Automatic transfer switches are critical for the smooth, consistent operation of facilities that require near-constant uptime. While manual transfer switches require an operator, and pose a variety of safety and time management concerns, an ATS can sense critical shifts in electrical power, such as the loss of the power source, or when voltage frequency varies from a preset limit, and automatically transfer power from the alternate source. Additionally, an ATS can detect when power is restored in the primary source, and retransfer the load back.
Read more on this in the Mar 2023 issue of PBSI, here.
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