A switchgear comprises of a combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers, which are used to control, protect and isolate equipment in an electric power system. Switches, fuses, circuit breakers, isolators, relays, current and potential transformers, indicating instruments, lightning arresters and control panels are examples of switchgear devices. Switch gear protection plays a critical role in modern power system networks, right from generation through transmission to distribution.
Fault-handling strategies for switchgear
Whether your switchgear is an outdoor type or an indoor type, the most effective strategies are usually a combination of monitoring, regular predictive and preventive maintenance routines and rapid handling of problems before they escalate.
Which parameters should be monitored?
Since the switchgear is a complex mechanism with several components, the monitoring routine includes a series of tests some of which are visual inspections,and electrical tests, followed by required adjustments help in the early detection of faults.
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