What is Metal Clad Switchgear?
Like any switchgear, metal clad switchgear protects and distributes power. Most commonly used in medium voltage systems (1kV-75kV), metal clad switchgear, not to be confused with metal enclosed switchgear, uses air circuit breakers and relays for power distribution and circuit protection. On the other hand, metal enclosed switchgear, which also qualifies as MV switchgear, uses fuses and switches.
Metal clad switchgear is used across a variety of switchgear applications, including commercial and industrial, and can be used both indoors and outdoors with the proper enclosures.
The Advantages of Arc Resistant Switchgear
Most metal clad switchgear can be described as arc resistant, meaning that they are especially designed to handle arcing faults inside the switchgear. Arcing faults can be problematic, causing an increase in pressure and overheating which can damage switchgear components, conductors, and circuits. They can also be dangerous for those carrying out maintenance. Arc resistant metal clad switchgear is built to withstand the stresses and potential dangers that come with arcing faults by safely redirecting arc energy.
Looking for Metal Clad Switchgear? Look No Further.
Nothing is more important than your safety, and the safety of those who rely on your electrical system. That’s why Bay Power carries only the best of the best in arc resistant metal clad switchgear. With our extensive inventory of quality switchgear from a number of industry-leading manufacturers like Schneider Electric, Cutler Hammer, Federal Pacific, and Square D, we’re sure you’ll find what you need, and more.
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