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Transformer Installation

TP Power Services were contracted to complete the installation and commissioning of 2 off 18MVA, 132/26.5kV Single-Phase Transformers at Scottish Power Bathgate substation, Glasgow. With both main 70MVA Unit Transformers live throughout the project, additional safety procedures were implemented with a strong focus on planning, co-ordination with other contractors, assessment of lifting procedures, as well as planning the movement of large plant under the 132kV live overhead lines. TP Power Services completed the installation and commissioning for handover ahead of schedule for Scottish Power

   Receipt & Quality Inspection of auxiliary items
   Assiting with the final positioning of both transformers onto their respective plinths
   Installation of auxiliary components, control and protection instruments and local control panels
   Wiring local control panels and testing to local protection circuits
   Vacuum, oil processing and circulation of mineral insulating oil to achieve 5 ppm and 75kV
   Full Pre-Commissioning tests after installation - including Sweep Frequency Response Analysis (SFRA) & Tan-Delta
   Final Commissioning work

TP Power Services completed a variety of modification and variation works to the transformer to meet Scottish Power QA requirements, requiring involvement within the design and quality process to identify and implement corrective actions.


"I was pleased with the professional approach TP Power Services took towards the work, their technical competency and willingness to assist in progressing the work,  i look forward to working with you in the future"


John Easton - Project Manager, Iberdrola Engineering & Construction

KPI score awarded:          91%


TP Power Services have completed all the works associated with this project and continue to work with Scottish Power & Scottish Power Renewables on other projects.





Posted by B.A on 6 January 2011


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