We can now simulate product performance over the entire operational life of a surge protection device in our multiple temporary over-voltage and environmental test chambers.
Binghamton, NY (PRWEB) April 4, 2011
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ is giving customers an inside look at its recently opened, state-of-the-art test lab in Binghamton, New York with a new video. Called Testing The Limits, this video provides viewers with a glimpse inside the lab and describes its best-in-class capabilities.
Emerson Network Power opened its best-in-class test lab in Binghamton, New York in 2010. Now the company is providing a glimpse of its testing capabilities in a short, four-minute video that introduces the facility.
This lab is one of only a few in the world capable of producing up to 250,000 amps of surge, with impulse durations of 20 to 350 microseconds. That’s meant to simulate a high-energy power surge – could be similar to a surge generated from a lightning strike.
While more and more homeowners are recognizing the importance of surge protection for computers, stereos, and televisions, many of today’s companies have yet to realize that they need surge protection to safeguard their expensive industrial electronics, equipment, and facilities. And companies need protection from more than just lightning strikes – line noise and transients generated within a facility can dramatically affect the performance of sensitive equipment over time.
This helpful video showcases the bottom-line benefits of this lab: Emerson’s ability to significantly enhance product performance and safety for surge protection devices that the company manufactures. The lab tests for both domestic and international standards, so customers can be sure that their devices meet (or exceed) all of the strictest regulations.
The Emerson Network Power lab features that are highlighted in this video include:
- Simulating product performance over the operational life of a surge protection device using multiple temporary over-voltage and environmental test chambers
- Comprehensive evaluation of the long-term impact of internally generated high-voltage spikes and low-voltage noise for even more efficient suppression capabilities
- Testing for extreme conditions – in the highly accelerated life test chambers – measuring from -50 to over 120 degrees Fahrenheit
- Standard impulse UL testing for lower levels (VPR) and duty cycles
- R&D rooms for software, electrical, mechanical and product development
- Multi-stroke lightning generator
- High-energy lightning simulation (HELS)
- 500 and 1000 amp temporary over-voltage UL testing
- 2.5A, 5A, 10A and 100A temporary UL over-voltage testing
Quote Attributable To William C. Fierle, Emerson Network Power Surge Protection President:
“There are not many similar facilities anywhere in the world. When you combine this investment and infrastructure with our skilled researchers and engineers, Emerson will continue to innovate and be the leader in successfully guarding against spikes, transients, surges and other threats.”
Quote Attributable To Dan Buchanan, Emerson Network Power Surge Protection Director of Engineering:
“Our research engineers have the resources at their command to evaluate the long-term impact of high-voltage spikes and low-voltage noise that help ensure that internally generated threats are successfully handled by our products.”
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in
enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.