African Refinery Avoids Electrical Downtime with Quick U.S. Support

Africa relies heavily on the Middle East for oil supply. So when a refinery in Africa needed us to quickly replace their electrical switchgear, we were eager to help them avoid any disruption in their own fuel processing capabilities. BCS provided Westinghouse, WFS Switch, Fusible indoor 5kv 1200amp switches. The customer was in a hurry

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American Electric Power Substation Stays Online

American Electric Power (AEP) serves nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. The company needed to replace hard-to-find obsolete circuit breakers that protect substation distributing power. So going offline was not an option. But AEP didn’t have any down time on exchanging and adding new circuits to their system because BCS Switchgear had the older

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General Electric AKD-8 Indoor 480 volt switchgear

GE AKD-8 Breaker Replacement

General Electric AKD-8 Indoor 480 volt switchgear   When blow-ups and fire destroy electrical equipment, complete replacement is the only option. Here GE Switchgear from a paper mill customer was destroyed by an electrical fire. BCS restores equipment “like it never event happened”. Retrofitting and Reconditioning switchgear extends the life expectancy of current assets up

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GE AKRU-7D-30S Breaker Replacement

GE AKRU-7D-30S Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Replacement   GE AKRU-7D-30S Low Voltage Circuit Breaker: We also stock 1,000’s of parts, so we can have your power equipment repaired and tested unit back to you quickly. Our replacement part inventory includes parts for obsolete gear as well as modern equipment. When it’s time to upgrade or

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International Paper Recovers from Electrical Equipment Fire

  Production has continued at International Paper after an electrical fire destroyed  GE AKD-8  switchgear and circuit breakers, expensive electrical equipment. The costly equipment has been completely replaced by BCS Switchgear which specializes in repair and replacement of power distribution equipment and switchgear. BCS Switchgear, Inc. had International Paper covered when they needed a matching

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Testing Low Voltage Circuit Breakers

Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Testing and Inspection

1.0   INITIAL TEST AND INSPECTIONS 1.1      REQUIRED PROJECT PROCEDURES The tech should start the job by reviewing the Work Order and then completing the Planning Work Sheet with the work leader or supervisor. The tech should post the Work Order with supporting technical information, a Process Control Form, and a Material Transfer Form at his/her

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Testing Low Voltage Switchgear

Methods for Testing Low Voltage Circuit Breakers

5.0   TESTING 5.1      LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER TEST DATA SHEET A Low Voltage Circuit Breaker Data Sheet should be filled out on every rebuilt circuit breaker. Test Data Sheets need to be completely filled out, and in particular circuit breaker name plate data, job number, curve specs, test results, date and technician name. If a

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Replace or Keep Your Existing Switchgear?

by Jim Hardy, BCS Switchgear, Inc.   “When customers talk to us about replacing their existing switchgear, they are looking for an economic basis for making a decision to keep their existing switchgear vs. replacing it.”   Replacing Switchgear The major concerns engineers and management have are based on safety, reliability and costs. Most companies

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