Ask the Experts – Episode 2 featuring Louis McGarry

Keen to hear the views of his team members, Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, puts them into the hot seat to talk about the modular concept and true modular UPS technology.

A true modular UPS is where several individual UPS modules are contained within a frame. All the individual modules are UPS’s in their own right, all containing a rectifier, inverter and static switch and all operating online in parallel with each other. For example five 60kW UPS modules may typically be contained within a single frame offering a resilient configuration of 240kWs N+1.  If required, it takes moments (around 30 seconds) to ‘hot-swap’ a module while the rest of the modules continue to protect the critical load. At no point does the system need to be transferred to maintenance bypass and hence on raw mains. 

With a true modular system, where the static switch is included in each module, the rest of the modules in the UPS frame continue to protect the load until it can be replaced. This increases the level of availability dramatically.

Find out more about True modular in the below video.

At CENTIEL our design team has been working with data centres for many years at the forefront of technological development. We are the trusted advisors to some of the world’s leading institutions in this field. For this reason, we have developed our pioneering 4th generation true modular UPS system CumulusPower which offers offer industry-leading availability of 99.9999999% (nine, nines), with low total cost of ownership (TCO) through its Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM) and low losses of energy

With over 30 years’ experience in critical power innovation, Centiel is a leading manufacturer and authority when it comes to quality power protection solutions. If you would like to find out more on this topic, click here: Centiels Media – Centiel



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