Eaton wins USAF power reliability pact

A2 Technologies
Tags: maintenance and reliability

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation on April 14 announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide the U.S. Air Force’s Air Logistics Center (ALC), at the Hill Air Force Base, Utah, power reliability products and complete turnkey services including engineering, project management, system integration, installation, training and onsite maintenance services. The win could be worth as much as $568.7 million and will be divided among two suppliers over the life of the five-year contract with one single two-year option period. Eaton’s Electrical Service & Systems Division’s Federal Systems Business Unit will manage the work for the contract.

“For more than 20 years, we have provided vital power solutions for the U.S. Air Force’s complex applications,” said Thomas S. Gross, vice chairman and chief operating officer for Eaton’s Electrical Sector. “This contract further substantiates our uncompromising commitment to providing world-class power solutions, and superb customer focus and service.”

Products include commercially available, on-line, double conversion, single or three-phase Static Uninterruptible Power Supplies (SUPS) ranging in size from 3kVA to 1000kVA, associated equipment, ancillary electrical equipment, and spare parts. Designed and engineered to deliver the highest level of system reliability and availability, the total power solution supports the Air Force’s applications around the world.

The Air Force awarded the contract to Eaton after competitively evaluating technical, past performance and price criteria. This contract represents the fourth such award by the U.S. Air Force to Eaton for uninterruptible power system (UPS) equipment and system integration. The previous contracts were awarded in 1988, 1996, and 2001 to Powerware Corporation, which was acquired by Eaton in 2004.

Based on existing contract awards, Eaton is one of the largest UPS suppliers to the U.S. Government and has been recognized for providing the highest quality products and services to some of its most critical and classified operations in the world.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer, Moeller, Powerware, Holec, MEM, Santak, and MGE Office Protection Systems provide customer-driven PowerChain Management solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. 

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