The life cycle of the switchgear is normally between 20 - 30 years dependent of the environment and operation of the installation. Life time can easily be extended by performing periodic assessment as part of a maintenance program.
With the assessment tools from ABB Low Voltage switchgear service we will help you to analyze the switchgear in the life cycle and propose the right service actions such as upgrades and replacement of the electrical components. Such a program can extend the life cycle and the switchgear structure can remain in service for another 15 to 20 years.
In ABB we have established process to manage the product life cycle.
Product Life Cycle Management or LCM is a term used for the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture to service. LCM is a set of capabilities that enable an enterprise to effectively and efficiently innovate and manage its products and related services throughout the entire business lifecycle.
Following is a standard example in ABB:
Our service and Life Cycle plan will: