Event Title

Design a Power Substation for Essar Steel Minnesota

Location

CSU 204

Start Date

9-4-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2012 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Integrated Engineering

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Mohammad Habibi

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Power substations are the important sections of any industry. Substations may be categorized as distribution, transmission, switching, or any combination thereof. In this multidisciplinary engineering project, which was offered by Essar Steel Minnesota, we designed a distribution power substation. A distribution substation is a combination of switching, controlling, and voltage step-down equipment arranged to reduce voltage to primary distribution voltage for different applications such as high power variable frequency drives. In this design, we investigated a number of engineering considerations such as building foundation, structure, building material, physical layout, grounding, equipment selection, cable trays, power fault analysis, safety, code and regulation. This substation will house approximately 20 medium voltage circuit breakers/switch gears, 9 transformers, and 7 medium voltage variable frequency drive units. Engineering safety analysis was performed to ensure that our design follows all codes and regulations.

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Design a Power Substation for Essar Steel Minnesota

CSU 204

Power substations are the important sections of any industry. Substations may be categorized as distribution, transmission, switching, or any combination thereof. In this multidisciplinary engineering project, which was offered by Essar Steel Minnesota, we designed a distribution power substation. A distribution substation is a combination of switching, controlling, and voltage step-down equipment arranged to reduce voltage to primary distribution voltage for different applications such as high power variable frequency drives. In this design, we investigated a number of engineering considerations such as building foundation, structure, building material, physical layout, grounding, equipment selection, cable trays, power fault analysis, safety, code and regulation. This substation will house approximately 20 medium voltage circuit breakers/switch gears, 9 transformers, and 7 medium voltage variable frequency drive units. Engineering safety analysis was performed to ensure that our design follows all codes and regulations.

Recommended Citation

Goodell, Jeremy; Daniel Marshall; and Cord Semotink. "Design a Power Substation for Essar Steel Minnesota." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/oral-session-04/4