April 18, 2013 – Eaton is introducing a Green Leaf Label arc-resistant, metal-enclosed load-interrupter switchgear design that promises centralized control and protection for medium-voltage power distribution equipment. The ArcGard load-interrupter switchgear is engineered to enhance operator safety during maintenance operations for industrial, commercial and utility customers. Eaton says it is the first MV load-interrupter switchgear with arc-resistant enclosures that can be shipped in a single structure, reducing costs and equipment space. The switchgear is designed to protect personnel from dangerous arcing faults by controlling, collecting and channeling the decomposition of the products from internal arcing faults to an area away from the perimeter of the gear. It incorporates arc chute and flicker blade technology, meaning arcing is minimized between the main blades and stationary contacts for increased equipment life.