Newsletter Member In Iraq
I am in Iraq working as a QA Inspector on a 132 KV line running from a 40MW L6000 turbine
generator to Al Amara. I work for the Army Corps of Engineers and have enjoyed your web
site for 3 years now.
My dilemma is this: We have one contractor doing the turbine generator and another doing
the power line. My job is to do QA on the power line and he has posed some questions regarding
the clearances in the turbine switchyard and a turning pole located just outside the switchyard.
We are trying desperately to finish by 30 June. My question is: In a 132KV switchyard
connecting to a T-line what are the required clearances at the switchyard connection point
and the next connection point whether it be a gantry or turning pole? In my case this
is a turning pole that has the first conductor about 30' from the ground and other conductors
14' apart. The gantry inside the switchyard is more than that, although I can't seem to
get drawings. Much of the work over here is based on British standards but I only wanted
to reflect the stateside view. A great deal of money is being spent over here and I only
want to speak intelligently about a "Safe" installation.
Thanks a lot Mike and any help will be appreciated.
Tom from Iraq