Transfer Switching Essentials webinar series
Leading independent manufacturer Socomec is launching a series of webinars covering the essential applications and requirements for switching between electrical supplies to ensure critical power availability. By subscribing to these webinar, we will allow designers and users to understand the fundamental standards and ultimately determine the best architecture and systems to use. They will also gain access to download specifications and design guides from Socomec.
This webinar series was created by Ian TANTI – Over 20years’ experience in electrical switchgear, member of IEC expert working group TC 121/SC 121A/MT 18 responsible for IEC 60947-6-1 product standard for Transfer switching equipment.
Please send your questions, comments and feedback to Ian TANTI - TSE Product & Application Expert on email@example.com
Speaker: Alex METCALFE - Electrical engineer with 17 years’ experience - Over 140 accredited presentations to 2800 end-users or consultants.
Transfer Switching Essentials #1: Power Availability
"Why do I need a Transfer Switch?"
You’ve probably already been asked this question. We certainly have. After all, adding alternate power supplies implies a cost which clients are keen to avoid.
We will answer this by highlighting the consequences of power failure and by introducing the critical loads that require high levels of power availability to meet international and local installation standards.
- What is power availability: complete definition as per IEC standards
- Why power availability & quality is essential
- Consequences in case of failure: real cases
- What is required to ensure power availability according to the application
- Question & answer session
Transfer Switching Essentials #2: TSE Basics - Transfer switching equipment & application needs
"What is Transfer Switching Equipment?"
There are many types of switches and from one project to another the needs could be different. In order to choose the most suitable solution for different applications, in this second episode of Transfer Switching Essentials we will see:
- What is Transfer Switching Equipment- TSE?
- Typical supply source and TSE applications
- How TSE improve reliability and safety to the load
- How TSE works: MTSE / RTSE / ATSE / Bypass
- Basic introduction to architecture
Transfer Switching Essentials #3: TSE Architecture - Reliable design for installations
"How to avoid a power outage by optimizing your electrical architecture"
In our third webinar, get all information on how to secure your critical loads by placing transfer switches at the right points in your electrical distribution system. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover a few examples of how local installation legislation affects the design of alternative and emergency power supplies.
How electrical architecture improves resilience:
- Data centre
- Life safety systems in high rise buildings
- Transfer switch architecture types
Transfer Switching Essentials #4: Selecting the right TSE - Criticality and sensitivity of a load
One product does not fit all !
In this 30 minute webinar we will see how to select a TSE based on the application type and by defining the type of load.
We will also see the difference between sensitivity and criticality of a load and why this is a vital consideration when selecting your right TSE.
- Defining the criticality of the load
- Understanding the sensitivity of a load
- Show how sensitivity and criticality are different and are vital when selecting a TSE
- Exercise to show the definition of the criticality and sensitivity based on the application
- Introduce additional features that help to have improved power availability (such as manual operation, On/Off load tests, communication and product standard…)
Transfer Switching Essentials #5 : TSE product standards, classification, type testing and installation rules
What elements should you consider when selecting your TSE?
Outline of what we will discuss during this webinar:
- TSE Product Standards, Installation rules (IEC, GB/T, UL, BS, EN, NF, NFPA...)
- TSE Classification and short circuit capability
- Type Testing sequence as per IEC 60947-6-1
- Short circuit and TSE Classification (Differences between Class PC, CB, CC)
- Co-ordination considerations
- Utilisation categories
Transfer Switching Essentials #6 : Step into the future – Latest trends in TSE technology
- TSE Trends by transition mode
- Load shedding and load management
- Trends in Webserver communication and IoT
- Energy transition and storage
- TSE selector tool
- Question & answer session