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Earthquake protection for switchgear systems

25 October 2016

Designing a switchgear system which can be used in earthquake zones is a challenge for panel builders, especially as this is typically not regular business.

A 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. 

Link to white paper: http://www.rittal.com/com-en/content/en/support/downloads/Downloads.jsp?category=7/61&language=1.


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