App for mobile devices enables quick circuit breaker checks

02/22/2013 | Transmission & Distribution World online

IPhones and iPods can now be used to capture vibration signatures from working industrial circuit breakers for use with computerized maintenance management systems with an app from Circuit Breaker Analyzer Inc. The app eliminates the need for time-consuming visual-mechanical inspections. "With an iPhone or iPod running the Circuit Breaker Analyzer application, maintenance personnel of any experience level can capture vibration data and compare it to known vibration signatures to determine whether there is a hidden mechanical failure," said Finley Ledbetter, president of Circuit Breaker Analyzer.

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