Switchgears

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Siemens Supplies high-voltage Switchgear for Hydropower Plant in Tajikistan

August 19, 2016

Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a country bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan. The power plant is part of the Rogun Dam project. At a height of 335 meters, the dam taking shape here will be the highest in the world. The 8DQ1 switchgear, covering a voltage range of up to 550 kilovolts (kV) with... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Small-Vault Switchgear can operate outside vault for safety.

May 12, 2016

Constructed of solid dielectric EPDM rubber, which is free of oil and sulfur hexafluoride, Elastimold® Small-Vault Switchgear offers low-maintenance operation and reliability in submersible applications. System helps maximize safety via operation outside of power distribution vaults with insulated fiberglass pole. Available in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-way configurations with 15 kV or 27 kV... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

ANSI Digital Switchgear continuously self-supervises.

May 6, 2016

Instead of conventional current transformers and potential transformers, ReliaGear® ND Digital Switchgear incorporates current sensors, which do not saturate, and voltage sensors in place of voltage transformers. Using sensors enables voltage and current measurement to be performed using low energy analog inputs, so working within low voltage cabinet is safer for personnel. Metal-clad, 15 kV,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing

Gas-Insulated Switchgear utilizes eco-efficient gas.

May 6, 2016

Offering alternative to widely used greenhouse gas sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), AirPlus™ uses fluoroketone based gas mixture as insulation medium for medium- and high-voltage switchgear applications. Global warming potential of chemical compound is almost 10% lower than that of SF6, without any compromise on equipment quality and reliability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Safety & Security Equipment

ABB Gas-Insulated Switchgear Receives OSHA's NRTL Listing

May 6, 2016

Dallas, Texas, – ABB answers the industry call for NRTL listing on ZX2 Medium Voltage Gas-Insulated Switchgear. As part of its continuously growing product offering, ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, received authorization to apply the ETL label to operating voltages up to and including 52 kV for all ZX2 builds. Since the listing process under third-party review,... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Underground Distribution Switchgear suits large urban areas.

May 5, 2016

Incorporating 40 kA load-break switches, Vista® Underground Distribution Switchgear is available for 15 kV systems, offering utilities fully submersible switching solution for underground distribution networks. Instead of using oil, solution uses gas sealed in completely submersible stainless steel tank. Submersibility is essential given that in urban networks, switchgear is frequently... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Power Entry Module can be used in Protection Class II equipment.

January 28, 2016

Designed according to IEC 60320-1 (style C18), Class II KMF supplied without ground pin and suitable for medical equipment used in residences. Double insulation between energized components and exposed parts is tested with 4,000 Vdc. Available with 2-pole line switch and 1- or 2-pole fuse holder, module supports current ratings from 1–10 A at 250 Vac and features 4.8 x 0.8 mm... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage

CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK Remote Racking Solution for HK-Style Circuit Breakers Wins 2015 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award

September 28, 2015

Denton, Texas, – The CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 HK remote racking solution, designed for HK-style circuit breakers manufactured by ABB, BBC, or ITE with current ratings from 1,200–3,000 A, has won Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) magazine’s 2015 New Product of the Year Award in the Electrical Safety category. The CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 HK allows technicians to remotely rack in or out of the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Duke Energy

August 14, 2015

Carolina Precision Switchgear provided high level technicians to work at the Duke Energy Nuclear facilities in the spring of 2015. Technicians serviced circuit breakers, switchgear, transformers and relays. CPS provides Duke Energy high level switchgear/circuit breaker technicians on a year round basis. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

North Carolina State University

August 12, 2015

On 08/01/2015 Carolina Precision Switchgear performed testing services on three Siemens main switchgear assemblies at the North Carolina State University. Testing services included transformer turns ratio test (TTR), megger testing transformers, circuit breaker testing, relay testing (primary injection) and switchgear inspections. Found a few issues, but overall equipment in good condition. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Loadcenter provides up to 120 circuits in standard width.

April 23, 2015

Targeting residential and commercial construction markets, 60-space Type BR Loadcenter eliminates need for additional fuse box equipment or labor. Enclosure measures 14 3/8 in. wide to fit snugly between wall studs. One-piece roll-formed metal backpan features circuit breaker alignment notches to ensure accurately aligned breaker and bus tabs. With 25,000 A interrupting capacity, loadcenter... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Arc-Resistant Switchgear offers 4,000 A continuous rating.

March 11, 2015

In addition to 4,000 A, 63 kA rating, SafeGear HD incorporates Is-Limiter fault current limiting device, which addresses system applications with high short circuit availability. Metal clad switchgear provides optimized safety with Type 2B accessibility, 0.5 s arc duration, Delrin arc snuffing PT/CPT contact design, and multi-point latch front doors. To minimize footprint, SafeGear HD is offered... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

S&C's TripSaver® II to Reduce Momentary Outages for FPL

October 31, 2014

Deployment Brings Increased Grid Reliability and New Jobs to the State of Florida CHICAGO, – SC Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces an agreement with Florida Power Light (FPL) for SC's TripSaver® II Cutout-Mounted Reclosers to be installed throughout the utility's system to reduce momentary outages for its 4.7 million... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.'s MAC-TS4 Wins 2014 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award

September 29, 2014

Carrollton, Texas – Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. is proud to announce that its new MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester, the only test set capable of conducting predictive testing on vacuum interrupters in the field, has won Occupational Health Safety (OHS) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Safety Monitoring Device category. “We are extremely proud to have the new MAC-TS4... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Medium Voltage Metal-Clad Switchgear uses AMVAC circuit breaker.

September 11, 2014

Constructed to increase personnel safety while decreasing space requirements, non-arc-resistant Advance 27 features 36 in. wide footprint and 2-high 1,200 A breaker design. This 27 kV metal-clad switchgear features Delrin arc-snuffing PT/CPT contact design, separate LV compartment, and AMVAC circuit breaker. Latter utilizes embedded vacuum interrupters and magnetic actuator that... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator increases circuit breaker safety.

May 14, 2014

Designed for ABB/Sace E series (E1 to E6) circuit breakers with current ratings from 800–6,000 A, RSA-96A lets technicians safely close/trip breakers outside of arc-flash hazard boundary. Actuator can, when accompanied by applicable CBS ArcSafe® Remote Switch Operator (RSO) control unit, provide open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Utilizing strong magnets, actuator requires no... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Mechanical Power Transmission

S&C Pioneers Remote Monitoring of Wind-Turbine Style Vista® Switchgear at 50-MW California Wind Farm

May 12, 2014

New service offers more frequent reporting, avoids problems going unnoticed between inspections CHICAGO – S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, today announces the first real-world deployment of a new service offering to remotely monitor S&C's Wind-Turbine Style Vista® Switchgear. This new service was pioneered on Vista switchgear at Infigen Energy's 50-MW... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Metal Clad Switchgear has arc-resistant design.

April 28, 2014

Offered in 2-high breaker configuration measuring 36 x 112 x 95 in., SafeGear HD (High Duty) provides safe solution with Type 2B accessibility, 0.5 sec arc duration, Delrin arc snuffing PT/CPT contact design, multipoint latch front doors, and separate low voltage compartment. This UL/CSA certified product, designed for ABB SmartRack remote racking device, carries 63 kA rating, uses... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Failure Prevention Just Got Easier with ABB's Smarter, Safer Load Tap Changer

April 24, 2014

ABB's Type VRLTC load tap changer features an improved microprocessor based monitoring system (TLMS) for better decision making and real-time emergency alert data. Chicago, IEEE PES – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced it will be demonstrating a new and improved Type VRLTC load tap changer at the IEEE event, with enhanced intelligence and safety features... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

S&C Introduces New Underground Switchgear and 250-kW Storage Management System to Help Utilities Increase Power System Resilience, Adapt to Changing Industry

April 22, 2014

CHICAGO - Today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announces two new products designed to improve power system reliability: Vista® SD Underground Distribution Switchgear and the PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System. "The industry landscape is changing rapidly with new technology and new... Read More