Ensure strict maintenance and testing program
The critical nature of a healthcare facility involves numerous installation standards and guides, such as IEC 60364-7-710, NF C15-211, NFPA 99, and HTM 06-01.
Each provides specific requirements that, although may differ by country, all cover design aspects of electrical distribution systems, backup emergency power systems, and test requirements constantly evolving to increase power availability.
Most installation standards include mandatory requirements for maintenance and on-load testing of emergency power systems.
Performance testing is usually monthly, quarterly and annually whilst additional inspections and checks can be required more frequently.
When maintenance on a backup emergency generator is due, it may be necessary to disconnect the genset for a certain amount of time.
Total availability can be retained when a permanent connection means is included for easy addition of a portable or temporary genset.
This redundancy during maintenance guarantees full capacity of emergency power during the entire duration of the intervention.
Guarantee permanent power connection thanks to MTSE
The switching device must allow easy connection to a temporary power source. It must provide power source transfer between gensets, isolation and integrated mechanical interlocks within one device.
Why use a manual transfer switch?
The all-in one-manual transfer switch allows to retain 100% of genset emergency power during stress-free scheduled maintenance.
Normal backup connection
Quick-connect temporary genset
Safe isolation with full backup
SIRCOVER manually operated transfer switching equipment
Socomec manufactures one of the widest ranges of MTSE on the market, providing 3P and 4P switching with UL ratings from 100 to 1200 A. SIRCOVER is fully integrated, including back-to-back switching, a robust mechanical interlock, isolation, and padlocking in a single device.
Available as an enclosed solution and open-type transfer switch ready for installation in the distribution panel of your choice.