Emergency, Onsite, Standby Power
Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2017 Product of the Year Finalists
Emergency, Onsite, Standby Power
Read about the 6 finalists in the Emergency, Onsite, Standby Power category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2017 Product of the Year program.
Diesel generator set
Rated at 1,750 kW, 60 Hz for standby applications, the Cat 3512C diesel generator set features an optimally sized engine and a reduced overall footprint. The generator set provides reliable power that can deliver lower installed costs per electrical kilowatt, reduced fuel consumption, and lower emissions. The Cat 3512C generator set has a footprint of 151.56 sqft, saving up to 13% of installed space and a weight of 31,240 lb, which cuts up to 6% of necessary weight-supporting installation costs. Users may select the standard 108°F ambient radiator or an optional high-ambient radiator that delivers full power with no derating at ambient temperatures up to 122°F.
Caterpillar Inc., www.cat.com/powergeneration
Automatic transfer switch
The contactor-based, UL 1008-listed automatic transfer switch (ATS) is specifically engineered for applications up to 3,000 amps. The contactor-based ATS is simple to operate and available in a broad selection of configurations and features to meet a wide array of application types. The ATS is engineered for enhanced safety and uptime, with the front door of the switch forming an isolated compartment. Upon opening the front door, service personnel can turn the maintenance-isolation switch and electrically isolate the control compartment while the transfer switch is energized. This design enhances safety in the working environment when performing inspection or routine maintenance.
Uninterruptible power supply
The 93PM UL 924 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) delivers enhanced efficiency for emergency and auxiliary lighting applications. The UPS is offered in models developed specifically for emergency lighting and power, ranging from 20 to 120 kVA, as well as auxiliary lighting and power-listed models from 20 to 200 kVA. The 93PM UL 924 UPS allows users to tailor their lighting solutions based on their existing environments and requirements while reducing operating expenses. The 93PM UL 924 UPS helps customers reduce costs through efficiency of up to 97% in double-conversion mode and up to 99% with Energy Saver System technology.
The on-line, double-conversion SC UPS features advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and Surface Mount Device (SMD) technologies. These combined technologies provide high reliability, use fewer components, and offer a robust system. The SC model is designed for protecting IT/IoT equipment, telecommunications, servers, security systems, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).Features include multimode operation, intelligent self-diagnostic technology, an innovative battery-boost circuit that allows use of fewer components, high reliability and mean time between failures, and a very large design margin for power components for higher reliability. The SC model is based on one of the most advanced and high-frequency DSP.
Falcon Electric Inc., www.falconups.com
The SDC20 industrial diesel generator is designed specifically to meet the changing market needs for cell-site backup power and is available in 20-kW ac or 15-kW dc options. From internal geometry to removable access panels on the enclosure, every aspect of the SDC20 was designed to reduce shadow footprint, leading to an overall size that is up to 50% smaller than alternative generators. The design also increases consistency and reduces complexity. Integrated fork pockets and four-point lift connections are included in the standard design to provide additional flexibility during installation. The ability to service the generator from a single side reduces the time and the cost of routine maintenance.
Generac Power Systems, www.generac.com
The Galaxy VX UPS is an easy-to-deploy power-protection solution with flexible operating modes that supports efficiency, flexibility, and reliability in large facilities, data centers, and industrial applications. The UPS offers advanced electrical features that result in excellent power conditioning, input power-factor correction, and high power efficiency. Its flexible operating modes optimize the efficiency of information technology environments. Through the highly efficient Double Conversion Mode, Galaxy VX reduces switching losses using a four-level conversion technology. The reduced switching stress offers greater reliability and a reduction in failure rates. Galaxy VX offers a traditional Eco Mode, which delivers up to 99% efficiency.
Schneider Electric, www.schneider-electric.us