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Power Temple: Boon to the Crowded Cities

Having a space crunch? Here is a solution to that problem. The new concept of POWER TEMPLES has been revolutionary in the field of electrical engineering.

[​IMG]The installation is covered by insulating materials of different colors. It looks like a temple. Hence the name power temple. Conventional installations were on a 2 pole or a 4 pole structure. But these installations pose a risk to life with the fear of collapsing. This increases the risks of accidents. But a power temple eliminates this danger. A DP can burst but this structure is unaffected. Only a fuse has to be changed.

So following were the objectives behind this:

1. It is difficult and dangerous to work on open during rainy season.

2. The life of the insulators and the components is less in open atmosphere.

3. Faults occurring in the open atmosphere are never ending.

4. Faults related to leakage can prove fatal.

5. Conventional installations occupy a large space of 45 sq. m but this temple occupies only 9 sq. m.

6. No moisture controlling facilities in old systems but power temple has it.

7.  Old system weighs 2.5 tons but temple weighs only 700kg.

8. Metering system and thus CT/PT were exposed in old systems but it is protected in temple and it is sealed by the electricity boards. This reduces power theft.

I had a project in my college to draw an SLD(Single Line Diagram).The site was 'Batukbhai Jewelers' - a shop that has recently switched to HT consumer (11kV). It was the first site in Nagpur, India where the power temple is installed.

Power temple is divided in two compartments and have the following functionality:

1. The incoming cable goes directly to the metering section where we have the CT/PT.

2. Then it goes to the 2nd section where we have the G.O.D ( gang operated device).

3. This section consists of  AB switch and  dropout fuse. Then it goes to the transformer.

4. It has two windows. The one to the metering section is sealed and cannot be accessed by the consumer. The other to the G.O.D can be accessed by the consumer.

5. These doors have interlocking system. The window one does not open unless and until the fuses drop. This reduces accident risks.

So every HT consumer looking forward for an installation should see to it that he has a (POWER)“TEMPLE” in his premises.

REFERENCE: ARTICLE OF MR. B.G. SHIROLKAR

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