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Gas Insulated Switchgear

Jul 19, 2017

It is very much required to establish an electrical substation at load center. Since, establishing a substation at load center is quite economical and profitable in many aspects. As it reduces length of feeders and due to short length feeders, the quality of voltage regulation improves. But the main obstruction of establishing a substation at load center is space. Generally main load center of any place is situated at very congested place where, sufficient land for establishing conventional electrical substation is very hardly available.

This problem can be solved by using gas insulated switchgear technology. In this type of switchgear, all the necessary components of switchgear can be assembled in very limited space. GIS is a kind of metal enclosed switchgear. That means, all the equipments of the electrical switchgear are enclosed by gas tight metal enclosure and SF6 gas is used as insulation between live parts of the equipments and earthed metal enclosure. This type of switchgear, means, and gas insulated switchgear is available from 12 KV systems to 800 KV system. For establishing electrical substation in very limited place this type of SF6 insulated electrical breaker plays the major role.