Designing a switchgear system which can be used in earthquake-prone zones is a tremendous challenge for many panel builders, especially as this kind of project is typically not regular business.
A new new white paper from Rittal entitled: “Earthquake protection for switchgear systems”, now offers switchgear manufacturers guidance on system design as well as a basic overview.
It supports panel builders by providing information on relevant standards, typical testing methods and the layout of enclosures that can be used in earthquake-prone areas. It answers questions such as:
• What has to be considered when building electrical switchgears for earth-quake-prone zones?
• What damage can earthquakes do to control panels?
• Which standards are relevant in terms of electrical infrastructure?
The white paper uses the TS 8 baying enclosure system to illustrate also the effectiveness of the company’s earthquake accessory set against earthquakes.