Protecting Pipeline SCADA Systems with Industrial UPS pt2.

A commercial-grade on-line UPS having a UL or ETL Listing for operation over a 0°C to 40°C temperature range typically has been submitted by the manufacturer to a safety agency for an engineering evaluation. As part of the evaluation, a temperature profile is taken of the highest heat generating components and heatsinks to assure they…

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How to Protect Pipeline SCADA Systems with Industrial UPS

Protecting oil and gas pipeline SCADA systems is critical.  Our VP of Engineering, Michael Stout, contributed an article to Pipeline & Gas Journal.  This blog focuses on assisting industry professionals—here are helpful excerpts with updated information.  This is a series in 2 parts:   Part 1: The management of complex gas and oil pipeline systems…

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UL 508 Listing for a UPS

When do you need it? UL 508 is the Underwriters laboratories (UL) safety standard covering industrial control panels (ICP), and the equipment installed inside.  To receive a UL 508 listing and the authorization to apply the UL 508 listing label, the equipment manufacturer must submit the equipment to UL* for inspection and testing. Once found…

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Unstable Power Causes Computer-based Equipment Failures Worldwide

Unstable Power Causes Computer-based Equipment Failures Worldwide  Many users install step-down step-up transformers to use U.S. equipment overseas, but still deal with equipment failures. Why?  Because more power protection is needed. To protect sensitive micro-processed based equipment exported overseas, Falcon’s Automatic Voltage Regulators provide a cost-effective, total solution by converting frequency and stabilizing voltage with…

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911 and Public Safety with an On-line UPS pt. 2

The Difference in UPS Designs There are three basic UPS designs: off-line, line-interactive and on-line. They provide three different levels of backup and power protection.* Off-Line – The off-line UPS is the lowest cost and is capable of providing basic battery backup and limited surge protection only. In every case the unit is designed around…

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911 and Public Safety with an On-line UPS pt. 1

How an On-Line UPS is Crucial What would happen if your friend had a sudden heart attack and you called 911, but the call center’s problems delayed the ambulance’s arrival? Maybe your friend wouldn’t survive. This blog is about making a difference in lives and how a reliable on-line UPS makes that difference in critical…

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On-line Industrial UPS solves Mystery

Mystery Solved at Aircraft Manufacturer: with an On-line Industrial UPS We’d like to share the ideas in a recent article in Automation World. One of the largest aircraft manufacturers solved the mystery about why it had a machine stoppage that resulted in scrapping thousands of dollars worth of expensive airplane parts: There are only a…

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Prevent Downtime with an Industrial UPS pt. 2

Here are Tips 3 to 5 on how to prevent downtime with an industrial UPS, plus an example of a manufacturer’s experience in the wine making industry 3. Check the temperature range of a UPS and whether it is UL Listed (and/or cUL, CE): It is critical to have agency approval on manufacturer’s temperature specifications.…

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Prevent Downtime with an Industrial UPS pt. 1

You can prevent downtime and maintenance costs by installing an industrial UPS, or high temperature UPS, in stressful environments.  Your company and you often spend time, money and stress on equipment downtime and maintenance costs.  In a high-production facility, a stoppage can cost an enormous amount of money. Here are 5 tips on preventing downtime…

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