LayerZero Designs Feature-Rich Power Distribution Systems

LayerZero is a worldwide innovator in the Power Distribution industry, having invented and developed a variety of original ideas that have been adopted across the industry.

We have a "small company" flexibility with a culture of transparency and open communication. This allows for a high degree of rapid product development that translates into fast application of new ideas. We are always brainstorming and collaborating new ways to improve power distribution.

We keep close to our clients, striving to stay current with their constantly changing needs.

Triple Modular Redundancy

Triple Modular Redundancy

TMR Provides 10X Higher Power Reliability

Triple Modular Redundant Systems increase the probability of mission success by an order of magnitude during the operational life of the STS. LayerZero TMR systems are deployed with

• Three observers
• Three controllers
• Three actuators (gate drives) for each pair of SCRs
• Redundant power, optical fiber

The STS is designed to continue to meet specification in the event of a catastrophic failure of one of the observer or controller or drive or power supply systems.

Triple Modular Redundancy

Black Box Forensics

Black Box Forensics

Documenting The History of The Power Flow

A High Level Processor is supplied with a Compactflash disk. Communication is via fiber optics and the result is a "Black Box" data recorder. Event logs, alarms, diagnostics and Waveform Capture are accessible via a VPN Router that comes standard with each unit.

Time-stamping resolution is 10 microseconds; fast enough to catch any mechanical or electrical activity. Each transfer event  as well as transfer-inhibit event is captured and stored on solid state memory in the form of a real-time waveform capture three cycles before and three cycles after an event.

Black Box Forensics

Real-Time Waveform Capture

Waveform Capture

Fingerprinting Power Events

LayerZero Power Systems has integrated waveform capture functionality into all devices; and facility operators are starting to adopt this feature with enthusiasm. When an anomaly is detected, it is now possible to capture voltage and current waveforms at the PDU inputs and outputs; at the RPP inputs; and most importantly, at each of the branch circuit breaker outputs.

Real-Time Waveform Capture

Fiber Optic Based Controls

Fiber Optic Controls

Fiber Optic Controls Increase System Reliability

Fiber optic based controls eliminate noise and interference, while isolating components from high voltage.

Optical fiber allows service to be reliably connected, while protecting the equipment.

Fiber Optic Based Controls

Dynamic Phase Compensation

Dynamic Phase Compensation

Reliable Transfers, Every Time

LayerZero Power Systems was patented the technology for a source transfer invention utilized by the company's Static Transfer Switches, to automatically compensate for differences in phases between sources, eliminating downstream transformer inrush from out-of-phase transfers.   

The innovative invention operates by introducing an appropriate time delay during the transfer, the duration of the delay is a function of the phase angle between the two sources at the instant of transfer. 

Dynamic Phase Compensation

Voice Guided Bypass

Voice Guided Bypass

Helping Eliminate Human Error

The most common cause of static transfer switch failure is human error while completing the bypass procedure.

To ensure that the correct bypass sequence is followed, LayerZero static transfer switches utilize a dynamic voice guided bypass procedure that instructs users through the process, step-by-step.

Voice Guided Bypass

InSight™ IR Portholes

InSight IR Portholes

Allowing For Safe Maintenance

InSight™ IR Portholes are openings in LayerZero units with hinged covers for ease of thermal scanning of all bolted connections. Thermal scanning bolted connections is a common procedure for preventive maintenance.

The covers of InSight™ IR Portholes swivel outward to reveal a mesh. The mesh helps protect operators, while ensuring full functionality of thermal scanning ability. The usage of InSight™ IR Portholes makes it safer for operators to measure bolted connections.

InSight™ IR Portholes

Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth

Wirelessly Set Up Panels

Bluetooth Connectivity permits eRPPs to be wirelessly setup at the point-of-impact. Advantages of Bluetooth Connectivity include:

• Safely Access Units Without Opening The Door. 
• Configure Panel Names, Set Points, And Alarms Remotely 
• Customize Setup Via Laptop Or PDA

Bluetooth Connectivity

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