Rittal’s Busbar Systems Prove Highly Seaworth

Rittal’s comprehensive maritime product range has expanded further with the news that its popular busbar systems RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS have 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 have 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 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 – from 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:  “Customers can feel confident that our long-standing and wide-ranging experience in designing enclosure solutions for harsh ambient conditions provides assured product reliability”.

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

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Rittal’s RiLine busbar system for AC and DC applications

Efficient drive systems, idle power loss reductions and the renewable energy sector all require safe, reliable DC solutions and while they cannot replace AC applications across the board, they are definitely growing in importance.

Rittal is the world’s first manufacturer to offer an approved busbar system with standard components, optimised for both AC and DC applications. No other products are required.

DC busbar systems are increasingly deployed in converter buses, DC power backup systems, photovoltaics, galvanics, energy storage systems and in shipbuilding. The system has a current carrying capacity of up to 1600A, a nominal voltage of up to 1500V DC and a short-circuit rating of up to 40kA. Rittal’s RiLine is approved to IEC 61439 and UL 845 in conjunction with UL 508, making it suitable for a wide range of industries.

Depending on requirements, busbar systems can be made of copper, aluminium or cuponal, a copper-clad aluminium busbar from Rittal. RiLine’s assembly parts, such as connection adapters up to 800A, OM component adaptors with tension spring clamps and CB Series compact circuit breaker adaptors up to 250A, are suitable for DC applications. The following fuse components can be deployed: size 00-3 NH bus-mounting fuse bases up to 630A and size 00 NH slimline fuse-switch disconnectors up to 160A, with corresponding DC fuses.

Read more at http://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/unternehmen/presse/pressemeldungen/pressemeldung_detail_32768.jsp

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Ergonomics in enclosure assembly

Allowing panel builders to work in the most ergonomic and safest way possible, Kiesling Maschinentechnik, a member of the internationally successful Friedhelm Loh Group, supply Assemblex assembly frames that support and rationalise processes throughout every stage of machining, assembly, wiring and testing of enclosures.

Three types of assembly frames offer simple and variable fixing of mounting plates using quick release fasteners, are mobile, can be tilted, independent of mains power and depending on the version, height adjustable with a maximum mounting plate or enclosure size of 1900 mm x 1900 mm.

Optional extras include the management of cable reels to the installation of the mounting plate inside the enclosure directly from the assembly frame to prevent heavy lifting. Furthermore, Assemblex assembly frames take up minimal space when not in use and with the absence of mains power, eliminate the risk of careless damage to floor power leads.

Read more at: http://www.rittal.com/uk-en/content/en/unternehmen/presse/pressemeldungen/pressemeldung_detail_32256.jsp

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Rittal’s cost-efficient SE 8 Enclosures

Efficiency is a top priority in panel building and switchgear design and savings can be made by increasing productivity. Using an engineering solution to draw up electrical plans and documentation, in an essentially automated process, customers can benefit from a fully integrated data workflow.
There is also a need for enclosures that are based on a uniform system platform to suit various applications. It is advantageous when switchgear projects (across all industry sectors with very different requirements) can be implemented with one single enclosure system platform.
Rittal has “docked” their SE 8 enclosure system to its’ existing TS 8 platform, which now offers the same configuration options as traditional baying systems. Users are no longer forced to fall back on an enclosure system different from baying suites when preferring to use free-standing enclosures as stand-alone solutions. Rittal’s SE 8 enclosures use the same accessories for standalone applications as with the TS 8 bayed enclosures.

Another advantage is the expertise available from system manufacturers relating to the planning and installation of the TS 8 system can be directly transferred to the new enclosures. Since the SE 8 and TS 8’s modular systems for interior installation are identical, planning can be started immediately. Decisions an be made at a later stage whether a free-standing or a bayed enclosure is needed.
Rittal’s SE 8 is a one piece monobloc, consisting of two side panels and a roof, all made from one piece of sheet steel. This makes handling easier, as there is no need to mount the side panels. The rear panel can be unscrewed for easy access to the enclosure. Cable entry solutions can be employed on the integrated base frame, as in the TS 8 bayed system. Doors and base/plinth of the SE 8 have also been adopted from the TS 8 programme.

These design options are interesting for switchgear and control system manufacturers. For instance, the SE 8 free-standing system enclosure now features automatic potential equalisation of the enclosure body with the rear panel and gland plates. Special contact elements, pushed into the surface coating during the assembly procedure, provide a secure and conductive electrical connection. This solution significantly reduces costs and assembly times.

Rittal’s SE 8 offers better possibilities for interior installation than its predecessor (the ES 5000) as expansion on two mounting levels is possible. This increases flexibility and provides additional space. The SE 8 offers major potential savings because larger enclosure widths of up to 1800 mm are possible. Free-standing enclosures do not have to use two bayed enclosures.

Both Rittal’s TS 8 and the SE 8 share the same climate control platform, from fan and filter unit to chiller, allowing simpler ordering and assembly due to cross-platform common mounting dimensions and output categories. The TS 8 modular climate control concept can be used without any limitations.
Economical alternatives with the same technology are possible when there is certainty that a particular unit is not going to be expanded and that a free-standing enclosure is sufficient. Rittal’s SE 8, using the same technology, is a reasonably priced alternative to a baying system.

Rittal SE 8 Enclosure

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Rittal’s new Adaptor for RiLine60

Rittal’s RiLine60, a fully shielded flexible busbar system with a wide range of busbar adaptors, has been extended to include a new OM adaptor ideally suited for the control panel manufacturer. Combining contemporary design and outstanding safety technology, with easy design and speedy installation, RiLine60 offers a safe method of distributing power within cabinets.

A cost effective solution for power distribution, the new OM adaptor with extended connecting cables is designed for control gear components with tension spring clamp terminals. The connection leads are 165mm (previously 130mm) enabling easier connecting and work with products such as: Allen-Bradley 140M-RC2E, Eaton PKZM0, Siemens S00 and Schneider Electric GV2.

Available are four configurations; long and short support frames, adaptor ratings of 16A and 32A and an adaptor width of 45mm.

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Latest Video From Rittal

Reliable contact with the new 185 mm busbar system Safety components for every application

Rittal at the 2014 Hanover trade fair
Next level for industry with Rittal — The System
Reliable contact with the new 185 mm busbar system. Assembly without drilling for busbar sizes 30 x 10 up to 120 x 10 mm. Thanks to the new contact system, components can be top-mounted …
… and can be easily retrofitted without removing the cover section
The adaptor provides a perfect fit for all leading circuit breakers up to 1600 amps. Safety components for every application:
NH fuse-switch disconnectors, sizes 00 to 3
Reliable contacts with the new 185 mm busbar system from Rittal

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Rittal and the IEC 61439 Standard

Design engineers should be aware that the the IEC 61439 switchgear and controlgear systems standard will take effect from November 2014. This standard also applies to wall mounted control panels as well as floor standing power distribution assemblies.

For the smaller control panels with current ratings of below 630A, the ratings of the busbar system and controlgear components must be de-rated in line with the standard. A key feature of the standard is the calculation of the maximum internal temperature of enclosure.
To assist the design engineer Rittal can supply Therm software that will calculate internal temperature and Power Engineering software that can design the panel layout in line with the standards.

For further information regarding Rittal solutions and assistance with compliance to IEC 61439, please contact Mark Guest mguest@rittal.co.uk or, to receive a free copy of the guide book, please use powerdistribution@rittal.co.uk

Standard compliant switchgear book cover

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What’s on at Drives & Controls

Stands: D230, D964 & E224

Dedicate to the best in power transmission, motion control and automation, the Drives & Controls exhibition is almost here.

Rittal will be in three areas demonstrating the best in innovative enclosures for internal and external applications, climate control heating and cooling systems, power distribution switchboard and motor control products on display.

Main Stand D230 (88m²) – Hall 3
Featuring ‘The System‘ display, new support arm, TS-IT rack, Top Therm Chiller, TopConsole System |TP, Flex-Block, software demo areas and Rittal Partner enclosure

Stand D964 (59.5m²) – Hall 3
Featuring the Rittal Bus

Stand E224 (21m²)– Hall 3A (European Offshore & Energy Pavilion)
Products specific to the energy market – Wall mounted enclosures, Purge unit and TS-IT

Drives & Controls Flash - 2014

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Save Energy by Cooling with Water

 

Rittal air/water heat exchangers are capable of cooling the air in an enclosure to a temperature lower than that of the ambient air. Heat to be removed is transferred to a water circuit and may be conveyed to a remote location before being dissipated. The lack of dependence on ambient air results in a maximum operating ambient air temperature of 70 °C.  Air is recirculated inside the enclosure maintaining an ingress protection category of IP 55.

Cooling with water may also be considered from an energy saving perspective. Air/water heat exchangers supplied with the eComfort controller incorporate the Eco-Mode control functionality. This employs an intelligent strategy to effectively target the use of energy by disabling the internal fan when the temperature inside the enclosure falls to a predetermined level below the setpoint. The fan is then pulsed periodically to ensure the accuracy of the sensed temperature before being permanently enabled when the temperature rises above the predetermined level.

Although the capital cost of a cooling system incorporating multiple air-to-water heat exchangers and a single water chiller may be greater than that of an equivalent number of refrigerant based cooling units, energy savings are typically in the region of 40 per cent.  Efficiency of water cooling systems may be further improved, particularly in the climate of the United Kingdom, by locating water chillers externally and integrating dry air coolers to take advantage of free cooling.

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New IEC 61439 standards are fast approaching

Rittal has produced a guide book, Standard-compliant Switchgear and Control Protection, which offers an insight into the new IEC 61439 standards and to assist Rittal customers and give guidance on how to comply with the standards.

Relating to building of control panels and electrical distribution systems, the new IEC 61439 standards will be in force from November 2014 and impact upon the design of the panel, selection of components and the testing methodology.

Basically, the panel will become a system, which means the designer/panel builder must consider: the enclosure, the effects of heat upon the components, cooling equipment, busbar system, mechanical properties and the generation of test documentation, which is a requirement.

For further information please e-mail Mark Guest (mguest@rittal.co.uk) or for a free copy of the guide book, please use powerdistribution@rittal.co.uk.

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