Effective distribution, control, and transmission of electricity at a mining site is an essential part of ensuring that operations run smoothly and safely. Power from a central station will require a mining or tunnel substation to supply direct current to operate electrical equipment by transforming high voltages to direct current at 250 or 500 volts.
Underground mining substation
Underground mining substations present some additional challenges. Extra considerations have to be taken into account to ensure that the roof is reinforced, and the area must be fireproof. Substations used underground will need to be flameproof and may need to be galvanised to protected against corrosion.
Portable substations for mining
A mobile or portable electrical substation is a self-contained trailer/container equipped with the necessary high and medium voltage components of a full substation, such as the power transformer and switchgear. These are used when the installation of a permanent mine substation is not economical or to quickly restore electrical services during an outage.
Rugged mining, tunneling and dredging substations
Line Power, a division of Electro-Mechanical, specializes in electricity generation, transmission, distribution and control for a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, and electrical utility.
Line Power’s portfolio of electrical solutions includes high-voltage switchgears and substations for mining, tunneling and dredging applications. Its range includes 5 MVA substations, portable substations for phosphate mining, dual output 5 KV trailer-mounted portable reclosers, 1000 kVA portable substations with a walk-in aisle and built-in HVAC, skid-mounted portable substations with aluminum enclosures, bore hole substations, 10 MVA caterpillar-track mounted substation, and completely enclosed portable substations with heavy insulation. It also includes an array of other substations designed for specific applications or sites, such as surface mines or gold mines.
Where to buy Line Power substations
Carroll Technologies supplies Line Power products in addition to providing a complete design and installation service, specifically tailored to your needs. Building on more than 40 years of industry experience, Carroll also ensures that installation is integrated with systems operated by other technology brands.
Post-purchase, Carroll Technologies offers a complete installation, servicing and repair service with 24/7 technical support.
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