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Title:
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH MAINTENANCE BYPASS CABINET
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/131042
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
According to an embodiment, an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system can include a switch gear configured with an automatic transfer switch electrically coupled to a first power sources and to a common load bus. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system can further include an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker electrically coupled to the first power source and to the common load bus and a utility bypass breaker electrically coupled to the first power source and to the common load bus. The utility bypass breaker can be configured for supplying power from the first power source directly to the common load bus.

Inventors:
OLIVER, Corey, Cheyne (12121 Clover Lane, Rogers, AR, 72756, US)
AYRES, Dale, Robert (2206 South West Street, Bentonville, AR, 72712, US)
Application Number:
US2015/017996
Publication Date:
October 15, 2015
Filing Date:
February 27, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
WAL-MART STORES, INC. (702 S.w. 8th Street, Bentonville, AR, 72716-0520, US)
International Classes:
H01H1/20; H01H5/10; H01H9/20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BURNS, David, R. et al. (Mccarter & English, LLP265 Franklin Stree, Boston MA, 02110, US)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 18 September 2015 (18.09.2015)

What is claimed is:

1. An automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system comprising:

a switch gear configured with an automatic transfer switch electrically couplable to a first power source and to a common load bus;

an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker electrically couplable to the first power source and to the common load bus; and

an utility bypass breaker electrically couplable to the first power source and to the common load bus.

2. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, wherein the automatic transfer switch comprises:

a first input contact for receiving power from the first power source;

a second input contact for receiving power from a second power source; and an output breaker having an input coupled to the first input contact and the second input contact and an output coupled to the common load bus.

3. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, wherein the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker further comprises:

a first common bus input contact coupled to a first input contact of the automatic transfer switch for receiving power from the first input power source;

a second common bus input contact coupled to a second input contact of the automatic transfer switch for receiving power from a second input power source;

a first output breaker having an input coupled to the output of a first common bus input contact and an output coupled to the common load bus; and

a second output breaker having an input coupled to the output of the second common bus input contact and an output coupled to an emergency power source.

4. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, wherein the utility bypass breaker further comprises:

a first breaker having an input coupled to the first power source and an output coupled to the common load bus; and

a second breaker having an input coupled to a second power source and an output coupled to a first input contact of the automatic transfer switch.

5. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, further comprising a utility power source.

6. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, further comprising a generator power source.

7. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, further comprising a mechanical key system for electrically and physically isolating at least one of a component of the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system, the first power source or the common load bus.

8. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, further comprising a mechanical key system for engaging the first power source to supply power directly to the common load bus and electrically isolate the automatic transfer switch and the utility bypass breaker.

9. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, further comprising an emergency bypass breaker for supplying power from an emergency power source to the common load bus.

10. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 9, further comprising a mechanical key system for engaging the emergency bypass breaker for supplying power from the emergency power supply to the common load bus and electrically isolating the automatic transfer switch, the utility bypass breaker and the first power source.

1 1. The automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system of claim 1, wherein the utility bypass breaker is configured to be external to the switch gear configured with an automatic transfer switch.

12. A method of operating an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system to isolate the automatic transfer switch from a power source while providing power to a common load bus, the method comprising:

physically decoupling and electrically isolating the automatic transfer switch from a first power source and a second power source;

21 physically decoupling and electrically isolating a common load bus from the automatic transfer switch;

physically and electrically coupling the first power source to an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker and to supply power to the common load bus; and

maintaining physical and electrical isolation of the first and the second power source and the common load bus from the automatic transfer switch while the first power source supplies power to the common load bus.

13. The method of claim 12, further comprising disrupting a normal bypass operation of the first power source.

14. The method of claim 12, further comprising initiating an emergency bypass operation.

15. The method of claim 14, further comprising:

physically and electrically decoupling the first power source from the automatic transfer switch and the common load bus; and

physically and electrically coupling the second power source to the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker and the common load bus.

16. The method of claim 14, further comprising disrupting the emergency bypass operation.

17. The method of claim 16, further comprising:

physically and electrically decoupling the second power source from the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker and the common load bus; and

physically and electrically coupling a utility bypass breaker to the first power source and directly to the common load bus.

18. The method of claim 17, further comprising maintaining physical and electrical isolation of the automatic transfer switch and the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker from the first and the second power source and the common load bus.

19. The method of claim 12, further comprising utilizing a kirk key system to physically and electrically isolate a component of the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker system.

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20. The method of claim 18, further comprising:

terminating the bypass operation;

physically and electrically coupling the first power source and the second power source to supply power to the automatic transfer switch;

physically and electrically coupling the common load bus to the automatic transfer switch; and

providing power from the first and the second power source through the automatic transfer switch to the common load bus.

21. An automatic transfer switch system comprising:

a utility bypass breaker having a first breaker electrically couplable between a first power source and a load bus and a second breaker electrically couplable between a second power source and the load bus;

an automatic transfer switch bypass breaker having a first breaker electrically couplable between the first power source and an emergency panel and a second breaker electrically couplable between the second power source and the load bus; and

an automatic transfer switch having a first breaker, a second breaker and a third breaker, the first breaker electrically couplable between the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker and the third breaker, the second breaker electrically couplable between the automatic transfer switch bypass breaker and the third breaker, and the third breaker electrically couplable to the load bus.

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