Nuclear Power Plants (NPP)

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified team of professionals who provide complete stationary battery and DC power system consulting, maintenance, testing and installation support services for Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). Our years of experience, combined with serving on industry code committees, makes us uniquely qualified to provide our stationary battery and DC power system services to NPP owners and operators.

Whether you need a single cell or multi-cell monobloc replaced or a completely new battery string, battery charger and DC distribution equipment installed, Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. can handle your unique power systems installation. Our experienced and qualified technicians and installers have been serving the upper Midwest since 1997. We can take care of your battery replacements from beginning to end, including removal and disposal of spent batteries. Our dedicated service team will work around your schedule to maintain zero downtime and keep your backup power facilities running smoothly.

For quotes and availability, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. testing programs for stationary batteries and DC power systems meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) requirements and the recommended practices of IEEE Standards 450, 1106 and 1188 for vented lead acid, nickel cadmium and valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) respectively.

Our Performance Test of Battery Capacity (load discharge test) capabilities allow us to perform battery discharge tests on all vented lead acid, VRLA and nickel cadmium battery types of any ampere-hour capacity and on advanced battery technologies in standby applications. Our knowledge of capacity testing and use of state of the art data acquisition equipment allows us to accurately evaluate the capability of the entire battery string along with each cell or multi-cell monobloc to deliver the manufacturer’s rated discharge current or power for a given duration under a specific set of conditions. The performance test provides the most information about the battery’s capacity, degree of internal degradation and aging.

  • Acceptance test of new stationary batteries
  • Certification, start-up, test of stationary battery, rectifiers and DC power plants
  • Monthly, quarterly, annual inspection and testing
  • VRLA ohmic test
  • Performance test of battery capacity
    – 24 V and 48 V telecommunications batteries
    –  48V, 125 V and 250 V switchgear and control batteries
    – 120 V/240 V/360 V/480 V UPS batteries
  • DC ground  fault locating testing
  • Battery charger/rectifier inspection and testing
  • Inverter and UPS testing

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. maintenance programs for stationary batteries, battery chargers/rectifiers and all dc power system related power conversion equipment such as inverters and UPS and dc power system distribution equipment meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) requirements and recommendations.

  • Inter-cell connection, refurbishment and replacement
  • Clean and neutralize corrosion
  • Post seal repair
  • Electrolyte specific gravity adjustments
  • Cell voltage corrections depolarization
  • Cell watering
  • VRLA cell re-hydrating
  • Power conversion equipment electrolytic capacitor replacement
  • 24-hour emergency response & site restoration

DC ground fault locating services from Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. provides location and elimination of unintentional low-resistance field grounds. These ground faults can potentially lead to unintended operation of plant and substation DC equipment on an ungrounded designed battery and DC power system, resulting in plant and system transients and outages. Locating and elimination of grounds is performed without interruption of critical loads and circuits, and is transparent to the operation of the critical DC power system.

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. is proud to offer Integrated Power Systems and Services, from large scale stationary battery and DC auxiliary power systems to small-scale portable DC power systems, where we make out-of-the-ordinary solutions for backup power applications a reality and design every solution to exactly meet our customer’s individual business need. We deliver complex, end-user defined backup power solutions, and can help you plan and manage product procurement, inventory, scheduled deployments, custom power packages and dynamic product warehousing with structured delivery. We provide technology and service expertise, combined with state-of-the-art project management.

Our many years of working and collaborating with many of the largest and most respected architectural and consulting engineering firms on stationary battery and DC auxiliary power system design, installation and operation for critical applications along with our involvement and dedication to industry standards development has earned us the respect as subject matter experts within the industry and uniquely qualified to provide our systems integration services.

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. field service technicians are commercially licensed and certified to haul hazmat batteries and related materials. As an authorized hazmat transporter, we work in conjunction with local recycling facilities to ensure that proper disposal procedures are met.

As part of our service offerings, Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. provides recycling certificates documenting that proper disposal procedures have been satisfied according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules and regulations. Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. issues these certificates to our customers as sufficient evidence of consumption of spent lead acid batteries.

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. offers these training services:

  • Product training
  • DC power system maintenance & testing training
  • DC power system design training
  • DC ground fault location training
  • Safety & OSHA compliance training
  • Personnel qualifications for installation & maintenance of stationary batteries in accordance with IEEE STD. 1657

Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. offers these consultation services:

  • Battery and battery charger/rectifier sizing
  • DC power system initial design, specification and equipment selection
  • Root cause failure investigations
  • Maintenance and testing program development
  • Energy storage system, advanced battery technology evaluations and reviews
  • Stationary battery life cycle and cost analysis
  • System performance and test data evaluation
  • Training seminars

As recognized industry subject matter experts, Standby Power System Consultants, Inc. provides full root cause investigations of stationary battery and DC auxiliary power system failures. Investigations can include detail analysis, evaluation, battery tear-down and conclusions regarding failure of your critical power systems.