Equipment assessments compare component short circuit ratings and continuous ratings with calculated short-circuit and operating conditions. It is an extension of a short circuit study.
The results of the equipment evaluation study will:
- Identify the under-rated equipments that cannot safely interrupt the fault current.
- Recommend replacements to the “failed” equipments.
- Avoid extensive equipment failure, system outages, and personnel injury by underrated equipments in the event of a fault.