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...
Misconceptions About Insurance

Misconceptions About Insurance

By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Ltd It has been said: insurance is like needing a parachute. If it isn’t there, chances are you won’t be needing it again!  The majority’s perception is that a UPS protects a critical load from power outages.  However, it...
Failure is Not an Option

Failure is Not an Option

By Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK Apollo 13 was due to be the third crewed mission to land on the moon.  Famously the mission was aborted when an oxygen tank ruptured just three days into the mission, resulting in loss of oxygen supply capacity and putting...
It’s An ill Wind…

It’s An ill Wind…

by Mike Elms, Managing Director, CENTIEL UK What single subject tends to get me jumping on my soapbox about UPS?…. It is how battery autonomies are calculated. Let me very briefly explain. At tender stage, batteries are sized by calculation. The actual proof that they...
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