SatCon Ships Rotary UPS System to Toronto Facility

April 06, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA), a leader in power and energy management, announced that it has shipped the 2.2MW rotary uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system ordered by a Toronto-based bulk reproduction facility in early March. The system is designed to provide always-on quality power to ensure that the customer's production process is operational, even during electrical power fluctuations, outages or service interruptions.

The rotary UPS system performs the functions of both backup power and power quality conditioning. As a power quality conditioner and uninterruptible power source, it is designed to provide reliable, high-quality power by constantly conditioning incoming power from the electric utility grid and acting as a substitute for the electric utility in the case of a power outage. As a backup power source, when there is a power outage, the system instantaneously converts the energy stored in its flywheel to electricity, which powers the facility until an engine-generator starts or the utility power returns.