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The Growing Need for Surge Protection

Integration of sensitive electronics into most logic assemblies has made the circuitry for communication, industrial automation, residential, manufacturing, healthcare and many other applications much more susceptible to Surge Events.

Nothing affects business operations and profitability as dramatically as essential equipment downtime. Many businesses are unaware Power Quality (PQ) problems are the primary cause of equipment reboots/restarts and downtime (service issues). Sensitive electronic malfunctions and small component failures (e.g. printed circuit cards/chip sets) can lead to large financial losses. Poor electrical Power Quality costs U.S. industries over $100 billon annually. What impact is electrical Power Quality (PQ) having on your business?


  • AC/DC Variable Speed Motor Drives
  • Electronic Lighting Ballasts
  • Office Equipment: Computers, Printers, Photocopiers


  • Lightning & Utility Switching
  • Electric Motors (as used in automated manufacturing)
  • Machine Tools, Welding Equipment, Elevators, HVAC Equipment, etc.
  • Switching Power Supplies & Energy Stored in Reactive Components

Failed Microchip (Inexpensive Components Cause Large Financial Losses)

A THOR SYSTEMS’ Site Survey provides the means to identify existing and potential PQ problems affecting your business. During a site survey your critical equipment/processes with their respective maintenance/service expenses are reviewed and documented. These expense categories often provide the necessary information to identify poor power quality as the root cause of the problem. The information gathered during the site survey is formatted into a Site Report containing three basic elements: (1) Scope of Work, (2) recommended Equipment Proposal, and (3) detailed Installation Guide. These documents are the cornerstone of a pro-active PQ improvement program, which helps your business focus on creating and maintaining an enhanced PQ operating environment that facilitates improved business operations and increased profitability.

THOR SYSTEMS is available to help improve your facility’s Power Quality. Don’t hesitate to involve us — we can help identify and eliminate ongoing and future PQ problems. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the opportunity to work with you. Should you have any questions or wish to schedule a Site Survey or a PQ Presentation please give us a call at 804.355.1100.


Electrical power quality problems cost the United States industries over $100 billion annually
80% of voltage surges and transients are caused by changes in electrical demand, inside the user's facility