Tag: Automatic Transfer Switches

A transfer switch is an electrical switch that switches a load between two sources. Some transfer switches are manual, in that an operator effects the transfer by throwing a switch, while others are automatic and switch when they sense one of the sources has lost or gained power.

A Growing Trend

A Growing Trend

Cogeneration systems, also known as combined heat and power, have traditionally been installed by larger industrial users with high steam and power demands and by smaller, institutional users such as universities and hospitals. Since the early 2000s, smaller industrial and commercial companies have discovered cogeneration utilizing natural gas-fired reciprocating engines,

Avoiding Power Interruptions at Data Centers

Avoiding Power Interruptions at Data Centers

Kyle Ellenberger of Power Systems & Controls has seen big changes in the data center industry since the earliest few data centers were launched in the United States.

“The first data centers were crazy—they had soldiers guarding them and barbed wire. No, you can’t roll up in a tank and steal

Equipped for Continuity

Equipped for Continuity

It’s difficult to imagine a business to which backup power is more critical than Appica.com, a Cincinnati, OH-based provider of private data center space, hosted applications, cloud computing capacity, and network storage. Redundant security is a major element of how the firm defines itself, both in terms of clients’ data

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 edition of Business Energy.

Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

With a growing number of severe weather events, power outages are on the rise, notes Kyle Nelson, vertical marketing manager for Generac Power Systems.

Summertime arrives with its notorious slate of challenges, with the Atlantic hurricane season spanning June 1 to November 30, heat waves that tax air-conditioning systems, and the possibility of tornadoes.

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Data Center Power

Data Center Power

Kyle Ellenberger of Power Systems & Controls has seen big changes in the data center industry since the earliest few data centers were launched in the United States.

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 4

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 4

Maintenance, Monitoring
Matuseski with Cummins says that once hospitals have chosen and installed an onsite power system, it’s important for the staffers at that facility to learn how to monitor these systems and maintain them.

This is the only way that hospitals can guarantee that their onsite power systems are working properly.

Data Center Power

Data Center Power

Kyle Ellenberger of Power Systems & Controls has seen big changes in the data center industry since the earliest few data centers were launched in the United States.

Secure Power

Secure Power

Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup generator when it senses a power outage. A load bank mimics a real

Medium-Voltage Circut Breaker Switches

Medium-Voltage Circut Breaker Switches

Russelectric Medium-Voltage (5-15kV) Circuit Breaker Automatic Transfer Switches and Bypass/Isolation Switches are the first such switches to be UL tested, listed, and labeled under UL 1008A for use in legally required emergency power systems. Through the precisely controlled opening and closing of circuit breakers, these switches transfer electrical loads from

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