Where can I find a control panel to meet my exact specifications?

Here at Quantum Controls we provided a bespoke, personal and quality service backed up by our engineers, sales and service departments along with fully qualified panel wiremen to ensure the highest standards and level of expertise in design, manufacture and installation of equipment. This is backed up by 24/7 call out service to ensure that […]

I have a 90kW motor with soft starter 90kW installed. How much kVA Generator do I require for the motor?

Limited information means you need to make a few assumptions on power factor and efficiency. Assume PF of 0.75 and efficiency of 90 % kVA = (kW / Power factor) / efficiency so kVA = (90 / 0.75) / 0.9 = 133.33 kVA So 133.33 kVA minimum but better to add a little extra to […]

Who Polices the New BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel Standard?

The new standard assumes the manufacturer will ensure his equipment complies with the standard. Policing the application of the CE mark is the responsibility of the Dept of Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) (previously DTI) Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the UK to invest the time […]

What does BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard mean?

Compliance with the new standard is compulsory. All assemblies must be shown to meet minimum safety and performance standards by design and routine verification. Many of the alternatives to type testing rely on interpolation from a tested reference design.Once the European equivalent standard, EN 61439-2 (BS EN 61439-2) has been listed in the Official Journal of […]

Who is ultimately responsible to ensure the new BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard is met?

Ultimate responsibility is established via the contract and usually rests with the party selling the assembly to the purchaser. However, a panel builder may work in partnership with an original manufacturer and pass down some of his responsibility via a subcontract. Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the […]

Does BS EN 61439-2:2009 Electrical Control Panel standard affect contractors?

The fundamental change for contractors is to ensure they specify assemblies in accordance with IEC 61439-2. Contractors should also ensure they provide all the details specified in Annex CC of BS EN 61439-2. Quantum Controls are one of less than 1% of Control Panel Manufacturers in the UK to invest the time and money in fully […]

Why was there a need for a change in the panel standards?

There are several reasons for change: Designs and market needs for assemblies have evolved over the years, such that IEC 60439-1 no longer encompasses many commonly used arrangements. For example, modular systems are not effectively covered with respect to temperature rise performance.  It is not practical to fully type test every conceivable configuration of assembly […]

Who is responsible for what is relation the the new panel standards?

The new standard requires that application specific assemblies, as most are, must be provided without problems. The various stake holders must focus on their responsibilities, whilst working in a team with all the other parties involved in the process. • Purchasers and specifiers should view an assembly as a ‘black box’ and specify the inputs […]