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Howard Industries, Inc.


ISO-9001 Certified
Distribution Transformer Division
Single-Phase Step 28-10
Voltage Regulators

INTRODUCTION
Howard Industries SVR-1 single-phase
step voltage regulators are tap-changing
autotransformers designed to automati-
cally regulate distribution line voltages in
a range of plus or minus 10% in thirty-two
steps of approximately 5/8% each. The
following ratings are available:
Voltage: 2500 Volts (60 kV BIL)
through 19920 Volts (150 kV BIL)
Current: 50 through 1665 Amps
KVA: 38.1 through 1000
Frequency: 50 or 60 Hertz

Internal potential winding taps and/or


an external ratio correction transformer
are provided on all ratings so that each
regulator may be applied within a range
of system voltages.

A digital control system automatically


operates the tap changer mechanism to
maintain system voltage within desired
limits. The control system is externally
programmable to allow precise setting of
control limits and provides sophisticated
capabilities for special control require-
ments, communication, and data logging.

Overhead type voltage regulators are


supplied with support brackets for pole
mounting and have bolt-down provisions
for pad-mounted applications. Substation
type voltage regulators are provided with
rectangular substation bases. Elevating
platforms are available as an option.

SVR-1 voltage regulators are designed for


reliable operation and ease of mainte-
nance and are supplied with a full array of
standard features for routine applications.
Optional accessories are available to ac-
commodate special applications. FIGURE 1: SVR-1 single-phase voltage regulator

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The SVR-1 features sealed-tank Mechanical tap position indicator Digital processing and nonvolatile
construction and a 65C rise insulation with externally adjustable HI-AMP flash technology data storage with
system, which allows 55C rise rated limit switches Motorola 32-bit processor
designs to provide an additional 12% Laser-etched nameplates (two) Mil-spec modular design with Mil-std
capacity above nameplate rating Lifting lugs I-46085 conformal coated circuit
without loss of normal insulation Oil drain valve with sampling device boards
life. The HI-AMP feature provides Upper filter press connection Solid-state tap-changer relays
capability for additional load capacity, Oil sight gauge Corrosion resistant panel/shield
as long as the regulators maximum High-creep porcelain bushings Bright white/blue LCD high-visibility
current rating is not exceeded. Bolt-down provisions (overhead type display
regulators) Super-bright LED indicators, including
The regulators complete internal Pole mounting brackets (overhead High Band, In Band, Low Band, High
assembly (including tap-changer type regulators) Limit, Low Limit, Voltage Reduction,
switch, motor, core-and-coil assembly, Rectangular substation base Reverse Power, Neutral Position, and
and reactor coil-and-coil assembly) is (substation type regulators) Alert
mounted to the cover (Figure 2). This Externally mounted series arrester DNP 3.0 Level 2, report-by-exception
construction simplifies removal of (MOV type) communications protocol with ACS
the internal assembly for inspection, Mounting provisions for shunt worldwide certification
maintenance, and repair. arresters Multiple, interoperable
Automatic pressure relief device communications ports, including
Powder coated mild steel tank, cover, RS-232, IEEE-485 two and four-wire,
clamp ring, and control enclosure front panel serial program port, fiber
HI/ICMI UVR-1 digital regulator optic interface, ethernet capable,
control (refer to description below) TCP/IP (optional), Bluetooth wireless
(optional), and eight-port input/output
OPTIONS board (optional)
The following optional features and Certifications: radio frequency
accessories are available for the SVR-1 interference withstand capability per
voltage regulator: ANSI/IEEE C37.90.2, electrostatic
Externally mounted shunt arresters (continued on Page 4)
(MOV type)
Wildlife protection for high-voltage
bushing terminals and lightning
arresters
Extra-length control cable
PTs and CTs for external metering
Elevating platform
FIGURE 2: Internal Assembly
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Control enclosure heater
SVR-1 voltage regulators are designed, 4-hole NEMA H-spade connectors
manufactured, and tested in Cooling fans
accordance with the requirements of Powder coated stainless steel
ANSI Standard C57.15. tank, cover, clamp ring, and control
enclosure
HI/ICMI USC-1 simplified regulator
STANDARD REGULATOR FEATURES control
All SVR-1 voltage regulators are Beckwith digital regulator control
supplied with the following standard SEL digital regulator control
accessories and features:
Gear-driven tap-changer switch with HI/ICMI UVR-1 CONTROL
motor and power supply The HI/ICMI UVR-1 digital regulator
Motor capacitor mounted in control control (Figure 3) has the following
enclosure for ease of replacement FIGURE 3: HI/ICMI UVR-1 Control
standard features and options:

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Series arrester (MOV)

High-voltage terminals (3)

High-voltage bushings (3)

Cover-mounted terminal
block enclosure Internal assembly
lifting eyes (2)
HI-AMP lower limit
switch (hidden) HI-AMP upper limit switch
Automatic
Upper filter press and
pressure relief device
oil fill connection
Shunt arrester mounting
provisions (3)
Tap position indicator

Oil level sight gauge Regulator lifting lugs


(2 or 4)
Control cable

Control enclosure

Laser-engraved nameplate
(mounted on control KVA label
enclosure)

Pole mounting brackets (2)

Laser-engraved nameplate
(tank-mounted)

Drain valve and oil Tank grounding provisions


sampling device (2)
Bolt-down provisions (4)

FIGURE 4: SVR-1 single-phase step voltage regulator standard features and accessories (overhead type as shown)

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 ischarge withstand capability


d maintenance.
per IEC 61000-4-2 (1995-2001),
oscillatory surge and fast transient Tank
surge withstand capabilities per ANSI SVR-1 regulators feature sealed-tank
C37.90.1 (2002), metering accuracy construction to prevent moisture and air
per IEEE C57.15 of 0.3% from -40C from entering the internal environment.
to +85C (excluding VT/CT errors) Tanks are constructed of mild steel
User-friendly scrolling control or stainless steel and electrostatically
navigation with complete menu chart coated with a tough polyester powder
(minimizes obsolescence) finish.
Comprehensive controller programs
on CD-ROM including Quick Start, Core and Coil Assembly FIGURE 6: Tap position indicator
Control Configure, DNP Point The use of a 65C rise insulation
Configure, Data Log, Tap Contact Log, Tap Changer
system in 55C rated designs provides
and Program Loader, with customer an extra 12% capacity for the SVR-1 All SVR-1 regulators feature rugged
upgradeable expansion capability regulator without loss of insulation life. gear-driven tap changers (Figure 5).
Front panel serial port The tap-changing mechanism and
Comprehensive control self-test The series coil is wound with full- current-carrying contacts are designed
capability and protection safeguards width aluminum strip conductor and to provide exceptional reliability
Front panel controls including compression-bonded thermoset- and long service life exceeding one
automatic/manual motor control adhesive insulation paper to provide million mechanical operations. The
switch, manual raise/lower switch, exceptional protection from potentially tap changer uses an electric motor,
drag-hand reset switch, local/remote damaging through-fault conditions. gear train, and spring drive to provide
control switch, and internal/external quick, reliable operation. The switch is
voltage source switch Cores are manufactured from high mechanically coupled to the external
Panel-mounted fuses quality grain-oriented silicon steel. tap position indicator (Figure 6) to
External voltage source terminals Laminations are cut and assembled provide visual indication of the switch
Voltage test terminals using a distributed-gap process to position.
Line drop compensation R, X produce a low reluctance joint. A sturdy
Temperature controller with settable clamping assembly effectively secures Tap Position Indicator
levels for high and low temperature, the core and coils. The tap position indicator (Figure
-40C to +85C 6) is located on the cover-mounted
Sequential and time-integrating terminal block enclosure and is directly
regulation algorithms connected to the tap changer by a
Reverse power capability without flexible drive shaft. The indicator dial
need for internal potential plate is marked in 32 steps, 16 each
transformer on the RAISE and LOWER segments of
Multiple modes of operation the dial. The zero mark designates
including Locked Forward, Locked the neutral position. Drag hands follow
Reverse, Idle Reverse, Bi-directional, the pointer and indicate the pointers
Neutral Reverse, and Co-generation maximum and minimum positions since
Adjustable high and low-voltage limits the last reset. Drag hands can be reset
with automatic runback (first house using the drag hand reset switch on the
protection) front panel of the control unit. HI-AMP
limit switches are mounted on either
REGULATOR CONSTRUCTION side of the position indicator.
SVR-1 regulators are designed and
built to provide reliable service, long HI-AMP Feature
life, and ease of maintenance. The The HI-AMP Feature allows SVR-1
entire internal assembly is mounted to regulators to handle increased current
the regulator cover and can be easily capacity by reducing the regulation
removed for inspection, repair, and FIGURE 5: Tap changer mechanism

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range. This is accomplished by setting SURGE ARRESTERS
the raise (boost) and lower (buck) limit
switches (Figure 7) located on the tap Series Arrester
position indicator to prevent the tap Each SVR-1 regulator is equipped
changer from traveling above or below with an appropriately sized MOV-type
the desired settings. Scales on the surge arrester connected between the
limit switches are graduated in percent source and load bushings (Figure 4).
regulation, including 5%, 6-1/4%m This series arrester (also known as a
7-1/2%, 8-3/4% and 10% regulation bypass arrester) is provided to protect
settings. Table 2 (Page 7) lists the load the series winding of the regulator from
current and regulation ranges available damage due to line surges, such as can
with the HI-AMP feature. At each result from lightning, switching surges,
setting, a detent stop provides positive and line faults. The series arrester
adjustment. Upper and lower limits alone does not provide complete
need not be the same. lightning protection. For more complete
protection, option shunt arresters
Upper and lower limits can also be should be installed.
implemented with the digital control
unit. Shunt Arresters
MOV surge arresters are available as an
option on the SVR-1 regulator to provide
protection for the shunt winding. Shunt
arresters are mounted on the regulator
tank adjacent to the load bushing and
the source bushing. Each arrester
is connected between the bushing
terminal and ground.

FIGURE 7: HI-AMP limit switches


(one located on each side of tap
position indicator)
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Table 1:
Load Current and KVA Ratings, 60 Hz
Voltage Load Current
kVA
(kV) (Amperes)
200 50
300 75
400 100
2.5 kV 500 125
60 kV BIL 668 167
1000 250
1332 333
1665 416
100 50
150 75
200 100
5.0 kV 250 125
75 kV BIL 334 167
500 250
668 333
833 416
50 38
75 57
100 76
150 114
219 167
7.62 kV
328 250
95 kV BIL
438 333
546 416
656 500
875 667
1093 833
50 69
100 138
150 207
13.8 kV 200 276
95 kVBIL 300 414
400 552
483 667
604 833
50 72
100 144
200 288
14.4 kV 231 333
150 kV BIL 300 432
400 576
463 667
578 833
50 100
100 200
167 333
19.92 kV
200 400
150 kV BIL
335 667
418 833
502 1000

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Table 2:
HI-AMP Capabilities, 60 Hz
1
Load Current (Amperes)
Rated Rated
Regulator Range
Volts kVA
10% 8-3/4% 7-1/2% 6-1/4% 5%
50 200 220 240 270 320
75 300 330 360 405 480
100 400 440 480 540 640
125 500 550 600 668 668
2.5 kV
167 668 668 668 668 668
250 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
333 1332 1332 1332 1332 1332
416 1665 1665 1665 1665 1665
50 100 110 120 135 160
75 150 165 180 203 240
100 200 220 240 270 320
125 250 275 300 336 400
5.0 kV
167 334 367 401 451 534
250 500 550 600 668 668
333 668 668 668 668 668
416 833 833 833 833 833
2
38.1 50/53 55/58 60/63 68/72 80/85
2
57.2 75/79 83/88 90/95 101/95 120/127
2
76.2 100/106 110/116 120/127 135/143 160/169
2
114.3 150/159 165/175 180/190 203/215 240/254
2
167 219/232 241/255 263/278 296/313 350/370
2
7.62 kV 250 328/347 361/382 394/417 443/469 525/556
333
2 438/464 482/510 526/557 591/625 668
416
2 548/580 603/638 658/668 668 668
2 656/668 668 668 668 668
500
2 875/926 875/926 875/926 875/926 875/926
667
2 1093/1157 1093/1157 1093/1157 1093/1157 1093/1157
833
69 50 55 60 68 80
138 100 110 120 135 160
207 150 165 180 203 240
276 200 220 240 270 320
13.8 kV
414 300 330 360 405 480
552 400 440 480 540 640
667 483 531 580 652 668
833 604 664 668 668 668
72 50 55 60 68 80
144 100 110 120 135 160
288 200 220 240 270 320
333 231 254 277 312 370
14.4 kV
432 300 330 360 405 480
576 400 440 480 540 640
667 463 509 556 625 668
833 578 636 668 668 668
50 25 28 30 34 40
100 50 55 60 68 80
200 100 110 120 135 160
19.92 kV 333 167 184 200 225 267
400 200 220 240 270 320
667 335 369 402 452 536
833 418 460 502 564 668

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Fax: 601-649-8090
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