Static Transfer Switches (STS)

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Static Transfer Switches (STS)

Power Continuity Ltd design, build & install world class fully automatic critical power protection systems and data centre power infrastructure.
Power Continuity required maximum efficiency Static Transfer Switches (STS) with the most reliable track record in the industry for their major global automotive clients. They looked long and hard at the STS options available in 2018 from a number of manufacturers.

Power Continuity Ltd clients’ requirement was for multiple STS configurations with the proviso that ‘failure was not an option.’
Following extensive tests, Power Continuity Ltd chose Socomec STATYS transfer systems.

John East, Project Director of Power Continuity Ltd, comments,
“Socomec STATYS transfer systems were chosen for their reliability and rapid transfer times.
Together with the excellent level of enterprise shown by the Socomec engineers, we knew that we were working with the best in the STS industry.
This for us, was a ‘no brainer’.
It had to be Socomec Static Transfer Switches for our prestigious Power Continuity clients.
I certainly would commend the  dedication of both Neil Roberts and Anne Springer.
We worked should to shoulder, 24/7, to reach our goal.”

Power Continuity Ltd, has expertise in the design, build and installation of automated power protection UPS systems and diesel generators, protect some of the best known organisations in the UK.
From multinational and national corporations to smaller companies with a single location.
Power Continuity guarantees the performance of mission critical operations across the private and public sector.

Socomec STATYS transfer systems

Socomec has been selected to supply our STATYS transfer systems.
Providing the latest switching technology to increase overall availability of the system during abnormal events.
As well as programmed maintenance.
Socomec’s STATYS technology allows for plant segmentation & intelligent fault maintenance.
Therefore increasing the global uptime of the Power Continuity power protected system.
Colin Dean, Managing Director of Socomec comments,
“Socomec has developed a range of low voltage switching components and protection systems to guarantee power availability in critical applications.
We invest heavily in pioneering research and product design.
In order to deliver reliable, scalable cost-effective power solutions to meet rapidly changing capacity demands.
By working in partnership with Power Continuity design, build and installation experts, we have delivered the optimum solution.
Maintaining critical loads whilst guaranteeing business continuity.”
Socomec’s Static Transfer Switches (STS) transfer critical loads from one source to another.
Enhancing power availability whilst simplifying the electrical architecture.
Supplied by two independent incoming LV sources, STATYS provides redundant power to mission critical loads.
Increasing the power supply availability by selecting the best quality power supply and preventing fault propagation.
These intelligent switching units transfer the load to an alternative source when the primary source is out of tolerance – ensuring high availability of the power supply for particularly sensitive or critical installations.

POWER CONTINUITY static transfer switches

Power Continuity’s client included the installation of 9 x 200A STATYS cabinet version units for global critical IT loads and 1 x 800A STATYS cabinet version for mechanical loads.
In the event of a power failure, Socomec’s STS transfers the load from “preferred” to “alternative” source in “typically 3-5ms.
Using Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) fast acting switching devices.
Switching is rapidly carried out under processor power control.
Resilient power supplies, micro controllers and SCR driver boards etc.
Inbuilt component redundancy reliable operation is guaranteed.
Available with either 3 or 4 pole switching to match the neutral and earth of the installation, the ATSM transfer function manages switching to limit inrush current, therefore avoiding the risk of spurious breaks when supplying downstream transformers.
John East further comments,
“Offline outages are not an option for our customers.
The consequences of downtime are significant.
In as much as impacting public safety, together with business continuity.
We work closely with a wide range of organisations across all critical applications to guarantee high performance power supplies.
Power Continuity achieve maximum operational uptime – safely and reliably – as well as delivering a fast return on investment.
When specifying the equipment for each prestigious project, we needed a partner with real breadth in terms of credentials and experience.
Especially a reputation for excellence.
We are Power Continuity Experts.
Contracted to design and install using our own highly experienced engineers to provide the absolute best power protection installations.
For that reason Power Continuity Ltd only partner with the best. To be the best, we partner with the best.”

POWER CONTINUITY Global power management

Global power management expert, Socomec, is driving a stream of innovation in the field – specifically engineered to guarantee the performance of the new electrical ecosystem.

Colin Dean explains,
Business continuity, reliability and optimised efficiency are key drivers of competitiveness – in an increasingly market.
Every single component within an electrical infrastructure needs to deliver unprecedented performance.
Furthermore, the latest innovations seamlessly integrate into the existing architecture, robust and flexible for the evolving environment.”
To ensure that your operational uptime is guaranteed – and to protect your mission critical infrastructure, speak to a Power Continuity project engineer today on 0845 055 8455, get in touch by email or livechat at .
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