The energy industry is under immense pressure to become cleaner and more efficient. As a result, energy production and distribution are transforming. This is having a knock-on effect on the regulatory landscape—energy producers/providers must now adhere to stricter guidelines in order to comply.
In an industry where efficiency and cost-effectiveness are a top priority, these changes are forcing decision-makers to look for new and innovative ways to keep people safe while keeping costs down.
AT STI, we offer a range of industry-approved products that simultaneously reduce risk and improve efficiency. Regardless of if you operate in renewable, nuclear, or electrical energy, or you manufacture switchgear, transformers, or substations, our solutions will help you eliminate human error and ensure that your employees are safe at work.
Our energy-related products are designed for earthing locking, transformers access, LV compartmentalization, breakers locking, or multi-panel interlocking in every environment, from LV to HV.
Electrostatic precipitators used by the energy sector can be dangerous if not managed correctly—anything that uses an excess of 10,000 volts could have serious consequences for anyone who comes into contact with it.
Hazardous energy should therefore be powered down and safely grounded before employees are granted access. However, when a process is the only barrier preventing this access there’s always room for human error.
With STI’s safety interlocks, human error is impossible. By forcing a predetermined sequence, a machine must be powered down before doors access is granted. This prevents anyone from accessing hazardous areas when they shouldn’t, keeping them safe and operations working efficiently.
Before maintenance, measurement, or intervention operations can happen in switchgear or substations (LV to HV), power isolation and earthing must occur. This is a mandatory step that ensures electrical equipment is safe to approach.
STI’s trapped key interlocking system forces operators to follow correct isolation and earthing procedures. This ensures that equipment is safe and risk is reduced.
We have an international distribution network, which means our products can reach you wherever you are in the world. This, combined with the fact that our engineering department is able to customize the product according to your specific needs, makes our trapped interlocking system the obvious choice.
Our adaptations cover everything from old installations through to the newer equipment commonly used by wind, solar, and data centers. For more information about our trapped key interlocking system, or our customizations, get in touch.
Picture 1 : Cellules electriques
Our key transfer systems ensure operator and equipment safety in the following procedures:
– High, medium, and low voltage switching
– Changing earthing systems
– Maintenance of substation equipment
Security locks for the energy sector
STI offers a range of robust security locks specifically designed for the energy sector. This range, made from black anodized aluminum, is validated by the largest OEMs in electric utilities.