Short Circuit/Coordination Studies
When changes occur to your electrical distribution system, such as an expansion, reconfiguration, additional load or utility upgrade, the reliability of your system is challenged. Power system studies can help you manage the increasing complexities of maintaining a safe, reliable and efficient electrical distribution system.
The Short Circuit/Coordination Study can reduce the risk your company faces and help avoid catastrophic losses. The study will:
- Determine the magnitude of currents flowing throughout the power system at various time intervals after a fault occurs
- Evaluate the size and settings of a system’s protective devices, such as relays, fuses and circuit breakers, and the circuits they protect.
- Select appropriate types, ampere ratings and device settings to ensure minimum service interruption under overload and short circuit conditions
- Ensure the protective device closest to the overload or short-circuit condition is the one that operates in order to isolate the failure as quickly as possible
The goal is to provide power transformers, switchgear, substations, motor control centers, panel boards and other electrical equipment with the required protection ensuring a safe workplace.
Safety is not expensive, it's priceless