For the Toni Campus reconstruction project, all the low-voltage distribution boards with the flexible ABB Smissline pluggable socket system were made touch-proof. This has the advantage for day-to-day operations that the system can easily be extended by adding or replacing devices, meaning that changes can be made load-free to the system in the electrical operating rooms.
Because the transformer station is nearby, the short circuit current at the installation site is very high, which is why S800 high-performance MCBs were selected as the solution. This guarantees back up protection. As the S800 is very compact, these devices could be installed straight into the vertical configuration of the SMISSLINE TP fields. See the photo below for this configuration.
The vertical design of SMISSLINE TP produces a compact structural form, which is very advantageous for both new and converted installations. The output wiring is connected directly to the devices, which cuts out the need for separate input terminals. This again creates space-saving advantages as regards distribution.
With the SMISSLINE TP pluggable socket system, it is a very simple matter to make changes on the spot to cabinet installations. The system is completely finger-safe and enables devices under voltage to be replaced load-free, ensuring that operation continues uninterrupted. This is a very major advantage, delivering cost savings throughout the system's life cycle.
The systems can be constructed without any major planning for the individual devices. If necessary, devices don't need to be plugged on to the socket until they are on site. Single or multiple-pole devices can be integrated with or beside each other on the system - with or without accessories added on. This delivers a very high degree of flexibility, unequalled in any other system. All devices can be plugged on in a simple manual operation. Even a later complete change of use of a whole installation can be effected rapidly and with little effort.
Plug-in technology also reduces the amount of assembly and wiring work needed. There is no need for input and cross wiring and devices can be changed load-free while under voltage.
When we visited in summer 2015, the university was already a hive of activity and all the students and specialist teachers probably gave little or no thought whatsoever to all the technology buzzing away in the building behind the scenes.
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