Point Eight Power offers high quality 3rd party type tested, Switchgear, Switchboards and Control Panels for low-voltage applications including generator control, distribution, cogeneration, peak shaving and outdoor rated switchgear up to 600V for UL applications.
Point Eight Power’s Low Voltage Metal Enclosed Arc Resistant Switchgear has been 3rd party tested by KEMA to meet IEEE C37.20.7 for internal arcing faults up to 100kA. Point Eight Power’s Switchgear meets the IEEE C37.20.7 accessibility type 2B which requires that the equipment provide arc resistance protection on the front, rear and sides even with designated LV compartments open. Per NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, arc-resistant switchgear has a hazard risk category of zero with the breaker doors closed and latched. Depending on the application and desired footprint considerations, the Switchgear can be configured and labeled to either UL 1558 or UL 891.
Seismic qualification in switchgear design is more broadly applied today because of the amount of detectable earthquakes that happen worldwide annually and the significant damage that can occur. As a result, equipment is now evaluated by the ability to withstand earthquakes and meet functional requirements following seismic events.
Our Low-Voltage Switchgear has been 3rd Party shake table tested to comply with the applicable standards ICC-ES AC 156 and IBC which refer to ASCE 7 as the performance benchmark for seismic criteria. The product was subjected to a Test Response Spectrum of SDS = 1.98g, ground level, 5% damping factor with a Zero Period Acceleration (ZPA) of 0.792g.
Point Eight has over 50 years of experience designing, producing, manufacturing, and servicing Custom Switchgear and Control Panels for the Marine and Oil and Gas Industries up to 600V for UL and 690V for IEC applications. Stainless Steel and Aluminum Construction are both available as well as high-shock and vibration designs. Our LV product line includes DC Switchgear for industrial/military and transit applications, as well as generator and engine control panels.