TOKYO, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Meidensha Corporation ("MEIDEN") is pleased to announce the newest addition to their line of dry air insulated vacuum circuit breakers. Using dry air as the insulating medium, Meiden’s HV breakers offer the industry a solution to SF6, a potent greenhouse gas according to climate change professionals.
Meiden’s second circuit breaker design follows the 72kV class which was introduced in 2004 to global utility and industrial users. Designed with dedication to the environment and safety for all personnel, over 800 units have been supplied with proven reliable performance to the North American market alone.
Some of the characteristics of the environmentally friendly 145kV VCB include;
- Dead Tank Design
- 40kA Interrupting Capability
- Spring Motor
- Fully Assembled for Shipment
- Dry Air Insulated
- Tested to ANSI, IEEE and IEC Standards
- Up to 3150 Amperes
- Composite or Porcelain Bushings
- Easy to Maintain
- Bushing Mounted Current Transformers
Meiden will manufacture the 72kV and 145kV class breakers in their new southeastern U.S. facility beginning in late 2020.