Different Paralleling Systems For Different Needs
When it comes to designing and building power control systems for low and medium voltage paralleling switchgear, custom systems can encompass a wide variety of configurations and control schemes depending on your needs and requirements. Below are six systems that you should know about in your pursuit of the right equipment, reliability, and peak performance your company needs to meet its evolving power demands.
Those low and medium voltage paralleling systems include:
- Emergency Standby - These systems typically consist of one or more generators with an automatic starting system and a transfer switch to connect the generator(s) to the load. The generators are utilized only when commercial power fails. Many owners are realizing that this “standby” equipment can be put into more constant service and save thousands of dollars in utility costs. Ask us how we can help you use your stand-by generators to reduce your costs or even generate income.
- Prime Power – These systems provide all the power for a given installation. There is no normal connection with commercial power. In some cases the utility might serve as emergency standby to the on-site prime power system. IEM Power Systems can provide the basic controls required for this relatively simple system.
- Base Load – These systems use the on-site power generation equipment to provide for the constant, essential, and continuous loads. Commercial power is imported to handle peak and variable loads. IEM Power Systems synchronizing and paralleling switchgear along with import/export controls and utility protective relaying provide a fully integrated and reliable system.
- Peak Shaving - These applications use the on-site power generation equipment to handle variable loads above a given maximum level or peak. This helps the customer avoid costly “demand” charges from the utility company. IEM Power Systems synchronizing and paralleling switchgear along with import / export controls and utility protective relaying provide a fully integrated and reliable system.
- Co-generation – These systems may use the electrical power in any of the above arrangements and they recover useful heat energy from the prime movers exhaust and cooling systems. This heat may be used directly in a manufacturing process, space heating and air conditioning, or to drive additional electric generating equipment.
- Resource Recovery – These systems capture an otherwise wasted fuel source such as landfill or digester gases to run electrical generating equipment. Generated power is used to run the plant itself with surplus power being exported to the commercial grid.
IEM Power Systems specializes in the design and build of power control systems for low and medium voltage paralleling switchgear. We have been a leader in complex and innovative applications where custom design and engineering are required. To learn more about on-site power generations, simply download our free brochure.