Cubicle switchboards

Cubicle switchboards are described by characteristics such as type tests, rated operational voltage (ue) and enclosure. An example use may be within a low voltage distribution system.

Uniclass2015 - Pr_60_70_22_19 Cubicle switchboards
Reference Notes
NBS Code

90-50-45/420 Cubicle switchboards

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Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Cubicle switchboards product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

2

Requirement

Graphical representation of element, dimensionally inaccurate.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual indication of proposals at a Concept stage identifying key requirements such as access and maintenance zones etc. Information to be suitable for zonal spatial coordination of primary systems / elements.

Plan
Model

The above illustrations are for Cubicle switchboards from the NBS section Low voltage switchgear. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Cubicle switchboards.

3

Requirement

Visual information to provide developed principles of the design to a greater level of detail. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual development showing coordination for general size and primary relationships between different elements of the construction. Can form a brief for a specialist sub-contractor or fabricator to progress with their technical design, fabrication and installation. This would be expected to include critical dimensional coordination, performance requirements and qualities of finish.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals, confirming brief for technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Model

The above illustrations are for Cubicle switchboards from the NBS section Low voltage switchgear. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Cubicle switchboards.

4

Requirement

Visual information to provide fixed principles of the design supporting procurement. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing coordination for general size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics. Graphical information represented may alter dependant on visual information to be produced, eg: Scope of work drawings, setting out, floor loading etc Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To provide a visual representation of proposals at a Technical Design stage supporting full spatial coordination.

Plan
Elevation
Model

The above illustrations are for Cubicle switchboards from the NBS section Low voltage switchgear. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Cubicle switchboards.

5

Requirement

Visual information to provide full information to support construction / installation. Developed coordination between all professions. Visual representations showing final coordination for size and relationships between different elements of the construction. Graphical representation of system, dimensionally accurate indicating primary performance characteristics and sufficient information to support installation. Typical / Installation details separately produced linked to model element and adjacent constructions.

Purpose of information

To be updated during the construction process to reflect the final design, and to provide a future reference to sit alongside the O&M Manuals.

Plan
Elevation
Model

The above illustrations are for Cubicle switchboards from the NBS section Low voltage switchgear. This is indicative of the LOD requirements for Cubicle switchboards.

Download manufacturer object defintion template

Manufacturer Product Data template

Complete this electronic spreadsheet to ensure that your Cubicle switchboards product information meets the requirements of Level 2 BIM. This is important as it will enable your customers to select, specify and use your products within the BIM environment. Once you have completed this template you can host it on your own website or distribute it to your customers. Please note that we do not host completed product data templates within the BIM Toolkit.

2

Provide an outline description of the deliverable.

Name Definition
Description A description of the type of object to detail any design intent.
4

Provide enough information to allow the selection of the manufacturer product to meet requirements. This information may also be used to replace the installed product during the operation stage of the building's lifecycle. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Cubicle switchboards.
Standards An example value being To BS EN 61439-1 and BS EN 61439-2.
Third party certification An example value being ASTA Type test certification.
External design type An example value being Wall-mounted surface.
Rated operational voltage (Ue) An example value being 415 V a.c.
Incoming device The Incoming device of the Cubicle switchboards.
Outgoing devices - Type An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Outgoing devices - Quantity An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Busbar and connections - Rated operational current (Ie) An example value being 400 A.
Busbar and connections - Rated short-time withstand current (Icw) for 1 s An example value being 35 kA.
Terminals An example value being Suitable for the connection of copper conductors.
Full length internal copper earth bar An example value being 20 x 5 mm.
Spare ways An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Enclosure - Dimensions The Enclosure - Dimensions of the Cubicle switchboards.
Enclosure - Ingress protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 60529, IP31.
Enclosure - Impact protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 62262, IK10.
Enclosure - Material An example value being Steel.
Enclosure - Finish An example value being Externally polyester powder coated.Internal partitions, zinc coated.
Enclosure - Colour The Enclosure - Colour of the Cubicle switchboards.
Enclosure - Locking mechanism An example value being Door-interlocked operating handles.
Enclosure - Hardware An example value being Corrosion-resistant lever type handles with latching mechanism.
Enclosure - Locks An example value being Cylinder type with a standardized key.
Enclosure - Fixing of removable panels An example value being Captive, corrosion resistant knurled thumb screws.
Enclosure - Lifting bolts An example value being Integral within reinforced top frame.
Internal separation An example value being Form 3a.
Cable entry An example value being Suitable for front access cabling.
Mounting arrangement for Electricity Distributor’s metering equipment An example value being Integral within cubicle switchboard.
Accessories An example value being Analogue metering equipment.
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Provide the information specific to the selected manufacturer and product reference. Information covering the execution of the deliverable should also be provided in the associated specification.

Name Definition
Manufacturer The Manufacturer of the Cubicle switchboards.
Standards An example value being To BS EN 61439-1 and BS EN 61439-2.
Third party certification An example value being ASTA Type test certification.
External design type An example value being Wall-mounted surface.
Rated operational voltage (Ue) An example value being 415 V a.c.
Incoming device The Incoming device of the Cubicle switchboards.
Outgoing devices - Type An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Outgoing devices - Quantity An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Busbar and connections - Rated operational current (Ie) An example value being 400 A.
Busbar and connections - Rated short-time withstand current (Icw) for 1 s An example value being 35 kA.
Terminals An example value being Suitable for the connection of copper conductors.
Full length internal copper earth bar An example value being 20 x 5 mm.
Spare ways An example value being As Circuit schedules.
Enclosure - Dimensions The Enclosure - Dimensions of the Cubicle switchboards.
Enclosure - Ingress protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 60529, IP31.
Enclosure - Impact protection (minimum) An example value being To BS EN 62262, IK10.
Enclosure - Material An example value being Steel.
Enclosure - Finish An example value being Externally polyester powder coated.Internal partitions, zinc coated.
Enclosure - Colour The Enclosure - Colour of the Cubicle switchboards.
Enclosure - Locking mechanism An example value being Door-interlocked operating handles.
Enclosure - Hardware An example value being Corrosion-resistant lever type handles with latching mechanism.
Enclosure - Locks An example value being Cylinder type with a standardized key.
Enclosure - Fixing of removable panels An example value being Captive, corrosion resistant knurled thumb screws.
Enclosure - Lifting bolts An example value being Integral within reinforced top frame.
Internal separation An example value being Form 3a.
Cable entry An example value being Suitable for front access cabling.
Mounting arrangement for Electricity Distributor’s metering equipment An example value being Integral within cubicle switchboard.
Accessories An example value being Analogue metering equipment.
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Provide the information specific to the installed deliverable that is required for operation and maintenance. Information covering the detailed maintenance should also be provided in the associated PDF manuals.

Name Definition
Asset type An indication of whether the object is fixed or movable.
Manufacturer Email address for the organisation responsible for supplying or manufacturing the object
ModelNumber The product, item or unit number assigned by the manufacturer of the object.
Warranty guarantor (parts) Email address for the organisation responsible for the parts warranty.
Warranty duration (parts) Duration of parts warranty.
Warranty guarantor (labour) Email address for the organisation responsible for the labour warranty.
Warranty duration (labour) Duration of labour warranty.
Warranty duration unit Duration of warranties (typical value is 'years').
Replacement cost An indicative cost for unit replacement.
Expected life The typical service life of the object.
Duration unit Duration of expected life (typical value is 'years')
Warranty description Description of the warranty content and any exclusions.
Nominal length Typically the larger or primary horizontal dimension.
Nominal width Nominal width of product, typically the characteristic or secondary horizontal or characteristic dimension.
Nominal height Typically the vertical or secondary characteristic dimension.
ModelReference The name of the object as used by the manufacturer.
Shape Characteristic shape of product.
Size Characteristic size of product.
Colour Characteristic or primary colour of product.
Finish Characteristic or primary finish of product.
Grade Standard grading which the product corresponds.
Material Characteristic or primary material of product.
Constituents Optional constituent features, parts or finishes.
Features Other important characteristics or features relevant to product specification.
Accessibility performance The accessibility issue(s) which the object satisfies.
Sustainability performance Description of the sustainability issue(s) which the object satisfies
Code performance The code compliance requirement(s) which the object satisfies
Serial number The serial number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the manufacturer (per instance).
Installation date The date that the manufactured item was installed (per instance).
Warranty start date The date on which the warranty commences.
Tag number The tag number assigned to an occurrence of a product by the occupier (per instance).
Bar code The identity of the bar code (or rfid) given to an occurrence of the product (per instance).
Asset identifier The identification assigned to an asset that enables its differentiation from other assets.