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Coordination Study

MCIS: Short Circuit & Coordination Study

As a data center or critical power facility admin, it is one of your main responsibilities to make sure that your electrical infrastructure is protected from failure. Doing so is a key part of ensuring that the facility stays up and running and that both employees and equipment are kept safe.

However, it is impossible for you to account for 100 percent of all possible short circuits or electrical system failures. Even when you make your best effort to protect your systems, there is always bound to be a short circuit sooner or later that you never could have predicted or prevented. As a result, you also need to make sure that you take steps to limit the damage of an equipment failure, ensuring that when a failure inevitably does happen, it won’t result in downtime or serious damage to the rest of your facility.

A thorough coordination study is the key to limiting damage to the area where the failure first occurs. You can use the results of your coordination study to come up with a system of protective devices and selective isolation, which will help you keep the damage caused by short circuits and equipment failures as small as possible.

MCIS Coordination Studies Help Keep People and Equipment Safe

At Miller Critical Infrastructure Solutions (MCIS), we understand what it takes to keep data centers and critical power infrastructures safe, because we’ve been doing it since the 1980s. Now, we are using those decades of expertise and experience to bring our customers the coordination studies they need to protect their facilities.

By working with MCIS to conduct your coordination studies, your facility can gain the ability to:

  • Understand what the results of your coordination study really mean
  • Keep equipment safe and save on maintenance costs
  • Ensure the ongoing uptime of the facility

Understand what the results of your coordination study really mean

At MCIS, we understand that a coordination study is not a one-time deal, nor will your facility gain any specific benefits just from the very act of performing a coordination study. You need to make sure you understand what the results of your coordination study really mean, and then use that understanding to help drive improvements within your facility.

MCIS can serve as your trusted partner throughout the coordination study process. We won’t simply provide you with the results of your coordination study and then leave you to interpret them for yourself. Instead, we’ll take the time to work with you to turn those results into actionable insights that will ensure that proper coordination of electrical systems becomes a lasting characteristic of your facility.

Keep equipment safe and save on maintenance costs

Since you cannot account for and prevent every short circuit or electrical failure, it only makes sense that you would want to instead limit the damage of the failures that do occur. This way, you will not have to worry about the high costs of replacing multiple systems or pieces of equipment every time a single piece of equipment fails. Over time, proper coordination of your electrical systems could potentially save you many thousands of dollars on the cost of repairing or replacing equipment that was damaged as a result of another piece of equipment failing.

At MCIS, we understand that the purpose of your coordination study is to drive a return on your investment, in the form of lower costs and less waste. As a result, we won’t stop until your coordination study shows you exactly where the threat of damage from improper coordination is in your system, and helps you take steps to address that threat.

Ensure the ongoing uptime of the facility

In order to drive better results for your organization, your facility needs to stay up and running as much as possible. However, the risk of serious damage to your infrastructure from improper coordination is so great that it could very well knock your entire facility offline. While any downtime in your facility would be unacceptable, downtime as a result of improper coordination is especially hard to accept because it so easy to prevent.

MCIS coordination studies can help you identify and address the possible weak points in your infrastructure. They are just one of many different ways that we help you protect your facility from all forms of preventable downtime.

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