Atlantic Precision was regularly affected by brown-outs and utility outages. Their start-of the-art equipment was sensitive to these conditions, and restarting them resulted in excessive down-time. Zabatt sized and installed a back up generator and UPS system to ensure no loss of productivity.
Zabatt was proud to partner with Gulf Electric on this project. As with any complex equipment, issues can arise. It’s how they are handled that matters. The control panel developed an issue during commissioning after 5pm.
Just about any complex machine must have a user interface in order to enable an operator to monitor its actions, ensure it is functioning both correctly and efficiently, and step in when something goes awry. Despite efforts to perfect a machine’s performance, machines still slow down or speed up, overheat, malfunction, etc. based on a myriad of potential factors, let alone the regular wear and tear of its parts that takes place over time.
How reliable is a facility’s on-site power system? Waiting until an outage occurs, possibly leaving the facility in the dark, is not the time to find out. The better way is to periodically test the standby generator under load to help ensure it is ready to run when needed.