Power management company Eaton announced gas-insulated switchgear designed to provide safety and reliability for critical power applications in data centers, oil and gas, mining, process industries, and other commercial and industrial applications. With the majority of high-voltage components in a sealed compartment, Eaton’s Power Xpert XGIS technology is designed to reduce maintenance requirements, reduce the need for operators to interface with the equipment and reduce space requirements in some voltage classes.
Utilizing sealed tank design, Eaton’s Power Xpert XGIS switchgear is virtually maintenance free and can help reduce the potential for arc faults. Maintenance requirements for any equipment inside sealed tank are eliminated. Additionally, the possibility of animal intrusion and the likelihood of incidental contact are reduced by the equipment’s design.
Eaton’s gas-insulated switchgear works to enable energized parts to be closer together, in order to reduce space requirements, especially in 27 and 38 kilo-voltage classes. The equipment can be applied in both construction and retrofit applications where floor space is limited.
Eaton’s Power Xpert XGIS can be applied in indoor applications, including both electrical rooms and integrated power assemblies or e-houses. It is third-party tested and certified to International Electrotechnical Commisssion (IEC) 62271-200.
Eaton’s electrical business works in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services.