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Electricity distribution - The 4 steps to consider when upgrading your installation

Published on 14 October 2020

Your energy distribution needs change as new equipment is added, your applications are improved, your processes are optimised and when you expand. These changes will have consequences on your electrical switchboard which should be detected beforehand. You will find in our infography the 4 steps to consider when upgrading your installation.

1. Study new needs

To begin your approach, you need to study your new needs and carry out an audit of the existing system with a view to a new configuration of the electrical switchboard.

2. Adapt the electrical switchboard

When connecting new equipment, the electrical switchboard must be dimensioned accordingly to meet the new power requirements. If there is not enough space, you will have to find a solution to upgrade it.

Find out more about the impact of changes to your installation in our article: How does your installation's evolution impact your electrical switchboard?

3. Protect property and people

Around 30% of fires are said to be of electrical origin! (source : INRS)

To protect yourself from these electrical risks, it is important that you are equipped with protection in perfect working order and that your installation is correctly connected to the earth network. 

4. Size the electrical room

Changes to an electrical panel must be made according to new needs, which sometimes involves adding an extension or changing the switchboard. Can the dimensioning of the room meet this new need? 

Few ideas to explore in our blog post: How to upgrade a LV switchboard in a crowded electrical substation?

 

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4 steps to consider when upgrading your installation

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