Archive for 1991

Diesel Progress Engines & Drives Magazine – “Standby Power For Advanced Technology Center”

Power Systems & Controls would like to thank Diesel Progress Engines & Drives Magazine for the company profile in their article “Standby Power For Advanced Technology Center”.

   

   

   

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Powers Russian Nuclear Reactor

                                                                   

In the summer of 1991, Power Systems & Controls was presented with a unique challenge by the United States Air Force. How do you provide backup power for a series of electrical tests to be conducted on a Russian nuclear space reactor? The answer was for PS&C to team up with Rust Power (New Mexico Caterpillar Dealer) and supply a 315kVA PS&C rotary UPS that converts 60Hz power to 50Hz power, while simultaneously protecting the critical load. For added redundancy, Rust Power connected the output of the uninterruptible power supply to an ATS which activates a 50Hz engine generator.

The purpose of the Topaz II Nuclear Test Program is to see if the Russian technology can be beneficial to the United States as it designs U.S. thermionic nuclear power systems for space applications. The United States has not tested a space nuclear reactor in 25 years, and the Russian technology is much more advanced than U.S. models. The Topaz II project allows an excellent opportunity to gain from Russian experience and expertise. You can learn more about the Topaz Nuclear Test Program by clicking on this link (Topaz).

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Signs Texas Rep

                                                     

Mitchell Technical Sales, Inc. (MTS) is a Texas based corporation headquartered in Dallas. The company’s primary interest is the sales and service of products designed for data center environments, telecommunications facilities, and commercial/industrial needs. With 13 Sales Engineers and 7 Service Representatives, MTS represents over 200 years of experience in providing quality and reliability.

MTS Products & Services, include:

MTS is currently celebrating 20 years in business and they pride themselves in their ability to maintain the trust and confidence of their customers. A valued customer relationship is the goal at MTS. They provide the best possible equipment and service available, fulfill all customer requirements, and does it all at the least possible cost.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

New Motor-Generator Technology

 

Customers have come to expect certain features from PS&C’s rugged and reliable synchronous and industrial motor generator sets. Now both the Series SMG  and Series IMG motor generator sets have the following new features:

  • Both have a “Ride-Through” option, which is effective for most utility power disturbances.
  • A touch screen interface simplifies all operator functions. The operator can instantly access all the standard system data but also vital parameters such as status and fault data.
  • Program Logic Controller (PLC) Technology.

The application of modern technology to the Series IMG and Series SMG product lines makes the product easier to use and increases its reliability. Extensive design efforts were applied to insure they provide the expected quality power and safely removes itself from the utility power when necessary. PS&C chose the best input circuit breaker for each model as they are critical for any power conditioning solution. When the utility is lost and returns within a short time, the motor may no longer be synchronized with the utility. The result (with a M-G lacking proper input coordination) can be damage to the set or opening of the system input breakers.

PS&C has taken an additional protective step to prevent the Series IMG or Series SMG from experiencing an out of synchronicity return of utility power. Two protective circuits that monitor the generator’s output frequency have been designed. These circuits predict when an out of synchronicity event is eminent. The PLC logic will open the input breaker before the event can occur. By looking ahead, and acting before the problem occurs, stresses are eliminated from the machines and the user’s electrical system.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

Contingency Journal Magazine – “It Pays To Expect The Worst”

Power Systems & Controls would like to thank Contingency Journal for the the product overview in their article “It Pays To Expect The Worst”.

       

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Protects Michigan Bell

                                           

Michigan Bell was founded in 1904. It became a subsidiary of Ameritech during the Bell Systems divestiture during the 1980’s. They are headquartered in Michigan but serve the whole Midwestern United States. They have thousands of employee and committed and focused on their customers.

Michigan Bell selected Power Systems & Controls to provide rotary uninterruptible power supplies totaling over 10MW worth of UPS power. We will be releasing more information about this project as Michigan Bell plans on covering this project in an article and have asked us to refrain from providing any further details.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.

PS&C Protects Mount Sinai Medical Center

                                                 

Mount Sinai Medical Center was established in 1949 by a group of philanthropists and concerned citizens with two goals in mind: To make healthcare services readily available to all people, regardless of race, color or creed, or their ability to pay, and to create a hospital where physicians would be allowed to practice medicine without fear of discrimination. Mount Sinai Medical Center is a hospital in Miami, Florida and has multiple locations through the city.

Power Systems & Controls will be supplying rotary uninterruptible power supplies to protect advanced medical equipment. PS&C was selected because of our superior UPS design, previous history supporting their operations, and our outstanding field service division. We thank Mount Sinai for becoming a return customer and continuing to trust their operations to PS&C.

About PS&C

Power Systems & Controls is a world leader in power quality and power protection technology, building systems for mission critical applications world-wide. Clients include many of the world’s leading research and test laboratories, rail and sea mass transit, advanced manufacturing, and data centers.

The company has a state of the art production and test facility located in Richmond, VA allowing for easy access to Washington, DC and the east coast. Today the company supports the USG and DOD, Fortune 500, and many other international organizations on a wide range of applications. We don’t just solve power problems; we engineer power solutions.