FirstPower Group LLC wins Bid to Test SF6 Circuit Breakers for the city of Columbus, OH

FirstPower Group LLC announces today, that they have won a contract from the city of Columbus, OH to sample, test and repair up to 30 high-voltage SF-6 Gas insulated circuit breakers.
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Jan. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- Twinsburg, OH--FirstPower Group LLC, a northern Ohio based high-voltage circuit breaker and air compressor manufacturing and service company announces today, that they have won a contract from the city of Columbus, OH to sample, test and repair up to 30 high-voltage SF-6 Gas insulated circuit breakers.

The work involves the sampling and analysis of the purity and condition of the SF6 insulating medium. FirstPower Group LLC will utilize a specialized laser camera, tuned to see leaks of SF6 gas, or Sulfur Hexafluoride. The camera enables visual identification of leaks, for pinpointing of problem areas. FirstPower will also use their collection cart to collect and analyze the gas medium, and recharge SF6 breakers in need of maintenance.

SF6 gas is harmless to the environment, but leakage can cause operational problems for breakers that use SF6. The gas creates an airless environment within the circuit breaker that extinguishes the arc of the high voltage circuit. FirstPower Group LLC has been sampling, testing and correcting deficient SF6 breakers since 1995. For more information about FirstPower Group LLC’s SF6 testing, please visit our website.

FirstPower Group LLC has roots to a proud history of service and affordable, effective solutions to common electric power industry equipment problems. Established in 1979 by Jack Harley and originally known as J.W. Harley Inc., the company fulfilled Jack’s vision of providing the electric power industry with superior substation products and upgrade services. In 1999, J.W. Harley Inc. became part of the General Electric Company; known as the GE Harley Service Center it was part of GE Energy Services. In 2007, industry veterans Jack Harley and Frank Ricard, Manager of Engineering & Quality for GE Harley Service Center, took ownership of the compressor and circuit breaker segments of the business and FirstPower Group LLC was born.

FirstPower Group LLC is applying years of experience working with compressors and high voltage circuit breakers and first-hand observation of the common causes of equipment failure, to produce cost saving solutions to common problems with the operation of high voltage circuit breakers and associated components. FirstPower Group LLC is a Distributor of Becker and Kaeser compressors and manufacturer of the CircuitAir 210 compressor. Learn more about FirstPower Group LLC by visiting

For more information about FPG’s SF6 Testing and Collection, new Compressor sales, replacement Parts, or any of our products or services, contact Roy Wills, Sales Manager for FirstPower Group LLC by phoning 330-963-2055 or via email at For more information about FirstPower Group LLC phone Jason Wills, Communications Manager for FirstPower Group LLC at 330-963-2050 or email at

SOURCE: FirstPower Group LLC

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FPG is a service-provider, distributor & manufacturer of compressors & circuit breaker equipment typically used in high voltage electricity transfer.
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