Give A Circuit Breaker A Break

There are basically two configurations for circuit breakers- Enclosed, and not enclosed. Michael was looking at a particularly shoddy collection of unenclosed circuit breakers. OK, they’re “easy to access”, but so are many other problems, he thought. The breakers were located near the building’s heavy vehicle entry point, which was open 24/7. Like all good electricians, he preferred not to have to worry whether the electrical systems he worked... Read More

Enclosed Circuit Breakers – Why They’re So Important

Enclosed circuit breakers are major power system circuit breakers. These are very heavy duty, high power Circuit Breakers, designed to manage power fluctuations in major power systems. As the name suggests, they are enclosed, typically in secure cabinets, and they manage entire power systems. They’re too important to the power system to leave out in the open. They need to be protected against accidental impacts, malicious use, and atmospheric issues.... Read More

The Need for Industrial Circuit Breakers

circuit breakers are used in both residential and non-residential applications. While many are familiar with residential Circuit Breakers, industrial circuit breakers serve an entirely different need. Circuit breakers are automatically-operated switches to protect the electrical circuit from damage. Regardless of the application, circuit breakers are always part of an important electrical safety plan. What is a circuit breaker? Circuit breakers are... Read More

What are Molded Case Industrial Circuit Breakers?

If the power goes out in a building, all someone has to do is flip a switch to have the power turned back on if industrial circuit breakers are used. Overloads and short circuits in conductors are protected against with the help of molded case industrial circuit breakers. What are Molded Case Industrial Circuit Breakers? Molded case industrial circuit breakers are like regular circuit breakers, but they are more universal and used when there is a... Read More

The Role of Low Voltage Industrial Circuit Breakers in Enduring Personnel Safety

Unsafe workplace conditions’ regarding electrical and industrial workers is an issue that has recently been thrust into the spotlight. This is due to ever increasing media and expert criticism regarding the number of injuries and deaths every year from electrical accidents in industrial environments. It was found in the United States in 2008 alone that over 2000 people were injured from electrical faults such as electrical arcing. Electrical... Read More

Understanding Miniature Industrial Circuit Breakers

Miniature industrial circuit breakers provide protection against excessive temperature increases of electric items in the case of over-currents that are caused by an overload or short circuit. Why Use Miniature Industrial circuit breakers? Miniature industrial Circuit Breakers are for operating a variety of different voltage levels. Often Type C and Type D miniature industrial circuit breakers are specifically for industrial use. They can be used... Read More

Understanding Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers for Data Centers

Data centers and server rooms are both a critical and complex part of every business around the world. Regardless of the type of business today, when a server or system goes down, it can both disrupt day-to-day work by employees, as well as cost the business large amounts of money. As a result, medium voltage vacuum circuit breakers for data centers are becoming increasingly important in server room operations. Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers... Read More

What are Molded Case Industrial Circuit Breakers?

If the power goes out in a building, all someone has to do is flip a switch to have the power turned back on if industrial circuit breakers are used. Overloads and short circuits in conductors are protected against with the help of molded case industrial circuit breakers. What are Molded Case Industrial Circuit Breakers? Molded case industrial circuit breakers regular circuit breakers, but they are more universal and used when there is a larger power... Read More

The Oil Industrial Circuit Breaker

An oil industrial circuit breaker consists of gang-operated, three single pole switches whose contacts are completely immersed in oil. Most units have one grounded tank per phase although some designs may have all three phases housed in a single tank. The major components of an oil industrial circuit breaker are as follows: Two brushing per phase mounted in an oil-filled grounded tank. A contact assembly (interrupter) mounted on the bottom terminal... Read More

Types of Panelboards

There are two main types of panelboards, distribution or lighting and appliance. The primary focus of this article is distribution panelboards. They can be enclosed or open although the vast majority of distribution panels encountered in the real world are enclosed. There are six NEMA type specifications for enclosures. These NEMA enclosure types apply to all enclosures – not just panelboard enclosures. NEMA Spec Panelboards Type 1 enclosures... Read More

Uses for Professional Enclosed Circuit Breakers

Most individuals are familiar with circuit breakers. They are usually located in the basement or utility closet of a home and every so often they need to be turned back on if there is a power surge and the circuit breaker “trips.” Just like a residence requires a circuit breaker, so do professional buildings. However, they require professional Circuit Breakers, often known as enclosed circuit breakers. An electrical circuit breaker panel... Read More

Understanding Ground Bars

Ground bars, also called neutral bars, are widely used in both residential and commercial electrical service panel boards. Their purpose is to terminate all the white return wires (or white wires) from the multiple load circuits in the building. Ground Bars and Circuit Overloads Ground bars don’t actually have a lot to do with circuit overload protection. That job is performed by the circuit breaker. Besides the white wires inside the panelboard... Read More

What is an Industrial Circuit Breaker?

In order for you to understand what an industrial circuit breaker is you must first learn what they are designed to do. These devices are electrical switches that are automatically operated, so they can provide protection to any electrical circuit from such occurrences as an overload, or a short circuit. Basically they are designed to detect a faulty condition, and discontinue the continuity of electrical flow. Industrial circuit breaker Fuses are... Read More

Understanding Low-Voltage Industrial Circuit Breakers

The point of a circuit breaker is to keep too large of an amount of current out of a part of an electrical circuit. industrial circuit breakers complete the same task for a higher voltage level. Industrial circuit breakers are an incredibly important part of a piece of equipment or an entire electrical system’s safety protocol. Low-Voltage Industrial Circuit Breakers Industrial circuit breakers are categorized by voltage level. The IEEE divides... Read More

Technology Companies and the Industrial Circuit Breaker for Energy Consumption

Climate change has become an extremely contentious issue over the last few decades, with scientists, political figures and environmental groups attacking industries that they see as being environmentally unsustainable. One of the sectors which has recently been put under the microscope is Information Technology (IT), which may come as a surprise to many people, considering that the industry doesn’t exactly conjure up images of billowing black... Read More

Ten Classifications of Switchgear Power Systems

Switchgear is the combination of electrical devices (such as circuit breakers, fuses and switches) that are used to protect, isolate and control electrical equipment. Switchgear has two functions, to clear out electrical faults and de-energize electrical equipment. switchgear power systems protect the short circuits and overloads fault currents while at the same time providing services to unaffected areas of the circuit. Switchgear power systems... Read More

Sulfur Hexafluoride Industrial Circuit Breakers

The high voltage industrial circuit breakers in use today are much more advanced as opposed to those that were first introduced more than a half a century ago. Current interrupted in high-voltage industrial circuit breakers is achieved by separating two contacts in a medium, such as sulfur hexafluoride, which has arc dampening properties. After separation, the current is carried through an arc and is ultimately interrupted when the arc is cooled... Read More

Replacing Industrial Circuit Breakers

Part of a plant or shop manager’s many different responsibilities is to have industrial circuit breakers repaired or replaced, if needed. By thinking about this issue before it develops can help minimize a facility’s downtime, as well as ensure everyone who works at the facility, as well as the facility itself, stays safe. industrial circuit breakers in Large Facilities Large facilities such as warehouses and factories have industrial circuit... Read More

Replacing and Retrofilling an Industrial Circuit Breaker

An electrical distribution system is similar to any other mechanical device: when it’s new there is much you have to do. But in time, due to increased electrical loads, expansion, or just age – an electrical system is going to need routine maintenance to ensure quality function. One of the most vital components of any electrical distribution system is the industrial circuit breaker-and as result, especially if your building/system is... Read More

Repairing and Replacing Industrial Circuit Breakers

It is important to know how to repair or replace an industrial circuit breaker in case one fails. There is definitely risk involved with any work regarding circuit breakers so if there is any doubt for safety, call in a professional. Certified electricians and professionals from power suppliers should handle the repairs and replacements for industrial circuit breakers. It is a dangerous process, especially if you are unsure of what to do. Follow... Read More

Purchasing New Industrial Circuit Breakers vs. Used Industrial Circuit Breakers

Saving funds on circuit breakers In today’s economy, many companies are looking for any way to save essential funds in order to keep the business healthy. As a result, some companies may consider utilizing used industrial circuit breakers instead of purchasing new industrial circuit breakers. Used Industrial Circuit Breakers If the industrial circuit breakers that require replacement are less than ten years old, there is a good chance a used... Read More

Protection Provided by Industrial Circuit Breakers

circuit breaker Safety Checks Plant and facility managers work hard to protect their facility, their employees and their facility’s equipment with appropriate circuit protection through the use of industrial circuit breakers. It is important, however, that the industrial circuit breakers in use are of the appropriate level for that facility’s electrical system in order to avoid the risk of premature failure, overheating or some other type of major... Read More

Problems When Installing an Industrial Circuit Breaker

circuit breaker Installation There are a few problems that can occur during the installation process for iindustrial circuit breakers. Knowing about the potential issues and knowing what to do if the problem is encountered is key in performing any type of work with electricity and industrial circuit breakers. Possible Problems When Installing an Industrial Circuit Breaker Some of the problems that can be encountered when installing an industrial circuit... Read More

Panelboards and the Industrial Circuit Breaker

The term panelboards covers two types of electrical panels: distribution and lighting/appliance. Distribution panels divide electrical power into subsidiary circuits. Lighting Control Panels do much the same thing but are usually dedicated to providing the power for a building’s lighting system. In most industrial applications they are three-phase although single-phase lighting panels are used occasionally. Lighting panels generally carry less... Read More

New Research Paper Focuses on Avoiding Downtime and Breakers for Data Centers

In a recently released paper, with data collected by Forrester, focused on how businesses can avoid downtime and focus on disaster recovery as an important part of data center management. Minimizing Downtime and Improving Disaster Recovery According to Forrester’s research, the best disaster recovery plans are often well conceived, but poorly cared for, often due to a lack of resources more than a lack of interest. Only a small percentage of... Read More

Monitoring Industrial Circuit Breakers

Buildings should be protected against power overloads and a monitoring system for industrial circuit breakers can be the answer to help protect against any dangers as well as unnecessary costs. The advanced technology of the monitoring systems is what makes it a necessity to be installed for industrial circuit breakers. How Does an Industrial circuit breaker Monitoring System Work? The monitoring system works through a wireless system. Some monitoring... Read More

Maintenance for Industrial Circuit Breakers: Vital Prevention to Keep a School or University Operating

The concept and value of a power distribution at a school or university is vital; it must always function. Students and faculty expect all essential electrical systems to be working appropriately. If it isn’t, the educational machine ceases and critical activities such as lectures and research come to a screeching halt. Industrial circuit breakers are the cornerstone of an institution’s power-distribution system, and then are several warning... Read More

Low Voltage Power Systems Utilizing Fuses and Industrial Circuit Breakers

Many plant managers in both industrial and commercial industries use both fuses and industrial circuit breakers in concert in low voltage power systems. However, Traditional Time Current (TCC) analysis is known not to completely and fully identify which is used when. Therefore, manufacturers of fuses and industrial circuit breakers are careful to provide specific guidelines for product selection. Traditional Time Current Analysis and Industrial circuit... Read More

Large Information Technology Companies and the Industrial Circuit Breaker for Energy Consumption

Climate change has become an extremely contentious issue over the last few decades, with scientists, political figures and environmental groups attacking industries that they see as being environmentally unsustainable. One of the sectors which has recently been put under the microscope is Information Technology (IT), which may come as a surprise to many people, considering that the industry doesn’t exactly conjure up images of billowing black... Read More

Industrial Circuit Breaker Maintenance

The maintenance and testing of industrial circuit breakers is crucial because of their important role. There are different kinds of maintenance actions that can be taken for different types of circuit breakers, such as molded case, low-voltage, medium-voltage, and high voltage Circuit Breakers. The frequency of maintenance as well as maintenance procedures differ depending on what type of circuit breakers you are dealing with. As always, safety should... Read More

Industrial Circuit Breaker, a Different Device

When most people think of a circuit breaker they think of the little black switch that trips when they try to run the toaster and microwave at the same time. The industrial circuit breaker is a very different device. These can be similar in size and configuration to the common breaker but they can be as big as a room and operate at tens of thousands of volts and thousands of amps. There are several types available from a variety of manufacturers.... Read More

IEEE Standards for Industrial Circuit Breakers

The design of reliable commercial and industrial circuit breakers is important to variety of people involved with electrical engineering and the electrical field as a whole. A critical part for these professionals is how to properly estimate the frequency of voltage generated throughout a system, including industrial circuit breakers. One organization who works hard to keep electrical standards high and well documented is the IEEE. What is the IEEE? The... Read More

How to Select an Industrial Circuit Breaker

Any time work on an electrical system is required, it is very important that the utmost care is taken and all recommended safety precautions and best practices are followed. The same holds true when working with an industrial circuit breaker. It is important, however, to make sure when selecting an industrial circuit breaker, that the right piece of equipment is selected based on the system’s capacity level. Selecting an Industrial Circuit Breaker Regardless... Read More

How to Buy the Most Energy Efficient Breakers for Data Centers

It is indeed true that most of the data centers that exist usually consume a lot of energy and that is why great care must always be given to the type of equipment from every outlet to each of the breakers for data centers. Getting the wrong type of equipment is not only a very dangerous thing but it can also lead to a great number of losses and inconveniences and that is another reason why each and very person that is responsible for the correct... Read More

How Does an Industrial Circuit Breaker Work?

An industrial circuit breaker has common features that can be found in all other types of these devices. The details may vary quite substantially between the different voltage classes or current ratings. This is why someone that lives in the United Kingdom cannot use a breaker that was manufactured for use in the United States. The voltage class is different in the United Kingdom than it is in the United States. Products designed for one country will... Read More

Fuses and Industrial Circuit Breakers

Fuses and industrial circuit breakers both work to keep electrical devices functioning in a safe manner. Overcurrent protection devices are essential in electrical systems to limit threats to individuals and property. What is a Fuse? A fuse is a type of overcurrent protection device. The most important component of a fuse is a metal wire or strip that melts when too much current flows, which interrupts the circuit. The fuse interrupts blows so further... Read More

Facts on the Low Voltage Types of an Industrial Circuit Breaker

The industrial circuit breaker is not just a device that performs one action. These are multiple devices of differing types, but typically they perform the same actions just in different ways. The biggest differences that are found in these items are the differences in the voltages that they control. The industrial circuit breaker that is designed to operate in domestic applications, commercial applications, and industrial applications providing less... Read More

Energy Management and Information Technology Companies: The Industrial Circuit Breaker

“Google It” has become the modern answer to almost any question, with the general public accustomed to having specialized knowledge on a magnitude of topics directly at their fingertips. A story printed by the Sunday Times in 2009 however, caused laypeople to begin questioning their computing habits, as it blatantly discussed the potential environmental impact associated with contemporary computing practices and the Industrial circuit... Read More

Electricity and Industrial Circuit Breaker Technology Fundamentals

Electricity and its components can be a complicated subject. Breaking down some of the different components and elements involved in electricity can ultimately help to better understand the workings of industrial circuit breakers. What are Amps, Volts, and Watts and How are They Related to industrial circuit breakers? Amps, which is short for amperes, is the unit of measure for electric currents that flow through an electrical wire. Since electricity... Read More

Different Industrial Circuit Breaker Types

There are several different industrial circuit breaker types that can be used in both commercial application and by the average homeowner. The different types of devices are each designed to be used in different applications depending on the voltage requirements you have and how you need the breaker to function. Some are made to handle the currents of low voltage systems and some are designed to handle the currents of high voltage systems. Industrial... Read More

Determining the Types of Industrial Circuit Breakers

A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage that is caused by an overload or short circuit. The fundamental purpose of the industrial circuit breakers is to detect a fault condition, interrupt continuity and immediately discontinue electrical flow. Conversely, a fuse is used one time and then needs to be replaced. An industrial circuit breaker can be reset in order to resume... Read More

Cleaning an Industrial Circuit Breaker

Cleaning an industrial circuit breaker can be tricky. Always take the proper precautions for safety when dealing with any type of electrical equipment. Part of the maintenance process for industrial circuit breaker involves actually cleaning them. There can be major issues if they are not cleaned properly. Be prepared with the right tools and taking the proper safety precautions. What Happens if industrial circuit breakers are Not Cleaned? There... Read More

Key Points to Prevent Major Problems with Breakers for Data Centers

Breakers for Data Centers: Power and Design The correct set up for a server room or data center isn’t always in the forefront of a small business owner’s mind. However, when you consider all the systems and mission-critical tasks that take place within the equipment housed within a data center or server room, it certainly should be near the top of the list. There are a number of points every small business owner should consider when designing... Read More

Efficient Breakers Make Reliable Data Centers

Breakers for Data Centers and Reducing Server Downtime For the IT or data center manager, downtime is always a prime concern. In today’s business model, downtime isn’t just an inconvenience. It can mean lost revenue. According to a 2009 survey of the Data Center User’s Group, efficiency was listed as a primary concern by more than 47 percent of data center professionals polled. This ultimately makes energy and energy saving the second... Read More

How to Spot Fake Circuit Breakers

Beware of Counterfeit Breakers for Data Centers In recent years, many electrical equipment manufacturers have been battling against counterfeit equipment in the courts to protect both their bottom line and those who unfortunately discover they have counterfeit circuit breakers installed. Many electrical equipment manufacturers have been exposing counterfeiters and those who sell counterfeit products. Recently, in the United States District Court in... Read More

Low Voltage Industrial Circuit Breakers

A Brief Overview of the Low Voltage Industrial circuit breaker The increasing global use of large amounts of electricity to fulfill residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructural needs has meant the furtherance of devices which ensure the continual distribution of electrical energy, as well as the safety of personnel around electrical systems. One of these devices in particular, which has shown great technological advancement since the 1980′s... Read More