Eaton’s integrated power assembly (IPA) is a fully customizable, prefabricated e-house that contains Eaton's industrial control and power distribution equipment. Eaton manages everything from the design to the construction to the quality inspection of the power distribution center offering a flexible and streamlined process which is significantly more cost-effective than on-site construction.
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Precast concrete house
|Wind load rating||Standard 120 mph, available up to 160mph||Standard 150 mph||Rated per the specification of the equipment used|
|Seismic||Built to IBC requirements||Standard seismic zone C|
|Ballistic resistance||Level 1-8||Standard||N/A|
|Corrosion resistance||Saver duty paint, stainless steel, hot dipped galvanized, aluminum||Standard||Rated per the specification of the equipment used|
|Fire Rating||Available up to 2 hours||up to 2 hours||Rated per the specification of the equipment used|
Electrical houses can be constructed with exteriors that provide better aesthetics. Sometimes there are requirements to match existing buildings such as brick veneer for a University. In some cases, the IPA is painted a specific color to blend in with environmental surroundings.
|Painted steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brick, exposed aggregate, split block and stucco||Brick, fiberglass, stucco, split block||Equipment specific|
Typical cable management utilizes conduit or cable tray. An alternative for control cable management and maintenance is to use a raised floor.
Easily facilitates access for bottom cable entry. When used as a control room, an elevated pier offers better visibility to the operation. When the IPA is in a potential flood zone, this keeps the cabling at a safe distance avoiding potential damage in the event of a flood.
|Elevated piers, vault/ring wall, pad, gravel||Elevated piers, vault/ring wall, pad, gravel||Elevated piers, vault/ring wall, pad, gravel|
Achieves a smaller footprint to fit existing available space. Two-story IPAs also allow vertical integration such as for a control room to be installed above the equipment room.
An IPA with a removable roof enables access through areas with low shipping clearances.
Some applications may require the IPA to be located in a classified area, such as where explosive gases are present.
|Available option||Available option|
Having an e-house with an extended base creates a fully integrated power assembly of indoor and outdoor equipment (i.e. MVS & Transformer). It facilitates coordination of equipment outside the building with the equipment inside the building and arrives at job site ready to startup, reducing site work and construction of concrete pads. Relocating transformers to the outside of the building can reduce heat load inside the building. The extended base can also create a working platform outside of IPA.
|Available option||Available option||Available option|
|Standard Roof Warranty||1 year||10 year||NEMA 3R|
|Oil & Gas||X||X|
|Pulp & Paper||X|
|Water / Waste Water||X||X|