Intelligent Micro Grid, Part 2

                                                                        

The Enclosure systems for the Intelligent Micro Grid are self-contained and built to withstand harsh in-theatre deployments. They are designed to be air flown if required and can be positioned via airlifts. The TDPU’s utilize special sand louvers and filters to keep the micro particles from entering into the portable Diesel Engines air stream, thus reducing the engines life. External doors are not required to be open when the engines are running. The exhaust of both the radiator and engine direct upwards, so the surrounding dB level is greatly reduced.

The Intelligent Micro Grid utilizes a plug & play design for ease of connection and portability. All power connections between the TDPU and TDMU utilize identical connectors that cannot be interchanged into an incorrect plug, if it fits then connection is correct. All communication connections utilize the same topology as the load connections. This allows for the TDPU and TDMU to be connected, up and running, within 20 minutes from being positioned on-site. As each power connection is made, the TDMU will recognize the TDPU’s power capability and automatically make adjustments to the internal “brain” configuration. This avoids the TDMU from exceeding that particular TDPU’s power capabilities.

The Intelligent Micro Grid is available with SAT-COM capability. This option allows the system, with proper software and codes, to be accessed from a remote location. This option has been tested, in real time, by a USG threat assessment team. The findings indicated the system integrity to be of a low level risk when intentional, external influence is present. The team was also unable to influence the power output of the Intelligent Micro Grid.

Then AES unit are utilized, the TDMU controls and integrates the AES source into the Intelligent Micro Grid output. The AES option will further reduce fossil fuel usage, engine run time and engine maintenance respectively. The AES also offers additional inductive inrush capabilities to the on-site grid, allowing the TDPU’s to be utilized at an “average load” basis, rather than at a “peak load” basis. Most AES options are available with Energy Storage Modules (ESM), such as batteries, which further enhance the Intelligent Micro Grid capabilities and performance.

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.

Intelligent Micro Grid, Part 1

                                                                        

The PS&C Intelligent Micro Grid utilizes a modular topology consisting of a TDMU (Tactical Deployable Monitoring Unit) and single/multiple TDPU’s (Tactical Deployable Power Unit). The number of TDPU’s is dependent on the load requirement. The TDPU’s are building blocks, if more power is required, just add another TDPU. The TDMU combines the TDPUs into one power source, which in turn supports the required load.

Key Advantages of PS&C Intelligent Micro Grid:

  • Reduction in Fossil Fuel Consumption
  • Reduction in War Fighter exposure to hostile areas due to reduced fuel convoys and need for individual engine Preventative Maintenance (PM) requirements. (Ex. System fully depletes all available engine consumables, allowing for an “overall” PM, instead of an “individual” engine PM.)
  • Reduction in premature damage to engines
  • Maximization of system consumables (Ex. System’s ability to fully use all consumables – filters, oil, etc. – allowing for all engines to be serviced at one time, with all consumables fully depleted.)
  • Tactically deployable with plug & play topology, reducing the need for trained technicians to complete the initial system site placement and start-up
  • Modular design allowing for airlift operations in remote areas without sacrificing required power needs
  • Compatible with Alternative Energy Sources (AES) and energy storage devices, further reducing fossil fuel, consumables, and PM costs

The TDMU is the “Brain” of the Intelligent Micro Grid. The TDMU monitors and meets the load requirement by determining the best available power configuration as dictated by real time load data. The TDMU is completely programmable, user friendly utilizing a color touch screen HMI. The TDMU has the capability to store multiple, preconfigured load programs to execute at the push of a button, or execute run commands off of real time load data. The TDMU, because of its design, can also incorporate alternative energy sources, such as solar, wind, etc. The TDMU can prioritize the AES, relative to the engine sources, so once again maximum energy efficiency can be experienced.

The TDMU maximizes all available power sources, whether combustion, solar, wind, or some other type of AES. In the event a power source is requested to come online, but found not to be available, the TDMU will select the next best option. In the event the TDMU cannot obtain the power requirement within normal operating parameters; the TDMU will then disregard the active alerts/alarms. The TDMU will then make the selection based on a predetermined risk order as pertaining to the active alerts/alarms active in the system The TDMU’s main purpose is to maximize the available power, engine life and performance, while minimizing engine fuel consumption and wear, by making intelligent selections as the power requirements change in real time.

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 in Afghanistan

                                           

DRS Technologies has selected Power Systems & Controls to help support their operations in Afghanistan. DRS Technologies is headquartered in Arlington, VA and is the leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, the company develops, manufactures, and supports a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements.

The company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing defense technology companies in the world and holds leading market positions in thermal imaging devices, combat display workstations, electronic sensor systems, power systems, rugged computer systems, air combat training systems, mission recorders, deployable flight incident recorders, environmental control systems, telecommunication system, etc. We cannot go into detail regarding the level of support we are providing to DRS Technologies; however, we are excited to welcome DRS into the PS&C family of satisfied customers.

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.

NEW Portable SCIF Design

 

Power Systems & Controls has redesigned our Portable Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility syste. For additional information about our Portable SCIF solutions, please click Here. Please contact the factory for more information.

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 In Bakers Bay

                                                         

Baker’s Bay is a 3-mile-long bay an island with a clear and aqua sea grass bed in the Sea of Abaco, is a favorite destination of Abaco Island boaters for years. Baker’s Bay is home to foraging and nesting sea turtles of up to five species. It is also home to a wide variety of sharks and large fish. Baker’s Bay is created by two mangrove rivers from the island, which are important estuaries for the island’s coral reef. Power Systems & Controls is sending a 250KVA RFC to Baker’s Bay to support a private customer whose yacht is stationed on-site. PS&C looks forward to this new venture and welcoming another satisfied customer.

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.

Paris Air Show 2009

                                                           

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to International Paris Air Show 2009 at Le Bourget Airport in Paris France from June 15 – June 21, 2009. 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.

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.

Mountain Home Air Force Base

                                                                        

Power Systems & Controls has been selected to supply (3) Rotary Frequency Converter systems to Mountain Home Air Force Base. The Mountain Home Air Force Base is located in southwestern Idaho, and has been home of the 366th Fighter Wing since 1972. Our Series RFC, rotary frequency converters, will be used to provide 400Hz power to the fighter jets. The contract specialist explained why they decided to go with PS&C over the competitor, “Power Systems & Controls makes a superior Frequency Converter according to the technical proposal and product specification. They are also well known in the industry and have a solid Field Service Division.” We look forward to supporting the Mountain Home AFB and am glad they went with 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 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.

IDEX 2009

                                                    

Power Systems & Controls will be travelling to IDEX 2009 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 22 – February 26, 2009. 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. 

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 In Japan

                                                              

Power Systems & Controls has won a contract to provide Motor Generator Sets in Shariki, Japan for the MDA. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense.  Their workforce includes government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States.

As they develop, test, and field an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), the MDA works closely with the Combatant Commanders (e.g. Pacific Command, Northern Command, etc.) who will rely on the system to protect the United States, our forward deployed forces, and our friends and allies from hostile ballistic missile attack.  They work with the Combatant Commanders to ensure that we develop a robust BMDS technology and development program to address the challenges of an evolving threat.

The project involved providing a 1625kVA system, as well as, a 875kVA Motor Generator system and all associated controls. The systems were to be housed in Modified Containers, in order to protect the systems from the elements and allow for easier transportation and installation. The customized Equipment Containers for the project were also provided by Power Systems & Controls. They consisted of a modified 40′ low cube container, a modified 20′ high cube container, and 30′ x 24′ stick built enclosures. We look forward to working with MDA, and can’t wait to mark Japan off our list of international landmarks.

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.

Emergency Lighting Inverter Finished

 

The newest Solid-State system to be released to the public by Power Systems & Controls is PS&C’s Series LI Emergency Lighting Inverter system. The Series LI central emergency lighting inverter is the answer for all federal regulations that govern all facilities from schools to motels. Emergency egress for people is required by law; therefore, the owner, manager, and insurance company must comply with “life safety” legislation. The Series LI is designed to supply reliable, isolated, clean, regulated power for emergency lighting and associated controls.

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.