SOURCE: Anord Critical Power

Anord Critical Power

July 21, 2016 07:15 ET

Anord's Ul 891 Switchgear Passes 30-Cycle Short Circuit Test

Testing Validates Company's Offerings Are Among Industry's Most Modern and Standard Switchgear Available

SANDSTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2016) -  Anord Critical Power, Inc. (ACPI) a recognized leader and innovator in the power distribution market, today announced its UL 891 AMS Switchgear has passed the 30-Cycle short circuit test criteria. The innovative solution's compartmentalization features go beyond the UL 1558 requirements to offer a more modern and standardize switchgear option.

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Due to market interest in the compartmentalized Form 4b Type 7 switchgear, Anord has extended its product range to include short circuit testing to the UL 1558 requirement, in conjunction with referenced standards ANSI C37.20.1 and ANSI C37.51. The UL 891 testing included various busbar sizes and types from 800A to 6000A, covering several configurations at various fault ratings such as 50KA/65KA/85KA/100KA.

Anord tested 1x60cycle (1sec) shot at the KEMA Lab in Chalfont, PA and passed the three phase, 60-Cycle tests. In addition, the referenced standards also require the neutral and ground conductors to be tested separately; the ground was tested for 30 cycles as per the standard. The company performed this as part of a 100KA system only test; all neutral tests and the single ground test passed.

"The 30-Cycle testing goes beyond the standard 3-Cycle test to validate our switchgear goes beyond the UL 1558 requirements to offer a more advanced compartmentalization option to enhance safety," said John Day, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Anord Critical Power, Inc.

To learn how you can leverage ACPI's Anord Modular Product (AMP) PDU and RPP to efficiently power your mission-critical facility, contact Anord Critical Power at 804-683-2078 or



About Anord Critical Power, Inc.
Anord Critical Power, Inc. is a U.S.-based subsidiary of Anord, a leading independent provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, entering the American market with the delivery of a robust switchgear product offering superior system resilience and enhanced operator safety. Its compact, fully compartmentalized switchgear system offers a "best-of-both-standards" solution to meet the needs of critical power businesses. Established in 1969, Anord has a strong pedigree and successful track record in providing mission critical Low Voltage, Power Switchgear, Bus Duct, and Energy Management Systems to many of the world's leading cloud computing, colocation, and enterprise data center businesses across EMEA as well as North and Latin American markets. Anord's proprietary "AMS" switchgear system provides customized power switchgear equipment from a type tested and certified modular platform fully compliant with the IEC LV Switchgear standard 61439-2, and was recently tested and listed to UL891. For more information visit:

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  • For more information, contact:
    Jackie Abramian
    BridgeView Marketing (for Anord Critical Power, Inc.)