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Critical power management systems vital for health facilities

A CPMS monitors and controls emergency generator sets, circuit breakers, transfer switches and other emergency power system equipment


Critical power management systems (CPMS) will enhance power reliability in healthcare facilities, according to a blog on the FacilityCare website.

A CPMS monitors and controls, among other things, emergency generator sets, circuit breakers and other emergency power system equipment. 

According to the article, a CPMS facilitates on-site power system testing; load management; and load bus optimization, reporting and diagnostics. The system also monitors normal and emergency voltages and frequency; indicates transfer switch position, current, power and power factor; and displays transfer switch event logs, settings, ratings and identification.

A CPMS also helps management comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements as well as The Joint Commission, Medicaid and NEC 220.87 reporting mandates.

A single power interruption can cripple an institution, wrote Bhavesh Patel in the blog.  A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2005 study estimated the cost of power interruptions at $57 billion annually for the 15 million U.S. commercial customers.

Read the blog.

 

 



September 29, 2014


Topic Area: Energy and Power


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