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Square D by Schneider Electric – Power System Design and Upgrades

Power LinesServing customers in every industry segment — from data centers to steel mills — our portfolio of Square D by Schneider Electric – Power System Design and Upgrades projects includes:

Substation Solutions
Switchgear Modernization and Upgrades
Control and Protection System Upgrades
Generator Backup Design and Connection
Power Factor Correction and Filter Design
High Resistance Grounding (HRG) Conversions

Projects can be customized from basic design consultation to feasibility studies to a complete turnkey solution.

Substation Solutions

Schneider Electric Engineering Services serves utilities and industrial facilities with industry-leading products and services. We have the resources to meet all aspects of your substation construction, remodeling, and/or expansion needs. Our dedicated design services team, staffed with professional engineers, has specialized expertise in all aspects of power equipment design and construction. By combining our design services with engineering analysis, we are able to provide you with a complete engineered solution.

Our capabilities include design and construction services up to 345 kV:

  • Project management
  • Substation layout, elevation drawings, oil containment
  • Civil and structural
  • Equipment sizing and specification
  • Protection and control system design
  • Control house design
  • Conduit and trench design
  • Power factor correction and harmonic filter design
  • Grounding system design
  • Utility coordination and regulatory approval
  • Commissioning services
  • Turnkey installation
  • Substation service and repair

We also have significant experience in constructing multi-megawatt solar photovoltaic generating stations. Our approach to the design of the solar collector system, the DC distribution, and the associated grid-tie substation balances cost, reliability, and performance. The end result is an economically viable and productive renewable energy solution. Coupled with our proven project management experience, Schneider Electric provides complete engineering, procurement, and construction services for solar photovoltaic generating stations.

 

Switchgear Modernization and Upgrades

Modernization solutions from Schneider Electric will upgrade your existing switchgear or motor control centers to current technology. Our modernization and upgrade solutions are designed to minimize downtime, improve reliability, and extend the life of your equipment.

In addition, our detailed scope of work helps to ensure the optimum solution for your facility and includes:

  • On-site engineering assessment by a professional engineer
  • Assessment of the existing maintenance and repair practices
  • Evaluation of facility’s present and future requirements
  • Codes and standards compliance review
  • Selection of equipment and upgrade options
  • Bills of material, drawings, and specifications to facilitate procurement and installation
  • Start-up and commissioning services

Control and Protection System Upgrades

Our solutions to upgrade protective relaying and control systems are applicable to:

  • Switchgear with electromechanical relays » Digital microprocessor-based relays enhance functionality, simplify maintenance, and increase reliability
  • Synchronous motor control package » Turnkey replacement of the electromechanical control system (exciters, control system, and protective relaying)
  • Arc flash reduction technologies » Includes addition of virtual main, light sensing relay technology, and zone selective interlock systems

As a turnkey offer, we take responsibility for the overall project including data collection, analysis, installation, and commissioning. The result is a well designed and commissioned system that will deliver improved reliability and operational efficiency.

Generator Backup Design and Connection

Schneider Electric Engineering Services delivers turnkey generator connection solutions for both your normal and your emergency power systems. Generators are the most effective means of minimizing electrical downtime in your facility. Permanent generators enhance power system reliability and are required in healthcare and critical operation facilities. In addition, Schneider Electric designs and installs the necessary power system equipment to facilitate connection of temporary (trailer mounted) generators. Both new installation and upgrade solutions are available. Partner with us to maximize your return on investment.

Power Factor Correction and Filter Design

Power quality correction equipment is typically justified on the basis of reducing power factor penalties charged by the utility. Our turnkey services include design engineering, procurement, and installation of power factor correction and harmonic filtering equipment from 480 V to 345 kV. Using power quality monitoring devices, our engineers will evaluate the harmonic and transient environment in your facility to ensure the equipment is properly sized and applied.

High Resistance Grounding (HRG) Conversions

Used in facilities with continuous, uninterrupted power requirements, HRG power systems may allow non-stop operation during a ground fault. Facilities with ungrounded (delta) electric power systems often experience equipment damage, excessive voltage transients, and high maintenance costs associated with ground faults. Converting to HRG can alleviate the damage caused by ground faults. Our power system engineers will assess, design, and apply power system conversions using component-based or packaged HRG systems.

For more information about Power System Design and Upgrades, or other Square D by Schneider services,
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