Onsite generating assets are a critical piece of facility equipment and provide an invaluable service when called on. Generators constitute a significant capital investment, and to realize the benefit of this investment, the generators and automatic transfer switches need to operate when called upon. But when statistics show that EPSS systems fail to operate up to 30% of the times they are called on, something needs to be done. PowerConnect provides you the information regarding not just your generating assets, but also the ATSs to improve the reliability of your EPSS system.
If you have regulatory and compliance needs, the ability of PowerConnect to automatically collect and store operating parameters during testing or emergency events simplifies the process of meeting these requirements. The reporting capability of PowerConnect of EPSS test events and operating parameters turns the onerous task of preparing supporting evidence for audits into a simple printing operation.
For hospitals, the ability to schedule tests of the entire EPSS system, including ATSs, reduces the effort required to comply with the Joint Commission EPSS testing requirements. Added to the reporting capability of PowerConnect, Joint Commission, EPA, and local regulatory requirements are now easily manageable.
PowerConnect not only will warn you when an EPSS parameter is out of the range that you have set but will also implement user-defined rules to take action – whether that is shutting down a generator to avoid damage or switching an ATS to remove the load. PowerConnect’s cloud-based data collection capability provides you the ability to look at trend data for each parameter monitored to spot potential problems before they happen. You now have the means to take proactive steps and avoid the late-night phone calls when a problem has occurred.