Equipment Modification
  • Powell offers a wide range of equipment modification possibilities and we have the experience to make your project transition from concept to reality. Existing equipment can be upgraded to meet ever increasing interrupting needs, obsolete switchgear can be retro-fitted to accept current design vacuum circuit breakers, control circuits can be changed out or upgraded to new communication-ready solid state devices, BriteSpot thermal monitoring system can be added in the field, or main bus can be extended with new vertical structures to add feeders to your system. We have even uninstalled switchgear from existing facilities and after modification and repurpose installed into new facilities thousands of miles away.
    The possibilities are endless. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

  • Application for our Equipment Modification services are virtually endless. They can be as simple as extending an existing Powell switchgear assembly with additional sections or turning an existing space into a functional feeder. They can also be much more extensive such as removing existing Powell switchgear, re-conditioning it at our state-of-the-art service facility, and re-installing it for its new role.
    But that is not the end. Existing equipment from virtually any manufacturer can be upgraded and re-purposed as needed. This can not only extend the life of your existing hardware, but can be a cost effective solution.
    Let Powell assist with your assessment and plan the modification and life extension of your facility.

  • The modification of existing equipment requires both expertise and preparation if it is to be time and cost effective. The best solution for you is to take advantage of Powell and our depth of experience.
    Many modifications can be made at the jobsite in your facility. Other, more extensive efforts, may require removal and the shipment of your equipment to one of our service facilities.
    Irrespective of the plan, Powell is perfectly suited to make certain your project is accomplished on-time and on-budget.

  • The decision process on equipment modification requires input from a range of disciplines. It may impact your operational status as equipment is taken out of service. It may impact your maintenance staff and their ability to be available.
    This is where Powell expertise can help. We have completed thousands of these projects with all levels of complexity and difficulty. Our experience can help with not just the equipment decisions, but preparation and planning as well.

  • Proper execution of an Equipment Modification project requires more than basic engineering. We realize that no one knows your specific application better than you. From a project management point of view, no one has more experience in planning for the modification than Powell. Our Project management expertise can mean the difference between an effort with unexpected delays and one with the right equipment, the right tools, the right timing, and the right preparation.
    Let us help your project be a smooth transition from existing equipment in need of modification to one where your equipment matches the current facility need.

  • Proper Equipment Modification efforts requires adherence to the codes and standards of the following organizations. Powell only uses highly trained field service personnel and best industry practices in our effort to make certain you get the best out of your project.
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    • Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA)
    • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
    • International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) 
    • Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
    • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
    • UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

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