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Hello Everyone, new to the forum and looking for some advice on a new workshop, i'll explain.
I am planning on building a metal / woodworking workshop (mainly aluminium and stainless steel) for boat work, refurbishment and boat building.
I am a marine engineer to trade and i am planning on starting my own business doing this in said shed.
Now to understand what i will need for this machinery wise, obviously welders, pillar drill, lathe, press brake, guillotine, grinders, table saw, band saw, and anything else you may think on from grinders to anything else with a maximum of 2 people working separate machines at any given time. mostly just be me on my own.
Now the problem is where the shed is going there is no 3 phase within a mile of it. I can get a single phase 100A supply easy enough but not sure how that will work. Basically just wondering if i will get away with a single phase 100A supply and if i end up with 415v 3 phase machines then i can get an RPC which you can get up to 30hp now, The only other issue there is the 30hp rotary converter is 100A so in theory if the RPC was working to capacity that would be all of the capacity on the network. but to be honest looking at the size of motors in the machines i am looking at 10hp seems to be the max. so even with 2 of them there would be still plenty of spare capacity. but im stilll not sure if it is the right way to go.
What are your thoughts on this? the 3 phase would be wildly costly 50k upwards to install so that's out, i could buy land and put the shed elsewhere if it cannot work going forward but i would like to know your thoughts on this.
The land the shed is planned to go on is ours so it will work out a lot cheaper to put it there, just the issue of supply.
Thanks in advance
Robert
 
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