Charnvel Ltd. has obtained 'Type Registration' in accordance with NGTS 3.12.3 issue 6 June 2007 for substation LVAC supplies.
This involved 'Type Testing' our System 50 switchboard assembly, temperature rise testing, and ASTA certification of our busbar and enclosure systems.
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Click here to read how a Tecnivel/Charnvel 3 panel changeover board saved the day. Orignally installed in 2003 at Lewisham, the changeover board was later decomissioned yet proved its worth as an emergency replacement due to the catastrophic failure of an Allen West LVAC board.
Over the past few years Charnvel Ltd have supplied many more changeover panels of this design to various areas of the rail system.
Images of a System 50 switchboard installation at National Grid Cellarhead 400kv Substation.
One of our largest System 50 switchboards was supplied to ABB as part of the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project. The switchboard was installed on a floor standing support frame as the incoming and outgoing cable access was from below.
Charnvel additionaly supplied the switchboard for the connection from the wind farm, to the new National Grid substation at Rhigos.
All aspects of the LVAC supply were covered by Charnvel; design, manufacture, testing, installation and comissioning.Read more ...
As the availabilty of supply was a primary concern for our customer, the three switchboards were delivered, positioned and re-suited during December 2015. Temporary supplies could then be installed to the boards.
Our 2500A system 50 switchboard installation at National Nuclear Laboratory facility in Workington.
Working closely with National Grid, Charnvel have delevoped 3 and 4 pole variants of their Transformer Mounted 800A Isolator ACB cabinet, registred with the EGI CODE AMEB24.
An off load isolator switch is castell interlocked with an 800A ACB in such a way that the isolator swtich cannot ber operated 'on-load'Read more ...
Bonnybridge switchboard in its new home.
A 400A System 50 switchboard supplied to Scottish Power / Iberdrola for the Bonnybridge 132kV substation.
4000A 'L' shaped distribution switchboard with 2 No.s power factor correction sections.
As part of the LVAC framework agreement between Scottish Power / Iberdrola and ourselves, Charnvel supplied a 400A distribution switchboard of our System 50 design and in compliance with STS-03-1203 & NGTS 3.12.3.
The switchboard comprised of 3 no's incoming 400A withdrawable MCCB's bus section MCCB, fully automatic changeover controls and two banks of outgoing switches, with form 4 type 7 segregation for the incoming devices and type 6 on the outgoing switches.
Installed in the switchroom
A 4000A ACB cabinet loosely based on the System 50 steelwork design.
The System 50 design was deemed to be more suitable for this project, due to the size and compartment requirements of the project.
The Ashford and Ramsgate depots have been designed to house and maintain the new Hitachi ‘Javelin´ fleet.
Ashford site is being developed to provide stabling, CET and maintenance facilities for the fleet and also to house the existing ‘Classic´ domestic rail services.
Charnvel Ltd. provided 750 DC contactor panels for these projects.
Charnvel Ltd have completed the installation and commissioning of a 3 road shore supply panel at Worcester Shrub Hill Station.
Our Shore Supply Units supply the rolling stock with the necessary power to enable the units to be shut down overnight yet maintain comfort heating and cooling, lighting and engine heating.
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A truly flexible solution, this cabinet houses a mobile diesel connection point section, outgoing (to the grid) ACB, section coupler and feeders for local auxiliary supplies
This unit is in use on a landfill re-generation site, whereby locally generated power is fed back into the grid.
2500A System 50 switchboard awating factory witness test.
A large National Grid System 50 switchboard with over 80 outgoing ways fed from 3 incoming devices.
Due to flood risk this switchboard has been mounted on a sub-frame; supplied and installed by Charnvel Ltd
Our System 50 design triumped again where a switchboard with bus-duct section was required.
Charnvel Ltd. are proud to have supplied a System 50 type LVAC switchboard for the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm project.
Our customer Siemens, called upon our expertise in manufacturing the LVAC switchboard to handle local LV supplies on the platform and the on-shore substation.
The board was constructed to National Grid NGTS 3.12.3 specification.
More details of the Greater Gabbard project, can be found in a press release on the Siemens website.
In addition to the previously completed switchboard for the 132kV substation, Charnvel Ltd have recently built and installed an LVAC switchboard for the refurbished 275kV substation.
Manufactured and installed against a strict time scale Charnvel Ltd. completed another quality switchboard conforming to NGTS 3.12.3, the Charnvel board replaces an out of date Reyroll HH type switchboard, and will continue to provide reliable LVAC supplies to the substation for many years.
Charnvel Ltd together with SEESA (South East Electricity Substation Alliance) have completed another key project for the National Grid Company.
A System 50 Switchboard conforming to NGTS 3.12.3 Issue 7 June 2006 was recently installed at the Tilbury 400kV GIS substation.
An adaptation of the system 50 outgoing switch system was fitted into this galvanised lighting feeder kiosk.