mounting flanges will be acceptable for sealing
arrangement.
Top cover of the bus duct shall be so located that they will not fall within the wall crossing
section. Bus duct shall be supported from overhead hangers inside the sub station.

The enclosure shall be provided with suitable mounting lugs at suitable intervals. The
mounting lugs shall be suitable for hanger type supports. The Contractor shall design and
indicate the supporting arrangement for bus duct.
Bus duct shall be segregated or non segregated type as mentioned in the specific
requirement. For segregated phase bus duct suitable phase segregation barriers shall be
provided between phases.
Supporting arrangement
Bus duct supplier shall also quote separately for bus duct and supports with details of
the supporting members and quantity being offered.
The supports shall be as below.
1
2
3
4

.01

Supporting structure shall be fabricated from standard steel sections and shall be hot
dip Galvanization after fabrication.
Support structure shall be designed to withstand the dead weight of the bus duct and
short circuit forces under maximum fault conditions.
Support structure shall include support members like brackets, hangers, vertical /
longitudinal channels , nuts, bolts, washers and other hardware require for erection
and support of entire bus duct.
Indoor portion of the bus duct may be supported from wall or ceiling as per layout
furnished. Out door portion of the bus duct shall be supported from ground below on
suitable foundations in ground.

Busbars
The bus bar shall be of Electric Grade Al. of adequate size to carry maximum current.
The final temperature of bus bar and connectors at joints between connectors and bus
bar should not be exceeding 80 Deg. C when carrying rated current.
Bimetallic strips covering full joints surface shall be provided wherever copper to
aluminum connections are envisaged. Bus bar clamps shall be provided to maintain the
bus bar in position. These clamps shall be made out of fully heat-treated magnesium
silicate aluminum alloy.
For fixing the bus bars the bus bar support cadmium plated bolts, nuts and washers shall
be used.
Wherever required for long run of bus duct, expansion joints with Flexible Strip shall be
provided to allow for expansion and contractions due to temp. Variation arising out of
normal continuous current flow and short circuit current flow for specified duration.
Minimum one expansion for each 3000 mm long straight length of bus duct.

.02

Busbars Supports
Non- hygroscopic, non- carbursing solid core resin cast epoxy insulators shall support the
bus bar. The spacing of the support shall be decided on the basis of the fault withstand
capacity.

.03

Termination at ends of Busduct

The bus duct shall be provided with flexible at both ends for connecting it with
Transformer at one end and 415 V Switchgears at other end.
The flexible shall be made of thin copper strips, Copper Plates shall clamp the ends of
the flexible. The ends of flexible shall be tin-plated.
.04

Earth Bus
The earth bus of 2 x 40x 6 mm. Thk. Al. run on the external side of the bus duct through
the length of bus duct and connected to body of the bus duct. The ends of the earth bus
to be connected to earthing pit.
All bus duct part like enclosures, adaptor box, Hood, Covers, Supports, Bus bars, fish
Plates shall be identified distinctly by clear numbers.

.05

Painting
All metal surfaces shall be totally cleaned and provide proper treatment of seven tank
process or Sand Blasting with proper primer (Zinc Chromate).
After proper treatment the surface shall be coated with two coats of epoxy paint of
simense grey shade.
Painting

Painting Shed :
Busbar
:

Powder Coated with Sand Blasting Or with


Seven tank treatment process.
Siemens Grey
Electrolytic Grade Aluminium.

4. LIGHTING DISTRIBUTION BOARDS


.01

Scope
This section relates to specifications for supply, assembly, installation, connection,
testing and commissioning of lighting distribution board (LDB) using TPN/FP/DP/SP
MCB isolator & ELMCB, Earthing terminal, connector strip for phase neutral and earth
for each circuit, CRCA sheet steel housing and complete the item installation. Common
banking of neutral and earth conductor is not allowed. Cu. Conductor should be
considered for bus bar.

.02

System
The lighting distribution boards shall be suitable for operation on 415/240 volt, 50 cycles
per second, A.C supply system. The lighting distribution boards MCB shall be capable of
withstanding short circuit current of 10 KA.

.03

Construction

The DBs shall be factory made and of those and as per the G.A. layout enclosed.
General arrangement lay out of the DBs shall be approved by the Consultants before
starting the Manufacture.
The DB shall metal clad duly fabricated from 2mm. thick high quality CRCA sheet metal.
The DB shall be wall mounted and dead front operated.
The DB shall totally be enclosed and made dust, vermin and weather proof such that it
meets to IP54 protection classification for installation.
A detachable cover plate of 2 mm thick CRCA sheet to be provided on front of the board
such that all live parts of the electrical accessories mounted on the board can be
accessible only on removal of the said cover plate.
The cover plate shall be fixed to the board with adequate size zinc passivated machine
screws.
Above the detachable cover plate, one additional hinged door of 2 mm thick CRCA sheet
shall be provided with a suitable locking arrangement.
The hinged door shall be provided with a suitable gasket capable of withstanding
corrosive & humid atmosphere and to maintain degree of enclosure protection to IP 54
as per IS: 13947 for installation.
The DB shall have top / Bottom entry arrangement for incoming and out going
cables/conduits.
All hardware to be used in Manufacture of the DB shall be S.S 304 to prevent corrosion
due to humid atmosphere prevailing at the project site.
All internal electrical connections shall be carried out using 660/1100 volt grade, FRLS
insulated, Copper conductor of ISI approved make, having rated current carrying
capacity to carry continuous full current of respective switch Fuse rating at operating
conditions prevailing at the project site.
The DB internals shall be earthed with use of Copper wires/strips running through out
the length. Size of the earthing strip/wire shall be as shown in the respective drawing.
All non current carrying metal surface of the DBs shall adequately be treated and
painted.
The surface imperfection shall then be rectified with applications of putty.
The DBs shall be provided with electric components and accessories as per the details
shown in the drawing for the respective electric distribution board. The circuit connection
from all the circuit MCB shall be brought to connector provided on top or bottom of the
DB with suitable lugs. The connector shall be suitable to receive phase, neutral and
earth wire/cable coming from each individual circuit. The connectors shall have circuit
identification tag.
Use of paper / fabric base laminates is not acceptable.
.04.

Painting
The painting shall be as per "PAINTING" specification only.

.05

Inspection

The DBs shall be inspected and checked as per inspection manual of the DB
Manufacturer.
Various electrical components and accessories of the DBs shall be checked as per the
drawing for the respective DBs.
The DBs shall be checked for rigid mounting, earthing connection, proper rating & size
of components, internal wiring, etc.
All mechanical fasteners and electrical connections shall be checked and tightened
before installation.
.06

Installation
The DBs shall be assembled and aligned together and be installed at site as per
installation manual / instruction of the DB Manufacturer.
The DB shall be installed in surface manner at the various locations.
All minor electrical and mechanical work required to be attended to on the DB shall be
completed in an approved manner after installation but before energizing the DBs.
The M.S. angle/channel iron frame used for installation of D.B. shall be hot dip
galvanized (816 g / m).
The DB shall be mounted on angle / channel frame with Anchor fastening only. Civil
grouting is not acceptable.

.07

Test
Prior to commissioning of the DBs following tests shall be carried out.
Mechanical endurance test shall be carried out by closing and opening of all the MCBs,
switches etc.
Insulation resistance test shall be carried out between phases and between phase to
earth bus, keeping the isolating switch in open position. Similar test shall be carried out
keeping the isolating switch in closed position.
All the interlocks, controls and tripping mechanism of the switch gears shall be tested for
their proper functioning.

5.

CAPACITOR & APFCR PANEL

.01

Scope
This specification covers design, Manufacture, supply, installation, testing and
commissioning of automatic power factor correction panel with capacitor banks suitable
for continuous duty.

.02.

Codes and Standards


The design, Manufacture and performance of the power factor correction panel with
capacitor banks shall comply with all currently applicable statutes, regulations and safety
codes in the locality where the equipment will be installed. The equipment will also
conform to the latest applicable Indian / British / IEC standards. In particular the
equipment shall conform to the latest revisions of the following:

IS : 2834

Shunt capacitors for power system.

IS : 9224

Low voltage fuses.

When the above standards are in conflict with the stipulation of this specification, this
specification supersedes them.
.03

Construction
.03.1

Capacitor Bank

Capacitor banks shall comprise of identical delta connected three phase units. The
individual capacitor unit shall be manufactured out of double layer APP design
comprising of double hazy and thick polypropylene film between two electrodes of thick
aluminium foil. Each individual element of the capacitor tissue unit shall be provided with
silver fuse wire. The capacitor unit shall consist of many such elements in series /
parallel combinations for getting the desired KVAR output. The capacitor shall be
vacuum impregnated with liquid dielectric having high thermal stability. The dielectric
losses of the capacitor shall be restricted to 1.5 watts per KVAR. The phase terminal
connections of the capacitor unit shall be brought out at the top through metal insulators
which should be soldered to the fabricated top cover. The capacitor shall be provided
with suitably rated discharge resistors. The capacitor shall be designed to withstand the
electro dynamic and thermal stresses caused by transient over current during switching.
.03.2 Busbars Chamber
Capacitor bank shall be provided with a bus bar chamber. The chamber shall be dust
and vermin proof in construction, fabricated from 2 mm thick sheet steel. Continuous
neoprene rubber gaskets shall be provided on all mating surfaces. TP Bus-bars shall be
of AL supported on FRP insulators of adequate rating and strips.
The bus bar sizes and clearances shall be suitable for connection of cables through
crimping type cable lugs. Bus bar chamber shall be extended suitably on one side to
enable termination of cable. There shall be a provision of cable end box at the end of
bus bar chamber undrilled removable gland plate and access covers to be provided for
cable entry as required.
.04

Earthing
The enclosure of individual capacitor unit shall be provided with 2 nos. 10 mm earth
terminals each complete with two plain and one spring washer, nuts etc. These terminals
shall be effectively bonded to the common sheet steel frame work. Each bank will have
two external earth terminals in the bus bar chambers complete with hardware.

.05

Painting
The painting shall be as per "PAINTING" specification only.

.06

Drawings
The following drawings shall be submitted along with the bid :
General arrangement drawing showing overall dimensions, weight, internal
arrangement and mounting details.
Terminal chamber, showing bus-bar arrangement with all dimensions.

.07

Test & Test Certificates


The Contractor shall carry out all routine tests as specified in IS: 2834 and shall furnish
the test certificates.
The Contractor shall also carry out the thermal stability test on the units in the presence
of Owners representatives.
The capacitor units shall be tested from electric supply authorities like state / local
electricity board and the test certificates in duplicate shall be furnished to Owner and
also the copy shall be submitted to the electric supply authority while getting the power
supply released from them.

.08

Capacitor Panel
Capacitor control panel shall be automatic as specified in the data sheet and bill of
quantity.
The panel for capacitor shall be fabricated from 2.0 mm thick sheet steel and shall be
finished as per clause no. 5.0. Earthing terminals shall be provided as per clause no.
4.0. The panel shall be provided with suitably rated TPN AL bus bar supported on FRP
insulator and with heat shrinkable type sleeves. Each capacitor unit shall be connected
to main bus bar through contactors of suitable rating (double the rating of capacitor
current) with safety margin. Each unit shall be of suitable KVAR rating as specified.
Protective HRC switch fuses of suitable rating shall be provided with base / holders as
mentioned in the drawing.
Connections shall be made with FRLS insulated flexible copper cables having crimped
Cu. lugs. Continuous earthing conductor / strip shall run through and all capacitor units
shall be earthed. Sufficient ventilation shall be provided in the capacitor compartment to
limit the temperature rise to 85 C. Cooling fans shall be provided with ON-OFF switches
as per requirements. Drawing pocket shall be provided for each panel at the door. Also,
a 15 A switched socket and a lamp holder shall be provided for panel illumination at
suitable location.
The main bus bar shall be terminated on suitably rated SFU with fuse links or MCCB as
per Drawing. Vertical compartment with detachable gland plate shall be kept for
incoming cable connections from bottom or top as specified. The gland plate shall be
provided with required size and nos. of knockouts.
Capacitor units shall be mounted on angle frame of strong construction.
The panel shall be mounted on M.S. channel section at bottom for easy installation.
The panel shall be provided with lifting hooks / Eye bolts for handling.
Automatic power factor correction sensing relays ( APFCR ) shall be provided with all
related circuits and contactors for controlling the power factor to max. 0.98 by energizing
the contactor and related capacitor bank ON or OFF as per load conditions.
The controller shall be set for time lag of 40-60 seconds so that on sensing the low or
high power factor it energize or de energize the contactor after 40-60 seconds.
The Dust and Vermin proof-switching compartment shall be isolated from capacitor
mounting compartment.
The panel shall be provided as per the respective drawing.
The following drawings shall be submitted before procurement for approval from the
Owner / Consultant.
General arrangement and Fabrication details.
Power wiring diagram of capacitor panel.
Control wiring diagram of capacitor panel.
C.T. connection.
Manual for Automatic Power Factor Correction Relay.

6
.01

L. V. XLPE CABLE
Design Conditions
All equipment and materials will be selected and rated for use at the following site
conditions.
Ambient air temperature
50 C.
Ground temperature
30 C.
Solar gain
1100 w / m2
Earth resistivity
200 deg. C. cm / w
Relative Humidity
95% Max.
Atmospheric condition
Non corrosive, Humid and Dusty

.02

Scope
This section shall cover supply, laying, testing and commissioning of medium voltage
XLPE cables.
This specification gives the general requirement of cables. However, it is the
responsibility of the Contractor to take the joint measurement and obtain Owners
approval before the placement of orders to the main Supplier / Manufacturer.

.03

Standards
The following standards and rules shall be applicable:
IS : 7098 Part I
IS : 3961
IS : 8130

.04

XLPE insulated electric cables (heavy duty).


Recommended current ratings for cables.
Aluminium conductors for insulated cables
Indian Electricity Act and Rules

Measurements
The cables will be measured in meters. The unit rate shall include cutting the cable into
required lengths, packing, loading, unloading, insurance, transportation, delivery to
stores/site as per work order, stocking in stores, testing of cables at stores etc. of
medium voltage cable. Total quantity in meters shall be measured lug to lug basis.

.05

General
The medium voltage cables shall be supplied, laid, connected, tested and commissioned
in accordance with the drawings, specifications, relevant Indian Standards
specifications, Manufacturers instructions. The cables shall be delivered at site in
original drums with Manufacturers name, size, and type, clearly written on the drums.

.06

Material
Medium voltage cable shall be XLPE insulated. PVC sheathed, aluminium or copper
conductor, armoured conforming to IS: 7098 Part I.
.06.1 Type

The cables shall be circular, multi core, annealed copper or aluminium conductor, XLPE
insulated and PVC sheathed, armoured or unarmoured.
.06.2 Conductor
Uncoated, annealed copper / aluminium, of high conductivity up to 4 mm. size, the
conductor shall be solid and above 4 mm., conductors shall be concentrically stranded
as per IEC: 228.
.06.3 Insulation
XLPE rated 70 c. extruded insulation
.06.4 Core Identification
Two core
Three core
Four core
Single core

:
:
:
:

Red and Black


Red, Yellow and Blue
Red, Yellow, Blue and Black
Green, Yellow for earthing

Black shall always be used for neutral.


.06.5 Assembly
Two, three or four insulated conductors shall be laid up, filled with non-hygroscopic
material and covered with an additional layer of thermoplastic material.
.06.6 Armour
Galvanised steel flat strip / round wires applied helicaly in single layers complete with
covering the assembly of cores.
For cable size upto 25 Sq. mm. : Armour of 1.4 mm dia G.I. round wire
For cable size above 25 Sq. mm. : Armour of 4 mm wide 0.8 mm thick G.I. strip
.06.7 Sheath

XLPE 70 deg. c. rated extruded.


Inner sheath shall be extruded type and shall be compatible with the insulation
provided for the cables.
Outer sheath shall be of an extruded type layer of suitable PVC material compatible
with the specified ambient temp. 50 deg. C and operating temperature of cables. The
sheath shall be resistant to water, ultraviolet radiation, fungus, termite and rodent
attacks. The colour of outer sheath shall be black.
Sequential length marking required at every 1.0 meter interval on outer sheath.
The Contractor has to furnish resistance / reactance / capacitances of the cable.

.06.8 Rating
Upto and including 1100 Volts.

.07

General
All cables shall be adequately protected against any risk of mechanical damage to which
they may be liable in normal conditions of handling during transportation, loading,
unloading etc.
The cable shall be supplied in single length i.e. without any intermediate joint or cut
unless specifically approved by the Owner.
The cable ends shall be suitably sealed against entry of moisture, dust, water etc. with
cable compound as per standard practice.

.08

Testing
.08.1 Finished Cable Tests at Manufacturers Works
The finished cables shall be tested at Manufacturers works. Following routine tests for
each and every length of cable and copy of test results shall be furnished for each length
of cable along with supply. If specified, the cables shall be tested in presence of Owners
representative.
.08.1.1 Voltage Test
Each core of cable shall be tested at room temperature at 3 KV A.C. R.M.S. for duration
of 5 minutes.
.08.1.2 Conductor Resistance Test
The D.C. Resistance of each conductor shall be measured at room temperature and the
results shall be corrected to 20 c. to check the compliance with the values specified in
IS 8130 - 1976.
.08.2 Cable test before and after laying of cables at site

Insulation Resistance test between phases and phase to Neutral and phase to earth
Continuity test of all the phases, neutral and earth continuity conductor
Sheathing continuity test
Earth resistance test of all the phases and neutral

All tests shall be carried out in accordance with relevant Indian Standard Code of
practice and Indian Electricity Rules. The Contractor shall provide necessary
instruments, equipments and labour for conducting the above test and shall bear all
expenses in connection with such tests. All tests shall be carried our in the presence of
the Owner or Owners representative and results shall be recorded in the prescribed
forms.
.09

Cable Marking
Embossing on Outer Sheath

The outer sheath shall be legibly embossed with following legend:


ELECTRIC CABLE: 1100 V, SIZE: 3.5 C x ----- mm
Manufacturers Name & year of manufacturing
.10

Sealing, Drumming & Packing


After tests at the Manufacturers works, both ends of the cable shall be sealed to prevent
the ingress of moisture during transportation and storage.
Cable shall be supplied in length of 500 10% meters, packed non-returnable drums of
sufficiently sturdy construction.
Cables of length more than 250 meters shall also be supplied on non-returnable drums.
The spindle hole shall be 110 mm minimum diameter.
Each drum shall bear on the outside flange, legibly and indelibly in the English literature,
a distinguishing number, the Manufacturers name and particulars of the cable i.e.
voltage grade, length, conductor size, cable type, insulation type and gross weight shall
also be clearly visible. The direction for rolling shall be indicated by an arrow. The drum
flange shall also be marked with Manufacturers name and year of manufacturing etc.

.11

Transportation & Delivery


The cable shall be supplied in the actual length as per detailed purchase order.
The cable shall be despatched at Owners stores or at site as per detailed instructions
given by Owner at later stage.
The cable shall be loaded from the Suppliers store and properly stacked as per
instruction of Owners local representative. All such labour and transportation charges
shall be clearly mentioned in

7.

CABLE TRAY

Cable trays shall be delivered in suitable lengths adequate for transport and storage
or fabricated at factory site with proper care.
The cable trays used for the power distribution in the mechanical and service areas.
They shall be supplied complete with galvanized brackets for fixing to the walls on
ceiling, the galvanized bolts, the galvanized accessories for connection of different
elements, the angle elements and the derivations elements.
Cable trays shall be stored indoor in a dry area.
Cable trays shall be fabricated ladder type mild steel.
If the cable trays are to be used in extreme weather like plant room condition than a
coating of sinter coat E shall be applied on the mild steel.
Cable trays shall be so designed as to take the full load which they will be carrying,
without any distortion or bending.

Cable trays shall be supplied complete with straight runs and necessary fittings like
elbows, risers, crosses, tees, reducers, splice plates and associated hardware and
all necessary accessories to enable the complete installation possible.
Supports are to be installed within 300mm of any splice, joint and at frequency
determined by mechanical strength of tray.
Cables shall be secured on cable trays with universal clip.
Cable shall not be overlapped on each other while laying Minimum distance of one
diameter shall be left between two cables.
Cable trays shall be secured fast to wall brackets or suspensions from ceilings.
The support and fixing details shall be approved by the Engineer prior to erection.
The maximum permissible spacing between the supports shall be 1.5m.
Where trays pass through walls, partitions or ceilings, the surrounding hole shall be
made good for precaution against spread of fire as per I.E.E.
Where trays are installed in damp situation or exposed to weather it shall be installed
as per I.E.E.
Construction of tray, laying of cables and all metal work of wiring system (other than
current carrying parts) shall be as per I.E.E.
The trays shall be welded to the mounting / carrier structure.
The scope of cable tray installation shall include the supply, installation fixing of the
associated accessories like coupler plates, elbows, dropouts, tees, bends, as
required.
The cable trays shall be earthed at distance not exceeding 10 m by means of
minimum size 25 x 3 mm GI /CU. Flat.
Following items of cable trays shall be painted :

Mounting arrangements of cable trays. Any cable trays junction bends which are
non - standard shall be fabricated as racks to suit installation drawings.
o Vertical cable race ways and steel accessories (angles and plates) required to
seal the floor openings in the case of indoor raceways.
o Cable carrier structure (racks) for cable trenches and tunnels.
o Supporting steel for junction / marshaling boxes, push - buttons, vertical
structures for clamping cable - boxes if mounted below switchgear etc. as
required.
o The mounting structures / racks shall be fabricated from standard structural steel
members (channels, plates, angles and flats) The supply of steel if required shall
be supplied by the Contractor and the rate for the same shall be stated
separately.
The scope of installation shall include fabrication, installation, painting, earthing to
system grid of all vertical raceways and cable carriers structures in tunnel / trenches by
minimum size 25 x 5 mm M. S. Flat as indicated in enclosed drawings / notes, supply of
all incidental accessories like anchor fasteners, bolts, nuts, washers, welding works as
required for fabrication and installation. However if floor plates are required in certain
locations for convenience of cable routing, the same shall be fixed by anchor fasteners.
o

8.

INTERNAL WIRING

.01

Scope

This section covers, definition of point wiring, system of wiring and supply,
installation, connection, testing and commissioning of point wiring for light points, ceiling
fan points, exhaust fan points, convenience socket points, power socket outlet
points, bell outlet points, etc. including fixing of light fixtures, ceiling fan, exhaust fan,
wall fan, bell etc.
.02

Standards
The following standards and rules shall be applicable:
IS: 732

Code of practice for electrical wiring installation


exceeding 650 V)

(System voltage not

IS: 1646

Code of practice for fire safety of buildings (General) Electrical


installation.

IS: 1653

Rigid steel conduits for electrical wiring

IS: 2667

Fittings for rigid steel conduits for electrical wiring

IS: 3480

Flexible steel conduits for Electrical wiring

IS: 3837

Accessories for rigid steel conduit for electrical wiring

IS: 694

PVC insulated cables

IS: 2509

Rigid non-metallic conduits for electrical wiring

IS: 6946

Flexible (Pliable) non-metallic conduits for electrical installation

IS: 1293

3 Pin plugs and sockets

IS: 8130

Specifications of conduits for electrical installation

IS: 3854

Switches for domestic purpose

IS: 3415

Fittings for rigid non-metallic conduits

IS: 4648

Guide for electrical lay out in residential building Indian electricity act and
rules

Regulations for the electrical equipment in buildings issued by the Bombay Regional
Council of Insurance association of India All standards and codes mean the latest.
.03

Point Wiring
A point shall consist of the branch wiring from the distribution board together with a switch
as required, include, in addition, the earth continuity conductor / wire from the distribution
board to the earth pin / stud of the outlet / switch box and to the outlet points.
The point wiring shall be carried out in the under mentioned manner:

.04

.03.1

Supply, installation, fixing of conduits with necessary accessories, junction /


pull / inspection / switch boxes and outlet boxes.

.03.2

Supplying and drawing of wires of required size including earth continuity wire.

.03.3

Supply, installation and connection of flush type switches, sockets, cover plates,
switch plates, and fixing fan etc.

.03.4

The point shall be complete with the branch wiring from the distribution board
to the outlet point, through board, conduit with accessories, junction, pull,
inspection boxes, control switch, socket, outlet boxes, ceiling roses, button/swan
holder, connector etc.

Point Rate
The rate per point shall include supply, installation, connection, testing and commissioning
of point as described under "point wiring". The measurement of the points will be
enumerated.

.05

System of wiring
Unless otherwise mentioned on the drawings , the system of point wiring shall be as
follows :
The system of wiring shall consist of single core, PVC Insulated, 650/1100 Volt
grade, stranded copper conductor wires/cables laid through concealed or exposed
PVC conduits as directed. Conduits shall be concealed / embedded in slab / walls /
floor in all the area except where specified as surface mounted in mechanical and plant
room area. Rigid non-metallic, PVC conduit shall be used for concealed / embedded
installation while steel conduits shall be used for surface installation and shall have stove
enameled finished surface except installation in damp / wet area, the steel conduit shall
be GI conduits.

.06

General
Prior to laying of conduits, the Contractor shall submit for approval, the shop drawing for
conduit layout indicating the route of the conduits, number and size of the conduits,
location of junction / inspection / pull / outlet boxes, size and location of switch boxes,
number and size of wires pulled through each conduit and all other necessary relevant
details. Only after the drawings are approved, The Contractor shall proceed the work of
laying of conduits.

.07

Materials
.07.1

PVC Conduits

All non-metallic PVC conduits shall conform to IS: 9537. The conduit shall be plain end
type as specified in IS: 9537 and shall be used with the corresponding accessories
(Refer IS: 3419 specification for fittings for rigid non PVC metallic conduits). PVC
conduits shall be rigid unplasticised, heavy gauge having 1.5 mm wall thickness up to 19
mm conduit and 1.8 mm wall thickness for all sizes above 19 mm diameter.

.07.2

Boxes

All the boxes for switches, sockets, and other receptacles, junction boxes, pull boxes
and outlet boxes shall be fabricated from 2.0 mm thick mild sheet steels duly painted
with two coats of red-oxide and then two coats of enamel paints as called for. Color of
the paints shall be as approved by the Owner. The boxes shall have smooth external
and internal finished surface. Boxes in contact with earth or exposed to the weather
shall be of 2 mm thick mild steel and hot dip galvanized after fabrication. Separate
screwed earth terminal shall be provided in the box for earthing purpose. All boxes
shall have adequate no. of knock out holes of required diameter for conduit entry.
Switch boxes to receive switches, socket outlets, power outlets, telephone outlets,
fan regulators, etc. shall be fabricated to the approved shape and size to
accommodate all the devices without overcrowding. Outlet boxes to receive ceiling
shall be fitted with adequately sized rod / hook to fix ceiling fan. The boxes shall be
of a minimum depth of 65 mm.
Boxes installed for concealed wiring shall be provided with suitable extension rings or
plaster covers as required. Boxes for use in masonry block or tiled walls shall be
square cornered tile type, or standard boxes having square cornered tile type covers.
These boxes shall be installed in the center of the masonry block or tiles.
Cast metal boxes installed in wet locations and boxes installed flush with the outside of
exterior surface shall be gasketed.
.07.3

Cover Plate

The cover of the switch boxes to receive outlet points shall be of best anodized sheet cut
to shape and size as approved by the Owner.
For factory building and all other
mechanical Area. Standard Piano type switches hylam or formica cover plate of
minimum 3 to 5mm thk, all junction boxes, pulls boxes, boxes shall be provided with 3
mm thick anodized sheet cover in factory building and hylam / formica cover plate for
office building.
.07.4

Wire and Cables

The cables shall confirm to IS: 694. For all internal wiring PVC HR FRLS insulated
cables of 650/1100 volts grade, single core shall be used. The conductors shall be plain
annealed copper conductors complying with IS: 1554. The conductors shall be circular
stranded copper conductor. The minimum number and diameter of wires for circular
stranded conductor shall meet the requirements set out in
the relevant Indian
Standards.
The insulation shall be PVC HR FRLS compound complying with the requirements of
IS: 694. It shall be applied by an extrusion process and shall form a compact
homogeneous body. The thickness of PVC insulation shall be as set out in the
relevant standards.
The cores of all cables shall be identified by colors in accordance with the following
sequence.
Single phase
Three phase
Neutral

Red.
Red, Yellow, Blue
Black.

Earth

Green or Green/Yellow.

Means of identifying the Manufacturer shall be provided


cable.

throughout the length of

The earth continuity conductor shall be similar to circuit cables and shall be drawn
through conduit along with other circuit cables.
Separate circuit shall run for each water heater, kitchen equipment, window air
conditioner, and similar outlets at location as shown on drawings.
.07.5

Switches

.07.5.1 For Factory, Utility Area


Switches shall confirm to IS : 3854, IS : 1293 and IS : 4615. The switches shall be
single pole, single or two way and shown on the drawings or as specified. They shall be
of the INDUSTRIAL TOGGLE type rated for 250 Volt, and of full 5/15 Amp. capacity.
They shall be provided with insulated dollies and covers.
The switches shall be rocker operated with a quite operating mechanism with bounce
free snap action mechanism enclosed in an arc resistant chamber. The switches shall
have pure silver and silver cadmium contacts. The switches shall be INDUSTRIAL
TOGGEL TYPE . The make of the switches shall be as indicated in the drawings or
BOQ or as suggested and approved by the Owner. The switches installed in outdoor
area shall be industrial, metal clad type, and shall be provided in weather proof
enclosures, complete with weather proof gasketed covers.
.07.5.2 For Office Area
Switches shall confirm to IS : 3854, IS : 1293 and IS : 4615. The switches shall be
single pole, single or two way and shown on the drawings or as specified. They shall be
of the MODULAR TYPE type rated for 250 Volt, and of full 10/ 20 Amp. capacity.
They shall be provided with insulated dollies and covers.
The switches shall be rocker operated with a quite operating mechanism with bounce
free snap action mechanism enclosed in an arc resistant chamber. The switches shall
have pure silver and silver cadmium contacts. The switches shall be MODULAR type.
The make of the switches shall be as indicated in the drawings or BOQ or as
suggested and approved by the Owner. The switches installed in outdoor area shall be
industrial, metal clad type, and shall be provided in weather proof enclosures, complete
with weather proof gasketed covers.
.07.6

Sockets

The sockets shall conform to IS: 1293. Each sockets shall be provided with control
switch of appropriate rating. The sockets shall be moulded type, rated for 250 volts,
and either of full 5 Amp or 15 Amp. capacity, as mentioned on the drawings.
For Factory :
The INDUSTRIAL TYPE sockets shall conform to IS: 1293. Each sockets shall be
provided with control switch of appropriate rating. The INDUSTRIAL sockets shall be

METAL CLAD type, rated for 250 volts, and either of full 10 Amp or 20 Amp.
capacity, as mentioned on the drawings.
Sockets shall be of three pin type, the third pin being connected to earth continuity
conductor. The socket shall be flush modular type. The sockets installed in machine
room, plant room or wet / damp area shall be metal clad weather proof type. The
finishing and make of all the sockets shall be same as light switch. The socket shall
have fully sprung socket contacts and solid brass shrouded terminals to ensure
positive electrical connections.
The sockets shall be provided with automatic shutters, which opens only when earth pin
of the plug inserts in the socket.
07.7

Lighting Fixtures, Fans, Exhaust Fans

The light fixtures and fittings shall be assembled and installed in position complete
and ready for service, in accordance with details, drawings, Manufacturer's instructions and to the satisfaction of the Owner.
Pendant fixtures specified with overall seam lengths are subject to change and shall
be checked with conditions on the job and installed as directed. All suspended
fixtures shall be mounted rigid and fixed in position in accordance with drawings,
instructions and to the approval of the Owner. Fixtures shall be suspended true to
alignment, plumb, in level and capable of resisting all lateral and vertical forces and
shall be fixed as required.
All suspended light fixture, fans etc. shall be provided with concealed suspension
arrangement in the concrete slab roof members. It is the duty of the Contractor to
make these provisions at the appropriate stage of construction Exhaust fans shall be
fixed at a location as shown on the drawings or as directed at later stage. They shall
be plugged to a socket outlet installed at a convenient location near the fan. All switch
and outlet boxes, for fans and light fittings shall be bonded to earth with1.5 mm 2 PVC
insulated copper conductor wire or equivalent stranded copper wire. Wires shall be
connected to all fixtures through connector blocks. Wires brought out from junction
boxes / outlet boxes shall be encased in GI flexible pipes for to fixtures concealed in
suspended ceiling. The flexible pipes shall be fixed to the junction / outlet boxes and at
the fixtures with brass bush and double check nut. The G.I flexible pipes, wherever
used shall be of make and quality approved by the Owner.
.08

Installation
.08.1

Concealed / surface wiring system with rigid P.V.C conduits

Rigid PVC conduits shall be used for concealed wiring system. The conduits shall
be concealed in the concrete slab, floor, walls, beams, columns etc.
.08.1.1 Fixing Of Conduits
Conduits embedded in concrete shall be installed in the framework before pouring
concrete. The conduits shall be installed above the bottom reinforcing bars, and
shall provide positive wire fastening of the conduit to the rein forcing rods at an interval
of not more than one meter, but on either side of couplers or bends or outlet / pull /

junction boxes or similar fittings, proper hold fast shall be fixed at a distance of 30 cm
from the center of such fittings. Conduits embedded in the wall shall be fixed inside the
chase. The chase in the wall shall be neatly made and be of ample dimensions to
permit the conduit to be fixed in the manner desired. In the case of building under
construction, chase shall be provided in the wall at the time of their construction and
shall be filled up neatly with cement mortar 1:4 after erection of conduit and brought to
the original finish of the wall. Cutting of horizontal chases in walls is prohibited. The
conduits shall be fixed inside the chase by means of staples or by means of saddles
not more than 60 cm apart.
Conduits shall be so arranged as to facilitate easy drawing of wires through them.
Entire conduit layout shall be done in such a way as to avoid additional junction boxes
other than light points. The wiring shall be done in a looping manner. All the looping
shall be done in either switch boxes or outlet boxes. Looping in junction or pull
boxes are strictly not allowed. Where conduits cross building expansion joints,
adequate expansion fittings or other approved devices shall be used to take care of any
relative movement.
All conduits shall be installed so as to avoid steam and hot water pipes.
Conduits shall be installed in such a way that the junction, derivation and pull boxes
shall always be accessible for Repairs and maintenance work. The location of junction /
pull boxes shall be marked on the shop drawings and approved by the Owner.
A separation of 200 mm shall be maintained between electrical conduits and hot water
lines in the building.
No run of conduit shall exceed ten meters between adjacent draw in points nor shall it
contain more than two right angle bends or other derivation from the straight line.
Caution shall be exercised in using the PVC conduits in location where ambient
temperature is 50 degree Celsius or above. Use of PVC conduits in places where
ambient temperature is more than 60 degree C is prohibited. The entire conduit system
including boxes shall be thoroughly cleaned after completion of installations and before
drawing of wires.
Conduit system shall be erect and straight as far as possible. Traps where water may
accumulate from condensation are to be avoided and if unavoidable, suitable provision
for draining the water shall be made.
All jointing method shall be subject to the approval of the Owner.
Separate conduits shall be provided for the following system.

15 / 20 Amp. Power outlets.


5/10 Amp. Outlets and lighting system.
Telephone / intercom / CCTV / Fire Alarm / Music & public address system etc.
Computer.
UPS Power.

.08.1.2 Conduit Joints


Conduits shall be joined by means of plain couplers. Where there are long runs of
straight conduit, inspection type couplers shall be provided at intervals, as approved by
the Owner. The conduits shall be thoroughly cleaned before making the joints. In case
of plain coupler joints, proper jointing material like a vinyl solvent cement (gray in
colour) or any material as recommended by the Manufacturer shall be used.
.08.1.3 Bends in Conduit
Wherever necessary, bends or diversions may be achieved by bending the conduits or
by employing normal bends. No bends shall have radius less than 2.5 times outside
diameter of the conduit. Heat may be used to soften the PVC conduit for bending, but
while applying heat to the conduit, the conduit shall be filled with sand to avoid any
damage to the conduit.
.08.1.4 Outlets
All the outlets for fittings, switches etc. shall be boxes of substantial construction. In
order to minimize condensation or sweating inside the conduits, all outlets of conduit
system shall be properly drained and ventilated, but in such a manner as to prevent the
entry of insects, etc. Fixing between conduit and boxes, outlet boxes, switch boxes
and the like must be provided with entry spouts and smooth PVC bushes. Joints
between conduit and any type of boxes shall be effected by means of conduit couplers
in to each of which shall be coupled smooth PVC bush from inside the box. In any
case all the joints shall be fully watertight.
.08.1.5 Bunching of Cables
Cables of AC supply of different phase shall be bunched in separate conduits. The
number of insulated wires / cables that may be drawn into the conduits shall be as per
the following table. In this table, the space factor does not exceed 40%. However, in
any case conduits having lesser than 19 mm diameter shall not be used Wires carrying
current shall be so bunched in the conduit that the outgoing and return wires are drawn
into the same conduit. Wires originating from two different phases shall not be run in
the same conduit.
.08.3

Switch and Socket

Switches shall be installed at 900 mm above finished floor level unless otherwise
indicated on the drawings. The switch controlling the light point or fan shall be connected
on to the phase wire of the circuit and neutral shall be continuous, having no fuse or
switch installed in the line except at the D.B. All fan regulators shall be fixed inside the
switch boxes on adjustable flat MS strips /plates with tapped holes and brass machine
screws, leaving ample space at the back and sides for accommodating wires.
The cover plates to the switch box shall be fixed by means of sunk head brass cadmium
screws.

Where two or more switches and fan regulators are installed together, they shall be
provided with one gang cover plate with knockouts to accommodate required number of
switches, sockets and regulators.
The switch controlling the socket outlet shall be on the phase wire of the circuit. The
third pin of the socket shall be connected to the earth continuity conductor of the circuit.
The switch boxes, installed back-to-back in the same wall shall be offset from each
other, 150 mm horizontally, to preclude noise transmission,
.09

Drawing of Conductors
The drawing and joining of copper conductor or wires shall be executed with due
regard to the following precautions, while drawing insulated wires into the conduits, care
shall be taken to avoid scratches and kinks which may cause age of conductors. There
shall be no sharp bends.
Insulation shall be shaved off for a length of 15 mm at the end of wire like sharpening of
a pencil and it shall not be removed by cutting it square or ringing.
PVC insulated copper conductor wire ends before connection hall be properly soldered
(at least 15 mm length) with Soldering flux/copper solder, for copper conductor.
Strands of wires shall not be cut for connecting to the terminals. All strands of wires
shall be soldered at the end before connection. The connecting brass-screws shall
have flat ends.
All looped joints shall be soldered and connected through terminals block / connectors.
The pressure applied to tighten terminal screws shall be just adequate, neither too
much nor too less. Conductors having nominal cross section area exceeding 4
sq.mm shall always be provided with crimping type cable sockets. At all bolted
terminals, brass flat washer of large area and approved steel spring washers shall be
used. Brass nuts and bolts shall be used for all connections.
Only certified wireman and cable jointers shall be employed to do joining work.
For all internal wiring PVC HR FRLS insulated wires of 650/1100 volts grade shall be
used. The sub-circuit wiring for point shall be carried out in looping system and no joint
shall be allowed in the length of the conductors.
No wire shall be drawn in to any conduit, until all work of any nature that may cause
injury to wire is completed. Care shall be taken in pulling the wires so that no damage
occurs to the insulation of the wire.
Before the wires are drawn into the conduits the conduits shall be thoroughly cleaned
of moisture, dust, and dirt or any other obstruction by forcing compressed air through
the conduits.

.10

Joints
The wiring shall be by looping back system, and hence all joints shall be made at main
switches, distribution boards, socket outlets, lighting outlets and switch boxes only. No
joints shall be made inside conduits and junction boxes. Conductors shall be continuous
from outlet to outlet. Joints where unavoidable, due to any specified reasons, prior
permission in writing shall be obtained from the Consultant/Owner before making such
connections. Joints by twisting conductors are prohibited.

.11

Load balancing
Balancing of circuits in three phase installation shall be planned before the
commencement of wiring and shall be strictly adhered to.

.12

Earthing
All earthing systems shall be in accordance with IS: 3043 - 1985 code of practice for
earthing.
The type and size of earthing wire shall be as specified in clauses, under the heading of
cables.

.13

Testing of Installation
Before a completed installation is put into service, the following tests shall be complied
with:
.13.1

Insulation Resistance

The insulation resistance shall be measured by applying 500 Volt megger with all fuses
in places, MCB and all switches closed.
The insulation resistance of an installation, measured shall not be less than 50 mega
ohms divided by the number of points on the circuit.
The insulation resistance shall be measured between
Earth to phase
Earth to neutral
Phase to neutral
.13.2

Earth Continuity Path

The earth continuity conductors shall be tested for electrical continuity and the electrical
resistance of the same along with the earthing lead but excluding any added resistance
or earth leakage circuit-breaker, measured from the connection, with the earth
electrode to any point in the earth continuity conductor in the completed installation
and shall not exceed one ohm.
.13.3

Polarity of Single Pole Switches

A test shall be made to verify that every no-linked, single pole switch is connected to one
of the phase of the supply system.
.13.4

Completion Certificates

All the above tests shall be carried out in presence of the Owner and the Consultants,
and the results shall be recorded in a prescribed forms. Any default during the testing

shall be immediately rectified and that section of the installation shall be re tested. The
completed test result forms shall be submitted to the Owner for approval.
On completion of an electric installation a certificate
shall be furnished by the
Contractor, countersigned by the certified supervisor under whose direct supervision
the installation was carried out. This certificate shall be in a prescribed form as required
by the local electric supply authority.
9.

LIGHT FIXTURES

.01

Scope
The scope of work shall cover the supply, installation and testing of various types of light
fixtures. The scope also includes the supply of heavy duty exhaust fan and ceiling fan.

.02

Standards
.02.1

The following standards and rules shall be applicable:

(a)
(b)

IS 3646
IS 1913

1960 Code of practice for interior illuminator.


1969 General and Safety requirements for
electric lighting fittings.

(c) Indian Electricity Act and Rules issued there under.


.02.2

.03

All codes and standards mean the latest. Where not specified otherwise the
installation shall generally follow the Indian Standard Code of Practice or the
relevant British Standard Code of Practice in the absence of Indian Standard.

General Requirements
All fixtures shall be complete with accessories and fixings necessary for installation
whether so detailed under fixture description or not.
Fixture housing, frame or canopy shall provide a suitable cover for the fixture outlet box
of fixture opening.
Fixture shall be installed at mounting heights as detailed on the drawings or instructed
on site by the Owner's representative.
Fixtures and/or fixture outlet boxes shall be provided with hangers to adequately support
the complete weight of the fixture. Design of hangers and method of fastening other than
shown on the drawings or herein specified shall be submitted to the Owner's
representative for approval.
Fixture shall be completely wired and constructed to comply with the regulations and
standards for Electric Lighting Fixtures, unless otherwise specified. Fixtures shall bear
Manufacturers name and the factory inspection label unless otherwise approved.
Wiring within the fixture and for connection to the branch circuit wiring shall be not less
than 1.5 sq. mm. copper for 250 Volt application. Wire insulation shall suit the
temperature conditions inside the fixture and wires bypassing the choke shall be heat
protected with a heat resistant sleeve.
Metal used in lighting fixtures shall be not less than 22 SWG or heavier if so required to
comply with specifications or standards. Sheet steel reflectors shall have a thickness of
not less than 20 SWG. The metal parts of the fixtures shall be completely free from burrs

and tool marks. Solder shall not be used as mechanical fastening device on any parts of
the fixture.
Ferrous metal shall be Galvanized and given a corrosion resistant phosphate treatment
or other approved rust inhibiting prim coat to provide a rust-proof base before application
of finish.
Non-reflecting surfaces such as fixture frames and trim shall be Aluminum die cast.
All the fixtures are as per the IP - 54 insulation class
The Contractor shall be responsible for measuring the level of illumination after
installation.
Lighting fixtures shall be designed for minimum glare and for continuous operation under
specified atmospheric condition.
All fixtures shall be complete with accessories like power factor improvement capacitors,
ballast, ignitor etc.
Fluorescent fixture shall be of sheet steel casing with corrosion resistance finish. It shall
be provided with separate wiring channel with cover plate and an earth terminal. All
screw shall be chromium brass only. Lamp and starter holders shall be of tough moulded
plastic with spring loaded rotor type connector. Condensers shall be low loss paper
impregnated hermetically sealed. Internal wiring shall be neatly clipped and where by
passing the ballast, a suitable heat resistance barrier or sleeve shall be provided.
.04

.05

Reflector
.04.1

Light reflecting surface shall be mirror finished having the reflection factor of not
less than 80%. All parts of reflector shall be completely covered by finish and free
from irregularities. It shall be capable of withstanding a 6 mm. radius bend
without showing sign of cracking, peeling or loosening from the base metal.
Finish shall be capable of withstanding 72 hours exposure to ultra violet sun lamp
placed 10 cm. from the surface without discoloration, hardening or warping and
retain the same reflection factor after exposure. Test result shall be furnished for
each lot of fixtures.

.04.2

Lighting fixture reflectors shall generally be Manufactured from sheet steel of


aluminum of not less than 20 SWG. They shall be readily removable from the
housing for cleaning and maintenance without disturbing the lamps and without
the use of tools. They shall be security mounted to the housing by means of
positive fastening devices of a captive type.

.04.3

Polystyrene egg-box type louvers shall be provided whenever specified.


Appropriate captive type fixing devices shall be incorporated for securing these.

Ballast
.05.1

Lighting fixtures ballasts shall be designed Manufactured and supplied in


accordance with the relevant standard IS 6616, Electronic type and shall function
satisfactorily under site conditions specified. The ballasts shall have a long
service life and low power loss.

.05.2

Ballasts shall be mounted using self-licking, anti-vibration fixings and shall be


easy to remove without removing the fittings.

.05.3

.06

.07

.08

.09

Ballast shall contain a thermosetting type compound not subject to softening or


liquefying under any operating conditions or upon ballast failure. The ballasts
shall be of the inductive and heavy duty type Filled with polyester of equivalent.
They shall be free from hum and protected from the atmospheres. Ballasts which
produce a humming sound shall be replaced free of cost by the supplier. HPMV
lamp ballasts shall be provided with suitable tapping.

Starters
.06.1

Lighting fixtures starters shall be of the safety type (i.e. if the lamps fails to ignite
at the first start, no further starting must be possible without attending to the tube
light. Starters shall have bimetal electrodes and high mechanical strength.

.06.2

Starters shall be replaceable without disturbing the reflector or lamps and without
the use of any tool. Starters shall have brass contacts and radio interference
capacitor.

Capacitors
.07.1

Lighting fixture capacitors shall have a constant value of capacitors and shall be
connected across the supply of individual lamp circuits.

.07.2

Each capacitor shall be suitable for operation at 240 volts 5% single phase 50
Hz with a suitable value of Capacitance ( Mfd) so as to correct the power factor
of lists corresponding lamp circuit to the extent of 0.98 lag.

.07.3

The capacitors shall be hermetically sealed preferably in metal container to


prevent seepage of impregnating material and ingress of moisture.

Lamp Holders
.08.1

Lamp holders for fluorescent tubes shall be of the spring loaded, low contact
resistance, bi-pin rotor type, resistant to wear and suitable for operation at the
specified temperature, without deterioration in insulation valve, contact resistance
of lamp holding quality. The shall hold the lamp in position under normal condition
of shock and vibration.

.08.2

Lamp-holders for incandescent and HPSV lamps, Metal Halide Lamp shall be
Manufactured in accordance with relevant standards and designed to give long
and satisfactory service.

Luminaires
.09.1

Metal Halide , HPSV fixture shall be of single die cast aluminum made out of LM6
Housing / canopy, anodized high purity aluminum reflector, toughened glass at
the front and die cast aluminum control gear box complete with all accessories
mention in 3.22 with pre wired up to connector block and loop in and loop out
facilities.

.09.2
.10

.11

Canopy Lighting / Industrial low bay fitting shall be of die cast aluminum
housing, high purity Al. Reflector, acrylic cover and wire guard.

Lamps
.10.1

Lamps shall be supplied and installed in all lighting fixtures furnished under this
contract.

.10.2

Lamps used for temporary lighting service shall not be used in the final lamping
of fixture units.

.10.3

Lamps shall be of wattage and type as shown on the drawings and schedules.
Where not shown, the details shall be ascertained from the Owner before
procurement.

.10.4

Lamps for permanent installation shall not be placed in the fixtures until so
directed by the Owner's representative, and this shall be accomplished directly
before the respective portions are ready for occupation.

Test
The following routine tests shall be conducted as per the relevant Indian Standards:
a) Each fixture shall be tested at 1500 volts r.m.s. 50 Hz for one minute and no
flashover of breakdown shall occur between current carrying parts and ground.
b) Insulation resistance of each fixture shall be tested at 500 V.D.C. and the insulation
resistances so measured shall not be less than 2 mega ohms between all current
carrying parts and ground.
c) Each fixture complete with its proper lamp/lamps shall be shown to operate
satisfactorily at its normal voltage and frequency.
d) Each fixture shall be examined visually to ensure that it is complete in all respects
and satisfactorily finished.
e) Type and routine test certificates shall be submitted for tests conducted as per
relevant IS/BS for the fixture and accessories.

10.

EXTERNAL LIGHTING

.01

Scope
This section relates to specifications for supply (wherever called for), installation,
connection, testing and commissioning of street lighting and flood lighting installation of
the project.
The job comprises of the following:
Street & Flood lighting pole
Cable laying
Wiring to the fixture
Earthing

.02

System
.02.1

The street lighting installation for the project shall be carried out by use of
outdoor type, weather proof luminaires, to be mounted on tubular steel pole.

.03

.02.2

Electric power supply at 415 volt, three phase, four wire, 50 Hz. to be tapped
from the street lighting panel.

.02.3

The electric power shall be distributed to the street lighting poles through electric
cables and shall be distributed equally on three phase of the electric power
supply system.

.02.4

Individual control MCB with junction box shall be provided on each poles. The
junction box shall be weather proof, having gasketed hinged cover.

.02.5

The street light poles shall be earthed individually with coil type earth station
using 8 SWG G.I wire.

.02.6

Electric cable required for the street lighting installation shall be 1100 volt grade,
XLPE insulated and PVC sheathed, armoured cable having stranded Al.
conductor of rating as mentioned in the drawing / BOQ.

Standards
The following standards and rules shall be applicable :
IS 1913

General and safety requirements for light fitings.

IS 1944

Code of practice for lighting public thoroughfares.

IS 3528

Water proof electric lighting fittings.

IS 3553

Water tight electric lighting fittings.

IS 1239

M.S. tubular and other wrought steel pipe fittings.

IS 10322
Luminaire for street lighting.
( Parts / Sec. 3 )
Indian Electricity Act and rules.
All codes and standards mean the latest. Where not specified otherwise the installation
shall generally follow the Indian Standard Code of Practice or the British Standard Code
of Practice in the absence of Indian Standard.
.04

Lighting Poles
The street light poles shall be fabricated from heavy duty cold-rolled steel tubes
conforming to IS : 1239 and hot dip galvanized or painted as specified.
The street light pole shall be fabricated as per the details and dimensions shown in the
drawing.
The street light poles shall have base plate, a large excess panel, and necessary fixture
mounting bracket at top.
The access panel shall provide easy access to a multiway connector and MCB, to be
mounted inside the pole. The access shall be specially fabricated with adequate
reinforcement and weather protection gasket to prevent ingress of moisture and vandal
proofed.
Poles shall have large diameter entries for incoming and outgoing cables and two earth
studs.
The poles fabricated shall conform to the drawings and where such drawing is not
available, the Contractor shall make such drawing and have it approved before
fabricated.

The pole shall house a multiway ELMEX type terminal block and MCB as shown on the
drawings. Poles shall have concrete coping.
.05

Cable Laying
Electric cable for the street lighting installation shall follow specification under the
heading L.T XLPE cable.
Cable shall be terminated in a 4-way terminal block inside the pole or to the attached
junction box as shown on drawings.
Cable route shall be as shown on the drawings or the Contractor shall mark out the route
and lay the cables only upon approval of the route.
Cable laying shall be done with excavation, backfilling of trench with sand & bricks at
bottom & top.

.06

Earthing
All street light fixtures and poles shall be earthed as specified under section
EARTHING.
Earth electrode shall be of 8 SWG coil type and shall otherwise meet to the specification
given under heading Earthing.

.07

Installation
Street lighting installation shall be carried out as per details shown in the drawing.
The poles shall be erected in perfect plumb with concrete foundation at a location shown
in the drawing. The foundation shall be designed to withstand the static load as well as
wind velocity and bending moment of the pole and shall be approved by the Owner prior
to execution.
The junction box shall then be clamped to the erected pole as per details shown in the
drawing.
The luminaires shal also be installed on the pole and be electrically wired to the
respective junction box.
The cable lay out shall follow the tentative route as shown in the drawing. In case of any
constraint on the cable route the same shall be brought to notice of the Owner.
The cable lay out shall be carried out in an underground manner and the said installation
complete with electric connections.
Earthing installation shall follow the details for the same shown in the drawing.
The earthing station ( coil type ) and the earthing grid installation shall be carried out as
per the specification for the said works given in section under title Earthing of this
tender document.
On completion of the installation, the street light poles shall be painted with two coats of
metal primer ( Red Oxide ) followed by two coats of Synthetic enamel of the shade as
approved by the Engineer.
The brackets shall be made of 38 mm. NB MS class B pipe approx. 1.8 mtr. long bent
at the centre at an angle 120 C. with necessary holding brackets, hold fasts etc. with
special reducer at the end to accommodate type of street light fitting to be fixed. Bracket
shall have 1 coat of anti-corrosion paint before dispatch to site and 2 coats of approved
make and shade of aluminium paint. This bracket shall also be provided with one M.S.

water tight box complete with the connector, neutral link, re wireable fuse etc. See
enclosed drawings of street light poles.
Installation of poles shall be done as per enclosed drawings of street light poles. The
depth of pole to be burried in ground shall be 1/5th of the total pole length or as specified
in drawing, whichever is more. Special care shall be taken in erecting poles so that these
are not strained or damaged during erection and are firmly stayed till the foundation are
secured. The pole shall be grouted inside ground pit (cross-section 600 x 600 mm.) with
cement concrete 1:2:4. Before the placement of concrete around pole in the pit,
necessary conduit pipes (not less than 25 mm. dia.) shall be placed for facilitating
drawing of cables. Separate conduit shall be provided for incoming and outgoing cables.
The cement concrete shall be protected from pre matured drying by curing for at east 7
days after pouring. All concrete surface from 150 mm. below ground level to top shall be
finished smooth with cement mortar 1:4.
This includes fixing of street light fittings complete with accessories and lamps at the end
of the pole / bracket, connecting it with 3 x 2.5 mm. aluminium conductor, PVC insulated
cable from water tight Non Metallic box, testing, commissioning. Third core shall be
connected with earthing point of light fitting at one end and earthing point of marshalling
box at the other end.
.08

General Notes for Street Lighting


For supplying and laying of cables, technical specification (wiring) shall be applicable
reference shall be made under heading Cable Work elsewhere in the tender.
For street light poles along roads, nearest finished road level shall be taken as ground
level and for poles along compound wall / away from roads, existing ground / finished
ground shall be taken as ground level.
Distance of 1 mtr. shall be maintained between centre of pole and centre of kerb of road.
For compound wall poles, distance between compound wall and poles shall be 3 mtrs.
A loop of 1.5 mtr. of cable shall be provided near each street light pole for all incoming
and outgoing cable.

.09

Method of Measurement
Installation, connection, testing and commissioning of each light fitting with lamp, control
gear, earthing etc. shall be considered as one unit for measurement and payment.
Supply, installation, connection, testing and commissioning of each lighting pole,
concrete coping / foundation, base plate, junction box / access panel, internal connection
from fuse to the light fixture with 2.5 mm. copper conductor wire, earthing etc. shall be
considered as one unit for measurement and payment.
All cabling work shall be measured on the basis of unit length and the cost shall include,
cost of cable, excavation, laying, back filling, cable terminations and connection in
junction box or pole terminal box etc.

11.

HIGH MAST LIGHTING TOWER

.01

Scope
The scope of this specification covers the Manufacture, transport, installation, testing
and commissioning of the complete lighting system, using Raising and Lowering type of

High mast Towers, including the Civil Foundation Works. The owner will only provide the
supply point and the feeder cable of the required size, up to the bottom of the high mast.
However, all items required for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the
lighting system, including the high mast, whether explicitly stated in the following pages
or not, shall be included by the Contractor.
.02

Applicable Standards
The following shall be the Reference Standards for the loading of the High mast:
Code No.
a) I.S.875 (Part III) 1987
b) BSEN 10025.
c) BS.ISO 1461.
e) TR. No.7 1996 of ILE, UK.

.03

Title
Code and practice for design loads for
Structures.
Grades of MS. Plates
Galvanizing
Specification for Mast and foundation

Highmast
.03.01 Structure
The High mast shall be of continuously tapered, polygonal cross section, at least 20
sided, presenting a good and pleasing appearance and shall be based on proven InTension design conforming to the standards referred to above, to give an assured
performance, and reliable service. The structure shall be suitable for wind loadings as
per IS 875 part3 1987.
.03.02 Construction
The mast shall be Manufactured using special steel plates, conforming to BS-EN10-025
and shall be delivered in multiple sections of effective length 10 meters. Thus an 16 m
mast shall be delivered in two sections to site. Each section shall be fabricated out of
single plate duly folded and welded. There shall be only one longitudinal seam weld per
section. Sections with more than one weld, circumferential or longitudinal, shall not be
accepted. At site the sections shall be joined together by slip-stressed-fit method. No site
welding or bolted joint shall be done on the mast. The minimum over lap distance shall
be 1.5 times the diameter at penetration. The minimum top/bottom diameter shall be
150/460 mm respectively. Plate thickness shall be 3 mm for top and 4 mm for bottom
sections respectively. Detailed design calculation of the mast shall be submitted for
verification along with the Type Test Certificate & Wind Tunnel Test Certificate of the
High mast.
The mast shall be provided with fully penetrated flange, which shall be free from any
lamination or incursion. The welded connection of the base flange shall be fully
developed to the strength of the entire section. The base flange shall be provided with
supplementary gussets between the bolt-holes to ensure elimination of helical stress
concentration. For the environmental protection of the mast, the entire fabricated mast
shall be hot dip galvanized, internally and externally, having a uniform average thickness

of 70 microns as per BSEN ISO 1461. Galvanizing shall be done in single dipping
method for better adhesion and life.
.03.02.1 Door Opening
An adequate door opening shall be provided at the base of the mast and the opening
shall be such that it permits clear access to equipment like winches, cables, plug and
socket, etc. and also facilitate easy removal of the winch. The door opening shall be
complete with a close fitting, vandal resistant, weatherproof door, provided with a heavyduty double internal lock with special paddle key.
The door opening shall be carefully designed and reinforced with welded steel section,
so that the mast section at the base shall be unaffected and undue buckling of the cut
portion is prevented. Size of door opening shall not be more than 1200 x 250 mm to
avoid buckling of the mast section under heavy wind conditions.
.03.03 Dynamic Loading for the Mast:
The mast structure shall be suitable to sustain an assumed maximum reaction arising
from a wind speed as per IS 875 (three second gust), and shall be measured at a height
of 10 meters above ground level. The design life of the mast shall be 25 years.
.03.04 Lantern Carriage
Fabrication
A fabricated Lantern Carriage shall be provided for fixing and holding the flood light
fittings and control gearboxes. The Lantern Carriage shall be of special design and shall
be of steel tube construction, the tubes acting as conduits for wires, with holes fully
protected by grommets. The Lantern Carriage shall be so designed and fabricated to
hold the required number of flood light fittings and the control gearboxes, and also have
a perfect self-balance. The Lantern Carriage shall be fabricated in two halves and joined
by bolted flanges with stainless steel bolts and nyloc type stainless steel nuts to enable
easy installation or removal from the erected mast. The inner lining of the carriage shall
be provided with protective PVC arrangement, so that no damage is caused to the
surface of the mast during the raising and lowering operation of the carriage. The entire
Lantern Carriage shall be hot dip galvanized after fabrication.
Junction Box
Weather proof junction box, made of Cast Aluminum shall be provided on the Carriage
Assembly as required, from which the inter-connections to the designed number of the
flood light luminaries and associated control gears fixed on the carriage, shall be made.
.03.05 Raising and lowering mechanism:
For the installation and maintenance of the luminaries and lamps, it will be necessary to
lower and raise the Lantern Carriage Assembly. To enable this, a suitable Winch
Arrangement shall be provided, with the winch fixed at the base of the mast and the
specially designed head frame assembly at the top.

.03.05.1 Winch
The winch shall be of completely self sustaining type, without the need for brake shoe,
springs or clutches. Each driving spindle of the winch shall be positively locked when
not in use, gravity activated PAWLS. Individual drum also should be operated for fine
adjustment of lantern carriage. The capacity, operating speed, safe working load,
recommended lubrication and serial number of the winch shall be clearly marked on
each winch.
The gear ratio of the winch shall be 53: 1. However, the minimum-working load shall be
not less than 750 kg. The winch shall be self-lubricating type by means of an oil bath and
the oil shall be readily available grades of reputed producers.
The winch drums shall be grooved to ensure perfect seat for stable and tidy rope lay,
with no chances of rope slippage. The rope termination in the winch shall be such that
distortion or twisting is eliminated and at least 5 to 6 turns of rope remains on the drum
even when the lantern carriage is fully lowered and rested on the rest pads. It should be
possible to operate the winch manually by a suitable handle or by an integral power tool.
It shall be possible to remove the double drum after dismantling, through the door
opening provided at the base of the mast. A test certificate shall be furnished by The
Contractor from the original equipment Manufacturer, for each winch in support of the
maximum load operated by the winch.
3.05.2 Head Frame:
The head frame, which is to be designed, as a capping unit of the mast, shall be of
welded steel construction, galvanized both internally and externally after assembly. The
top pulley shall be of appropriate diameter, large enough to accommodate the stainless
steel wire ropes and the multi-core electric cable. The pulley block shall be made of
non-corrodible material, and shall be of die cast Aluminum Alloy (LM-6). Pulley made of
synthetic materials such as Plastic or PVC is not acceptable. Self-lubricating bearings
and stainless steel shaft shall be provided to facilitate smooth and maintenance free
operation for a long period. The pulley assembly shall be fully protected by a canopy
galvanized internally and externally.
Close fitting guides and sleeves shall be provided to ensure that the ropes and cables do
not dislodged from their respective positions in the grooves. The head frame shall be
provided with guides and stops with PVC buffer for docking the lantern carriage.
3.05.3 Stainless Steel Wire Ropes:
The suspension system shall essentially be without any intermediate joint and shall
consist of only non-corrodible stainless steel of AISI 316 grade.
The stainless steel wire ropes shall be of 7/19 constructions, the central core being of
the same material. The overall diameter of the rope shall not be less than 6 mm. The
breaking load of each rope shall not be less than 2350 kg. giving a factor of safety of
over 5 for the system at full load as per the TR-7 referred to in the beginning of this
specification. The end constructions of ropes to the winch drum shall be fitted with
talurit. The thimbles shall be secured on ropes by compression splices. Two continuous
lengths of stainless steel wire ropes shall be used in the system and no intermediate

joints are acceptable in view of the required safety. No intermediate joints/terminations,


either bolted or else, shall be provided on the wire ropes between winch and lantern
carriage.
.03.06 Electrical System, Cable and Cable Connections
A suitable terminal box shall be provided as part of the contract at the base compartment
of the high mast for terminating the incoming cable. The electrical connections from the
bottom to the top shall be made by special trailing cable. The cable shall be EPR
insulated and PCP sheathed to get flexibility and endurance. Size of the cable shall be
minimum 5 core 2.5 sq mm copper. The cable shall be of reputed make. At the top there
shall be weather proof junction box to terminate the trailing cable. Connections from the
top junction box to the individual luminaries shall be made by using 3 core 1.5 sq. mm
flexible PVC cables of reputed make.
Also, suitable provision shall be made at the base compartment of the mast to facilitate
the operation of internally mounted, electrically operated power tool for raising and
lowering of the lantern carriage assembly. The trailing cables of the lantern carriage
rings shall be terminated by means of specially designed, metal clad, multipoint plug
and socket provided in the base compartment to enable easy disconnection when
required.
.03.07 Power Tool for the Winch
A suitable, high-powered, electrically driven, internally mounted power tool, with manual
over ride shall be supplied for the raising and lowering of the lantern carriage for
maintenance purposes. The speed of the power tool shall be to suit the system. The
power tool shall be single speed, provided with a motor of the required rating. The power
tool shall be supplied complete with suitable control. The capacity and speed of the
electric motor used in the power tool shall be suitable for the lifting of the design load
installed on the lantern carriage.
The power tool mounting shall be so designed that it will be not only self supporting but
also aligns the power tool perfectly with respect to the winch spindle during the operations.
Also, a handle for the manual operation of the winches in case of problems with the
electrically operated tool, shall be provided and shall incorporate a torque limiting device.
The power tool operation shall always be through a separate torque-limiting device to
protect the wire ropes from over stretching. It shall be mechanical with suitable load
adjusting device. The torque limitor shall trip the load when it exceeds the adjusted limits.
There shall be suitable provision for warning the operator once the load is tripped off. The
torque limitor is a requirement as per the relevant standards in view of the over all safety
of the system. Each mast shall have its own power tool motor.
.03.08 Lightning Finial
One number heavy duty hot dip galvanized lighting finial shall be provided for each mast.
The lightning finial shall be minimum 1.2 M in length and shall be provided at the center
of the head frame. It shall be bolted solidly to the head frame to get a direct conducting
path to the earth through the mast. The lightning finial shall not be provided on the
lantern carriage under any circumstances in view of safety of the system.

.03.09 Aviation Obstruction Lights


Suitable Aviation Obstruction Lights of reliable design and reputed Manufacturer shall be
provided on top of each mast.
.03.10 Earthing Terminals
Suitable earth terminal using 12 mm diameter stainless steel bolts shall be provided at a
convenient location on the base of the Mast, for lightning and electrical earthing of the
mast.
.03.11 Feeder Pillar
Each mast shall be provided with a feeder pillar fabricated out of 14 SWG CRCA sheet
and finished with two coats of red oxide primer and grey enamel paint of shade 631 of
IS-5. The feeder pillar shall comprise of incoming 63 amp TPN MCB, Copper wiring,
outgoing terminals and contactors for reversing the motor.
.03.12 Incoming Power Cable
A cable of size 4 x 10 sq.mm Aluminum conductor, Armoured cable for power supply and
3 x 1.5 sq.mm Copper conductor Armoured cable for motor supply shall be provided
from feeder pillar to the base compartment of the high mast. Cable shall be taken to the
base compartment of the high mast through the provision made in the foundation.
12.

INSTALLATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING


The Scope Includes Supply ( wherever called for) install, test and commissioning of
entire electrical work from the point of 33 /11 KV OUT DOOR SWITCH YARD, 33 KV /
11 KV indoor Sub station till all points of power , light and earthing utilizations. The
scope includes, supervision work for civil work for electrical. The scope includes the
liaison work for requirement of approval from licensee, statutory authorities for the scope
of electrification under this tender.
The all required material supply, except for free supply items from the Owner shall be
included in the scope of work of the Contractor even if not mentioned, but required to
complete the electrification work under this work shall be included. No separate claim for
such item shall be claimed by the Contractor. If such items are identified by the
Contractor for any clarifications, ambiguity, the same shall be clarified prior to final offer
from the Contractor. The Contractor shall not claim on any extra item than after.
Equipment Erection Details
For equipment interconnection, the surfaces of equipment terminal pads, copper tube,
conductor & terminal clamps and connectors shall be properly cleaned. After cleaning,
contact grease shall be applied on the contact surfaces of equipment terminal pad,
copper tube /conductor and terminal clamps to avoid any air gap in between.
Subsequently bolts of the terminal pad/terminal connectors shall be tightened and the
surfaces shall be cleaned properly after equipment interconnection.

Cutting of the pipes wherever required shall be such as to avoid flaring of the ends.
Hence only a proper pipe cutting tool shall be used. Hack saw shall not be used.
Handling of equipment shall be done strictly as per Manufacturers/Nominated Suppliers
instructions/instruction manual.
Handling equipment, sling ropes etc. should be tested periodically before erection for
strength.
The slings shall be of sufficient length to avoid any damage to insulator due to excessive
swing, scratching by sling ropes etc.
Storage
The Contractor shall provide and construct adequate storage shed for proper storage of
equipments, where sensitive equipments shall be stored indoors. All equipments during
storage shall be protected against damage due to acts of nature or accidents. The
storage instructions of the equipment Manufacturer/Owner shall be strictly adhered to.
.01

Earthing
The scope includes supply, install, test and commissioning with all items required for
earthing.
The earthing shall be done in accordance with requirements given here under and
drawings. Measurement of soil resistivity and earth mat design calculations for
switchyard area shall be submitted by the Contractor for review by the Owner. The main
earth mat shall be laid in the switchyard area in accordance with the approved design
requirements.
Neutral points of systems of different voltages, metallic enclosures and frame works
associated with all current carrying equipments and extraneous metal works associated
with electric system shall be connected to a single earthing system unless stipulated
otherwise.
Earthing and lightning protection system installation shall be in strict accordance with the
latest editions of Indian Electricity Rules, relevant Indian Standards and Codes of
practice and Regulations existing in the locality where the system is installed.
a) Code of practice for Earthing IS: 3043
b) Code of practice for the protection of Building and an allied structure against lightning
IS: 2309.
c) Indian Electricity Rules 1956 with latest amendments.
d) National Electricity Safety code IEEE publication.
Earthing Conductor Layout
Earthing conductors in outdoor areas shall be buried at least 900 mm below finished
ground level unless stated otherwise.

Tap-connections from the earthing grid to the equipment/structure to be earthed, shall be


terminated on the earthing terminals of the equipment/structure as per Earthing Details.
Earthing conductors or leads along their run on cable trench, ladder, walls etc. shall be
supported by suitable welding/cleating at intervals of 750 mm. Wherever it passes
through walls, floors etc., galvanised iron sleeves shall be provided for the passage of
the conductor and both ends of the sleeve shall be sealed to prevent the passage of
water through the sleeves.
Earthing conductor around the building shall be buried in earth at a minimum distance of
1000 mm from the outer boundary of the building. In case high temperature is
encountered at some location, the earthing conductor shall be laid minimum 1500 mm
away from such location.
Earthing conductors crossing the road shall be laid 300 mm below road or at greater
depth to suit the site conditions.
Earthing conductors embedded in the concrete shall have approximately 50 mm
concrete cover.
Equipment and Structure Earthing
Earthing pads shall be provided for the apparatus/equipment at accessible position. The
connection between earthing pads and the earthing grid shall be made by two short
earthing leads (one direct and another through the support structure) free from kinks and
splices. In case earthing pads are not provided on the item to be earthed, same shall be
provided in consultation with Owner.
Whether specifically shown in drawings or not, steel/RCC columns, metallic stairs etc.
shall be connected to the nearby earthing grid conductor by two earthing leads.
Electrical continuity shall be ensured by bonding different sections of hand-rails and
metallic stairs.
Metallic pipes, conduits and cable tray sections for cable installation shall be bonded to
ensure electrical continuity and connected to earthing conductors at regular interval.
Apart from intermediate connections, beginning points shall also be connected to
earthing system.
Metallic conduits shall not be used as earth continuity conductor.
Wherever earthing conductor crosses or runs along metallic structures such as gas,
water, steam conduits, etc. and steel reinforcement in concrete it shall be bonded to the
same.
Jointing
Earthing connections with equipment earthing pads shall be bolted type. Contact
surfaces shall be free from scale, paint, enamel, grease, rust or dirt. Two bolts shall be
provided for making each connection. Equipment bolted connections, after being
checked and tested, shall be painted with anti corrosive paint/compound.

Connection between equipment earthing lead and main earthing conductors and
between main earthing conductors shall be welded type. For rust protections, the welds
should be treated with red lead and afterwards coated with two layers bitumen
compound to prevent Corrosion.
Steel to copper connections shall be brazed type and shall be treated to prevent
moisture ingression.
Resistance of the joint shall not be more than the resistance of the equivalent length of
the conductor.
All ground connections shall be made by electric arc welding. All welded joints shall be
allowed to cool down gradually to atmospheric temperature before put- ting any load on
it. Artificial cooling shall not be allowed.
Bending of earthing rod shall be done preferably by gas heating.
All arc welding with large dia. conductors shall be done with low hydrogen content
electrodes.
The 50x6mm GS flat shall be clamped with the equipment support structures at 1000mm
interval.
Power Cable Earthing
Metallic sheaths and armour of all multi core power cables shall be earthed at both
equipment and switchgear end. Sheath and armour of single core power cables shall be
earthed at switchgear end only.
Earthing Conductors
General
All conductors buried in earth and concrete shall be of galvanised steel. All conductors
above ground level and earthing leads shall be of galvanised steel, except for cable
trench earthing.
Constructional Features
Galvanised Steel
a) Steel conductors above ground level shall be galvanised according to IS: 2629.
b) The minimum weight of the zinc coating shall be 610 gm/sq. m. and minimum
thickness shall be 85 microns.
c) The galvanised surfaces shall consist of a continuous and uniformly thick coating of
zinc, firmly adhering to the surfaces of steel. The finished surface shall be clean and
smooth and shall be free from defects like discoloured patches, bare spots, unevenness
of coating, spelter which is loosely attached to the steel globules, spiky deposits,

blistered surfaces, flaking or peeling off etc. The presence of any of these defects
noticed on visual or microscopic inspection shall render the material liable to rejection.
Tests
In accordance with stipulations of the specifications galvanised steel shall be subjected
to four one minute dips in copper sulphate solution as per IS: 2633.
Procedure for Soil Resistivity Measurement
Soil resistivity measurement should be carried out with the earth tester. Please check the
calibration report before performing the measurement. Also check
The measurement should be strictly followed as per procedure given in IS 3043 (Wenner
method of measurement)
Some Guidelines
The depth of burial of electrode 1/20th of electrode separation
Electrodes to be in straight line & co-planar
Minimum spacing 0.5 m to 1.0 m
Preferred electrode spacing;
0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 20, 32 (Small station) or
0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 (Large station) etc
Resistivity should be measured in all 8 directions
For good contact stand electrode in tamped mud or pour a little water around it
If resistivity reading is inconsistent repeat it by varying s
Ensure current and potential circuits do not have excessive resistance due to poor
connection or excessive resistance near electrodes
Lay wires to electrodes to minimize mutual inductance
Avoid recently filled area
Earth
Resistivity measured for electrode
spacing a is a measure of resistivity up to depth a
P
Pelectrode
C2
Prepare graph of resistivityC1versus
spacing, which reflects variation of soil
Tester
1
2
resistivity with respect to depth

C2

b
a

.02

Lightning Protection
Direct stroke lightning protection
station at individual consumer.

shall be provided in the for 33 & 11 KV indoor sub

The lightning protection system shall not be in direct contact with underground metallic
service ducts and cab.
Conductors of the lightning protection system shall not be connected with the conductors
of the safety earthing system above ground level.
Down conductors shall be cleated on the structures at 600 mm interval.
Connection between each down conductor and rod electrodes shall be made via test
joint (pad type compression clamp) located approximately 1500 mm above ground level.
The rod electrode shall be further joined with the main earthing.
Lightning conductors shall not pass through or run inside G.I. conduits.
.05

Power Control Centres / Motor Control


Control Panels & Busducts

Centre, Distribution Boards,

Erection
Electrical panels and bus duct shall be delivered in convenient shipping section by the
Owner. The Contractor shall make his own arrangement for safe transportation of all the
items to the erection site and also carry out complete loading/unloading during
transportation. The Contractor shall be responsible for final assembly and inter
connection of bus bar / wiring. Foundation channel shall be grouted in the flooring by
the Contractor. Switchgear shall be aligned and leveled on their base channels and
bolted or tack welded to them as per the instructions of the Engineer. The earth bus
shall be made continuous throughout the length. Loosely supplied relays and
instruments shall be mounted and connected on the Switchgear. The contacts of the
draw-out circuit breakers shall be checked for proper alignment and interchange ability.
After erection the switch board shall be inspected for dust and vermin proof. Any hole
which might allow dust or vermin etc. to enter the panel shall be plugged suitably at no
extra cost.
If the instrument transformer is supplied separately they shall be erected as per the
direction of the Engineer. The Contractor shall fix the cable glands after drilling the
bottom/ top plates of all switch boar-ds with suitable holes at no extra cost.
Range of overload relays/timers etc. shall be checked with requirement of motor actually
to be connected at site and if the same is under-sized /over-sized, it shall be brought to
the notice of Engineer, who shall arrange procurement of correct rated components.
However, the Contractor shall not charge anything extra for labour for such
replacements.
The bus duct shall be suitably supported between switchgear and transformer. The
opening in the wall where the duct enters the switchgear room shall be sealed to avoid

rain water entry. The foundation of the switchgear shall be raised suitably for minor
adjustment to ensure proper alignment and connection of the bus duct at no extra cost.
Expansion joints, flexible connection, etc. supplied by the Manufacturer / Contractor of
the bus duct shall be properly connected.
Testing
Before electrical panel is energised, the insulation resistance of each bus shall be
measured from phase to ground. Measurement shall be repeated with circuit breakers
in operating positions and contacts open.
Before switchgear is energised, the insulation resistance of all control circuits shall be
measured from line to ground.
The following tests shall be performed on all circuit breakers during erection.
i.

Contact alignment and wipe shall be checked and adjusted where necessary in
accordance with the breaker Manufacturer's instructions.

ii.

Each circuit breaker shall be drawn out of its cubicles, closed manually and its
insulation resistance measured from phase to phase and phase to ground.

iii.

All adjustable direct acting trip devices shall be set using values given by the
Engineer / Manufacturer.

iv.

The dielectric strength of insulating oil wherever applicable shall be checked.


Before switchgear is energised the following tests shall be performed on each
circuit breaker in its test position.

v.

Close and trip the circuit breaker from its local control switch push button or
operating handle. Switch gear control bus may be energised to permit test
operation of circuit breaker with AC closing with prior permission of the Engineer.

vi.

Test tripping of the electrically operated circuit breaker by operating mechanical


trip device.

vii.

Test proper operation of circuit breakers latch, check carriage limit switch
if provided.

viii. Test proper operation of lock-out device in the closing circuit. Wherever provided by
simulating conditions which would cause a lock-out to occur.
ix.

Trip beaker either manually or by applying current or voltage to each of its


associated protective relays.

x.

Before switchgear is energised, the tests covered above shall be repeated with
each breaker in its normal opera-ting position.

xi.

Capacitor banks shall be tested as per Manufacturer's instructions. In


addition, test for output and /or capacitance, Insulation resistance test and test for
efficiency of discharge device shall be carried out.

xii.

All electrical equipment alarms shall be tested for proper operation by


causing alarms to sound under simulated abnormal conditions.

Proforma for PCC, MCC, DB, Control Panel Test


Circuit breaker or The Contractor module designation / bus no.
Insulation resistance test (contacts open, Breaker racked in position ).
a.

between each phase of bus

: Mega ohm

b.

between each phase & earth

: Mega ohm

c.

DC and AC control & auxiliary circuits.

: Mega ohm

d.

between each phase of CT/PT and between CT & PT circuit if any


: Mega ohm
CT checks
a.
b.
c.

CT ratio.
CT secondary resistance.
CT polarity check.

Check for contact alignment and wipe.


Check / Test all releases / relays.
Check mechanical interlocks.
Check electrical interlocks.
Check switchgear / control panel wiring.
Check breaker / The Contractor circuit for
a.

closing-local and remote (wherever applicable)

b.

Tripping-local and remote (wherever applicable)

Opening time of breaker/ The Contractor


Closing time of breaker/ The Contractor
[ This proforma shall be jointly signed by the Engineer and the Contractor in duplicate.]
.06

Cabling along with Accessories


Cabling
The cabling from 33 KV & 11 KV OUT DOOR SWITCH YARD OR INDOOR SUB
STATION to 33 KV VCB panel & 11 KV VCB BREAKER PANEL at individual unit
holder Sub station within the Plant The HT Cable shall be laid in Underground Manner.
Trenching laying of cables (underground system):

Cable The cable trench work involves earth excavation for cable trench, back filling and
removal of excess earth from site. The work site shall be left as clean as possible.
Cables shall be so laid in trench that this will not interfere with other underground
structure. All water pipes, sewage lines or other structures which become exposed by
excavation shall be properly supported and protected from injury until the filling has been
rammed solidly in places under and around them. Any telephone or other cables coming
in the way are to be properly shielded / diverted as directed by the Owner / Consultant.
It shall be laid at minimum depth of 900 mm. in case of L.T. and 1500 mm. in case of
H.T. from ground level. Excavation will be generally in ordinary alluvial soil. The width of
trench shall be sufficient for laying of required no. of cables.
Sand bedding 75 mm. thick shall be made below and above the cables. Layer of bricks
(full size) shall be laid above sand bedding on the sides and above the of cables to cover
cable completely. More than one cable can be laid in the same trench by providing a
brick on edge between two cables. However, the relative location of cables in trench
shall be maintained till termination. The surface of the ground after back filling the earth
shall be made good so as to conform in all respects to the surrounded ground and to the
entire satisfaction of the Owner / Consultant.
For all underground cables, route markers should be used :
a) Separate route markers should be used for LT, HT and telephone cables.
b) Route markers should be grounded in ground with 1:2:4 cement concrete
pedestal size 230 x 230 x 300 mm..
c) Cable markers should be installed at an interval not exceeding 30 mtr. along the
straight routes of cables at a distance of 0.5 mtr. away from centre of cable with
the arrow marked on the cable markers plate indicating the location of cable.
Cable markers should also be used to identify change in direction of cable route
and for location of every joint in underground cable.
RCC hume pipe for crossing road in cable laying shall be provided by the Owner. No
deduction shall be made for cable laying in hume pipe for not providing bricks, sand and
excavation. RCC hump pipe at the ends shall be sealed by bituminous compound after
laying and testing of cables by Electrical Contractor without any extra charge.
The trench shall be excavated using manual and mechanical methods as per field
conditions. Most main roads are of asphalt surface and some of the roads with cement
concrete surface.
An air compressor with pneumatic drill or equivalent mechanical tool will be essential if
the road crossings are to be speedily made. Special system of laying hume pipe under
road without digging the surface may be adopted if feasible.
Where paved footpaths are encountered, the pavement slabs shall be properly stored
and reinstated. Identification markers of other services shall be properly stored and
restored.
The sides of the excavated trenches shall, wherever required, be well shored up with
timber and sheeting.

Suitable wooden/ sheet steel barriers should be erected between the cable trench and
pedestrian/ motorway to prevent accidents. The barrier could be made out of sheet steel
or wood planks. These could be portable types of size 1.5 m long by 1.2 m (height).
These should be painted with red and white coloured cross stripes.
Warning and
caution boards should be conspicuously displayed. Red lights as warning signal should
be placed along the trench during the nights.
The excavated material shall be properly stored to avoid obstruction to public and traffic
movement.
The bottom of the excavated trench should be levelled flat and free from any object,
which would damage the cables. Any gradient encountered shall be gradual.
Cable Tags and Markers
Each cable and conduit run shall be tagged with numbers that appear in the cable and
conduit schedule.
The tag shall be of aluminium with the number punched on it and securely attached to
the cable conduit by not less than two turns of 20 SWG GI wire conforming to IS: 280.
Cable tags shall be of rectangular shape for power cables and of circular shape for
control cables.
Location of cables laid directly underground or in PVC ducts shall be clearly indicated
with cable marker made of galvanised iron plate/cast iron (applicable).
Location of underground cable joints shall be indicated with cable marker with an
additional inscription Cable joints.
The marker shall project 150 mm above ground and shall be spaced at an interval of 30
meters and at every change in direction. They shall be located on both sides of road and
drain crossings.
Cable tags shall be provided on all cables at each end (just before entering the
equipment enclosure), on both sides of a wall or floor crossing, on each duct/conduit
entry and at each end & turning point in cable tray/trench runs. Cable tags shall be
provided inside the switchgear, motor control centers, control and relay panels etc.,
wherever required for cable identification, where a number of cables enter together
through a gland plate.
Cable Supports and Cable Tray Mounting Arrangements
The Contractor shall provide embedded steel inserts on concrete floors/walls to secure
supports by welding to these inserts or available building steel structures.
The supports shall be fabricated from standard structural steel members.
Insert plates will be provided at an interval of 750 mm wherever cables are to be
supported without the use of cable trays, such as in trenches, while at all other places
these will be at an interval of 2000 mm.

Cable Termination and Connections


The termination and connection of cables shall be done strictly in accordance with cable
and termination kit Manufacturers instructions, drawing and/or as directed by the Owner.
The work shall include all clamping, fittings, fixing, plumbing, soldering, drilling, cutting,
taping, heat shrinking (where applicable), connecting to cable terminal, shorting and
grounding as required to complete the job.
Supply of all consumable material shall be in the scope of the Contractor.
The equipment will be generally provided with un-drilled gland plates for cables/conduit
entry. The Contractor shall be responsible for drilling of gland plates, painting and
touching up. Holes shall not be made by gas cutting.
Control cable cores entering control panel/switchgear/ MCCB/MCC/miscellaneous
panels shall be neatly bunched, clamped and tied with nylon strap or PVC perforated
strap to keep them in position.
The Contractor shall tag/ferrule control cable cores at all terminations, as instructed by
the Owner. In panels where a large number of cables are to be terminated and cable
identification may be difficult, each core ferrule may include the complete cable number
as well.
Spare cores shall be similarly tagged with cable numbers and coiled up.
All cable entry points shall be sealed and made vermin and dust proof. Unused openings
shall be effectively closed.
Double compression type nickel plated (coating thickness not less than 10 microns)
brass cable glands shall be provided by The Contractor for all power and control cables
to provide dust and weather proof terminations.
The cable glands shall conform to IS: 6121. They shall comprise of heavy duty brass
casting, machine finished and nickel plated, to avoid corrosion and oxidation. Rubber
components used in cable glands shall be neoprene and of tested quality. Cable glands
shall be of approved make.
The cable glands shall also be suitable for dust proof and weather proof termination. The
test procedure, if required, has to be discussed and agreed to between Owner and cable
gland Manufacturer.
If the cable-end box or terminal enclosure provided on the equipment is found unsuitable
and requires modification, the same shall be carried out by The Contractor, as directed
by the Owner.
Crimping tool used shall be of approved design and make.
Cable lugs shall be tinned copper solder-less crimping type conforming to IS-8309 &
8394. Bimetallic lugs shall be used depending upon type of cables used.

Solder-less crimping of terminals shall be done by using corrosion inhibitory compound.


The cable lugs shall suit the type of terminals provided.
Storage and Handling of Cable Drums
Cable drums shall be unloaded, handled and stored in an approved manner and rolling
of drums shall be avoided as far as possible. For short distances, the drums may be
rolled provided they are rolled slowly and in proper direction as marked on the drum.
Directly buried cables/ cables laid in ducts underground
The Contractor shall construct the cable trenches required for directly buried cables. The
scope of work shall include excavation, preparation of sand bedding, soil cover, supply
and installation of concrete protective covers, PVC Pipes, back filling and ramming,
supply and installation of route markers and joint markers and construction of cable pit.
The Tenderer shall ascertain the soil conditions prevailing at site, before submitting the
bid.
The cable (power and control) between LT stations, control room, DG set building and
fire lighting pump house shall be laid in the cable trenches. In addition to the above, for
lighting purpose also, buried cable trench can be used in outdoor area with cables laid in
ducts underground.
Cable route and joint markers and RCC warning covers shall be provided wherever
required. The voltage grade of cables shall be engraved on the marker.
Cables to be placed in ducts shall be placed on cable jacks. They shall be guided
through the ducts by means of the draw rope where possible. Threading shall be from
one manhole or joint box or handhole or chamber to the adjacent one, one span at a
time. Cable shall not be allowed to rub excessively against the walls of the duct whilst
being threaded in to avoid damage. The cable ends must be properly sealed. Any joints
when necessary must be made at the manhole or joint box only and on no account will
there be a joint outside these. Cables must have straight runs between manholes or
chambers.
Tension above that specified by the cable Manufacturer for any particular type of cable
shall never be put on a cable whilst pulling it into a duct.
Installation of cables
Cabling in the control room shall be done on ladder type cable trays while cabling in
switchyard area shall be done on angles in the trench and for Electricals to container
terminal it will be done in PVC conduits laid underground.
All cables from bay cable trench to equipments including and all interpole, cables (both
power and control) for all equipment, shall be laid in PVC pipes of minimum 75 mm
nominal outside diameter of class 4 as per IS: 4985 which shall be buried in the ground
at a depth of 600mm below finish formation level. Separate PVC pipes shall be laid for
control and power cables.

Cables shall be generally located adjoining the electrical equipment through the pipe
insert embedded in the floor. In the case of equipments located away from cable trench
either pipe inserts shall be embedded in the floor connecting the cable trench and the
equipment or in case the distance is small, notch/opening on the wall shall be provided.
In all these cases necessary bending radius as recommended by the cable.
Cable racks and supports shall be painted after installation with two coats of metal
primer (comprising of red oxide and zinc chromate in a synthetic medium) followed by
two finishing coats of aluminium paint. The red oxide and zinc chromate shall conform to
IS: 2074.
Suitable arrangement should be used between fixed pipe / cable trays and equipment
terminal boxes, where vibration is anticipated.
Power and control cables in the cable trench shall be laid in separate tiers. The order of
laying of various cables shall be as follows, for cables other than directly buried.
a) Power cables on bottom tiers.
b) Control instrumentation and other service cables in top tiers.
Power and control cables shall be securely fixed to the trays/supports with self locking
type nylon ties with de-interlocking facility at every 5 meter interval for horizontal run.
Vertical and inclined cable runs shall be secured with 25 mm wide and 2 mm thick
aluminium strip clamps at every 2m.
All cables from Substation to Container terminals including cranes and cables within
container terminal, cables (both power and control) for all equipment, shall be laid in
PVC pipes of minimum 75 mm nominal outside diameter of class 4 as per IS: 4985
which shall be buried in the ground. Kindly refer the drawings attached with the tender
for clarifications. The scope will include the cable pits also including route marker as
mentioned above in the specifications.
Cables shall not be bent below the minimum permissible limit. The permissible limits are
as follows :
Cable and Minimum bending radius
Power cable 12 D, above 60mm dia15 OD
Control cable 10 D
D is overall diameter of cable
In each cable run some extra length shall be kept at a suitable point to enable one (for
LT cables)/two (for H.T. cables) straight through joints to be made in case the cable
develop fault at a later date.
Selection of cable drums for each run shall be so planned as to avoid using straight
through joints. Cable splices will not be permitted except where called for by the
drawings, unavoidable or where permitted by the Owner. If straight through joints are
unavoidable, The Contractor shall use the straight through joints kit of reputed make.
Control cable terminations inside equipment enclosures shall have sufficient lengths so
that changing of termination in terminal blocks can be done without requiring any
splicing.

Metal screen and armour of the cable shall be bonded to the earthing system of the
station, wherever required by the Owner.
Rollers shall be used at intervals of about two metres while pulling cables.
All due care shall be taken during unreeling, laying and termination of cable to avoid
damage due to twist, kinks, sharp bends, etc.
Cable ends shall be kept sealed to prevent damage. In cable vault, fire resistant seal
shall be provided underneath the panels.
Inspection on receipt, unloading and handling of cables shall generally be in accordance
with IS: 1255 and other Indian Standard Codes of practices.
Wherever cable pass through floor or through wall openings or other partitions, GI/PVC
wall sleeves with bushes having a smooth curved internal surface so as not to damage
the cable, shall be supplied, installed and properly sealed by The Contractor at no extra
charges.
The Contractor shall remove the RCC/Steel trench covers before taking up the work and
shall replace all the trench covers after the erection-work in that particular area is
completed or when further work is not likely to be taken up for some time.
The Contractor shall furnish three copies of the report on work carried out in a particular
week, indicating cable numbers, date on which laid, actual length and route, testing
carried out, terminations carried out, along with the marked up copy of the cable
schedule and interconnection drawing wherever any modifications are made.
The Contractor shall paint the tray identification number on each run of trays at an
interval of 10 m.
In case the outer sheath of a cable is damaged during handling/installation, The
Contractor shall replace it at his own cost to the satisfaction of the Owner. In case any
other part of a cable is damaged, the same shall be replaced by a healthy cable at no
extra cost to the Owner, i.e. The Contractor shall not be paid for installation and removal
of the damaged cable and no claim whosoever in this respect shall be entertained by the
Owner.
All cable terminations shall be appropriately tightened to ensure secure and reliable
connections. The Contractor shall cover the exposed part of all cable lugs whether
supplied by him or not with insulating tape, sleeve or paint.
The cable end seals shall be checked after laying and, if found damaged, shall
immediately be resealed. Sufficient number of heat shrinkable cable end sealing caps
shall be stocked at site stores for testing and jointing work. The integrity of the outer
sheath shall be checked after the cable is laid in position.
Cable trays
i) The cable trays shall be of G.I sheet and minimum thickness of sheet shall be 2mm.

ii) The Contractor shall perform all tests and inspection to ensure that material and
workmanship are according to the relevant standards set forth herein or as specified
by the Engineer in writing. The Contractor shall have to demonstrate all tests as per
specification and equipment shall comply with all requirements of the specification.
a)

Test for Galvanising (acceptance test)


The test shall be done as per approved standards.

b)

Deflection test: (type test)

A 2.5 meter straight section of 300mm, 600mm wide cable tray shall be simply supported
at two ends. A uniform distributed load of 76 kg/m shall be applied along the length of the
tray. The maximum deflection at the mid-span shall not exceed 7mm.
Cable trenches
1. The cable trenches and precast removable RCC cover (with lifting arrangement) shall
be constructed using RCC of M20 grade for new substation whereas for bay extension
of existing substation size and material of cable trenches shall be same as the existing
one and precast removable RCC cover (with lifting arrangement) shall be constructed
using RCC of M20 grade. Cable trenches must be designed for the design criteria stated
below, whether it is of concrete or brick for both new substations and bay extension
works in existing substations.
2. The cable trench walls shall be designed for the following loads.
(i) Dead load of 100 kg/m length of cable support + 75 Kg on one tier at the end.
(ii) Triangular earth pressure + uniform surcharge pressure of 1T/m2.
3. Cable trench covers shall be designed for self-weight of top slab + concentrated load
of 200 kg at centre of span on each panel.
4. Cable trench crossing the road/rails shall be designed for class A. Loading of
IRC/relevant IS Code and should be checked for transformer loading.
5. Trenches shall be drained. Necessary sumps be constructed and sump pumps if
necessary shall be supplied. Cable trenches shall not be used as storm water drains.
6. The top of trenches shall be kept at least 100 mm above the finished ground level for
the new substation. The top of cable trench shall be such that the surface rainwater does
not enter the trench.
The top of trench shall be kept same as existing one to maintain uniformity of the cable
trenches structure in case of bay extension works of existing substations.
7. All metal parts inside the trench shall be connected to the earthing system.
8. Cables from trench to equipments shall run in hard conduit pipes.

9. Trench wall shall not foul with the foundation. Suitable clear gap shall be provided.
The trench bed shall have a slope of 1/500 along the run & 1/250 perpendicular to the
run.
11. All the construction joints of cable trenches i.e. between base slab to base slab and
the junction of vertical wall to base slab as well as from vertical wall to wall and all the
expansion joints shall be provided with approved quality PVC water stops of approx. 230
x 5 mm size for those sections where the ground water table is expected to rise above
the junction of base slab and vertical wall of cable trenches.
12. Cable trenches shall be blocked at the ends if required with brick masonry in cement
sand mortar 1:6 and plaster with 12mm thick 1:6 cement sand mortar.
13. Cable trench contains cable trey that shall be supported on ISA. The size and
spacing of angle section shall be as per design criteria mentioned above. However
minimum internal dimension of cable trench is 750mm wide and 750 mm in depth.
Proforma for testing cables
a)

Drum No. from which cable taken.

b)

Cable from to

c)

Length of run of this cable metre

d)

Insulation resistance test


i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
v)
vi)
vii)

e)

between core-1 to earth


between core-2 to earth
between core-3 to earth
between core-1 to core-2
between core-2 to core-3
between core-3 to core-1
duration used : 1KV

High voltage test


i)
ii)

voltage

mega ohm
mega ohm
mega ohm
mega ohm
mega ohm
mega ohm
Duration.

between core an earth.


between individual cores

[This proforma shall be jointly signed by the Engineer and the Contractor in
duplicate]
.07

Concealed / surface conduit works:


Laying of conduits
Conduits shall be laid before casting in the upper portion of a slab / in PCC if below
flooring or otherwise, as may be instructed in accordance with approved drawings, so as
to conceal the entire run of conduits and ceiling outlet boxes. Conduits shall be so laid

that they are interconnected. This is required to facilitate pulling of wires from different
openings in case of any of the outlet is outlet is blocked during slab casting. Vertical
drops shall be cut by the Contractor to sufficient depth to allow full thickness of plaster
over conduits. The width of the chases will be made to accommodate the required
number of conduits. The chases will be filled with cement, coarse
When the conduit is to be embedded in a concrete member it shall be adequately tied to
the reinforcement to prevent displacement during casting. Tie wire to be supplied by the
Contractor.
Cutting of chases in any RCC member / finished floor / already finished surface is not
allowed unless prior approval of the Engineer is taken in site instruction book. If chases
are cut in an already finished surface, The Contractor shall fill the chases and finish it to
match the existing finish including painting at his cost to Engineers satisfaction.
The Contractor shall not cut any iron bars to fix the conduits. Puncher of wooden / steel
shuttering for RCC slab / beams / column etc. for conduit work is also not allowed,
unless the Engineer permits in site instruction book under special conditions.
Run of conduit pipe through expansion joints in RCC members should be avoided as far
as possible and if unavoidable, flexible conduit pipe should be used with ceiling outlet
box on both sides of expansion joints.
Conduit on surface of RCC walls / RCC members shall be avoided as far as possible
and if unavoidable prior approval of the Engineer on sample saddles, clamps screws and
a minimum 5 mtr. conduit laid on surface shall be taken, to achieve best possible
workmanship. Distance between 2 consecutive clamps for fixing conduit on surface shall
not exceed 900 mm. wooden patties for fixing saddles / clamps shall be used. Use of roll
plug / steel fastener with hard setting / sealing compound is recommended.
In case of stone masonry, necessary conduits with M.S. boxes should be placed as the
masonry is in progress, since after completing masonry, it is very difficult to cut chases in
wells. Special location of cement concrete shaft is also recommended to conceal conduit
in stone masonry and the same shall be provided by the Owner / Consultant.
In ground floor conduiting below the flooring should be avoided. Wherever it is
unavoidable G.I. pipe should be used with prior approval of the Engineer.
Ceiling / wall outlet boxes for lights / fans
Outlet boxes shall be of steel with aluminium cover and so installed as to maintain
continuity throughout. These shall be protected at the time of laying by filling with jute /
earth / cotton etc. so that no cement mortar finds its way inside during concreting or
plastering etc. Typical sketches for such outlet boxes shall be supplied along with other
working drags. In beams conduit socket shall be provided in place of outlet boxes. The
same shall be used for installation of luminaries.
For fixing light fixtures / brackets, outlet boxes complete with check nut for holding
conduits shall be used. For lighting fixture suitable for 20 watts fluorescent tubes /
incandescent lamps / mercury vapor lamps, only one outlet box is required. For fixing
lighting suitable for 40 watts fluorescent lamps, two numbers outlet boxes should be
provided at a distance of 300 mm. away from the centre in the longitudinal direction of
the fixture, so that the use of patties / roll plug etc. may be avoided, as well as wiring
from outlet box to the light fitting is to be installed in RCC beam and due to heavy
reinforcement at the bottom of beam it is not possible to provide outlet boxes simple

conduit should be provided. However alternative fixing arrangement shall be made in


consultation with the Owner / Consultant.
For fixing ceiling fans, circular outlet boxes, 100 mm. diameter, complete with 12 mm.
dia. Mild Steel rod 300 mm. long, for holding 12 mm. dia. Mild Steel cover 125 mm. dia.
at bottom shall be used.
Draw out junction boxes
Steel draw out boxes at angle dimensions shall be provided at convenient points on
walls / ceilings to facilitate pulling of long runs of cables / wires. These shall be
completely concealed with Anodised Aluminium, flush with plaster works. These draw
boxes should be five sided. The location of these boxes is to be decided prior to fixing,
as per site requirement and following should be treated as general guidance for deciding
the location of these:
These should be provided at a place where these are not in direct view. Recommended
place is 400 / 450 mm. below ceiling, if conduits are running vertically.
Junction box in the offset of bottom of RCC beam and vertical wall should not be
provided.
If junction boxes are coming side by side for two or more conduits, one common M.S.
box of proper size can be used to act as junction box.
If junction box is to be provided in ceiling, its position should be so located that it is in
line with other light / fan points.
Junction boxes should never be used for splitting one conduit into two or more. Junction
box for such functions is avoidable and for this, number of conduits to be connected to
one switch board should be calculated correctly as per drawing before laying conduits in
ceiling.
Locating junction boxes on outer surface of exterior walls of building should be avoided
as these are in direct view and are also exposed to weather.
Junction boxes should never be closed permanently by plaster. Removable covering of
aluminium should be provided for conduit junction boxes for M.S. junction boxes
removable hylem plate should be provided. This cover may be painted with wall colour.
Junction boxes in important areas should be avoided and can be located in toilets /
corridors / service shafts and stores etc.
Switch Boxes
Steel boxes of required sizes, shall be provided to house speed regulators of fans,
switches for lights, fans, plug sockets etc. as per requirement of drawings. These should
be so designed that accessories on Anodised aluminium sheet could be mounted with
tapped holes and brass machine screws, leaving ample space at the back and on the
sides for accommodating wires and check nuts at conduit entries. These shall be
attached to conduits by means of check nuts on all walls of the boxes through which the
conduits are entering. These shall be completely connected leaving edges flush with
finished wall surfaces. Anodised aluminium cover should be fixed to these switch boxes
by means of brass chrome plated machine screws and cup washers. Utmost care shall
be taken by the Contractor to ensure that all switch boxes are in line and level.
Inside each switch box, one bolt shall be welded to receive earthing wire.
Switch and socket

Switches shall be installed at 1200 mm above finished floor level unless otherwise
indicated on the drawings.
The switch controlling the light point or fan shall be connect on to the phase wire of the
circuit and neutral shall be continuous, having no fuse or switch installed in the line
except at the D.B. All fan regulators shall be fixed inside the switch boxes on adjustable
flat M.S. strips / plates with tapped holes and brass machine screws, leaving ample
space at the back and side for accommodating wires.
The cover plates to the switch box shall be fixed by means of sunk head brass cadmium
screws.
Where two or more switches and fan regulators are installed together, they shall be
provided with one gang cover plate with knockouts to accommodate required number of
switches, sockets and regulators.
The switch controlling the socket outlet shall be on the phase wire of the circuit. The third
pin of the socket shall be connected to the earth continuity conductor of the circuit
The switch boxes, installed back-to-back in the same wall shall be offset from each
other, 150 mm horizontally, to preclude noise transmission.
Cleaning and Protection of Conduit System
The entire conduit system including outlet boxes, junction boxes and switch boxes shall
be thoroughly cleaned after completion of erection and tested for not blockage by air /
sound or steel wire prior to finishing of building by air / sound or steel wire prior to
finishing of building and before drawing in of cables / wires to safeguard conduit system
against filling up with the plaster / cement slurry / water etc. all the outlet and switch
boxes will have to be provided with temporary jute / cotton filling, covers and plugs etc..
Within tendered cost which shall be replaced later on by hylem / sheet cover after wiring
as required.
Testing of Installation
Before a completed installation is put into service, the following tests shall be complied
with:
Insulation Resistance
The insulation resistance shall be measured by applying 500 volt megger with all fuses
in places, circuit breaker and all switches closed.
The insulation resistance in gegohms of an installation, measured shall not be less than
50 megohms divided by the number of points on the circuit.
The insulation resistance shall be measured between
EARTH TO PHASE
EARTH TO NEUTRAL
PHASE TO NEURAL
PHASE TO PHASE
Earth Continuity path
The earth continuity conductors shall be tested for electrical continuity and the electrical
resistance of the same along with the earthing lead but excluding any added resistance

or earth leakage circuit-breaker, measured from the connection, with the earth electrode
to any point in the earth continuity conductor in the completed installation and shall not
exceed one ohm.
Polarity of single pole switches
A test shall be made to verify that every no-linked, single pole switch is connected to one
of the phase of the supply system.
Completion certificates
All the above tests shall be carried out in presence of the Engineer and the results shall
be recorded in prescribed forms. Any default during the testing shall be immediately
rectified and that section of the installation shall be re tested. The completed test result
from shall be submitted to the Engineer for approval.
On completion of an electric installation a certificate shall be furnished by the Contractor,
countersigned by the certified supervisor under whose direct supervision the installation
was carried out. This certificate shall be in a prescribed form as required by the local
electric supply authority.
.08

Installation of lighting fixtures / fans


Installation of lighting fixtures
Scope of work under this item shall start from light point, with a 5 A bakelite connector, 2
core 2.5 mm. PVC HR FRLS insulated wires from this connector to the connector inside
the lighting fixture, connections, fixing of lighting fixture complete with all accessories,
lamps on wall / roof / steel truss etc. testing the lighting fixture and commissioning. If
wire length of light point is enough to reach connector of light fitting, connector in light
point can be deleted.
Installation of exhaust fans
Scope of work under this system shall start from exhaust fan point, with a ceiling rose, 2
core 2.5 mm. PVC HR FRLS insulated wire from ceiling rose to connector of exhaust
fan, connections, making fan opening in walls including repair / finishing fixing of exhaust
fan complete with accessories and louvers on walls with hold-fasts, testing the exhaust
fans and commissioning.

.09

Installation of external light fixtures


Bracket for street light fittings
The brackets shall be made of 38 mm. NB MS class B pipe approx. 1.8 mtr. long bent
at the centre at an angle 120 C. with necessary holding brackets, hold fasts etc. with
special reducer at the end to accommodate type of street light fitting to be fixed. Bracket
shall have 1 coat of anti-corrosion paint before despatch to site and 2 coats of approved
make and shade of aluminium paint. This bracket shall also be provided with one M.S.
water tight box complete with the connector, neutral link, re wireable fuse etc.. See
enclosed drawings of street light poles.
Installation of poles
Installation of poles shall be done as per enclosed drawings of street light poles. The
depth of pole to be burried in ground shall be 1/5th of the total pole length or as specified
in drawing, whichever is more. Special care shall be taken in erecting poles so that these

are not strained or damaged during erection and are firmly stayed till the foundation are
secured. The pole shall be grouted inside ground pit (cross-section 600 x 600 mm.) with
cement concrete 1:2:4. Before the placement of concrete around pole in the pit,
necessary conduit pipes (not less than 25 mm. dia.) shall be placed for facilitating
drawing of cables. Separate conduit shall be provided for incoming and outgoing cables.
The cement concrete shall be protected from prematured drying by curing for atleast 7
days after pouring. All concrete surface from 150 mm. below ground level to top shall be
finished smooth with cement mortar 1:4.
Installation of street light fixtures
This includes fixing of street light fittings complete with accessories and lamps at the end
of the pole / bracket, connecting it with 3 x 2.5 mm. aluminium conductor, PVC insulated
cable from water tight M.S. box, testing, commissioning. Third core shall be connected
with earthing point of light fitting at one end and earthing point of marshalling box at the
other end.
General notes for street lighting
For supplying and laying of cables, technical specification (wiring) shall be applicable
reference shall be made under heading Cable Work elsewhere in the tender.
For street light poles along roads, nearest finished road level shall be taken as ground
level and for poles along compound wall / away from roads, existing ground / finished
ground shall be taken as ground level.
Distance of 1 mtr. shall be maintained between centre of pole and centre of curb of road.
For compound wall poles, distance between compound wall and poles shall be 3 mtrs.
A loop of 1.5 mtr. of cable shall be provided near each street light pole for all incoming
and outgoing cable.
.10

Completion tests
After supply and installation of complete project or a particular building / area, following
tests shall be carried out by The Contractor before switching on the power to installation
and the results shall be recorded and submitted to the Site-Engineer. If results are not
satisfactory / as per standards set herewith, The Contractor shall identify the defects /
short coming and shall rectify the same. Nothing extra shall be paid for carrying out
these tests and The Contractor has to arrange all necessary instruments.
Insulation resistance to earth
This is to be measured with all fuse links in place, all switches ON, all lamps and
appliances in position by applying a voltage not less than twice the working voltage
(subject to a limit of 500 V). Insulation resistance of the whole or any part of the
installation to earth must not be less than 50 mega-ohms divided by the number of
outlets (points and switch positions) except that it need not exceed one mega-ohm for
the whole installation.
Insulation resistance between conductors
Tests to be made between all the conductors connected to one pole or phase conductor
of the supply and all the conductors connected to the middle wire or neutral or the other
pole or phase conductors of the supply. For this test, all lamps shall be removed and all
switches put ON. The result of the test must be 50 mega-ohms divided by the number of

outlets (points and switch positions) but need not exceed 1 mega-ohm for the whole
installation.
Polarity of single pole switches
Tests shall be made to verify that all non-linked single pole switches are on phase
conductor (live) and not on neutral or earth conductor. This can be done by connecting
test lamps between two terminals of switch and earth. If the lamp lights up when switch
is ON and either terminal is touched, the switch is correctly installed.
Safety precautions while testing
The following points to be taken care for safety purpose before testing: The work be done with the equipment dead or energised at a safe voltage or current.
The equipment not to be left unattended while live. There be no exposed live parts that
are hazardous
The test personnel should be able to supervise the working area at all times to prevent
danger to others.
The test personnel should be competent i.e. adequately trained, experienced and
knowledgeable to do the work safely and ensure that others are not put at risk.
The test personnel will be required to design and/or Manufacture any special test
equipment; they should know what standards or guidance should be followed and are
these documents readily available.
Physical safeguards should be applied to the equipment under test to avoid danger and
prevent injury e.g. the use of temporary or permanent screens or enclosures.
Routine maintenance to be carried out on the hardware used in testing.
Check whether it is necessary to set up a permanent test area where equipment is taken
or a temporary test area around the equipment and how will this be done.
Check the size of the unit under test and how much space is required around it to avoid
congestion while testing.
Additional emergency switching off devices to be provided at easily accessible places.
Minimum tool box
Underground cabling
Tools
Sr no Item description

Insulated crow bar

Item specification
5 feet steel rod
with
nylon
insulated grip for
half length

Qty per gang


Remarks
Qty as per
number
of
gang
members

Steel rollers fixed


on frame used at
2m interval and at
turnings (valid for
cable laid directly
in ground). For
cables laid in ducts
Rollers
for
cable pulleys
to
be
2
pulling
provided.
Jacks with suitable
strength for lifting
cable
drum
through one feet
3
Jack for cable drums
height
Safety gadgets
1
Helmets
Yellow without flap

White normal
2

Road barricades

2m x 1.5m (h) pipe


structure painted
yellow

Red flag

Red cotton cloth of


adequate size to
indicate danger

4
5

Luminous warning
board
Caution tape

6
7

First aid kit


Safety shoes

Qty as per
length
of
cable trench

1 no
Qty as per
number of
gang
members
For
engineer/supe
rvisor
At regular
intervals as
per site
requirement
As per site
requirement
2 nos

Red printing on
white back ground

Running
cable length
1 no
Qty as per
number of
gang
members

Testing & measuring equipments


1
2

Hv tester
Megger

HT equipments
Tools
Sr.
Item description
No
1
Crimping tool
2
Cutting pliers

0-30/60kv,
100ma
5kv, hand held
manual driven

01 no
1 no

Item specification

Qty per gang

25-400sqmm
8" insulated grip

1 no
1 no

Electronic
megger is
optional
Remarks

3
4
5
6

Screw driver
Screw driver
Adjustable spanner
Spanner

Hack saw frame and


blade
8
Knife
9
Pedestal type ladder
10
Welding machine with
suitable cable
11
Torches
12
Vice
13
Drill machine
14
Bamboo/ frp ladder
Safety gadgets
1
Helmets

9" power grip


4" power grip
24mm
25/9 ring spanner
set of 25
12"

1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no

6"
415v, 5kva, 400a

1 no
1 no
1 no

5 cell
8
drill bits
3m local

1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no

Yellow without flap

Qty as per
number of
gang
members
For Engineer /
Supervisor
2 sets

White normal
2

Discharge rods

Caution board

4
5
6
7

Hand gloves
First aid kit
Rubber sheets
Earthing spikes

20', 3 connectable
fiber pipes
Red letters on
white back ground
on plastic base
board
(300x400mm)
15kv rubber grip
10mm x 5 x 3
2 feet, local make

Testing & measuring equipments


1
Tester
230v
2
Measuring metal tape 3m
3
Clip on meter
0-1000a
4
Cmri
As per
specifications
5
Cell tester
3-0-3v
6
Insulation tester
1kv
7
Insulation tester
5kv
8
Earth resistance tester 4 terminal type
LT equipments
Tools
Sr.
Item description

Item specification

1 no

One pair
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no

For additional
earthing

For Engineers
For Engineers

1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no

Qty per gang

Remarks

No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Crimping tool
25-400sqmm
Cutting pliers
8" insulated grip
Screw driver
9" power grip
Screw driver
4" power grip
Adjustable spanner
24mm
Spanner
24mm
Hack saw frame and
12"
blade
8
Knife
6"
9
Bamboo/ frp ladder
3m local
Safety gadgets
1
Helmets
Yellow without flap
White normal
2

Discharge rods

Caution board

4
5
6

Hand gloves
First aid kit
Earthing spikes

20', 3 connectable fiber


pipes
Red letters on white back
ground on plastic base
board (300x400mm)
15kv rubber grip
2 feet, local make

Testing & measuring equipments


1
Tester
230v
Measuring
3m
2
metal tape
Clip on meter
0-1000a
3
Cmri
As per specifications
4
Earth resistance
5
tester

1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
Qty as per
number of gang
members
For Engineer/
Supervisor
2 sets

One pair
1 no
1 no

For
additional
earthing

1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no
1 no

For
Engineers
For
Engineers
Optional
item

MAINTENANCE FREE EARTHING:Pipe-in-pipe technology. Two B class IS mild steel pipes, one inside the other, hot dip galvanized
with 100 micron coating outside and about 300 micron coating inside, filled with high conductive
and corrosion resistant crystalline mixture and Backfill Compound around electrode.
Two models available: Model T-19, 50mm dia 3 meter shall be used in place of the conventional
GI pipe earthing. Model T-39, 80 mm dia, 3 meter shall be used in place the conventional
copper plate earthing.

Own Backfill compound shall be used as infill material. BFC shall retain moisture 13 times its
dry volume; should enhance conduction around electrode.
Low enough impedance to activate fault relays. Due to high conductive soil around the
electrode, charge dissipation through electrode is very high, current density across electrode is
very low, which results in very high fault current enough to trip fault relays.
Always provides safe discharge path to fault current and lighting current.

LIGHTNING ARRESTOR

LPI -ESE- 60,Air Terminal, Gold Model, compliance to NFC 17-102 & IEC 60-1:1989,
tested upto 200KA.

Supporting Guyed Mast- 5Mtr.


LPI-Lightning Strike Recorder (LSR1). Operating Range min 1500A, max 220KA.
LPI Approved 70Sq.mm copper cable with Saddles & Fixtures.
Earthing Material for Single Earth Pit (LPI-Resistance Lowering Compound-20Kg,
Copper Bonded Earth rod 10' x 5/8' - 01No., copper tape, Ground Rod Clamp)

Life Safety & Public Surveillance System


GENERAL
A.
B.
C.

D.
E.
F.

G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.

All equipment and materials used shall be standard components, regularly


manufactured, regularly utilized in the manufacturers system.
All systems and components shall have been thoroughly tested and proven in
actual use.
All systems and components shall be provided with the availability of a 24-hour
technical support phone number from the manufacturer. The phone number shall
allow for immediate technical assistance for either the dealer/installer or the end
user.
All systems and components shall be provided with an explicit manufacturer
warranty.
All systems and components shall be covered by a 1 year manufacturer
warranty.
Since the System will be used for Surveillance, the CCTV system should be
capable of being viewed and controlled with varying levels of Authorization in as
many locations as defined or desired with no limits on number of users or groups.
Mix and match of products can be done from different manufacturers provided
that the vendor can document and show the compatibility technically and by
providing a live demonstration.
Preference will be given to vendors who can provide a single product line for all
CCTV items.
Products quoted shall be UL Listed / CE marked as per specification.
All Outdoor PTZ Cameras will have in built Real Time Compass for directional
bearings with privacy masking and Wide Dynamic Range Capability for
outstanding performance under severe & extreme light conditions.
All Outdoor Cameras either fixed or PTZ shall be suitable for Day /Night
operation with Auto IR filter removal technology.
Electronic Image Stablization for Outdoor PTZ cameras should be considered.
Digital Video Recorders shall be designed to work in a redundant environment.
Approved Camera Makes are, Panasonic, Natalus UK, Pelco, Vicon
Approved Video Management and Recording Makes are Pansonic, Pelco, Vicon,
NATALUS UK.
ONLY
AUTHORISED
DEALERS
OF
ORIGINAL
EQUIPMENT
MANUFACTURERS ARE ALLOWED TO QUOTE FOR THE PROJECT

P.
Q.
R.
S.

REQUIREMENT. THIS AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN


ORIGINALS ONLY.
Documentary evidence with proof of past installation & completion certification
from end user of similar job done having value of 25 lakhs shall be submitted.
Proof of experience for the past 3 years shall also be submitted.
Warranty shall be in line with the MTBF and MTBF shall be over 8760 hours of
continuous operation. This shall be certified by the original equipment
Manufacturer
UL / CE certification copies as applicable as per specification shall be submitted
along with the bid.
Fire Alarm system shall be UL listed.

PART 1 General-1.1
This performance specification provides the minimum requirements for the Life
Safety & Public Surveillance System. The system shall include all equipment,
materials, labor, documentation and services necessary to furnish, install and
commission a complete, operational system of the following
CCTV System
Intelligent Addressable Fire Alarm System
PA System
1.2

Manufacturer
All equipment and components shall be the approved manufacturers current model.
The materials, appliances, equipment and devices shall be listed by a nationally
recognized approvals agency like UL. The authorized representative of the
manufacturer, to be designated as the contractor, shall be responsible for the
satisfactory installation of the complete system. The contractor shall provide, from
the acceptable manufacturer's current product lines, equipment and components,
which comply, with the requirements of these specifications.
Equipment or
components, which do not provide the performance and features, required by these
specifications are not acceptable, regardless of manufacturer. Strict conformance to
this specification is required to ensure that the installed and programmed system will
function as designed, and will accommodate the future requirements and operations
of the owner. All specified operational features must be met without exception. All
equipment and components shall be the manufacturer's current model. The
contractor shall be responsible for the satisfactory installation of the complete
system. All parts & assemblies and connected field appliances shall be provided by
the same system supplier, and shall be designed and tested to ensure that the
system operates as specified. The equipment to be supplied will be considered only
if it meets all sections of the performance specification.
The supplier shall submit a point-by-point statement of compliance for all sections in
this specification. The statement of compliance shall consist of a list of all paragraphs
within these sections. Where the proposed system complies fully with the paragraph,
as written, placing the word "comply" opposite the paragraph number shall indicate
such. Where the proposed system does not comply with the paragraph as written,

and the supplier feels the proposed system will accomplish the intent of the
paragraph, a full description of the function as well as a full narrative description of
how its proposal will meet its intent shall be provided. Any submission that does not
include a point-by-point statement of compliance as described herein shall be
disqualified. Where a full description is not provided, it shall be assumed that the
proposed system does not comply. The Contractor shall furnish all labor, services
and materials necessary to furnish and install a complete, functional System. The
System shall comply in respects with all pertinent codes, rules, regulations and laws
of the Authority, and local jurisdiction. The System shall comply in all respects with
the requirements of the specifications, manufacturer's recommendations and
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listings.
It is further intended that upon completion of this work, the Owner/Consultant be
provided with:
a. Complete information and drawings describing and depicting the entire
system(s) as installed, including all information necessary for maintaining,
troubleshooting, and/or expanding the system(s) at a future date.
b. Complete documentation of system(s) testing.
c. Certification for the entire system(s)
1.3 CODES
The equipment and installation shall comply with the current provisions of the
following codes and standards:
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
ISO-9000
ISO-9001
European Union (EU)
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements
SECURITY SYSTEM
1.

CLOSE CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEM (CCTV)

1.1

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT
The CCTV System shall be real time system consisting of Day Night P/T/Z Cameras,
indoor varifocal cameras, recorders, and monitors.

1.2

SYSTEM OBJECTIVE
a.

To enable the important critical areas to be remotely monitored.

b.

To enable sensitive areas to be scanned from pre-selected position.

c.

To enable automatic recording by Digital Multiplex Recorder on hard disk and to


play back the recorded events on selected monitors & back-ups of the events on
CD

d.

To enable actively to detect and have advance warning systems in place by using
features within the recorders.

DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR PTZ CAMERAS
All Outdoor cameras shall be equipped with a powerful optical zoom 35x minimum or better and
with a variable speed drive pan & tilt unit. The cameras will also be equipped with an Electronic
Image Stabilizer for windy conditions. The Camera shall be a True IR Cut filter removed
Day/Night Colour Camera with very high sensitivity and compatible to IR illuminators.
CAMERA & LENS SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE
1/3" or 1/4" CCD Sensor with True IR cut filter removal
Sensor Type
Interline Transfer
No. of Pixels
752 x 582
Sensitivity
0.05lux with a f/1.4 lens, 40IRE
Resolution
540TV lines or better
S/N Ratio
50dB
Optical Zoom
Minimum 35x, with Presets and Electronic Image Stabilization
Electronic Zoom
Minimum 12x
Zoom Speed
Tele Wide 4.6 sec or better
Focal Length
3.4 to 119mm
Max. Aperture
F/1.4
Horizontal Angle of View 55.8 wide, 1.7 tele
Absolute Position ControlZoom 0.125x
Presets
79 useable minimum
Image Stabilization
Yes
Operating Temperature 0 to 55 deg C with continuous rotation
Alarm Inputs
4 minimum
Alarm Output
1 minimum
PAN & TILT SPECIFICATIONS - OUTDOOR PTZ DOME CAMERAS
TYPE
CONTINUOUS ROTATION
PAN ANGLE OF TRAVEL
360 deg
TILT ANGLE OF TRAVEL
90 deg
MANUAL PAN SPEED
0 to 360 deg/ sec
MANUAL TILT SPEED
0 to 120 deg/sec
PRESET RESOLVE SPEED
360 Deg / sec
PRESET RESOLVE ACCURACY 0.1 deg Max.
MOTOR TYPE
100% CONTINUOUS DUTY
ABSOLUTE POSITION CONTROLPan/tilt: 0.125
PRESETS
79 Useable minimum

INDOOR FIXED CAMERAS


All indoor fixed cameras shall be equipped with a Varifocal Auto Iris lens with 3x minimum or
better focal length range. The Camera shall be with very high sensitivity and compatible to IR
illuminators. Cameras shall have a minimum of 420TV lines of resolution.
CAMERA & LENS SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE
1/3" or CCD Sensor l
Sensor Type
Interline Transfer
No. of Pixels
752 x 582
Sensitivity
0.28lux with a f/1.4 lens, 40IRE
Resolution
420TV lines or better
S/N Ratio
50dB or better
Optical Zoom
Minimum 3x,
Focal Length
3.5 to 8mm or better
Max. Aperture
F/1.6 or better
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 deg C
1.7

VIDEO CO-AXIAL CABLES


a.

Co-axial cable of the following minimum specification shall be used indoor in


conduits, trunking and cable trays.

i)

Type

RG 59/U

ii)

Impedance

75 Ohms

iii)

Conductor (dia)

20 AWG Solid Bare Copper

iv)

Insulation

Cellular Polyethylene

v)

Nominal O.D.

0.242"

vi)

Shielding

95% Bare Copper Braid

vii)

Jacket

Black Frame Retardant PVC

viii)

Nominal Velocity of prop.

78%

3.04

TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

A. General
The contractor shall perform all tests submitted in the Test Procedure section as
outlined in the specification.
Provide a program for the testing and commissioning procedure. Use a qualified
representative of the ACS supplier to co-ordinate testing and present at all tests and
training courses and remain on-site until the ACS is fully operational.
B. Factory testing
Procedure: Submit procedure for factory test at least two weeks prior to the test.
After test: Submit summary of results and necessary modifications.
C. Site testing and commissioning Procedures to be provided by vendor
D. Final acceptance Test:
After the testing report and as built drawings have been approved by the customer's
representative, the completed system shall be tested in the presence of the customer's
representative.
Acceptance of the system shall require a demonstration of the stability of the system.
Should major equipment failure occur, the contractor shall replace or repair component
(s).

3.05

NOTICE OF COMPLETION
When the final acceptance test described above has been satisfactorily completed, the
contractor shall issue a letter of completion to the customer indicating the date of such
completion. The notice of completion shall be recorded by the contractor upon receipt of
the customer completion letter. This date of record shall be the start of the one-year
guarantee period.

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
Compliance Statement as provided shall be filled, stamped and sealed by the vendor. The
Compliance statement only highlights some of the main points but it is the responsibility of the
vendor to comply and provide a full compliance statement. Accepting compliance to the clause
will mean that the vendor has gone through the entire specification and has understood the
specification / intent and has complied with all specifications and no deviations will be
acceptable.

Vendors may please note that the entire system including the PTZ Dome cameras, Outdoor
Fixed Cameras & Network Video Recorder and Video Management System & network
parameters has not been specified in detail as surveillance and recording capability is of prime
importance. No deviation in any form will be acceptable for the System.
INTELLIGENT ADDRESSABLE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
1.0

BASIS OF DESIGN
An Intelligent Fire Alarm System (IFAS) shall be provided to effect total control over the
life safety services required in the building. The IFAS shall be of the digital, distributed
processing, real time, multitasking, multi-user and multi-location type.
The IFAS provided shall be able to tie-up the following Mechanical, Electrical & Low
Voltage Services into an integrated system.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.

Air Handling Units


Staircase pressurization fans, Lift shafts and lift lobbies pressurization fans.
Public address system.
Lifts
Toilet Exhaust Fan
Smoke evacuation system

The system shall be provided with Addressable and Analog fire alarm initiating,
annunciating and control devices.
The addressable and intelligent system shall be such that smoke sensors beam
detectors, thermal sensors, manual call points, etc., can be identified with point address.
The system shall be capable of :
a.

Setting smoke sensor sensitivity remotely (from the Fire Work Station) to either
high sensitivity manually or on a pre-programmed sequence e.g.
occupied/unoccupied period. The FAS shall be able to recognize normal and
alarm conditions, below normal sensor values that reveal trouble condition, and
above normal values that indicate either a prealarm condition or the need of
maintenance.

b.

Read-out or address an actual space temperature at thermal detector points. The


operator shall also be able to adjust alarm and prealarm thresholds and other
parameters for the smoke sensors.

c.

Provide a maintenance/pre-alert alarm capability at smoke sensors to prevent the


detectors from indicating a false alarm due to dust, dirt etc.

d.

Provide alarm verification of individual smoke sensors. Systems that performs


alarm verification on a zone basis shall not be acceptable. Alarm verification shall
be printed on the printer at the Control Stations printer to enhance system
maintenance and identify possible problem areas.

e.

Provide local numeric point address and LED display of device and current
condition of the point. Local annunciation shall not interfere with annunciation
from the Fire Control System.

f.

Provide outputs that are addressable, i.e. outputs shall have point address. The
operator shall be able to command such points manually or assign the points to
Logical Point Groups (Software Zones) for pre-programmed operation.

In the event of a fire alarm, but not in a fault condition, the following action shall be
performed automatically.
a.

The System Alarm LED on the main fire alarm control panel shall flash.

b.

A local piezo-electric sounder in the control panel shall be sounded.

c.

The LCD display on the main fire alarm control panel shall indicate all information
associated with Fire Alarm condition including the type of alarm point and its
location within the premises.

d.

Printing and history storage equipment shall log the information associated with
the Fire Alarm Control Panel condition, along with the time and date of
occurrence.

e.

All system output programs assigned via control-by-event programs that are to
be activated by a particular point in alarm shall be executed, and the associated
system outputs (alarm notification appliances and/or relays) shall be activated.

f.

The audio portion of the system shall direct the proper signal (tone or voice) to
the appropriate speaker circuit.

g.

All lifts initiated through the systems will automatically be returned to Ground
Floor.

h.

Air handling units on affected floors shall automatically be switched OFF and
simultaneously respective fire dampers shall also be closed.

i.

Staircase pressurization fans shall be put on.

j.

Toilet exhaust fans on affected floors shall be put off.

k.

Pre-recorded alarm messages shall be played through interface with Public


Address system.

l.

Start smoke evacuation system.

2.0

FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL (FACP)


2.1

The distributed Intelligent Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) shall function as fully
stand-alone panel as well as providing a communication interface to the central
station. FACP shall has its own microprocessor, software and memory and
should be listed under UL864 or EN54. In the event of failure of the central or
communication breakdown between the central station and the FACP, the FACP
shall automatically operate on stand-alone mode without sacrificing any
functions.

2.2

The memory data for panel configuration and operation shall reside in nonvolatile memory (EEPROM). Removal of the board shall not cause loss of
memory. If such removal can cause loss of memory, then the card containing the
memory shall have battery back-up for upto 100 hours on the board itself.

2.3

FACPs shall supervise detection circuits and shall generate an alarm in case of
abnormal condition.

2.4

FACPs shall provide general purpose inputs for monitoring such functions as low
battery or AC power failure. FACPs shall provide tamper protection and
commandable outputs, which can operate relays or logic level devices. Output
commands shall take any of, but not limited to, maintained command, Momentary
Command, Alarm Follow, or Alarm latch as required. Any relay in the FACP which
is intended to be removable shall be supervised against removal.

2.5

Smoke detectors shall be powered using the FACP-based smoke detection


circuits. FACPs shall provide for resetting smoke detectors, fault-isolation and
sensor loop operation. It shall be possible to mix different fire devices within the
same FACP to optimize field wiring.

2.6

FACPs shall provide indication for communication with the central console and
alarm/trouble conditions in each sensor loops.

2.7

FACPs shall provide monitoring and control of one floor or area or for multiple
floors or areas. FACPs shall meet the following requirements to assure the
integrity and reliability of the system :

2.8

a.

The FACP shall be UL or EN54 listed independently as a fire alarm


control panel.

b.

FACP electronics shall be contained in an enclosure made of minimum 16


gauge steel. Access to FACP switches and electronics shall be by keylock. Usage of no other tools should be required. Visual indicators of FSP
status for each zone shall be visible without opening the key-locked
cover.

All hardware and software to allow the FACP configuration and operation to be
changed shall be provided. Memory data shall be contained in non-volatile
memory (EPROM).

2.9

Alarm verification with field-adjustable time from 0 to 60 seconds for individual


smoke detector shall be provided. During the alarm verification, the panel shall
retard the alarm until the end of the period. If the alarm is only a transient smoke
alarm, the panel shall automatically reset the alarm. Only a verified alarm shall
initiate the alarm sequence for the software zone (Logical Point Group) or point.
Final time setting shall be as per approval of the fire authorities. When alarm
verification is being performed on a smoke detector, the action shall be printed on
the listed printer(s).

2.10

Digital numeric display at the FACP shall be provided to indicate point in alarm or
trouble. In such systems, means for manually scanning the points in trouble shall
be provided and a trouble and alarm LED shall be used to indicate that there are
points in alarm/trouble. The alarm/trouble LED shall only extinguish when all
alarm/troubles are cleared from the loop.

2.11

It shall be possible to command test, reset and alarm silence from both the FACP
and the central console.

2.12

FACP switches shall allow authorized personnel to accomplish the following,


independent of the central console :
a.

Initiate a general alarm condition.

b.

Silence the local audible alarm.

c.

It shall be possible to acknowledge (Silence the local FACP audible


without silencing the alarm indicating devices (hooters).

d.

Reset all zones (Logical Point Group) / points, after all initiating devices
have returned to normal.

e.

Perform a complete operational test of the microprocessor and memory


with a visual indication with each board.

f.

Test all panel LEDs for proper operation without causing a change in the
condition of any zone (Logical Point Group)

g.

Walk Test

2.13

Software zones/loops shall be circuited and protected by Fault Isolation Modules


such that in the event of a zone/loop short-circuit, not more than twenty (20)
devices shall be left non-functional.

2.14

Intelligent Smoke and thermal sensors shall be located as shown and shall report
sensed levels in analog form.

2.15

Monitor modules shall be provided to monitor and address contact-type input


devices. The monitor module shall be supervised by FACP.

2.16

The FACP shall process the true continuous analog signal from the sensors.
System using step setting to represent analog signal will not be accepted. The

FACP shall be able to set dual alarms threshold for occupied and unoccupied
periods. During unoccupied period, the alarm threshold shall automatically be
lowered to facilitate quicker response. In addition, the FACP shall further process
all analog values for pre-alarm limits to prompt the operator for early
maintenance. If a sensor value increases to an above normal level or a pre-alarm
limit for an extended duration, the FACP shall communicate a maintenance prealarm.
a.

Any time sensor value transitions beyond the secondary and higher limit
value, an alarm initiation and report shall be issued.

b.

Limits and sensor values shall be displayed, modifiable, and reported in


decimal values.

c.

The FACP shall have Drift Compensation facility to compensate for


environment. The FACP shall have the ability to recalibrate Pre-alarm and
Alarm limits if required, after comparing each sensors operating
characteristics with the set sensitivity. This should be carried out at least
once in every 24 hours. FACP should annunciate trouble conditions when
sensor(s) is beyond compensation range (excessively dirty sensor).

d.

The FACP should be UL listed or EN 54 approved to provide the


sensitivity measurement and documentation required by NFPA72E.

2.17

FACP shall be backed up with its built in UPS power and shall also be connected
to central DG Power available in the building.

2.18

FACP shall be provided with following features :


Charger Rate Control
Control-by-Time

Non-Alarm Module Reporting

Day/Night Sensitivity

Periodic Detector Test

Device Blink Control

Remote Page

Drift Compensation

Trouble Reminder

NFPA 72 Sensitivity Test

Verification Counters

System Status Reports

Walk Test

Security Monitor Points

Maintenance Alert

Alarm Verification
Printer Interface
Event Historical log

System Configuration Report


System Point Report
Programmable Automatic Timed and
Manual Signal Silence

Programmable Manual Signal


Control-By-Event with Boolean Logic
Silence Inhibit Timer
and Timer Control
2.19

FACP shall have real-time clock to prevent loss of time and date in case of failure
of power supplies.

2.20

The display on FACP shall provide indication for AC Power, System Alarm,
System Trouble/Security Alarm, Display Trouble and Signal Silence.

2.21

Minimum two different password levels will be provided to prevent unauthorized


System control or programming.

2.22

Operator control switches for Signal Silence, lamp Test, Reset, System Test and
Acknowledge shall be provided.

2.23

The FACP should truly field programmable. This would mean that in the event of
change of any logic, detector / zone sequence alteration, the operator can initiate
these by use of the alpha-numeric keys on the FACP panel to reconfigure the
above parameters. Panels, which require external programming devices to
perform the above function will not be acceptable.

2.24

The FACP should have a degraded mode of operation. In the event of the CPU
failure the field devices (detectors & modules) should report the condition on a
simple digital communication mode to ensure reliability even during failure.

2.25

Power supply unit of FACP shall have following characters :

2.26

a.

The main power supply shall be 230 VAC10%, 50 Hz1% and shall in
turn provide all necessary power of the FACP.

b.

It shall provide a battery charger for 24 hours for standby power using
dual-rate charging technique for fast battery recharge.

c.

It shall provide a very low frequency sweep earth fault detect circuit,
capable of detecting earth faults on sensitive addressable modules.

d.

It shall be power-limiting using Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)


resistor.

e.

It shall provide indication for battery voltage and charging current.

For ease of service, all wiring terminal blocks shall be plug-in type and shall have
sufficient capacity for 18 to 12 AWG wire termination. Fixed terminal blocks shall
not be acceptable.

3.0

DETECTORS & ADDRESSABLE DEVICES

3.1

General features common to all detectors :

3.2

a.

Compatibility : All automatic fire detectors shall be inter changeable without


requiring different mounting bases or alterations in the signal panel.

b.

Response Spectrum : Combustion gas detectors shall respond to both visible


and invisible aerosols; size and colour of the aerosols shall not have a decisive
influence on the response of the detector.

c.

Sensitivity : On average 30 mgs of burned material per cu.m. (as measured in a


1 cu.m. chamber) shall release an alarm sensitivity which shall be adjustable
according to the use of the space.

d.

Power Consumption : Each detector shall use the minimum of power, for
economic circuits, so that it shall have capacity to connect atleast 99 detectors,
50 modules and 20 fault isolator modules in one loop.

e.

Built-in-response indicator : Each detector shall incorporate indicator LED at the


detector which shall blink during normal condition and light up on actuation of the
detector to locate the detector which is operated. The detector shall not be
affected by the failure of the response indicator lamp.

f.

Maintenance : All detectors shall be fitted either with plug-in system or bayonet
type connections only, from the maintenance and compatibility point of view.

g.

Construction : The detector shall be vibration and shock proof. When


disassembling for cleaning purposes, its components must not be damaged by
static over voltage.

h.

Atmospheric and Thermal Disturbance : The detector shall so designed as to be


practically immune to environmental criteria such as air currents, humidity,
temperature fluctuations, pressure and shall not trigger false alarm, due to the
above conditions.

i.

Continuous Operation : An alarm release shall not effect a detectors functioning.


After resetting the alarm, the detector shall resume operation without any
readjustment.

j.

Adaptability to ambient conditions : Detectors shall be designed for adaptability to


humid locations. No performance deterioration shall be acceptable.

Addressable Photoelectric Smoke Detectors


Smoke detectors shall be intelligent and addressable devices, and shall connect with
two wires to one of the Fire Alarm Control Panel loops. Minimum to 99 intelligent
detectors should connect to one loop. The detectors shall use the photoelectric (lightscattering) principal to measure smoke density and shall, on command from the control

panel, send data to the panel representing the analog value for smoke density. The
detectors shall be ceiling mounted type and shall include a twist-lock base.
The detectors shall provide a test means whereby they will simulate an alarm condition
and report that condition to the control panel. Such a test may activated remotely on
command from the control panel.
The detectors shall provide address-setting means on the detector head using rotary
decimal switches. Systems which use binary jumpers or DIP switches to set the detector
address shall not be acceptable. The detectors shall also store an internal identifying
code, which the control panel shall use to identify the type of detector. Detectors
providing address setting through hand held programmers shall also be accepted.
The detectors shall provide dual alarm and power LEDs. Both LEDs shall flash under
normal conditions, indicating that the detector is operational and in regular
communication with the control panel. Both LEDs may be placed into steady illumination
by the control panel, indicating that an alarm condition has been detected. An output
connection shall also be provided in the base to connect an external remote alarm LED.
The detector sensitivity shall be set through the Fire Alarm Control Panel, and shall be
adjustable in the field through the field programming of the system. Sensitivity may be
automatically adjusted by the panel on a time-of-day basis.
Using software in the FACP, the detectors shall compensate for dust accumulation and
other slow environmental changes which may affect their performance. The detectors
shall be listed by UL as meeting the calibrated sensitivity test requirements of NFPA
Standard 72.
The area covered by each smoke detector shall be as per IS-2189.
3.3

Addressable Thermal Detectors


Thermal detectors shall be intelligent and adderessable devices, and shall connect with
two wires to one of the Fire Alarm Control Panel loops. Minimum 99 intelligent thermal
detectors may connect to one loop.
The detectors shall use an electronic detector to measure thermal conditions caused by
a fire and shall, on command from the control panel, send data to the panel representing
the analog level of such thermal measurements. The detectors shall be ceiling-mounted
type and shall include a twist-lock base.
The detectors shall provide a test means whereby they will simulate an alarm condition
and report that condition to the control panel. Such a test may be initiated remotely on
command from the control panel.
The detectors shall provide address-setting means on the detector head using rotary
decimal switches. Systems which use binary jumpers or DIP switches to set the address
shall not be acceptable. Detectors providing address setting through hand held
programmers shall also be accepted.

The detectors shall provide dual alarm and power LEDs. Both LEDs shall flash under
normal conditions. In certain applications, LEDs may be selected to be polled without
flashing through system programming. Both LEDs may be placed into steady illumination
by the control panel, indicating that an alarm condition has been detected.
An output connection shall be provided in the base to connect an external remote alarm
LED.
3.4

Addressable Manual Stations


Addressable manual stations shall be provided to connect to the Fire Alarm Control
Panel loops. Minimum 99 addressable manual stations may be connected to one loop.
The manual stations shall on command from the Control Panel send data to the panel
representing the state of the manual station.
Press/break stations with resettable capability are also acceptable.
Manual stations shall be constructed of high impact LEXAN sheet with clearly visible
operating instructions provided on the cover. The word FIRE shall appear on the front of
the stations in raised letters.
Stations shall be suitable for surface mounting as shown on the plans, or semi-flush
mounting, and shall be installed not less than 42 inches, nor more than 48 inches above
the finished floor unless otherwise specified by applicable building codes.

3.5

Addressable Monitor Module


The monitor module shall provide address-setting and shall also store an internal
identifying code which the Fire Alarm Control Panel shall use to identify the type of
device. Modules using binary jumpers are not acceptable. An LED shall be provided
which shall flash under normal conditions, indicating that the monitor module is
operational and in regular communication with the control panel.

3.6

Response Indicator
In addition to built-in response indicator in each detector. Secondary response indicator
of LED type shall be provided outside the rooms wherever asked for by the
Architect/Interior Designer, for indication of fire through detector in the room. The design
& colour shall be as per Interior Designer approval.

3.7

Control Module
The control module shall provide address-setting and shall also store an internal
identifying code which the control panel shall use to identify the type of device. Modules
which use binary jumpers are not acceptable. An LED shall be provided which shall flash
under normal conditions, indicating that the control module is operational and is in
regular communication with the control panel.

3.8

Addressable Hooters

All field hooters should preferably be addressable and software configurable. All hooters
should be able to provide at least a minimum of 3 different tones, which should be user
configurable. The minimum decibel level of each hooter should be 90db. All hooters
should be UL/FM listed.
5.0

CABLES
All PVC insulated FRLS copper conductor stranded cables shall be 650 volts grade and
shall generally conform to IS-1554-1988 and meet the signal cabling requirement of the
system manufacturer.
Strands of cables shall not be cut to accommodate & connect to the terminals. Terminals
shall have sufficient cross-sectional area to take all the strands.
Cables shall be laid by skilled and experienced workmen using adequate rollers to
minimize stretching of the cable. The cable drums shall be placed on jacks before
unwinding the cable. Great care shall be exercised in laying cables to avoid forming
kinks. At all changes in direction in horizontal and vertical planes, the cable shall be
bent smooth with a radius as recommended by the manufacturers. All cables shall be
laid with minimum one diameter gap and shall be clamped at every metre and shall be
tagged for identification with aluminium tag and clamped properly. Tags shall be
provided at both ends and all changes in directions both sides of wall and floor
crossings. All cable shall be identified by embossing on the tag the size of the cable,
place of origin and termination.
These shall be measured on linear basis including the fittings required like, end
termination junction boxes.

7.0

FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS

7.1

Intelligent System Devices

7.2

7.3

a.

Each device shall be assigned a unique address via easily understood decade
(01 to 99) switch. Address selection via binary switches is not acceptable.
Devices which take their address from their position on the circuit are
unacceptable.

b.

Devices shall receive power and communication from the same pair of
conductors.

Sensors
a.

All fire sensors shall mount on a common base to facilitate the changing of
sensor type if building conditions change. The base shall be incompatible with
conventional detectors to preclude the mounting of a non-intelligent device.

b.

Each sensor shall contain an LED which shall blink each time the sensor is
scanned by the FACP. If the FACP determines that the sensor is in alarm, the
FACP shall command the sensor LED to got latched on.

c.

Each sensor shall be capable of being tested for alarm via command from the
FACP.

d.

Each sensor shall respond to FACP scan for information with its type
identification to preclude inadvertent substitution of another sensor type. The
FACP shall continue operation with the detector installed but shall initiate a
mismatch (trouble) condition until the proper detector is installed.

e.

Each sensor shall respond to FACP scan for information with an analog
representation of measured fire-related phenomenon (smoke density, particles of
combustion, temperature). Systems which only monitor the presence of
conventional detector in an addressable base shall not be acceptable.

f.

Photoelectric smoke sensors shall contain an optical sensing chamber with


nominal sensitivity of 2.3% foot obstruction.

g.

Ionization smoke sensors shall contain a unipolar dual chamber with nominal
sensitivity of 2.3% foot obscuration.

Input Devices
a.
The input device shall provide an addressable input for N.O. or N.C. contact
devices such as manual stations etc.
b.

The input device shall provide a supervised initiating circuit. An open-circuit fault
shall annunciate at the FACP (subsequent alarms shall be reported).

c.

The device shall contain an LED which will blink upon being scanned by the
FACP. Upon determination of an alarm condition, the LED shall be latched on.

7.4

Automatic Functions at FACP


The alarms shall be displayed at the FACP on an LCD display. The display shall indicate
the device in alarm by ID number, the appropriate alarm state, and the current time and
date. It shall also display a point description of minimum 32 characters and, the
respective analog value. The display shall also contain a minimum 40 characters alarm
message. It shall be possible to see the number of acknowledged alarms, number of
current fire alarms, number of trouble conditions and number of other miscellaneous
alarms in the system. The FACP printer shall print out same information displayed on
the LCD display. The LCD display and printer shall be powered directly from the panel.

7.5

Manual Functions at FACP


I.

II.

At any given time, operator shall have the following manual capabilities at FACP
by means of switches located behind a key-locked cover :
a.

Initiate an alarm summary display on the FACP LCD display. This display
shall step through all currently active alarms in the system.

b.

Initiate a summary printout of all currently active alarms on the FACP


printer.

c.

Initiate an all-point summary printout on the FACP printer recording the


status of each system point (initiating circuits, indicating circuits etc.)

At any time, the operator shall have following manual capabilities at the FACP
under password control; Operator privileges and ID numbers of upto four digits
shall assignable by the main operator or designated alternate. Actions taken by
operators shall automatically be printed on the FACP printer with operator initials,
time and date.
a.

Commands output points to different mode. Such commands shall be


printed with selected descriptors ON/OFF/AUTO, OPEN/CLOSE,
DAY/NIGHT etc. In addition, command shall be used to ISOLATE or
DISCONNECT points. When isolated, alarms and troubles shall be
received but not acted upon.

b.

Modify system parameters. Alphanumeric key pad shall be provided for


operators to modify the following parameters :

change sensor alarm and pre-alarm threshold


update date and time
change point descriptors
change action message
disable a point
change sensor verification time
change password
activate/deactivate indicating output control point
control-by-event programs on line

c.

Select a system status report for printing on the printer from the control
station. The following real time reports shall be provided :

all point log.


alarm summary
trouble summary
status summary
sensitivity log
disabled points log.
isolated points log
disconnected points log
logical group points log

The sensitivity log shall print the analog value of each addressable analog
sensor.

7.6

d.

Select printing of a trend sensitivity log which when enabled, shall print
minimum last 24 analog values for every addressable analog sensor
taken at predetermined intervals. Systems which limit the number of
addressable analog sensors which can be trended are not acceptable.

e.

Select a sequence of programmed commands which can be automatically


executed, in sequence, via a single command.

f.

Perform a walk-test function such that a operation can be periodically


checked out for all initiating devices on a zone. In walk test mode, all
initiators on the selected zone shall automatically be isolated. As each
device is placed into an alarm or trouble condition, the FACP shall print
the condition and automatically reset the device. No audible signals shall
be initiated from the zone to prevent disruption of building occupants. If a
zone is inadvertently left in the walk-test mode, it shall automatically reset
to normal after a five-minute idle time is exceeded.

System Supervision
a.

In the normal supervisory condition, only the POWER ON, and RUN
conditions, shall be illuminated. The LCD display shall display System Normal
and the current time and date.

b.

The LCD display shall indicate the loss of power condition and the printer shall
record the same. Following restoration of normal AC power, the trouble indicators
shall be automatically reset and the printer shall record the return to normal
condition.

c.

The LCD display shall indicate the loop in trouble and the printer shall record
same.

d.

The LCD display shall indicate trouble and the printer shall record same.
Operation of a momentary Silence switch shall silence the audible trouble
signal but the visual Trouble LEDs shall remain ON until the malfunction has

been corrected and the system has reset. The FACP printer shall record this
action.
7.7

Programming of FACP
The LCD display and printer programming shall be accomplished on site by means of
lap-top personal computer which shall plug into the FACP. Modules requiring off-site
programming are not acceptable. LCD shall initiate test of all addressable sensors in the
system.
Programming functions shall include alarm/trouble type assignment, point descriptor
assignment, alarm message assignment etc. Data file for the LCD display and a printer
shall be stored in EEPROM.

7.8

Other Devices
Fault-isolation of fire zones (Logical Point Group) / circuit modules shall be provided to
enable part of a fault-tolerant loop to continue operating when a short occurs in the loop.