Archive for 2013

ElectroIndustry – “Outsmarting Arc Flash”

This article “Outsmarting Arc Flash” from ElectroIndustry Magazine discusses some of the new developments and breakthroughs in arc flash analysis and arc flash safety industry. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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PS&C Enters Solar Market

                                                        

Power Systems & Controls is working with Parker-Hannifin Corporation in developing Grid Tie Inverter Enclosures and Lithium-ion Battery Containers to support solar operations world-wide. Both PS&C’s Engineering and Container Manufacturing groups will be supporting the project. The inverter enclosure and lithium-ion battery containers will be housing their unique power systems, which will provide 20MW of power from solar fields. Mitsubishi is providing the lithium-ion battery systems.

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photovoltaic effect.

Photovoltaics are an important and relatively inexpensive source of electrical energy where grid power is inconvenient, unreasonably expensive to connect, or simply unavailable. However, as the cost of solar electricity is falling, solar power is also increasingly being used even in grid-connected situations as a way to feed low-carbon energy into the grid. We are excited to be supporting Parker and Mitsubishi on this project and look forward to what our partners have in store for the 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.

Paris Air Show 2013

                                                          

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to International Paris Air Show 2013 at Le Bourget Airport in Paris France from June 17 – June 23, 2013. 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. 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.

Exponor 2013

                                                              

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Exponor 2013 in Antofagasta, Chile from June 17 – June 21, 2013. Exponor is an international technology and innovation show for the mining industry and one of the largest in the world. These exhibitions are vital for revitalizing the mining industry and becoming and becoming an important industry platform. It is expected to generate almost a billion dollars in business. PS&C will be showcasing our uninterruptible power supply (UPS), frequency conversion, and other power conditioning solutions commercially available in support of the mining industry. 

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.

Distributed Energy – “A Storm, an Outage, and a Growing Realization”

This article “A Storm, an Outage, and a Growing Realization” from Distributed Energy Magazine highlights the importance of secure power and the dangers of not taking the necessary steps to protect your mission critical facility. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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ElectroIndustry – “Responding To Dynamic Electricity Pricing Signals As Demand Response”

This article “Responding To Dynamic Electricity Pricing Signals As Demand Response” from ElectroIndustry Magazine does an in-depth review of power factor, power factor correction, and how demand response will continue to grow due to the dangers caused by blackout on our electrical grid. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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ElectroIndustry – “A Systematic Approach to Arc-Flash Mitigation”

This article “A Systematic Approach to Arc-Flash Mitigation” from ElectroIndustry Magazine gives a brief overview and provides great insight into arc flash analysis and minimizing the dangers of a possible arc. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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ElectroIndustry – “Emergency Lighting Shows The Way”

This article “Emergency Lighting Shows The Way” from ElectroIndustry Magazine focuses on how a central lighting inverter is designed to provide emergency lighting to allow the immediate regress as mandated by federal law and the important role it plays in life-safety. 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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Distributed Energy – “Gensets for Critical Operations: Brownouts, Blackouts, and Natural Disasters Are Prompting More Facilities To Consider Onsite Power Generation And Backup Power”

This article “Gensets for Critical Operations: Brownouts, Blackouts, and Natural Disasters Are Prompting More Facilities To Consider Onsite Power Generation And Backup Power” from Distributed Energy Magazine does a great job highlighting impact power quality has on a facility and the importance of having uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and backup generator systems. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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Distributed Energy – “A Secure Solution: Many Facilities are Adopting Onsite Power as a Way to Secure Operations and Improve Energy Efficiency”

This article “A Secure Solution: Many Facilities are Adopting Onsite Power as a Way to Secure Operations and Improve Energy Efficiency” from Distributed Energy Magazine has great insight into the importance of secure power and the dangers the blackouts and other power anomalies can cause on a facility’s electrical infrastructure. You can read the article by clicking Here.

You can read the whole publication by clicking Here. To learn more about Distributed Energy Magazine please visit their Website.A Secure Solution