BREAKER RESTORATION SPECIALISTS

BBS Canada Ltd. specializes in switching device restoration.

Cost effective solutions for circuit breakers, disconnect switches and contactors.

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RECONDITIONING

Restores and revitalizes minimal corrosion and lubrication degradation. *Class 2 Reconditioning

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REMANUFACTURE

Returns switching devices to like-new condition, extending useful life at design capacity. Allows you to balance the mitigation of equipment failure, arc flash and/or obsolescence risks within a relatively modest budget.
*Class 1 Reconditioning

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ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

Protect your personnel from friable asbestos found in some switching devices.

Circuit Breaker Life Extension

One of the most common components of a power system to fail is a circuit breaker. They are fundamentally mechanical, and dependent on many moving parts. Two key risk factors are over-use and under-use. Excessive operation leads to premature mechanical wear and lubricant degradation, especially after fault incidents. Conversely, a circuit breaker sitting idle for a prolonged period open or closed, in service or out, may also degrade in condition. Lubrication deteriorates, mechanical parts corrode and seize such that the device will not reliably operate during a fault. Even a small increase in a circuit breaker's time-to-open (measured in miliseconds) can have a significant impact on the potential incident energy in the event of a fault. 

Circuit breaker and contactor remanufacturing restores mechanical components and lubrication. It returns a switching device to like-new condition, extending its useful life at its designed capability. Paired with an overall maintenance plan, it allows owners and facility managers to balance the mitigation of equipment failure, arc flash and/or obsolescence risks within a budget considerably more modest compared to full equipment replacement.

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Equipment Failure, Arc Flash and Obsolescence:

MITIGATE THE RISK

As a switching device approaches end of life, it becomes difficult to predict how it may respond under fault conditions, thereby increasing risk to personnel and equipment.

BBS helps mitigate your risk through equipment maintenance, reconditioning and remanufacturing.

Switching Device Service
On-Site Maintenance
Reconditioning
Remanufacturing

Inspection & evaluation

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Asbestos Abatement

(If Required)

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As-found electrical & functional testing

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Documentation of deficiencies

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Replacement of faulty parts

(as required)

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Component specific disassembly

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Component specific cleaning

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Sand-blasting and coating against corrosion

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Silver plating, current carrying components

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Zinc plating, mechanical components

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Powder coating, frame components

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Settings and adjustments to OEM specifications

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Final electrical & functional testing

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Upgrade to a modern trip unit

As requested
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As requested

Addition of new technology 

(Arc flash sensors, thermal monitoring, etc.)

As requested
As requested
As requested
 
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Equipment Service Availability

  • 480V to 25kV (all current ratings)

  • Air / Vacuum breakers

  • Air / Vacuum contactors

  • Westinghouse (DHP, VCPW, DS, HLF)

  • ITE / ABB (K-Line, HK, VHK)

  • Federal Pioneer (50H-2, 75H-3, etc.)

  • Toshiba Contactors (HVC5HAM, etc.)

  • General Electric (Magne-Blast)

  • Federal Pacific (DST)

  • Contact us for more

Contact Us

BBS Canada Ltd. is proud to be part of the Magna IV Engineering team.

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