Circuit breaker for wind applications
Eaton Corp.’s VCP-Wind medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker is designed specifically for wind applications.
Eaton Corp.’s VCP-Wind medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker is designed specifically for wind applications. The compact circuit breaker is engineered to provide reliable and robust circuit protection for wind farm collector substations. The VCP-Wind circuit breaker incorporates Eaton’s vacuum interrupting technology. Eaton’s vacuum interrupters avoid the use of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which poses environmental and safety concerns. They are designed to switch high stress currents, and require no cooling or ventilation systems. Additionally, they are encapsulated in epoxy resin material and are designed to require virtually no maintenance over the product lifecycle. Eaton’s new 38 kV VCP-Wind breakers offer current ratings up to 2,000 A without fan cooling and 31.5 kA. They meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) C37.09 standards.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.