Refurbishment and upgrade solutions for T&D equipment

01/01/2009 - Volume V - Issue I

The Siemens T&D Service Center in Wendell, North Carolina provides a full range of factory service solutions designed to improve reliability, reduce downtime, and extend the useful life of your electrical equipment.

 

Solutions include:

  • Medium-voltage roll-in replacement circuit breakers

  • Complete switchgear and circuit breaker refurbishment

  • Match-in-line switchgear

  • Safety remote racking solutions

  • Ground and test devices

  • Medium-voltage vacuum replacement contactors

  • OEM certified parts and components.

Customer benefits include:

  • Comprehensive database of switchgear and circuit breakers drawings

  • Dedicated team combining factory design and field expertise with over 150 years of experience

  • Full range of factory and field service capabilities by skilled factory-trained technicians

  • 24/7 on-call customer support +1 (800) 333-7421.

Medium-voltage roll-in replacement circuit breakers

 

Roll-in replacement breakers provide a cost effective way to upgrade your system capabilities to current vacuum technology while preserving your investment in existing cubicles and cables. A direct replacement circuit breaker rolls into an existing switchgear cubicle without cubicle modification.

 

Customer benefits include:

  • Designs available for most Allis-Chalmers, Westinghouse, GE, Federal Pacific, ITE, and McGraw Edison models

  • Superior performance and longer service life (anticipated: 10,000 full load operations, 10 year maintenance cycle)

  • Standard operator on all Siemens replacement medium-voltage distribution and outdoor vacuum circuit breakers

  • Design and tested to meet ANSI and IEEE standards

  • Nuclear 1E rated designs.

Switchgear and circuit breakers refurbishment

 

In a controlled factory environment, Siemens’ factory-trained technicians refurbish Siemens and Allis-Chalmers’ medium-voltage circuit breakers, switchgear, and high-voltage SF6 circuit 
breakers to factory certified condition. Siemens’ refurbishment program covers all parts normally replaced during circuit breaker refurbishment. If additional components do not meet Siemens’ specifications, Siemens will provide a detailed quotation to replace those items in order to restore your equipment to factory certified operating condition.

 

Refurbishment process:

  • Perform “as received” inspection and test to verify operation

  • Disassemble for detailed inspection and cleaning

  • Replace all parts normally replaced during refurbishment (If additional components do not meet Siemens’ specifications, Siemens will provide detailed quote to replace items to restore equipment to factory certified condition.)

  • Clean, repaint, and lubricate key components

  • Reassemble per OEM assembly drawings

  • Factory test as new to OEM specifications in accordance to applicable ANSI standards

  • Provide report including “as received” and “final” tests; list of replaced components

  • Customer receives one year warranty that covers parts and labor.

Match-in-line switchgear

 

Siemens can extend your GM switchgear by adding additional sections and
circuit breakers compatible with the existing line-up. As the original equipment 
manufacturer (OEM), Siemens has a comprehensive database of drawings and manufacturing 
capabilities to fabricate a direct match. Siemens designs and manufactures all interfaces 
and extensions, including bus work and protection and control panels. Siemens' factory-
trained field service technicians will work with customers to install, connect, test, and 
commission the switchgear match-in-line extension.

 

Customer benefits include:

  • Solutions available for Siemens / Allis-Chalmers legacy switchgear types GM, D, F, and other types

  • Comprehensive database of drawings and manufacturing capabilities to fabricate a direct match

  • Full range of factory and field service capabilities by skilled factory-trained engineers and technicians

  • Design and tested to meet ANSI and IEEE standards.

Safety remote racking solutions

 

Siemens provides safety remote racking solutions to keep operators clear of the arc flash zone during breaker racking. Siemens can provide several remote racking options to meet your needs.

 

Ground and test devices

 

Siemens can provide both manually-operated and electrically-operated ground and test devices suitable for phasing out, testing and grounding switchgear bus or feeder when the device is installed in place of circuit breaker.

 

Siemens can provide ground and test devices for the following switchgear:

  • GM 5/15kV Switchgear
  • GM 38kV Switchgear
  • Allis-Chalmers/Siemens Type D and Type F Switchgear.

For more information, please contact the Service Center with your site specific application.

 

Medium-voltage vacuum replacement contactors

 

Medium-voltage vacuum replacement contactors provide a cost-effective way to upgrade your system capabilities to current vacuum technology while preserving your investment in existing cubicles and cables. Siemens supports the Series 81000 controller product line and can provide replacement solutions for most 85H, 88H, 90H, 93H, 94H, 96H, 97H, and 98H contactor models. For more information, please contact the Service Center with your site specific application.

 

OEM-certified parts and components

 

Siemens maintains a multi-million dollar inventory for rapid supply of many key components. Siemens supports not only current production products but also legacy medium-voltage and high-voltage products (Allis-Chalmers, Siemens-Allis, Westinghouse, Merlin Gerin high-voltage products, Trafo Union, VA Tech, Elin, EBG, and Ferranti Packard.)

 

Customer benefits include:

  • Experienced in-house renewal parts specialists with access to OEM engineering departments who understand your equipment design and technology
  • Parts manufactured and tested to OEM specifications and include the latest design and material improvements
  • Repair and exchange programs
  • 24/7 part availability
  • Siemens one year limited factory warranty.

 

Mailing address

Siemens Industry, Inc.

7000 Siemens Road

Wendell, North Carolina 27591

United States