Tag: uninterrupted power

An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails.

Editor’s Comments: Seeing the Invisible

It was one of those clear days in which early rain had bathed every atom and left the world looking more three-dimensional than usual. I paused during a hike and stood overlooking the velvet folds of California’s coastal mountain range. Raptors rode upwellings in the distance. One of them—a hawk—landed on a

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

A single power interruption can cripple a healthy company, says Bhavesh Patel, director of marketing of Emerson’s ASCO Power business. “Not having adequate onsite power can be the ‘Achilles heel’ of a business, but the controls for operating, monitoring, diagnosing, and producing a variety of mandatory reports on these power

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid

Cylindrical Supercapacitors Optimized for Pulse Power

AVX Corporation has released a new series of cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors. Rated for 2.7V and delivering high capacitance values (1F – 3,000F), low ESR (0.16mΩ – 200mΩ at 1,000kHz), low leakage (6µA – 5,800µA), high energy density (1.2 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles), the new SCC

Switchgear Solutions

Switchgear Solutions

Switchgear systems play an important role for the Wabash Valley Power Association. Tom Fresher, senior operations engineer, says that the association relies on switchgear at all 15 of the landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) plants that the Indianapolis-based generation and transmission cooperative runs in Indiana and Illinois.

The switchgear protect the association’s power equipment when faults

Modular Solutions Integrates UPS plus Switch Gear

Modular Solutions Integrates UPS plus Switch Gear

ABB launches a scalable power distribution and protection solution for use in mission-critical applications such as data centers or hospitals. ABB’s MNS-Up solution integrates uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and switchgear technologies into a single, modular system, which can lower footprint up to 30 percent, increase uptime, and significantly reduce maintenance

Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency

Aesthetics and Energy Efficiency

Nearly a century ago, legislation enacted by President Woodrow Wilson founded a basic training facility for American soldiers preparing for World War I. Named Camp Benning, the post was located just outside the capital city of Columbus, GA. Following the Armistice, the post was renamed Fort Benning in 1922. But

Reader Profile: Jason Brooks

Reader Profile: Jason Brooks

While a building may not be occupied at all times, it is essentially “running” that entire time, points out Jason Brooks,
a Senior Energy Engineer for Sain Engineering Associates (SEA) Inc. in Birmingham, AL. “Within an hour, I can program that building to where it shuts off at night. Something so

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