Eaton Wins Contract for Turnkey Engineering of Resource Conservation Research Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base

Date: September 19, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton announced a contract for turnkey engineering of a scalable research environment at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. The facility will enable the U.S. Air Force to evaluate, integrate and study new water and energy conservation technologies developed to promote resource conservation and reduce operational risk for contingency deployments around the world.

“The ability to thoroughly test and validate the integration and performance capabilities of new conservation technologies is key to meeting the mission-critical requirements of U.S. Air Force deployments,” said William Murch, director of service for Eaton’s microgrid energy systems business. “Backed by a proven history of projects for the U.S. Government, Eaton is well positioned to help the Air Force establish an environment for effective evaluation of high-risk and off-the-shelf technologies to reduce logistics requirements, fuel consumption, wastes, environmental impact and risk.”

In addition to providing all necessary turnkey engineering services and power management solutions, Eaton will support the construction of an operations facility with equipment for data management, archiving and executing analytics. The facility will allow thorough analysis with extensive data collection to quantify efficiency, reliability and safety in an inhabitable, operational environment. Eaton will also support the integration of extensive electrical distribution, control, communication, metering and monitoring equipment for current and future Air Force resources. This research was paid for by the U.S. Air Force, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)’s Advanced Power Technology Office (AFRL/RXSC).

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy- efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.


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