Switchgear Retrofit

$1M – $5M | EGLIN AFB, FL |20 Space Force Squadron

The switchgear upgrades that were performed under this project affected every major electrical aspect of Weapons System ANFPS-85, the world’s most powerful phased array radar. These upgrades brought new Main-Tie-Main capabilities to a nearly 50 year old switchgear system. In addition, PPS provided new coordination and arc-flash studies yielding a more reliable electrical infrastructure for this mission essential facility.

UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES: This project represents the first implementation of the ABB EMAX2 M-T—M functionality within a retrofitted switchgear in North America. This functionality required the careful study and development of new 4000A, 1600A and 800A cradles and rack-out EMAX2 breakers specific to the original switchgear.