Types of electrical control panel


Types Of Electrical Control Panels

Have you ever wondered what types of electrical control panels are used in power distribution engineering ? In this article, we are going to talk about different types of electrical control panels. In a process plant one or more motors are controlled by a piece of equipment called an electrical control panel. Electrical control panel starts or stops many equipment’s through switchgear and SCADA automation using MCCB, contactor, PLC, overload relay and plug-in relay etc.

There Are Three Types Of Electrical Control Panels.

Power Control Center (PCC Panel)
Motor Control Center (MCC Panel)
Automation Panel (SCADA PLC Panel)

What Is An Electrical Control Panel, Exactly?

Think of an electrical control panel like a human body. As inside our body, we have many vital organs that control and monitor our surroundings, electric panel controls various motors and equipment.

types of control panel in electrical

Power Control Center (PCC Panel)

Let’s get started! First, let’s talk about the power control center (PCC Panel), PCC panel contains all of the electrical switchgear like an air circuit breaker, MCC’s, mcb, and suitable size aluminum or copper busbar. The main circuit breaker is where the power comes into the control panel for all of the switchgear. This circuit breaker generally has an isolate on the panel that allows us to shut off the power.
Always remember the incoming side of the breaker will still have power. The power that comes into the panel can be anywhere from 440 volts to 800V AC.

types of control panel in electrical

Motor Control Center (MCC Panel)

In many commercial and Industry applications, multiple electric motors are required, and it is often desirable to control some of the motors. The apparatus designed for this type of function is the motor control center panel (MCC Panel).
When a motor operation runs with the protection of overload relays or solid-state motor controllers. An MCC Panel manufacturer has a control from a remote or local that is called a motor control panel. There are combinations of different types of starters like direct online (DOL) Starter or star-delta starter.
MCC Panel  (motor control center) is using for motor control of various electrical power Industries. Therefore, it is most important in electricity. MCC panel is an Electrical control panel in LT panels. In other words, it can control the motor from generation to production.

Automation Panel (SCADA PLC Panel)

Automation panel (Scada PLC panel) is a Programmable digital computer also known as PLC Automation Panel is one of the most important and efficient kinds of control panels. Which are generally used in a variety of electronic and electrical circuit fittings. Integrated with solid PLC logic and flawless PLC hardware programming.

Types of control panel in electrical

Intelligent MCC Panel

Intelligent MCC Panel is a smart IMCC panel to control some or many electric motors in a central location. Imcc have consisted of multiple feeders that have a common power busbar and with each section containing a combination of starters. Intelligent MCC panel is a type of MCC panel with advanced features and enhanced workability by using a communication capable motor management device (SIMOCODE) that monitors the motor’s other lead processes by the process control system.
Intelligent MCC Panel represents the flexible & modular management system for motors in the low Voltage range which can be easily and directly connected to superior automation system. It covers all functional requirements, including safety related disconnection of the motor feeder-automation system.

How To Design Electrical Control Panel

Electric control panels are the best product to control mechanical equipment. When you buy electric control panels, buy the LT panels that undergo pre-treatment for degreasing, water rinsing, and de-rusting/ Phosphating. All our LT panels are painted with powder coating or Synthetic enamel as per the requirements. After that, seven tank process is made by the painter for improving the reliability of the threw product. Similarly, bus bars / internal wiring uniform cross-section, support by SMC and DMC bases, and earthing Bus Bars run along with the Panel. Hence, it is determined that MCC panels are an important aspect of electrical control panels and LT panels.

Types Of Electrical Distribution Board

There are two main types of electrical distribution boards, first is electrical panels and second is solar LT panels.
Electrical Panels: An electrical panel is also known as the load center. This panel is a metal electrical service box that accepts the main power to the home and distributes electrical current to the various circuits within the home
Solar LT Panels: Solar LT Panel is an electrical distribution board that receives power from solar panels and distributes the same to various electronic devices and distribution boards. These types of panels are used in industries both for internal as well as external use.
In various industries, electrical consultants design electric distribution boards with a distribution transformer. After this, they bus duct this board to PCC Panel for more distribution of electrical panels. Also, electrical contractors supply MCC Panel and APFC Panel to enhance its functionality. Apart from this, when a client chooses to install a solar power plant, we supply Solar ACDB and Solar DCDB Feeder Pillar and Junction Box along with synchronizing panels.

How To Take A Type Test Certificate From CPRI?

CPRI Approved means Central Power Research Institute established by the Government of India. CPRI approved manufacturers are professionals who are authorized by CPRI. The premier institute undertakes applied research in electrical functioning as an independent national testing and certification authority to manufacture electrical equipment. All electrical control panel manufacturers should have CPRI Approved Label to design and manufacture premium quality electrical panels.

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