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Power Systems

Education Session: How to Select Transfer Switches

By attending this session on Oct. 19, 2021, you will understand the basics of transfer switch selection, including specifying the correct type.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer October 8, 2021

Transfer switch equipment is available in a variety of types, with a wide array of features. Selecting the appropriate transfer switch for a specific application requires a clear understanding of site needs and application restraints.

After attending the session How to Select Transfer Switches on Oct. 19, 2021, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the basic operation of transfer switches and transition types to aid in the selection of equipment for a particular application.
  • Discuss features and functions of transfer switch controls to enhance the operation of the power system.
  • Identify when it is appropriate to use a 4-pole switch as compared to 3-pole.
  • Describe the UL 1008 withstand and closing ratings for adequate protection of the switch and overall system.
  • Learn about the difference between the short-circuit withstand/closing rating and the short-time rating.

This Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week session is taught by Hassan Obeid, Global Technical Advisor for Systems and Controls – Critical Protection, Cummins.

Registration is free for all coursework. Complete information about Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week is available online.


Consulting-Specifying Engineer