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ABB SafeGear has been successfully arc-resistant tested to a maximum of 50kA with IRISS VPFR-75 3-inch Infared Windows installed on the rear doors of the switchgear.

ABB used IRISS windows during the testing held at the KEMA Labs facility in Shallfont, PA to IEEE C37.20.7 (2007) in January of 2009, for compliance throughout North America.

“Today, switchgear manufacturers regularly install IR windows at the point-of-manufacture. We are so excited to have ABB including our “industrial grade” infrared windows in new switchgear to their customers ” states Tammi Pickett, Marketing Director.

Martin Robinson, IRISS, inc - CEO comments, “The use of infrared (IR) inspection windows in industrial applications has grown exponentially over the past five years. IR windows are being used in almost every industry that utilizes or produces energy - from pulp and paper mills to pharmaceutical research facilities, from refineries to office buildings, IR windows have been proven to save companies money by facilitating more efficient and safer work practices. I am proud that IRISS is making thermography safer and more accurate by their very nature, IRISS products are simply Safer by Design”.

For more information about IRISS Infrared Windows, go to www.iriss.com

About IRISS inc.

Established in 2007, IRISS, inc. is a privately held company whose mission is to enable companies to “save time, save money and save lives.” As manufacturer of the world’s first and only industrial-grade infrared windows, IRISS’s end-user-designed products are the culmination of more than 15 years experience using and designing infrared windows, and launching infrared window programs around the world. IRISS products are the heart of efficient and safe work processes for infrared electrical surveys and thereby provide the means with which companies can reduce and eliminate risk to plant assets and personnel.

By facilitating closed-panel inspections, use of IRISS infrared windows eliminate 99.9% of arc flash triggers during IR electrical surveys and help companies to comply with NFPA and OSHA mandates.

To learn more about infrared inspection solutions from IRISS, visit www.iriss.com  

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