Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Region)
The third stage of the copper electrolysis shop under construction at Uralelektromed JSC (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex) will be equipped with a complete medium voltage switchgear (KRU) of the PIX12 series jointly produced by UMMC-Telecom and Scheider Electric. The work is carried out within the framework of a strategic partnership agreement signed by UMMC-Telecom and Scheider Electric during the INNOPROM international industrial exhibition in 2019. The parties agreed to jointly implement innovative equipment and design solutions of Scheider Electric at the production sites of UMMC. The main goal of cooperation is the modernization and equipping of enterprises with equipment that most closely matches the best world practices in the field of energy efficient technologies and automation.
According to Vadim Mironov, Director for Capital Construction and Investments of Uralelectromed JSC, construction of the third stage of the copper electrolysis workshop is proceeding according to the schedule. The supplier company was selected based on the results of a competition organized by UMMC. The installation of the equipment is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.
“UMMC-Telecom specialists will supply PIX12 air-insulated switchgear with rated voltage up to 6 kV, install and commission devices that will power the facility's transformer substations and ensure its uninterrupted power supply ", - says Aleksey Karplyuk, design engineer of UMMC-Telecom.
The supplied equipment is certified and complies with Russian and international standards for switchgear. It is resistant to an internal arc, which ensures the reliability and safety of the electrical installation, as well as minimizes economic losses during their operation.
Previously, UMMC-Telecom employees underwent technical training from the partner company Scheider Electric and received the right to adaptation of PIX12 switchgears in the Urals. Creation of a line for adaptation of switchgears on the basis of the company will allow UMMC-Telecom to meet the demand not only of the internal customer - UMMC enterprises, but also of the external one - industrial and commercial enterprises, regional network companies, social organizations.