When Uninterruptable Power Supply is important to your business you need the experience and reliability that Survival Solutions understands.
Can you rely on your Uninterruptable Power Supply or UPS system to do what you need it to do in the event of a power failure, and is it safe?
The only way to answer yes is to have a physical inspection carried out at least once per year and this is why.
UPS is an acronym that stands for Uninterruptable Power Supply which is a backup power supply system that helps prevent the impact from power fluctuations, power surges and brown outs alike, where power supply drops momentarily when the energy demand on the grid is high, such as very hot or cold days when the load on supply is greater. Or in some cases complete power failure due to electrical storms or other situations that impact on the power supply.
UPS Systems are mainly installed to ensure a continuous power supply is maintained for critical business system infrastructure such as computers, online management tools, VOIP phone system and vital medical supplies while alternate power is established or controlled system shutdown occurs.
The role a UPS system plays in protecting critical and sensitive electrical and electronic infrastructure is vital in ensuring a consistent flow of electricity, preventing damage and potential failure. Although a suitably operating and serviced UPS system is not mandatory for sensitive electronic equipment, it makes good business sense to consider having such equipment installed. Unfortunately, the need for good reliable backup power is often overlooked until it is too late.
Why have a physical inspection Versus and online check?
UPS can do an automatic software battery check but this is not a proper resistive load test or physical inspection and this is where many issues are identified and rectified before it is too late.
When Survival Solutions does a service on your UPS we perform a resistive load test and physical inspection on every battery in the system, with many batteries passing a UPS software battery check only to fail a resistive load test. Some batteries have been found with deformed and cracking casing, electrolyte leaks and terminal corrosion leading to imminent system failure or even worse equipment damage or fire.
Most UPS batteries have a 5 year life limit at 20 degrees, but usually only last about 3 years due to heat stress and overcharging.
This is what you can expect from us:
- Physical UPS inspection and clean
- Inspect battery expiry date, charge and condition
- Check and adjust display screen & keypad
- Check auxiliary equipment
- Check minor and major fan for correct function
- Check circuit breakers
- Test system operational functions
- Check operational alarms
- Check equip alarms
- Check output waveform
- Perform battery discharge and load test
- Check recharge current rate
- Update compliance sticker and prepare report