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Thomas & Betts Power & High Voltage Products

Faulted Circuit Indicators


Product Training Seminar
Date: November 16, 2011
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Faulted Circuit Indicators


Generating Station 20 KV 138 KV 4 KV Transmission Substation (Bulk-Power Switching)

Step-Up Transformer
13.8 KV 220/440 V Commercial Customer

Industrial Customer Distribution Substation

Step-Down Transformer 34.5 KV

440 V
Step-Down Transformer 13.8 KV Industrial Customer

120/240 V
Fisher Pierce

120/240 V Residential Customer

Residential Customer

Locations where our Faulted Circuit Indicator products can be applied on the electrical system

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Electrical Fault Locating Methods


Customer calls with outage Line patrolling after fault Electronic recloser or breaker controls provide fault location Cable thumping for underground cables Fault chasing Predictive maintenance switching

Fault Indicators

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The Benefits of Using FCIs


Aid in the location and isolation of the faulted cable or equipment Reduces system down time and restoration costs Reduces lost revenue Increases customer service levels Improves personnel safety & system reliability Reduces stresses on circuit cable and components through efficient sectionalizing Minimizes potential destruction of customer owned sensitive equipment

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How FCIs Operate


During a fault, high fault current is present from the source of the fault location.
Installed FCIs on the system sense this condition and trip ( LED, Flag, Strobe, Radio Signal, etc.). Troublemen look for fault indicators and follow to identify the location of the fault.

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How FCIs Operate (contd)


Locate the last tripped FCI and the first untripped FCI, the fault has been isolated to a specific section of the circuit. Crews will switch out the faulted segment and restore power to the remaining part of the circuit.
The faulted segment is then repaired. Some Examples of a typical URD Circuits installed with FCIs:

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FAULT INDICATOR OPERATION


R1
NC NC

Switchgear 1
NC

Switchgear 2
NO

R2

Voltage Reset Fault Indicator

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FAULT INDICATOR OPERATION


Breaker Locks Out

R1
NC NC

Switchgear 1
NC

Switchgear 2
Only the FCIs That Detect Overcurrent will Indicate Loss of Voltage Detected
NO

R2

Voltage Reset Fault Indicator

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Typical Installations
Overhead Conductor Riser Pole or Dip Pole Subsurface or Padmount Transformer/Switchgear Junction Box, Manhole Applications Sectionalizing Cabinets

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Where are FCIs located ?

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Where are FCIs located ?

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FCI Application/Specification Considerations


Overhead/Underground System Voltage Trip Logic/Reset Options Indication Options Mounting Requirements

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FCI Application Summary


Overhead and Underground Applications Research protective devices in use Determine customers strategy (Temporary vs Permanent Fault Indication) Consider Backfeed and Inrush Conditions Minimum Load Current Expected Acceptable Models and Reset Strategy

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Product Overview

The Most Complete FCI Line In The Industry!!! All Under Fisher Pierce Brand

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Overhead FCIs

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Overhead Applications
FCI Series
1548 OLMTL, OLMVOL, OLMVL, OLMVF 1514 & 1515 1548, 1514, 1515, OLMTL, OLMVOL OLMVL & OLMVF ALL 1548, 1514, OLMTL 1515 1548, 1514, 1515, OLMTL, OLMVL, OLMVOL 1548 1548, 1514, 1515, OLMVF 1548 & 1514

Features
Adaptive Trip Hi-Lo Trip Current Reset Time Reset Voltage Reset Manual Reset Single Phase Three-Phase (C.R) LED Type Strobe Light Flag Type Radio Transmitter

Have It?
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Overhead Indicators

1548 Series
Overhead Applications w/ Adaptive Trip Logic
Minimizes Stocking and Application Problems Current, Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Replaceable and Nonreplaceable Battery Options Flag, Strobe & LED Display Temporary Fault Indication Option Integral Radio Transmitter Option

Hotstick mounting with automatic torque limiting.

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Overhead Indicators 1548 Series


Temporary Fault Detection
Recommended for circuits with fast protection settings Permanent fault indication is comprised of 4 RED LEDs, flashing 30 times per minute

Temporary fault indication is comprised of 1 AMBER LED, flashing 15 times per minute for 4 hrs. 8, 12, 24 hr timed reset options

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Overhead Indicators

OLM Series
Overhead Applications w/ High/Low Trip Logic
Voltage, Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Flag & LED Display

Universal Hotstick-Clamp Mounting

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Underground FCIs

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Features
Adaptive Trip Hi-Lo Trip Current Reset

Underground Applications
FCI Series
1547 TPMVF, TPMVL, TPMVOL, TPMTL, UCMTL 1547, 1514, 1515

Have It?
Yes Yes Yes

Time Reset
Voltage Reset Manual Reset Directional Fault Single Phase Three-Phase Test Point LED Type Flag Type Audible Alarm SCADA Contacts Fiber Optic Display Radio Transmitter

Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1547,1541,1542,1543,1514,1515,TPMVOL,TPMTL,UCMTL
1516, TPMVL, TPMVF ALL 1514-45102 1547, 1541,1514,1516,TPMVF,TPMVL,TPMVOL,TPMTL,UCMTL 1515, 1543 TPMVF, TPMVL, TPMVOL, TPMTL 1547.1541,1542,1543,1514,1515,TPMVL,TPMVOL,TPMTL,UCMTL 1547. 1514, 1515, 1516, TPMVF 1541, 1542, 1543 1547, 1514, 1516 1547,1541,1542,1543, 1514,1515,TPMVL,TPMVOL,TPMTL,UCMTL 1547, 1514, 1515

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Underground Indicators

1547 Series
Underground Applications w/ Adaptive Trip Logic
Minimizes Stocking and Application Problems Current, Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Flag, LED Display or Remote LED: Fiber Optic Option SCADA output Option Integral Radio Transmitter Option

Indicator Mount Options


Clamp Hotstick Bracket/Surface Window/Flush Tie-Wrap

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Underground Indicators

1514 & 1515 Series


Underground Applications w/Fixed Current Trip Logic
Fixed Current Trip (50 to 1500 Amps) Current, Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Flag, LED Display or Remote LED: Fiber Optic Option SCADA output Option Integral Radio Transmitter Option Options Single Phase (1514) Three Phase (1515)

Indicator Mount Options


Clamp Hotstick Bracket/Surface Window/Flush Tie-Wrap

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Underground Faulted Circuit Indicators 1514-45102


Underground Applications w/Directional Network
With SmartNet Learning logic to determine the direction of faulted current Programmable Fixed Current Trip Automatic reset of fault indication; manual reset also available. LED Display or Remote LED

Indicator Mount Options


Clamp Hotstick Bracket/Surface Window/Flush Tie-Wrap

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Underground Indicators 1541, 1542 & 1543 Series


Underground Applications w/Automatic Time Reset
Fixed Current Trip (50 to 1500 Amps) Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush restraint Replaceable and Nonreplaceable Battery Options Integral LED Display or Remote LED Fiber Optic Option Audible Option

Hotstick mounting with adjustable clamp Options Single Phase (1541) Two Phase (1542) Three Phase (1543)

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Underground Indicators
1516 Series
Underground Applications w/ Automatic Secondary Voltage Reset
Fixed Current Trip (50 to 1500 Amps) Voltage and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Integrated or Remote Flag Display SCADA output Option

Indicator Mount Options


Hotstick Bracket/Surface Window/Flush Tie-Wrap

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Underground Indicators

TPM Series
Underground Applications w/ High/Low Trip Logic
Voltage, Time and Manual Reset Options Inrush Restraint Flag & LED Display Removable Fiber Optic Cable
Test Point Mounting Mounts directly to 200 and 600 amp elbows with capacitive test point

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Underground Faulted Circuit Indicators UCMTL


Underground Applications w/ High/Low Trip Logic
Time and Manual Reset Options LED Display Removable Fiber Optic Cable
URD Cable Mounted with Universal Hotstick-Clamp

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Test Point Voltage Indicator


Determine the Energized Status of Underground Distribution Circuits Self-Powered Sensor Connected to Neon Light that Flashes When Energized Flash Rate is Proportional to System kV Dual Viewing Port Mounts on 200/600 A Elbows/Splices Equipped With IEEE 386 Capacitive Test Point Hotstick Operable

V2

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Test Point Voltage Indicator


VOLTAGE INDICATORS 5-35kV

Test Box - V2TB Mount V2 on to Test Point Provision on Tester


Push Test Button to Energize Test Point Green LED Should Flash V2 Should Flash

Green LED

V2TB

Test Point Provision

Test Button

V2
EPDM Housing

Flashing Neon Light Hotstick Operable

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Phase & Voltage Indicator Test Tool 5 35kV

PD35
Used in Determining Correct Phasing and Energized Status of Single / Three-phase Underground Systems Used on 200/600 A Elbows/Splices Equipped With IEEE 386 Capacitive Test Point Eliminates Exposure to High Voltage Hotstick Operable Battery Powered (9Volt)

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Phase & Voltage Indicator Test Tool 5 35kV


Red Phase Lead to Connect Between Probes

Black Lead to Connect Metered Probe to Gnd

Non-Metered Probe

Metered Probe

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Phase & Voltage Indicator Test Tool 5 35kV


TO TEST FOR VOLTAGE
Attach Hotstick to Meter Probe and Connect Gnd. Lead Switch Meter to ON Touch Metered Probe to Test Point Phase 1 LED will Illuminate When Circuit is Energized

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Phase & Voltage Indicator Test Tool 5 35kV


TO TEST FOR PROPER PHASING
1. Follow Voltage Test Procedure 2. Attach Non-Metered Probe to Additional Hotstick 3. Connect Probes Using Red Lead 4. Touch Probes to Test Points on Different Phases 5. Phase 1 and 2 LEDs Illuminate Showing Energized Circuits 6. If IN-PHASE the Green LED will Illuminate. If OUT of PHASE the Red LED will Illuminate

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Automation & SmartGrid Applications


Smartlink 5000 FCI Monitor & Control System Radio Faulted indicators 1548, 1547 & 1514 1570 Transmitters 1560 Receivers

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Smartlink 5000
Monitoring and Control System Utilizing Cellular Communications
Application: Fault Monitoring of Radio Equipped Fault Indicators, Switch Control, Capacitor Switching

Reduces Restoration Time!

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Smart Grid

Nationwide cellular networks

SmartLink 5000

1548 Radio FCI


Customer Connections & Applications Service & Support

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Radio Faulted Circuit Indicator


Model 1560-1 Handheld Receiver LED and Audible Display of Phase a,b,c 9 volt replaceable battery Model 1560-2 RTU Interface Receiver powered from customers RTU (9-12Vdc) Interfaces to RTU with 1, 3, 4 N.O. contacts

1560-1

1560-2

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Radio Faulted Circuit Indicator Wireless System


Overhead Installation

System: 1: 1548 Radio FCI 2: 1560 Receiver 3: AMI Gateway/RTU

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Radio Faulted Circuit Indicator


Model 1570-1Control/Transmitter 9 volt replaceable battery Low profile pad mount transmitter, SCADA FCI interface

1570-1

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Radio Faulted Circuit Indicator Wireless System


Underground Installation

System: 1: 1547 or 1514 Radio FCI 2: 1570 Transmitter 3: 1560 Receiver 4: AMI Gateway/RTU

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Radio Indicator Wireless System


Pad mount cabinet fault indicator installation with radio and local signaling capability.

Line truck application, monitoring radio indicating fault indicators with a handheld receiver.

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