Eaton to boost U.S. military electrical system efficiency

Pittsburgh, October 16, 2012 — Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. won multiple service contracts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate electrical systems at U.S. Department of Defense facilities.

The projects, which include recommending improvements to conserve resources and developing standardized and simplified designs, have an estimated contract value of $35 million and a completion date in March 2017.

At diverse locations within the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Territories, Eaton will perform detailed investigation and planning and help the military remotely monitor and control equipment meters and systems that would otherwise require periodic visual observation or additional personnel.

These efforts will improve the efficiency of utility monitoring and control systems, building automation systems, fire alarm systems, fire protection systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

The contracts also include retro-commissioning (RCx) services for UMCS, BAS, HVAC and telecommunications systems, alternative energy systems, electronic security systems, physical security systems, automated control systems, and other electrical and mechanical systems.

Eaton’s RCx projects have historically reduced energy costs up to 20 percent and have shown a return on investment in as soon as six months.

The contract is one of several recent agreements that Eaton has reached with government organizations, including $10 million in RCx services for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical campuses and $1 million to enhance the electrical safety and reliability of the Federal Aviation Administration headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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