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Friday, 21 September 2012

Substation healthiness check

SUBSTATION HEALTHINESS CHECK

substation healthiness


a)      Substation  overall
1
Are all doors and windows locked?
2
Are all doors/shutters opening and closing smoothly?
3
Are all windows opening and closing smoothly?
4
L-drops/Tower bolts available on each door, both from inside as well as outside
5
Are window panes of all windows are in order?
6
Are there any gaps beneath the fully closed door/shutter?
7
Is DC Emergency Lights working?
8
Is Pressurization system working & what is the date of last filter cleaning?
9
Check the pressure differential and see if it is within normal limits. Record it.
10
Is Do's and Don'ts board available?
11
Is Updated SLD board available?
12
Is List of authorised persons/entrants available?
13
Is Shock treatment chart available?
14
Are Cable trench openings fully covered?
15
Are Filled sand buckets/tested fire extinguishers in appropriate numbers available?
16
Is the cable cellar free from garbage and unwanted materials?
17
Is the cable cellar well lit and free from obstructions?
18
While examining from the cellar are all the ingoing cables entries/ holes well sealed?
19
Is the substation being regularly dusted/ mopped?
20
Are the Insulating mats provided in front of all the switchgear panels?
21
Check whether thermometer and Humidity measuring device is in order. Record the
readings. 

b)     Transformer yard
1
Is it Easily Accessible?
2
Is there any growth of Wild grass/vegetation?
3
How is the Cleanliness (inside/outside)?
4
Is the yard properly fenced and danger board provided at a visible place?
5
Are Gates kept locked?
6
Are the terminal boxes completely sealed?
7
Is there any Gap/hole in cable entry bottom plate?
8
Is the physical appearance of Silica gel OK?
9
Is Transformer oil level ok? 
10
Is there any oil leakage on the transformer tank surface?
11
Are filled sand buckets/ tested fire extinguishers available in the yard?
12
Are the neutral grounding electrode pits in good condition? 
13
Are there any traces of oil leakage into the electrode pits?
14
Is the transformer surface paint in good condition?
15
Check for any abnormal humming noise emanating from the transformer.

c)      Battery room
1
Check if Light fittings & exhaust fan are flameproof construction and in working condition.
2
Check for any abnormal temperature of cells.
3
Check for electrolyte leakage from cells, if any.
4
Check for availability of tools and tackles like hand gloves, apron, electrolyte drums, funnel etc. in Battery room.
5
Check for continuous availability of water in the Battery room.
6
Is Shock treatment chart available?

d)     Sealing of hole in HT/ LT Switchgear /DCDB/ Chargers/ VFD panels etc.
1
Are Holes/cut-outs in front/back side of the panel properly covered/closed?
2
Are Front/back covers of all the feeders/breakers closed properly?
3
Are Relay modules/control cabinets of all the feeders/breakers closed properly?
4
Are any gaps through front/back covers/relay modules/control cabinets of all the feeders/breakers sealed properly?
5
Are all panel screws found in place and tightened properly?
6
Are all extra holes/cut-outs or part of these holes/cut-outs on panel completely sealed?
7
Are any gaps at the panel door hinges/side covers/ top covers properly sealed?
8
Are panel door gaskets in good condition?
8
Is there any dust/spider web on any part of the panel?
9
Are all the extra holes in the bottom cable entry plate and gaps through existing cables completely sealed (Applicable for panels under shutdown)?
10
Check whether Indication lamps are in working condition.
11
Check if any relay abnormal operation has occurred. Investigate and then reset.

e)      FLP Equipments
1
Check flame proofness of FLP equipments e.g., Lighting Luminaries, JBs, DBs, PBSs etc.
2
Check that the glanding is proper and with FLP Double Compression cable gland.
3
Check the Terminal Blocks of FLP equipments for tightness & cleanliness.
4
Check availability of all the Allen Bolts on FLP fittings/JBs/ DBs etc. Provide,  if not
existing.

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