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Advanced Electrical Services

Advanced Electrical Services

There’s so much at stake in your facility. With more than 20 years’ experience in Cat® switchgear, our engineering managers can help solve complex problems and provide cost-effective solutions to enhance your system with faster processing and improved functionality. We’re committed to helping you protect your team with the equipment, technology, and training they need to stay running and do their critical work.

Life is precious. Extend it.

If you want to improve or maintain your facility’s performance, consider requesting preventive maintenance and upgrading or retrofitting outdated or obsolete components that will help:

• Avoid system failure and plant shutdowns
• Improve the performance of your power system
• Extend the life of your power system
• Reduce the expense of emergency repair

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Life is precious. Extend it.

Maintenance, Testing & Thermography Services

Maintenance

Critical Power System Battery Testing

Thermography

Preventive Maintenance

Your Cat dealer technician is familiar with your power system. We suggest having them complete a comprehensive audit of your power system to:

  • Determine the overall condition of your system
  • Identify areas of risk and opportunities for upgrades in performance, safety, and communications
  • Provide details for all concerns
  • Recommend options for maintenance, upgrades, and retrofits
  • Suggest best practices for ongoing maintenance
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Preventive Maintenance

Protective relay maintenance and testing

Periodic relay maintenance and testing is critical for employee safety, for avoiding unplanned electrical outages, and for proper operation of critical power systems found in hospitals, data centers, and industrial plants. Caterpillar or your local Cat dealer can provide:

  • Studies that prove that a comprehensive inspection, maintenance, and testing program is the only way to assure correct relay operation
  • Local service technicians who are familiar with your relays and are trained according to industry standards
  • A detailed report to verify the settings and proper operation of your relays
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Protective relay maintenance and testing

Circuit breaker maintenance and testing

Inadequate circuit breaker maintenance is a leading cause of unscheduled power outages. Power circuit breakers need regular maintenance and testing to ensure electrical system reliability, employee safety through validation of proper equipment operation, and compliance with industrial regulations and standards to ensure against litigation and loss of productivity. Caterpillar or your local Cat dealer can provide:

  • Local service technicians who are familiar with your power supply system circuit breakers and are trained according to industry standards
  • Cat dealer technicians who can conduct primary and secondary injection testing, insulation resistance testing, contact pressure testing, and trip unit operation verification
  • A detailed comprehensive report on the condition of your circuit breakers
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Circuit breaker maintenance and testing

Critical power system battery testing

Battery failure is a leading cause of unscheduled downtime with critical backup power systems. Avoid system failure with maintenance performed by a Cat service technician who will:

  • Make sure industry standards are met
  • Ensure your battery will perform when necessary
  • Provide a comprehensive report on the condition of your battery system
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Critical power system battery testing

Thermography

The use of thermal imaging programs has revolutionized predictive maintenance inspections for various electrical components. Thermal imaging can provide substantial cost savings by:

  • Reducing the risk of unscheduled downtime
  • Identifying potential electrical safety hazards before they happen
  • Providing condition monitoring for your power system
  • Helping you manage risk by complying with insurance requirements
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Thermography

Upgrades & Retrofits

Retrofits

Upgrades

Site Operation Simulators

Switchgear Retrofit

A switchgear retrofit by Cat technicians can help improve your power system’s overall performance. A retrofit can include a software update, hardware retrofit, or complete overhaul of your electrical power system. If any of the below apply to your equipment, it’s time for a retrofit:

  • Outdated switchgear
  • Decreased system performance
  • A sequence of operations not working as designed
  • Changes to site configurations
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Switchgear Retrofit

Complete System Retrofits

In some cases, your Cat dealer technician may recommend a complete retrofit of your switchgear system. This involves replacing and upgrading your controls while keeping the system operational. These services include:

  • Updates with the latest Cat controls
  • A temporary control package during upgrades
  • New, prewired, tested control doors and panels
  • Tap box integration
  • Automatic transfer switch (ATS) retrofits
  • Generator and switchgear control upgrades
  • Power systems sequence of operation changes
  • Remote communication upgrades and integration
  • Optional site operation simulator

 

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Complete system retrofits

ATS Controls Retrofit

Your Cat technician can help minimize downtime during an outage and
ensure a seamless transition between your main power and backup power
with a retrofit of your ATS controls. Caterpillar or your Cat dealer can provide services to:

  • Enhance the operation and function of your switch
  • Update control, monitoring, and communication
  • Eliminate concerns about legacy component availability
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ATS Controls Retrofit

Operator Interface and Communications Upgrade

Many sites use non-supported operating systems and outdated analog gauges, annunciators, etc. that are often burned out or do not function properly. Upgrade to the latest operating system and communications equipment and implement modern touchscreen control to enhance your system’s monitoring capability.

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Operator Interface and Communications Upgrade

Breaker Upgrades

If your breakers are outdated, replace them with new ones to:

  • Improve overcurrent selectivity
  • Eliminate concern about the availability of parts for future repairs
  • Access new options and accessories
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Breaker upgrades

Programmable Logic (PLC) Upgrades

Our devices are the latest factory-supported units replacing obsolete and non-supported units. Upgrade your controls to the latest technology with minimal program interruptions or changes to:

  • Improve equipment function and performance
  • Accommodate advanced communications
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Programmable Logic (PLC) Upgrades

Site Operation Simulators

Consider a software-based simulator that can be retrofitted into existing Cat systems and used as a training aid to help facility managers operate their paralleling system.

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Site Operation Simulators

Cat® Switchgear Life Extension Solutions

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Customer Testimonials & Facility Information 

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TierPoint’s Lenexa, Kansas data center comprises 56,000 square feet and supports a wide range of customers—including major financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and small businesses. Based on the recommendation from their Cat® dealer, the Lenexa data center opted for an upgrade to 4,000 amp, 480V low-voltage switchgear.

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The Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.A. facility is our primary manufacturing location for global Cat Switchgear. In a power system, switchgear is the component that contains fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect, and isolate electrical equipment. Switchgear can be used both to de-energize equipment to allow work to be done and to clear faults downstream. In this building, not only do we manufacture new switchgear, but we also upgrade customers' existing switchgear.

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Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, needed a partner in power for their critical care units. They were at capacity, needed 100% redundancy, and were using a different brand of generator sets. Enter Caterpillar, mid project. See how Cat power and local Cat dealer Yancey Power Systems provided the products, support, reporting, and integration they needed.

TierPoint data center
Alpharetta, Georgia facility
Tift Regional Medical Center

Generator Controls Upgrades

Cat generator sets come equipped with the latest in digital controls technology, providing a complete factory-built solution.

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Generator Controls Upgrades

New Power System Products

Caterpillar offers complete solutions for controlling and monitoring generators and associated switchgear in applications where complex control philosophies are employed.

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New Power System Products

Product Support

From maintenance and parts to financing and training, we’re committed to help you control and manage costs, manage risk, and safeguard your operation. 

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Product Support

electric power

Caterpillar offers the industry’s widest range of electric power products. The Caterpillar Electric Power team will work directly with you for the life of your power system – from configuration to installation to operation.

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electric power