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.

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

Further information at www.rittal.co.uk and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com or on twitter @rittal_ltd.