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TRANSMISSION MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION 15-TMSS-01, Rev.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 General
4.2 Construction
4.3 Ratings
4.4 Dimensions
4.5 Mounting

5.0 TESTS

5.1 Type (Design) Tests


5.2 Sample (Quality Conformance) Tests
5.3 Routine Tests
5.4 Optional Tests

6.0 DATA SCHEDULE

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TRANSMISSION MATERIALS STANDARD SPECIFICATION 15-TMSS-01, Rev. 0

1.0 SCOPE

This SEC Transmission Material Standard Specification (TMSS) specifies the minimum
technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and
performance of indoor/outdoor Station Post Type Insulators for 69kV through 380kV
system intended to be used in the system of the Saudi Electricity Company, Saudi Arabia.

2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

This Material Standard Specification shall always be read in conjunction with SEC General
Specification No. 01-TMSS-01, titled "General Requirements for All Equipment/Materials",
which shall be considered as an integral part of this TMSS.

This TMSS shall also be read in conjunction with SEC Purchase Order or Contract
Schedules for project, as applicable.

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

The latest revision/amendments of the following Codes and Standards shall be applicable for
the equipment/material covered in this TMSS. In case of conflict, the vendor/manufacturer
may propose equipment/material conforming to one group of Industry Codes and Standards
quoted hereunder without jeopardizing the requirements of this TMSS.

3.1 ANSI C29.1 Test Methods for Electrical Power Insulators

3.2 ANSI C29.9 Wet Process Porcelain Insulators (Apparatus, Post Type)

3.3 IEC 60168 Test on Indoor and Outdoor Post Insulators of Ceramic
Materials or Glass for Systems with Nominal Voltages Greater
than 1000 V

3.4 IEC 60273 Characteristics of Indoor and Outdoor Post Insulators for
Systems with Nominal Voltages Greater than 1000 V

3.5 IEC 60437 Radio Influence Tests on High Voltage Insulators

3.6 IEC 60507 Artificial Pollution Tests on High-Voltage Insulators

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 General

4.1.1 Requirements

The station post insulaors shall meet or exceed the requirements of this
specification in all respects

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4.1.2 Type

The station post insulators shall be non-stacking type for 69 kV. Post
insulators for rated voltage 110kV, 115kV and 132kV shall be either stacking
or non-stacking type and for rated volage above 132kV, post insulators shall
be of stacking type. The stacks assemblies shall be either uniform-diameter
stacks (individual units of identical strength rating) or tapered stacks
(individual units of different strength ratings).

4.1.3 Dimension Drawings

Manufacturer shall submit an outline drawing of the insulators with all


pertinent dimensions with tolerance.

4.1.4 Service Conditions

The station post insulators shall be suitable for the service conditions as
specified in 01-TMSS-01.

4.2 Construction

4.2.1 Material

a. The shell of the station post insulators shall be made of good


commercial grade wet-process porcelain insulating material.

b. Insulator material other than porcelain material may be acceptable for


indoor application provided the insulating material meets the
following requirements:

i. Superior quality and equivalent electrical and mechanical


characteristics in comparison with porcelain material
supported by adequate documentation and test results.

ii. At least 5 years of proven field experience.

The insulating material shall be used with prior approval from SEC.

c. The entire exposed porcelain surface of the station post insulators


shall be standard glazed and shall be brown in color. The entire
porcelain surface shall be free from imperfections.

4.2.2 Metal Parts

Metal parts shall be made of a good commercial grade of malleable iron,


ductile iron or steel and galvanized per 01-TMSS-01.

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4.2.3 Bonding

Portland cement or lead antimony shall be used as the bonding material for
jointing and for filling the gap between the porcelain and metal fittings.
Sulfur based cements are not acceptable.

4.2.4 Fabrication

a. The outdoor station post insulators shall be shaped for effective


natural cleaning and effective use of leakage distance for high
humidity and pollution level conditions. Outdoor station post type
insulators shall withstand a wash water pressure of 3500kPa.

b. The indoor station post insulators shall be shaped in such a way as to


be suitable for horizontal, vertical or inverted mounting, without
creating a potential problem of dust-collection.

c. The station post porcelain insulators shall be of solid or puncture


proof hollow core construction.

d. Multi-cone type construction is not acceptable.

4.3 Ratings

4.3.1 Outdoor Post Insulator

The outdoor station post insulator minimum electrical and mechanical


characteristics of outdoor station post insulator shall be per Table I and Table
II respectively.

4.3.2 Indoor Post Insulator

The indoor station post insulator minimum electrical and mechancial


characteristics of indoor station post insulator shall be per Table III.

Table I : Outdoor Post Insulators Electrical Characteristics

Nominal Impulse Critical Low Freq. Wet Radio-Influence


Voltage Withstand Impulse Withtand Voltage (RIV) Data
Voltage Flashover Voltage Low Freq. Max RIV
(Positive) 10 Seonds Test @1 MHz
(kVrms) (kVpeak) (kVpeak) (kVrms) Voltage
(kVrms) (µV)
69 350 390 145 44 200
110 650 710 275 88 200
115 650 710 275 88 200
132 750 810 315 103 500
230 1050 1210 455 146 500
380* 1425 1610 590 220 1000

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Note : * 380kV station post insulator shall withstand Basic Switching


Impulse Voltage of 1050kVpeak.

Table II : Outdoor Post Insulators Mechanical Characteristics

Nominal Overall Cantilever Tensile Compression Torsional


Voltage Height Strength Strength Strength Strength

(kVrms) (mm) (kN) (kN) (kN) (kN.m)


69 762 13.33 111.10 266.64 7.00
110 1372 10.90 111.10 333.30 10.17
115 1372 10.90 111.10 333.30 10.17
132 1575 10.90 111.10 333.30 10.17
230 2337 10.22 177.76 444.40 13.56
380 4600 12 177.76 446 13.8

Table III : Indoor Post Insulator Electrical and Mechanical Characteristics

Nominal Electrical Characteristics Mechancial


Voltage Characteristics
Impulse Dry RIV Data Overall Cantilever
Withstand Withstand Low Freq Max RIV Height Strength
1 Minute Test @1 MHz
Voltage
(kVrms) (kVpeak) (kVrms) (kVrms) (µV) (mm) (kN)
69 325 140 44 200 660 8.89

4.4 Dimensions

The nominal dimensions for outdoor and indoor post insulators shall be as shown in
Table II and Table III respectively and shall be as specified in Data Schedule. The
tolerances applicable to all dimensions, except the minimum leakage distance, shall
be in accordance with IEC-60168, IEC60273 or ANSI C29.9. The minimum leakage
distance shall be as specified in Data Schedule.

4.5 Mounting

4.5.1 Holes

The base of the station post insulators shall have Unified National Coarse
(UNC) threaded bolt holes on standard bolt circles for interchangeability and
ease of mounting. Holes in top and bottom fittings shall be in line and they
shall be so arranged as to permit the use of standard hexagon bolt heads and
nuts. Number of bolts, bolt size, bolt arrangement and kind of thread with
bolt circle shall be per Table IV.

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Table IV : Post Insulator Mounting Arrangement

Nominal Mounting Arrangement


Voltage Top Bottom
Bolt No. Bolt Bolt Thread Bolt No. Bolt Bolt Thread
(kVrms) Circle of Arrangt. Size (UNC) Circle of Arrangt. Size (UNC)
(mm) Bolts (degree) (mm) (mm) Bolts (degree) (mm)
69* 76.2 4 90° 13 13 76.2 4 90° 13 13
110 127 4 90° 16 11 127 4 90° 16 11
115 127 4 90° 16 11 127 4 90° 16 11
132 127 4 90° 16 11 127 4 90° 16 11
230 127 4 90° 16 11 127 4 90° 19 10
or
178
380 127 4 90° 16 11 356 4 90° 16 11

Note : * For 69kV indoor/outdoor station post insulators, mounting arrangements are the
same.

4.5.2 Position

The station post insulators may be mounted either upright, horizontally or


inverted positions as specified in data schedule.

4.5.3 Adapter Plates and Spacers

When required, adapter plates and spacers shall be made from galvanized
steel and sized as specified in Data Schedule.

4.6 Markings

4.6.1 Insulator/Stack Marking

Each insulator or stack unit shall bear a legible and durable marking as
specified in ANSI C29.9 or IEC 60168 standard identifying the following:

a. Manufacturer's Name
b. Year of Manufacture
c. Catalog Number
d. Cantilever Strength
e. Nominal Voltage and BIL Rating
f. Country of Origin

4.6.2 Crate Marking

a. Voltage Rating
b. Insulator Shell (Porcelain/Other Material)
c. Insulator Type (Indoor/Outdoor)
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d. SEC Purchase Order Number/Contract Number


e. 15-TMSS-01

5.0 TESTS

All test results shall be provided for review and acceptance by SEC.

5.1 Type (Design) Tests

All design (type) tests prescribed in the relevant ANSI or equivalent IEC standard
shall be performed on the representative unit or on the first unit of every new design
or rating to be supplied to SEC.

In lieu of the actual design (type) tests, certified test reports of design (type) tests
performed on an identical unit may be submitted to SEC for review and approval
during bidding stage.

5.2 Sample (Quality Conformance) Tests

Quality conformance tests shall be performed on each lot of station post insulators.

5.3 Routine (Production) tests

Electrical routine tests per IEC/ANSI shall be carried out on each station post
insulator.

5.3.1 The ultrasonic test shall be performed on solid core insulators and the
puncture test shall be performed on hollow core porcelain insulators.

5.3.2 Routine flashover test shall also be performed on hollow core porcelain
insulators.

5.4 Optional Tests

The Pollution Test, as an option, shall be performed in accordance with IEC 60507,
if specified in Data Schedule.

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6.0 DATA SCHEDULE

INSULATORS, STATION POST TYPE, PORCELAIN, INDOOR/OUTDOOR


69kV THROUGH 380kV

SEC Enquiry No. Date:

SEC Purchase Order Date:


No.
or Contract No.

SEC PTS No./Project Title with J.O. No.


REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

Applicable industry standard *

4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Model Designation *

4.1 Application Indoor/


Outdoor
Type (Solid core/Hollow Core) *
Stack Assembly (Tapered/Uniform) *

4.2 Material
Insulator Shell Porcelain
Insulator Glaze Standard
Color Brown

4.3 Ratings

Electrical Ratings

Nominal System Voltage


(69/110/115/132/230/380 kVrms)
Basic Impulse Withstand voltage (kVpeak) *

A'- SEC SPECIFIED DATA/PARAMETER.


'B'- BIDDER/SUPPLIER/VENDOR/CONTRACTOR PROPOSED DATA/PARAMETERS.
'C'- REMARKS SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED DEVIATION IN COLUMN 'B'.
(*)- DATA/PARAMETER TO BE PROVIDED/PROPOSED BY THE BIDDER/SUPPLIER/
VENDOR/CONTRACTOR IN COLUMN 'B'.

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6.0 DATA SCHEDULE

INSULATORS, STATION POST TYPE, PORCELAIN, INDOOR/OUTDOOR


69kV THROUGH 380kV

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

4.3 Ratings (Continued)

Basic Switching Impulse Withstand Voltage


for 380kV (kVpeak) *
Power Frequency Withstand Voltage *
Wet (for outdoor insulator) (kVrms) *
Dry (for indoor insulator) (kVrms) *
Critical Impulse Flashover Voltage (Positive)
(for outdoor insulator) (kVpeak) *
Creepage Distance (mm)
Leakage Distance (mm) *
RIV Data
Low Frequency Test Voltage (kVrms) *
Maximum RIV @ 1MHz (µV) *

Mechanical Characteristics

Overall Height (mm)


Cantilever Strength (kN)
Tensile Strength (outdoor insulator) (kN)
Compression Strength (outdoor insulator)
(kN)
Torsional Strength (kN.m)
Largest shed diameter (mm) *
Weight (kg) *

4.5 Mounting

Top:
Bolt Circle (mm)
Number of Bolt 4
Bolt Arrangement (90°) *
Bolt Size (mm)
Kind of Thread (UNC)

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6.0 DATA SCHEDULE

INSULATORS, STATION POST TYPE, PORCELAIN, INDOOR/OUTDOOR


69kV THROUGH 380kV

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

4.5 Mounting (Continued)

Base

Bolt Circle (mm)


Number of Bolt 4
Bolt Arrangement (90°) *
Bolt Size (mm)
Kind of Thread (UNC)

Adapter Plates or Spacers required Yes/No


Size

5.0 TESTS

5.4 Is optional test for contamination


Yes/No
required

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6.0 DATA SCHEDULE

INSULATORS, STATION POST TYPE, PORCELAIN, INDOOR/OUTDOOR


69kV THROUGH 380kV

A. ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR FEATURES TO BE FURNISHED BY


SEC:

B. ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DATA OR FEATURES PROPOSED BY


BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/CONTRACTOR:

B. OTHER PARTICULARS TO BE FILLED UP BY BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/


CONTRACTOR:

Actual Manufacturer Vendor/Supplier/


of Equipment/Material Contractor

Name of the Company


Location and address

Name and Signature of


authorized
representative
and date

Official Seal/Stamp
of the Company &
Date

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