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As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Siemens retrofit circuit breakers have been specifically designed for seamless interface with existing Reyrolle panels, replacing outdated oil circuit breaker units with a modern vacuum circuit breaker.

This can be a simple retrofit to extend the life of switchgear by up to 20 years, minimising maintenance requirements, or as part of a comprehensive upgrade to enhance the ratings of installed equipment. Siemens can certify all ratings and performance documentation so that risks and uncertainty are avoided. Each retrofit unit is guaranteed to interface with installed panels using the same jigs and fixtures as used for the production of the original equipment.

Type test: The retrofit circuit breakers have been type tested at independently accredited test laboratories in accordance with IEC 62271-200 and other relevant IEC and national standards. Tests have been completed within original back part assemblies so test evidence can be provided to cover customer specific needs and to ensure the total solution is effective.

Your benefits at a glance: Reduced cost of ownership: Siemens SION vacuum devices require minimal maintenance, very high switching durability of vacuum, no oil or gas to handle.

Optimised life extension of existing switchgear: The retrofit solution can extend the life of existing switchgear beyond 20 years.

Minimal plant outage costs: Minimum disruption and site works required. Low cost compared to renewal: Total cost and time evaluation shows considerable advantages over replacement with complete new panels.

Type tested and guaranteed: Fully type tested in actual panel types in accordance with IEC 62271-200.

Fast site delivery: In most cases, equipment can be available six weeks following order receipt.

Full range of services: A key part of any retrofit project is the added value services that can be provided. Siemens are able to offer the following services directly from the Reyrolle works production facility.

Condition assessment: Evaluation of equipment condition utilising the latest techniques.

Spares and replacement parts: As the OEM, Siemens offers the most comprehensive range of spare and replacement parts for all Reyrolle equipment and are guaranteed to fit your existing Reyrolle plant.

Protection and control: Automation, control and protection schemes can be upgraded at the same time as retrofitting.

Environmental: Retrofit of the original oil circuit breaker can in many applications remove all oil from the switch room mitigating the need for expensive fire suppressant systems. Siemens offers a comprehensive range of Service solutions including switchgear extensions, condition monitoring, condition assessments, electrical power network analysis and any overhaul, refurbish and up-rating of Reyrolle switchgear.

For further information please telephone 0191 401 5686, or e-mail [email protected]

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