Lights go out. Screens go black. Millions invested on power backup systems. Batteries checked on schedule… but the power is out and so is your company.
What are the chances you will experience this scenario? Chances are much greater than you think, because your backup power system relies on simple yet unpredictable backup batteries in order to operate. Overloaded utilities, anomalies in the power grid, extreme weather conditions and the risk of terrorism are major concerns for business contingence planers.
Power failures are a fact of life and the key consideration that drives your investment in the first place for mission critical power backup systems. Your quarterly maintenance contract is not adequately protecting you. Statistics have shown in a variety of sources that over 85% of UPS and power backup failures are due to the batteries or management of them.
A device measuring voltage, impedance, and temperature at the battery level in real time is essential. The system should generate email or SMTP alerts any time a battery operates outside of predetermined limits. Monitoring application should be web enable for easy access.
By monitoring battery voltage, impedance, and temperature in realtime, battery failures are avoided.
The instant a battery starts to fail, it can be pulled from service ensuring 100% uptime.
String continuity is ensured because no battery fails within the string.
Battery are replaced when they are no longer efficient extending their service life by upwards of 30%.
The risk of battery failure is reduced to zero.
Eliminating string failures, terminating quarterly battery inspections, and extending battery service life resulted in a cost savings of almost 43% of the annual data center UPS battery expenses with the added benefit of knowing that 100% of the time your UPSs are ready to take on the load.
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