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...

Smart UPS Configuration

Smart UPS Configuration

By Aaron Oddy sales engineer CENTIEL UK Ltd Great interior design is all about form and function. Practical UPS and comms room design has some similarities. However, we need to be able to work in the space rather than live in it! The ideal design scenario would be the...

CENTIEL: In Pursuit of Technical Excellence

CENTIEL: In Pursuit of Technical Excellence

By David Bond, Chairman CENTIEL UK CENTIEL is an innovative, high quality UPS manufacturer with a long heritage.  The innovators behind the company were pioneers of the industry, previously developing the first three-phase transformerless UPS and the first three-phase...

A Different Way of Thinking

A Different Way of Thinking

Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd provides a different way of thinking when it comes to designing add-on structures (GRP or Shipping Containers) which can be integrated into your existing real estate. When there is a need to protect critical...

Do the Numbers Add Up?

Do the Numbers Add Up?

By Aaron Oddy Sales Engineer, CENTIEL UK There comes a tipping point where over the long-term, the cost to replace equipment becomes less than the cost to maintain and repair it.  For any item of kit, this calculation needs to take into account a number of variables,...

Getting the Best from Your Batteries

Getting the Best from Your Batteries

How can facilities maximise performance and get the best from their batteries? Aaron Oddy, sales engineer at Centiel UK examines the issue. Batteries make up around 50% of the cost of a UPS purchase, so maximising their design life is essential. VRLA batteries usually...

Zen and the Art of UPS Maintenance

Zen and the Art of UPS Maintenance

By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Zen…that wonderful state of mind, of calmness, stability, and clarity; a mind free of delusions and confusions; a mind at peace! So, what has that got to do with UPS maintenance I hear you ask? In his own words, Robert...

Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever

By Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK Shipping containers used to house UPS systems are not new.  Over the years, the military have taken advantage of a self-contained, purpose-built, secure source of power protection that could easily be...

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