Because reliable electric power is required for proper operation of security equipment, the threat of terrorism makes any facility vulnerable to a loss of power. Russelectric® power control systems provide the emergency/backup power needed to keep critical security equipment up and running in the event of a loss of utility feed.

With the threat of terrorism, security systems and equipment such as specialized sensors and alarms (smoke, fire, heat, motion, pressure, contaminant, etc.); optical scanners for identification (badge, iris, or fingerprint readers, etc.); video surveillance systems; emergency lockdown systems; fire-suppression and sprinkler systems; explosion-suppression systems; and ventilation systems that automatically isolate contaminated areas have become commonplace. Without an emergency/backup system, the loss of utility feed for even a short time could render such equipment useless and compromise the security of a site. Russelectric® custom designs and manufactures low- and medium-voltage on-site backup power systems with single or multiple generators. These systems will automatically pick up critical loads if normal power is lost, to keep security equipment on line and help ensure site security.

To ensure a continuous flow of power, Russelectric® PLC controls automatically start and stop prime movers, annunciate prime-mover status and alarms, and control priority loads. Systems also include synchronizing switchgear and sensors to monitor pertinent data from generator sets and the overall system. Optional control capabilities include load demand (for fuel management) and integrated SCADA and simulation. Russelectric® furnishes controls for any type of prime mover, including diesel engines and gas, steam, or hydro turbines.

In addition to emergency power, system designs may include a variety of sophisticated control functions such as cogeneration, peak shaving, load curtailment, and utility paralleling for both open-transition transfer and live-source, closed-transition transfer. Closed-transition transfer allows retransfer and system testing without disturbing the load.

All Russelectric® systems are UL listed and are designed and built in accordance with ANSI, IEEE, and NEMA standards.