PS&C Supports Chilean Navy

                                                                         

Power Systems & Controls was selected by the Chilean Navy to provide a range of Static Frequency Converters to help power sensitive electrical equipment on their frigates. The electrical equipment is being installed in order to support their objective of protecting the over 2,600 miles of coast. The Series SFC converters will provide 400Hz power and are designed to be permanently installed in the frigates. Unfortunately, we can’t go into too much detail because of the “sensitive” nature of the application. We look forward to supporting them on this project, as well as, future opportunities where we could help support their operations.

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.

Expodefensa 2014

                                                

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to Expodefensa 2014 an International Defense and Security Trade Fair in Bogata, Colombia. Expodefensa 2014 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. 

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 Helps Power Nuclear Plant in Argentina

                                                                 

Power Systems & Controls is set to provide over half a dozen Static Frequency Converters to provide isolated and continuous 50Hz power for the operation of a major nuclear plant in Argentina. This has been a multi-year project, which PS&C has helped support from the very beginning as we helped size and specify the correct units needed, as well as, provided logistics support to deliver the units to Canada and then to Argentina. The units for Candu Energy arrived on time and budget. We look forward to supporting Candu now and into the future.

Candu Energy Inc. is a Canadian owned subsidiary of Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Inc., specializing in the design and supply of nuclear reactors, as well as nuclear reactor products and services. Candu Energy Inc. was created in 2011 when parent company SNC-Lavalin purchased the commercial reactor division of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), along with the development and marketing rights to CANDU Reactor technology. The reactor products offered by Candu Energy Inc. are the CANDU 6 and Enhanced CANDU 6 reactors. Candu Energy Inc. also specializes in advanced fuel cycle technology that exploits the fuel cycle flexibility of the CANDU design, including fuels based on Recovered Uranium (RU) from Light Water Reactors (LWRs) and Mixed-Oxide fuel (MOX) incorporating thorium or plutonium.

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.

The Virginia Engineer – “Predicting Electric Power Blackouts Prior to Actual Event”

This article “Predicting Electric Power Blackouts Prior to Actual Event” from The Virginia Engineer does a great job discussing the danger that blackouts have on our electrical infrastructure, and how power factor correction could help solve this growing problem.

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

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Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo 2014

                                                               

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to the Africa Aerospace and Defense Expo (AAD EXPO) at Air Force Base Waterkloof in City of Tshwane, Centurion, South Africa from September 17 – September 21, 2014. AAD Expo is one of the largest trade exhibition and air shows in Africa. The event is hosted over a five day period with three days dedicated to trade exhibition and two days for the air show, which is open to both the media and general public. It boasts more than 450 participating companies in the defense and aerospace industries, from over 30 countries.

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.

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.

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.