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Cooper Power Systems Installs First Triplex Indoor Power Center
New technology meets the needs of previously challenging indoor installations.
Waukesha, WI, September 27, 2010 – Cooper Power Systems, a division of Cooper Industries, plc.
(NYSE: CBE), today announced that it has completed installation of its first Triplex Indoor Power Center
(IPC) at the 40-story, twin tower Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building (CME) in Chicago, IL. The
installation is designed so that a building tenant might expect to see a 35% reduction in energy costs, up
to a 20% reduction in HVAC costs, up to a 50% noise reduction level, and has 50% higher short term
overload capacity compared to traditional indoor equipment choices.
“Today’s building owners and managers are under intense pressure to reduce energy and HVAC costs,
eliminate noise and provide tenants with an increased amount of electrical power,” stated Steve Benna,
vice president, commercial/industrial sales and marketing, Cooper Power Systems. “Cooper’s Triplex
IPC achieves those goals by taking advantage of the fire resistant properties of FR3 dielectric fluid to
permit installation in limited space areas – delivering measurable value to building owners before the
power is even turned on.”
The field assembly of the Triplex Indoor Power Center involved coordination of a number of individual
components, with the installation team overcoming physical building constraints including a 5’W X 8’H
service elevator door.
Buildings similar to the Mercantile Exchange in the Chicago financial district are going through their 2nd
or 3rd generation of tenants. Tenant turnover translates into revamping office space and reevaluating
electrical needs – a process that escalates over time. Often, the dimensions of new electrical
equipment designed to meet the need for increased capacity exceed the openings of the buildings in
which they’re going to be installed, increasing the cost and complexity of the installation.
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The modular design of the Cooper Power Systems Triplex Indoor Power Center not only gives architects
and building owners the power their tenants need, it provides them with the flexibility necessary to get
into electric rooms and other spaces by way of existing service elevators and hallways, optimizing the
time needed for office re-designs and minimizing the need for building modifications.
“This is a significant evolution in technology that provides an attractive, higher-efficiency alternative to
dry-type transformers,” said Chad Mendell, vice president, Environmental Systems Design. “Its value
will be restated every time users receive an electric bill.”
Editor’s Note: For additional information, contact Lauren Ban at (412) 394-6611 or
[email protected]
About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems, Inc., with 2009 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, is a division of Cooper
Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). Cooper Power Systems is a global manufacturer of world-class power
delivery and reliability solutions for the electrical and industrial markets. Through its Energy Automation
Solutions group, it is also a leading provider of software, communications and integration solutions that
enable customers to increase productivity, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. For more
information, please visit or
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2009 revenues of $5.1 billion.
Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on
innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting
customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market share positions
and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; CrouseHinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle
and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely
positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to
improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient
products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2009, sixty-one percent of total sales were to
customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to
customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2009.
For more information, visit the website at