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Why is Switchgear Maintenance Vital to the Operation of a System?

Why is Switchgear Maintenance Vital to the Operation of a System? A series of breakers and switches make up the switchgear used by your backup power unit. This combination of parts or disconnect components isolate electrical equipment to control the amount of electricity being transferred into a building. These components have the ability to disconnect […]

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Switchgear Power Systems and Arc Flashes: Frequently Asked Questions

An arc flash (a.k.a. arc fault) occurs when electrical current flows through the air between one phase bus bar and another, or between a phase bus bar and a neutral or ground. The severity of the arc depends on the voltage of the switchgear that releases it, and whether the gear is open or closed […]

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Switchgear Power Systems: Five Strategies for Improving Switchgear Safety

Switchgear is a series of electrical disconnects, fuses, and circuit breakers that isolate electrical equipment. Switchgear elements can be used in combination or independently. In either case, their functions are the same: to de-energize equipment prior to maintenance, protect equipment against fault currents, and improve system availability by allowing access to generator power. Electric systems, […]

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Switchgear Power Systems: Scheduled Maintenance is Essential

Breakers, fuses, and electrical disconnects are all switchgear controls. Power systems use these controls to switch between utility supplied electricity and generator supplied energy during electric failure. Technology in the form of a computer program is utilized to detect when an electrical outage has occurred or in some cases will occur. If a problem is […]

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