Schneider Modernization Services

Schneider Modernization Services

Spending Too Much Time and Money on Aging Equipment?

Facility managers now have another option when contemplating the “repair or replace” dilemma for existing switchgear. As switchgear reaches the end of its intended useful life, a viable, cost-effective strategy is to modernize the existing equipment with the latest state of the art circuit breakers.

Schneider Electric™ Services offers cost-effective modernization and upgrade solutions that will expand the capabilities of your electrical system with minimal downtime. Our direct replacement and retrofill solutions utilize the upgraded technology of the Masterpact™ NT/NW insulated case circuit breaker for low voltage systems or the Magnum™ circuit breaker for medium voltage systems. Designs are available for any brand or manufacturer.

  • Circuit breakers are designed to fit into the existing cubicle with little-to-no modification to the switchgear cell
  • Upgrade of an old circuit breaker with new, can reduce incident energy levels by reducing the interrupting time of the circuit breaker
  • Original footprint is left intact, saving time and money

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Schneider Electric™ Services offers cost-effective modernization and upgrade solutions that will expand the capabilities of your electrical system with minimal downtime.

Modernization Selector App

  • Search by product name or reference
  • Provides pictorial representation of existing products with replacement solutions
  • Access product data sheets, technical documents and FAQs

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White Paper: Extend the Life of Existing Switchgear

Electrical switchgear has two types of components that make up the system, which can be referred to as passive and active. The passive components include such things as the steel framing channels, cover plates, barriers, horizontal and vertical bus structures, as well as components that make up the mechanical structure of the equipment. The critical active components are the power circuit breakers or fused devices that comprise the overcurrent protective system.

Case Study: Circuit Breaker Retrofill Project Modernizes Electrical Distribution for Automobile Manufacturer

The plant’s two primary switchgear lineups were installed in the early 1950s. Though they were still operational, the age of the circuit breakers connected to the 2,000 amp bus in both lineups, along with the elevator-like system used to remove them from the switchgear for maintenance, increased risk for the plant’s electricians.

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