Rides at Canobie Lake Amusement Park grind to a halt as power fails
Summer fun for many families means cotton candy, midway games, and of course, roller coasters. Guests at Salem, New Hampshire’s Canobie Lake Park recently got a surprise when a power outage occurred, leaving them stranded on several of the park’s attractions.
Backup generators kicked in after a few minutes, allowing all rides to return their passengers without incident, but what lessons were there to be learned from the outage?
Fortunately for passengers, the park’s backup generators were in good working condition and were able to revive the rides in relatively short order. The park described the event as a minor ‘hiccup’, and other than a spot of inconvenience for park-goers, no harm was done.
In other businesses, a stoppage like this can lead to significant losses. Even a few minutes of downtime can lead to unsatisfied customers, lost orders, or even halted production lines. Fortunately, both small and large UPSs exist to bridge the gap between utility and generator.
At the workstation level, standby and line interactive UPSs represent a cost-effective means of keeping computers humming, files saving, and phones ringing. These units can pay for themselves the first time the power goes off by preventing lost time and damage to critical hardware.
For a more efficient option, single and 3-phase double conversion, or online, UPSs can provide a centralized backup solution for an entire network infrastructure, or even an entire building. These units can provide a stop-gap between the outage and the generator, and provide complete protection against the sometimes inconsistent power that these machines can provide.
What is 3-phase?
Single phase or 3-phase – do you know what we’re talking about? Find out more about the difference between single and 3-phase UPS solutions on our What is 3-phase page >>
In the case of an amusement park, UPSs can provide backup to electronic control systems and prevent the need for a full system restart after an outage. What can they do for your business?
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