Electrical Engineering, TFS
Add new features and advantages with minimal downtime and lower cost.
Effective Asset Management
While effective electrical maintenance can maximize equipment usefulness, "end of life" is an inevitable outcome that deserves planning for all components of a power system. Relying on equipment as it approaches old age introduces maintenance, reliability and safety concerns, and it becomes more challenging to find budget-friendly solutions. Many owners would like to upgrade power switchgear and motor control centers, but run into difficulty when the new equipment won't fit the existing switchgear. Wholesale replacement can be very costly in resources and downtime.
There is an alternative solution.
All of the Benefits, a Fraction of the Cost
For over 39 years, Magna IV Engineering has been refining methods of taking precise switchgear measurements to build new formed-to-fit busbar. This has helped us make retrofitting modern breakers into existing switchgear an attractive option for our clients. We leave switchgear line-ups, bus and existing cabling in place. This way, we can execute low and medium voltage equipment upgrades without the heavy investment and downtime involved in wholesale switchgear replacement.
The Magna Advantage
Magna IV Engineering's unique approach begins with our integrated electrical engineering and technical field service teams. This planned synergy allows us to provide upgrades that are not only functional, but optimized for safety, reliability and maintainability. It also enables us to provide switchgear modernization as a turnkey solution to our clients, significantly reducing the time required from start to finish.
Advantages to Switchgear Retrofits
Only upgrade the obsolete components
Improve personnel safety through new features
Reduce expected maintenance cost through availability of spare parts
Add modern equipment features, such as enhanced protection, monitoring, and communications
Types of Upgrades Available
Air to air breaker
Air to vacuum breaker
Oil to vacuum breaker
Oil to SF6 breaker
Switchgear bus bracing
Our Comprehensive Services
Site testing and commissioning
Maintenance planning & manual development
Our technical experts are here to help.