?KUNO? Charity Appeal: xEnergy Low-Voltage Power Distribution System for the (KUNO) Children's University Hospital of East Bavaria
“KUNO” Charity Appeal: xEnergy Low-Voltage Power Distribution System for the (KUNO) Children's University Hospital of East Bavaria
Together with its system partner KlöMö Energie- und Automatisierungstechnik in Regensburg, Eatons Moeller business donated a low-voltage power distribution system to the value of 55,000 euros in order to lay the foundation for a safe power supply system in the Children's Hospital of East Bavaria currently under construction. Thanks to the new building at the Regensburg University Hospital, which has been funded by cash and goods donations, paediatric and adolescent medical care will be provided locally to the highest standards from the end of 2009. Lengthy and time consuming journeys to remotely located maximum care clinics will thus become a thing of the past.
The now retired administrative director of the Regensburg University Hospital, Dr. Hans Brockard, started the Kuno charity appeal as early as 2004. Around 17 million euros are required for the new building at the university hospital, as well as a further six to eight million euros for the additional refurbishing of the existing St. Hedwig children's hospital. In order to make the total amount manageable for individuals, Brockard approached around one million donators who gave an average of 17 to 27 euros each. The highly committed administrative director also engaged several regional volunteers such as sports clubs, fire brigade, brass bands etc. in order to involve their networks in his fund-raising campaign. 3.5 million euros were collected within a year, and there was also a single donation of one million euros. The Bavarian State Parliament then promised the remaining financing for the new building at the University Hospital, and construction of this university children's hospital started in 2007.
In order for building at the University Hospital to begin without delay, architects, planners and many suppliers also provided their services and products free of charge. Rudolf Holz, head of electrical engineering at the Regensburg University Hospital, also got KlöMö, the local energy and automation specialists in Regensburg, inspired in the KUNO idea. Maximilian Schottenheim, managing director of KlöMö, declared his support immediately. As an Eaton Moeller system partner, he then engaged sales engineer Thomas Jörss from Eatons Moeller business, as well as the companies KBR/ Schwabach and Bender/ Grünberg. KlöMö planned, designed and supplied the 1600 A low-voltage power distribution system, and Eatons Moeller business sponsored all the switchgear required, as well as the ten xEnergy distribution sections. KBR contributed the power factor compensation, whilst Bender provided the switchgear for the measuring and monitoring relays. (charity appeal at: www.unikinderklinik-ostbayern.de).
The xEnergy low-voltage power distribution system consisting in all of ten distribution sections is a type-tested switchgear assembly (TTA) with protection to IP 31, thus meeting the highest standards in compliance with IEC/ EN 60439-1. The power distribution system consists of two system sections, one for the power supply of the building and one for the emergency power supply, which is linked to an emergency generator. The incoming supply is implemented via two 630A IZM air circuit-breakers (ACBs).
To ensure maximum system availability, the two circuit-breakers were implemented as withdrawable units. The 20 power feeders consist of size 1 low-voltage h.b.c. fuse rails. The incoming supply of the emergency power supply is implemented via a size 3 fuse rail, and the power feeders are also designed with 22 size 1 fuse rails.
xEnergy provides the panel builder with a freely combinable product range for power distribution systems up to 4000A. The system is a modular design and can be combined intelligently. Switching and protective devices as well as the associated installation technology and housing components are optimally matched and form both a technical and commercial unit. The intelligently designed system platform allows project design to individual requirements, optimum flexibility and rapid production in the workshop. Expanding the modular system in order to meet growing requirements is easy and quick, thus making it also future-proof. The system consists of exactly tailored function modules that are type tested in accordance with IEC/ EN 60439, and Form 1 to Form 4b internal partitioning, and it complies with the requirements of European and local installation standards (DIN, VDE, CEI, NF, UNE).
Active support for KUNO: From left to right: Maximilian Schottenheim, managing director of KLÖMÖ, Dr. Hans Brockard, former administrative director of the Regensburg University Hospital and initiator of the KUNO charity appeal, as well as Thomas Jörss, sales engineer at Eatons Moeller business. In the background the new Children's University Hospital of East Bavaria.
The donated object: The xEnergy TTA low-voltage power distribution system will provide the children's hospital with absolutely reliable power distribution.
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