October 24, 2018 by Cody Whisenhunt, President, BCS Switchgear

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 lineup that caught fire. BCS replaced the customer’s General Electric Low Voltage Switchgear. The GE model AKD-8 is a free-standing assembly of metal-enclosed power circuit breakers.

These breakers may also be part of a single-ended or double-ended load center unit substation. By replacing International Papers’s destroyed equipment, BCS was able to have the company up and running quickly while saving time and money. International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper.

International Paper: One of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper.

In addition to repairing and maintaining equipment, BCS stocks complete gear and parts for all major manufactures from 1950 to current production.

To ensure the highest quality performance for your reconditioned equipment, BCS Switchgear tests to PEARL, NETA and manufacturers standards.

BCS Switchgear Service Benefits:

• Increased production
• Reduced or eliminated downtime
• Significant cost savings
• State-of-the-art technical expertise
• Emergency service – 24/7/365


BCS can be be reached at 888-599-0486.

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