Industrial grid planning
42 % of the world's total electricity consumption are consumed by the industrial sector. (Source: Key World Energy Statistics 2020, IEA)
Ensuring safe and reliable power supply for industrial processesThe ever increasing pressure for competitiveness in the industrial sector creates unique opportunities and challenges, and particularly in the energy domain. Industries need reliable, economic and safe power to supply their process loads.
In the energy domain, system operators and stakeholders are facing disruptive opportunities and risks, which cause the necessity for transparent and detailed evaluations of potential value propositions and efficiency measures. Industrial power systems are also affected by this new environment. To build and maintain reliable, high-quality, resilient, and efficient industrial networks under these conditions, Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI) can support you with comprehensive analyses, including the services highlighted below.
Arc flash studiesAn electrical power system is to operate in a safe manner at all times. However, no matter how well designed the system is, faults are feasible to happen during operation or maintenance work on or near live equipment. There is a high risk for severe injury or even death for employees exposed to arc flashes resulting from such faults. Siemens Arc Flash Studies help you ensure the safety of your personnel based on the arc flash standards IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E.
When to perform an arc flash hazard analysis?
- for new plants and substations
- in case of restructuring or re-design of existing plants
- in case of change of switching configurations
- when existing electrical equipment is to be changed or replaced
- as part of hazard reduction or risk optimization initiatives
- at intervals not to exceed 5 years (NFPA 70E, review for accuracy)
- in general: when work on or near live equipment is required
Additional services that might be of interest to you
Besides the topics that have been highlighted above, Siemens PTI can provide expert consultancy for many other tasks in the planning of reliable and efficient industrial power supply.