E&I Engineering

Arc Flash Study

Frankfurt Data Centre

Aurora Power Consulting was contracted by E and I Engineering to undertake review the protection settings of a new large  data centre within the Hanau, Germany.

Aurora’s scope was to review the existing protection scheme, and then to create an overall model of the system using DIgSILENT Powerfactory. Once the model had been created Aurora then carried out an arc flash study to assess the incident energy (I.E) levels on the sytem, considering the actual Fault Clearance Times (FCT) and the subsequent Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE).

The plant consisted of two incoming 110kV utility connections, a large redundant 20kV cable distribution system, extensive standby generation and a complex system of  UPSs to supply the data halls.

Key Features

Client: E&I Engineering
Industry: Financial Services
Plant Type: Data Center
Project: Arc Flash Study
Contract: Lump Sum
Date: 2021

“An arc flash study for a large 20MW data center with an incoming 110kV supply, for a major IT company.”