Turkey switches on to ‘plug and play’ recloser
The new launch comes in response to a specific challenge: Distribution network operators in Turkey were striving to improve the quality of their 31.5-34.5 kV networks. Analysis had shown the main network disturbances were due to failures on spurs, protected by expensive but easily-blown, difficult-to-configure fuses.
Tavrida Electric’s solution uses a modified 33 kV recloser and allows all necessary components – including surge arresters, an auxiliary power source and HV interconnections – to be assembled on a single frame the same shape and size as that used for HV fuses. This is a major achievement since it overcomes the need for extra cabling and pole reinforcements associated with the use of alternative products.