Session 16: Best Practices for Modernizing Old Switchgear and Breakers
Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
There are many reasons for modernizing your facility’s switchgear and breakers:  older equipment can fail unexpectedly and cause outages, newer technologies can bring increased efficiency and also improved safety (less likely for an arc flash incident). Replacement of an entire electrical system is often prohibitively time-consuming, which is where replacement of individual equipment meets the need. This session will examine best practices for the modernization of switchgear and breakers, including dealing with obsolete equipment, mismatched equipment, and modification of equipment.