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INDEX

0. FOREWORD 3 2. 2.1 Density gauge replacement 20

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION 3 2. 2.1.1 For CT not equipped with non return 20


dev ices to density gauge
1. 1. TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 general description 3
2. 2.1.2 For CT equipped with non return 20
1. 1.1 Nameplates 4 dev ices to density gauge

1. 1.2 SF6 gas pressure measurement 4 2. 3. Mov ing TAG after erection 21
instrument: density gauge 21
3. MAINTENANCE
1. 1.3 Auxiliary contact box 5 3. 1. Pressure check and refilling 21
1. 1.4 Gas inlet v alv e 6 3. 2. Visual inspection 21
1. 1.5 Ground connector 6 3. 3. Gas humidity check 21
1.1.6 Secondary terminal box 6 3. 4. Spare parts and dev ices 22
1. 1.7 Primary terminals 7 3. 5. Communication with MAGRINI GALILEO 22
1.1.8 Ratio change 7

1. 1.9 Safety v alv e 7


1. 1.10 Seal systems 7

1. 1.11 Tightening torque of the screws 7

1. 1.12 Information on handling SF6 gas 8

1. 2. Shipping 8

1. 3. Checking upon arriv al 8

1. 4. Mov ing 9

1. 5. Storage 9
1. 6. Unpacking 10
1. 7. Installing 11

1. 7.1 Primary ratio change 12


1. 7.2 Three ratios 12

1. 7.3 Double ratio 14

1. 8. Before the serv ice 15

1. 8.1 Gas filling 15


1. 8.2 Connection to circuits 16

2. SERVICE 17
2. 1. Starting up the warning signals during 17
the serv ice
2. 2. Density gauge working check 19

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0. FOREWORD
This manual has the following purposes:
1 to describe the transformer, to serve as a guide for assembling and putting it into service
2 to analyse the transformer in service
3 to prescribe a number of ordinary maintenance operations
4 to enable the user to locate the individual components, facilitating requests for information or spare
parts

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1.1. TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 is a SF6 gas insulated CURRENT TRANSFORMER
(see fig. 1).

Position Description
1 aluminium alloy base

2 secondary terminal box

3 density gauge

4 gas inlet v alv e

5 auxiliary contact box

6 porcelain insulator

7 middle flange made of aluminium alloy

8 porcelain insulator

9 solid insulation

10 metal tube

11 primary terminal

12 primary ratio change diagram plate

13 protectiv e cap

14 safety v alv e

15 secondary windings

16 aluminium alloy head

17 primary ratio change

FIG. 1
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1. 1.1 NAMEPLATES (fig. 2)

The nameplate with electrical data is placed near the secondary terminal box; it reports transformer handling
pressure too.
There are P1 (H1) and P2 (H2) plates, on the transformers head:
? P1 (H1) indicates the conventional current input of primary terminal
? P2 (H2) indicates the opposite primary terminal.
Two nameplates show, respectively, the ground tap described at par. 1. 1.5 and this one inside the
secondary terminal box. A diagram plate is attached inside the cover of the secondary terminal box.
The primary ratio change diagram plate is applied inside the protective cover of ratio change.

GROUND TAP PLATE

FIG. 2

P1 (H1) PLATE

P2 (H2) PLATE

1. 1.2 SF6 GAS PRESSURE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT: DENSITY GAUGE (fig. 3)

The transformer has a density gauge with accuracy class 1, which is supplied with electrical contacts for remote
control. Those contacts permit to check some variations of the gas density from a distance.
The density gauge is positioned so that it is protected against casual collisions.
The distinctive values of the pressure at 20C are always indicated on the electrical data plate.

FIG. 3

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1. 1.3 AUXILIARY CONTACT BOX

The auxiliary contact box is joint to the density gauge, so that they form a single instrument; this box has only one
gland (for users disposal).
See next table:
INSTRUMENT TYPE
BASE

In accordance with customers request, it is supplied an auxiliary contact box (with electric contacts) separately
from density gauge; protection level of this box is IP 54 (fig. 4).
There are two glands, one to connect the cable to the pressure measurement instrument (this cable is included in
the scope of IT supply), the other, type PG, according to users request for users disposal.
Theres a plate, inside the box, which indicates the terminals for the alarm signals for the minimum pressure

3
cables 1 - 2 1st warning signal
4
cables 3 - 4 2nd warning signal FIG. 4

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1. 1.4 GAS INLET VALVE

The gas inlet stainless steel valve is on the transformer base: it allows the filling with SF6 gas and the connection
of a gas checking instrument. The valve is positioned so that it is shock-proof.
During the service, this valve always must be closed with its covering cap, to guarantee a molecular seal.

1. 1.5 GROUND CONNECTOR (fig. 5)

Theres an earth clamp for 812 mm diameter cables on one of the anterior foot:
This clamp is used to ground the secondary terminal box.

FIG. 5a or FIG.

1. 1.6 SECONDARY TERMINAL BOX (fig. 6)

The epoxy resin secondary terminal is located in an aluminium alloy box on the transformer base.
Remove the aluminium protective cover to gain access to clamps.
Theres a screw stud (M8) for the grounding, which you can connect a clamp of the secondary winding of each
core. The screw for clamps connection are M6 stainless steel.

FIG. 6a FIG.

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1. 1.7 PRIMARY TERMINALS

The primary terminals is made either of Al or tinned Cu.


The material as well as design (dimensions) of primary terminals should depend on customers inquiry.

1. 1.8 RATIO CHANGE

The TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 allows both the primary ratio change and the one secondary.
For primary ratio change, the transformer is sent in parallel connection, that can support the maximum allowable
current.
See chapter 1. 7.

1. 1.9 SAFETY VALVE (fig. 7)

The safety valve is a predetermined breaking system, located on the top of the transformer's head. It is a nickel
device and defends against any abnormal increase in internal pressure.
The safety valve neednt maintenance.

AIR

FIG. 7
GAS

1. 1.10 SEAL SYSTEMS

The SF6 seal is made through EPDM O-RING gaskets.


All gaskets, each metallic coupling surface and the coupling surfaces of the safety valve are greased with silicone
grease.
All exterior screws are greased with waterproof grease.

1. 1.11 TIGHTENING TORQUE OF THE SCREWS

SCREW USE TORQUE WRENCH SETTING

LINE TERMINALS
M12 PRIMARY RECONNECTIONS 45 Nm
GROUNDING (outside)

M8 GROUNDING 20 Nm
(inside the secondary terminal box)
M6 SECONDARY TERMINALS 7 Nm

M16 FIXING TO BASE 100 Nm

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1. 1.12 INFORMATION ON HANDLING SF6 GAS

Taken from Technical Information NMG 659.1.


The new SF6 gas, with inevitable impurities from industrial production, is not flammable, it is odourless and non-toxic.
As SF6, is inert like nitrogen and carbon dioxide, if it is mixed with air can cause asphyxiation when its concentration is
enough to reduce oxygen content (equal to about 21% in normal conditions) to a value equal or inferior to 17%.
Therefore, an accidental gas leak would not cause grave problems in an open or well-ventilated space.
As SF6 weighs about five times more than air, so unempted SF6 devices as well as tunnels or small buildings where SF6
has accidentally leaked can be dangerous.
The personnel responsible for maintenance must be informed and, when necessary, given a gas mask.
Solid and gaseous product produced by decomposing SF6 are harmful because they are corrosive and toxic. Fortunately,
SF6 decomposes only in case of electrical arc and is detected by a smell which is present when its concentration is 100
times less than what is considered noxious.
This happens, for example, in circuit breakers, when they have operated at full current or a faulty current. The
decomposing solid product take on the form of a highly hygroscopic dust impregnated with gaseous decomposing
product.
This dust, which is inert when dry, becomes corrosive when it absorbs humidity.
If the gas is handled with decomposing products in such conditions, it is necessary to be particularly careful and to use
neoprene gloves and gas masks. Further information is available from MAGRINI GALILEO.

1. 2. SHIPPING

The packages of the transformers are made depending on transport.


Each transformer is shipped in horizontal position, with internal relative pressure of SF6 gas not exceeding 0.03
MPa at 20C.
Observe symbols marked on the package during transport.

1. 3 CHECKING UPON ARRIVAL

On arrival in the site of the contractual delivery, visually check the package on the truck and, after unloading,
check the goods, before time provided in the contract or in ten days, to find possible signs of damage or tampering.
During the inspection, pay attention to:
? the entireties of the package (on the truck)
? the porcelain insulators
? the secondary terminal box, because it can be damaged
? the protective caps of the primary ratio change

Also verify the presence of the gas inside the transformer through the gas inlet valve.
The device must be pressurised.
The transformer has been subjected to a vacuum process and SF6 gas filling, therefore an accidental or purposeful emptying can
compromise proper functioning.

WARNING:
For safety of persons and things, DONT MOVE THE TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 WITH INTERNAL GAS
PRESSURE HIGHER THAN 0.03 MPa AT 20C.
The internal gas pressure must always higher than atmospheric pressure, to avoid problems for the dielectric
tightness of the transformer.
If there are some damages, keep all the parts, including the package, notify the carrier and warn MAGRINI GALILEO.

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1. 4. MOVING (fig. 8)

Move the apparatus inside its package as far as place of facility, slinging it as shown in fig. 8a and observing the
indications marked on the package.
The packed transformer must be moved in horizontal position. The unpacked transformer can be moved in vertical
position, slinging as shown in fig. 8b and using the proper holes on the base. To not overturn the transformer
slung, secure four lifting cables with a rope rolled up the lower portion of the head.
In any case, the SF6 internal pressure mustnt exceed 0.03 MPa at 20C.

FIG. 8a

FIG. 8b

1. 5. STORAGE

In case of storage of the transformers before setting them to work, keep them in vertical position.
If the transformers are crated, observe the symbols marked on the package; in case of storage of the transformers
unpacked, anchor them to ground appropriately.
In case the transformers must be stored for long time, check once every two years gas presence: in this case there
isnt a maximum time limit for the storage.
The outdoor storage is permitted and the temperature limits are the same as specified service conditions in the
contract.

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1. 6. UNPACKING

Open package only near the place of erection. Remove a case side wall first, being careful not to damage the
content (see fig. 9).

FIG. 9

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1. 7. INSTALLING

To erect the transformer, follow directions of fig. 10 .

FIG. 10

Take the shipping tools to pieces as in fig. 11.

Fixing of the base


FIG. 11
The fixing to the transformers base is achieved using four holes,
which diameter in 20 mm, for clamping 550x550 mm.
Verify the sizes on the drawing of the transformers overall
dimensions.

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1. 7.1 PRIMARY RATIO CHANGE (fig. 12)

The TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 transformer allows the primary ratio change with various connections, depending on
the number of ratios prescribed and on the value of the current:

? THREE RATIOS (ex. 1600-800-400/1)


? TWO RATIOS (ex. 1200-600/1)

The transformers are always shipped in the connection that can support the maximum allowable current.
If it necessary the ratio change, act as follows:
? unscrew the nuts of pos. 2, remove the cover showed in pos. 1, without damaging the washer of pos. 3
? make the connections as primary ratio change diagram plate shows.
It is convenient to clean the plates with an abrasive sponge when executing a ratio change. Grease the plates
immediately afterwards with Electat Grease 453 or vaseline.

FIG. 12

1. 7.2 THREE RATIOS

The three ratio permit the use of the apparatus with three levels of primary current, according to three connection
which are achieved by mounting the following fittings (fig 13):

P1 side
- three copper plates with two fixing holes
- two copper plates with three fixing holes
- M12 stainless steel nuts

P2 side
- three copper plates with two fixing holes
- two copper plates with three fixing holes
- one aluminium potential connection plate
- M12 stainless steel nuts
FIG. 13
The tightening torque for all nuts is 45 Nm.

The possible connections with three ratios are:


? PARALLEL connection
? SERIES-PARALLEL connection
? SERIES connection

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Parallel connection (higher ratio)

Ex. 1600-800-400

P1 side
- put a two-holes plate between pins 4 and 6
- put a two-holes plate between pins 1 and 2
- place a three-holes plate between pins 1, 2 and 6
- put a three-holes plate between pins 3, 5 and 8
- place a two-holes plate between pins 3 and 5
P1 (H1) SIDE P2 (H2) SIDE
P2 side
- repeat the above directions
- attach the potential plate between pins 8 and 9

Series-parallel connection (intermediate ratio)

Ex. 1600-800-400

P1 side
- put a two-holes plate between pins 4 and 6
- put a two-holes plate between pins 1 and 2
- place a three-holes plate between pins 1, 2 and 6
- put a three-holes plate between pins 5, 8 and 9
- place a two-holes plate between pins 8 and 9
P1 (H1) SIDE P2 (H2) SIDE
P2 side

- repeat the above directions


- attach the potential plate to pins 10

Series connection (lower ratio)

Ex. 1600-800-400

P1 side
- put two plate with two holes between pins 5 and 7
- put a two-holes plate between pins 4 and 6
- put a three-holes plate between pins 8 and 9
- put a three-holes plate between pins 1 and 2
P2 side
- repeat the above directions P1 (H1) SIDE P2 (H2) SIDE

- attach the potential plate to pins 10

The figures are shown on the diagram plate inside the


protective cover of the ratio change.

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1. 7.3 DOUBLE RATIO

Series and series-parallel or parallel and series-parallel connections can be used in presence of ratio
change. The directions written at the preceding paragraph must be carefully followed.

Parallel connection

Ex. 1200-600

P1 side
- put a three-holes plate between pins 1, 2 and 6
- place a two-holes plate between pins 1 and 2
- put a three-holes plate between pins 3, 5 and 8
- place a two-holes plate between pins 3 and 5

P2 side
- repeat the above directions
- attach the potential plate between pins 8 and 9
P1 (H1) SIDE P2 (H2) SIDE

parallel connection
Series-parallel connection

Ex. 1200-600

P1 side
- put a three-holes plate between pins 1, 2 and 6
- place a two-holes plate between pins 1 and 2
- put a three-holes plate between pins 5, 8 and 9
- place a two-holes plate between pins 8 and 9

P2 side
P1 (H1) SIDE P2 (H2) SIDE
- repeat the above directions
- attach the potential plate to pins 10
series-parallel connection

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1. 8. BEFORE THE SERVICE

1. 8.1 GAS FILLING (fig. 14)

The SF6 gas filling takes place only when the transformer is completely attached to its support and before setting
it to work.

IMPORTANT: before filling:


? check the presence of the gas inside the transformer: the transformer must be pressurised
? dont create a vacuum into transformer.

After mounting the proper filling tools, wash the gas inlet hose, letting the gas flow for a few seconds at pressure of
0.05 MPa.
Insert the hose into the gas inlet valve.
Always check the rated operating pressure indicated on the data plate of the transformer.
Pressure up to the value indicated plus about 0.02 MPa, and, after a few hours, verify that the pressure has
stabilised at the requested value; if it hasnt, put in more gas. For these operations use reading instrument of
pressure of each transformer.
Put the plug of the valve at the end.

WARNING: always use gas according to IEC 376 standard.

FIG. 14

Assemble the covering cap, after the gas


filling or after any operation during witch
gas inlet valve is opened

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1. 8.2 CONNECTION TO CIRCUITS

To implement connection to circuits, act as follows:


? connect the ground terminal, that is on the support of the transformer, with a copper cable
? connect the secondary windings, following the diagrams of the station and the apposite plate in the secondary
box
? CONNECT TO EARTH ONE TERMINAL OF EACH SECONDARY WINDING
SEPARATELY, using appropriate earth clamp, located into secondary terminal box. This prevents the
secondary winding from assuming a dangerous electrostatic potential
? SHORT CIRCUIT THE UNUSED SECONDARY WINDINGS to avoid endangering the staff and
causing the apparatus to ill-function
? carefully clean the primary terminals
? connect to the network
? if it necessary to change the primary circuits configuration, follow the directions written in the par. 1. 7.1
and what is marked on the primary ratio change diagram plate applied inside the protective cover. All primary
contacts are greased. It is convenient to clean the plates with an abrasive sponge and grease them immediately
afterwards with Electat Grease 453 or vaseline, when executing a ratio change.
Make the same treatment to the secondary clamps
? if it expected a monitoring at distance, make the indispensable connections inside the auxiliary contact box.

Examples of connections to earth and


short circuit inside secondary terminal
box

FIG. 15

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2. SERVICE
2. 1. STARTING UP THE WARNING SIGNALS DURING THE SERVICE

The TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 has two warning signals of minimum pressure.

1st warning signal pressure starting up

If first warning intervenes when the transformers working, it is necessary to discover the cause of it as soon as
possible.
Hypothesis for starting:
A) DECREASE OF PRESSURE BECAUSE OF A SNAP LEAK
B) DECREASE OF PRESSURE BECAUSE OF WRONG READING OF THE DENSITY GAUGE

In order to understand if the causes are A) - or - B) type ones, it is necessary to act as


follows:
? equip an LEAK DETECTOR
? TEST THE SEAL JOINTS with the leak detector, as fig. 16 shows
? DONT ENERGISE THE TRANSFORMER during this operation
Pos. Points of leakage checking

1 secondary terminal box

2 gas inlet v alv e

3 density gauge

4 coupling base inferior flange of porcelain insulator

5 screws of connection porcelain insulator base

6 inferior and superior sealed zone of porcelain insulator FIG. 16

7 coupling head-superior flange of porcelain insulator

8 screws of connection porcelain insulator head

9 primary ratio change: side P1 (H1)

10 primary ratio change: side P2 (H2)

11 safety v alv e
12 screws of connection middle flange with the porcelain insulators
13 middle flange

IF THE SEARCHING OF LEAKS GIVES A NEGATIVE ANSWER, act as


follows:
? density gauge check: to verify the good working of the density gauge, you must compare its own values with a
sample pressure gauge, connected with the gas inlet valve (see par. 2. 2.).
If you find reading errors of the density gauge, notify MAGRINI GALILEO or replace the instrument (see
par. 2.2.1)
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IN CASE OF LEAK, all the same is possible the transformer work temporarily:
? operations that allow to continue the service temporarily: SF6 refilling (see par. 3. 1.), before the pressure
goes below the values at which the complete dielectric seal is guaranteed (2nd warning signal). For staff safety,
it is better to pressurise the apparatus when not energised. In this case, it is better to check the speed of the
leak, through more pressure reading, in order to establish the best moment of intervention.
Therefore the gas refilling is an operation that allows to continue the service temporarily, awaiting for
best moment in order to execute the repair.

2nd warning signal pressure starting up

If the previous operations have not been made and if the decrease of pressure makes second warning
unavoidable, the Client must stop the transformer from working.
Make the check as shown above.
However, it must be borne in mind that:
? THE RATED LEVELS OF THE FREQUENCY VOLTAGE AND THE LIGHTNING IMPULSE ARENT
GUARANTEED, WHEN THE VALUE OF THE PRESSURE GOES UNDER THE VALUE OF THE 2ND
WARNING SIGNAL PRESSURE
? THE TRANSFORMER IS DIMENSIONED TO EXERCISE VOLTAGE (PHASE-EARTH VOLTAGE)
TILL PRESSURE RELATIVE BECOMES 0 MPa.

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2. 2. DENSITY GAUGE WORKING CHECK

To check the working of the density gauge is right, act as follows:


? equip a pressure gauge (accuracy class 1 at least) with connection suitable to gas inlet valve (sample
instrument)
? measure the temperature at check moment
? put in the pressure gauge into the gas inlet valve and note the marked pressure (fig. 17)
? follow the next table to find the relative pressure at 20C, that depends on temperature and pressure of the
sample instrument
Ex. : T = -10C , P pressure gauge = 2.7 bar ? P 20C = 3.2 bar
Temperature [C] Relative pressures [bar]
35 3.25 3.35 3.45 3.55 3.65 3.75 4.30 4.40 4.50 4.60
32 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.50 3.60 3.70 4.25 4.30 4.45 4.55
29 3.15 3.25 3.35 3.45 3.55 3.65 4.15 4.25 4.40 4.45
26 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.50 3.60 4.10 4.20 4.30 4.40
23 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.35 3.45 3.55 4.05 4.15 4.25 4.35
20 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.50 4.00 4.10 4.20 4.30
17 2.95 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.35 3.45 3.95 4.00 4.15 4.25
14 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.40 3.90 3.95 4.05 4.15
11 2.85 2.95 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.35 3.80 3.90 4.00 4.10
8 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.10 3.20 3.30 3.75 3.85 3.95 4.05
5 2.75 2.85 2.95 3.05 3.15 3.25 3.70 3.80 3.90 4.00
0 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.05 3.15 3.60 3.70 3.75 3.85
-5 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 2.95 3.05 3.50 3.60 3.65 3.75
-10 2.55 2.60 2.70 2.80 2.90 3.00 3.40 3.45 3.50 3.60
-15 2.45 2.55 2.60 2.75 2.80 2.90 3.30 3.35 3.40 3.50
-20 2.35 2.45 2.55 2.65 2.75 2.80 3.20 3.25 3.30 3.40
-25 2.30 2.40 2.45 2.55 2.65 2.75 3.05 3.15 3.20 3.30

GAS INLET VALVE

FIG. 17

SAMPLE INSTRUMENT

? read the measurement of the density gauge (installed on the transformers base)
? if the measurement taken by the density gauge differs from the tabular one - considering accuracy class of both
instruments - replace the instrument as soon as possible.

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Note:
If the density gauge shown, during service, an overpressure more than rated filling pressure, it could mean that the
gauge is in failure and shall be most probably replaced. Anyhow, perform a checking as described above.

2. 2.1 DENSITY GAUGE REPLACEMENT

2. 2.1.1 FOR CT NOT EQUIPPED WITH NON RETURN DEVICES TO DENSITY GAUGE

With the transformer off of service, the high voltage side and the alarm contacts not energized, act as follows:
? decrease the internal pressure till ~ 0.02 MPa: the recovered gas can be used again, if it suits IEC 376
standard.
If it necessary, purify and dry the recovered gas by available treatment system.
? disconnect the cables inside the auxiliary contact box (see fig. 18)
? dismantle the density gauge, removing the screws of pos. 1
? assemble the new density gauge
? connect the contacts for signal of gas

WARNING: gas in pressure must be present, inside the transformer. Make the density gauge dismantling and
assembling as soon as possible and before the transformer becomes empty to avoid the entry of air.

FIG. 18

GLAND OF THE
AUXILIARY CONTACT BOX

2. 2.1.2 FOR CT EQUIPPED WITH NON RETURN DEVICES TO DENSITY GAUGE

With the transformer off of service, the high voltage side and the alarm contacts not energised, act as follows:
? disconnect the cables inside the auxiliary contact box
? dismantle the density gauge like this: unscrew all the screws (pos. 1) about three turns, holding the density
gauge against the transformer. Remove the pressure exerted on density gauge and complete unscrewing the
screws
? to evacuate air from new density gauge, pressurize twice or three times, pressing it on the non return valve
? assemble the new density gauge like this: screw in the screws till the density gauge is not far from the
transformer; press the density gauge on the transformer and completely screw in two screws at least. Remove
the pressure and complete screwing.
? connect the contacts for signal of gas

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WARNING: the transformer is pressurized. Make the density gauge dismantling and assembling as soon as
possible.

2. 3. MOVING TAG AFTER ERECTION

If it is necessary to move a TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 already in working condition (with rated internal pressure), the
instructions written on electrical data plate (installed on transformer base) must be rigorously followed: maximum
pressure for moving is 0.03 MPa at 20C.
Fall the internal pressure, using the inlet valve, so much that the indicate value is reached; the internal pressure
value reached must be higher than the atmospheric pressure.
The recovered gas can be used again, if it suits IEC 376 standard.
If it necessary purify and dry the recovered gas by available treatment system.

3. MAINTENANCE

3. 1. PRESSURE CHECK AND REFILLING

Every month check gas pressure.


If the pressure is lower than rated value, add gas as indicated at the paragraph of gas filling (see par. 1. 8.1).
Make this operation with the transformer not in tension.

3. 2. VISUAL INSPECTION

The TAGa 362 - 420 - 550 needs only ordinary external cleaning, depending on environmental conditions and in
accordance with the established cleaning cycle for other near equipment (circuit breaker, disconnectors, etc.).
In general, external inspection is enough to ascertain the condition of device.
While operating, a deposit (dust, soot, salt, etc.) is formed on the surface of tongues of the insulators and it can
reduce their surface tightness.
To clean these tongues special tools are not necessary, but you can wash them like other similar instruments.
Washing system that spray water upwards are good, so that the insulators are cleaned while working.
The visual inspection shall also concern a visual checking of all metal parts (corrosion) and any other mechanical
damages (cleaning, greasing and / or painting if necessary).
Every 6 months visually inspect component.

3. 3. GAS HUMIDITY CHECK

Gas humidity check is made by connecting the apposite instrument to gas inlet valve.
The humidity level must be less than 500 ppmv; if the humidity level is greater than this value, notify MAGRINI
GALILEO.
We recommend to check humidity every five years.

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3. 4. SPARE PARTS AND DEVICES

As the apparatus are static and sealed, it is not necessary to store spare parts.
Tools (a set of wrenches and screwdrivers) and apposite devices for gas filling are necessary for installation and
maintenance.

3. 5. COMMUNICATIONS WITH MAGRINI GALILEO

If it necessary to require reports or further information or to order spare parts for this device, correspondence or a
rapid answer are facilitated if you:
? refer to the instructions, using the same terms and indicating paragraph, figure and position
? indicate the nameplate of the device, particularly the serial number

To contact MAGRINI GALILEO please call:

Export Department:
Via Circonvallazione EST, 1
24040 Stezzano (BG) - Italy
Tel.: (++39/035) 415 1111
Telefax: (++39/035) 415 3100

Cairo montenotte Factory


Strada Curagnata, 37
17014 Bragno - Cairo M.tte (SV)
Tel. + + 19 516111
Telex + + 19 5161401

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