Eaton awarded contract to enhance FAA headquarters

Eaton Corporation recently announced a contract
valued at more than $1 million to supply the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. with upgraded network protectors
designed to safeguard the constant flow of safe, stable power to the 847,391
square foot U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) operated building, which
was originally constructed in 1963.

“We understand the FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace
system in the world,” said Jim Dankowski, manager of marketing and business development,
government sales and solutions at Eaton. “With our innovative products and
expert team of engineers, Eaton is well positioned to contribute to this
critical power management initiative.”

Eaton’s Electrical Service and Systems division will provide field personnel
for on-site technical services including the replacement of the FAA’s aging
equipment with custom installations of the CM52 Network Protector, which has
the highest interrupting rating in the industry and are the only network
protectors to carry a Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Label.

The CM52 is designed to ensure maximized maintainability for customers such as
the FAA, as its breaker has no adjustments required over the life of the unit
and fewer replacement parts than traditional units. A built-in wear gauge shows
the acceptable limit of contact wear, making the breaker condition easier to
identify for service periods. Quality design makes for easier system testing
and safer operation with Eaton’s dead front design and draw out capability.

The project was made possible through a GSA contract awarded to Maurice Electric,
an authorized Eaton distributor, and teaming partner, Meltech Electrical, a
division of Meltech Corporation, in a joint effort to meet the government’s
goals for small business participation in government contracts.

Meltech is a 100 percent woman-owned and operated small business that serves
the Federal Government and all branches of DOD throughout the continental
United States (CONUS), and Internationally (OCONUS).  Meltech has five
operating divisions: General Contracting, Construction Management,
Environmental Services, Electrical Contracting, and Special Projects.
Additionally, Meltech specialties in: IDIQ Type contracts, Design/Build,
Operations and Maintenance, Historical Restoration, Systems & Security
Upgrades, Roofing, Modular, and various other construction related projects in
the federal arena.

Information from Eaton news release

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