• https://0e6c0198a8005da94e3f-dd02ea46495c57511aab8e4b7d0f0d6a.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/ansi%20swgr%20solution%20with%20bullets.pngDesign and TestingCircuit BreakersBreaker RackingSwitchgear RatingsFeatures and Options<div class="ExternalClass2C2D55F3A82F45C2BAF6DA79BAA9F84E"><div>Powell ANSI medium voltage metal-clad switchgear is available with a wider range of ratings and designs than any other North American manufacturer. These choices allow you to select the design that best suits your specific application.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac</strong></a><sup>®</sup> switchgear for heavy industrial applications and <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowerVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>Power/Vac</strong></a><sup>®</sup> switchgear for light industrial and commercial applications are offered as standard construction with the full range of ANSI published ratings. Available in both a one-high and two-design and in standard and arc-resistant construction.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-AR-Arc-Resistant-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac-AR</strong></a><sup>®</sup> arc-resistant switchgear is available for applications from 5kV to 38kV and can be provided as Type 1, Type 2 or Type 2B construction as defined by ANSI standards. The 5kV narrow design <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-AR-Arc-Resistant-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac-NDAR</strong></a><sup>®</sup> is also an arc-resistant solution.</div> <div> </div> <div>Certified test reports for all tests are available. Powell switchgear is the most tested in the industry.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass414D493CD7164EDE8CA8E6599E881743"><div>Powell manufactured <strong><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Circuit-Breakers.aspx">circuit breakers</a></strong> for ANSI switchgear are rated as 3-cycle breakers (3 cycles or 50 msec or less from trip initiation until arc extinguish). As an option a 5-cycle rating is available. <br /><br />The control circuit connection is made through a front-connected umbilical which provides several advantages not available with the approach used by competitors. With the front connected umbilical you get assurance of a positive connection of the secondary circuit and you can connect the circuit breaker to the secondary circuit while the breaker is completely withdrawn from the switchgear and test the actual circuitry operation without the need for control extensions or exposure to potentially energized parts. <br /><br />The control umbilical is mechanically interlocked and will discharge the main spring if removed. Removal is not possible if the breaker is in the connected position. <br /><br />All Powell medium voltage circuit breakers have a UL and C-UL Label as a standard. <br /><br />A complete range of <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Replacement-5kV-38kV.aspx"><strong>Replacement Circuit Breakers</strong></a> is available. These utilize vacuum interrupters and are designed to fit into existing obsolete switchgear from a variety of manufacturers.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass8DD249AE4AE64015B095D87C3114051A"><div>Three racking options are available. The racking mechanism itself is part of the circuit breaker assembly which allows preventative or regular maintenance to be performed with the circuit breaker de-energized and completely removed rather than work inside the cell assembly in cramped spaces or in PPE clothing.<br /><br />Standard racking is used on standard construction equipment only and utilizes a manual hand crank and is performed with the cubicle door open.<br /><br />Closed-door racking is optionally available which allows for the manual racking of the circuit breaker with the cubicle door closed.<br /><br /><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/OnBoard-Racking.aspx"><strong>OnBoard Racking</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> is optionally available which allows racking of the circuit breaker through a remote control panel or through other Powell Automation system control screens.<br /><br />Portable <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Remote-Racking.aspx"><strong>remote racking</strong></a> devices are available for all models and constructions.</div> <div> </div> <div>For safety of operators Powell strongly recommends the use of proper PPE whenever working on, in or around metal-clad switchgear.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass4FAD6ABBB9154F1294FC630548712698"><div>Powell ANSI metal-clad switchgear is available in a full range of ratings.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-Switchgear.aspx">PowlVac-ND</a></strong><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> and <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-AR-Arc-Resistant-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac-NDAR</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> is the 5kV rated 26&quot; wide narrow design solution for those projects where footprint is a critical factor. Available in both a one-high and two-high design and in standard and arc-resistant construction. Circuit breakers are rated for continuous current at 1200A or 2000A with interrupting ratings of 36kA and 50kA.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> and <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowerVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">Power/Vac</font></strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> metal-clad switchgear is rated for applications from 5kV to 38kV  and 5kV to 15kV respectively, and is available in one-high and two-high configurations. Continuous current ratings of 1200A, 2000A and 3000A for all voltage applications are available, additionally a 4000A roll-out design and a 5000A fixed-mounted circuit breaker can be used for higher current applications at 15kV with the <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PowlVac</font></strong></a> design. Interrupting ratings include 25kA, 36kA, 50kA and 63kA at 5kV and 15kV, 25kA and 40kA at 27kV and 40kA at 38kV. <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowerVac-Switchgear.aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">Power/Vac</font></strong></a> also offers an OEM program.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-AR-Arc-Resistant-Switchgear.aspx"><strong>PowlVac-AR</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> arc-resistant metal-clad switchgear comes in three configurations as defined by ANSI. Type 1 for front only protection, Type 2 adds rear and side protection and Type 2B adds low voltage instrument compartment protection.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass6E6005B82319439990FE758251F7CDAD"><div>Powell circuit breakers utilize a front connected control umbilical which provides greater flexibility and safety in testing circuit breakers while disconnected from the primary but still connected to the control circuitry.</div> <div> </div> <div>Cubicle coding plates allow for any higher-rated circuit breaker to be inserted into any lower-rated cell. This minimizes the need for spare circuit breakers and keeps downtime to a minimum.</div> <div> </div> <div>The closing handle on Powell arc-resistant switchgear doors actuates the arc-resistant feature and prevents operator error from keeping the arc-resistant feature from being correctly engaged.</div> <div> </div> <div>Through the use of <strong><span><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/BriteSpot-Thermal-Monitoring.aspx">BriteSpot</a></span></strong><sup><font size="1">® </font></sup>and <strong><span><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Sentry.aspx">Sentry</a></span></strong><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup>, operators can easily monitor and track the thermal situation in all parts of the switchgear on a continuous basis providing 24/7 information so that preventive rather than reactive maintenance can be applied.</div> <div> </div> <div>Enhanced safety can be achieved because the racking mechanism is an integral part of the Powell breaker. Powell can offer <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/OnBoard-Racking.aspx"><strong>OnBoard Racking</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> so the user can monitor breaker status; close, open and trip the circuit breaker remotely; and move the breaker between connected, disconnect and test positions.</div></div>16,1716,5716,9716,13716,177https://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/ANSI-Metal-Clad-Switchgear.aspx, Default Family Page Linkhttp://www.scocam.com, http://www.scocam.comhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/PowlVac-Switchgear.aspx, Default Product Page Link
    Design and Testing
    Powell ANSI medium voltage metal-clad switchgear is available with a wider range of ratings and designs than any other North American manufacturer. These choices allow you to select the design that best suits your specific application.
     
    PowlVac® switchgear for heavy industrial applications and Power/Vac® switchgear for light industrial and commercial applications are offered as standard construction with the full range of ANSI published ratings. Available in both a one-high and two-design and in standard and arc-resistant construction.
     
    PowlVac-AR® arc-resistant switchgear is available for applications from 5kV to 38kV and can be provided as Type 1, Type 2 or Type 2B construction as defined by ANSI standards. The 5kV narrow design PowlVac-NDAR® is also an arc-resistant solution.
     
    Certified test reports for all tests are available. Powell switchgear is the most tested in the industry.
    Circuit Breakers
    Powell manufactured circuit breakers for ANSI switchgear are rated as 3-cycle breakers (3 cycles or 50 msec or less from trip initiation until arc extinguish). As an option a 5-cycle rating is available.

    The control circuit connection is made through a front-connected umbilical which provides several advantages not available with the approach used by competitors. With the front connected umbilical you get assurance of a positive connection of the secondary circuit and you can connect the circuit breaker to the secondary circuit while the breaker is completely withdrawn from the switchgear and test the actual circuitry operation without the need for control extensions or exposure to potentially energized parts.

    The control umbilical is mechanically interlocked and will discharge the main spring if removed. Removal is not possible if the breaker is in the connected position.

    All Powell medium voltage circuit breakers have a UL and C-UL Label as a standard.

    A complete range of Replacement Circuit Breakers is available. These utilize vacuum interrupters and are designed to fit into existing obsolete switchgear from a variety of manufacturers.
    Breaker Racking
    Three racking options are available. The racking mechanism itself is part of the circuit breaker assembly which allows preventative or regular maintenance to be performed with the circuit breaker de-energized and completely removed rather than work inside the cell assembly in cramped spaces or in PPE clothing.

    Standard racking is used on standard construction equipment only and utilizes a manual hand crank and is performed with the cubicle door open.

    Closed-door racking is optionally available which allows for the manual racking of the circuit breaker with the cubicle door closed.

    OnBoard Racking® is optionally available which allows racking of the circuit breaker through a remote control panel or through other Powell Automation system control screens.

    Portable remote racking devices are available for all models and constructions.
     
    For safety of operators Powell strongly recommends the use of proper PPE whenever working on, in or around metal-clad switchgear.
    Switchgear Ratings
    Powell ANSI metal-clad switchgear is available in a full range of ratings.
     
    PowlVac-ND® and PowlVac-NDAR® is the 5kV rated 26" wide narrow design solution for those projects where footprint is a critical factor. Available in both a one-high and two-high design and in standard and arc-resistant construction. Circuit breakers are rated for continuous current at 1200A or 2000A with interrupting ratings of 36kA and 50kA.
     
    PowlVac® and Power/Vac® metal-clad switchgear is rated for applications from 5kV to 38kV  and 5kV to 15kV respectively, and is available in one-high and two-high configurations. Continuous current ratings of 1200A, 2000A and 3000A for all voltage applications are available, additionally a 4000A roll-out design and a 5000A fixed-mounted circuit breaker can be used for higher current applications at 15kV with the PowlVac design. Interrupting ratings include 25kA, 36kA, 50kA and 63kA at 5kV and 15kV, 25kA and 40kA at 27kV and 40kA at 38kV. Power/Vac also offers an OEM program.
     
    PowlVac-AR® arc-resistant metal-clad switchgear comes in three configurations as defined by ANSI. Type 1 for front only protection, Type 2 adds rear and side protection and Type 2B adds low voltage instrument compartment protection.
    Features and Options
    Powell circuit breakers utilize a front connected control umbilical which provides greater flexibility and safety in testing circuit breakers while disconnected from the primary but still connected to the control circuitry.
     
    Cubicle coding plates allow for any higher-rated circuit breaker to be inserted into any lower-rated cell. This minimizes the need for spare circuit breakers and keeps downtime to a minimum.
     
    The closing handle on Powell arc-resistant switchgear doors actuates the arc-resistant feature and prevents operator error from keeping the arc-resistant feature from being correctly engaged.
     
    Through the use of BriteSpot® and Sentry®, operators can easily monitor and track the thermal situation in all parts of the switchgear on a continuous basis providing 24/7 information so that preventive rather than reactive maintenance can be applied.
     
    Enhanced safety can be achieved because the racking mechanism is an integral part of the Powell breaker. Powell can offer OnBoard Racking® so the user can monitor breaker status; close, open and trip the circuit breaker remotely; and move the breaker between connected, disconnect and test positions.
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  • https://0e6c0198a8005da94e3f-dd02ea46495c57511aab8e4b7d0f0d6a.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/iec%20swgr%20solution%20with%20bullets.pngConstructionStandardsRatingsInternal ArcCircuit Breakers<div class="ExternalClass55B5B39206C148E6A874D74C7AC5CC06"><p>​<a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Medium-Voltage-Type-298.aspx"><font color="#0072bc"><strong>PowlVac</strong><sup><strong>100</strong></sup><sub><strong>TM</strong></sub></font></a> Type 298 MV controlgear is a modular construction of metal enclosures incorporating various arrangements of incomer, feeder, bus tie and motor starter cubicles. The incomer and bus tie cubicles are fitted with a circuit breaker and the feeder cubicles are fitted with either a circuit breaker or a vacuum contactor.</p> <div>The cubicles that make up the switchboard are connected together via a hard drawn high conductivity copper bus bar system. Copper risers are used to connect the equipment within circuit breaker, vacuum contactor or voltage transformer compartments to the bus bar system.</div> <div> </div> <div>Each vacuum circuit breaker cubicle contains a withdrawable circuit breaker, a low voltage compartment for protection, instrumentation and control circuits, a bus bar chamber that allows bus bars to run into each cubicle via riser bus, a cable chamber for incoming or outgoing connections, and voltage transformer when required.</div></div><div class="ExternalClass59C8D279A3C8437494580D2C944D10A3"><p>​<a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Medium-Voltage-Type-298.aspx"><font color="#0072bc"><strong>PowlVac</strong><sup><strong>100</strong></sup><sub><strong>TM</strong></sub></font></a>Type 298 MV controlgear is designed to meet and is tested to these standards:</p> <p>IEC 60470 - High Voltage Alternating Current Contactors and Contactor-Based Motor Starters</p> <p>IEC 60529 - Ingress Protection Rating IP 4X, IP 41, IP 42, IP 3X and IP 2X</p> <p>IEC 62271 - Standards for MV-Switchgear</p> <p>IEC 62271-1 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Common Specifications</p> <p>IEC 62271-100 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Alternating Current Circuit Breakers</p> <p>IEC 62271-102 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Alternating Current Disconnectors and Earthing Switches</p> <p>IEC 62271-200 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear AC Metal-Enclosed Switchgear and Controlgear</p></div><div class="ExternalClass319A723117064FD6916BAFE7F41DCBFB"><p class="ExternalClass2FDA9E1D90224DBB8402C697BAB24E84">​<a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Medium-Voltage-Type-298.aspx"><strong>PowlVac</strong><sup><strong>100</strong></sup><sub><strong>TM</strong></sub></a> Type 298 MV controlgear is available in 700mm cubicle widths for 40kA and 50kA interrupting capacity.</p> <p class="ExternalClass2FDA9E1D90224DBB8402C697BAB24E84">For higher interrupting ratings a 1000mm cubicle width is available rated at 50kA or 63kA. The main bus rated is rated to 4000A below.</p> <p class="ExternalClass2FDA9E1D90224DBB8402C697BAB24E84">All PowlVac<sup>100</sup> controlgear is rated for 50/60Hz and voltage ratings of 3.6kV, 7.2kV, 12kV or 13.8kV.</p> <p class="ExternalClass2FDA9E1D90224DBB8402C697BAB24E84">PowlVac<sup>100</sup> circuit breakers are available with these ratings:</p> <div class="ExternalClass2FDA9E1D90224DBB8402C697BAB24E84"><ul><li>40kA - 1600A</li> <li>50kA - 2000A</li> <li>50kA - 3150A</li> <li>50kA - 4000A</li> <li>63kA - 3150A</li> <li>63kA - 4000A</li></ul></div> <p>In addition to PowlVac<sup>100</sup> we can provide ABB vacuum Circuit Breakers with fault rating from 16kA up to 50kA.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass19E62D1676D740088BAD1C0F7DD743EB"><p>​The internal arc classification for <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Medium-Voltage-Type-298.aspx"><font color="#0072bc"><strong>PowlVac</strong><sup><strong>100</strong></sup><sub><strong>TM</strong></sub></font></a> Type 298 controlgear has been tested in accordance with IEC 62271-200 Annex A (Internal Fault - Method for Testing the Metal-Enclosed Switchgear and Controlgear Under Conditions of Arcing Due to an Internal Fault).</p> <p>The Internal Arc Classification (IAC) makes allowances for internal overpressure acting on covers, doors, inspection windows, ventilation openings and other similar elements. It also takes into consideration the thermal effects of the arc or its roots on the enclosure and of the ejected hot gases and glowing particles, but not damage to internal partition and shutters not being accessible in normal operating conditions.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass0B43F3F71CE34FD6B3BC70C84823A440"><p><a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Medium-Voltage-Type-298.aspx"><font color="#0072bc"><strong>PowlVac</strong><sup><strong>100</strong></sup><sub><strong>TM</strong></sub></font></a> vacuum circuit breakers are an automatically operated electrical switch incorporating the use of vacuum interrupters. They are designed to be incorporated into PowlVac<sup>100 </sup>Type 298 MV Switchgear.</p> <p>These circuit breakers are designed for normal service between -20 °C and +40 °C and at altitudes 1000 meters or less. For applications outside of these ratings de-rating may be required and Powell UK will assist with proper application.</p> <p><span>Circuit breakers are rated 40kA-1600A. 50kA-2000A, 50kA-3150A and 63kA-4000A. For a 4000A continuous current rating, forced air cooling is required.</span></p></div>17,1717,5717,9717,13717,177https://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/IEC-SwitchgearControlgear.aspx, Default Family Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Low-Voltage-Type-439.aspx, Default Product Page Link
    Construction

    PowlVac100TM Type 298 MV controlgear is a modular construction of metal enclosures incorporating various arrangements of incomer, feeder, bus tie and motor starter cubicles. The incomer and bus tie cubicles are fitted with a circuit breaker and the feeder cubicles are fitted with either a circuit breaker or a vacuum contactor.

    The cubicles that make up the switchboard are connected together via a hard drawn high conductivity copper bus bar system. Copper risers are used to connect the equipment within circuit breaker, vacuum contactor or voltage transformer compartments to the bus bar system.
     
    Each vacuum circuit breaker cubicle contains a withdrawable circuit breaker, a low voltage compartment for protection, instrumentation and control circuits, a bus bar chamber that allows bus bars to run into each cubicle via riser bus, a cable chamber for incoming or outgoing connections, and voltage transformer when required.
    Standards

    PowlVac100TMType 298 MV controlgear is designed to meet and is tested to these standards:

    IEC 60470 - High Voltage Alternating Current Contactors and Contactor-Based Motor Starters

    IEC 60529 - Ingress Protection Rating IP 4X, IP 41, IP 42, IP 3X and IP 2X

    IEC 62271 - Standards for MV-Switchgear

    IEC 62271-1 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Common Specifications

    IEC 62271-100 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Alternating Current Circuit Breakers

    IEC 62271-102 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear Alternating Current Disconnectors and Earthing Switches

    IEC 62271-200 - High Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear AC Metal-Enclosed Switchgear and Controlgear

    Ratings

    PowlVac100TM Type 298 MV controlgear is available in 700mm cubicle widths for 40kA and 50kA interrupting capacity.

    For higher interrupting ratings a 1000mm cubicle width is available rated at 50kA or 63kA. The main bus rated is rated to 4000A below.

    All PowlVac100 controlgear is rated for 50/60Hz and voltage ratings of 3.6kV, 7.2kV, 12kV or 13.8kV.

    PowlVac100 circuit breakers are available with these ratings:

    • 40kA - 1600A
    • 50kA - 2000A
    • 50kA - 3150A
    • 50kA - 4000A
    • 63kA - 3150A
    • 63kA - 4000A

    In addition to PowlVac100 we can provide ABB vacuum Circuit Breakers with fault rating from 16kA up to 50kA.

    Internal Arc

    ​The internal arc classification for PowlVac100TM Type 298 controlgear has been tested in accordance with IEC 62271-200 Annex A (Internal Fault - Method for Testing the Metal-Enclosed Switchgear and Controlgear Under Conditions of Arcing Due to an Internal Fault).

    The Internal Arc Classification (IAC) makes allowances for internal overpressure acting on covers, doors, inspection windows, ventilation openings and other similar elements. It also takes into consideration the thermal effects of the arc or its roots on the enclosure and of the ejected hot gases and glowing particles, but not damage to internal partition and shutters not being accessible in normal operating conditions.

    Circuit Breakers

    PowlVac100TM vacuum circuit breakers are an automatically operated electrical switch incorporating the use of vacuum interrupters. They are designed to be incorporated into PowlVac100 Type 298 MV Switchgear.

    These circuit breakers are designed for normal service between -20 °C and +40 °C and at altitudes 1000 meters or less. For applications outside of these ratings de-rating may be required and Powell UK will assist with proper application.

    Circuit breakers are rated 40kA-1600A. 50kA-2000A, 50kA-3150A and 63kA-4000A. For a 4000A continuous current rating, forced air cooling is required.

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  • https://0e6c0198a8005da94e3f-dd02ea46495c57511aab8e4b7d0f0d6a.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/pcr_solutions.pngPCR vs Jobsite BuiltOne Stop ShopWall / Roof SystemEnvironmentalCodes / Standards<div class="ExternalClassF459C564EE564F9EAFAE40B64484FFFC"><div><div class="ExternalClassB5E0381552284A718C179670ECA4C5E4"><div>With a <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong>PCR</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup>, Powell is responsible for the complete engineering and design while with Jobsite Built the customer must design the electrical system and the structural design and then package the two.<br /><br />With a <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a>, Powell is responsible for meeting all applicable codes standards including local/state codes, ANSI standards, OSHA. With Jobsite Built the customer must research and apply these standards.</div> <div>  </div> <div>A Powell <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> is tested prior to shipment by inspection personnel that are completely familiar with the project and the construction techniques. With a jobsite built structure, the completed assembly must be tested by personnel that are unfamiliar with the interconnected equipment and systems. This makes troubleshooting in the event of a problem more complicated.</div> <div> </div> <div>A Powell <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> is portable and may be relocated at minimal cost. A Jobsite Built structure is permanent and cannot be moved.</div> <div> </div> <div>Powell construction is customized to the region. There are Power Control Rooms in every state and more than 70 countries. Canada has a specific design <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/PCR-R.aspx"><strong>PCR-R</strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> that is perfect for the Canadian market. Jobsite Built structures must be designed from the ground up each time.</div></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassA7CF3CB17C974904BD29C584800526DA"><div>The Power Control Room (<a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup>) concept originated with Powell in the early 1960's. In one facility we custom engineer and manufacture your complete project. From beginning to end our team of Project Managers and Engineers work to produce a tested and ready-to-go solution for your project. Integration expertise is at the heart of our business model as we take on all the management of the project so that you can focus on the bigger project tasks.<br /><br />Our <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Project-Management.aspx"><strong>Project Management</strong></a> Team provides you with one point of contact to manage every aspect of your job from commercial to technical to scheduling to logistics we can handle things for you. It is simply what we do and the value of letting our expertise work to make your project a better one cannot be underestimated.<br /><br />Consider carefully your other choice, to have a manufacturer with product sourced from many locations and a third-party integrator. The complexities involved make that a dangerous choice. There is danger of unresolved integration issues, there is danger of unpredictable schedule delays and there is danger of miscommunication.<br /><br />Do not take the risk. Let Powell and our experience give you piece of mind as we deliver a completed and fully functional Power Control Room <strong>of any size, to any place, and at any time</strong>. </div></div><div class="ExternalClass0224FCFF33BF4EFD8E9114D3CA9E355F"><div><div><div>A Powell <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> is constructed with a structural steel base providing a live floor load of 250 lbs./square foot. Projects requiring greater load capacity can be accommodated. Structural calculations for all structural members are certified by a professional engineer and performed on your specific geometry.</div> <div><br />The wall system consists of an interlocking exterior panel and interior wall liner. The combination of exterior and interior liners provides the required mechanical strength and a standard wind load of 125mph. Higher wind loads can be accommodated. As a standard, wall panels are fabricated using galvanized steel, but for specific applications can utilize aluminum or stainless steel. Wall height is dictated by the project requirements and shipping restrictions.</div> <div><br />The roof system design is similar to the wall design and may be sloped or peaked in design. While consideration is given to jobsite conditions, the minimum snow load is 40 lbs./square foot. The ceiling is used to support installation of conduit and lighting systems.</div> <div><br />Walls and roof may be insulated for normal, cold or very hot conditions. Additionally special construction can be included such as two-story, shipping splits and floor systems. </div></div></div></div><div class="ExternalClass9F57BF8C8DCF45D3ACDABC5AD2BB99D9"><div><div>The environmental design of your <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> is completely custom-engineered. A variety of heating methods are available including electric wall-type, space heaters, or combination heating/cooling units. Thermostats are a standard.</div> <div> </div> <div>Wall mounted cooling units are standard. Air conditioning is sized based upon a variety of factors, including: installed environment; heat gain from mounted equipment; insulation level of floor, wall and roof; as well as the desired operating temperature. For larger <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> projects the HVAC system may be roof mounted, pad mounted, include built-in redundancy, or use separate condenser and air handling units.</div> <div> </div> <div>A <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> can be constructed for operation in Class I, Group D, Division 2 areas using positive air pressure system.</div> <div> </div> <div>For highly contaminated areas the <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> can be designed to include filtering systems to remove air contaminants that may be harmful to equipment installed within the <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> enclosure such as SO<sub>2</sub> and H<sub>2</sub>S.</div></div></div><div class="ExternalClassF536D2810CE84DC999A066F283FCF857"><div><div>The Powell <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a><sup><font size="1">®</font></sup> will comply with National Electric Code requirements for equipment installation and clearances as well as OSHA requirements for safety including proper operating lighting levels, emergency lighting and panic door hardware. Additional safety features may be incorporated for compliance with identified state and local codes. The Powell <a href="/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx"><strong><font color="#0072bc">PCR</font></strong></a> is constructed in accordance with The National Electric Code and ANSI/IEEE C37.20.2 Section 5.2 for electrical equipment enclosures.</div></div></div>16,1716,5716,9716,13716,177https://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Integrated-Packaged-Solutions.aspx, Default Family Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Integrated-Packaged-Solutions.aspx, Hotspot 2 Family Pagehttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Integrated-Packaged-Solutions.aspx, Hotspot 3 Family Pagehttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Integrated-Packaged-Solutions.aspx, Hotspot 4 Family Pagehttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Integrated-Packaged-Solutions.aspx, Hotspot 5 Family Pagehttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx, Default Product Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx, HotSpot 2 Product Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx, HotSpot 3 Product Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx, HotSpot 4 Product Page Linkhttps://www.powellind.com/ProductsServices/Pages/Power-Control-Rooms-(PCR).aspx, HotSpot 5 Product Page Link
  • https://0e6c0198a8005da94e3f-dd02ea46495c57511aab8e4b7d0f0d6a.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/custom_engineered_module_solutions.pngOur Business Is ValueBenefitsWater Front FacilityCustom EngineeringProject Management<div class="ExternalClassB0AFE622655B49C9AEAFB73279B6846A"><p>Powell is in the business of serving the offshore industry by providing maximum value to our customers through complete turn-key project coordination. We expect this to be part of our responsibility as a single source supplier with the capability of engineering design and interface, manufacturing, testing, shipping, and commissioning. The diversified nature of our expertise is the key ingredient of our ability to deliver the value expected by our customers. Provide your technical parameters and environmental requirements and Powell will manage the project from initial design to field commissioning.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass4B6E434D702E4FDF8B35FB5773F4C62A"><p class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907" dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px">Our experience is second to none. For more than 30 years Powell has provided custom engineered modules world-wide for application in all types of extreme climatic environments. The benefits of our concept are many.<br /></p> <ul dir="ltr"><li><div class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907" style="margin-right:0px">One contract or purchase order</div></li> <li><div class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907" style="margin-right:0px">One source design responsibility</div></li> <li><div class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907" style="margin-right:0px">One site for fabrication, testing, and commissioning</div></li> <li><div class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907" style="margin-right:0px">One project management team</div></li></ul> <div class="ExternalClassE27EB5B4701B47AEA3D4B27781C5A907"><span style="display:inline-block"></span> </div></div><div class="ExternalClass3C3F8A4A36824CC5881D9ABB3B007C73"><p>Our 64 acre facility and 600 foot bulkhead is located in Houston with direct access to the Houston Ship Channel, the fourth largest port in the United States. Transportation concerns are a critical element due to the magnitude of these projects. Our extensive experience with shipping coordination by truck, rail, or water can be a big benefit for you and your module.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass24EF40B2F5F34342AC8D43560FA3D844"><p>A highly experienced engineering staff assures your project of an efficient and single source design <br />responsibility. Powell delivers optimized turn-key performance through our knowledge of industry standards, code restrictions, certifications, and compliance.<br /><br />We provide an efficient and safe design while meeting the unique requirements of each project. Our experience and know how is a benefit to your project.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></p></div><div class="ExternalClass3E0B31EA2DC3475CB6E349CA8D96E381"><p>When your order is placed, Powell assigns an experienced Project Manager to your project. This one point of contact for the duration of the job is coordinated with your needs to provide schedules and updates as required. Customer site visits during all phases of the project are welcome and encouraged.<span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div>16,1716,5716,9716,13716,177
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