1 15 kV Motor Starter (AMPGARDT) Effective December 2007. Medium voltage Supersedes Technical Data TD02003002E. Technical Data TD02003002E. Dated October 2006, Pages 1 20. Contents General Description Application .. 2. Features.. 2. Personnel Safety Features.. 2. Mechanical Non-Loadbreak Isolating Switch .. 3. Type SL 15 kV Vacuum Contactor .. 4. Current Limiting Fuses .. 5. Contactor-Fuse Coordination .. 5. Protection Considerations .. 6. Isolated Low voltage Control.. 7. Bus and Optional Features .. 8. Reduced voltage Starter and Reduced voltage Autotransformer Starter .. 9. Synchronous Motor Brush Type and Brushless .. 10. Incoming Line .. 11. Technical Data Wiring Diagrams .. 12. Type SL 15 kV Vacuum Contactor Ratings and Specifications.
2 14. Layout Dimensions .. 16. General Description Personnel Safety Features Application One of the most important considerations in designing the Cutler-Hammer 15 kV ampgard Starter was personnel safety. The The Cutler-HammerT 15 kV ampgard Medium voltage metal- result is an extensive system of interlocks and other safety features. enclosed control family from Eaton's electrical business provides control and protection of Medium voltage motors and equipment Interlocks rated 10,000 to 13,800 volts nominal/15,000 volts maximum. Interlocking on 15 kV ampgard starters includes: ampgard control has a complete metal-enclosed offering: Isolating switch mechanism locks the Medium voltage door Full and reduced voltage starting of Medium voltage motors up closed when the switch is in the ON position.
3 To 5000 hp. Provision for optional key interlocks. Features When door is open, interlock prevents operating handle from Personnel safety: Positive mechanical isolating switch with visible being moved inadvertently to ON position. disconnect completely grounds and isolates the Starter from the line connectors with a mechanically driven isolating shutter, leaving no When contactor is energized, isolating switch cannot be opened exposed high voltage . Medium voltage door is mechanically locked or closed. closed with the disconnect; low voltage section has separate door Other Safety Features and is segregated from the Medium voltage section. 15 kV ampgard starters include many additional features designed Ease of installation: Current limiting fuses, contactor assembly and to protect operating personnel.
4 These features include: isolating switch assembly are easily removed from the enclosure; line and load terminals are completely accessible Provision for a padlock on the isolating switch handle in from the front. OFF position. Ease of maintenance: All components are front accessible, Shutter barrier between line terminals and isolation switch stabs is facilitating routine inspection and/or parts replacement. The low mechanically driven. voltage compartment is painted white as standard to maximize Distinctive marking on back of switch assembly appears when serviceability. shutter barrier is in position and Starter is completely isolated from Simplicity of design: Component-to-component design the line. eliminates half of the electrical connections.
5 Grounding clips provide a positive grounding of the Starter and Time-proven contactor technology: Long life vacuum contactors with main fuses when the isolating switch is opened. stab-in connections. High and low voltage circuits are compartmentalized and isolated High degree of isolation: Main bus is located in a separate from each other. compartment on top of lineup. Vertical bus is barriered in rear of The drawout isolation switch is easily removed by loosening two Starter and auxiliary compartments. A vertical low voltage wireway bolts in the back of the switch. The shutter remains in place when is provided for isolation of customer control wiring. The low voltage the switch is withdrawn. control compartment is isolated from Medium voltage by steel barriers.
6 Isolation Switch Operating Shaft Mechanical Interlock with Contactor Isolation Switch Door Locking Mechanism Isolation Switch Handle Removable Cover Allows Shutter Operated by Access to Bolted Line Side Stab Motion when Isolation Connections Switch is in Position 15 kV ampgard Motor Control Assembly Starter catalog types are available for the following applications: Squirrel cage, full voltage . Squirrel cage, primary reactor. Squirrel cage, autotransformer. Synchronous full voltage . Distinctive Marking Motion when Shutter is in of Shutter Synchronous primary reactor. Closed Position Synchronous auto-transformer. Shutter Mechanism and Finger Barrier Isolation of Incoming Line Bus (Shown with Removable Portion of Isolation Switch Removed).
7 2 EATON CORPORATION Cutler-Hammer 15 kV Motor Starter ( ampgard ) MV Technical Data TD02003002E Effective: December 2007. Mechanical Non-Loadbreak Isolating Switch Control Plug Line Side Connections Switch Isolation Switch Grounding Operating Line Side Access Panel Auxiliary Contacts Clips (3) Arm (Removable From Front). 15 kV Isolation Switch Front View 15 kV Ampere Isolation Switch Rear View Isolation Switch Description When the operating handle is moved from ON to OFF, copper stabs The Cutler-Hammer Type JMT-15, is a drawout, lightweight, are withdrawn from incoming line fingers. As the stabs withdraw, 3-pole, manually operated isolating switch mounted in the top of the they are visible above the top of the fuses when viewed from the Starter enclosure.
8 It may be easily removed by loosening two bolts in front, and simultaneously grounded. As the fingers are withdrawn, a the rear of the switch. The JMT-15 is rated 250 amperes continuous. spring-driven isolating shutter moves across the back barrier to pre- vent front access to the line connections. As the shutter slides into The component-to-component circuitry concept includes the mount- position, distinctive markings appear on the back barrier, making it ings for the current limiting fuses as part of the isolating switch. easier to check the position of the shutter. Refer to Page 2 for an A positive mechanical interlock between the isolating switch illustration of this feature. handle mechanism and contactor prevents the isolating switch from being opened when the contactor is closed or from being closed if the contactor is closed.
9 An operating lever in the isolating switch handle mechanism is designed to shear off if the operator uses too much force in trying to open the non-loadbreak isolating switch when the contactor is closed. This feature ensures that the operator cannot open the switch with the main contactor closed, even if excessive force is used on the operating handle. To operate the isolating switch, the operating handle is moved through a 180 vertical arc from the ON to the OFF position. In the ON position, an operator on the back of the handle housing extends through a bracket on the rear of the Starter high voltage door, preventing the door from being opened with the switch closed. When the high voltage door is open, a door interlock prevents the handle from being inadvertently returned to the ON position.
10 Switch Handle Closed Switch Handle Open EATON CORPORATION Cutler-Hammer 15 kV Motor Starter ( ampgard ) MV Technical Data TD02003002E RCopyright 2007 3. SL 15 kV Vacuum Contactor Maintenance Reduced maintenance is one of the outstanding features of the Cutler-Hammer Vacuum Contactor line. The special contact material in the vacuum interrupters provides long life even under severe operating conditions. The main coils operate with a very low tempera- ture rise to maximize insulation life. Steel bearings on the main shaft provide long, trouble-free operation. A simple go/no-go gauge is used for checking contact wear. Wear can be checked without removing the contactor from the Starter . The vacuum contactor is much lighter than previous generation airbreak or vacuum contactors, which allows for easier insertion and removal from the Starter structure.