Doble Develops New Testing Solution for the S&C IntelliRupter® PulseCloser F5850 specifically designed to test intelligent protection device

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Doble Engineering Company has released the F5850, a new product in its F-Series protection line specifically designed to test the S&C IntelliRupter© PulseCloser system, a smart switch for distribution systems.

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"Proper operation of Smart Grid technology like the IntelliRupter is crucial for improving reliability," said Scott Short, Solution Manager: F-Series, Doble Engineering Company. "The F5850 is a tool that can help implement and verify the proper operation of protective schemes, helping users reduce outages and protect valuable distribution system assets."

Used with Doble's F-Series power system simulators, the F5850 is a testing interface designed to test all operational and protective functions of the IntelliRupter control module. It simulates switch operations and power conditions, enabling clients to verify the proper operation of the IntelliRupter in the field or in a test lab environment. The F5850 works with Doble's Protection Suite software and is powered by a docking station, eliminating the need for calibration.

"With many of our clients already using Doble's protection testing equipment, we knew we wanted to work with Doble's engineering team to develop a device that could specifically test the unique characteristics of the IntelliRupter," said David Klein, S&C's Marketing Manager, Automation Systems Strategic Solutions. "With the F5850, Doble took into consideration all the technological and logistical concerns that come into play when testing an advanced piece of equipment like the IntelliRupter, which uses innovative Pulseclosing™ technology that helps extend the life of distribution system assets."

The F5850 is one of a number of collaborative projects for S&C and Doble who previously announced an alliance to expand S&C's existing asset management capabilities by leveraging Doble's Asset Risk Management System, dobleARMS.

About Doble Engineering Company
Doble Engineering Company has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world's premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation and delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). For more information, visit: www.doble.com

About S&C Electric Company
S&C, with global headquarters in Chicago, USA, is applying its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world's power grids and is thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. Additional information about S&C is available at www.sandc.com.

SOURCE Doble Engineering Company



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