Introducing the Circuit-Isolator II Disconnect Switch

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S&C is pleased to announce the new Circuit-Isolator II Disconnect . . . for use in distribution substations and anywhere an isolating disconnect is required. It is available in voltage ratings of 69 through 138 kV, and continuous current ratings of 1200, 1600, and 2000 amperes. Continue reading

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S&C Introduces Advanced New Device for Overhead Line Protection

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S&C’s new IntelliRupter® PulseCloser significantly advances the science of fault testing on overhead lines. It was designed from the ground up to accommodate advanced feeder automation functions such as IntelliTeam II® Automatic Restoration System, as well as SCADA.

IntelliRupter incorporates revolutionary new PulseClosing™ Technology. To test for faults, PulseClosing applies a very fast, low-energy pulse to the line — significantly reducing damaging fault currents and voltage sags on the faulted line as well as adjacent feeders. Continue reading

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S&C TripSaver Dropout Recloser for Overhead Distribution Systems

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TripSaver Dropout Recloser S&C introduces TripSaver™ Dropout Recloser, a unique new product for protecting overhead lateral circuits. Used in lieu of fuse cutouts, it improves system reliability by eliminating the permanent outages caused when lateral fuses respond to temporary faults. This new device makes “fuse-saving” schemes a thing of the past.

This self-powered, electronically controlled vacuum recloser, offered in system voltage class ratings of 15.5 and 27 kV, is available for installation in new or existing cutout mountings. Continue reading

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PureWave UPS System Cuts Power Disturbances to New Surgical Suite

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A large Medical Center, in Aurora, Illinois, recently completed a $19 Million state-of-the-art addition. The 96,000-square-foot surgery wing includes an expanded surgical suite with 12 new operating rooms and 40 bays/rooms for recovery, holding, and ambulatory care. It also includes a new two-room endoscopy area, administrative and support space, sterile supply room, mechanical/electrical area, and family outpatient waiting lounge with coffee bar. Continue reading

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S&C Offers 10-Year Warranty for Automation Products

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To demonstrate S&C’s commitment to customers — and confidence in the long-term performance of our electronic controls and software — S&C is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2006, a 10-year no-hassle warranty will apply to nearly all of our automation products.

S&C has implemented a number of design improvements over the past few years and has stepped-up testing and QA activity, and is confident the longer warranty is justified. In fact, S&C will retroactively provide this extraordinary warranty on their automation products manufactured since January 1, 2005.

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PureWave UPS Systems Protect Test Labs from Power Outages

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The development of a Storage Area Network (SAN) system involves long-term testing, requiring uninterrupted power for periods of up to several months. Custom solutions must be validated on a tight schedule to meet customer commitments. But such testing must be restarted if the equipment experiences a power interruption of just a few cycles . . . wasting valuable time and money. Continue reading

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