Belle Chasse , LA 70037
Point Eight Power’s breakthrough thinking always solves your marine electrical-control and distribution-system needs. If losing power is not an option, turn to Point Eight. We have designed, manufactured and serviced quality products for more than 1,500 clients for over half century. Using its four-step process-focused client consultation, designs that break away from conventional thinking, scrupulous manufacture of products and follow-up service unequaled in the industry – Point Eight makes sure products and systems come in on time and on budget. The company’s roots are in oil and gas, working with the major energy companies, but over the years, Point Eight has expanded its client list to include the workboat industry, shipbuilders, United States Navy and USCG.Point Eight Power not only delivers original design and manufacturing footprints, it retrofits any project in the most cost-effective and least intrusive way possible. Point Eight’s highly skilled Service Department has more than 55 years of experience in switchgear troubleshooting and servicing. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day ready to travel worldwide whenever they are needed to troubleshoot service, start up or commission your electrical equipment, switchgear or generator controls. Since 2003 Point Eight has been an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Quality Management System. Point Eight continues to offer thinking that breaks through complacency and yet is always compliant. Over the years, Point Eight Power has won numerous awards. Among them are the Supplier of the Year from the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in 2000 and 2005; Cutler-Hammer’s OEM Partner of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 1999; and recognition from Saudi Aramco in 1999/2000 for prompt delivery, outstanding team effort and performance contributing to our successful achievement of quality and schedule goals for the Hawiyah Gas Plant Project. For more information visit us at www.pointeightpower.com or call 1-800-284-1522.
Products & Services
Electrical Switchgear Training Classes
Electrical Switchgear Training ClassesPoint Eight offers two types of in-depth training, held either at our facility or at any location around the world. The first is focused on switchgear operation, the second on switchgear maintenance. Proper operation and well-maintained equipment ensure the reliability of your power system and the safety of your personnel. It will also extend the product life cycle and lower the total cost of ownership. It should be noted that our training is not limited to our systems. Rather, we train on any manufacture or name-brand equipment for any market.Switchgear-operation training covers the following topics:• Switchgear-operation safety• Breaker operation• Synchronization• Load-sharing and parallel operation• Engine controls and devices• Voltage regulator and governor operation• Automatic operation • Basic troubleshootingSwitchgear-maintenance training covers the following topics:• Switchgear maintenance safety• Breaker maintenance and inspections (low and medium voltage)• Bus-bar inspection and cleaning techniques• Meter and relay calibrationsFor more information on our training class, call 1.800.284.1522.Point Eight Power. Controlling the Power You Generate.
Field ServicePoint Eight’s highly skilled Service Department has more than 55 years of experience in switchgear troubleshooting and servicing. Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and are ready to travel worldwide whenever they are needed to troubleshoot, service, start up or commission your electrical equipment, switchgear or generator controls. Point Eight will service any manufacturer or name-brand equipment.We provide the following services: • Startup assistance & commissioning • Testing & calibration • Equipment maintenance programs Startup assistance & commissioning: Our job is not complete until we know that your gear is installed properly and operating within your specifications. This process includes: • Verifying customer external control and power connections before start up • Setting up, testing and calibrating e-protective relays and metering devices • Verifying complete system operation in accordance with design criteria When these procedures are completed, you can rest assured that your switchgear will operate properly whether it is Point Eight’s or any other manufacturer’s. Testing & Calibration: In order to keep all the protective systems running as they should, we recommend yearly testing and calibration. We have the capability of performing both single- and three-phase relay and meter testing. We can perform micro-ohmmeter testing on your circuit breaker’s main contacts. This process includes adjusting and verifying the operation and set points to your specifications.Equipment Maintenance Program: Proper maintenance of switchgear will keep your system running well and extend the life of your equipment. We recommend a yearly maintenance program that includes: • Verifying the accuracy of the metering and protective system • Verifying the proper torque on the bus connections • Main circuit breaker testing and inspections, verifying both mechanical and electrical operations • Performing Megger and Hi-Pot testing to prove the integrity of the bus-insulation system, all in accordance with ANSI and IEEE standards Our technical assistance hotline is open 24 hours a day. Simply call 1.800.284.1522 or visit us at www.pointeightpower.com Point Eight Power. Controlling the Power You Generate.
Low Voltage Marine Equipment
Point Eight Power offers a wide array of equipment for low-voltage marine applications including generator control, distribution and hi-shock switchgear, engine/generator control panels, shore power panels and individual controllers. Our marine equipment can be manufactured to meet ABS, U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's of London, DNV, SOLAS or IMO standards. In addition, if the application requires, these products can be built to various UL standards.
Medium Voltage Marine Equipment
Point Eight Power. Controlling the Power You Generate.Point Eight Power offers a wide array of equipment for medium-voltage marine applications including metal-clad generator control and distribution switchgear, engine/generator control panels and substations. Our marine equipment can be manufactured to meet ABS, U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's of London, DNV, SOLAS or IMO standards. In addition, if the application requires, these products can be built to various UL standard.
New Reduced Footprint Medium Voltage Switchgear
New Reduced Footprint Medium Voltage SwitchgearOur new Medium Voltage Switchgear design features a 50% space saving metal clad design, insulated and isolated bus, withdrawable circuit breakers and one of the smallest footprints available for ABS Approved Marine Propulsion Switchgear. See how Point Eight Power can control the power you generate.www.pointeightpower.com
Parts SalesAs an OEM partner with many major electrical-equipment manufacturers, Point Eight Power is able to offer extremely competitive pricing on the component parts in our switchgear. We pass these savings on to you when you need aftermarket spare parts. All of our parts are backed by our warranty – either twelve months after installation or eighteen months after shipment, whichever is first. Proper care and maintenance of switchgear is essential to extending the life of the products.We can supply the following to our clients: • field startup parts• commissioning parts• two-year recommended spare parts• parts for field upgrades • parts for field modifications and repairs• emergency response replacement parts• repair parts • routine spare parts For more information on part sales, please call 1.800.284.1522 or visit or visit us at www.pointeightpower.com. Point Eight Power. Controlling the Power You Generate.
Power Control Distribution Buildings
Power Control Distribution BuildingsWe have more than 40 years experience in manufacturing Power Control Distribution buildings for both on- and offshore applications. Point Eight combines our PCD buildings with our switchgear and Motor Control Centers to provide you with a total turnkey solution for your power control and distribution project. We can build for any application from a simple container control house to a 250-ton, two-story welded-steel building with living accommodations and helideck. Through our Point Eight Process of assessment, design, manufacture and service, you are guaranteed a system that meets your project needs.UL Listings • UL-Prefab Integrated Electrical Power Building Power Control Distribution Buildings Equipment Interlocking - Crimp Plate For more information please call 1.800.284.1522 or visit or visit us at www.pointeightpower.com. Point Eight Power. Controlling the Power You Generate.
Electrical Systems & Components
- Electrical Systems & Components
- Electrical Equipment
Propulsion / Power
- Control Systems
- Equipment Testing