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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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    Visit us! See modernization solutions up-close.

    Take a services manufacturing facility tour and speak with our experts about your unique project needs.

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    Guide to Switchgear Modernization 101

    Get the answers to your aging switchgear questions.

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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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    • 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, the decision was made to modernize the existing switchgear with new Masterpact NW direct replacement circuit breakers.

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    • Retrofill Project Modernizes Electrical Distribution for Auto Manufacturer

      Facilities personnel were concerned about a lengthy and costly downtime because of outdated switchgear. The two primary switchgear lineups were installed in the early 1950s. Though 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.

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    • Switchgear Survival Guide: Ten Tips to Enhance Electrical Reliability

      Facility managers now have another option to consider for the repair vs. replace dilemma. Capabilities exist to modernize and extend the life of the active components, i.e., circuit breakers, while leaving the existing switchgear structure intact. Read the white paper for more information.

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      Why Upgrade?

      Installing new electrical distribution equipment involves a major financial commitment, so it makes sense to get the best use out of your installed base. Aging, outdated electrical equipment can be modernized to new technology, dramatically improving its performance and lifetime.
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      Don’t spend too much time and money on aging equipment.

      Explore our upgrade solutions below!

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        Less Downtime for Installation

        Downtime is minimized when compared with the demolition and replacement of existing equipment.

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        Enhance Reliability and Reduce Operating Costs

        Upgrading to current technology reduces the need to search for difficult to obtain spare parts.

      Did you know...

      • Default Alternative Text There is more than $65 billion of obsolete legacy systems worldwide (ARC)
      • Blue time icon Two hours of downtime a month costs a typical plant $2.4M a year. (ARC)
      • Blue money icon Upgrading is classified as an operating expense and typically easier to fund vs. capital funds .