Critical Power: Power for industrial facilities
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Power systems for industrial, manufacturing and other energy-intensive production facilities requires careful design and coordination. These facilities need to maintain power (including maintaining power quality) to eliminate product losses. Increasingly, engineers frequently specify uninterruptible power supply-type systems for large portions or entire facilities.
Some projects require backup power, in the form of generators and lithium-ion batteries. Incorporating the uninterruptible power supply system into these buildings requires electrical engineers to understand the load requirements and specific functions served by these power supplies.
- Know when uninterruptible power supply systems are required, and their specifications.
- Understand how to evaluate and analyze the power needs for such systems.
- Know the codes and standards that define the design of backup power systems.
- Learn the right practices for specifying uninterruptible power supply systems and identify common errors.
Zia Salami, PhD, Management Specialist – SME: Electrical Power System, CDM Smith, Charlotte, N.C.
Nicole Kozmin, PE, Electrical Engineer, Smith Seckman Reid Inc., Nashville
Amara Rozgus, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology