ESTAsym W Datasheet

ESTAsym W
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Unbalance Monitoring
FEATURES
• Indoor or outdoor version available
• Special design to fit capacitor banks assemblies with IP55
terminal covers
APPLICATIONS
• Monitoring unbalance currents of capacitor banks
- Double-star connection
- Bridge connection
• Monitoring unbalance voltages of capacitor banks
QUICK REFERENCE DATA
Description
Unbalance measuring device for capacitor banks connected in double-star or bridge connection
Type
Unbalance monitoring
Rated primary current
5 A / 10 A / 25 A / 50 A
Rated secondary current
1A
Accuracy class
Class 1
VA-rating
1.5 VA
Maximum overload
Frequency
Temperature
Insulation level
Installation
Protection level
200 A/1s
50 Hz / 60 Hz
-30 °C to +65 °C
12 kV (28 kV / 75 kVp) or 17.5 kV (38 kV / 95 kVp)
Indoor and outdoor version available
IP00
APPLICATION
When a short circuit occurs in the winding element of a capacitor unit, gas can form, causing the capacitor case to swell and
eventually burst if left uncontrolled.
A protection relay can be used to detect such faults well in advance. The relay compares the star points of two parallel star
connected capacitor arrangements. As soon as there is a voltage shift in one of the star points, an unbalanced current will flow
between the two star points. The protection relay can be configured to indicate the fault and disconnect the faulty capacitors
when this tripping current goes over a predetermined value.
Capacitor banks arranged in a bridge circuit can also be controlled by the ESTAsym W, which in such cases is connected in
the midpoint of the bridge (Fig. 2).
The combination of an ESTAsym W and ESTAsym Relay can recognize winding element failure early on and disconnect the
capacitor bank before any significant damage occurs.
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Document Number: 13175
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SETTING OF TRIPPING VALUE
The choice of the appropriate tripping value for the unbalanced current depends on how the capacitors are connected internally
and upon the external arrangement of the capacitor bank. Factory recommendations for alarm and / or tripping values as well
as time delays are included in the contractual documentation supplied with each capacitor bank at time of delivery.
L1
L1
L2
L3
ESTAsym® W
ESTAsym® W
ESTAsym® W
L2
L3
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
Relay
ESTAsym® W
Relay
Fig. 1 - Double-star connection
Fig. 2 - Bridge connection
FACTORY TESTS
Because the ESTAsym W is intended exclusively to protect capacitor banks, we use the testing voltages specified by the
IEC 60871 standard for capacitors in performing our insulation test for the ESTAsym W. This means that on the basis
of insulation class 12 kV or 17.5 kV the primary sides are tested to the secondary side / housing with 28 kV AC/10 s or
38 kV AC/10 s respectively. The test of the secondary side to the housing is made with a voltage of 2.5 kV AC for 10 s.
TESTING THE ESTAsym W FOR PROPER FUNCTIONING
For reliable operation, we recommend a regular examination of the complete capacitor protection set-up. The operation of the
alarm and trip levels for the protection circuits are best confirmed though primary current injection of the ESTAsym W. Following
an alarm or trip operation, the capacitor bank should only be re-energized after it has been thoroughly inspected.
Fig. 3 - Indoor type with bushing D-199
Fig. 4 - Outdoor type with bushing D-401
Revision: 15-Sep-14
Document Number: 13175
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For technical questions, contact: [email protected]
THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND THIS DOCUMENT
ARE SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC DISCLAIMERS, SET FORTH AT www.vishay.com/doc?91000
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