|power = switchgear|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
The switchgear comprises one or more busbar assemblies and a number of bays each connecting a circuit to the busbar assembly. Normally the busbars and bays should be mapped individually, see below.
However, sometimes the layout of the switchgear is not known, such as when the switchgear is inside a building or when no good aerial imagery is available. In such cases the switchgear may be mapped as an area. Only map switchgear in this way if it cannot be mapped in more details. If the entire substation is located indoor don't map the switchgear separately.
Switchgear usually rely on air for insulation, but gas insulation are also used. They are usually outdoor, but can be placed inside buildings or in iron casings. Medium voltage switchgear will usually be outdoor, but may be located indoor or inside built-in iron casings. High voltage switchgear are usually air insulated and outdoor, but gas insulated switchgear (gas insulated), are used on indoor substations.
|power||switchgear||Defines this as switchgear (only use this tag when more detailed mapping of the switchgear is not possible).||mandatory|
|voltage||<voltage>||The voltage of the switchgear||recommended|
|location||<location>||The location of the switchgear, for example indoor. See above for possible values.||recommended|
|gas_insulated||yes||Use this tag for gas insulated switchgear using pressurized SF6 or SF6/nitrogen gas as insulation medium.||optional|
A typical substation comprises at least the following components:
Cyan: Power line
Green: Switches etc
Purple: Busbar assembly