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Old LV or MV Switchgear? 8 Things to Consider

Old LV or MV Switchgear

Any downtime costs you in many ways. One of the most obvious ways is financial. Unexpected downtime could result in a significant and measurable cost. A loss of productivity goes hand-in-hand with those financial losses. Like many other issues that affect your facility and your business.

To maintain peak efficiency and productivity, many on look to replacing aging or inadequate LV and MV Switchgear Equipment. In doing so, they avoid expensive, unexpected downtime that costs their company in more ways than one. Maintaining and upgrading the electrical equipment can also produce extra benefits.

Here are a few suggestions for your consideration:

Longer Lifespan

Modern equipment has a lifespan that is much longer than the outdated equipment found in many facilities. As the technology continues to move forward with both LV and MV Switchgear Equipment, this benefit improves along with it.

Personnel Safety

Anytime electrical equipment fails, it risks the personal safety of those who rely on it. Failure of this equipment results in serious injuries.

Equipment Damage

Electrical failure results in damage to connected equipment. These damages result in more issues with downtime.


The switchgear equipment at your facility requires more and more maintenance as it continues to age. Replacing the LV and MV equipment likely results in fewer maintenance hassles. New equipment means more reliable equipment operation.


There are less downtime and fewer costs associated with maintenance when there is more reliable, new switchgear equipment in place.

Ease of Repair

It is much easier to find the necessary replacement parts for updated switchgear equipment when it is in place at your facility.


There is better performance because of the new technology available with upgraded switchgear equipment.


There is an initial expense for updating any equipment at your facility. There is a return on your investment with the increase in production and reduction in downtime.

Replacing or upgrading your LV and MV switchgear equipment does not mean shutting down the line and updating the entire infrastructure. Often, changes have little impact to the ongoing production at your facility.

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