What is a SineTamer
A Sinetamer is the device that protect electronic equipments such as AC drives, DC drives, PLCs and electronic machines.
In short the Sinetamer protect all electrical & electronic systems from surges and transient spikes.
A transient is a brief but powerful high-voltage and high-current event that can last up to 100 microseconds (As defined by the ANSI / IEEE C62.41 ). It can peak as high as 100,000 volts during extreme events such as lightning, as high as 10,000 volts due to utility substation operations/grid switching events (external sources), as high as 6,000 volts for switching inductive loads (electric motors), and as small yet disruptive as 2.000 volts created internally. These internal causes can account for more than a million events per hour in heavy industrial environments.
External - 20%
Dramatic and catastrophic lightning or electrical system failures represent 20% of the transient problems.
Internal - 80%
Switching of internal loads can produce up to 1,000,000 non catastrophic yet disruptive transients per hour in very active industrial environments. This constant bombardment causes severe cumulative damage (electronic rust) and eventually serious failures
Transients, spikes, surges … these disturbances are the most destructive, costly and common power quality events in industry today. In the United States, these events represent billions of dollars a month in maintenance and production costs due to equipment failures, lost profits and losses due to opportunity costs. Over the years as virtually all equipment has become increasingly microprocessor based, such failures are more recurrent and more costly.
Other events such as fluctuations, blackouts and harmonics cause singificant problems that are without a doubt disruptive, however as compared to transients, are much lower in actual damages.
Transients are able to stop equipment and plants for extended periods of time, causing disruptions in the processes, delays in deliveries and loss of credibility to clientele. Often, the repair costs are minimal compared to the cost of lost profits or deferred production. Equipment downtime prevents delivery of product demand and services that customers require.
It is critical to invest in protection systems in order to mitigate the damages caused by transients. The investment in SineTamer@ products will cut annual maintainance electrical and / or electronic costs and provide the benefit of return on investment that typically ranges from 3-18 months. Remember that these damages can occur at any time and in various ways: during a thunderstorm, a failure in the electrical system, in a blackout or even by a curious squirrel stumbling into an electrical transformer
Electronic control systems can be found at: water treatment facilities, traffic control systems, point of sales (POS) terminals, automated industrial process plants, air traffic control systems, data processing centres, communication systems, radio base stations of cellular phone companies, clinics and hospitals, laboratories, financial centres, UPS’s, and all manner of military defense systems. The consequences resulting from failures in these delicate circuits can, in many cases, be devastating.
SineTamer Protection Network
The Optimal SineTamer® Protection Network consists of installing various types of protection units, strategically located at specific points where the critical equipment is located. These are known as levels 1 and 2, where an equipment failure can be lethal! The type, number and location of the specific SineTamer® units are determined by an on-site-survey by our trained distributor. This should be done on all of the panels, conducting a requirements analysis based on the critical nature of the connected loads. This cascade system will best cover all paths where transients are deemed to occur, reducing and eliminating the destructive effects of both types of transients. Even in the most severe conditions your system will survive and your equipment will continue operating.
Main Distribution Panel
In addition to the protection system installed in the main panel listed in category C, it is strongly recommended that you also install suppressors in categories B and / or A, as per standard specification C62-72-2007, to be applied downstream of the electrical system.
The first line of defense is in the main distribution board. At this position the extremely high external surges begin to be attenuated and the high transient energy is reduced to levels that suppressors located downstream will eventu• ally eliminate.
The second line of defense aims to further reduce the residual missed by the first line, after receiving lightning or failures at the substation. Also to reduce transients generated in other boards
Telecom and Data Circuits.
Control circuits and voice, data and signal transmission are also exposed to transients. These are very vulnerable, even minimal levels of transients voltage can damage communication ports and integrated circuits. Therefore, they should be protected throughout the facility and/or select the most critical or high risk spots.
Sub Distribution Boards.
Sub distribution boards are located to feed several areas for specific purposes, especially for critical loads and high value systems. These circuits, due to their value, must be protected
It is very common to see extremely delicate control systems such as robotic controls, communications, security control centers, specialized machines and/or surgical. These systems need isolation from the transient generating sources to give them proper operational integrity. Making it extremely important to apply a good protection to mitigate the effects of transients