Remote switching equipment arrived on-site within 13 hours to get a distributor warehouse back online the next day.
Power outages are never a good thing, but when it’s mid-July in California an outage that impacts air conditioning will stop you in your tracks. On the morning of July 17, a large online distributor’s warehouse experienced a tripped feeder breaker that left half of its roof-top HVAC equipment offline. Operations came to a halt.
The main breaker had to be re-closed to reenergize the facility, but the operation could not be done manually due to the high-incident energy rating of the equipment. To safely return to service while minimizing downtime, the facility manager turned to CBS ArcSafe.
ArcSafe received the call at 11a.m. on Sunday, July 17, and within minutes had a team on the way to work on a remote switching solution. The facility would need a full charge/close/trip system to restore service. ArcSafe employees Cody Lewis and Ben Walterscheid dove into building and testing an RSA-120E remote switch actuator and an RSO-IIID remote switch operator and then packaged them for transport.
By 2:30 p.m. that afternoon, ArcSafe’s Christian Hackney was preparing to fly to California with the equipment. After overcoming a few flight delays, Christian was able to deliver the devices to the facility at 1:30 a.m.
The RSA-120E was installed on the switchgear to remotely operate the circuit breaker from a safe distance. Because the device is held in place by strong magnets, no equipment modifications were required. To operate the RSA, the system relied on the RSO-IIID, a rechargeable 24 V DC power supply us. With the help of ArcSafe’s Kyle Fincher, who provided technical support and information on gear operations to the team working on-site, the facility was back online by the next morning.
If you have equipment with high-incident energy ratings, remote racking and switching solutions are the safest way to maintain and repair your systems. To learn more about our solutions, contact CBS ArcSafe today!