But if the vendor doesn’t have this experience, it’s important to find one that does rather than making it a first-time project. After all, some vendors that have experience implementing intelligent packaged power systems have helped EPCs reduce their project costs by 25 percent or more.
Such savings can be realized by reducing installation costs, commissioning and startup time, and engineering documentation. For example, instead of individually wiring each component using multi-conductor cables, everything can be connected through one Ethernet cable. Also, an experienced vendor that can integrate third-party products and reduce interfaces can also reduce system packaging costs by 15 percent compared to a “stick-built” e-house.
The vendor you choose should also be familiar with the latest communications protocols. They should be able to use IEC-61850 and EtherNet/IP through IEDs to give customers access to real-time information on equipment and operating conditions.
Gain Peace of Mind
You face too many risks to stick with the traditional multi-vendor approach for designing and developing e-houses. With the right partner, you can use an intelligent packaged power system to confidently deliver smarter e-houses on time, on spec and on budget. Learn more about intelligent packaged power solutions.