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Fleish Generator Voltage

2200 volts and 2300 volts

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Verdi Generator Voltage

2300 volts

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Washoe Generator Voltage

2300 volts

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Fleish Generator Amps

655 amps

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Verdi Generator Amps

754 amps

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Line Voltage

24.9 Kv

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Finding RPM of generator

3600/number of pairs of poles

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Finding pairs of poles in generator

3600/RPM

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Fleish RPM

300

10

Verdi RPM

277

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Washoe RPM

360

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Fleish number of pairs of poles

12 pairs
24 total poles

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Verdi number of pairs of poles

13 pairs
26 total poles

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Washoe number of pairs of poles

10 pairs
20 total poles

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2 types of DC circuits

1. Series
2. Parallel

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Series Circuit

Current only has one path

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Parallel Circuit

Current has more than one path

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RPM equation

rpm = 60 (frequency/number of pairs of poles)

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Fleish Transformer Protection

-745 Transformer Protection Relay
-between 2 sets of CT's (differential or negative sequence overcurrent) will isolate the transformer by opening the 2000 VCB and the 52 Generator Breaker.

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Verdi Transformer Protection

-745 Transformer Protection Relay
-between 2 sets of CT's (differential or negative sequence overcurrent) will isolate the transformer by opening the 204 recloser and the 52 Generator Breaker.

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Washoe Transformer Protection

-No transformer protection.

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Capacitors

-Store current for short term use

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Cells and Batteries

-Source of direct current to an electrical circuit.
-Come in 2 types: disposable and rechargeable.
-Hold charges of between 1.5 and 2 volts, although larger voltage can be achieved by connecting batteries together.

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Circuit Breakers

-has similar purpose to a fuse
-protects the circuit from faults
-can be reset even once they have broken the circuit

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Diodes

-used to transfer ac into dc and allow current to flow in only one direction.
-work like a valve. A valve in the system of pipes can stop liquid flowing in the opposite direction, just like a _______ can ensure that current in a circuit only flows one way.
-has 2 electrodes: anode and cathode

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Fuses

-a thin wire which melts when too much current flows through it.
-protect units from faults.

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Inductors

-an electrical component that can store energy from the circuit in a magnetic field.
-usually a wire shaped as a coil, which creates a magnetic field as the current passes through it.
-used to limit the build up of alternating current in a circuit and to keep the circuit running when the supply I switched off.

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Motors

-output devices which produce motion.
-ex. electric fan - when current runs through the circuit, the motor moves and turns the blades of the fan.

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Relays

-another kind of switch.
-under the control of another electrical circuit, which tells it when to open and close.
-2 types: 1. Electromechanical relays are controlled by a coil which generates an electromagnetic current. 2. Solid state relays use a semiconductor switching device.

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Resistors

-opposes the current running through an electric circuit.
-value of resistance can be set by user or variable.

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Switches

-control the flow of current in a circuit.
-they are binary, which means they can only be one of two things: open or closed.

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Transistors

-a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals.
-can amplify because its output can be much bigger than its input.

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Transformer

-designed to convert alternating current from one voltage to another.
-used to transfer electrical energy between 2 circuits.
-consists of two wire coils wrapped around a core.
-the wire coils create electromagnetic fields and the changes in these fields help to transfer energy.

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5 Main Parts of a Transformer

1. Primary Winding
2. Secondary Winding
3. Iron Core
4. Bushings
5. Case
6. Nitrogen Blanket

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Different Types of Transformers

1. Power Transformers
2. Distribution Transformers
3. Instrument Transformers

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Lightning Arrestors

-a device used on electrical power systems to protect the insulation and conductors of the system from the damaging effects of lightning.
-has a high voltage terminal and a ground terminal.
-essentially a discharge gap with one side connected to the line at the primary side of the transformer and the other side connected to earth ground.

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Line of Demarcation for Fleish

-right after the 2001 disconnects

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Line of Demarcation for Verdi

-right after the fused disconnects

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Line of Demarcation for Washoe

-right after our transformer

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Most Common Faults

1. Short Circuits
2. Grounds
3. Open Circuits
4. Overloads

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Why is an Iron Core used in transformers?

-provides an intense magnetic field
-cores are always laminated (made of thin steel sheets) to help reduce eddy currents

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Power Transformers

-used at electrical generating stations for stepping the generated voltage up to the value desired for transmission.
-Also used at substations for stepping voltages back down for distribution in geographical areas.

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Distribution Transformers

-used to step the distribution voltage down to values needed in geographical areas.
-Industrial - stepped down to 2400, 600, 480, 240
-Residential - down to 240, 120
-pole and pad mounted

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Instrument Transformers

-smaller than power and distribution transformers
-Current type or potential type
-used to lower voltage so measuring instruments (meters and relays) can be used

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What determines the size of the transformer?

kvA

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How is voltage ratio determined in a transformer?

-by the number of turns in the windings

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Mutual Inductance

-when a steady current flows in one coil and a magnetic filed is produced in the other coil.
-When 2 conductors or coils are paced near each other and a current is set up in one of them, the magnetic flux produced by the current in the fist conductor will cut the second conductor and induce a voltage in it.

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Can a transformer transform DC voltage?

No

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Types of Conductors

-Silver
-Copper
-Gold
-Aluminum
-Zinc

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Types of Semiconductors

-silicon
-germanium
-selenium
-carbon

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Types of Non-conductors

-glass
-plastic
-rubber
-wood

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Types of Grounding Rods

-Copper bonded
-Galvanized steel

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Babbitt Metal

-several alloys combined
-softer metal
-it breaks down before the shaft

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Tap Changer

-regulates the induced voltage
-Allows a variable number of turns to be selected.
-Changes output voltage in a transformer.

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Can a tap changer be used when the transformer is energized?

No, transformer must be de-energized.

56

2 types of lubrication

1. Oil
2. Grease

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3 Types of Loads

1. Resistive - current and voltage are in phase
2. Inductive - current lags voltage
3. Capacitive - current leads voltage

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3 Types of Power

1. Real - measured in watts
2. Reactive - measured in VARs
3. Apparent - measured in volt amps (sum of real and reactive power)

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3 things that determine amount of voltage a generator produces

1. number of coils in the stator
2. the speed of the rotor
3. strength of the magnetic field

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How do you get Power Factor?

real power/apparent power

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3 things needed to make electricity

1. Magnetic Field
2. Relative Motion
3. Conductor

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Protection Devices for Transformers

1. Lightning arrestors
2. Spark gaps
3. Fuses
4. Circuit Breakers
5. Grounding Equipment

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Core Form vs. Shell Form Transformer

Core Form - windings surround the core
Shell Form - windings are surrounded by the core

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Things that determine the capacitance of a capacitor

1. area of the plates
2. distance between the plates
3. material of the dielectric

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What voltage does a potential transformer usually step down to?

120 volts

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What secondary current does a current transformer usually step down to?

5 amps

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Open Circuit

-occurs as the result of a break in a conductor

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Short Circuit

-a low resistance path around a component

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Things Distribution substations contain

-bus bars
-power transformers
-circuit breakers
-voltage regulators
-transmission bus
-distribution bus

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4 Types of grounding systems in distribution equipment

1. Solid grounds
2. Low resistance ground
3. high resistance ground
4. Ungrounded (floating) circuits

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Solid Grounds

-have the neutral connections firmly tied to earth with no resistance between them

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Low Resistance Grounds

-small resistance is placed in the ground circuit to limit current value between 25 and 1000 amps

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High Resistance Grounds

-uses higher resistance to limit the ground fault current to about 10 amps

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Ungrounded Systems

-don't use a connected ground but rather allow the phases to float.

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Hydrodynamic Lubrication

-forms a barrier between moving surfaces
-Thick film of lubricant
-stops friction, heat, and wear

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Protective Relay

-device that activates an alarm or initiates the interruption of the electric flow when it senses an abnormal situation that could harm plant personnel or equipment.