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 […]

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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. Once you’ve narrowed your selection […]

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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 […]

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Find All Your Outdoor Switchgear Needs Under One Roof

Industrial switchgear of any voltage is expected to perform reliably under normal circumstances, even if normal circumstances involve operating outdoors in every type of weather, climate, and environmental condition. There are a number of advantages to locating switchgear outside. It requires less construction, which reduces cost and time for installation; it permits more flexible spacing […]

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Remanufacture, Don’t Replace, Failing Circuit Breakers

When industrial or power plant circuit breakers fail, the replacement cost can be astronomical. All too often, businesses and commercial industries believe their old circuit breaker is out of stock or cannot be refurbished. As a result, they might install a completely new breaker — and purchasing a new circuit breaker of 15 kV and […]

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Check Out the Special PowerTest Edition of Breaker Buzz!

Group CBS continues to be a leader in the electrical testing and safety, as demonstrated by our successful showing at NETA’s PowerTest conference. Read all about the circuit breaker panels we hosted, Finley Ledbetter’s presentation on vacuum interrupters, new products, and more. Read the entire Buzz here. […]

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Why Industrial Recycling Matters

Recycling is a concept most of us welcome in our modern world. We recycle bottles, newspapers, even cell phones. We understand the environmental benefits of reducing waste. A sector of recycling that most do not stop to think about is industrial recycling. What happens when large power plants or factories need to replace major systems, […]

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The Basics Behind Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers

Low-voltage circuit breakers are made for circuits rated at 600 V or lower. Though commonly perceived as not powerful enough, low-voltage circuit breakers are suitable for commercial circuit breaker usage. Low-voltage circuit breakers are designed to automatically shut down once a unit becomes overheated. Afterward, the circuit breaker is reopened by spring action. This mixed-metal […]

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3 Reasons to Buy Remanufactured Electrical Equipment

There are several reasons to buy remanufactured switchgear. Aside from being cost-effective and environmentally friendly, with remanufactured switchgear, plants can match like breakers that are already located in the facility. If a company has older equipment purchased from the same generation of existing gear, it remains interchangeable. By purchasing remanufactured gear, older models included, customers […]

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