Don’t Let Brownouts Make You Blue

You’re the general manager of a beautiful Caribbean resort, and you’re facing a brownout. Again.

That means your non-essential systems are shutting down so the limited power you are getting can feed critical systems. If the supply is inconsistent, your compressors are also shutting off, so your refrigerators and freezers are down. Depending on the duration, food safety issues and restaurant closures loom on the horizon, and your front desk is flooded with calls and complaints. You’re issuing refunds, but even so, you can almost see your guest-service scores dropping.

UST Current Balancer

UST Current Balancer Ships

Utility Systems Technologies (UST) has recently shipped the first of the next generation Current Balancer Units (CBU) for a 125HP pump application in southern Texas. The Current Balancer is designed for 3-phase motor applications where the power source is supplying unbalanced current, causing excessive heat, and potentially premature motor failure. Using a high speed electronic…

UST President Awarded 2008 Halperin Award from IEEE

Dr. Robert Degeneff, President of Utility Systems, Inc. (Latham, New York) has received the prestigious 2008 Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). With more than 375,000 members in more than 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority in many technical areas ranging from aerospace…