SOURCE: Pentadyne Power

July 09, 2007 12:11 ET

Pentadyne Books Third Order From Leading Michigan Hospital

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - Pentadyne Power Corporation ( -- the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology -- announced today at a national healthcare engineering trade show that Sparrow Hospital ( in Lansing, Michigan, has ordered an additional six Pentadyne-made flywheels following two previous orders totaling seven flywheels.

The order announcement was made by Pentadyne's Senior Vice President of Sales & Service, Frank DeLattre, during the opening day today of the national American Society for Healthcare Engineering trade show being held at the New Orleans Convention Center in Louisiana.

Last year, Sparrow Hospital, which has more than 500 beds, ordered six Pentadyne-made flywheel systems to use with a 1000-kVA UPS protecting the hospital's six labs for state-of-the-art cardiac and neurological catheterization procedures.

"The flywheels provide highly reliable energy storage to ensure continuous quality power delivery to the cath labs in the event of a brief power disturbance or a full power outage. In the latter case, the flywheels deliver uninterrupted energy until the hospital's four 2-megawatt generators can come online and gradually take over the supply of power to all hospital loads," DeLattre said.

"Patient first, that's what we are all about here," said Jon Harris, who heads up electrical services at Sparrow Hospital. "With cardiac and neurological catheterization, there's no room for a power glitch. That's certainly what everyone would want if they were on that table, and that's what we deliver.

"When we had the opportunity to design a new hospital-wide power system, we went above and beyond what we are required to do by law," Harris added. "Batteries are the biggest point of failure in any UPS system. We insisted on having the best backup equipment available, and that why we chose Pentadyne-made flywheels as a part of that."

In May of 2007, the hospital ordered one additional unit to mate with a 130-kVA UPS system protecting a number of computer servers at the hospital. The new six-unit order will be used with three 300-kVA UPSs that will protect a large-scale data center in the hospital's west wing.

"We're proud that Sparrow Hospital has joined an expanding list of repeat customers for our clean energy storage product," said Pentadyne CEO Mark McGough. "Customer satisfaction and repeat sales like this have been one of several keys to our rapidly growing order backlog."

Exhibiting at trade show today

Pentadyne is showing its flywheel system today and tomorrow in booth #924 at the national ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in New Orleans:

About Pentadyne Power Corporation

An ISO-9001-certified company, Los Angeles-based Pentadyne designs and manufactures battery-free energy storage systems that have a fully magnetically levitated carbon-fiber flywheel to ensure power quality and continuity for UPS-backed mission-critical operations at industrial, commercial, hospital and military facilities in North America and abroad. Pentadyne flywheels are the world's most energy efficient, using 90% less power than other commercial production flywheel systems. Pentadyne systems are sold by several of the world's leading UPS manufacturers to provide an economic, near-zero maintenance, lightweight and environmentally sound back-up power solution without any of the hazardous chemicals and safety concerns of lead-acid batteries.


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A case study on Pentadyne flywheels operating at cath labs at a different hospital is at:

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