Power Electronics

Vendor Supplies Flywheels for Hospital UPS System

Pentadyne Power will supply Sparrow Hospital with an additional six of its flywheels, following two previous orders totaling seven flywheels. This latest six-unit order will be used with three 300-kVA UPS systems that will protect a large-scale data center in the hospital's west wing.

Last year, Sparrow Hospital, which has more than 500 beds, ordered six Pentadyne-made flywheel systems to use with a 1000-kVA UPS protecting the hospital's six labs for state-of-the-art cardiac and neurological catheterization procedures. In May of 2007, the hospital ordered one additional unit to mate with a 130-kVA UPS system protecting a number of computer servers at the hospital.

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