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Surge Suppression

The Most Practical Equipment Insurance

Commercial & Industrial Surge Suppression Systems

If It Uses Electricity, It’s at RISK

Transients are brief but powerful over voltages and currents lasting up to 100 microseconds that can lead to everything from degradation to instant destruction of the component they reach. At Southwest Energy, we offer Surge Protectors that are designed to protect against power surges and save equipment from catastrophic damage.

Southwest Energy Surge Suppression

A surge can happen quickly leaving behind irreparable damage. But, there’s a quick and easy way to stay protected. At Southwest Energy, we offer Surge Protectors that are designed to absorb power surges and save from catastrophic loss.

Southwest Energy Protects:

  • networking systems
  • compressors/motors
  • data lines
  • computer networks
  • solar equipment
  • wind turbine equipment
  • machinery
  • lighting
  • office equipment

Why Southwest Energy?

Southwest Energy provides the protection you need with personalized customer service and support that goes far beyond the competition. Call us today and have one of our electrical experts show you how you can get the most out of your energy. 

How Surges & Transients Damage, Degrade And Destroy Equipment

Beyond external surges that cause catastrophic destruction like lightning strikes, there are many simple operational activities that can harm electrical equipment or machinery – degrading expensive equipment until it fails. Common causes of internal surges include:
• Contactor, relay and breaker operations
• Switching of capacitor banks and loads (such as power factor correction)
• Discharge of inductive devices (motors, transformers, etc.)
• Starting and stopping of loads (simply starting or stopping your equipment)
• Fault or arc initiation
• Arcing (ground) faults
• Fault clearing or interruption
• Power system recovery (from outage)
• Loose connections

All electrical equipment and machinery has a life span and are designed to handle minor fluctuations in their operating voltage however, surges degrade electronics and compromise that lifespan. Effects of degraded equipment:
• Not operating at peak
• Less reliable
• Degrading faster than financially depreciating
• Equipment failure

Unfortunately, catastrophic electrical surges are becoming more and more common. Studies at the University of California Berkley are showing climate change will cause ever increasing lighting strikes – up to 50% more. As well the interconnection between power grids mean we are exposed to massive electrical surges caused on the other side of the continent. Electrical surges that destroys equipment means:
• Instant loss of productivity
• Unplanned major capital outlay

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