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King Edmund School

Fast Fit Protection and Energy Monitoring Solution For Essex School

Leading electrical solutions and services provider, Hager, has worked with Gainsborough Electrical contractors to install an energy monitoring solution at King Edmund school in Essex that will enable detailed reporting and manage energy consumption.

Phase one of the major refurbishment involved the removal of old switchgear and installation of a Hager 800A rated panelboard with meters fitted to all outgoing circuits at the school, which took just two weeks during the holidays to minimise disruption.

Phase two of the installation proved even more complex, with the incoming cable entering through the ceiling. To avoid bending and stressing the cable and affecting its termination into the board, Hager has provided an engineered solution with the incomer repositioned at the top of the panelboard.

The detailed metering goes beyond the requirements of Part L and is part of the school’s policy to record and manage its energy consumption over the long term. Providing protection and monitoring for half of the school, the 800A rated board allows for possible future expansion of the electrical load. Plans include a new IT suite and extending the air conditioning to more rooms.

Alan Hawes, managing director at Gainsborough Electrical comments: “The school has expanded rapidly over the years and outgrew its original mains switchgear. The installation was complex for a number of reasons.

“The Hager panelboard and meters proved simple and fast to fit so that we could meet the school’s specification within a very narrow timeline. Phase two was even more complex and Hager were able to respond with a bespoke engineered solution.”

Stephen Dyson, market manager at Hager, added: “We pride ourselves on being able to respond to customer challenges and this solution was recommended and installed promptly and should have a significant impact on energy consumption and cost savings over the coming years.”

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The invicta 3 panelboard range includes 250A, 400A, 630A & 800A panelboards with MCCB incomers. Prewired meter packs allow installers to fit metering into the board. All the internal wiring is included. Installation is fast and simple, thanks to a number of features. There is generous space where ...