Archive for 2011

PS&C Expands with New Building

 

Power Systems & Controls is proud to announce the expansion of its 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facilities in VA with the addition of a new property located on 3203 Lanvale Ave, Richmond, VA. The acquisition, includes a 6,000 sq. ft. building, which PS&C will quickly convert for its Small Products Division. This newest division of PS&C has expanded rapidly over the years, growing much faster than initially projected. They expect manufacturing operations in this new facility to begin as early as next summer.

Regarding the recent purchase, CEO & President Tom Delano said, “We feel this acquisition is in line with Power Systems & Controls’ overall vision for aggressive long-term growth, in support of our mission to foster improved relationships with those whom we serve. PS&C understands we are only as successful as our customers and clients. We know this new facility will be the first step of many, in our plan to expand current Virginia based capabilities, which enables PS&C to far exceed previous expectations. Power Systems & Controls has always been committed to creating the best products possible, while forming great relationships with all past, present, and future clients. I am thrilled with this milestone, and look forward to a great future.”

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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.

ElectroIndustry – “Sunny Days Ahead – Inverters Ease Integration of Solar Energy”

This article “Sunny Days Ahead – Inverters Ease Integration of Solar Energy” from ElectroIndustry Magazine about the emerging solar energy market and how the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections for solar installations from photovoltaics will continue to grow eventually reaching a 47 Gigawatt capacity. You can read the article by clicking Here.

You can read the whole publication by clicking Here. To learn more about ElectroIndustry Magazine please visit their Website.

ElectroIndustry Article - Inverters

PS&C in U.S. Army News

                                                                        

Please read the following article about Power Systems & Controls and the U.S. Army – Click Here.

Power Systems & Controls 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. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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 Chile Representative

 

I-Systems S.A. in Santiago, Chile is one of Power Systems & Controls’ manufacturer’s representative for South America. I-Systems is run by Mr. Conrado Artizia O’Brien. I-Systems has a long history of working with Power Systems & Controls over the years; however, I-Systems has been inactive for some time now. However, activity in this region is starting to heat up again, so we excited to see what Conrado has in store in the coming months.

I-Systems S.A. will be specializing in Frequency Conversion, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Power Conditioning, Power Factor Correction, and our Control & Monitoring systems. They will be supporting Rotary Frequency Converter, Static Frequency Converter, Hybrid Rotary UPS, Rotary UPS, Static UPS, Flywheel UPSIndustrial Motor Generator Sets, Synchronous Motor Generator Sets, Synchronous Condensers, and Automatic Voltage Regulator requirements.

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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.

International Paris Air Show 2011

                                                        

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to International Paris Air Show 2011 at Le Bourget Airport in Paris France from June 20 – June 26, 2011. The Paris Air Show claims to be the world’s oldest air show seeing as it was first established in 1909. The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defense industry calendar, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. This years show is expected to attract more than 150,000 professionals and over 200,000 members of the general public from over 80 countries. The Paris event starts with four professional days closed to the general public. It then opens to the public from Friday to Sunday. The event is held every two years at the same airfield that Charles Lindbergh landed after the first solo transatlantic flight.

Power Systems & Controls 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. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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.

ElectroIndustry – “Electrical Safety – Everyone’s Priority, Keeping Your Business – and Your Investment – Safe from Power Surges”

This article “Electrical Safety – Everyone’s Priority, Keeping Your Business – and Your Investment – Safe from Power Surges” from ElectroIndustry Magazine does a great job summarizing who is affected by power surges, the key causes of power surges, the proper way to protect against power surges, and forms a solid conclusion for the best way to move forward in protecting your facility and equipment from the dangers of power surges. You can read the article by clicking Here.

You can read the whole publication by clicking Here. To learn more about ElectroIndustry Magazine please visit their Website.

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PS&C Intelligent Micro Grid In Afghanistan

                                                                        

In the summer of 2011, the 1 MW Intelligent Micro Grid was deployed to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to support a FOB. The United States Army Materials Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) performed a detailed study on the Intelligent Micro Grid in real time. Below are unedited findings by the AMSAA report:

Start of AMSSA Findings:

ONE-MEGAWATT AFGHANISTAN MICROGRID PROJECT

1. Executive Summary

The Afghanistan Microgrid Project (AMP) One-Megawatt (1MW) Microgrid is a system of power generating components that actively matches supply capacity to the demanded load. The main goal of this system is to save fossil fuel consumption in austere environments. This report documents the data collection methods and analyzes critical metrics such as fuel consumption and generator operational hours. The baseline used for comparison is the existing thirteen 60kW Tactical Quiet Generators (TQG) that were already in place before the microgrid (MG) was installed.

2. Microgrid Analysis Results

  • Insertion of the Microgrid with existing controls resulted in a 17% (7,344 gal) decrease in fuel consumption over the baseline during the test period (August 19, 2011 to November 5) at the test location, Bagram Airfield (BAF) Afghanistan.
  • The Microgrid with existing controls reduced the amount of generator operational hours by 85% during the study period, which resulted in 67% lower maintenance costs.
  • The Microgrid with existing controls improved the availability of power relative to Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) operation from 97.9% to 100% during the study period.
  • Simulations show the Microgrid with existing controls could be optimized and would have saved an additional 20% (8,644 gal) of fuel and 7% of operation hours’ y reprogramming the generator controls
  • Optimized Microgrid simulations show that the addition of 200kW of solar panels would have resulted in a 12% reduction in fuel relative to the optimized microgrid simulation over the test period
  • Simulations show that the addition of energy storage when used to reduce the amount of spinning reserve would have saved only an additional 2% of fuel.
  • Simulations of solar set-up (flat, inclined, single-axis tracing, dual-axis tracking) show minimal differences in total fuel consumption savings (+/- 3%).
  • While the Microgrid generally made areas of the camp less noisy, the immediate area surrounding the Microgrid was subjected to noticeably loud intermittent generator operation instead of steady TQG operation

Excerpt Ends…

PS&C’s advanced Intelligent Micro Grid is a proven, tested, and independently validated technology. Our PS&C Family is proud to bring this new technology to the forefront, showing our technical abilities and persistence in achieving excellence. PS&C looks forward to the future, and the new technologies that we will help create.

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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.

IDEX 2011

                                                                           

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to IDEX 2011 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 20 – February 24, 2011. IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. 

Power Systems & Controls 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. PS&C has the unique ability to support both static (solid-state) and rotary (motor generator) UPS, frequency converter, and power conditioning requirements as we are one of the few companies in the world that manufactures both types of technology. Power Systems & Controls is an employee owned company and has a long history of successfully supporting mission critical applications across the world. PS&C – The Power Is On!

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 was founded in 1965 by CAT. Today the company is headquartered in Richmond, VA and 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.