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In the world around us, both in domestic and industrial settings, electricity stands as the backbone behind our day-to-day activities, driving the economy and progress. It is no coincidence that terms like economic growth, industrial development, and sustainability are closely tied to electricity, specifically its efficient use. From the foundational steps taken by figures such as Franklin, Coulomb, and Ampere to the present day, our understanding of electricity, its applications, and management has continuously grown and evolved.

Within this vast world, where MEP-Projects actively participates in both national and international projects, there is an area perhaps unknown to many yet playing a fundamental role—power and protection electrical panel architecture, as well as the switching systems between them.

At the core of any efficient electrical network lies the architecture of electrical panels, specifically the quality of their wiring and switching systems. In our engineering firm, we specialize in offering innovative solutions and custom designs to optimize the functionality and performance of these essential systems.

On one hand, the electrical wiring system forms the foundation upon which any installation relies, determining the efficiency, reliability, and robustness of electrical distribution. This is why our company implements the most rigorous engineering standards. On the other hand, the switching system between electrical panels is a key element in managing electrical energy effectively. At MEP-Projects, we excel in developing advanced solutions that enable a seamless transition between different circuits, ensuring a continuous and safe power supply. This is why we collaborate daily with manufacturers such as ABB, Siemens, Top Cable, Phoenix, ZIV, or Schneider, among others.

Within this field, MEP-Projects has been involved in substation projects for the Spanish transport and distribution networks for clients such as RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA or NATURGY, among other internationally recognized clients. We also have extensive experience in projects related to photovoltaic plants, wind farms, or desalination plants.

In summary, our engineering team for this specific field has broad experience in the following points:

  1. Requirements Assessment: Before initiating the design, our engineers collaborate closely with the client to understand their specific requirements. This phase involves a detailed analysis of the projected electrical load, considering both current and future demands.
  2. Selection of Components and Materials: Once the requirements are established, the selection of components and materials follows. In this phase, cables, switches, protection devices, and other essential elements are carefully chosen, ensuring not only compliance with safety standards but also optimizing the system’s efficiency.
  3. Electrical Scheme Design: With the selected components, our engineers create a detailed electrical scheme. This plan includes the precise arrangement of cables, the location of switches, interconnections between panels, internal connections, and other details that will guide the implementation of the system.
  4. Wiring Route Planning: Planning wiring routes is essential to avoid interference and ensure an organized installation. Aspects such as cable length, heat dissipation, and accessibility are considered to facilitate maintenance.
  5. Implementation of Safety Practices: During the design phase, safety practices are integrated, including protection devices against overloads, short circuits, and other anomalies. This ensures the safety of both the system and operators.
  6. Integration of Switching Systems: In projects involving multiple electrical panels, efficient switching systems are designed to facilitate the management and distribution of electrical energy. This includes planning switches and devices necessary for switching maneuvers.

For further information related to this article or if you need any assistance with basic or detailed engineering projects, do not hesitate to contact MEP-Projects.

Made by Francisco Javier Jiménez (EICA Design Engineer)