Securing Continuous Clean Power. Considerations to be Made When Constructing Facilities Utilizing Sensitive or Never Off Line Electrical Equipment.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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With todays computers and other highly sensitive and sophisticated electronic equipment, commercial grade electric power can no longer be relied on to provide the quality of power needed. Due to the stricter power quality requirements of electronic equipment being used, the commercially supplied power must be conditioned to fall within equipment manufacturers specifications. This is accomplished by either power enhancement or power synthesis. Power enhancement is the modification of existing incoming power by filtering, isolating, increasing, decreasing, or clipping the waveform of the voltage before it is delivered to the equipment. Power synthesis is the creating of a new, completely isolated, power output using the commercial supplied power as an energy source. These methods have been used with varying degrees of success. Power synthesis provides the most complete power conditioning but this method is also the most costly.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution