Circuit Breaker Analyzer, Inc. has announced its Circuit Breaker Analyzer application (CBAnalyzer) for Windows 7-compatible tablets and personal computers has won Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 2014 New Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Software category.
"We are very honored to receive this recognition that highlights our company’s commitment and dedication to the safety and health marketplace,” says Finley Ledbetter, CEO and chief scientist of Group CBS. (Circuit Breaker Analyzer, Inc. is an affiliate company of Group CBS.) “With this new application used on Windows 7 devices, technicians can safely test all types and ratings of breakers, determine breaker opening and closing times, confirm arc-flash calculations and associated personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, and increase in-service testing frequency to boost uptime.”
Used in conjunction with an external calibrated accelerometer that attaches magnetically to the breaker under test, the Circuit Breaker Analyzer app runs on a tablet or PC to identify potential mechanical failures before they happen. The tool helps customers avoid unplanned downtime and confirm arc-flash calculations based on trip times without the need to modify existing equipment or remove them from service.
The CBAnalyzer also allows the user to operate the breaker in any sequence desired, including trip, charge, or close. The vibration data created by the breaker operation is captured, displayed locally against previous tests, and analyzed via a Web-based application to identify potential problems based on vibration signature and the model of the breaker under test. Data saved to the online accounts can be used for equipment management, trending, and further analysis options, including specialized issue diagnosis.