Solutions from Cooper Industries Help Communities Weather any Summer Storm

High quality solutions help communities prepare and recover from severe summer storms

Jul 16, 2012, 11:58 ET from Cooper Industries plc

DUBLIN, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions, knows that all it takes is one powerful storm to affect the lives of millions. Carrying a wide range of products and solutions, Cooper can help communities prepare for and quickly recover from the damages caused by summer storms. Including mass notification systems, seismic bracing solutions and portable power options, end-users can feel confident knowing that proven solutions from Cooper Industries will provide both reliability and safety before, during and after even the harshest weather conditions.  


Knowing that storms can strike in the blink of an eye, Cooper Notification's integrated Mass Notification System (MNS) solutions allow organizations to send fast, reliable and intelligible communications that are essential for community preparedness, response and recovery. From parishes to major metropolitan areas, Cooper Notification's MNS have been effectively used during major hurricanes in the Gulf and East Coast. Whether mobilizing first responders, informing residents of evacuation procedures or notifying employees of severe weather, you can rely on Cooper Notification's integrated MNS, including Roam Secure Alert Network (RSAN) Distributed Recipient MNS, WAVES Wide-area MNS, SAFEPATH In-building MNS and Wheelock Life Safety notification appliances and devices to instantly communicate to everyone – anytime, anywhere.

Vital to preparing for any impending storm is anticipating a loss of light. To help illuminate even the darkest night, Cooper Lighting offers a full line of LED powered worklights including its Might-D- Light™. Offering 80 long life LED lights, two hour battery life and a durable polycarbonate lens, it provides bright and reliable illumination during a loss of power. For added versatility, the Might-D-Light also includes a nylon swivel hook and integrated neodymium magnets allowing it to be easily secured to metal doors, tool boxes, etc. Each cordless rechargeable unit features a patent pending design, AC and DC charging adapters and an easy grip cushioned handle.

The Cooper Bussmann Quik-Spec Coordination Panelboard (QSCP) provides an easy solution for selective coordination in an all fused system, and helps ensure power is maintained to critical circuits during disastrous events. The QSCP improves electrical system safety and performance and is available from 30 amp up to 1200 amp mains, utilizing the fast-acting or time-delay Class CF CUBEFuse in 1-, 2-, or 3-pole finger-safe branch circuit disconnects. It easily addresses NEC® selective coordination requirements and replaces plotting time-current curves and studies with published fuse selective coordination ratios for fully fused distribution systems..

When time is of the essence, Cooper Bussmann also offers a QuikShip program for a wide range of solutions. Offering 24/7 emergency services, the QuikShip program ensures that products can be immediately shipped during instances where speed of recovery is critical.

To ensure piping, ducts, cable trays or trapeze hung systems are secure in even the roughest of conditions, Cooper B-Line and its TOLCO™ division offer a wide range of seismic bracing products and solutions. Offerings for rigid bracing, cable bracing and seismic anchors not only secure vital components in critical moments, but also offer both cost- and labor-savings during the installation process. Products are specially designed to help provide protection against movement in both horizontal and vertical directions and require fewer attachment points to dramatically reduce installation time as well as reducing the number of stress points on the structure itself.

In the instance that a storm does hit, Cooper Power Systems maintains a designated storm response team as part of its customer service center. Highly trained members of our Customer Support Center provide customers throughout the United States with information and products for quick and efficient power restoration.

Cooper Power Systems also offers a wide-range of intermediate- and station-class arresters, Kearny™ fuse links and connectors, cutouts, Type L reclosers, and other transformer components to protect power distribution systems from severe weather conditions. Our products provide proven performance and are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions at critical moments.    

To aid in recovery efforts, Cooper Crouse-Hinds offers several portable power solutions, including portable power carts and power distribution panels, that can provide short-term power restoration. Solutions can be tailored for industrial, harsh or hazardous applications and are designed to meet NEC, CEC and IEC codes and standards. These solutions minimize time for planning and preparation of plant turnaround by having customized, reliable and robust options provided by a qualified manufacturer. They also help increase safety during maintenance turnarounds by eliminating the use of incorrect or unsafe products that could result in injury to onsite personnel and contractors.

Cooper Wiring Devices also offers on-demand power solutions with its RhinoBox™ temporary power centers. Providing mission critical power when and where it is needed most, these heavy duty power centers are ideal for outdoor use. Each includes weather resistant duplex receptacles that comply with NEC 406.8 requirements for outdoor temporary power applications and include individual GFCI modules to protect against ground faults. RhinoBox temporary power centers accept a variety of cordsets, NEMA plugs, adapters and replacement devices to service any application. For added safety, they also feature a hinged, clear polycarbonate door cover to provide access and visibility to circuit breakers.

To ensure a safe and secure connection to temporary power solutions, Cooper Interconnect offers a full line of Cam-Lok "J" Power Series receptacles and plugs. They provide the means to quickly connect and disconnect power systems safely and are ideal for use with generators and standby power. They are available in convenient, single-use packaging with a rating of 600V up to 400A continuous. Cam-Lok solutions are UL E67181 listed; CSA LR13963 certified; and provide a NEMA 3R Environmental Rating. 

"When it comes to summer storms, preparation is absolutely critical," said Cooper Industries Chairman and CEO, Kirk S. Hachigian. "Whether it's preparing to get the word out early with notification systems, or working to ensure temporary power is available if needed, proven solutions from Cooper Industries can help any community weather the storm."

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About Cooper Industries Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion.  Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs.  The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds 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 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States.  Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011.  For more information, visit the website at


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