UV Disinfection Systems and Power Quality

There are 52,000 community drinking water systems in the United States that come under the scope of new rules issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve public drinking water safety. Compliance with these news rules has significantly increased interest in the use of ultraviolet light (UV) water disinfection systems. However, UV systems are known to shutdown unexpectedly due to power quality problems: leaving the drinking water flow untreated. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the reason for the use of UV disinfection systems and the implications of and solutions for their sensitivity to power quality problems.

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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.

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UST Receives Over a Million Dollars in Contracts from State Department

Watervliet, N.Y. – Utility Systems Technologies Inc. (UST), which was honored last year by the United States Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service division for its success in the international marketplace, announced today it has secured contracts in support of U.S. State Department facilities to build six of its SureVolt Electronic Voltage Regulators primarily for embassy locations in Africa.

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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…

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Local Company Receives National Export Achievement Award

Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. Honored Albany, NY- Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), a local manufacturer of power quality equipment was recognized today for its success in the international marketplace. The company was presented with an Export Achievement Award from Congressman Paul Tonko and U.S. Department of Commerce officials. The award recognizes small and medium-sized businesses…

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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…

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