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GE Seco Gear 2After a year of heavy investment in its medium-voltage (MV) offerings, GE’s Industrial Solutions business is poised to launch the ANSI/IEEE SecoGear air-insulated, medium-voltage switchgear, expected to be available later this year for mission-critical and commercial applications.

The product signals a renewed commitment to offering GE’s medium-voltage customers simpler, smarter and faster solutions. The switchgear has been developed with 60% fewer parts compared to previous designs, reducing scheduled equipment downtime and maintenance costs. This reduction in moving parts also translates to fewer possible failure points in the unit, helping to improve reliability.

Its SecoVac vacuum circuit breaker’s front-mounted operating mechanism design simplifies operation and field maintenance. The breakers’simpler design features just seven common replacement parts, which makesany required maintenance simple and fast. In addition, the circuit breaker’s embedded-pole design helps protect the unit’s vacuum interrupters from environmental and dielectric elements such as dust, moisture and external electrical damage—helping to extend the life of the breaker and switchgear. These advanced features enable GE to deliver simpler, smarter and faster installations and reduced maintenance times to its customers.

The ANSI/IEEE SecoGear air-insulated, medium-voltage switchgear is expected to be available to quote later this year for mission-critical and commercial applications.

The product signals a renewed commitment to offering GE’s medium-voltage customers simpler, smarter and faster solutions. GE’s MVplatform also includes its recently launched ANSI/IEEE SecoBloc original equipment manufacturer (OEM) modules. SecoBloc features a fully certified box construction, which allows for simpler integration into new or existing OEMswitchgear designs. GE plans to launch several other MV products throughout the next several months and well into 2016.

GE has more than 120 years of experience in developing MV equipment, dating back to 1895 when GE developed the world’s first oil circuit breaker. With deep roots in innovative engineering, advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strong global presence, GE is a global leader in MV equipment.

“We are firmly committed to investing and expanding our global MV capabilities by developing a modular and cost-competitive MV portfolio well-suited for manufacturing and reduced lead times,” says Stuart Thompson, General Manager—Power Equipment,GE’s Industrial Solution business. “Our expanded MV product line is designed with the operator in mind; focused on simplifying installation and upkeep by developing products with fewer parts.”

When developing the new portfolio, GE utilized Fast Works product development methodologies and its proven global (IEC- and GB-rated) MV platform to cut product development time in half—bringing additional expertise from other parts of the world to North America, South America, Canada and Mexico.
“For the past century, GE has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing MV equipment,” says Lisa Bagwell, global medium-voltage product line leader, GE’s Industrial Solutions business. “We have a large, global installed base of hundreds of thousands of units. In the past year, we have dedicated approximately 50% of our global product line investments to the development of modular and cost-effective MV solutions, cementing our commitment to providing customers with the protection they need for their applications.”

Watch for more on GE’s ANIS/IEEE MV platform offerings in an upcoming issue.

 

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June 25, 2018

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Jeremy Herrington

Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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