Know Your Batteries

Know Your Batteries

By Andrew Skelton, Operations Director, CENTIEL UK When the mains fail, the only thing protecting the critical load is your UPS and your batteries. This is really the only time you will find out if your batteries are up to the job. The consequences of battery failure...

Managing Power Continuity

Managing Power Continuity

How do you correctly size a UPS system?  The million dollar question!  Well maybe not quite the million dollar question, but one well worth asking.  An incorrectly sized UPS will impact both CAPEX and OPEX, and how much could this cost you in the future? To right size...

When Small Spaces Become a Big Challenge

When Small Spaces Become a Big Challenge

All installations have their own challenges regardless of size.  It might be logistics, budget or fitting in with tight project timescales.  However, installations with limited space can prove some of the most ambitious when it comes to UPS infrastructure to protect...

Adopting Appropriate Infrastructure in Datacentre Design

Adopting Appropriate Infrastructure in Datacentre Design

David Bond, Chairman Centiel UK Who could have predicted how the events of 2020 would change the world?  With the benefit of hindsight we should have given more thought to the possibility of a pandemic creating massive global disruption. Planning for the future,...

One Year On

One Year On

We asked Aaron Oddy what his first year at Centiel has been like and how one of the most unprecedented years has impacted this? I joined leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL a year ago as the Swiss company continues to expand in the UK. It was certainly a challenging...

Don’t Push the Panic Button

Don’t Push the Panic Button

Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK explains why, when it comes to uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), value engineering can prove to be false economy.  Imagine the scenario: your organisation needs a new UPS. It might be that company growth has...

Taking Care of Downstream

Taking Care of Downstream

By Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK  The fundamental purpose of a UPS is to protect the critical load. However, protecting the critical load isn’t just about a mains failure. A UPS must also be designed to integrate with the protective devices...

Designing a Tier III Ready Data Centre

Designing a Tier III Ready Data Centre

Setting the Tier III benchmark, Centiel and Cannon Technologies discuss their approach to Tier III ready Data Centres The Uptime Institute describes itself as ‘the Standard bearer for Digital Infrastructure performance’. The organisation’s Tier Standard created more...

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