11kV Switchgear Life Extension

11kV Switchgear Extensions, Retrofits & Upgrade Projects

11kV Switchgear Life Extension & Project Specialists

Good quality, well maintained, 11kV switchgear should perform safely and reliably for 40+ years and thousands of switching operations. However OEMs often quickly withdraw support for their legacy equipment, preferring instead to replace legacy gear with their newest product. This is often not necessary.

With almost 100 years of switchgear engineering experience and unrivalled experience across the breadth of UK manufactured and installed 11kV switchgear types, we offer industry leading engineered solutions for extending and managing the life of 11kV switchboards, achieving:

Cost Savings &
Improved ROI

Minimal Downtime
& Disruption

Adherence to
Current Standards

Eco-friendly Resource
Efficiency

Our knowledge of every major UK installed OEM’s types means that we are widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading authorities on legacy 11kV switchgear – major OEMs regularly consult us for advice about their legacy equipment.


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11kV Switchboard Extensions

Your 11kV distribution switchboard was a major investment, however power requirements change over time. If you need to add extra outgoing circuits, or even a new incomer, you do not need to replace your entire switchboard.

We supply & install extension panels and circuit breakers for all common UK installed 11kV switchgear types, refurbished and re-wired to suit your system requirements, with protection & metering to your specification and a 36-month warranty.

Equipment Available:

  • Circuit breakers
  • Incoming & outgoing panels
  • Busbar end boxes
  • Bus sections, risers & couplers
  • Joggle chambers
  • Metering panels
  • VTs & CTs

Type References Supported:

  • ABB: UniGear ZS1, SafeSix
  • Alstom: VISAX
  • Brush/HS: VSI, VMV, VMH, Eclipse
  • GEC: BVP17, VMX, HWX, HMX, HMC1072, HMC1172
  • Reyrolle: LMT, LMV, YMV
  • Schneider/Merlin Gerin: Genie, GenieEVO, Ringmaster
  • South Wales: C & D ranges, HG12
  • Yorkshire Switchgear: YSF6, SOHI
  • Others types also available – please enquire

 

GEC BVP17 11kV Switchboard Extension for a DNO

For complex extensions, space limitations, or if compatible switchgear is not available, we have extensive experience of engineering switchgear transition chambers (joggle chambers)


11kV Circuit Breaker Replacement or Retrofit

If an individual circuit breaker is proving troublesome or you wish to replace/upgrade some or all of the circuit breakers on your switchboard for a different insulating medium, fault rating or mechanism type, we supply replacement or retrofit circuit breakers for all common UK 11kV switchgear types.

 

Refurbished South Wales HG12 SF6 Circuit Breakers to replace Client’s South Wales ‘C’ Range OCBs.

Replacement Circuit Breakers:

  • Refurbished circuit breakers with 36 month warranty
  • Oil, vacuum or SF6 insulated
  • Like-for-like replacement
  • Like-for-like replacement with upgrade (e.g. motor mechanism)
  • Replacement with compatible circuit breaker

Retrofit Circuit Breakers:

  • Replace legacy OCBs with brand new type-tested VCBs
  • To existing or up-rated current rating or fault levels
  • Available for:
    • Reyrolle: LMT, LMT2, LMT23T series
    • GEC: BVP17
    • Brush: VSI/VTD series
    • South Wales: C & D ranges

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11kV Switchgear Refurbishment, Upgrades & Projects

With tens of thousands of units in reliable service around the world decades after installation, the engineering and design quality of most legacy UK 11kV switchgear types speaks for itself. However equipment does degrade over time and protection requirements, system use & preferences change.

We undertake refurbishment, modification, upgrades and bespoke 11kV switchgear projects, providing technically compliant, cost effective & fully engineered solutions tailored to your requirements.

For complex projects, we can remove your switchgear to undertake work at our factory and re-install at your site.

Services:

  • Full in-factory refurbishment
  • In-factory or at-site modifications and upgrades
  • Protection, metering & control upgrades
  • Remote operating lanyard (‘chicken switch’) conversions
  • Busbar modifications
  • Cable box modifications
  • Testing & condition assessment

Bespoke Project Examples:

  • On site vacuum bottle replacement (military facility)
  • Factory protection and G99 generator sync upgrades (data centre)
  • Factory G99 upgrades (gas peaking plant)
  • Switchboard extension to accommodate CHP incomer (large manufacturing facility)
  • Switchboard extension to accommodate new solar farm incomer (hospital)

 

Factory Refurbishment and Protection & G99 Generator Sync Upgrades to Client’s GEC VMX Switchboard

Why Choose Slaters Electricals?

We pride ourselves on our ability to support, manage and extend the life of switchgear.

With almost 100 years of switchgear engineering experience and know-how, our success is built on consistently exceeding our customer’s expectations and an exceptionally high number of returning customers.

The following organisations choose Slaters to support their switchgear:


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or first browse some of the switchboard manufacturers and types we support below:

CategoriesManufacturerType ReferenceConditionAvailabilityDetails
GECHWXRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
BrushVMHRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
SchneiderGenieEvoRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
SchneiderCE6RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
SchneiderCN2RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
SchneiderCE2RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ABBZV2RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
Yorkshire SwitchgearYSF6RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleSM1200SRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearHG12RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ABBSafeSixRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ABBSafePlusRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
Yorkshire SwitchgearIVIF-13RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearD4XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearD6XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearD8XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearD12XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearC8XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
South Wales SwitchgearC4XRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMVPRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMVRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMT1, LMT2, LMT23RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMT23RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMT2RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ReyrolleLMT1RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
GECBVP17RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
BrushVSIRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
AlstomVISAXRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
Hawker SiddeleyEclipseRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
GECMX51SRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
GECMX81SRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ABBUniGear ZS1RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
ABBUniMixRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
BrushVMVRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
BrushVV6RefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
GECHMXRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details
GECVMXRefurbishedFor Hire, For Sale, For SparesShow details