Switchgear Training Simulators

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Switchgear Simulators

  • Highly sophisticated tools that are custom-built to replicate the on-site system automation and graphics
  • Invaluable tools for training operators how to respond in a safe manner to various failure scenarios including; utility source, engine generator, and circuit breaker failures as well as other potentially damaging system events“The Russelectric simulator is a complete game-changer. Within the first five minutes of using the simulator it became clear that it must become the basis for training as well as a mandatory step in the development of Methods of Procedures for taking any action at our critical facilities. The simulator revealed a potential business – disrupting fault in our operations at a major data center before we even brought it home from Russelectric. It is our new standard.”Project Engineer, Major Telecom

    Operating Real Equipment vs. Training with a Simulator

    Since site engineers seldom get the opportunity to operate equipment under live load, training typically consists of reviewing manuals. Russelectric Switchgear Simulators let engineers practice operating virtual equipment, giving them the confidence they need to operate real equipment properly when the time comes.

    Develop/Validate Site Operating and Emergency Procedures

  • Simulators allow engineers to pretest new Method of Procedure documents, and practice responding to failures
  • By allowing personnel to run an almost limitless number of failure scenarios, Russelectric Training Simulators are also a powerful tool for developing and validating site operating and emergency procedures without interfering with the operation of the actual system
  • Facilitates Future Switchgear Upgrades by Validating Modified PLC Logic Offline
  • Whenever the switchgear is upgraded, the simulator can be used to thoroughly test the modified PLC and operator interface panel (OIP) logic before downloading it to the online PLC system, dramatically reducing live system testing time
  • Reduce wear on generators and circuit breakers
  • Conserve diesel fuel and reduce pollution by limiting engine runtime

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Non-Automatic Transfer Switches- RTS Series

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Russelectric RTS Series non-automatic transfer switches are ideal for applications in which immediate restoration of service (after loss of the normal source) is not critical, and local operations personnel are available to initiate transfer. These switches are UL-listed double-throw devices with identical withstand ratings and design characteristics to RTS Series automatic transfer switches.

Since these non-automatic switches are identical in design to Russelectric RTS Series automatic transfer switches and are of the same exceptional quality, users can be con dent that they are time- tested, reliable, and safe.

Operations personnel can initiate a source transfer locally using electrically operated push-buttons or a mechanical external manual operator, or remotely (optional).

All non-automatic switches can be easily converted to fully automatic operation with the addition of a control panel and minor wiring changes. This ensures flexibility for future expansion and system redesign.

Tested, Listed, and Labeled by UL under UL-1008

Before Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. will allow a transfer switch to be listed with a short circuit rating, it requires that the switch be able to close in on the same amount of fault current as it can withstand. All Russelectric RTS Series transfer switches have been fully tested, listed, and labeled for 30-cycle and 3-cycle closing and withstand ratings under UL-1008.

In applications where extremely high short circuit current is available, fuse protection is mandatory. When coordinated with current limiting fuses, Russelectric RTS Series transfer switches have UL-listed closing and withstand ratings of 200,000 A.

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Bypass/Isolation Switches- RTS-30 Series

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Russelectric RTS-30 Series automatic transfer switches are the most complete line of 480 VAC 30-cycle and 3-cycle UL tested switches available today.

Tested, Listed, and Labeled by UL Under UL-1008

Before Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. will allow a transfer switch to be listed with a short circuit rating, it requires that the switch be able to close in on the same amount of fault current as it can withstand. All Russelectric RTS-30 Series automatic transfer switches have been fully tested, listed, and labeled for 30-cycle and 3-cycle closing and withstand ratings under UL-1008.

Built Rugged for Long Life, Minimum Maintenance, and Trouble-Free Service

Russelectric builds all its transfer switches for years of reliable, trouble- free operation with a minimum of maintenance. In fact, many Russelectric switches have been in continuous service for over 40 years.

Contact assemblies are designed to handle the rigors of 30-cycle closing and withstand performance and offer exceptional arc- and track-resistance. Segmented contacts are, machined (not cast, forged, or stamped) from solid copper. Main contact pad material is designed to prevent overheating, and stationary contact pad material prevents welding during withstand conditions. Brush movement of main contacts cleans contact pads with every operation.

All mechanical assemblies, linkages, and connecting rods are purpose-built and precision-machined in-house. Linkages are heavy-duty anodized steel rods (machined, not stamped or riveted) with aircraft-style ball joint fittings.

Bus bar is solid copper, silver plated in accordance with UL and ANSI standards. All bus is formed, cut, and punched before being plated to guarantee the integrity of the silver plating and ensure maximum performance.

Enclosures are fabricated with code gauge steel to meet UL and other applicable standards. All enclosures feature arc-welded seams, extra bracing, and smooth, ground corners. Switches are seismic tested to International Building Code requirements for earthquake compliance.

All transfer switches are thoroughly inspected both mechanically and electrically under simulated operating conditions before shipment.

In applications where extremely high short circuit current is available, fuse protection is mandatory. When coordinated with current limiting fuses, Russelectric RTS-30 Series transfer switches have UL listed closing and withstand ratings of 200,000 amperes.

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Automatic Transfer Switches- RTS-30 Series

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Russelectric RTS-30 Series automatic transfer switches are the most complete line of 480 VAC 30-cycle and 3-cycle UL tested switches available today.

Tested, Listed, and Labeled by UL Under UL-1008

Before Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc. will allow a transfer switch to be listed with a short circuit rating, it requires that the switch be able to close in on the same amount of fault current as it can withstand. All Russelectric RTS-30 Series automatic transfer switches have been fully tested, listed, and labeled for 30-cycle and 3-cycle closing and withstand ratings under UL-1008.

In applications where extremely high short circuit current is available, fuse protection is mandatory. When coordinated with current limiting fuses, Russelectric RTS-30 Series transfer switches have UL listed closing and withstand ratings of 200,000 amperes.

High-Performance Design

Russelectric automatic transfer switches are modern, high-speed switching devices designed to transfer electrical loads from a preferred power source to an alternate power source when voltage and/or frequency varies from preset limits, and to retransfer loads when preferred source is restored.

Russelectric RTS-30 Series automatic transfer switches utilize simple electrical operators to provide high-speed quick- break, quick-make, preloaded transfers. The operators are connected to the switch mechanism by precision self- aligning, ball joints and sturdy linkage rods which prevent misalignment.

Built Rugged for Long Life, Minimum Maintenance, and Trouble-Free Service

Russelectric builds all its transfer switches for years of reliable, trouble- free operation with a minimum of maintenance. In fact, many Russelectric switches have been in continuous service for over 40 years.

Contact assemblies are designed to handle the rigors of 30-cycle closing and withstand performance and offer exceptional arc – and track-resistance. Segmented contacts are, machined (not cast, forged, or stamped) from solid copper. Main contact pad material is designed to prevent overheating, and stationary contact pad material prevents welding during withstand conditions. Brush movement of main contacts cleans contact pads with every operation.

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Equipment Enhancement Services

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Enhance Performance, Extend Life, Increase Capabilities

Upgrade existing critical power equipment to increase reliability, operational control, and ease of maintenance. It is a more cost-effective alternative to replacing equipment.

  • Improve performance and enhance capabilities
  • Bring your systems up to the latest technology
  • Extend the life of your mission critical equipment
  • Reduce maintenance and increase serviceability
  • Performed by Russelectric Field Engineers
  • All work backed by Russelectric warranty
  • A fraction of the time and cost of replacing equipmentwith minimal downtime

    Preventive Maintenance

    Start with a Russelectric audit of your critical power system.

  • Assess overall equipment condition
  • Identify areas of risk including equipment and maintenance
  • Identify opportunities for performance, safety, and / or communications upgrades
  • Recommend upgrades and options to enhance system capabilities
  • Suggest maintenance best practices
  • Detail all concerns and recommendationsATS Control Upgrades

    Replace automatic transfer switch/bypass isolation switch control systems in one day during a scheduled shutdown.

  • Improve switch operating accuracy and functionality
  • Update control, monitoring, andcommunication protocols
  • Eliminate concerns about the availability oflegacy components

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Power Control Systems

Controls for Emergency Power, Peak Shaving, Utility Paralleling, and Prime Power/Cogeneration

Russelectric custom designs and builds low- and medium-voltage power control systems to meet the stringent performance and reliability requirements of data centers, hospitals, airports, communications, energy, defense, and other mission critical facilities.

In addition to controlling emergency power, systems can be designed for a variety of sophisticated control schemes such as peak shaving, load curtailment, and utility paralleling using live-source closed- transition retransfer and system test to avoid disturbing the load. Prime power and cogeneration systems are also available. Systems include sensors to monitor volts, amps, watts, frequency, and other electrical power data as well as controls for automatic prime mover starting/ stopping, status, and alarm annunciation; synchronizing; and priority load control. Load demand for fuel management and other controls are available as options.

Controls can be furnished for any major manufacturer’s engine generator sets.

Emergency Generator Control Systems

• Upon receipt of loss of normal power source signal from automatic transfer equipment, system automatically sends command to start engine generators.

• The first generator set to reach pre-set voltage and frequency is connected to the bus by closing its circuit breaker.

• System permits first priority loads to transfer to the connected engine generator set, while delaying the transfer of lower priority loads until additional generator capacity has been connected.

• System manages random paralleling of remaining generator sets to the emergency bus through their individual synchronizers and circuit breakers.

• System signals lower priority loads to transfer to the emergency power system as generator sets are added to the bus.

• System manages the shedding of low priority loads if a generator set fails during emergency operation, thereby assuring continuous power to the high priority loads.

• Upon receipt of signal from transfer equipment that it has retransferred to the normal source, system alerts generator sets to disconnect and shut down.

• Alarm and failure system, including annunciation, automatically shuts down an engine generator if required.

• Redundant PLCs ensure uninterrupted automatic system control — even if one fails.

• System design allows manual start and synchronization of generator sets if automatic controls malfunction.

• LCD HMI touchscreen displays, system one-line, alarms, setpoints, etc.

• Optional load demand sensing determines the number of engine generators in operation based on the actual load.

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Corporate Capabilities

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For most businesses, a loss of power is merely an inconvenience. But, for some businesses, survival depends on power. For these businesses, a loss of power would be disastrous, resulting in loss of life or a loss of property, data, or income so great that it could jeopardize the business’s very survival.

These businesses go to staggering lengths to ensure 100% uptime, designing and building mission- critical facilities to protect sensitive computer and telecommunications equipment from surges, spikes, brownouts, or other power quality problems that could corrupt data or destroy sensitive electronics.

It is for mission-critical facilities such as these that Russelectric builds the highest quality, most dependable emergency and standby power control systems.

So, if your business could easily weather a loss of power, any power control system will do. But, if your business is such that a loss of power would be devastating, don’t settle for less than the best power control systems available anywhere… Russelectric, Power Control People You Can Rely On.

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RPTCS- ATS Control System

Control of all operational functions

Used exclusively on Russelectric’s RTS Series transfer and bypass/isolation switches, the RPTCS microprocessor automatic transfer control system controls all operations functions of the ATS.  Each RPTCS is programmed at the factory to control standard switch features as well as customer-specified options.

Controller design accommodates the addition of accessories.

Intuitive Graphical User Interface 

The RPTCS’s graphical control panel provides an operator with rapid access to relevant information and controls through intuitive sequences.  It also allows access to control settings and other available information.

Setup, alarm acknowledgment, and review of actual data are easily accomplished using the controller’s soft keys and color display.  The intuitive menu guides the user through controller setup and the entering of configuration data, including communications and timing set points, adjustable control parameters (interlocks, alarms, and security) and event logging.

The panel contains a 3.5″ (320x 240 pixel) backlit color LCD screen, and pushbutton keys for display and command functions.  Pushbuttons for ALARM RESET, TEST, CONTROL and INFO provide direct-acting control.  Several LED indicators show switch status.  Details are displayed on screen when the user navigates to the appropriate screen.

Located directly below the display screen, five soft keys are used to perform navigation and screen specific functions and to acknowledge pop-up windows.  Labels for these keys are context-sensitive and appear in grey boxes along the bottom of the LCD screen.

Fully Programmed at the Factory

All RPTCS Controls are fully programmed at the factory with default setpoints.

Changing Setpoints

Operators can easily review and alter these default setpoints (except for factory setpoints, which can only be modified by Russelectric personnel) within established limits through the controller graphical interface.

Configuration setpoints are categorized as follows:

  • ATS Configuration
  • CT-VT Configuration
  • Inputs
  • Outputs
  • Communications
  • RPTCS System (including Security)
  • Events
  • Event Counters

Communication

The RPTCS Control supports two communications interfaces:

  • Modbus RTY via RS485
  • Modbus TCP/IP via 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (optional)

And external communication port on the control’s faceplate allows fast, easy connection to a laptop.

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Russelectric appoints Randall Adleman as new Vice President of Commercial Operations

Russelectric® Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Randall J. Adleman as Vice President of Commercial Operations reporting to Dorian Alexandrescu, President and CEO. In this role, Randy will be responsible for commercial operations for Russelectric, as well as all selling activities including sales, marketing, application engineering, and quotations.

Experience & Leadership

Randy has always led with an impressive results-oriented, winning approach. A creative, growth-driven leader with a unique mix of sales and marketing skills, Randy combines a deep knowledge of the power quality, distribution, and controls market.

Skilled at developing and continuously improving sales and marketing organizations, he brings a proven track record of high performance, integrity, and versatility in fast-paced, complex organizations such as Emerson Electric, Invensys/Powerware, Ingersoll-Rand, and Valence Technology.

Prior to joining Russelectric, Randy was Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Active Power, in Austin, TX, a manufacturer of flywheel-based Uninterruptible Power Systems for mission critical applications.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Randy will take over for John Meuleman, who will be retiring after 41 years with Russelectric.

Russelectric appoints Dorian Alexandrescu as President and CEO

John Russell, Chairman of the Board of Russelectric® Inc., recently announced the appointment of Dorian Alexandrescu as the company’s new President and CEO.

Experience

Mr. Alexandrescu has over 20 years of extensive management experience across industry segments. These range from electrical equipment, energy management, and clean energy to automotive to industrial automation, packaging, and consumer goods.  Most recently, he served as President and CEO of RESA Power Solutions, a market leader in life extension products and services for electric power transmission, distribution, and circuit protection equipment.  Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Eaton Corporation/Power Distribution Operations’ Latin America and Caribbean Division.

Alexandrescu has an International Baccalaureate in Electromechanical Engineering, the equivalent of an MS in Theoretical Physics and Technology Applications from the University of Bucharest, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck Business School.

He takes over for George Whittaker, who is retiring after 48 years of service.  Whittaker succeeded Raymond G. Russell, Russelectric’s founder and owner.

Chairman John Russell commented, “We want to thank George for his wise stewardship.  We also want to welcome Dorian, who is committed to running and growing the company in the spirit my father — independently-owned, innovative, and uncompromising on quality.”

 

Founded in 1955, Russelectric Inc. designs and manufactures integrated emergency and standby power control systems for mission critical facilities.  Manufactured at facilities in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the company’s sophisticated power control systems, transfer switches, and bypass/isolation switches are widely used in advanced data centers, banks, hospitals, and other vital installations.