Switchgear

  • ABB upskills Network Rail operators

    Forty Network Rail engineers have received training on ABB’s SMOS Light in readiness for electrification of the Great Western line.

  • Seal of approval 

    ABB’s Structure Mounted Outdoor Switchgear (SMOS) Light switchgear has received full approval from Network Rail following a stringent five-year review process. 

  • Boulting Technology named Rockwell Automation Recognised System Integrator Partner

    Boulting Technology, a systems integrator and supplier of LV motor control centres, switchgear, control panels, telemetry and pumping system optimisation services announced it has now achieved the status of Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator for Process . 

    Boulting Technology became a Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator -Control in 2009. Now, Boulting Technology has attained the Process recognition, one of only a handful in the UK. This shows Boulting Technology’s proven application expertise and demonstrated success in delivering PlantPAX into process industries.

  • Indian switchgear and protection company aiming for European markets

    Protection: this word means – a person or thing that protects someone or something. The synonyms are defence, shielding, preservation, safeguarding, safety, insurance, indemnity etc. 

    NIEL is an expert in protecting equipment and systems connected to electricity and power. It becomes more challenging for anyone to provide a solution when system design is complex or the equipment is sophisticated.

  • Vacuum circuit breaker

    Hawker Siddeley Switchgear is proud to introduce its latest new product development, in the form of the South Wales Retrofit - SW12.

    Hawker Siddeley's Hawkgas 12, along with South Wales Switchgears ‘C&‘D’ ranges, have proved their worth, time and time again, as stand out products. Having been in service for c.50 years and still have the ability to perform at the highest level today, is anincredible achievement.

    However, with technological advances and excellent design capabilities, HSS have removed the need for oil or SF6 gas andincorporated the patented Magnetic Actuator, creating the SWR 12 vacuum circuit breaker.

    The SWR 12 is built to last, with a life expectancy of 30 years and up to 10,000 operations, our customer can have confidence that this Circuit Breaker can not only meet, but exceed the expectations, set by its predecessors.

  • Siemens retrofit solutions

    As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Siemens retrofitcircuit breakers have been specificallydesigned for seamless interface withexisting Reyrolle panels, replacingoutdated oil circuit breaker units with amodern vacuum circuit breaker.

    This can be a simple retrofit to extendthe life of switchgear by up to 20years, minimising maintenancerequirements, or as part of acomprehensive upgrade to enhancethe ratings of installed equipment.Siemens can certify all ratings andperformance documentation so thatrisks and uncertainty are avoided. Eachretrofit unit is guaranteed to interfacewith installed panels using the samejigs and fixtures as used for theproduction of the original equipment.

  • Switchgear chosen for Stockholm rail tunnel

    Eaton has been chosen by Goodtech Projects & Services AB for its SVS/08 modular Medium Voltage (MV) switchgear for use in the Trafikverket’s City Line project based in Stockholm, which also includes the delivery of substations.

    Trafikverket is the state-run Swedish Transport Administration, which has started a huge effort that will see commuter trains running through a new six kilometre tunnel, greatly increasing the capacity of the rail network in Stockholm and the surrounding area.

  • Ageing switchgear: retrofit, refurbish or replace?

    Asset management of ageing switchgear equipment continues to be a thorny issue for both utility companies and industry. For utilities, with Ofgem’s updated ‘RIIO-ED1’ price control regime due in 2015, transmission and distribution network operators are renewing their focus on this question. Siemens’ Russ Elliott, product manager, and Iain Monk, head of sales, revisit the different options available to users seeking to extend the operational life of their equipment

  • Switchgear for arctic temperatures

    Very low temperature can lead to embrittlement of plastics and metals, restrict the functionality of switches and fuse gear or make them unsafe. This may even render them inoperable and they can become a safety hazard for operators and surrounding electrical equipment.

    Mersen now has developed NH-Switchgear which performs reliably even at extremely low temperatures. It can be used safely under arctic conditions of minus 40° Celsius and offers a number of additional product advantages.

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Continued support for switchgear installations

    Switchgear-retrofit.com has been set up to serve the increasing demand from switchgear users and operators who require continued support for their switchgear installations. We take a very different view to the ongoing use and support of switchgear than that which is taken by traditional switchgear manufacturers.

  • Gas insulated switchgear (GIS) shrinks in size and increases performance

    Safe, reliable electricity supplies depend on the circuit breakers that protect power grids in the event of a short circuit. Historically, these circuit breakers, installed in power plants and substations, were air-insulated. Air-insulated switchgear (AIS), depending on the rating, requires a minimum clearance between various active parts and earth - in the order of tens of metres, which means a large area is needed to

  • ZX1.5-R is the primary switchgear choice for railway power distribution

    ABB’s ZX1.5-R primary medium voltage GIS (gas insulated switchgear) solution has been developed to meet the specific needs of railway applications. Its design is the latest evolution in the ZX family of switchgear that is well established in industrial and utility installations, and it inherits all the key features of this well proven platform.

  • Switchgear service centre

    Understanding that long-term aftermarket support is as vital to customers as the product itself, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear has developed a highly-important new arm to its Aftermarket services.

  • Non-intrusive switchgear condition assessment and monitoring

    Modern approaches to switchgear maintenance requires non-intrusive testing to identify any developing problems that could, if left undetected, lead to expensive disruptive failures.  Hawker Siddeley Switchgear, as part of its non-intrusive condition assessment and monitoring service offer customers partial discharge mapping, thermal imaging, battery condition check, environmental checks and switchgear general condition reports.

  • Switchgear condition assessment and monitoring

    Modern approaches to switchgear maintenance requires non-intrusive testing to identify any developing problems that could, if left undetected, lead to expensive disruptive failures.

    Hawker Siddeley Switchgear, as part of its non-intrusive condition assessment and monitoring service, offers customers partial discharge mapping, thermal imaging, battery condition check, environmental checks and switchgear general condition reports.

  • Low voltage switchgear

    Eaton has launched its new Power Xpert CX, an IEC low voltage switchgear with a range up to 4000 amperes (A). Power Xpert CX is compact, ergonomic and flexible and provides reliable motor control and power distribution functionality for industrial and commercial installations.

  • A new name in LV switchgear

    Havells is a new name in the UK for low voltage circuit protection and control.  The company has launched an exciting new range of consumer units, which will shortly be followed by a whole raft of new products including Type A and Type B distribution boards and MCCB panelboards.

  • Low voltage switchgear

    Eaton has launched its new Power Xpert CX, an IEC low voltage switchgear with a range up to 4000 amperes (A). Power Xpert CX is compact, ergonomic and flexible and provides reliable motor control and power distribution functionality for industrial and commercial installations.

    The innovative design, combined with Eaton's expertise in low voltage applications, brings a new, reliable platform that can be at the heart of any motor control or power distribution system and is especially suitable for applications where the delivery of electrical energy is business critical such as those found in the water, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, infrastructure, pulp and paper, mining and steel industries, as well as industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

  • A new name in LV switchgear

    Havells is a new name in the UK for low voltage circuit protection and control. The company has launched an exciting new range of consumer units, which will shortly be followed by a whole raft of new products including Type A and Type B distribution boards and MCCB panelboards.

    Many people will have heard of Havells Sylvania, which is well known in the lighting industry for its Sylvania, Concord and Lumiance branded products.  What is not so well known is that in recent years it has supplied an estimated 50 million poles of circuit breakers as OEM products to leading UK electrical companies and that the parent company, Havells India is a fast-growing global manufacturer of residential and commercial switchgear giving it a unique advantage when it comes to entering this highly competitive market.

  • Switchgear safety conferences in demand

    EA Technology, technical author of the Health & Safety Executive publication HSG 230 Keeping Electrical Switchgear Safe, will be hosting an additional switchgear safety conference on 6 December from its facility in Chester.

    The Keeping Electrical Switchgear Safe (KESS) conferences have been designed to share best practice across the industry with industrial and commercial owners as well as distribution network operators and switchgear equipment suppliers.

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