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Oregon Health and Science University Selects Active Power Flywheel UPS for Critical Power Protection
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) announced that Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has deployed an additional two megawatts of Active Power CleanSource® UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems at its campus in Portland, Oregon. These new flywheel UPS systems protect operating rooms and imaging equipment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital from downtime due to electrical interruption.
The equipment has performed flawlessly since startup six months ago during second phase build out of the facility’s electrical room which was recently completed. The systems add to existing units already onsite, now totaling 15 flywheels providing nearly four megawatts of UPS capacity.
Patient care is OHSU’s number one priority and even a minor electrical disturbance can pose a significant threat to the safety and well-being of its patients. When selecting a UPS system, OHSU debated between flywheel technology as well as conventional battery and rotary based solutions. The health care organization ultimately chose to deploy Active Power’s integrated flywheel UPS due to its superior reliability and battery-free design, resulting in lower costs over the life of the system. The solution also aligned with the hospital’s environmental sustainability program.
“Doernbecher Children’s Hospital sees on average nearly 300,000 patients in a given year so the slightest power disturbance can have drastic consequences,” said Chuck Pratt, utilities electrical coordinator, at OHSU. “We needed a backup power solution that simply will not fail when called upon. We pride ourselves on being Oregon’s number one health care facility, providing our patients with the latest technology available. Active Power’s flywheel UPS not only protects our operating rooms and diagnostic equipment from electrical disturbances, but does so in an affordable and sustainable way.”
“We are excited to be aligned with OHSU and the extraordinary care they offer their patients,” said Todd Kiehn, vice president, Marketing and Modular Solutions, at Active Power. “Our flywheel UPS systems are an ideal fit for the specific demands of health care applications, offering superior reliability, higher operating efficiencies and a much lower total cost of ownership than competitive offerings. Our overall value proposition, bolstered by what we believe is the industry’s leading total cost of ownership profile, enables hospitals like OHSU to meet and surpass their performance requirements as well as their green initiatives.”
To learn more about Active Power’s UPS products specific to healthcare environments or to view relevant case studies and whitepapers, go to http://www.activepower.com/health-care-solutions/.