Earthquake protection for switchgear systems



Designing a switchgear system that can be used in earthquake-prone zones is a tremendous challenge for many panel builders, especially as this kind of project is 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.