Utility supplies: Fault current limiter eliminates need to replace underrated switchgear

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Safety products: Capture™ Fault Current Limiters from Phoenix Electric Corporation protect existing switchgear and circuit breakers by allowing them to operate within their original short circuit ratings, making substations safer and the grid more reliable. Through revolutionary new, passively dynamic Faultron™ electron tube technology by Advanced Fusion Systems, Capture™ controls and regulates fault current levels. Automatically resetting in microseconds or less, Capture™ also eliminates the need for fuses, the manpower and expense of changing them, and the cost and hassle of stocking them.

Capture™ Fault Current Limiter ratings are factory-set to customer specifications. 15KV and 27 KV voltage class limiters have continuous current ratings up to 5000A and BIL ratings of 110KV for 15KV class limiters and 150KV for 27KV class limiters. An optional integrated monitoring system provides current and voltage information along with Capture’s operational status.

A leader in products to strengthen the power grid, Phoenix Electric Corporation designs, manufactures, and installs specialty switchgear; custom switchgear retrofits; cylindrically wound air-core reactors; and custom engineered controls. Phoenix Electric manufactures all its products in accordance with ANSI / IEEE / NEMA standards and inspects them under strict quality-assurance guidelines.

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