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ROMAC's Reconditioned Switchgear, Switchboard and Panelboard
Reconditioning is the process of returning electrical equipment to safe and reliable operating condition based upon the design of the original manufacturer at the time of manufacturing. ROMAC regularly carries all major manfuacturers of switchgear, switchboards and panelboards, including: GE, Cutler-Hammer, SquareD, Westinghouse, Siemens, and ABB. ROMAC follows PEARL industry standards to recondition switchgear, switchboards and panelboards. Following a visual inspection and disassembly, ROMAC technicians perform “as found” testing steps, which include but are not limited to insulation resistance, contact resistance and control device operations. The standard instructs the technician to evaluate the overall condition of the various means of isolating current carrying from non-current carrying areas of the system; proper level of conductivity through both main power and control power current carrying paths; proper operation of control devices and smoothness of operation of mechanical elements such as pivots, bearings, levers and springs; and debris, corrosion or indications of deterioration. Once all tests and inspections are preformed, the technician records the results on the standard’s Recondition Evaluation form. The visual inspection, along with the as-found testing, helps determine the actual recondition procedure. The reconditioning procedure specifies disassembly and cleaning of all parts and subassemblies, replacement of parts where necessary and tightening or adjusting where necessary. Assembly of the reconditioned components and subassemblies is followed by final inspection and testing. As with all testing, inspection, and reconditioning operations, final inspection and test results are recorded onto the Evaluation and Test forms included with the standard.