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Rittal and the IEC 61439 Standard

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Design engineers should be aware that the the IEC 61439 switchgear and controlgear systems standard will take effect from November 2014. This standard also applies to wall mounted control panels as well as floor standing power distribution assemblies.
For the smaller control panels with current ratings of below 630A, the ratings of the busbar system and controlgear components must be de-rated in line with the standard. A key feature of the standard is the calculation of the maximum internal temperature of enclosure.
To assist the design engineer Rittal can supply Therm software that will calculate internal temperature and Power Engineering software that can design the panel layout in line with the standards.
For further information regarding Rittal solutions and  assistance with compliance to IEC 61439, please contact Mark Guest mguest@rittal.co.uk or, to receive a free copy of the guide book, please use powerdistribution@rittal.co.uk
Note to Editor
Rittal GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, plus software and services. Systems made by Rittal are deployed in a variety of industries, including mechanical and plant engineering, IT and telecommunications.
The company’s broad portfolio includes complete solutions for modular and energy-efficient data centres: from innovative security concepts for data systems to physical data and system security for IT infrastructures. Thanks to leading software vendor Eplan’s interdisciplinary engineering solutions, and Kiesling Maschinentechnik’s automatisation concepts for switchgear manufacture, Rittal covers most aspects of the value chain.
Founded in 1961, Rittal is now active worldwide with 11 production sites, 64 subsidiaries and 40 agencies. With 10,000 employees worldwide, Rittal is the largest company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group, based in Haiger, Germany. The entire group employs more than 11,000 people and generated revenues of about €2.2 billion in 2012. Further information at www.rittal.com and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com.
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