Method to ensure electrical safety during routine switching at power facilities

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: application: in electrical engineering. According to the method during routine switching at power facilities positions of switching devices are indentified, the above positions are transmitted through a radio channel, the Boolean expression is formed for each switching device and power supply is fed to a block lock of the switching device drive at a true value of the Boolean expression. At that data about the position of the functionally related switching devices are accumulated at locations of their drives at local points, data transfer from the local point is made only with a request of the control room, permit for power supply delivery to the block lock is transmitted from the control room through the radio channel, whereat power supply of the block locks is made from in-built self-contained sources.

EFFECT: increasing the operational reliability of the magnetic lock and reducing costs for installation, start-up and commissioning.

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The invention relates to methods of providing electrical power plants and substations when carrying out routine switching on the basis of locking actuators switching devices.

The known method electromagnetic lock (1) comprising an automatic alarm from block contacts, a shaft which is pivotally connected through a mechanical element with the drive engaged, the rotation of the rotary element, which causes opening or closing the electric circuit in a switching device, the installation block locks the PA drives the switching devices, the use of a power unit, connected with the contacts and the block-castles in the overall electrical circuit of the cable lines.

The disadvantages of this method electromagnetic lock are:

- the occurrence in the operation of the mismatch position of the rotary element of the switching device to the position of the rotary shaft unit contacts that signal into an electrical block diagram of the position of the switching device, due to the backlash and free moves in the joints of the parts of the drive mechanism and large gaps in the joints of rods;

- unreliable operation because of the large number of moving and fixed block-contacts located on the actuator switching devices�tov and connected by cable lines in General, wiring diagram, especially in outdoor switchgear (ORU), where switching devices are located in the open air;

- the difficulty of maintaining an adequate level of insulation of electrical circuits.

The known method operational lock (2), comprising receiving on cable lines of telemetry signals indicating the position of the switching device, the test, when the need for switching the switching device, a logical arrangement that is implemented in software, and, if according to the logic control is allowed, contact the relay closes and the block lock receives voltage - lock is unlocked. The disadvantages of this method are the complexity of maintaining an adequate level of insulation of electrical circuits as power and telemetry, as well as the emergence in the operation of the mismatch position of the rotary element of the switching device to the position of the rotary shaft unit contacts indicating the position of the switching device.

Closest to the proposed method is a method of electromagnetic lock (3), including the determination of the position of switching devices, transmission on a radio channel situation of the switching device, the formation of the logic circuit block and connect power to the unit to lock the actuator of the switching device when permitted�and from the logic circuit and receiving the radio signal from the block-lock when sticking in it with electromagnetic key.

The disadvantages of this method electromagnetic lock is, first, the continuous transmission of radio signals from the position sensors (two for each switching device). When a certain number of switching devices due to the loaded air in the radio traffic between the sensor and receiver may not function properly. In addition to ensure communication needs continuous power to the transceivers, which puts additional demands on power sources. Secondly, the known method involves external power unit-locks, i.e., the presence of extended supply lines, which may cause a failure of supply due to the insulation of the cord, especially when the ring topology of the power distribution.

The object of the invention is to improve the reliability of operation of the electromagnetic lock and reduce the cost of installation and commissioning by eliminating continuous radio communications between sensors, switching devices and receiving devices, as well as exceptions power lines block locks by using a built-in Autonomous power sources.

This object is achieved in that in the method of providing electrical safety in the production of routine switching at power plants, including the determination of the position of switching devices, per�the country by radio the position of the switching device, the formation of a Boolean expression for each switching device and a power connection unit to lock the actuator of the switching device when the true value of a logical expression, data on the situation of functionally related switching devices accumulate in the locations of their drives in the local points, the data transfer from the local item is performed only upon request from the control center, you can connect power to the unit-the castle passed from the control center via radio, power block locks is carried out by built-in independent sources.

Implementation of data collection on the situation of switching devices directly from the control object allows you to implement the scheme exchange master - slave, where the master performs a control level and local level - driven. This scheme allows sufficient to reduce to a minimum all radiomen, thus significantly reducing the probability of failure of the radio. In addition, this exchange scheme makes it easy to implement the diagnosis of the communication channel, use a multi-exchange principle. Such measures can significantly improve the reliability of functioning of system of locks.

The use of independent power supplies with regular monitoring of their charge allows about�to seem from power lines, this significantly reduces not only the cost of installation and commissioning, but eliminates the probability of failures of power systems due to violations of the wire insulation and, thus, increases the reliability of the whole system.

Fig. 1 shows the block diagram for implementing the method. Marked: l1o, l1Binductive position sensors of the first switching device "off" and "on" respectively; l2O, l2B- lNo, lNB- similarly for other switching devices; 21, 22...2N- block locks drives the first switching device, second etc; 3 - the controller of the switching device 4 - radio transceiver (transceiver controller; 5 - self-contained power source; 6 - radio-frequency transceiver of the control point, 7 - logical device lock; 8 - workstation operating personnel.

The method is implemented as follows. For each switching device according to the operational scheme of the facility is composed of a Boolean expression to enable operations to enable and disable, which are stored in a database hosted in the memory of workstation 8 operational staff. The operands of a logical expression are the position of the respective switching device. Operational staff creates the form p�of clucene workstation 8, which staff member is transmitted to the device 7 logical lock. Device 7 sequentially slip switches retrieves from the database switching devices of a logical expression for the switching device to be off (included). According to the Boolean expression (logical diagram) device 7 requests via the transceivers 4, 6 controller 3 switching devices of the switching units of the logical framework, i.e. on the state of their induction sensors 1. If the logical expression is true, the device 7 permits the controller 3 to connect power to the unit lock 2. Operational staff with solenoid key releases the actuator and carries out switching. The next line in the form of switching is handled similarly, but on the condition that the previous switching device has tripped (on). Power to all nodes of a locking system, in addition to Supervisory level, activates the auxiliary power source 5. The battery level of the source 5 is controlled by periodically polling the device 7 logical lock controller 3, which measures the voltage at the battery source 5.

Sources of information

1. Operating instructions operational safety interlocks in RA�camshaft devices high voltage. Service excellence and information. M: Southeners, 1979, p. 9-38.

2. Operational lock-based KP "Iset". Ekaterinburg: NTK Interface, 2010, pp. 4-7.

3. Description of the invention to the patent of Russian Federation №2274918, IPC CL. NN 9/28, from 22.06.2004.

Method of ensuring electrical safety in the production of routine switching at power plants, including the determination of the position of switching devices, transmission on a radio channel situation of the switching device, forming a Boolean expression for each switching device and a power connection unit to lock the actuator of the switching device when the true value of a logical expression, characterized in that the position information is functionally related switching devices accumulate in the locations of their drives in the local points, the data transfer from the local item is performed only upon request from the control center, you can connect power to the unit-the castle passed from the control center via radio, power block-locks is carried out by built-in independent sources.


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