In a dramatic update, UST introduced its new logo on May 1, 2022. “We wanted something that felt contemporary, but also something exciting, and something that gave our prospects a better idea of what we make,” said UST president Mark Degeneffe. The lightning bolt image has become a staple in many industries, particularly the power…
Perspectives on “all facility” voltage management from the engineering team at UST
Depending on the threat, solutions can range from simply accepting risk, to spot protection for vulnerable equipment and processes, to modular or single-unit solutions installed to protect entire facilities and complexes.
What UST is Doing in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic We are closely monitoring any and all direction from the federal and state governments and following all guidelines. We are open for business and continuing to design, assemble, test and ship our products. All employees that can work remotely are required to do so. We…
UST Power was delighted to work with ABWE, Memorial Christian Hospital, and Lehman Engineering to help provide a SureVolt for this extensive hospital renovation in Bangladesh. Below is a thank you from ABWE. Dear David, I’d like to give you a Construction update on the Memorial Christian Hospital Renewal project in Bangladesh and Thank…
SAMPLE REPORT Power Data Analysis and Voltage Management Equipment Recommendations The team at UST has analyzed the type, range and duration of 200 voltage events recorded at your facility between 1/1/2019 and 4/30/2019. We have charted a summary analysis of these events as managed by our SagFighter™ Active Voltage Conditioner and our SureVolt™ Automatic Voltage…
This paper presents the actual and calculated performance data for UST’s SagFighter.™
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A voltage sag is the drop below 90% of the RMS voltage on a power system for a duration of time ranging from a cycle of the AC voltage to a minute. They are far more common than interruptions, and can damage many types of industrial equipment and processes. A voltage sag lasting only 100 milliseconds can cause a shut-down of equipment in a manufacturing process leading to hours of down time and lost revenue.
Case Study: Because the Grid Isn’t Good Enough for Pharma Pharmaceutical manufacturing is an intolerant business, particularly when it comes to electrical power. Even minor voltage fluctuations can disrupt critical processes, impact sensitive monitoring equipment and cause production to come to a stop. At a 600,000 square foot manufacturing and packaging plant in North Carolina,…
Case Study: The Semiconductor Industry Versus Voltage Sags A semiconductor manufacturer in California was experiencing consistent seasonal disturbances from lightning and other weather-related incidents between January and May each year, exposing production equipment to volatile sags and risking costly down time. Facility engineers needed a way to manage risk and deal with numerous unavoidable sags.…
Utility Systems Technologies (UST), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic voltage regulation and power conditioning products, today announced two of its products have earned the UL Listed Mark. Starting immediately, UST will offer UL listed marks for several kVA configurations of both the SureVolt automatic voltage regulator and the SagFighter active voltage conditioner.
UST Power and Schneider Electric Celebrate 12-Year Partnership Providing Energy Management Solutions
Anniversary Marks the Most Successful Year to Date A UST PRESS RELEASE Contact: Katie O’Loughlin email@example.com 339-221-3090 Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies (UST), a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic voltage regulation and power conditioning products, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, are celebrating 12 years of partnership…
In this video from Schneider Electric, “Dan the Man” helps a healthcare facility maximize their patient care space and keep critical medical equipment running smoothly with the UST SureVolt.™
The SagFighter™ corrects short, deep sags that may be presented to the load by the incoming power system. The power necessary to maintain the load voltage and current in the presence of low input voltage is obtained by drawing additional current from the source. There are no batteries to purchase, maintain, and replace.
Watervliet-based Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST) has just launched EcoVolt™, an affordable voltage optimization and voltage regulation solution designed to help business owners, facility engineers and sustainability managers reduce electrical usage and extend the life of voltage-dependent equipment.
UST has just published a new article that will be of interest to managers responsible for maintaining UPS power-backup systems at data centers and other critical facilities. Based on UST’s recent white paper, The Weakness at the Heart of Data Center Power-Backup Systems. And the Fix, the article supports UST’s contention that the basic configuration…
What’s the real ROI of voltage optimization for industrial and commercial enterprises? Here’s the no BS answer.
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Without resorting to exaggerated marketing claims, this white paper suggests that demand-side voltage optimization via the latest generation of lower cost automatic voltage regulators may now offer a solid return on investment for many industrial and commercial enterprises.
The increased use of renewable energy sources – solar and wind – across Europe is making it difficult for utilities to manage voltage variability. Gird managers are pushing voltage to the high side to compensate .
Customers seeking to lower their energy usage – for cost, carbon and equipment efficiency reasons – now have a great incentive to explore the deployment of client-side electronic voltage regulators (EVRs). Depending on local conditions, the ROI for EVRs could be realized in less than 2 years.
UPS power-backup systems installed to protect transportation control centers and other critical facilities are set to respond to even modest over-voltage conditions. In most industrialized regions, this is not a problem, as over-voltage conditions are rare. However, in very dense urban regions, such as New York City, over-voltage is an all-too-common condition in the summer months.
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), a leading power-conditioning products design and manufacturing company, has received ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Performance Review Institute, a certification organization accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), a leading power-conditioning products design and manufacturing company, will ship its 1,000th unit to a major American rail transport company later this month. This marks a major milestone in the Latham-based company’s 23-year history.
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), a leading power-conditioning products design and manufacturing company, has identified a costly weakness in data center backup-power-system design. To alert design engineers and facility managers about the potential risks of using battery-based UPS systems to condition power, UST recently hosted a webinar titled, “Are Data Centers Trusting Their UPS Systems Too Much?”
David Wightman is the director of sales and marketing at UST. In the company’s recent webinar, Wightman discussed the risks inherent in current power-backup design at data centers. In this article, Wightman discusses a few key points in more detail.
Data centers deploy large and expensive battery-based uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to ensure continuous service to a demanding customer base. But data centers that rely on their UPS systems to condition power are potentially exposing facilities to a significantly increased risk of costly downtime. In this webinar, UST makes the case for the inclusion of electronic voltage regulators (EVRs) as part of a standard power-backup system design.
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), one of the world’s leading power-conditioning products design and manufacturing companies, will host a free webinar on Wednesday, June 18 (register here) to discuss the details and conclusions of its recently released white paper, “The Weakness at the Heart of Data Center Power-Backup Systems. And the Fix.”
The webinar will help data center managers identify and combat the causes of costly, unplanned power outages while significantly reducing facility utility costs.
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST) announces market expansion of its best-selling electronic voltage regulators (SureVolt™) into the Data Center Industry. UST is placing particular emphasis on Data Centers that call upon their standard UPS systems (Uninterruptable Power Supply) to regulate voltage in addition to supplying constant back-up power supply.
The economic case for adding electronic voltage regulation to the standard UPS system configuration.
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The legacy design of UPS power-backup systems cost the average data center more than $130,000 in unnecessary utility charges annually. This white paper examines the risks of the legacy configuration and recommends consideration of an alternate system design that includes a modern electronic voltage regulator (EVR) as a standard component.
While the growth of public transit systems remains inevitable, the cost of operating consistent service shows no sign subsiding. In order for transit agencies to effectively manage complex systems and growing ridership, asset management practices will be essential and usage of the most efficient, innovative and clean technologies will be a requirement.
Watervliet, NY – In 1998, Utility Systems Technologies (UST) was awarded a product development grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). As the grant’s fifteen year anniversary approaches, both UST and NYSERDA continue to profit from the collaboration. The contract negotiated between the state authority and UST stipulated that UST was to pay royalties on any sag mitigation units up to 1,000 KVA for up to fifteen years from the start of the contract. This arrangement has led to returns of upwards of $45,000 worth of royalties for NYSERDA.
The average utility customer gets their power from “The Grid”; which is comprised of high voltage power lines, transformers, and power plants. The components of the grid have varying ages, expected lifespans, and rated capacities.
For years, ski areas have provided a quality outdoor recreation experience in a manner that complements their beautiful natural environments. Now, with new challenges on the horizon, the ski industry is prodding to maximize efficiency and lower costs.
In rural parts of Texas, local water municipalities are choosing UST to help solve power quality issues.
When a large regional hospital in upstate New York needed to protect mission-critical equipment and processes, they turned to Productivity Partners, Inc., a power-quality product and solution provider in Fairport, New York.
When meeting with Productivity Partners, the hospital outlined a number of challenges it faced in its efforts to preserve and protect its medical imaging equipment and, more importantly, the integrity of the resulting medical images.
According to Business Insider, 11 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies are located in Africa. That doesn’t even include the continent’s powerhouses, Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria, which just recently became the continent’s largest economy.
Already proven in installations at embassies and other large facilities across Africa, UST has a solution for significantly lowering the cost of hotel development in one of the fastest growing regions of the world.
Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST) announces market expansion of its best-selling electronic voltage regulators (SureVolt™) into the hotel, casino, resort and estate industry. UST is placing particular emphasis on properties located or being developed in tourist areas where poor power quality is a recurring issue, including the Caribbean, Central and South America.
The economic case for adding electronic voltage regulation to backup power systems at hotels, resorts and casinos.
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This paper explores the compelling financial analysis used by more and more hospitality industry decision makers when adding an EVR as the third component of their power conditioning system.
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.
Problem Production interruptions threatened to cause significant financial losses due to missed production deadlines for a newspaper publisher in the northern part of Texas (USA), a place famous for almost daily thunder and lightning storms. Solution The newspaper installed two 500 kVA UST SagFighter™ units, which by the publication date of this case study had…
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.
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.
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…
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently appointed Robert Degeneff, president of Watervliet-based Utility Systems Technologies, Inc., to its 30-member Manufacturing Council for the 2015-2016 charter term.
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…
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…
Addressing energy efficiency in schools, the U.S. Department of Energy says, “For existing schools, implementing energy-efficient operations and maintenance strategies can enable school districts to save as much as 20% in energy costs, extend the life of equipment, and improve the overall physical environment in their school facilities.” DOE further comments about energy efficiency planning, “Addressing O&M considerations at the start of a project can contribute greatly to improved working environments, higher productivity, and reduced energy and resource costs.”