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07
MAY
2014

What’s So Great About the Vacuum Load Interrupter?

Why the Vacuum Load Interrupter? For over forty years, the electrical industry has adopted vacuum contacts as a means of interrupting current flow in high voltage circuits. Vacuum contacts can interrupt high voltages with contacts moving only 1/4” or 3/8”. With this capability,...
28
JAN
2014

Press Release: Trayer Switchgear PNP Series

PNP Series Supports Uninterruptible Primary Power Delivery for Spot Networks. The automatic network protection provides parallel network feeds with integrated grid protection relays and vacuum fault interrupters to  assure uninterrupted power to critical or sensitive loads....
04
DEC
2013

Trayer Engineering: Provisioning the Grid for the Future. Part 1

There is a mismatch in average product lifecycle between electronics and the heavy mechanical hardware that distribution switchgear is traditionally made of.  That makes it very difficult to revise existing switchgear, once installed, up to the currently-trending products...
06
NOV
2013

Case Study: Storm-Hardened Switchgear Weathers the Elements to Help Power NOAA’s new Pacific Fleet Headquarters

The NOAA MOC-P facility in Newport, Oregon provides global communications and high-performance computing operations on a 24/7 basis. Designed for extended service life under harsh environmental conditions, Trayer’s 3805 series of storm-hardened switchgear ensures power...
06
NOV
2013

5 Storm Hardened Switchgear Essentials

This month Trayer released an article in Electricity Today Magazine on the five characteristics of storm hardened switchgear. These characteristics, design and build in nature, safeguard the equipment from the worst of nature’s fury. As we have seen from the last few years,...
27
OCT
2013

Premium Power Switchgear for Critical Loads

Electric Utilities are challenged with providing higher levels of system reliability to meet rising demand with premium customers. For example, companies with automated manufacturing equipment will often find an outage to be both costly and damaging. Hospitals rely on consistent...
24
OCT
2013

USDA Announces $980 Million in Rural Utility Development Loans

Earlier this month the USDA announced some $980 million in loans to be used for the development of 3,587 miles of line benefiting 17,000 residential and business customers. As the article states, these investments “will ensure that rural electric infrastructure will continue to...
23
AUG
2013

Trayer Uninterruptible Power Switchgear

The most reliable distribution system is one that can eliminate customer outages, not just limit threats. Trayer’s auto transfer switchgear allows for, in a single unit, an uninterruptible primary power feed switching solution without the cost associated with alternatives. With...
14
AUG
2013

Extreme Weather is the New Normal

The extreme weather we’ve been experiencing over the past half-decade seems to becoming the new normal.  Now without arguing about global warming and who is to blame, the fact of the matter is that most scientists and meteorologist agree that our environment has changed. Storms...
12
JUL
2013

Electricity Providers Should Harden Distribution Grids, Says Department of Energy

Yesterday the Department of Energy released a detailed analysis of current vulnerabilities in the US grid and opportunities for alleviating weaknesses. The report states that problems caused recently by hurricane Sandy, as well as record high temperatures, famine, and wildfires...
01
JUN
2013

Press Release: Trayer Switchgear 3000 Series VFI

Trayer Announces 3000 Series Maintenance-Free, Storm-Hardened, Medium Voltage Switchgear 15 kV / 25kV units are capable of up to 10,000 load switching operations at full load; stainless steel, pad-mounted package replaces fused units; incorporates visible disconnect, manual trip...