Need tech solutions to help control and distribute electricity to enhance commercial construction capabilities? Some companies are considering MV (medium-voltage) offerings.

GE’s Industrial Solutions business,, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been investing heavily in its MV offerings throughout the course of the past year and recently announced its new GE-manufactured, ANSI/IEEE, two-high SecoGear air-insulated MV switchgear is expected to be available later this year.

This GE’s MV portfolio addition is focused on commercial construction applications. The new ANSI/IEEE-rated MV switchgear builds on GE’s global domain expertise, bringing simpler, smarter, and faster solutions to help control and distribute electricity with ratings and features that enhance its capabilities in commercial construction applications such as entertainment arenas, hospitals, data centers, high-rise office buildings, and retail malls.
Additionally, GE will launch several other MV products throughout the next several months and well into 2016.

GE is committed to investing and expanding its global MV capabilities by developing a modular and cost-competitive MV portfolio well-suited for manufacturing and reduced lead times, says Stuart Thompson, general manager, Power Equipment, GE’s Industrial Solution business. The expanded MV product line is designed with the operator in mind; focused on simplifying installation and upkeep by developing products with fewer parts, he adds.

The launch of GE’s ANSI/IEEE MV platform expands its already deep-domain product offering, providing commercial-construction and mission-critical applications with the electrical distribution solutions they require. When developing the new portfolio, GE used FastWorks product development methodologies and its MV platform to cut product development time in half—bringing additional expertise from other parts of the world to North America, South America, Canada, and Mexico.

For hospitals and data centers in need of an efficient and reliable solution, GE’s new ANSI/IEEE SecoGear metal-clad switchgear provides applications for ever-evolving electrical systems. Its featured SecoVac vacuum circuit breaker’s front-mounted operating mechanism design simplifies operation and field maintenance. It is designed with innovative approaches such as predictive modeling, arc-pressure, and heat/stress analyses, helping GE to speed up the product development process for each unit. The SecoVac breaker also is approximately 100 pounds lighter in weight compared to other industry circuit breakers. The product’s lighter weight reflects the unit’s enhanced design, which was co-developed at GE’s Mebane, N.C., facility.

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