PIE Panel Now Rated to 65kA at 480V

Monday, March 23, 2009

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Accommodates up to 84 Circuits

IEM, the largest independent full-line manufacturer of electrical and power quality equipment in the U.S., is now offering UL-Certified PIE Panels with a 65kA short circuit rating at 480V to meet the demands of utility, data center and other industrial customers.  The new panel has a very small footprint (7”D and 20”W), yet can withstand abnormally high levels of short circuit currents – up to 65kA.  Panels can accommodate up to 84 circuits with the length of the panel depending on the number of circuits.  Standard options such as main lugs, main breakers, and sub-feed breakers are available based on the application.

“Given the small size of the panel and rigorous standards, extensive product refinement was necessary to pass UL short circuit certification at 65kA,” said Don Kozerski, Vice President of Marketing at IEM.  “With the recent change in NEC code, the number of circuits on a panel can now be greater than 42.  A number of customers and consultants require circuits well in excess of 42 to feed their critical loads.  IEM now has a product offering to meet this growing demand.”

Depending on customer requirements, PIE Panel’s can be built in NEMA 1 or NEMA 3R enclosures, with the option of using GE Spectra or Siemens Sentron breakers.

About IEM

Headquartered in Fremont, CA, IEM is the largest independent full-line manufacturer of electrical distribution and power quality equipment in the U.S.  For over half a century, IEM has delivered customer-specific solutions to meet the ever changing power requirements of growth industries in North America.  At IEM, tradition and technology still drive innovation.  An experienced engineering staff and one of the most flexible design and manufacturing systems in the industry set IEM apart from standard product manufacturers.