04/08/2002

Power Systems

Designing a Safe and Reliable Electrical System - Part 2

 
By their very nature, power systems are dynamic. They evolve and change over time. Every passing year sees the gradual decrease of reserve capacity and response time, as well as the slow erosion of insulation and contacts. More importantly, every new load, upgrade, expansion, and reconfiguration creates unexpected stresses and interactions that the original power system was not designed to address.

To further complicate the situation, the proliferation of computers and other microchip technologies, and the advent of utility deregulation, make the challenges of maintaining a safe, efficient, and reliable power system more complex and daunting then ever before.

System Reliability

With so many issues to consider, how can a facilities manager assure the reliability of a system? The best place to start is by having a current one-line diagram of the electrical system. This should be a comprehensive document that incorporates the entire system, including information on the original system and changes and expansions that have occurred. If the one-line diagram is not currently available, it is not difficult to develop. An experienced engineer – in design, protection, and coordination of power systems – can easily gather the necessary information by walking through the facility.

From the information provided in a current comprehensive one-line diagram, a power system engineer can evaluate the electrical system for potential problems and identify areas of concern. These areas of concern can be addressed more specifically through a power systems study.

 

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Connectrac wireways offer discrete power and technology connectivity in open interior spaces of all kinds; affordably, quickly and with long-term flexibility.



When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Mitsubishi Electric’s H2i R2-Series heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity down to 0° F and simultaneous heating and cooling down to -4° F delivering year-round comfort, regardless of climate zone.

 
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