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March 4, 2008

Mtg: Carbon Fiber Flywheel vs. UPS Battery Systems – What to Use?

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY March 25
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Michael Lasky, Pentadyne Power Corporation
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at the door), $10 for first 5 students
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email with Jack Lin, – 415-551-4894

Carbon Fiber Flywheel systems are used to back up Casinos, Hospitals, Data Centers, and Broadcasting Studios, as well as many other types of critical load environments. Carbon fiber is the most advanced material being used in flywheels today. As a result, flywheels can now take advantage of speed to significantly reduce the size and weight of the flywheel and eliminate high-maintenance mechanical bearings, traditionally found in rotary UPS and steel flywheels, thus eliminating maintenance associated to the rotating mass. When compared to batteries, flywheels offer higher reliability, less maintenance, lower life cycle cost, no hazardous materials and a known state of charge. When flywheels are used with batteries, they preserve the battery by providing the energy required for short outages, voltage fluctuations and when exercising generators. This presentation specifically focuses on carbon fiber flywheel technology and how they are used within power quality applications.

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