Archive for 2014

20MW Lithium-Ion Battery Containers Finished!

                                                         

Power Systems & Controls has just shipped the final 40′ Lithium-Ion Battery container, which houses 2MW of power storage. This system is composed of (10) such units for a total power capacity of 20MW. PS&C has been supporting Parker Hannifin, Mitsubishi, and many other strategic partners for this specific application for some time. This will be the first time in history a project like this has been completed that will be both profitable and non-government funded. A breakthrough for Alternative Energy’s capability and potential to become a viable long-term solution.

The lithium-ion battery Shelters were designed to support renewable power generation sources to maintain grid frequency stability, as well as, the ability to handle peak shaving. Advancements in battery technology and battery based storage systems are gaining in popularity when compared to more traditional means. This makes it ideal for frequency regulation, peak shaving, renewable capacity firming, load following, ramp rate control, power factor control, black start, etc. We are excited about this milestone and look forward to supporting our partners on even larger projects in 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 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.

DEFSEC Atlantic 2014

                                                                  

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Canadian Defense Security & Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from September 3 – September 5, 2014. DEFSEC Atlantic is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries – the second largest of its kind in Canada. Incorporating elements of both a trade show and a defence procurement conference, DEFSEC Atlantic provides access to “the right people” in an engaging and professional setting. The event also brings all levels of government which often highlight the programs available to aid companies in future business development.

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.

Farnborough International Airshow 2014

                                                

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Farnborough International Airshow 2014 at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom from July 14– July 20, 2014. It is one of the world’s most famous air shows and attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. 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. 

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.

Business Energy – “Small but Powerful Portable Energy Sources: Whether for Emergencies, Seasonal Needs, or Shared Backup, Portable Power Gets Around”

This article “Small but Powerful Portable Energy Sources: Whether for Emergencies, Seasonal Needs, or Shared Backup, Portable Power Gets Around” from Business Energy Magazine is a great overview of portable power solutions available in the market and how portable, modular power solutions are starting to become more and more prevalent. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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

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Energy Management Congress 2014

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Energy Management Congress 2014 in Seattle, WA from June 25 – June 26, 2014. The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the west coast of the United States. It is designed specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum, path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability. 

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 U.S. Navy’s High Energy Laser Weapons

                                                                  

Power Systems & Controls has been selected by the U.S. Navy to provide a HEMP and TEMPEST rated power supply system for their emerging High Energy Laser Weapon systems.

Background: High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapons have the potential to add unique capabilities to the Naval and Joint arsenal. Precision engagement at the speed of light with a deep magazine brings new options to address difficult threats in non-traditional ways. Technology advances in both the military and civilian sectors have led to improvements in key HEL system components and fueled innovative approaches to the present development of HEL weapons. The Directed Energy Warfare Office (DEWO) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is a leader in the transition of this new capability from science and technology to the warfighting solutions and systems.

Focus: The DEWO leads multiple projects critical for HEL weapon development and evaluation. General areas of focus are in laser weapon system prototyping and testing, lethality and weapon effectiveness assessment, and precision tracking and beam control at high power.

Current Efforts: The DEWO HEL team is leading the technical development of a Laser Weapon System for the U.S. Navy. Testing of the first prototype in June 2009 successfully demonstrated tracking, engagement, and destruction of five threat-representative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), a Navy first. These results validate the military utility of HEL for counter-UAV missions. This system also serves as a foundation that, as basic technologies mature, will be able to address a growing number of targets at increasing tactical ranges.

HEL Assets:

1) Multiple HEL laser sources including eight 5.5kW fiber lasers, precision high power diagnostics and beam profiling equipment, and the expertise and experience to make these difficult measurements.

2) Modeling tools including a critical target effects and vulnerability analysis module developed as an extension of NSWCDD kinetic lethality codes.

3) Laboratories located on the Potomac River Test Range including land-to-land test sites of 1.1, 2.5, and 4.0km and a dedicated laser backstop facility with over-water access. A planned 100m instrumented high power laser tunnel will also provide another unique capability for addressing the development challenges of high power beam control in the maritime environment.

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.

Business Energy – “Be Prepared: Operating, Renting, and Reselling – A Primer on Gensets and Load Banks, and the Companies that Supply Them”

This article “Be Prepared: Operating, Renting, and Reselling – A Primer on Gensets and Load Banks, and the Companies that Supply Them” from Business Energy Magazine is a great piece for anyone looking for a crash course on gensets and load banks. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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

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ElectroIndustry – “Understanding The Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter”

This article “Understanding The Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter” from ElectroIndustry Magazine does an excellent job explaining that an arc is an electrical current that occurs through a nonconductor medium like air, and the dangers that an arc presents when working with electricity or energized equipment. You can read the article by clicking Here.

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ElectroIndustry – “Employing Best Practices For Increasing Data Center Efficiency”

This article “Employing Best Practices For Increasing Data Center Efficiency” from ElectroIndustry Magazine does a great job focusing on how important of a factor efficiency is in data center facilities. They recommend a six step approach for improving efficiency that can have a long-term impact on this thriving industry. 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 Protects Central Bank of Nigeria

                                                        

Power Systems & Controls is proud to announce a new international distributor located in Lagos, Nigeria. American Power Systems is a new player to the international power quality market as the company was just established last year. However, the company is composed of power quality experts who have decades of experience working in the industry. The company is led by Lawerance Wisehort who has already enjoyed success selling PS&C Products in Nigeria.

In 2010, he sold a series of 250kVA Hybrid Rotary UPS and Automatic Voltage Regulator systems to the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Series MC and Series GSR were utilized for both conditioning the power being fed to the bank from utility, as well as, to bridge the gap between the loss of utility and the diesel generator coming on-line if there is ever a power failure.

American Power Systems will be supporting projects that require Hybrid Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Static UPS, Flywheel UPS, Power Conditioners, Rotary Frequency Converters, Static Frequency Converters, Power Factor Correction, Voltage Regulators, Lighting Inverters, Surge Protection Devices, and Isolation Transformers. They will be supporting both government and corporate requirements and have the full support of Power Systems & Controls’ Engineering and Field Service divisions. We look forward to working with American Power Systems and are excited to further expand Power Systems & Controls’ international footprint.

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.