• DHP: (In Production)  The product is in production with design, manufacturing, and service support. 

    The PowlVac DHP replacement circuit breaker is a direct roll-in vacuum circuit breaker for an obsolete Westinghouse DHP air circuit breaker.

  • The Westinghouse DHP circuit breaker was a work horse with thousands of units installed around the world. Powell can help extend the life of your existing equipment by providing a direct replacement constructed with all new parts and rated with K Factor = 1.0. This allows you to get the most utilization with the least upgrade cost.
    Applied Voltage: 15kV
    Old MVA Rating: 350MVA/500MVA/1000MVA
    New kAIC Rating: 250kA/36kA/50kA

  • Powell medium voltage replacement circuit breakers are designed to fit into existing obsolete switchgear. Powell recognizes that there are many sections of this type of equipment in service around the world still functioning, still doing a great job for the facility. We also understand that it often does not make solid financial sense to replace the entire assembly, but that a simple life extension is needed. Our replacement circuit breakers do exactly that and at the same time can increase interrupting capability. All of our circuit breakers are constructed using new parts. No re-purposed or re-conditioned parts are ever used. You can be assured that when you roll these breakers into service that you have improved your situation and extended its life.

  • ​​Nothing is designed to be more integrated than a Powell direct replacement circuit breaker for your existing obsolete switchgear. Using all new components to provide the maximum in life extension, Powell replacement breakers are designed and manufactured with ease of installation in mind.

    Simple remove the existing circuit breaker and insert the replacement circuit breaker in its place. Nothing could be easier.

  • ​Powell replacement circuit breakers are designed to match exactly the physical and electrical characteristics of your in-service obsolete circuit breaker. Our Project Mangers are trained to guide you through the process to make certain that the transition from old to new is a seamless one for your facility. In most cases the replacement breaker can be provided without the need of a field visit by Powell technicians. Your site operators can often provide the detail of installed control circuits and interlocks which may vary from one installation to another. But, if necessary for proper design or simply for your peace of mind, Powell can visit your facility and gather the required information.

    Either way, you are assured of a solution that not only extends the life of your equipment, but a process that is worry-free.

    (kV)​ ​
    ​ Interrupting
    Rating​ ​
    Continuous Current Rating​ ​ ​
    ​1200A 2000A​ ​3000A
    ​15 ​25 ​500 ​● ​●
    ​15 ​36 ​750 ​● ​●
    ​15 ​50 ​1000 ​● ​● ●​

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