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PARTMENT

PARTMENT
TRAINING PROGRAMME ON
DESIGN OF TRANSMISSION LINES,
STRUCTURES AND FOUNDATIONS
CHAPTER - 16

ENGINEERING DEP

ENGINEERING DEP
CEB ENGINEERS

By BRIEF ON TOWER
SPOTTING IN
POWER TRANSMISSION LIMITED PLS-CADD
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

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Steps are required to perform tower spotting using


PARTMENT

PARTMENT
Software installation
PLS CADD
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ENGINEERING DEP
• Software
f installation
ll
• Setting preferences
• Defining Feature codes
• Generating cable files
• Generating criteria files
• Generating structure files
• getting data from site and generating XYZ file
• Defining line alignment
• Adding structures
• Adding section (stringing wire)
• Plotting files
• Generating stringing files

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Setting Preferences

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
Defining feature codes

• Before generating a terrain file, one should decide on broad


categories of terrain or obstacle points which have unique

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requirements.

• These requirements include minimum code clearances to be


met above or to the side of the points as well as symbols to be
used to display these points on the screen or on the final
drawings.

• Code clearances depend on the voltage of particular


conductors. A separate feature code must be created for each
category of terrain or obstacle points.

• These feature codes must be defined in the project feature


code file before they can be used in a terrain file. Feature code
files use the “.fea” extension.

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PARTMENT

PARTMENT
Defining feature codes Creating or editing cable files

• Terrain / Feature Code Data / Edit command or • This is done in the


loaded from existing feature code tables with Cable Data dialog g
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Terrain / Feature Code Data / Load FEA File. box (see Figure 9-
7 and 9.10) which
• The feature code used to
you reach with
define the ground clearance
line is specified in the Terrain Sections / Edit
/ Feature Code Data / Cable Data.
Ground Clearance Feature
Code dialog. • For example, the
data for a Drake
conductor is
permanently
stored in the file
named Drake.

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Design criteria

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PARTMENT
Cables in bundles

• Design criteria that can be


used and checked with PLS-

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CADD.

• The design criteria are


selected in the Criteria
menus.

• A set of criteria can be saved


in a single file,
file which has the
“.cri” extension.

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Design criteria Weather cases
PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• Criteria file can be developed in standard libraries to be shared • Many strength and serviceability (clearances) criteria assume
among various projects. that the line is subjected to a given combination of wind, ice (or
snow) and temperature.
temperature
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• or they can be developed only for a specific project.
• Such a combination is defined herein as a "weather case". In
• When you save a project, the criteria in use at the time of PLS-CADD, all cable sags and tensions calculations, and
saving are saved in the file “Project.cri”. consequently all loads and clearance calculations, are made for
designated weather cases.
• If standard criteria already exist in a file “Standard.cri”, all you
need to do to use them in a new project is to load • All weather cases which will
“St d d i” with
“Standard.cri” ith Criteria
C it i / Load
L d CRI.
CRI be used in a particular
design must be described in
• This action will copy all the data in “Standard.cri” into the new the Weather Cases table
project criteria file “project.cri”. If, after having developed which you reach with
some criteria, you want to save them to become part of a Criteria / Weather.
permanent library; you can do so with the Criteria / Save CRI
command.

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Weather cases Weather cases

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PARTMENT
• A weather cases table typically includes a group of weather
• There are usually a number of conditions for checking vertical, lateral
cases for checking the strength of the structures, a group for and galloping clearances.
g various g
checking geometric clearances ((to g
ground,, blow out ,

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between phases, swings, etc.), and a group for checking ground • For checking the cables, the conditions may include:
wires and conductors tensions.
1) the NESC combination,
• It also includes the weather case assumed to cause creep, the
heavy load case which potentially causes permanent stretch of 2) no ice and no wind at an everyday temperature, etc.
the various cables, and various weather cases needed for
Therefore, for a given project, the Project.cri file may contain a
displaying the cables at various temperatures.
substantial number of weather cases.

• For example, the conditions for checking structures may • Note: The weather cases, which come from the Demo.cri file, are
include: provided for illustration purposes only and should not be used in
1) an NESC combination connection with actual projects.
2) an extreme wind condition,
3) an extreme ice condition with some reduced wind, and
4) an extreme cold condition.

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STRUCTURES STRUCTURES
PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• One of the very powerful and unique features of PLS-CADD is its • The structure file also contains data on its insulators and its various
ability to treat structures as "objects" which can be located, parts and sub-assemblies.
deleted or moved on the terrain at the click of the mouse.
mouse
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• The "structure object" contains not only the information
necessary to locate in 3D, all the cable attachment points, but
also some pointers to the algorithms or programs which will
check the structure strength at its particular location.

• PLS-CADD currently supports four methods of checking


structure strength.

• The "structure object" is described in a structure file.

• The structure file therefore concentrates in a single location all


the geometric and mechanical design information that pertains
to a given structure type and height.

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Structure strength XYZ Terrain Model

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• PLS-CADD uses two terrain models.
• There are four different methods for
• The XYZ model includes points described by their global
describing the strength of a structure in
coordinates XX, Y,
Y and Z.
Z

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PLS-CADD. The particular method which
• The PFL model includes points described by their Station
should be used is specified in the
(cumulative distance from an arbitrary reference point along
structure file.
the centerline of the line), Offset (lateral distance from the
• Therefore, when a centerline) and elevation, Z.
structure is selected
from the library of
available
a a ab structures,
u u ,
the method by which
the structure will be
analyzed for strength
adequacy is already
prescribed.

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XYZ Terrain Model XYZ Terrain Model
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PARTMENT
• PLS-CADD can create a PFL model from an XYZ input and a • You can create a new XYZ file manually by going through the
defined Alignment or an XYZ model from a PFL input. following steps:
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• A typical ground point "P" and the top of an obstacle "O" in an 1) Go to the Open PLS-CADD Project dialog box with File / New and
XYZ model. type in the name of the XYZ file for your new project, for example
Newproj.xyz,
• The data for a ground point in the XYZ model include the feature
code, an optional point label or description, the point global 2) Associate a feature code table to the project by loading an existing
feature code list with Terrain / Feature Code Data/ Load FEA File or
coordinates X, Y, Z, and a zero obstacle height (h = 0).
enter your own list with Terrain / Feature Code Data/ Edit, and
• For an obstacle described by its height above a ground point 3) Go to the Edit XYZ Data dialog shown in Figure D-2 with Terrain /
(Obstacle Option 1) the data include the obstacle feature code, Edit / Edit XYZ.
the optional obstacle label or description, the global coordinates
X, Y, Z of the ground point directly below the obstacle, and the
height of the obstacle top above the ground.

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Spotting structures

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
Alignment
• The alignment of a line needs to be defined before any • Once you have defined
engineering can be performed. an alignment for a new

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project, you should use
• In the plan view, the alignment consists of straight line Windows / New Window
segments between PI points (Points of Inflection). / Profile View to open a
Profile view where you
• If you start with an XYZ terrain model, the alignment is defined will do the structure
in the plan view by selecting the alignment points or corners. spotting.

• This is not required when using a PFL • Whether you select a


t
terrain
i model
d l since
i th
the alignment
li t iis new structure or modify
implied. an existing one, you will
be taken to the
Structure Selection box
• All functions necessary to create or edit
as shown here.
an alignment are available under the
Terrain / Alignment menu.

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Spotting structures Spotting structures
PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• To spot a structure on the profile, select Structures / Add and then • Structures / Move let you move a structure on the centerline.
click where you want to place the structure. • Select the structure to be moved with the mouse and you drag it to its
new location. As yyou move a structure,, the wind span
p of the structure
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• A black stick tracking the mouse cursor shows the spotting location immediately to its left, that of the structure you are moving, and that
with the corresponding station displayed in the lower status bar. of the structure immediately to its right are indicated in the bottom
status bar.
• Do not try to select an exact station with the mouse as there is a much
easier and precise way to do it in the Structure Modify dialog box. • If the structure is a Method 1 structure, then the percent of wind span
used, i.e. the ratio of actual wind span to allowable is also shown.
• Once you have selected a structure in the Structure File Selection box,
you are taken to the Structure Modify dialog box. • This is an extremely useful feature for interactive spotting. Click on the
right
h mouse button
b to get out off Move mode.
d
• You can also get to the Structure
Modify dialog box at any time • As mentioned before, you can fine tune the structure station at any
using structures / Modify. time in the Structure Modify dialog box.

• If you want to move a structure exactly at the location of a terrain


point you should use Structures / Move On. This is the best option for
locating structures at line angles.

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Ground wires and conductors installation Ground wires and conductors installation

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• Once structures are spotted on the alignment, they can • A tension section must have a beginning (at a structure dead-
potentially be used to support as many cables (or bundles of end attachment point), an end (at a dead-end attachment point
cables)) as they
y have cable attachment p
points. ), and it may
of another structure down the line), y be supported
pp by
y

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intermediate structures at non-dead-end attachment points.
• Since the line model generally includes all cables in all spans,
PLS-CADD offers a series of commands for efficiently stringing • A tension section can pass over an intermediate structure, for
and sagging cables. example a high voltage circuit can pass over a short mid-span
distribution pole.
• Because all the cables within one cable set have identical
properties and tensions, the set, but not individual cables, is • Stringing is the operation that establishes the structure
strung
t and
d sagged.
d connections
ti f all
for ll the
th cables
bl i a sett from
in f b i i
beginning t end
to d off
the tension section.
• Cable sets are part of tension sections. Each tension section is
strung and sagged separately. • Sagging is the operation of tensioning the section to a
prescribed value. Both stringing and sagging are fully described
below.

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Ground wires and conductors installation Ground wires and conductors installation
PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• You should then pick from the list of still available structure Attachment
• Click on Sections / Add to start
sets the set from which you want to string.
stringing.
• For example,
example select Attachment Set No. No 5 to start stringing the lowest
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• Then click on the leftmost
phase of the right circuit (a "kiwi" conductor). Since the silhouette of
structure (Structure #6) of the
Structure #6 in the box of Figure 10.3-1 is displayed as it appears to an
new section that you wish to
observer marching down the line before he reaches that structure, you
create.
are able to select attachment points without ambiguity, even if a
structure is rotated as is the case with Structure #6.
• The Section Stringing dialog
box will appear.
• Then click on the Next button at the bottom of the dialog to bring the
• It will initially
y be displayed
p y with a small size,, but you
y can increase its size kiwi conductors to Structure #7.
by clicking repeatedly on the maximizing button at the top right of the
dialog box. • Had you selected "None" in the Attachment set field, the conductors
would not be connected to Structure #7. This is the way to bypass an
• If the structure where you start stringing is a Method 4 structure (or other intermediate structure along the alignment. Then click on the Next
types with models initially prepared by our PLS-POLE or TOWER button three more time and select Attachment set No. 8 to connect to
programs), a sketch of that structure will appear in the right portion of the Structures #8, #9 and #10.
Section Stringing box (see Figure 10.3-1) with each attachment point
displayed with its set and phase number.

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PLAN & PROFILE DRAWINGS

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• As you click on Next while at Structure #10, the program senses that • Plan and Profile sheets (P&P) are produced automatically by PLS-CADD,
you have connected the conductor to a dead-end attachment point, according to user specified parameters.
g the end of the tension section.
indicating

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• You have complete flexibility in choosing scales and page appearance as
• A small Create box appears
demonstrated here.
where you click on Yes to
complete the stringing. • The drawings can be sent
directly to printer, or
• You are taken to library of cables exported as DXF files
where you select the type "kiwi". readable by most CAD
systems (AutoCAD, Micro
• Once the cable type is selected,
selected Station) for further
your newly strung section enhancements., or can be
appears & are taken directly to converted to PDF on your
the Section Modify dialog box web site as a truly
where you can sag the section universal way to share
and select parameters for its them with all interested
display. parties.

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PLAN & PROFILE DRAWINGS PLAN & PROFILE DRAWINGS
PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• P&P sheets can be printed directly, sent to a CAD system for
further work or sent to a web site with other design documents
for immediate sharing with others in your design / construction
ENGINEERING DEP

ENGINEERING DEP
team.
• To print drawings, select
File / Print. You ave two
choices. A printout of the
current picture on the
screen can be obtained by
selecting yes in the Screen
Dump dialog or you can
print any number of scaled
plan and profile sheets by
selecting No and choosing
the proper parameters in
the subsequent dialogs.

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PLAN & PROFILE DRAWINGS

PARTMENT

PARTMENT
• Our connection with CAD systems is exclusively through the DXF
format.

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ENGINEERING DEP
• To export your drawing to a CAD system, select File / Export /
DXF. After specifying a file name, you will be asked about your
destination CAD system (AutoCAD (R) or Micro station (R)) and

T H A N K S
about whether you want to export a 2- dimensional or a 3-
dimensional file.

• A 3-d file export is only applicable to a 3-d view or a structure


view.
B. B. SHAH bbshah@kalpatarupower.com
• Therefore you should select 2-dimensional. You will also be asked
whether to include all sheets in a single CAD drawing or to have SUJAL SHAH sujal@kalpatarupower.com
one separate CAD drawing for each sheet. KAUSHAL kaushal.thakkar@kalpatarupower.com