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EGS Electrical Group
Enclosures and Controls:
Selling PowerPlex at a Premium
but a Cost Saving for our Customer
PowerPlex Review and Pricing Webinar
Review of PowerPlex Product
Product Evolution
Key Feature Review
Ease of Maintenance
Not only a Panelboard
Pricing of PowerPlex
Premium Price for Premium Product
Adding up all the Costs
Installed Cost
Life Cycle Cost
Cost Analysis
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Market Evolution
NON-SEALED
Pros
• Robustness
Cons
• Time intensive to access and repair
• Sealing for each conduit/cable entry
• Need assurance maintenance &
repair is done properly
SEALED PANELBOARD
Pros
• Robustness
• No seal pours in the field
Cons
• Time intensive to repair
• Upgrading breaker amperage difficult
SEALED CIRCUIT BREAKER
Pros
• Less time to access
• Smaller and lighter weight
• Easier to install and maintain
•Choice of material: FRP Polyester or 316SS
Cons
• Higher ongoing breaker maintenance costs
• Breakers may not be readily available
DRIVERS: SAFETY + COST
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The Powerplex Panel
cCSAus and cURus
Class 1 Div 2 Groups B, C, D, 4X
Zone 1 and 2, A/Exde T6, IP66
316 SST Enclosure or GRP Polyester
Uses standard 120/208 to 600V Replaceable
North American Breakers 15, 20, 25 amp etc
Breakers rated at 10,000 KIC
External or Internal Actuation
Optional main circuit breaker
Available up to 150 Amps at 600 VAC can be top or bottom
mounted and shipped as a complete assembly
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Easier, Efficient Maintenance
Quick enclosure access
No cast, bolted enclosure to secure
Removal of only six flat head screws required to
open enclosure door
Optional External Actuation available
No need to access the enclosure to operate the
breaker
Optional LED Indicator Lights
Makes it easier to identify a breaker in trip condition
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Not just a Panel Board
Enclosed Breaker
Factory Sealed
Exde, Class I Div 2 Factory Sealed Breaker Module.
No sealing fittings to seal
Excellent Third Party Approvals
cCSAus and cURus
Class I Div. 2, Groups B, C, D, 4X
A/Exde, Zone 1 and 2, IP66, T6
Easy Connections
Enclosure Easily Punched in Field for cable or Conduit Entry
Optional Removable Gland Plate
Optional External Actuation available
No need to access the enclosure to operate the breaker
Excellent Amperage and Voltage Range
2 or 3 Pole, 10 to 150 Ampere, 120 to 600 Vac
Uses Standard Replaceable Cutler-Hammer Breakers
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The Modules
Standard off-the-shelf
breakers
Utilizing standard Cutler
Hammer breakers:
• Can reduce logistics costs
• Provide readily accessible
replacement parts
• Generally a store room item
No additional spare parts
required
Easy Amperage Upgrade
Design enables easy change of
breaker amperage without
requiring a new circuit breaker
housing
F-Frame Breaker
240 – 600 VAC
QC-Frame Breaker
120 – 240 VAC
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The Premium Price
Installed Cost – Panel Installed and Ready for Use
Easy to Install - PowerPlex
No 42 Bolts to Remove
No Seal Fittings to Pour
No Special Equipment Needed for Installation
No Special Structure Required
Less Weight (41% less for SST and 58% less for Polyester)
No special Equipment Required
Cost to Consider – Cast Panel
Longer Install Time
10 Seals to Pour at 40 Minutes Each 24 Circuit* (non FS)
20 Seals to Pour at 40 Minutes Each 42 Circuit* (non FS)
Special Equipment Required
Possible Special Structure
Estimate Labor Costs at $100.00/Hour
* Independent Studies and PCIC Papers
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The Premium Price
Life Cycle Cost – Consider a 20 Year Life
Life Cycle Costs over 20 Years
No 42 Bolts to Remove Each Time Maintenance to be Done
No Flange to Protect and/or Maintain
Breaker Replacement very Easy on PowerPlex
We Assume Breaker Replacement Every 5 Years
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The Pricing Analysis
Costing Assumptions
Analysis on a 24 and 42 Circuit Panel
15% Cost Mark Up by Distribution
Standard 120/208 10 KIC Breakers
Labor Based on $100.00 Hour
Future costs based on Today’s Labor Rate @ $100.00/hr
Installation Time:
PowerPlex
2 persons @ 4 Hours Each
Cast FS
2 persons @ 8 Hours Each
Cast Non FS
2 persons @ 8 Hours each, plus seals
Only 5 Breaker Replacements over 20 Years
Flange and Product Maintenance Every 5 Years
4 Hours Each for Cast….1 Hour for Stainless Steel
Note: Virtually all competitive analysis have been done using non factory sealed panels. This analysis will be done using both.
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The Pricing Analysis
Installed Cost Analysis
24 Circuit
PowerPlex
24 Circuit
FS Cast
Panel
24 Circuit
Non FS
Cast
Panel
$5,784.00
$4, 789.00
4,000.00
1,016.00
841.00
$6,800.00
42 Circuit
FS Cast
Panel
42 Circuit
Non FS
Cast Panel
$9, 100.00
$6,456.00
$4916.00
705.00
1,600.00
1139.00
867.00
$5,630.00
$4,705.00
$10,700.00
$7,595.00
$5783.00
800.00
1,600.00
2,300.00
1,400.00
2800.00
4200.00
Special Equipment
0
900.00
900.00
0
1575.00
1575.00
Support Structure
0
0
0
0
500.00
500.00
$7,600.00
$8,130.00
$7,905.00
$12,100.00
$12,470.00
$12,050.00
Attribute
Appleton Sell
Distributor Margin
Total Cost
Installation Labor
Total Installed Cost
42 Circuit
PowerPlex
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The Pricing Analysis
Attribute
Appleton Sell
24 Circuit
PowerPlex
24 Circuit
FS Cast
Panel
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
24 Circuit
Non FS
Cast Panel
42 Circuit
PowerPlex
42 Circuit
FS Cast
Panel
42 Circuit
Non FS
Cast Panel
$5,784.00
$4, 789.00
4,000.00
$9, 100.00
$6,456.00
$4916.00
1,016.00
841.00
705.00
1,600.00
1139.00
867.00
$6,800.00
$5,630.00
$4,705.00
$10,700.00
$7,595.00
$5783.00
800.00
1,600.00
2,300.00
1,400.00
2800.00
4200.00
Special Equipment
0
900.00
900.00
0
1575.00
1575.00
Support Structure
0
0
0
0
500.00
500.00
$7,600.00
$8,130.00
$7,905.00
$12,100.00
$12,470.00
$12,050.00
Breaker Replacement
500.00
2000.00
2000.00
875.00
3500.00
3500.00
Panel Maintenance
500.00
2000.00
2000.00
875.00
2000.00
2000.00
$8,600.00
$12,130.00
$11,905.00
$13,850.00
$17,470.00
$17,050.00
Distributor Margin
Total Cost
Installation Labor
Total Installed Cost
Life Cycle
Cost (20 years)
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A Look at Stahl
Feature
Appleton PowerPlex
Main Breaker
Yes
Stahl Broz
External
Actuation
North American
Breaker?
Yes
Standard NA Cutler Hammer
breakers
European Breakers
Replaceable
Breakers
240V Branch
Amperages
480/600V Branch
Amperages
Main Breaker
Ampere Rating
Voltage
Ambient
Temperature
Complete Panel
Certification
Yes. Replacement Breakers for as
little as $10.00
Up to 60 amp 1 pole
Up to 40 amp 2 and 3 pole
Up to 150 amp 3 pole
No. Epoxy sealed replacement breakers and
enclosure can cost up to $200.00
Maximum 40 amp 3 pole
Up to 150 Amp 3 pole
Not Available
277/480Y and 347/600Y
40 degree C
277/480Y
25 Degree C
Yes, cCSAus
No, Component Certification only
Limited Production Certification QPS
Expires March 1, 2010
Environment
Class I Div 2, and Zone 1
Class I Div 2, and Zone 2
No, would have to mechanically and
electrically add a cast enclosure
No
Maximum 25A 3 pole
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