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Switchgear Breaker Testing in Carolina: Testing for MV Circuit Breakers

The interrupting mechanism and voltage class determine the types of tests that switchgear requires. The focus is on breaker testing for medium voltage (MV) gear that interrupts arc faults using oil, air, vacuum, or SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) breakers. In the Carolina area, Prime Power performs switchgear breaker testing for commercial and industrial power users. Essential […]

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Switchgear Testing in Georgia: 10 Essential Tests that Support Circuit Breakers

The condition of a building’s switchgear can impact the safety of its environment. Without regular maintenance and testing, circuit breakers can develop problems that lead to unextinguished arc faults and arc flashes that damage assets and injure workers. In Georgia, Prime Power performs switchgear testing for commercial and industrial power users to help prevent these […]

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Using a Switchgear Breaker Service to Increase Switchgear Safety

Switchgear is an important safety element in a building’s electrical system. It is also one of the most dangerous elements to work with. That is why building managers use a commercial power company to perform breaker testing, maintenance, and repair. The type of service switchgear needs depends on its design, environment, and voltage class, although […]

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Generator Service and Load Testing Carolina: What Problems May Be Circumvented By Maintenance?

Expert maintenance is necessary if your building relies on a backup or emergency generator during power outages. A routine service call ensures your secondary electrical source is able to operate appropriately at the time of an outage. Load testing involves subjecting your system to varying loads to test component functionality. A dependable Carolina company can […]

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Switchgear Technicians in Georgia can Detect Dependability Inhibiting Generator Component Malfunctions

Switchgear is a general term used to describe the breakers and disconnects used to control current flow in your backup generator. A technician needs to test these electrical components regularly to ensure they are capable of handling possible shorts or overloads. Prime Power, based in Georgia, is ready to meet all of your installation, maintenance, […]

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Service Generators in Georgia: Why Are Switchgear Evaluations Recommended?

Circuit protection is one of many reasons for having a professional service your backup electrical system regularly. Multiple mechanical components must work together for your generator to supply secondary power. When a component fails, you might experience an inoperable system, unit damage, or problems with attached devices. Georgia area technicians should be hired to perform […]

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Generator Service in Atlanta, GA: How Should Your System Be Fueled?

You have multiple energy source options when purchasing a generator for your commercial or industrial building. The type of backup system you choose will have specific installation and service needs. If you are unsure as to which source is best for your situation, a professional in the Atlanta, GA area should be contacted to evaluate […]

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Emergency Generator Inspection: Seven Reasons Why Generators Fail

The older a generator gets, the more likely it is to experience a mechanical emergency. Because a generator (a.k.a. genset) is operated infrequently, certain problems can go undetected by monthly tests, which are typically conducted for thirty minutes—less time than a genset might run during a power outage. When a problem occurs that limits or […]

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NFPA 110 Emergency Generator Testing Requirements

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes safety standards that protect commercial building occupants against various dangers, one of which is improperly lit egress paths during low visibility. Besides requiring luminescent egress markings and safety signage to be placed along egress paths, the NFPA also requires regular testing of emergency generators. Combined, these measures help […]

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Diesel Emergency Generator Systems: How to Avoid Wet Stacking

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 110 defines wet stacking as the accumulation of unburned fuel or carbon on a diesel generator’s exhaust side. To measure wet stacking, emergency power technicians measure the temperature of a generator’s exhaust gas. Once the extent of wet stacking is confirmed, technicians suggest ways to eliminate it. If left […]

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