Retrofit solutions for Low & Medium voltage Switchgear up to 36kV
Retrofitting is a reliable solution that guarantees protection from electrical flash hazards and other accidents without the outrageous costs of replacing the entire switchgear panel. This provides the trouble-free durability you would expect from a brand-new switchgear panel.
A typical retrofit solution involves the replacement of old circuit breakers with modern vacuum circuit breakers. The retrofit solution comprises a new circuit breaker, frame or chassis, isolators, and steelwork to be installed according to the installation manual. The components of the retrofit kit match the dimensions of the frame and busbars. Which allows the installation to be carried out with no modifications to the design of the switchboard.
Since the retrofit solution to be implemented is based on the standard retrofit kit, it only takes a few hours to do the installation.
Retrofitting can extend the life expectancy of current assets by 30 years (dependent on the switchgear panel’s condition) with minimal disruption.
Standard designed retrofit solutions include;
Other types on request
Our principal maintains a catalog of over 80 standard retrofit kits for fixed and draw-out circuit breakers, Low and Medium-voltage switchgear, and nominal current from 200A to 6300A.
Steps to replace a circuit breaker
Initial analysis and completion of questionnaires for your retrofit solution
Development of a technical solution, cost and resource estimation
Delivery of retrofit kit together with the new modern circuit breaker
Works on site, installation of the retrofit kit and a new circuit breaker
Customer training, individual maintenance and optionally service contracts