TruckMaster – Remotely is safer
TruckMaster is the portable remote racking unit implementing the remote racking operations of the circuit breakers, offering a new level of safety to MV operators.
An electric arc can occur for several reasons, such as human error or bad connections. Accidents are quite unusual but when they happen their consequences may be very severe. Operators are always exposed to this risk when walking around non-arc-classified switchgears or working on equipment with cabinet doors of arc-classified panels open.
Maintaining a safe distance between personnel and equipment during operations provides the most effective means of avoiding injury by keeping people out of harm’s way.
Remote racking provides a safe operating environment for personnel through the proven method of adding distance between the operator and arc flash incident energy at the switchgear site.
ABB proposes two concepts:
• Integrated onboard new standard MV circuit breakers as part of new replacement switchgears or element of hard-bus and cradle-in cradle retrofill solutions.
• TruckMaster portable unit suitable for conversion and roll-in replacement retrofitting breakers.
TruckMaster design integrates a portable external driver controlled by the operator through a remote console.
A single portable driver and the relevant console are required in the switch-room to implement the remote racking operations after the proper arrangement of each panel of the line-up.