Coordination Study

Coordination Study

It’s always wise to have a coordination study performed for your building. Typically, electrical systems use fuses and circuit breakers in order to protect electrical equipment such as cables, motors, conductors and other components. If a failure were to occur within this equipment, a short circuit is commonly the result. The hope would be that this short circuit would only affect the portion of the system where the failure has occurred. In a system that is properly coordinated, the protective devices are selected and adjusted; minimizing the impact of equipment failures within a system. The study analyzes and evaluates the characteristic curves of the fuses and breakers, and compares them against one another, bringing to light any apparent incoordination of overlapping components. Most electrical power systems are not designed with protective device coordination in mind, which can cause immense damage to a power system and result in the shutdown of an entire building or facility. The goal of MTA’s Coordination Study is to ultimately achieve balance between equipment protection and selective isolation that is also consistent with operating requirements of the overall power system. Contact MTA today for more information on Coordination Studies in San Diego and Southern California.

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