A recent project showed the use of AMF panels to meet the requirements of a Bristol based IT company that required a cost effective relocation of their existing back up power supply.

For an IT company, power continuity is of critical importance. This job required the relocation of an existing 3 phase generator. The new location requirements meant that the existing 3 phase generator had to be modified to support the single phase load at the new site. The new site conditions meant that the generator also required adaptation to support multiple mains supply.AMF panels

For each mains supply you need an automated transfer switch and associated cabling, so the AMF panels can sense mains supply and start the back-up generator, in the event of a failure.

On site there were two mains supplies to be supported, one of which was split into two, supporting a total of three separate buildings. This allowed us to use just two AMF panels keeping costs at a minimum. One AMF was located outside in an IP rated enclosure mounted on a plinth and stand, whilst the other was at high level in the building by the mains header it supported. Connections to the external AMF were local to the generator. The second cable run was more involved being approximately 60 metres running at high level across one building and then through a cable trench under a drive way to the building it was supporting.

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