DECATUR, Tenn.—Storm Power Components, a manufacturer of electrical bus bars and related power components, said in a release that its ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications were extended to include the design and development component per AS9100 Section 8.3.
Storm’s skilled busbar designers help customers develop a wide variety of busbars, ranging from simple machined and fabricated parts through low-inductance, multi-layer laminated busbars. The company’s certified design process guides customers who are new to the complexities of custom-designed or multi-layer laminated electrical busbars, which carry high voltages and/or currents. Its support begins with initial concepts and proceeds through optimizing topology, best materials and finishes, electrical and mechanical testing, and finishes.
Storm Power Components provides in-house manufacturing at its Decatur, Tennessee facility.
“Adding design to our certification is another step that enables our customers to capitalize on the vast experience of our design team when dealing with the intricate details involved in designing laminated bus bars,” said Rick Whistler, director of laminated bus bar at Storm Power Components, in the release.
The AS9100D standard specifies the quality management system requirements for organizations that design, develop, or manufacture aviation, space, and defense products. The standard is an SAE document developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) that includes the ISO 9001:2015 requirements. It also identifies additional requirements specifically for the aviation, space, and defense industries.
Storm Power Components manufactures custom copper and aluminum bus bars for a variety of commercial, industrial, military, and aerospace users. Applications that rely on these components are reported to include power inverters; motor drives; grid-based, solar, and wind-energy systems; battery and other energy-storage facilities; electric and hybrid vehicles, railway, and ship transportation; radar systems; and server and data centers.
The company, founded in 1990, focuses exclusively on fabrication, electroplating, and dielectric coatings for single-layer and multi-layer copper and aluminum bus bars needed by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), according to the release.