KÖHL switchgears for medium and low voltage already have impressive values with regards to passive arc fault protection, far beyond the requirements of the latest standard to some extent.
ACTIVE ARC FAULT PROTECTION
To counter the physical forces of an accidental arc with an additional barrier for the protection of people and equipment and prevent the development of a dangerous flue gas mixture, KÖHL has been offering its customers a technical solution with active arc fault protection systems for many years. This solution can be directly installed in new systems at delivery or retrofitted into endangered existing systems.
An active arc fault protection system effectively limits the existing arc energy and quickly extinguishes the accidental arc. After the elimination of faults and quenching device exchange, the system is immediately ready for operation again.
Exchanging system parts, components and equipment within the output range of the switchgear as a result of the effect of the accidental arc is not necessary.
PERMANENT CONDITION MONITORING OF SWITCHGEARS
Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 - the absence of automated condition monitoring with resulting calls for maintenance requirements or predictive fault elimination measures is now unimaginable within state-of-the-art production processes.
One of the most important links in this chain, however, is still seldom taken into consideration: The power supply! Even though in the process, a sudden blackout of the power distribution system due to an internal fault results in complete production units coming to an interruption and being forced into cost-intensive unproductiveness despite an immense degree of automation.
KÖHL's system TOR - Thermo Observation RFID monitors the switchgear wireless, basing on modern RFID technology using TEMPERATURE
as status indicator.
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