ISOBUS TKL

ISOBUS TKL

The compact dimensioned ISOBUS TKL is intended for connections in AC & DC circuits. For AC circuits the voltage range is up to 24 kV and rated current is up to 12,000 A, frequency can be 50 or 60 Hz. For DC circuits the voltage range is up to 33 kV, rated current up to 18,000 A.

INTENDED USE

The compact designed cast resin Busbar ISOBUS TKL is intended for use in both AC and DC circuits.
For AC circuits the voltage range is up to 24 kV and rated current is up to 12,000 A, frequency can be 50 or 60 Hz. For DC circuits the voltage range is up to 33 kV, rated current up to 18,000 A.

Low Voltage Systems

AC DC
Nominal voltage Up to 1 kV Up to 1.5 kV
Nominal Current Up to 6,100 А Up to 10,000 А

Medium Voltage Systems

AC DC
Nominal voltage Up to 24 kV Up to 33 kV
Nominal Current Up to 12,000 A Up to 18,000 A

FEATURES OF ISOBUS TKL

  • ISOBUS TKL is intended for operation in ambient temperatures ranging from -60° to +55 °C/-75° to +131 °F
  • The lifespan of the product is over 50 years
  • With degree of protection up to IP68, it’s an optimal solution for marine, offshore & wet environments
  • The very high fire withstand greater than 3 hours, means that it is perfect for service entrance and risers in civil construction
  • ISOBUS TKL has extreme resistance to ultraviolet chemicals & aggressive environments
  • ISOBUS TKL can be easily modified and extended as the application grows/needs change
  • Suitable for indoor & outdoor application
  • Maintenance free
  • High degree of fire withstand
  • No phase to phase short circuit possible
  • Partial discharge free according to IEC 60137
  • Natural (air) cooling
  • Very low power losses (I²R)
  • Lowest lifecycle costs for end clients

E-Cu or E-Al conductors are embedded in a cast resin & inert fine particle, composite insulation material. The compound has excellent dielectric properties together with high mechanical strength. It is also extremely resistant to corrosive atmospheres.
We use universal casting forms that incorporate simultaneous automated monitoring; this means we can produce an almost unlimited number of different shaped elements. We can produce both standard and custom built solutions. Elements have an overall maximum length of up to 6 meters (20 feet).
The shaped elements are manufactured in various configurations: L-shaped, T-shaped, with bends from 90° to 170°, T-offs, elements with a double bend, custom elements, etc.

ISOBUS TKLN

Low voltage systems: Copper or aluminum conductors (from 2 to 10), sealed in one housing made of a special compound. In the same housing a neutral and/ or a protective conductor (section of 50%, 100%, and 150%) can be placed. Busbars are completed with holders for the busbar support during the installation on metal structures. Special assembly supports are provided.

tkln straight element

ISOBUS TKLC

Medium voltage systems: The air gaps are designed in to allow for natural cooling of the busbar. Single or paired conductors can be used in the busbar design. Busbars are completed with a self-supporting screen, and holders for the busbar support during the installation on metal structures. Special assembly supports are also provided.

Busbars with indoor installation are completed with a special mesh protective screen. Busbars for outdoor installation are completed with a climate screen.


TKLC with mesh protective screen for indoor application

TKLC with climat screen for outdoor applicationsu

Examples of elements

ISOBUS TKL elements are made of self-extinguishing materials. They have a very high fire rating. The corresponding test reports and fire certificates are issued for them. Wall penetrations are fire safe. Openings, through which a busbar runs, are filled with special noncombustible materials.

Low voltage examples ISOBUS TKLN:

tkln straight element
Straight element
tkln welded elbow element
Welded elbow element
tkln double elbow element
Double elbow element
tkln welded element
Welded element
tkln terminal element
Terminal element

Medium voltage examples ISOBUS TKLC:

tklc straight element
Straight element
tklc welded elbow element
Welded elbow element

Double elbow element

Bend T-element

Terminal element

INSTALLATION METHODS

Cast-resin busbar ISOBUS TKL can be installed in the following variations: ceiling, floor, wall, both horizontal & vertical.

CONNECTION METHODS OF ELEMENTS

The busbar ISOBUS TKL consists of separate elements. Electrical connections elements sections are carried out by means of copper or aluminum plates which have embedded nuts. These are tightened by using stainless steel bolts with the correct torque applied, as defined in the installation manual. After the assembly, the bolted connections are cast with the same compound with which the insulation material of the busbar’s elements is made, thereby providing the insulation continuity through the whole length of the route.

ISOBUS TKLC

tklc connection

  1. Aluminum profile (for mounting of the busbar and for the screen installation)
  2. Aluminum or copper conductor
  3. Cast connection
  4. ISOBUS TKLC busbar element
  5. Bolted connection
  6. Air gaps for natural cooling

ISOBUS TKLN

tkln connection

  1. ISOBUS TKLN busbar element
  2. Copper/Aluminum connection plate
  3. Spacer between phases
  4. Pressure plate
  5. Bolt

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION METHODS

Due to the almost endless variety of the busbar element’s shapes they can connect to any form of electric equipment (from the top, from a side, from the bottom):

Protective boxes
Protective boxes may be used for protection of contact connections (degree of protection IP65)

Press welded flexibles
Press-welded flexibles
High flexible braids
High-flexible braids

To compensate the linear changes caused by the temperature differentials, the special expansion element is installed through each 65-82ft of a direct route.

boxbusbar element

UL and IEEE Certifications are in process.

Type Tests

In addition to in house routine testing our products have undergone rigorous type testing as follows:

  • Heat tests
  • Tests for stability under continuous currents of a short-circuit
  • Tests for resistance to mechanical factors of the environment
  • Tests for mechanical stability
  • Water-proof and dust-proof tests
  • Tests for heat resistance and frost resistance during the operation, transportation and storage
  • Tests of the electric strength of insulation
  • Test for the intensity of partial discharges
  • Seismic stability tests and other tests

THE STANDARD SET OF EQUIPMENT

Material

The delivery includes:

  • Cast-resin Busbar type ISOBUS TKL elements
  • Connection plates
  • Molds for casting the elements‘ joints during the installation
  • Fixation system
  • Chemical components for compound preparation (during the installation)
  • Flexible connectors
  • Grounding cables
  • Factory packaging (wooden pallets/boxes)

If applicable additional material is supplied as well, like:

  • A vacuum mixer with the drive (for medium voltage)
  • Protective boxes
  • Accessories

DOCUMENTS

The content of the documentation is as follows:

  • Packing list
  • The set of assembly factory drawings
  • Installation instruction manual
  • Test reports for each element
  • Technical passport

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES

Depending on the specification requirements, cast resin busbar ISOBUS TKL can be connected to almost any additional electric equipment:

  • Current transformers
  • Voltage transformers
  • Disconnecting switches
  • Tap off boxes with MCCB
  • Terminal elements for the cable connection
  • Overvoltage limiters
  • Automatic circuit breakers
  • Tap-offs for other rated currents

PACKING

According to the design documentation busbars & components are packed and fastened into wooden boxes. The busbar elements are fastened on pallets unwrapped; however, the ends with capacitive grading are protectively wrapped. Separately delivered small size assembly units, details and fasteners are packed into wooden boxes according to the design documentation.