Vista and Vista SD Underground Distribution Switchgear improves reliability and safety while reducing maintenance costs.
Live-front switchgear has been an industry standard for decades, but it is not impervious to weather and wildlife. With an increase in significant weather events, utilities are looking at hardening their power systems against the environment while also improving customer reliability.
Along with resiliency, safety is always the top priority. Live-front switchgear can expose line crews operating the gear to high voltage. As such, line crews must carefully consider approach distances and use proper protective equipment before working on live-front gear, such as when handling and replacing fuses. These operations may require significant crew training and procedures to help prevent crew exposure to high voltage wherever possible.
Additionally, live-front switchgear requires routine maintenance, which includes cleaning cable terminations and insulators to ensure proper operation over the life of the gear. Dirty, damaged, or flooded live-front gear can become an urgent utility priority and an O&M expense to avoid flashovers.
Vista Underground Distribution Switchgear
Vista switchgear solves difficult switching and protection problems and improves reliability. Built with the user in mind, it only takes one person to operate, and features a sequence of operations designed for safety.
Vista SD Underground Distribution Switchgear
Vista SD switchgear offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to solving switching, protection, and reliability challenges using solid-dielectric material instead of SF6 gas.
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