Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, recently announced CBGS-0, a gas-insulated switchgear with solid dielectric busbar for applications up to 38 kilovolts, 2,000 A and 31.5kA. Schneider Electric’s CBGS-0 is the latest addition to its portfolio of medium voltage switchgear solutions.
CBGS-0 has been designed to meet the needs of indoor substations, which serve a vital purpose in the broader trend of urbanization and the growth of industry. This switchgear is meant for heavy industries: water and wastewater facilities, mining, chemical, petrochemical, utilities, wind farms, data centers and traction substations.
A New Type of Design
With operator safety in mind, Schneider Electric’s CBGS-0 is designed to empower customers to improve operator safety, using a new standard in safety and innovation through a unique design concept. CBGS-0 includes a grounded and shielded solid insulated bus system, installed in the top rear part of the switchgear, outside the SF6 compartment – this means no gas handling is required during installation, expansions or section replacement. Shielded Solid insulation and sealed-for-life gas tank protect the medium voltage components from aggressive atmospheres, dirt, dust and vermin. The materials used also inhibit oxidation in the busbar and circuit breaker compartments and provide for a stable gas system.
CBGS-0 is also designed to reduce maintenance and downtime and maximize floor space. The compact and modular switchgear offers both flexibility and a long, low-maintenance service life. The design of the modern switchgear equipment is significantly smaller than legacy models – reducing floor space by up to 60%.
Additionally, Schneider Electric’s equipment is maintenance-free for 10 years, or 10,000 cycles.
“With CBGS-0 customers are getting equipment that can handle 27-38kV applications, and is incredibly easy to install, access and maintain,” said Emily Heitman, Vice President of Energy, Canada & US, Schneider Electric.
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