Switchgear services

Switchgear Retrofit Solutions

Retrofitting switchgear can extend the life expectancy of current assets by 30 years, (dependent on the switchgear panel’s condition), whilst offering minimal disruption.

OEM retrofits for our heritage products

A major attraction of retrofitting is the elimination of the need for disruptive re-cabling and no requirement for civils, transformer or cabling works. Retrofitting switchgear can extend the life expectancy of current assets by 30 years, dependent on the switchgear panel’s condition, whilst offering minimal disruption.

A typical retrofit solution involves the replacement of old circuit breakers with modern vacuum circuit breakers.

All of our retrofit solutions are fitted with our award-winning magnetic actuator technology.

Click here for more information on our retrofit solutions: BSR and SW12.

The benefits of retrofitting switchgear are:

  • Maintains the fully certified rating of the combined replacement circuit breaker/existing switchgear
  • Considerable life extension to the original switchgear
  • Provision of a very low maintenance circuit breaker with few consumable spares
  • Long term minimum cost of ownership
  • Proven reliability of replacement circuit breaker
  • Provision of a cost-effective method for the removal of bulk oil products
  • No expensive civil works or HV cable disruptions required
  • Removes the need for high capacity/high maintenance auxiliary power supplies
  • Provision of circuit breakers with electrical trip/close facility
  • Improvement of health & safety by removal of oil or SF6 gas
  • Lower owner costs through virtually no maintenance requirements
  • Uses existing design of primary and automatic secondary contacts

Key benefits

Reduced equipment downtime
Safeguard against outages
Custom solutions
System decarbonisation

Don’t take your switchgear for granted!

Retrofitting improves the lifespan of valuable assets, keeping downtime to a minimum and prolonging the life of your valuable assets.