20 March 2019

Vale Retrofit Brazil

Tavrida Breakers meet retrofit challenges in Brazil

Vale SA faced two obstacles at Vale Espirito Santo in Brazil.

First, the spring mechanisms were constantly failing in an aging base of regular breakers. The breakers had been installed for motor protection so it was imperative to find a solution.

Tavrida Electric successfully offered the Vacuum Breaker version SHELL as the solution. Maintenance free, with Magnetic actuators, the new breakers will actually increase reliability in the motor protection feeder.

Vale SA chose the Tavrida breakers even though Tavrida Brazil does not offer retrofit services. So, the second challenge was to find a supplier capable of delivering the level of quality necessary to meet both Tavrida and Vale SA’s demanding standards. After an exacting search a relationship with W Service, a long established firm, led to the successful completion of the much needed retrofit.

To learn more about the full range of Tavrida Electric products and services call your local Tavrida office or regional distributor.