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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 info@mcwestinc.com to request archived papers written on topics of interest.

 

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

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 info@mcwestinc.com to request  presentation for topics of interest.

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

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 support@mcwestinc.com for inclusion information:

POWER QUALITY PUBLICATIONS / CONFERENCES:

Consult-Spec Eng - pure power

Power Quality

PowerSystems World

AFCOM - The Leading Association for Data Center Professionals

7x24 Exchange Conferences

IEEE - INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS SOCIETY

EC&M Mag

availability.com,

EPRI

UPS vendors:

MGE UPS SYSTEMS

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. -

Powerware

APC

Liebert Corporation

FLYWHEEL vendors:

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

CATERPILLAR

DETROIT DIESEL

INTEGRATORS:

INTEG SYSTEMS

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