Part 1: Intelligent Automatic Transfer Switches
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Our society has become highly dependent on electrical power. Directly or indirectly this impacts the average person, as well as businesses and government agencies, at virtually every level.
This has caused a wide variety of organizations to consider adding or upgrading back-up power to their existing facilities or include them as necessities for new buildings. While the basic concept and need of the Emergency Generator has not changed, the demand for greater integration and communication with more advanced sophisticated building and energy management systems has increased.
Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) have become a basic element of the back-up generator power chain for many decades and have evolved to now offer far more options than the simple electro-mechanical legacy ATS. Increased 7x24 availability requirements for mission critical back-up power systems for data centers, telecommunication systems, emergency services, health care and sensitive manufacturing processes has enhanced of the role of the ATS.
Moreover, in the age of localized and distributed power generation, the ATS may need to interact with a Micro-Grid or the Smart Grid in the not too distant future. As a result, ATS controllers have become more intelligent and offer different levels of functionality and intelligence to meet these challenges.
We will examine the applications of enhanced ATS features such as energy monitoring, surge suppression and ground fault detection. These features have typically been addressed with other electrical equipment but can now be integrated within the ATS, saving space, as well as equipment and installation costs.
This webinar will cover:
- ATS Types and Ratings
- Choosing ATS Transition Categories: Open, Delayed/Programmed, Closed
- Matching ATS Transition Type to Load Characteristics
- Integration of ATS Control and Communications Functions with Building Management Systems
Please join us on February 16th for the first of this year’s 5 part series on Advanced and Intelligent Back-up Power Systems.