ARCHIVED ARTICLES & WHITE PAPERS
Mission Critical Magazine - Dec 2011 - The Battle Lines are Drawn, New UPS Designs take hold in the Marketplace
DataCenterDynamics, SF Conference - Jul 2011 - Evolution of Remote High Criticality Teleport Data Centers (Co-Presenter: T. Golliver, ViaSat)
Consulting-Specifying Engineer - May 2011 - Webcast: Large UPS Systems: Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency
Data Center Magazine - Apr 2011 - Large UPS Systems for Data Centers, The State of the Industry
Green Data Center Conference, SD - Mar 2011 - Balancing High Reliability with GREEN Concerns in Large UPS System Design (Workshop w/ M. Fluegeman, PlanNet)
Diesel Generator Start Reliability & Availability - Sep 2010 - What makes Gensets stop or fail to start?
AFCOM (NW) - Feb 2010 - UPS DC Storage – Types, Technologies, Issues
Pure Power Magazine - Winter 2010 - Large UPS Systems – The Balance between Green and High Reliability
AFE (Assoc for Facility Engineers) - Nov 09 - The State of the Art in 3 Phase UPS Systems (go to www.afe.org/education/webinars.cfm )
Heathcare Technology Update - Jul 09 - Major Healthcare Data Center gets Unique TIER IV Critical Power Overhaul to cure Overload
Power Quality & Reliability Conference - Feb 08 - Commissioning Critical Electrical Infrastructure
Consulting-Specifying Engineer - Sep 07 - Webcast: Critical Emergency Power Links (link also at www.CSEmag.com)
Electric West Conference - Feb 07 - Bridge time UPS batteries: A scalable alternative to flywheels.
Battery Products & Technology - Jan 07 - NiMH batteries projected to replace flywheels for critical bridge time applications.
Annual Power Quality Conference - Oct 06 - New Battery Technology combines Wet Cell Reliability with Sealed Battery ease of installation.
Annual Power Quality Conference - Oct 05 - A State of the Art Review of DC Energy Storage Alternatives for Mission Critical UPS & CPS Applications.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer - Mar 04 - Using VRLA battery backup systems in mission critical infrastructure designs.
Annual P Q Conference - Nov 03 - Simplified method of comparing UPS systems.
Diesel Generator Start Reliability - Why gensets may fail and how to correct it.
15 Sec Vs 15 Minutes - Reserve time is not the key issue in high availability.
VRLA Battery Reliability- All batteries are not the same
New! - FAQ's (click here) - Frequently asked questions on UPS, PQ, batteries, flywheels, maintenance, monitoring, turn key installation, etc.
ARTICLES & WHITE PAPERS (Archived)
MC West's Principals are world acknowledged experts and have authored a variety of hallmark papers in the Power Quality industry. They have written a wide variety of articles and technical papers for such notable forums as the IEEE, Power Quality Magazine, Availability.com, Consulting-Specifying Engineer / Pure Power, Power Systems World, International Battery Conference, and other media. Additionally, Mission Critical West Inc regularly conducts seminars & specialized client presentations on batteries & storage devices, UPS topologies, ROI & Life Cycle costing, harmonics, uninterruptible power system maintenance, power monitoring and power quality analyzers, and many other topics important to data center and mission critical clientele. Write M C West at firstname.lastname@example.org to request archived papers written on topics of interest.
A variety of M C West presentations are available covering such topics as harmonics, UPS system differences, battery system reliability determination, flywheel Vs battery evaluation, ROI analysis of differing UPS, etc. These presentations were given at industry conferences, end user exchanges, or during instructional seminars for some of the nation's largest A&E firms. Write M C West at email@example.com to request presentation for topics of interest.
Following are several popular Power Quality industry vendor and resource links (Note: M C West does not endorse or represent these links, but offers them for convenience only. If you are a reputable PQ product or service provider or media covering the PQ industry and would like to be included, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion information:
POWER QUALITY PUBLICATIONS / CONFERENCES:
Consult-Spec Eng - pure power
AFCOM - The Leading Association for Data Center Professionals
7x24 Exchange Conferences
IEEE - INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS SOCIETY
MGE UPS SYSTEMS
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. -
Vycon - Flywheel Energy
Active Power - Battery-Free Solutions
Pentadyne Power Corporation
RWE PILLER GmbH HOMEPAGE
UPS Battery vendors:
Cobasys NiMH Batteries
C&D Lead Acid Batteries
Enersys Lead Acid Batteries
DIESEL GENSET / ATS vendors:
Cummins Power Generation