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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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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Why Industrial Recycling Matters

What happens when large power plants or factories need to replace major systems, such as circuit breakers or switchgear? Where do those hazardous materials go? Do these older units need to be replaced or simply repaired? […]

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Let CBSNE Alleviate Your Emergencies

Whether caused by a natural disaster or an equipment failure, electrical emergencies require swift action. In an emergency, count on Circuit Breaker Sales NE to provide immediate on-site response, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]

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Know the Difference: Remanufactured Versus Reconditioned Equipment

We provide a range of remanufacturing, reconditioning, and repair services for all types of electrical equipment, including circuit breakers, switchgear, motor controls, load break switches, protective relays, and power transformers. There are a few distinct differences between reconditioning and remanufacturing. […]

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Retrofits and Retrofills Breathe New Life into Obsolete Breakers

Most metal-clad switchgear was designed and built to last 20 years. But some 30-plus-year-old electrical equipment is still in service and on the verge of obsolescence. Circuit Breaker Sales NE offers an economical way to extend the life of your obsolete switchgear, motor controls, and circuit breakers. […]

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Circuit Breaker Certification

Low-Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing

Before discussing testing and certification techniques for low-voltage circuit breakers (Part II of this story), here is an overview of some common types√Ďand some misconceptions. […]

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