Tips and tricks for switchgear and switchboards system design

In an upcoming June 25 webcast, learn how switchgear and switchboards are common in electrical distribution equipment and why it's important engineers understand their specific applications, limitations and requirements.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer June 11, 2024
Courtesy: Brett Sayles, CFE Media and Technology

While switchgear and switchboards are typical of electrical distribution equipment, there are difference that may influence the best application for your project. Electrical system and room design includes a variety of components, outlined in NFPA 70: National Electrical Code.

The requirements shown in the NEC for switchgear and switchboards are nearly identical whether discussing working clearance requirements, grounding/bonding requirements, arc energy reduction, egress requirements and other installation requirements.

Two presenters will cover topics including in the June 25th webcast, “Electrical: System design tips and tricks for switchgear and switchboards:”

  • Codes, standards and guidelines for electrical system design.

  • The difference between switchgear and switchboards.

  • Specific financial considerations and applications for switchgear versus switchboards.

Register for this education event to earn 1 AIA CES Learning unit.