CLiP Application

- Save money - Upgrade the system source by adding transformers or co-generators (resulting in higher available fault currents) without the changeout of downstream breakers.

- Bypass current limiting reactors to eliminate regulating voltage drop and real operating cost (up to tens of thousands of dollars per year) and eliminate voltage regulation difficulties.

- Close tie position breakers to improve voltage regulation or avoid further system upgrades while still being fully protected.

- Protect under-rated equipment (the ones that have been neglected over the years) and satisfy your insurance companies.

- Reduce Arc Flash Exposure Protective suits will only help with the thermal effects and not with the concussion. The CLiP can greatly reduce fault energy for much improved personnel protection.

- Protect the system from additional fault backfeed of large rotating loads.

- Reduce fault energy to limit damage or prevent transformer tank rupture (let-thru I2t is commonly 0.5% of that from a 5-cycle breaker).

- Clear the generator with high asymmetries in 1/4 cycle where the breaker may not reach an effective current-zero for many cycles.

- Limit cogenerator fault contribution to the utility within utility mandated limits.

- Protect cogenerators - it’s a multimillion dollar investment that a breaker alone cannot fully protect. 5.5kV, 3000A CLiPs protecting the utility from a small cogeneration plant. Structure mounted 38kV, 1200A CLiPs in a reactor bypass application.

- Escape the cost of full rated breakers (especially generator breakers) and have a more effective protection package. Let the CLiP handle the excessive faults.

- Protect capacitor bank switches by limiting fault currents without operating on energization inrushes.

- Protect harmonic filter systems without responding to the higher frequencies and associated di/dt.

- Bypass neutral reactors to maintain system balance until a major fault occurs.

- Limit damage from singlephasing and ferroresonance by causing three phase clearing.

- Limit fault damage to variable speed drives.

- Improve power quality by limiting the fault contribution to adjacent faulted buses that would cause unacceptable voltage sag on the system.

- Protect wind turbine systems from excessive grid fault energy and the grid from additional fault contributions.

- Reduce potential flying debris in busy metro areas (e.g. manhole covers) resulting from network or other underground system faults. The CLiP can effectively limit fault energy.

Have a special application outside of our published ratings? Call us. We will work with you to provide a solution.