The safe use of electrical equipment on board ships brings with it particular challenges.
It’s an area that Rittal continues to invest in, not least to ensure its systems function effectively under the test conditions which are required by the marine industry.
Now, the efficacy of its busbar systems RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS has been recognised by leading international shipping organisations. Approvals for on board use have been granted by Lloyds Register (LR), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). This follows the announcement last year that Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS had successfully passed the environmental test on “Vibration”, satisfying the requirement of 0.7 g in the frequency range 5 – 100 Hz.
As such, these busbar systems and related components now have the required test data and documentation for: short circuit, temperature rise, dielectric strength, thermal resistance, use under vibration conditions.
RiLine, Maxi-PLS and Flat-PLS can be used on board ships in designated sealed areas, such as engine rooms, subject to observance of the required technical charac-teristics and the valid technical regulations.
Design-type approvals will also mean use of the busbar components in maritime applications is now much easier.
Picture shows: Ritta Busbar Systems Approved for use on Board Ships
Source: Rittal Limited
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Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Hessen, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. Systems made by Rittal are deployed across a variety of industrial and IT applications, including vertical sectors such as the transport industry, power generation, mechanical and plant engineering, IT and telecommunications. Rittal is active worldwide with 10,000 employees and 58 subsidiaries.
Its broad product range includes infrastructure solutions for modular and energy-efficient data centres with innovative concepts for the security of physical data and systems. Leading software providers Eplan and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offers automation systems for switchgear construction.
Founded in Herborn in 1961 and still run by its owner, Rittal is the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 78 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11,500 people and generated revenues of around €2.2 billion in 2014. For the seventh time in succession, the family business has won the accolade “Top German Employer” in 2015.