The Back Panel approach to retrofitting a motor control center.
A Back Panel retrofit has all the same components of a standard retrofit assembled to a replacement back panel. The panel is then installed on-site and reconnected to the field wiring and stab assembly of the unit.
Is your customer facing limited resources and a diminished budget, but still owns the same aging equipment? Recently
EWC has witnessed many companies limiting the use of sub-contractors
and increasing their reliance on internal employees. This on-site Back
Panel retrofit is a perfect solution for those customers who want their
staff to have a more hands-on approach to upgrading the equipment.
Retrofitting a motor control center has always been a smart, cost-effective choice; now with the ‘Back Panel’ approach you can further minimize downtime to just a few hours in most cases.
When is a Back Panel retrofit right for you? 1.
When a complete replacement bucket is not available. Using a Back Panel
in the existing bucket will allow for a successful retrofit.
existing buckets is not an option because they are still in use and
cannot be taken out of service to complete a standard retrofit.
buckets are not available or are too expensive. Seed buckets allow, for
example, 6 units of 24 to be changed out, then the next 6 until the
cycle is complete.
2. When no
shut down is scheduled. Back Panel assemblies can be inventoried
on-site for installation by on-site personnel during the next
unanticipated shut down.
3. When the customer wants to utilize on-site staff for installation.
4. When the budget doesn’t allow for a completely new structure, a retrofit is a cost-effective choice.
Back Panel Benefits
Engineering Expertise — Resolve design deficiencies and safety issues
Reliability — New components will result in fewer breakdowns
Minimize Downtime — Back Panel retrofit can be replaced on-site in just a few hours
On-site Installation — Allows qualified staff to contribute
Cost-effective — Significantly lower cost to retrofit versus new MCC installation
Using the Back Panel approach 6-8 units can be installed in one day limiting downtime.
All types and brands of motor control centers are expertly retrofitted by EWC with new components.