Skip to content

A Second Layer of Safety: Circuit Breaker Coatings

hzo-ippt-logo Originally Published in IPP&T, February 2021

"Just as they protect facilities, the circuit breakers themselves need to be protected."

Article Summary

  • Industrial circuit-breakers are safety-critical equipment. 
  • Any failure, even one that lasts moments, can cause significant financial damage.
  • Molded case circuit breakers (MCCB) are the de facto standard for industrial applications.
  • While they are getting smarter, circuit breakers still comprise sensitivity circuitry that needs protection.
  • Arcing and hazardous threats can endanger their reliability.
  • Parylene is used to protect MCCB components and has superior proven protection capabilities

Rachael Lerebours

Industry Expert

Rachael Lerebours, with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MA in Organizational Communication from Wayne State University, has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. She held senior roles at Eaton, Grainger, and Dana, managing $800M in revenue and achieving 10% annual sales growth before joining HZO in 2020.

Are HZO Protection
Solutions Right for You?