1. RECEIVING: Circuit breakers and switchgear are received, serial and model numbers are recorded, and overall condition is recorded prior to placement in Satin’s Breaker Electrical Life Extension program. Satin American stocks over 70,000 vintage breakers from every leading American manufacturer.
2. INSPECTION: Dust covers are removed, and overall condition of the gear is inspected. Next, the contacts, arc chutes, operating coils, controls, wiring and electrical insulation get a thorough review.
3. DISASSEMBLY: Your breaker and switchgear are completely dismantled by a technician who removes the housing assembly, coils, runners and side shields. Our knowledge base in circuit breaker construction and testing capabilities allows us to retrofit most every breaker built since the 1940’s.
4. EVALUATION: An electrical engineer inspects each element, and parts are examined for issues requiring the engineer to advise on replacement parts needed. We maintain a fully outfitted machine shop for small breaker components to full switchgear configurations.
5. REASSEMBLY: A circuit breaker technician cleans, re-coats, re-plates, replaces and rewires parts. In a just a few hours a breaker can be removed from service, retrofitted, upgraded.
6. TESTING: Satin electrical engineers test, mechanical operation, hard wiring, electrical, insulation and speed test if necessary. The Engineering and Test Evaluation Center is where a battery of Hipot tests ensure electrical safety and quality of electrical insulation.