In today’s highly competitive markets, surge suppression is recognized as the key to solving transient related power quality problems. Small businesses, manufacturers, multinational corporations and defense research facilities worldwide have learned that their initial investments in surge suppression can be quickly returned by reducing equipment damage, decreasing maintenance costs and improving system up time.
When it comes to losses from electrical and electronic equipment failure and disruption, few events can match the destruction caused by surges (transients) and electrical noise. These phenomena are responsible for between 30% and 50% of most electronic equipment field failures today – and that doesn’t even begin to take into account the latent damage or degradation to electrical equipment such events cause. Moreover, although no firm figures have been established, the estimated amount of dollars in lost production and lost revenues associated with these problems is staggering. A company can greatly reduce its risk of equipment damage, component degradation and system disruptions with a robust surge protection system.