Ups Maintenance

Ups Maintenance



UPS Maintenance
Generally UPS systems are purchased because there is​ a​ requirement to​ protect the client's essential supplies in​ the event of​ a​ power failure or​ brownout .​
Having bought the system however, little consideration​ is​ given as​ to​ how it​ will continue to​ operate over the years .​
The idea of​ plug and​ play conceals the fact that uninterruptible power supplies are highly technical equipment consisting of​ thousands of​ sensitive components.
The new uninterruptible power supply system will always come with a​ manufacturer's warranty, which would be perceived to​ offer protection​ in​ the event of​ a​ failure during the first year.
What is​ not considered is​ that although the manufacturer has agreed to​ guarantee his equipment against failure, it​ will be repaired during normal working hours and​ certainly no earlier than the next day, often several days later dependent of​ the availability of​ engineers and​ parts .​
During this​ time, of​ course, the essential load is​ unprotected,
No UPS = No Protection.
A UPS maintenance contract will offer peace of​ mind to​ the client, as​ not only will the contract offer an​ agreed response time for​ an​ engineer to​ attend site, it​ will also ensure that the UPS is​ inspected and​ the results recorded on​ a​ regular basis .​
this​ can be arranged during an​ agreed operating window of​ time, which can be tailored to​ suit the client's operating requirements, together with emergency 24-7 call out.
The UPS system has a​ number of​ components which have a​ finite operating life, the ones that immediately spring to​ mind are; fans, batteries, dc and​ ac capacitors .​
a​ failure of​ any of​ these components can severely limit the Uninterruptible Power Supply's capacity to​ protect the essential load.
Regular maintenance will monitor these components and​ highlight any potential failures, normally in​ time to​ take action​ to​ replace them and​ maintain​ the integrity of​ the system.
A typical instance on​ a​ non-maintained Power Protection​ system would be that during a​ utility mains failure that the batteries failed to​ support the essential load for​ the expected time .​
The client would require immediate replacement of​ his batteries to​ regain​ his perceived autonomy; the unanswered question​ would be ‘why did the batteries fail so early in​ their operational life?'
Without regularly maintaining and​ thermal monitoring the UPS and​ its UPS Batteries its operation​ it​ may have been that a​ failure of​ one or​ all the dc capacitors had prematurely aged the batteries causing a​ severe reduction​ in​ their capacity to​ support load .​
Regular UPS maintenance visits would have identified this​ problem early and​ by changing the offending components the expense of​ prematurely replacing the batteries would have been avoided.
of​ course if​ a​ UPS system is​ present, then the next step is​ to​ ask yourself, what if​ it​ fails do I​ have a​ generator standby power system?
if​ there isn't a​ standby diesel generator is​ that due to​ lack of​ space? Or assumed cost? Unsure?
Better to​ ask for​ a​ FREE site survey and​ establish what power protection​ you​ may require before your​ Critical Systems are tested by power failure.
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for​ further information​ regarding uninterruptible power supplies please visit our website at​ www.powercontinuity.co.uk




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