Critical Factors For Power System Reliability Are Topic of New White Paper From MTU Onsite Energy

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Paper helps identify equipment, systems design and maintenance procedures that contribute to dependable emergency power systems.

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The 6-page paper is an ideal overview for those involved with ensuring dependable emergency power for mission-critical facilities.

Five critical factors for power system reliability are outlined in a new white paper now available for download from MTU Onsite Energy. “Maximizing the reliability of standby power used in mission-critical applications” is based on the IEEE’s definition of reliability. The document identifies and explains five aspects of specifying, installing and maintaining an emergency power system that contribute to overall system reliability and power availability.

The 6-page paper is an ideal overview for those involved with ensuring dependable emergency power for mission-critical facilities. As the IEEE definition concludes, “Reliability is best described as product performance over time.” The free white paper is available from local MTU Onsite Energy distributors or can be downloaded from MTU Onsite Energy’s “Technical Info” section at http://www.mtu-online.com/mtuOnsiteEnergy-northamerica.

MTU Onsite Energy Corporation

MTU Onsite Energy Corp. (formerly Katolight Corporation) is a leading producer of diesel-powered generator sets from 30 to 3,250 kW and natural gas-powered generator sets from 20 to 400 kW for standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company also provides automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, controls and accessories for complete power system solutions. Based in Mankato, Minnesota, MTU Onsite Energy Corp. combines the expertise of Katolight and MTU Detroit Diesel Power Generation under one brand to meet the ever-increasing distributed power needs of customers in North America and around the world. MTU Onsite Energy Corp. is part of the Tognum Group’s business unit, Onsite Energy and Components. For more information, visit http://www.mtu-online.com

Tognum

With its two business units, Engines and Onsite Energy & Components, the Tognum Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,150 kW, stationary fuel cells up to 345 kW and gas turbines up to 45,000 kW.

The product portfolio of the Engines business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the Onsite Energy & Components business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy and fuel-injection systems from L’Orange. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency standby power, prime power and continuous power, as well as cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both power and heat.

In 2009, Tognum generated revenue of €2.5 billion and employs more than 8,700 people. Tognum has a global manufacturing, distribution and service structure with 25 fully consolidated companies, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorized dealerships at approximately 1,200 locations. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been stock-exchange listed since 2007 and are included in the MDAX.

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