GOLD MINE SWITCHROOMS
Avid supplied two modular switchrooms for an overseas gold mine. The switch rooms were manufactured from modified sea containers with three 40′ containers joined to create a large Process Plant room. An 18m long back-to-back LV Eaton switchboard was manufactured by Avid and installed into one of the room modules, while a 5-tier HV Eaton board was installed into another module. A separate 20′ container was fitted out with another LV board for the Feed Plant. The rooms were fitted with a UPS providing battery backup to critical systems as well as lighting and power circuits. A VESDA system was also installed throughout. Following integration and testing, the switch room was disassembled ready for transport by sea and road to Africa.