Acopian Breaks the Ice with Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole

Posted by Acopian on November 14, 2011

Acopian Breaks the Ice with Neutrino Observatory

“At Project IceCube, it’s absolutely critical to have a good power supply. The ice must be as pure and clear as possible. If the power to the ice top sensor system were to fail, we would risk the tank water freezing without being controlled, resulting in bubbles and impurities, and very much reducing the quality of ice and quality of information that we can see with our detectors. We chose Acopian power supplies to power our pumping and degassing systems because of their reputation for reliability. The people at Acopian met all of our highly demanding specifications and, despite very little time until our window to ship to the Pole, they met our schedule. We were 100% satisfied.”

Jim Baccus, Cable System Manager

IceCube is a particle detector at the South Pole that records the interactions of a nearly massless sub-atomic particle called the neutrino.

For more than 40 years, Acopian has been shipping AC to DC power modules within three days after receipt of an order.

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