In a Mission Critical Protocol, You Are Only As Good As Your Weakest Link
In building a mission critical pharmaceutical data acquisition system, an electrical engineer realized the weakest link was his power quality options. Everything used sacrificial, limited life components that had unpredictable life and were virtually impossible to monitor. This was a time bomb that he knew eventually would explode—he just didn’t know when. Considering the protocol, it was completely unacceptable. So, what he couldn’t buy he built (and patented). That was the birth of Brick Wall Power Quality Products. By the way, the use of sacrificial, limited life components that have unpredictable life and are virtually impossible to monitor is still, for the most part, an industry-wide standard. It is definitely buyer beware.