Totally Integrated Power (TIP) for Neues Museum Berlin
The latest technology ensures reliable power distribution and protects exhibits
Neues Museum Berlin: Much of the building and safety technology – from Totally Integrated Power (TIP) in power distribution to fire protection and the intruder alarm system – is supplied by Siemens.
The Neues Museum Berlin reopened its doors in October 2009. Products from the complete Totally Integrated Power (TIP) system now ensure reliable power distribution. A complex 10-kilovolt power supply ring located underground connects all of the museums on Museum Island. In the Neues Museum, the medium-voltage ring feeds into an SF6 gas-insulated and, therefore, space-saving 8DH10 power distribution board. Fire load–reducing Sivacon 8PS conductor rails in the TIP system forward power from the Geafol transformers to the low-voltage main distribution boards, and ALPHA installation distributors ensure that power is supplied to the various floors – for totally integrated power, as the name suggests.
Besides TIP power distribution, the telephone and data network, the fire protection system, and the intruder alarm system all are supplied by Siemens. The fire detection system is a Sigmasys Sinteso type–system that is compliant with DIN EN 54 and DIN EN 14675. Security equipment includes a CIC 3000 intruder alarm system with bus technology. Both systems are connected to the higher-level Museum Island danger management system.