Power Quality

Case Studies (organized by topic)

BROADCASTING

  1. Added Copper Improves Grounding, Subdues Thunderstorm Threats
  2. New Grounding System Ends Lightning-Caused Outages at 100-kW FM Station
  3. Proper Copper Grounding Systems Stop Lightning Damage at Nebraska FM Station
  4. Video Icon KPTM: TV Station Knocked Off Air And Suffers Equipment Losses
    Lightning caused thousands of damage to this stations studio. Proper bonding and grounding of equipment, tower, satellite dishes and other equipment reduced damage to zero, at reasonable cost.
  5. Video Icon TV Transmitter Site: Case Study in Proper Grounding and Bonding
    A case history in proper grounding and bonding of TV transmitter, but also applicable to any communications facility.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Video Icon Inadequate Grounding System Allows Costly Lightning Damage at Municipal Safety Center
    An Ohio emergency communications center found out the value of a robust bonding and grounding system in the presence of sensitive equipment. A cost-effective retrofit corrected deficiencies and eliminated outages. Video and written stories are presented.
  2. Old Walmart + Electrical Upgrade = New 9-1-1 Center
  3. Florida 911 Center Upgrades Lightning Protection System for Maximum Safety
  4. All-Copper Grounding Systems End Million Dollar Losses at Emergency Response System
  5. Video Icon Orange County 911: Lives Depend on Power Quality
    In lightning-prone Florida, a retrofit of several sites operated by Orange County proved the effectiveness and low cost of grounding and bonding properly. This story is applicable to any communications site, including broadcasters as well as public safety.
  6. Video Icon Apopka: Lightning Damage Alleviated by Retrofit - Part 1
    In lightning-prone Florida, a retrofit of several sites operated by Orange County proved the effectiveness and low cost of grounding and bonding properly. This story is applicable to any communications site, including broadcasters as well as public safety.
  7. Video Icon Apopka: Lightning Damage Alleviated by Retrofit - Part 2
  8. Video Icon Apopka: Lightning Damage Alleviated by Retrofit - Part 3

DATA CENTERS AND SENSITIVE LOADS

  1. Video Icon Involta Data Centers: Copper Wiring Systems Ensure Reliability
    Involta is a world-class data center operator, with currently six locations. Each serves a variety of tenants, primarily in secondary markets. The centers were built at different times in slightly different electrical architectures, but reliability is the facilities’ first and common requirement. That’s where a copper infrastructure comes in. There are design lessons for every critical application in this story.
  2. Video Icon 100% Copper Ensures Reliability for Nebraska Data Center
    100% reliability is the goal at CoSentry, an Omaha-based data center operator with six current locations. From dual electric feeds to dual chillers, continuous availability is the most important need of their customers, and an all-copper electrical system is an integral part of that requirement. Wherever the need is critical, the copper-based wiring methods are the most reliable available.
  3. Video Icon "Boutique" Data Centers for Small Business Owners?
    Data centers come in small as well as large sizes, but the need for continuous up-time is still critical. Power Protection Products satisfies the needs of smaller customers with a concept they call LoCoCoLo – a Low Cost Co-Location center. And copper wiring and grounding is a just as much a part of providing reliability here as it is in data centers that are hundreds of times larger.
  4. Copper Ensures Reliability, Power Quality at Boston Data Center
  5. Reliable Grounding Saves Years of Seed Development, Protects Equipment, Stops High-Cost Losses
  6. Power Quality Gets Top Grades at Business-Oriented University
  7. Allegheny Power Insists On Copper For Substation Transformers
  8. Copper Protects MIT Computer Center
  9. Copper Corrects Power Quality Problems in Columbus, Ohio, High-Rise Office Tower
  10. Florida Credit Union Data Center Shrugs Off Direct Lightning Hit
  11. Copper Checks in @ Internet Hotel
  12. Networked Plant Learns the Value of Proper Grounding
  13. Copper-based Grounding System Ends Lightning Damage at Florida Resort
  14. New Rules-and Copper Conductors