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UL Tested, Listed, and Labeled Medium-Voltage Automatic Transfer Switches

Russelectric was the industry leader in obtaining UL listing for its medium- voltage transfer switchgear. All Russelectric RTS Series circuit breaker automatic transfer switches have been fully UL tested, listed, and labeled under UL 1008 A. In addition, all Russelectric medium-voltage transfer switchgear (operating above 600 volts and below 15 kV) is listed per UL category “Circuit Breakers and Metal-Clad Switchgear – Over 600 Volts (DLAH)”. It is also designed, manufactured, and tested to meet or exceed stringent IEEE, NEMA, and ANSI standards.

Russelectric RTS Series medium- voltage ATSs are rugged, high-speed switching devices designed to transfer electrical loads from a normal power source to an emergency power source upon reduction or loss of voltage and to retransfer loads when normal power is restored.

Supervised by the advanced RPTCS microprocessor control, Russelectric Medium-Voltage Circuit Breaker Automatic Transfer Switches direct the flow of electric power through the carefully timed opening/closing of circuit breakers.

Designed, for Maximum Safety and Operating Simplicity

Switches are designed to provide maximum protection for operators and maintenance personnel and to minimize the danger of operator error. Drawout modules, metal-clad construction, segregation of controls from power elements, and separately accessible grounded compartments are all part of Russelectric’s design safety philosophy.

All switches are designed for unattended automatic operation, but include controls for manual operation. Designs provide accessibility for maintenance, trouble- shooting, and component replacement.

All switches are factory tested for functionality prior to shipment. Interconnect wiring diagrams enable proper interfacing of switches with the prime mover and other equipment.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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