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      Field Services Innovation Days, June 12th & 19th

      Attend FREE courses on ways to improve equipment reliability and safety. Our experts will be onsite answering all of your power system questions.

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      Obsolete Breakers: Debunking Common Misconceptions

      Are obsolete circuit breakers safe? Are they cost-effective? Learn the reality of common myths.

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      Maximum performance. Minimum wait.

      With LAZER Low Voltage Direct Replacement Program, pre-built kits can be available within seven days.

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      Direct Replacement Circuit Breakers

      Learn more about this easy upgrade solution for LV / MV applications

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          Brochure: LAZER Low Voltage Direct Replacement Program

          Get low voltage direct replacement kits for switchgear upgrades in as little as 7 days. Available for most common OEM types. Read More
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          Brochure: Switchgear Modernization Solutions

          Provides the features and benefits of direct replacement and retrofill solutions. Read More
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          Design Selector Catalog: Circuit Breaker Designs

          Catalog of available low-voltage and medium-voltage direct replacement and retrofill designs. Read More
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        3D Modeling Tool: Switchgear Modernization Solutions

        This interactive tool enables users to look inside switchgear and learn about the features and benefits of our low-voltage direct replacement solution. Learn More

        White Paper: Switchgear Survival Guide - Ten Tips to Optimize Switchgear and Enhance Reliability

        With increasing dependence on computers and automated processes, most modern facilities cannot afford downtime. Performing proper maintenance on a facility’s electrical equipment can reduce the risk of an unplanned outage and help extend useful life of the asset. In today’s economy, budget constraints on capital improvement projects will mean more reliance on existing equipment maintenance. Learn More

        White Paper: Enhancing Reliability of Legacy Systems with New Generation Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Upgrades

        Even the best maintained equipment is subject to two key phenomena: (1) Equipment ultimately degrades and reaches the end of its useful life, no matter how much maintenance is performed, and (2) Advances in technology – both in material sciences and microprocessor based controls – facilitate the production of more modern circuit breakers with better performance, reduced maintenance requirements and on-board diagnostics, to name a few features. With the advancements in the design of the new circuit breakers, circuit breakers with older technology are no longer considered sustainable solutions. Learn More

        White Paper: Extend the Life of Existing Switchgear

        Electrical switchgear has two types of components that make up the system, which can be referred to as passive and active. The passive components include such things as the steel framing channels, cover plates, barriers, horizontal and vertical bus structures, as well as components that make up the mechanical structure of the equipment. The critical active components are the power circuit breakers or fused devices that comprise the overcurrent protective system. Learn More

        Addressing Electrical Safety Concerns Yields Added Benefit for Utility

        Modernizing legacy switchgear also improves electrical reliability. Learn More

        Hope Creek Generating Station

        The circuit breakers at this 1,219 MW nuclear power plant had been in use since the facility opened in 1986. After carefully evaluating all options,including whether to refurbish the existing circuit breakers or opt for a total replacement, facilities management secured approvals for modernizing the existing switchgear with Masterpact NW direct replacement circuit breakers. Learn More

        Circuit Breaker Retrofill Project Modernizes Electrical Distribution for Automobile Manufacturer

        The plant’s two primary switchgear lineups were installed in the early 1950s. Though they were still operational, the age of the circuit breakers connected to the 2,000 amp bus in both lineups, along with the elevator-like system used to remove them from the switchgear for maintenance, increased risk for the plant’s electricians. Learn More

        Schneider Electric US Services Modernization Selector

        Get 24/7 access for modernization solutions on aging electrical equipment. Discover