Australia is known throughout the world as a country of endless summertime. Blessed with beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to think of our nation as the non-stop vacation paradise that tourism campaigns might like to project.
The reality, however, is that the Australian climate is one of tremendous extremes. With tropical, torrential rains in the north, punishingly dry interior regions and bitter winter temperatures in states like Victoria and the Blue Mountains of NSW. Seasonal variation must be taken into account whenever you’re installing equipment such as electrical switchboards – having the correct solution for your installation location can ensure much more reliable performance.
Coping with extreme heat
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, eight of the top ten hottest years on record in Australia have occurred in the last 14 years, with 2011 the only year in the past decade that was cooler than average. With temperatures in summer regularly stretching into the 40 degrees Celsius range, the weather can play havoc with all manner of equipment and infrastructure.
Investing in custom switchboards to suit the conditions in your area is essential, and for sites exposed to extreme heat and sunshine, having a solution equipped with sun shields can minimise the chances of failure. DaRa can design and manufacture electrical switchboards specifically for Australian facilities, with protective shields and natural ventilation inside the switchboard to maintain an satisfactory ambient temperature.
Investing in custom switchboards to suit the environment conditions in your area is essential.
Solutions for any conditions
Some facilities need a more robust solution to protect distribution boards – not just from the elements but the general wear-and-tear involved in certain industries. Conditions at Australia’s mining sites, for example, can be particularly harsh, with rain, sunshine and dust being just a handful of the challenges to cope with.
Fortunately, DaRa Switchboards can provide a solution encased in IP66 heavy-duty enclosures, offering optimal protection without sacrificing performance. With optional rain hoods and cyclone protection kits for outdoor applications, the enclosures are manufactured for the toughest conditions the country has to offer. They can even be shaded to match a facility’s unique colour requirements, providing an aesthetically pleasing solution as well as critical durability.
No matter what climate your facility operates in, DaRa carefully select materials to design and manufacture a custom switchboard system to meet your electrical requirements. Get in touch with us today, and we can get to work on the most appropriate switchboard solution for all regions of Australia.