50kA Busbar Support Test at The Apollo


Switchboard Manufacturers KZN put their upgraded 50kA Busbar Support System to the test at the South African Bureau Of Standards (SABS) NETFA Laboratory in Bronkhorstspruit. 

[The testing staff at NETFA and Switchboard Group. Centred Seth Mnisi, right- Shane O’Reilly, Left- Josh Berman]

Shane O’Reilly and Andrew MCarthy lead the team that designed and developed the composite supports that were able to pass the tests with ease.
[Busbar System connected up to the 127MVA transformer. Output potential: 100kA]
The tests were completed under the auspices of the Short-Circuit Laboratory Manager, Seth Mnisi, who treated the Switchboard team to a tour of the facility.
The Busbar Support System was able to withstand a short-circuit test to SANS / IEC 61439-2:2012/2011 Ed.2 up to 65kA rms per shot.
The incredible machinery coupled with the friendly and highly qualified staff keep this facility at the top of its game.