No Flight of Fancy: Engineering Department Donates Talent to Local Museum

The signs had seen better days. Weathered from harsh New England winters and lashing summer winds, most of the large placards placed alongside aircraft on display outside the New England Air Museum looked as old as the historic machines they described — that is, until Matt Moran, junior engineer, at Circuit Breaker Sales Northeast, Inc., […]

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Avoiding Problems with Rebuilt Air Circuit Breakers

There are many situations in which you might have to consider remanufactured air circuit breakers. For example, maybe an obsolete draw-out air breaker fails and needs to be replaced. Or you may want to upgrade to solid state trip units in your breakers. […]

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The need for ground and test devices

Michael Smolen - G&T Inside-1

When maintenance personnel, during an installation or shutdown, want to work on existing switchgear or associated downstream devices protected by this switchgear, it is imperative to ensure that the line or load switchgear bus is completely grounded prior to any work being done. Working on a bus that’s not completely shut down can be deadly. […]

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CBS Northeast Saves Utility $5 Million by Repairing Generation Control Units

Repairing. Rebuilding. Replacing. Whatever you call it, CBS Northeast has personnel with the expertise and experience necessary to get failing utilities back to work. To address ongoing failures at National Grid’s gas turbine generation site in Holtsville, NY, CBSNE had been performing small repairs. But these small repairs weren’t enough to fix the bigger problems of the 45-year-old electrical equipment’s poor condition across 10 generator automated control (GAC) switchgear houses for these gas turbine units. […]

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So You’re Ready to Buy a Circuit Breaker or Switchgear

Buying circuit breakers and switchgear need not be complicated, though it does help to know what questions to ask. Circuit breakers come in two configurations: draw-out circuit breakers that rack out of their cells, and bolt-in breakers that connect directly to the bus. These breakers can be hard to remove. […]

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Why Circuit Breaker Maintenance Matters

Most car owners have had the unwelcome experience of an unexpected mechanical breakdown, and some have even dented a fender or two. Few have the luxury to run out and buy a new car whenever this happens. Instead, we get an estimate and have the damage repaired. If you’re smart, you also take your vehicle in for periodic tune-ups to avoid larger problems down the road. Why not do the same thing when your industrial or commercial circuit breakers, network protectors, load break switches, or contactors fail or need maintenance work? […]

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Find All Your Outdoor Switchgear Needs Under One Roof

Reliability is the key criteria for selecting outdoor switchgear. CBS Northeast’s expansive warehouse stocks a broad range of outdoor switchgear models and styles from a wide variety of manufacturers, including ABB, General Electric, Cutler-Hammer, ITE, and Allis Chalmers. […]

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