Safety equipment: The CBS ArcSafe® PD Alert partial discharge sensor option for the company’s Remote Racking System (RRS) line provides an additional layer of safety for technicians tasked with racking or removing circuit breakers and motor control centers. In the event of a breakdown in line-to-line or line-to-ground insulation, the PD Alert radio frequency (RF) non-contact sensor issues a visual strobe alarm or a digital alarm via email or SMS text message. Advanced signal processing and field-configurable setup allow the operator to set do-not-exceed thresholds for partial discharge values, or to issue an alert if partial discharge values indicate a condition that could be dangerous to technicians.
The PD Alert can be used with any of CBS ArcSafe’s remote racking systems, including the RRS-1 for rotary, jackscrew-type breakers; the lightweight RRS-1LT made from aluminum extrusion; the programmable dual-mode RRS-4; and the RRS-2 for remotely racking extractor-type circuit breakers or motor controls, respectively. PD Alert also can be used as a stand-alone partial discharge sensor for monitoring critical electrical distribution equipment.
About CBS ArcSafe®
CBS ArcSafe offers the electrical industry’s largest inventory of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear that do not require modification to existing equipment for operation. All our equipment is manufactured in the U.S. at our Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. CBS ArcSafe offers 24/7/365 emergency support and is happy to develop custom remote racking and switching solutions for customers.