Monday, June 20, 2016
When dependability is paramount, UL 1008 transfer switches deliver
When utility power at a data center fails, automatic switchover to a backup power system enabling “business as usual” is the ideal scenario. For reliability and the greatest likelihood that the switchover occurs flawlessly, many experts in business-critical continuity recommend installation of an automatic transfer switch certified to the latest UL 1008 (i.e. the 7th edition), a certification that requires conforming to extremely rigorous industry-recognized requirements. UL 1008 7th edition requires that now circuit breaker ratings must show short-circuit amperes, voltages, and time durations markings in seconds, rather than in cycles, among other important changes. Are you aware of the change and do you see any impact to normal functioning due to this change?