DEFSEC Atlantic 2016

                                                                  

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Canadian Defense Security & Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from September 6 – September 8, 2016. 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.

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.

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

                                                 

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Farnborough International Airshow 2016 at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom from July 11 – July 17, 2016. 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. 

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.

Energy Management Congress 2016

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Energy Management Congress 2016 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA from May 25 – May 26, 2016. 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.                              

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.

Business Energy – “Commerical vs. Industrial UPS”

This article “Commercial vs. Industrial UPS” from Business Energy Magazine does a great job comparing the differences between commercial UPS designed for IT and data processing applications verse industrial UPS systems intended for manufacturing and harsh environments as each application has their own unique backup power requirements. It reiterates that fact that not all mission critical applications are the same. 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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Improving UPS Reliability

                                                                                                                         

The Parallel Redundant configuration is the most used UPS configuration in the world. However, it can be shown that the maintenance bypass switch introduces a single point of failure and thereby reduces the overall reliability. A maintenance bypass will be required to allow service and maintenance of the UPS system (so configured) without disconnecting the critical load from a power source. Likewise, a Hot-Tie configuration, which is two separate UPS systems joined by a static transfer switch, has a single point of failure at the switch. Such single points of failure significantly reduce system MTBF.

Regardless of the configuration, the system’s reliability can be dramatically degraded if it is poorly maintained. Since people cause 50% of all UPS system failures, the key to uptime is proper training of the operating personnel. Other key points for preventing such degradation are as follows:

  • Post clear, concise operating instructions
  • Regularly scheduled maintenance by qualified personnel
  • Knowledge of battery’s health and capacity
  • Circuit breaker coordination
  • Spares inventory
  • Test the availability of the backup AC sources
  • Participate in a product upgrade program with the UPS vendor
  • Place the UPS alarm where it must be acknowledged

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.

Business Energy – “Secure Power: Load Banks, ATS, and UPS Applications”

This article “Secure Power: Load Banks, ATS, and UPS Applications” from Business Energy Magazine covers everything you need to know about secure power including load banks, automatic transfer switches and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. Their insights regarding the importance of an ATS and UPS are vital for anyone working in the mission critical space. 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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EXPODEFENSA 2015

                                                            

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to EXPODEFENSA 2015 an International Defense and Security Trade Fair in Bogata, Colombia from November 30 – December 2, 2015. EXPODEFENSA 2015 is the international exhibition and point of reference for Latin America in terms of technological development and innovation for Defense and Security Forces. All Latin American and Caribbean Defense and Security players, from public bodies to private operators will be exhibiting or visiting the Expo. They expect to have hundreds of organizations participating this year from over thirty countries around the world. 

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.

Dubai Airshow 2015

                                                    

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Dubai Airshow 2015 at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 8 – November 12, 2015. The Dubai Airshow is a world class exhibition showcasing the latest and greatest in military, general and commercial aviation. This year there will be over 1,000 exhibitors from over 60 countries as the Middle East is one of the fastest growing aerospace regions in the world. The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade. 

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 Power Quality Testing

                                                    

As a supplier of power conditioning equipment for critical real-time applications, Power Systems & Controls (PS&C) has learned the importance of change. Whether changes are due to additional load or new technology, our customers can rest assured that their equipment is capable of handling their needs. Due to problems that can arise when newer technology is coupled with the old, PS&C consistently strives to develop compatible service enhancements so that our customers’ critical loads are never compromised.

In the past, it has been common practice to document the performance of a UPS system at start-up. However due to the various power quality problems we’ve encountered over the years, PS&C is pleased to announce that we now offer a power quality monitoring service. In our continuous effort to maintain state-of-the-art test disturbance equipment, we have added monitoring equipment which collects and qualifies electrical data on almost every aspect of three phase power system. This includes voltage, current, frequency, impedance, power factor, demand and all other types of electrical disturbances.

PS&C offers this service to our customers of any others interested in avoiding or resolving power quality problems. PS&C will work with your facilities’ personnel or electrical engineer to collect accurate data independent of your equipment manufacturer. If the power quality study has not been done prior to equipment purchase, we recommend that it be conducted at start-up. For a small fee PS&C will provide a comprehensive power study which will serve as a baseline for your facility. The study should be updated each time major changes in equipment are made or every two years to document your current power system performance.

Another power quality issue of concern to the power conditioning industry is Total Harmonic Distortion or THD. The IEEE 519.1992 recommended standard outlines the amount of harmonic current that can be reflected to a power source. In addition to the above, the power study now offered by PS&C can also identify harmonic current sources to determine your overall power quality and tell you if your THD problems are self-induced.

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 – “MESA Standards for Utility-Grade Energy Storage”

This article “MESA Standards for Utility-Grade Energy Storage” from ElectroIndustry Magazine reviews lithium-ion energy storage systems. Pictured in the article is a PS&C 2MW Lithium-Ion Battery Container. 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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