sources of power quality issues

Poor power quality can cause innumerable problems in industrial facilities. While a facility owner’s first inclination might be to blame their electric utility for such problems, it’s much more likely that their own equipment is it fault. Industrial facilities are particularly prone to power-quality problems because of the density and complexity of electrical equipment involved […]

uninterruptible power supply ups critical power solutions

UPS and generator can deliver innovative critical power solutions to provide businesses with uninterruptible power and backup power supplies.  A UPS can support its critical load during utility power anomalies and blackouts – but only until its battery autonomy expires. Conversely, an adequately-fuelled generator can support the load indefinitely, but needs time to start up and […]

ups energy efficiency

A modern on-line UPS system has many advantages especially when it comes to UPS energy efficiency. It provides protection against all types of power supply failure, filters a vast range of disturbances found in the mains supply. As such, provides more sensitive loads with a clean backup power supply. With extra storage capacity, it can […]

ups technical glossary

This ups technical glossary is designed to help you to understand the technical terms used within the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) industry. A – ups technical glossary AC ripple Is the residual periodic variation of the DC voltage within a UPS which has been derived from an unwelcome alternating (AC) source. An AC ripple causes internal […]

lithium-ion batteries in data centre ups systems

With the market shifting and demand for greater lifespan, efficiency and reduced footprint becoming more prevalent, battery manufacturers have upped their game with lithium-ion batteries solutions. The data centre sector in particular is welcoming lithium-ion batteries solutions with open arms. When paired with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) a far more efficient energy storage system […]

The UPS topology

Why does only online UPS topology provides mission critical load protection? Modern, static UPS systems are broadly classified into three design architectures: on-line, off-line and line interactive. This post describes and compares the three types and explains why – for truly critical loads – online ups topology is the only acceptable approach. Facility executives today […]

Uninterruptible Power Supply ups

How to select Your industrial uninterruptible power supply UPS? Many building construction projects begin with dignitaries shoveling a ceremonial first blade of dirt and end with those same individuals cutting a giant ribbon. But for the design engineers, builders and facility managers involved in the project, it’s the work that takes place between those two […]

lead acid battery

The lead acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté and is the earliest type of rechargeable battery. Despite having a very low energy-to-weight ratio and a low energy-to-volume ratio, its ability to supply high surge currents means that the cells have a relatively large power-to-weight ratio. These features, along with their […]

Online UPS

Uninterruptible power source (UPS) is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source or mains power fails. Online UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries, supercapacitors, […]