Power U: As Utility Power Outages Rise, 3 Universities Keep Emergency Backup Costs Down

  Emergency Backup Case Study May 2019 Client Profiles Auburn University Built in 1969, the Haley Center at Auburn University is home to the College of Education classrooms, bookstore, administrative offices, computer labs, and a dining hall. As the tallest building on campus, it has a labyrinth of corridors that regularly confuse new students. It houses…

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ESL StormSwitch™ – Keeping the Power On

The damage caused during this historic hurricane season serves as an unfortunate reminder of the need for contingency planning.  From everyday citizens to public institutions, the impact that the barrage has had on communities in the path of the storms will be felt for years to come. The amount of people left without power during…

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Prevent Backup Power Failure – Use UL 1008

To ensure the safest and most reliable transfer switch equipment is purchased, the UL 1008 requirement should be included into project specifications. Whoever is responsible for the transfer switch selection process should be aware of criteria that helps classify each UL Listing. Why UL Listing Matters? In order to minimize the chances of backup power…

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Are You Ready for the 2017 NEC Updates?

Have no fear, ESL is here! ESL’s TripleSwitch is 2017 NEC 700.3 (F) compliant when used in conjunction with an ATS. According to 2017 NEC provision 700.3(F), legally required systems must be able to connect a temporary source of power for emergency systems which rely on a single alternate source of power which will be disabled for maintenance…

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3 Reasons Why UL 1008 Should Be Specified

When comparing NRTL Listings of different products, it is important to know what the appropriate UL standards are and how they apply to your specific application. You may not always be purchasing what you think you are purchasing. UL 1008 was specifically created for transfer switch equipment. Products with a UL 1008 certification ensure the…

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