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Blackouts: How a utility cured an Ibuprofen plant’s biggest headache

Published in 2014 by

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

Problem
• Grid reliability. Two to three significant
power outages per year at Albemarle
Corporation's Ibuprofen plant in
Orangeburg, S.C.

Players
• Albemarle Corporation's Orangeburg, S.C.
Ibuprofen plant
• Orangeburg Department of Public Utilities
• Electrical Engineering Consulting & Testing
• Siemens Smart Grid division

Solution
• Distribution automation: A fast bus transfer
system that can handle more than two
sources