Utility safety: Remote racking, switching solutions for low-, medium-voltage switchgear

Utility equipment: CBS ArcSafe introduces RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers.

Apr 23rd, 2015
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Safety products: CBS ArcSafe®, a manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, introduces the CBS ArcSafe® RRS-3 VCP remote racking solution for VCP-style circuit breakers manufactured by Westinghouse. The RRS-3 VCP is compatible with all VCP-style circuit breakers with current ratings of 1200A-3000A and voltage ratings of 5kV-15kV (includes 50VCP, 75VCP, and 150VCP). This racking solution allows technicians to remotely rack IN or OUT the VCP-style medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker from a safe distance while remaining stationed outside of the arc-flash boundary.

Installation and operation of the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 VCP is quick and simple and does not require any modifications to the existing equipment. VCP-style circuit breakers typically may be found in industrial plants, utility and co-generation facilities, and commercial and residential buildings. By automating the racking procedure, the CBS ArcSafe RRS-3 VCP reduces operator fatigue and increases operator safety.

When accompanied by a CBS ArcSafe remote switch operator (RSO) control unit, the RRS-3 VCP reduces the need for arc-flash suits and eliminates all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation from up to 300 feet away. The system is lightweight and portable for hard-to-access areas.

All CBS ArcSafe products are manufactured in the U.S. at our manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas.

For more information about CBS ArcSafe or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

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