1 ACpil Power HuUU Technologies We Keep Your Power On® 4 With Emergency Power Solutions Case Studies in Excellence: Six Hospitals Share Their Experiences 4 EMERSON Network Power
Armand Visioli President ASCO Power Technologies Consider It Solved resources necessary to operations. Keeping power The nationwide trend of anticipate and respond to on for important revenue healthcare facility expan your evolving needs. That producing services. And sions, upgrades, new includes quality products managing energy demand construction and more and 24/7 service. and staff. intense crisis prepared You can depend on We know many of the ness is stretching the long-term and reliable challenges confronting you engineering resources of relationships that we build because our personnel many hospitals, trauma with trust and cooperation. work every day with centers and clinics. And you can benefit from technicians, maintenance Decision makers are our ongoing innovations in staff and engineers at expected to understand power transfer technology. healthcare facilities. and evaluate new tech Whether our customers ASCO's technological nologies for a facility's leadership produces the are with hospitals, clinics growing operations. most reliable transfer That's on top of or other facilities, they switches for protecting life ongoing responsibilities enjoy ASCO's full corpo rate commitment to such as satisfying report safety, critical and equip ing requirements. Protectsupport their emergency ment loads. power needs. It's a com Let us show you how ing life safety and critical mitment that comes from we can help. E-mail us at healthcare(a)asco.com. the highest levels of the business—including my office—to devote the Armand Visioli, PE 1
hH-H-fH " ... ^^^M^^ mr • K When the stakes are high, healthcare decision makers turn to ASCO Power Technologies. ASCO Power Transfer Switches and Power Control Systems Specifying Peace of Mind Hospitals Want Quality Products, Expert Service, Reliable Relationships and Long-Term Commitment Peace of mind is why hos know that selecting ASCO gency and standby power Six decision makers is a decision they can desystems, they solve it with pitals, trauma centers and share their experience with clinics in North America pend on for 20 years or ASCO because ASCO is ASCO Power technologies the solution. more. That's why they pre and around the world on the following pages. fer and depend on ASCO From practically every They are Kevin Deitsch of specify ASCO Power Power Technologies. Transfer Switches and continent on earth, hospiSt. Joseph Hospital in Power Control Systems for They rely on ASCO's tal decision makers and Denver, Colorado, Yiorgos their emergency power comprehensive product their consultants are Andritsakis of UCSF/Mt. portfolio, deep expertise choosing ASCO. And Zion Medical Center in supply systems. built on more than a cen when they do, those facili San Francisco, California, In fact, a majority of healthcare facilities in the tury of innovation, real ties get properly tested, Roger Friesen of Method United States have ASCO time communications cacommissioned and mainist Hospital in Minneapolis, Power Transfer Switches. pabilities and responsive tained power transfer Minnesota, Bill Pitts of Nearly 100,000 ASCO 24/7 service. switches and engine genMadigan Army Medical erator paralleling systems. They're secure with Center in Ft. Lewis, Wash Power Transfer Switches installed in those facilities the deep resources that Plus, they know ASCO ington, Jim DeStefano of help keep power on whenASCO can provide them provides field product upAltoona Hospital in grades with the latest ever the utility source fails. as part of the global Altoona, Pennsylvania, Emerson Network Power technology. and Bill Harris of Saint Healthcare manage ment and their consultants business. Clare's Hospital in So when they want to Denville, New Jersey. resolve the issue of emer 2
' SOLUTION Install three, 1500 kW CHALLENGE Centralize and update the engine generators and hospital's emergency arrange for supplemental power and control system portable generation. to improve power reliability Transfer power and control for critical and noncritical the overall system with loads, and to accommodate nine ASCO 7000 Series steady growth. Closed Transition Bypass- Isolation Transfer Switches, an ASCO SYNCHROPOWER® Control System and PowerQuest monitoring. Saint Joseph Creates Premie St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado created a premier emergency power system that can power the entire hospital extended periods.
• "We wanted to centralize operations in a single plant and be able to power the entire campus for extended periods with no utility feed, if necessary." Kevin Deitsch, electrician Kevin Deitsch, electrician at St. Joseph's, monitors performance of the hospital's emergency power ASCO PowerQuesf. Emergency Power System The 350-bed hospital in Denver, Colorado had expanded and so did its emergency power and control system. The system had become decentralized—multiple pieces of independently operated equipment. Synchropower satis To transfer power and The hospital formed a control the overall system, fies the hospital's criteria project team that included • the hospital chose ASCO for a control system that its electrical department, includes load demand, bus the consulting engineering because of its innovative power transfer technologyoptimization, DC to DC , firm of Cator, Ruma & As sociates and ASCO's saleautomated control capa converters for control s power and a sophisticated bilities, ASCO Services 24- representative, Power SCADA system. hour on-call service, parts Control Products. The hospital married The team created one availability and multiple installations in metropoliits SCADA system—ASCO of the premier emergency PowerQuesf®—with the power control systems in tan Denver. The hospital selected automatic transfer the Rocky Mountain re switches, engine-genera nine ASCO 7000 Series gion. The new system comprises three, 1500 kW Closed Transition Bypass-tors and its building auto Isolation Transfer Switchemation system to monitor s gen-sets and arrange alarm points in real time. ments for portable generaand an ASCO SYNCHRO- When set points aren't POWER® System to coordi tion. Together with utility met, the system sends an nate the gen-sets and power, the hospital now alert to a facility computer transfer switches. has four power sources. and pages engineers. When at least two That means all power The system also pro sources would need to faipower sources are avail l vides the information re able, the transfer switches simultaneously—an un seamlessly transfer power quired for the JCAHO in likely event—for the spector to review as hospital's most important and provide additional required by code. loads to be without power. control redundancy be cause their loads can be manually transferred to 4 either utility or on site power as needed. 4
The University of California at San Francisco Mt. Zion Medical Center enjoys a reliable emergency power system that will perform reliably for the next two decades. The center is one of the nation's top 10 cancer research centers. CHALLENGE SOLUTION Upgrade the emergency Modernize the medical center's emergency powepower system's power r control system with system to enhance its superior technology that reliability and flexibility. helps staff ensure continuous power to priority loads. "The upgraded system is superior to what we had before." Yiorgos Andritsakis, assistant chief engineer Yiorgos Andritsakis, assistant chief engineer at UCSF Mt. Zion Medical Center, said the upgraded power control system allows them to shed load in stages.
UCSF/Mt. Zion Boosts Controls The Mt. Zion Medical Center at the University of California at San Francisco operates its emergency power system more frequently and ^ with much greater control since it upgraded its power control system. Besides the control sys For example, rather all priority loads. The en tem, the emergency power than transferring all loads gine-generators run under system comprises 11 bywithin priority three as a full load for 30 minutes, single block, they can be then the units come off line pass-isolation transfer one by one, cool down and switches and three enginetransferred in stages. - then shutdown after a brief ASCO Services de generators. The transfer switches signed, installed and testeverification check. The en d can be inspected, tested the upgrade, which per tire test lasts 45 minutes. The transfer switches and maintained without informed flawlessly when power failed unexpectedlyan. d power control system terrupting power to pro "Last year, when the are serviced yearly by tected loads. main breaker tripped, the ASCO Services, which Of the three engine- generators, one is rated agenerators started and all also responds in case of t 350 kW, and the other twprotected loads transferreemergency. d o "Upgrading the power over," Andritsakis said. are 260 kW rated units. Good performance derivecontrol system has been s "We now can prioritize loads within our three prifrom a reliable emergencone of the more successful y power system and strinprojects here," Andritsakis ority load levels," said said. "We have a lot of gent testing. Yiorgos Andritsakis, assis The engineering staff confidence that the emer tant chief engineer at the campus of more than 20 puts the system through itgency power system will s paces weekly, rather than perform reliably for the buildings. monthly. Every Tuesday next 20 years. We're 100 morning the staff starts thpercent satisfied." e engine-generators then signals for the transfer of 6
Madigan CHALLENGE Conduct mandated emer gency power system tests without getting "nasty phone calls" from medical personnel because of power interruptions. SOLUTION The hospital converted open transition transfer switches that protected critical loads to closed transition, which connects with one power source be fore breaking with another. Engineering staff at Madigan test the entire emergency during testing or retransfers Army Medical Center at Ft. power supply system and not to the utility source. Lewis, Washington now can create a power interruption 7
Momentary Power Interruptions Conducting NFPA 110-mandated monthly tests Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis near of its emergency power system caused momen Tacoma, Washington. Sensitive electronic tary power interruptions at the 414-bed Madigan equipment often would need to be rebooted s During controlled transfermomentary power inter The converted ASCO Now, all 29 transfer switches have performed from the live utility source ruptions by connecting switches, 16 of which also to the hospital's five, 850 with one power source beinclude bypass-isolation so satisfactorily that 14 d kW engine-generators anfore breaking with anothecapability, are the make-ASCO closed transition r back, the hospital's 29 when both sources are before-break type. Testing transfer switches have open transition transfer available. When utility is conducted during peak been installed in switches would break onpower fails, the transfer e hours with no transfer-inElmendorf Army Medical connection before making switch controller automatiduced power interruptionCenter in Anchorage, s the other. cally provides an open during testing or Alaska. They also have The ASCO switches transition load transfer. retransfers to the utility been selected for the Bas ASCO Services, coorsource. ASCO paralleling set Army Hospital near performed according to spec from the beginning. dinating with the switchgear controls the Fairbanks, Alaska. And company's sales represenengine-generators. when a previous Madigan However, facility engineers f Electrical Branch Chieengineer began working at frequently received comtative, S.F. Griggs of plaints about the interrupRedmond, Washington, Bill Pitts reports that his Valley Medical Center in managed the conversion people now test the entire Renton, Washington, he tions, so the hospital de cided to convert eight of and assumed all responsiemergency power supply installed 10 ASCO closed the transfer switches that bility for a turnkey projectsystem with confidence. transition transfer switches , protected the most critical including installation, start"The tests are transparenfot r a new wing. loads to closed transition. p testing and user trainto our medical personnel," u he says, "we no longer get The closed transition type ing. Madigan's engineers automatically eliminates were so pleased with the those nasty phone calls when we test." results that they con tracted ASCO Services to convert the remaining transfer switches to closed transition type.
Altoona Curtails Load Jim De Stefano, assistant director and project coordinator of Maintenance at Altoona Hospital, has high confidence in the ability of the hospital's emergency power system to help reduce utility bills through a load curtailment program. CHALLENGE SOLUTION "The investment the hospital made by upgrading the system has paid off immensely." Take advantage of a utility Use the hospital's upgraded Jim De Stefano, assistant director load curtailment programemergency power system t to shed load from the utility reduce utility bills. source during periods of peak summer demand.
An upgraded emergency power system protects Altoona I Hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania against power outages typically caused by storms and traffic accidents. tire load to the on site enentire load, including chill generators and transfers System upgrade ers, and the fourth serves reduces utility billsth an load d seamlessly using gine-generators. e "We load them up and as back up. its ASCO Closed Transition provides for full-load let them run during the The upgrade also in Transfer Switches. testing. "There's no break in peak of the day because cluded adding ASCO we believe that maximizepower transfer switches power," said Jim De Ste s Altoona Hospital in fano, assistant director and engine life," explained De and power control systems Altoona, Pennsylvania project coordinator of Stefano. to manage the doubling of wanted to reduce its en It's obvious that the on site generator capacity. maintenance. "People ergy bill so after upgrading don't even see it." The maintenance staff has a lot ASCO, its area sales its emergency power sys transfers are 'invisible' beof confidence in its emer representative Continental tem it agreed to participate cause closed transition gency power system. Sales and the engine-gen in its utility's load curtail transfer switches eliminate "We're very secure erator manufacturer ment program. s momentary power interthat whether utility power iteamed up as a single The utility can and ruptions by connecting interrupted intentionally or source supplier. does call on the 346-bed with one power source benot the system is going to The upgraded system hospital during summer peak load demand to shefore breaking with anotherperform," he said. . comprises the engine-gen d They also don't see That confidence is a erators and 28 ASCO low load from the utility grid. transfers conducted durinresult of Altoona Hospital voltage and medium volt g Altoona gets two hours' the hospital's monthly testupgrading its emergency age power transfer notice to reduce its de ing procedures. Rather power system. It refur switches and a power con mand by a certain kW bished its two engine-gen than running the emer trol system. ASCO Ser amount and it meets that requirement by shedding gency power system tests erators and installed two vices helps maintain and at night for 30 minutes, the new ones. All four are monitor them. its chillers from the utility maintenance staff operaterated at 900 kW capacity. s source. Staff starts the the system during the day Three satisfy the hospital's for a full eight hours and J transfers the hospital's en 10
II1IIIIIIIB1I V^VpSfe^n ^^WN. *,*,'"^i ' •• 5 v-y-w ist Monitors Pliigtn' W^ds . Duririi^e^ le 450-bed Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota uses ASCO Power Transfer Switches, a power control sys - jn tem and PowerQuest® monitor to get critical load manage W W ment information. J
CHALLENGE "There's a big difference between conducting monthly PM testing and a One of the nation's top 100 real power outage," said Roger Friesen of Methodist Hospital in hospitals wanted to pre cisely track priority loads tMinneapolis, Minnesota. o ensure that its emergency as the hospital steadily ex most of which have by power system could handle "During a real outage, pands, it monitors the the extra demands of a people plug into emer pass-isolation capability. ASCO Services installed amount of load assigned power outage and expandgency circuits," he ex ing load priorities. to each engine-generator, plained. And with 400-50th0 e ASCO 7000 Series of those outlets in the 450Controller and Power Manwhich guards against over - SOLUTION loading. When load ap bed hospital, there was no agers on the transfer Upgrading its 26 automatic proaches a predetermined transfer switches with an way to calculate how mucswitches to provide pre h level, they know to add a load that added, so Methcise information on the ASCO 7000 Series Controlodist oversized everything four priority loads that are transfer switch. ler and Power Managers Staff no longer needs provide the hospital with in its emergency power assigned to the hospital's to visit six transfer switch real time load management design criteria. three, 600 kW and one, 450 kW engine-generatorlocations to gather infor . "The last thing we information to engine-gen mation. It's readily acces erators and power transfer wanted was a transfer The upgrade went switches. The hospital smoothly, with zero down sible from the hospital's switch on overload," PowerQuest® monitor and knows exactly how much Friesen said. time. load is on each engine-gen SYNCHROPOWER® Power To better manage the "Now we get a history on outages and know hoControl system. A digital w erator and transfer switch situation, the hospital up every second. much additional load is display provides real time graded its 26 ASCO auto matic transfer switches, plugged into emergency data on amperage, voltage and phases and can alert circuits," Friesen said. "We staff when conditions are can tell whether it's un loaded or loaded and if it'not within preset limits. s loaded, we know the exact "Step-by-step, user- friendly instructions on the amount of load." Another benefit is that display are a big help," Friesen said. Friesen summed up what he likes best about the hospital's transfer switch and power control system in one word: "Reli ability." "A big reason we upgraded the transfer switches is to monitor loads remotely." Roger Friesen, assistant director of Engineering Roger Friesen of Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota led a team that evaluated automatic transfer switches for the hospital. "We selected ASCO because its technology is farther along and because of its factory and personnel. 12
« Saint Clare's Cure CHALLENGE Replace a failed transfer SOLUTION A team of hospital staff, an switch that served life electrical contractor and safety and critical loads ASCO isolated the switch STAT, while continuing to to protect its loads, then protect the loads. removed and replaced it with an ASCO 7000 Serie^ s Power Transfer Bypass- Isolation Switch over a weekend. 13
Transfer Switch Fever Competitor's switch starts smoking, then goes cold turkey. "On Thursday afternoon, cal contractor, Linear Elec g we saw smoke emanatintric, suggested Harris con from the existing transfer tact ASCO because they switch," said William Harwere nearby and because ris, senior engineer at their transfer switches had Saint Clare's Hospital in a reputation for reliability. Denville, N.J. "We really lucked out," An infrared scan Harris recounted. "ASCO showed the switch suf had what we needed on fered a 'fever'...an internal the manufacturing floor." connection on the bus bar While the company had overheated and prepped and shipped the melted dielectric material. transfer switch-an ASCO The 480V, 800 amp auto7000 Series Power Trans matic transfer switch had fer Bypass-Isolation been provided by another Switch-Harris, Vivo, Cliff company and had served Blewett and the contractor such loads as operating began removing the failed rooms, radiology and a switch. significant part of the The new transfer . hospital's MIS data centerswitch arrived promptly on After Harris and MainSaturday evening and the tenance Manager Brian team installed it by first Vivo saw the scans they thing the next morning. Cliff Blewett, electrician at Saint Clare's Hospital, was part of a knew there was no savinWork continued through brain trust of hospital engineering staff, an electrical contractor g the day and night and by and ASCO that quickly replaced a competitor's failed power this 'patient.' Its bout with transfer switch. He is standing next to an ASCO Bypass- hot-bus fever proved fatal Monday morning, the because the switch wasn'transfer switch was ready Isolation Power Transfer Swich. t repairable. They would for commissioning. have to replace it and "ASCO personnel soon. To buy time, they were here from the begin started isolating the switcning to help install the new h transfer switch and stayed to protect its loads. "We essentially cre until we terminated the last wire," Harris said. ated our own external by If the bypass-isolation pass around the switch with a lock-out tag-out sysfeature had been included on the original switch, hos tem," Harris explained. "One breaker fed the norpital staff could have mal side of the transfer manually bypassed power switch and one breaker to the load just by rotating fed the emergency side. a handle and without ca bling breakers. We padlocked it to prevent inadvertent operation." "It's nice to have a The hospital's electrisaint in front of the hospital to watch over us," he said. 14
Codes, Testing And Automated Recording The real world of complying with emergency power standards and passing audits too often means that personnel spend many hours oper ating systems and recording data manually. cally logs data on the exer Weekly inspection sheets cise. for an emergency power It also conducts trans system, for example, can fer tests that simulate a include 55 or more data points and require writing power failure, start the comments in long hand. gen-set, transfer power to Monthly testing logs can the alternate power source and run the generator un have nearly 40 or more data points. A third form, a der load for the period specified in the standards. generator load report, It then retransfers builds the pile of neces back to normal power and sary paperwork. runs the generator through It's no wonder that er rors can and do occur. And cool down. The system monitors the engine-gen errors can potentially af erators continuously fect a healthcare facility's JCAHO accreditation and through the test and auto matically records man create liabilities. A solution to testing dated readings. emergency power systems Automated testing and What healthcare facilities want most from automated testing and recording recording capabilities also more efficiently is to auto mate the testing procedurinclude the ability to select e and data recording. Autofrom seven automatic test • Accurate test run data in tailorable formats. mating the process facilischedules. Code refer • Storage of historical data to use for satisfying JCAHO tates compliance, substanences for NFPA 99 emer documentation requirements tiates insurance claims gency power systems test• Logging and time stamping of power system anomalies so and defends against litigaing are included. the cause and origin (utility source or on site generation) can tion arising from potentially A controller stores up be determined life-threatening events. It o 99 events with time and t • Hands-free operation of testing procedures date stamping and an op also helps manage the • Scalability to grow—or change—according to the facility's facility's energy consumptional printer interface pro needs duces hard-copy docu tion more effectively. • Web-enabled, password-protected access for true remote mentation. An automated Web- monitoring An ASCO Power Man based communications ager measures single and system-PowerQ/jesF-in- three phase power sys tegrates the operation of tems in real time. The monitors, controls, multiple engine-generator parallelbottom line is an inte ing systems and automatic grated emergency power power transfer switches. system that better equips PowerQuest remotely healthcare facilities opera exercises engine-generations and engineering tor systems and automatistaffs to meet the require ments of JCAHO, NFPA 110 and NFPA 99. 15
Expert, Tailorable, 24/7 Service The most common cause of transfer switch Maintenance Check List failure is lack of regular maintenance. Because power failures De-energize the switchgear and engine start signal ness hours, a discount on Secure and lockout normal emergency disconnects can be life-threatening and parts and a reduced hourly Remove the arc chutes and pole covers costly, there is no room for rate for additional labor Test and recalibrate all sensing and time delays error when it comes to that might be required. Vacuum clean accumulated dust maintaining a transfer Level Two includes Inspect for moisture or signs of wetness or drippin switch. Level One service, plus all Remove grime Trained ASCO Ser parts, labor, expenses and Clean and lubricate transfer switch coil and operator vices technicians properly emergency service calls. linkage maintain and test transfer Emergency service is dis Inspect all insulating parts for cracks and discoloration switches and power conpatched 7/24/365. Inspect all main arcing contacts for excessive trol systems for hospitals corrosion ASCO Services ser Inspect current-carrying contacts for pitting, coast to coast. They are vices a range of transfer discoloration available around the clock switches from a variety of Inspect all control relay contacts for excessive erosion in most areas and parts manufacturers. Techni and discoloration can be on site in a matter cians resolve problems Inspect and clean all accessory panels of a few hours. created by corrosion, evi Manually operate the main transfer movement Two levels of maintedence of overheating, con Check all cable and control wire connections nance programs can be tact erosion and other Electrically test all power sensing and time delays customized to meet the causes. Reconnect engine start Besides maintaining needs of one facility or Re-energize the switchgear and test it by simulating a normal source failure many networked facilities equipment, ASCO Ser Submit computer-generated report vices can design, install across the country. and upgrade power trans Level One includes annual scheduled maintefer switches and power nance during or after busicontrol systems. An ASCO Services technician checks operation of a multiple engine-generator paralleling system with a laptop computer. The computer tests multiple components quickly and accu rately and can send maintenance results to a printer for hard-copy documentation. Upgrading powe control systems without requirin system shutdowns is another ASCO service. SERVICES, INC. VL± sown*-•lulumitln Swildil.u. Fully stocked vans support ASCO Services technicians during on- site visits, often eliminating the need to order parts. 16
Reliable ASC O Products ASCA 7000 Series ASCA 7000 Series ASta 7000 Series Soft Load Power Open Transition Closed Transition Transfer Switch Transfer Switch Transfer Switch Maintains parallel operation or The 7000 Series is recognized Transfers loads without gradually transitions the load as the benchmark for power interrupting power by using a from the utility source to the on transfer switch design. Afield- make-before-break mode, if site generating units, avoiding proven solenoid operating both sources are within transients caused by block acceptable parameters. mechanism enables high speed loading. transfer of loads, reagrdless of ampacity size. fl&ZCL ASC&7000 Series ASZCL PowerQuest® SYNCHROPOWER® Bypass-Isolation Communications Control System Transfer Switch Monitors and controls multiple Automatically synchronizes and Can be be inspected, engine-generator paralleling parallels multiple engine-gen tested and maintained with systems and automatic transfer erators, distributes emergency out interrupting power to switches from a personal power and manages down the load. It also can serve stream transfer switches for computer. to manually transfer loads priority load control. A master to either uitlity or generator control section, a control sec power. tion for each engine-generator set and power distribution sec tions comprise a system. Mmm^£sss& 1
"An EPSS should not be considered an alternate energy source, but as an on-site electric utility." Dan Chisholm Dan Chisholm I On Maintenance Two powerful forces are on a collision course today in healthcare facility maintenance. Closed transition transclogged filter, and engine One force is the conse quences of limited personfer switches permit testing cooling systems strangled nel and budget constraintsunder load without power . by buildup in radiators. interruption and bypass- Consequently, an The other is the require ment for a facility to 'deisolation transfer switches EPSS should not be con allow maintenance without sidered an alternate en fend in place' because not bringing the loads offline. ergy source, but as an on- all patients are able to If the EPSS isn't in site electric utility, and its leave the building under , proper operating conditionmaintenance and testing their own power. Lack of personnel and it's doubtful that a hospital protocols should receive tight budgets inevitably can defend in place, espefunding commensurate cially for extended power with this important role. mean that facility staff spends too much time reoutages. Indeed, many acting to problems, rathehospitals have discovered r Dan Chisholm is founder of than proactively preventinthat the EPSS's they de g them with a good maintepend on are ill prepared for the Motor and Generator In stitute, a technical committee nance program. This apextended operation. member of NFPA 110, Emer The most common plies, in particular, to test causes of EPSS failure argency and Standby Power e ing emergency power Systems, editor of Healthcare supply systems (EPSS) maintenance related— Circuit News and author of and their power transfer starting systems hobbled Healthcare Emergency switches. by loose or corroded conPower Systems—Mainte nections, fuel and supply nance, Testing and Compli systems choked with a ance. 18
Roland Josenhans, manager of Product Engineering, worked on the Ron Schroeder, product manager, Power Switching team that developed an advanced power transfer switch design. and Controls, helped expand the functionality of the power transfer switch controller. Reliability is what health • First 1200 ampere trans• First three cycle "any Satisfying the needs of breaker" withstand and care engineering departfer switch hospital decision mak ments and facilities direc• First solid state autoclose-on current rating ca ers is one reason why tors want most in auto pability matic power transfer ASCO Power Tech • First closed transition matic transfer switches. switch control panel nologies is the number Reliability means the dif• First microprocessor ausoft load power transfer ference between a night tomatic power transfer switch qualified and listed one manufacturer of toUL 1008 spent resolving problems switch controller power transfer or sleeping soundly. • First 1600 and 2000 am First 18- and 30-cycle • switches on the Reliability is a product pere transfer switches withstand current rating for planet. transfer switches of innovative and proven First overlapping • • First power manager design, configuration flexswitched neutral ibility, quality, ease of op • First inphase monitor with embedded I/O and kW command and control eration and serviceabilityan. d first advanced, self- • First communications ASCO Power Transfer regulating inphase power Switches deliver it all. and data-logging capabilit technology For more than a cen• First 3000 and 4000 amfor transfer switches e tury, every major advancpere transfer switches • First Ethernet/Web en •g in power transfer switchin First power transfer anabled connectivity for d and control design and bypass-isolation switch transfer switches development has come • First two-way bypass-• First U.L. approved, CE from ASCO. ASCO pio isolation transfer switch marked, IEC 60947-6-1 neered the world's: • First automatic bypasscompliant and third-party - r • First automatic transfeisolation transfer switch Kema Keur marked auto switch in 1920 with draw-out design for matic transfer switch • First true service en • First solenoid operated serviceability transfer switch • First closed transition trance transfer switch that transfer switch • First high-speed power transfer switch 19
Walter Przywozny, manager of Switch Controls Engineering, (left) Finite element analysis (FEA) images of a prelimi helped make the controller more user friendly. Daniel Scheffer, vice nary contact shaft design show how materials an g president of Engineering and Technology, oversaw the engineeringeometries react to a simulated short circuit. FEA effort to design innovative power transfer technology. ensures efficient designs with reliable performanc and added value to the customer. integrates the switch and the design process. Finitfamily is based on a four-enclosure, without remov e service disconnect element analysis helps enpole architecture and a ing the power conductors. Besides world-class • First load shed optimizagineering teams design single or dual solenoid. tion for power control syscomponents that manage Also, one controller is uti transfer switches, health tems care engineering depart magnetic and mechanicalized for all amperages, l s • First 10KA UL main bustresses dependably. ments also want the secu voltages, frequencies and rating for engine parallel Teams evaluate prototransfer switch configurarity of a dependable com ing systems. pany large enough to sat types with fused depositions (open transition, de ASCO also pioneered tion modeling and a powelayed transition, closed isfy their evolving need for r the world's most advancelad that verifies the perfortransition and soft load). application support, projec b automatic transfer mance under real condi Quality is assured management and around- switch—the 7000 Series. tions and qualifies designwits h the ISO 9001:2000 the-clock field service. certification that ASCO haStanding behind each The company developed to listing agency stan s the 7000 Series using a dards. High-speed video earned for its production 7000 Series Automatic Transfer Switch is ASCO, powerful array of human photography enables engifacilities. and technological re neers to analyze how de ASCO Power Transfear company that manufac sources. signs react to stress over Switches are easy to optures, services, modifies Today, experienced time frames spanning a erate because informaand upgrades more trans engineers with decades ofef w milliseconds. tion-rich, menu-driven anfed switches than any other r accomplishments and ad The result is a continumulti-language displays company in the world. vanced degrees in desiginn g stream of innovations are intuitive, requiring no ASCO continues to theory and analysis emin power transfer technoloperating manuals. develop advanced power ploy cutting-edge value ogy that meets the evolv One reason the transfer solutions for de g engineering to design, tesint needs of healthcare switches are easy to sermanding applications, so facilities...and assures that and qualify innovative vice is that arcing and whatever the challenge, . transfer switch technologyASCO remains the worldmain contacts can be reASCO can help healthcar Technological tools wide industry leader. e placed from the front of thengineering departments such as 3-D computer- In terms of configura keep their power on. aided modeling facilitate tion flexibility, the 7000 Series Transfer Switch 20
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