12 Jan

Medium-Voltage Circuit Breakers & Protective Relays

Most medium-voltage circuit breakers have a protective relay to monitor the electrical system. Protective relays are used in conjunction with medium voltage circuit breakers to:

  • Sense abnormalities
  • Isolate the problem with minimal disturbance to the system
  • Minimize the damage to the faulted equipment.

Protective relays should be acceptance tested prior to being placed in service. Thereafter, they should be tested periodically to ensure reliable performance.  In normal industrial applications, relays should be tested at least every 2 years. In critical systems, testing should be conducted at least annually.

Contact Reuter Hanney, the electrical power specialists, today at bids@reuterhanney.com for a review of your company’s electrical equipment needs and to learn more about safety, and safety maintenance procedures.