Thanks to S&C's PureWave UPS, August Blackout Has Little Impact on Semiconductor Production.
Business Editors/Energy & Technology Writers
FRANKLIN, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2003
The August 2003 blackout A complete loss of power. See brownout. affected much of the northeastern US and Canada, but manufacturing went on as usual at Emcore Corporation, a New Jersey semiconductor manufacturer. Seeking to ensure optimum power quality for their critical processes, Emcore installed a 2500-kVA / 2000-kW S&C PureWave UPS(TM) System in June 2002.
Emcore was hit by a variety of voltage disturbances starting around 4:10 p.m. on August 14. The PureWave UPS System protected their production equipment five times during the initial collapse of the power distribution system, with operations ranging from 0.25 to 42 seconds. There was no loss of production.
S&C's PureWave UPS System, available in ratings to 20 MVA MVA
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MVA Motor vehicular/vehicle accident, see there , delivers whole-facility protection from utility power source problems for critical power users in data processing data processing or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a , chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and other continuous-process industries. The PureWave UPS System can be installed indoors or out.
A wide range of power quality solutions are available from S&C's Power Quality Products Division. These products include the PureWave UPS, PureWave(R) Source-Transfer System, PureWave DVR (1) (Digital Video Recorder) A device that records video onto a hard disk from one or more ceiling mounted video cameras. Part of a security system, the DVR typically supports 4, 8 or 16 separate camera channels. (TM) Dynamic Voltage Restorer, PureWave DSTATCOM DSTATCOM Distribution Static Compensator (R) Distribution Static Compensator, and PureWave AVC (1) (Advanced Video Coding) The video compression techniques used in the H.264 standard, jointly developed by ISO and the ITU-T. See H.264.
(2) (Audio Visual C (TM) Adaptive VAR Compensator.
S&C Electric Company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative products and services for the electric power industry. S&C's family of PureWave(R) Power Quality Systems have been installed at critical-process facilities worldwide to deliver reliable protection from the power quality problems that can disrupt operation. Information about S&C is available at www.sandc.PQ/PR