Jun 8, 2017

GE introduces new 3,000-watt power solution

Power Generation
Nell Walker
2 min
GE introduces new 3,000-watt power solution
GE Industrial Solutions has introduced a new power supply designed for general purpose industrial app...

GE Industrial Solutions has introduced a new power supply designed for general purpose industrial applications.

Resilient 3000 supplies 3,000 watts of power and is engineered to be highly reliable and rugged, to meet with modern demands in a simple and cost-effective way.

Officially named EP3000AC48IN, Resilient 3000 eases the implementation process for all users regardless of experience level or design sophistication, which will enable a huge range of users to deploy and operate the units as required. Designed for optimum simplicity, the modules also allow high performance and efficiency with minimal maintenance.

The power supply’s design includes a conformal-coated interior circuit board to protect against dust and humidity, and a large fan to ensure Resilient 3000 operates well in extreme temperatures. It can also withstand poor grid conditions and line surges.

“When it comes to power, factors like reliability, availability and efficiency are essential. Also, in many industrial products and applications, simplicity and ruggedness play a crucial role,” said Jim Montgomery, Senior Product Manager, GE. “We took all of these factors into consideration when we went to the drawing board to develop the Resilient 3000, and with that knowledge in hand, we were able to ensure that we created a power supply capable of meeting the unique needs of customers across various industrial segments.”

Additional key features of the Resilient 3000 rectifiers include:

  • Wide operating temperature range (-10 C to +70 C).
  • Wide selectable output voltage range (48 to 58 volts DC).
  • RS-485 communication.
  • +5-volt auxiliary output.
  • Compact size and light weight (approximately 7.5 pounds).
  • High mean time between failures design.
  • Simple connectivity—convenient two-piece connectors allow for rapid yet confident AC and DC connections, and simple wire-and-go-connectivity assures rapid deployment and servicing.
  • Over-voltage and high-temperature protection.
  • Built-in surge protection.

“Our critical power line of rectifiers has earned a reputation within the telecom and datacom industries as highly reliable and efficient, and we aim to establish the same presence in the industrial segment with our rugged Resilient 3000 power supplies,” Montgomery continued.

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May 13, 2021

All but two UK regions failing on school energy efficiency

schools
energyefficiency
Renewables
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East are the only UK regions where schools have collectively reduced how much they spend on energy per pupil

Most schools are still "treading water" on implementing energy efficient technology, according to new analysis of Government data from eLight.

Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East are the only regions where schools have collectively reduced how much they spend on energy per pupil, cutting expenditure by 4.4% and 0.9% respectively. Every other region of England increased its average energy expenditure per pupil, with schools in Inner London doing so by as much as 23.5%.

According to The Carbon Trust, energy bills in UK schools amount to £543 million per year, with 50% of a school’s total electricity cost being lighting. If every school in the UK implemented any type of energy efficient technology, over £100 million could be saved each year.

Harvey Sinclair, CEO of eEnergy, eLight’s parent company, said the figures demonstrate an uncomfortable truth for the education sector – namely that most schools are still treading water on the implementation of energy efficient technology. Energy efficiency could make a huge difference to meeting net zero ambitions, but most schools are still lagging behind.

“The solutions exist, but they are not being deployed fast enough," he said. "For example, we’ve made great progress in upgrading schools to energy-efficient LED lighting, but with 80% of schools yet to make the switch, there’s an enormous opportunity to make a collective reduction in carbon footprint and save a lot of money on energy bills. Our model means the entire project is financed, doesn’t require any upfront expenditure, and repayments are more than covered by the energy savings made."

He said while it has worked with over 300 schools, most are still far too slow to commit. "We are urging them to act with greater urgency because climate change won’t wait, and the need for action gets more pressing every year. The education sector has an important part to play in that and pupils around the country expect their schools to do so – there is still a huge job to be done."

North Yorkshire County Council is benefiting from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, which has so far awarded nearly £1bn for energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects around the country, and Craven schools has reportedly made a successful £2m bid (click here).

The Department for Education has issued 13 tips for reducing energy and water use in schools.

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