Electrical Engineering

Substation protection requires a holistic and complete approach. Proconics has the electrical engineering skills and experience to ensure that your substation will be protected.

Electrical Specialisation Services

Protection & control

Substation protection requires a holistic and complete approach. Proconics has the skills and experience to ensure that your substation will be protected and control functionality operates as required. This includes full automation and SCADA services, relay, RTU and SCADA network design and wireless and network system design for remote locations ensuring that both centralised and local operations work and integrate seamlessly.

Protection relay grading

To ensure that your equipment is protected and safe during operation requires that the protection relays be fit for purpose. To that end Proconics does complete grading studies from feeder to end device. We will program and configure all major types of protection relays and ensure correct operation.

System steady state & stability studies

Planning and optimisation of reticulation and switching schemes is critically important in ensuring that the best cost optimised solution is implemented in a safe and efficient manner. Proconics does systems studies and modelling, dynamic and static motor starting and stability studies. Proconics owns both ETAP and Digsilent software modelling packages.

Energy audits

Energy consumption is a significant cost component in industrial plants. Knowing what equipment is responsible for what portion of consumption and optimising and managing this consumption can improve bottom-line performance and reduce the environmental footprint of your plant.

Legacy switchgear replacement

Our qualified engineers and technicians have extensive experience replacing and upgrading switchgear equipment in the petro-chemical industry. We have successfully executed a number of 525V and 6600V replacement projects over the last few years. Updated switchgear equipment promises:

  • Improved reliability
  • Long-term availability of replacement parts
  • Increased operator safety
  • Improved protection of downstream equipment
  • Decreased probability of unscheduled process outages
  • Reduction in schedule maintenance

Value-added services

The following additional value-added services are available to ensure that all the client’s needs can be accommodated:

  • HV/MV/LV cable systems, routing/specifying
  • Small power
  • UPS
  • Lighting and earthing designs
  • DC battery charger systems
  • Variable speed drivers, soft starters MV/LV
  • Lightning protection design
  • Cathodic protection
  • Hazardous area classification drawings, inspections
  • SCADA IEC 61850
  • Profibus/DeviceNet
  • MV/LV reticulation design
  • HVAC design and calculations

 

Related Projects

Case Studies

Our track record with notable brownfields renewal projects is unrivalled and our ability to enter complex, hazardous operating environments and deliver bespoke renewal solutions, unmatched. Quality is an absolute and we consistently deliver true value for our clients.

Some of our world-class projects we have successfully completed and delivered to our clients are briefly highlighted in the following case studies: