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With S&C's PureWave DVR, Voltage Sags are no Problem... Even During a Hurricane!

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FRANKLIN, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2003

Keeping critical production processes going during Hurricane Isabel was no problem for a Manassas, Virginia semiconductor fabricator. A PureWave DVR(TM) Dynamic Voltage Restorer from S&C Electric Company has been in service at the facility for almost two years. It again proved its worth during one of the area's worst storms in September 2003.

The hurricane knocked out power all along the eastern seaboard of the United States, but the manufacturer's fabrication equipment was unaffected. The PureWave DVR corrected over 30 sags during the hurricane (including one at 55%), allowing processes to continue as if blue skies were overhead.

Back in 2001, the manufacturer ordered a 5-MVA PureWave DVR to protect a critical portion of the facility from the voltage sags they were experiencing on the utility source. While the device was being manufactured, the order was amended to expand the system rating to 10 MVA, thus allowing it to protect the entire facility. Since installation, the PureWave DVR has provided the voltage boost necessary to correct voltage sags and maintain voltage within specification...even during a hurricane!

S&C's Power Quality Products Division offers a wide range of power quality solutions including the PureWave UPS(TM) System, PureWave(R) Source-Transfer System, PureWave DSTATCOM(R) Distribution Static Compensator, and PureWave AVC(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.com/PQ/PR.

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