Electrical coordination studies are performed to ensure the safety of the system, personnel, and property. These studies evaluate the protective devices and are essential to increase system reliability and continuity of service. Coordination studies are also important in determining proper protective device settings to ensure the system is protected and reduce arc flash hazards.
Prime Power Services performs coordination studies by preparing time current curves for each unique branch of a distribution system. By analyzing the tripping curves for each overcurrent protective device, Pioneer is able to recommend the best settings to:
- Ensure outages are minimized during abnormal conditions such as faults and overloads within the distribution system
- Ensure equipment is properly protected
- Minimize arc-flash incident energy levels at key equipment locations