Rittal Ri4Power Switchgear and Busbar System Installed on Ocean Liner 

Rittal Ship_Ri4PowerThe ocean liner, which sails around ports predominantly in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, is operated on behalf of OM Ships International, a Christian training and outreach movement, by GBA Ships e.V., a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in Germany.
The Ri4Power panel, which stretches 10 metres wide, complies with DNV marine specification and IEC 61439. The busbar system incorporates Siemens power
distribution components and is rated at 5,000A with incoming temporary shore power at 2000A.

Earlier this year Rittal announced that its popular busbar
systems RiLine60, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS had passed
 the most stringent testing enabling them to be integrated
within Ri4Power modular switchgear systems and used
on board ships in designated sealed areas, such as
engine rooms. The busbars satisfied the vibration requirement of 0.7g
in the frequency range 5 – 100 Hz. They and their related
components had therefore demonstrated their capability
to operate in the toughest and most demanding environments
in terms of: short-circuit resistance; temperature rises;
dielectric strength; thermal resistance; and use under
vibration conditions.

Rittal’s maritime portfolio of enclosure and case technology
is proven to protect delicate, highly sensitive and complex
systems across every aspect of nautical application – from
shipping on the high seas, to oil and gas extraction, to port
technology – in the most challenging of external conditions.  Furthermore, Rittal’s expert team can support maritime
enterprises across all aspects of systems infrastructure
installation from the application engineering, development
supervision and prototyping phases, through to monitoring
of the finished product in use.

Mark Guest, Rittal’s product manager for power says:  “I’m delighted that a Ri4Power switchgear and busbar
system has been installed in the Logos Hope so soon after
the busbars had successfully passed their environmental
“Vibration” testing.  “It’s evidence of the confidence provided by Rittal’s long-
standing experience in designing enclosure solutions for
harsh ambient conditions and our assured product reliability.” The Rittal busbar systems have been approved for shipping
covered by the following international organisations: Lloyds
Register (LR), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Det Norske
Veritas (DNV), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).