View From The Top

Mike Elms Managing Director Centiel UK 

View From The Top

ER Interviewed Mike Elms, managing director at Centiel UK, sponsors of the Data Centre Design and Build Product of the Year award, to find out his unique insight into the UPS marketplace and why the company chose to sponsor this particular category.

When’s The Right Time to Invest in a New UPS?

Mike Elms Managing Director Centiel UK

When’s The Right Time to Invest in a New UPS?

Over time, your load profile will undoubtedly have changed so it is worth investigating Modular UPS systems which can be right-sized more easily to your actual load: why pay for a large UPS when you don’t need it!? The Modular option can therefore reduce CAPEX as well as OPEX. In addition, the latest generation of Modular systems offer the highest availability and continuity of critical power delivery. For example: CENTIEL’s 4th generation modular UPS CumulusPowerTM has 99.9999999% availability.

Contact Information 

Email: sales@centiel.co.uk

Phone: 01420 82031

Mike Elms

Managing Director, Centiel UK Ltd

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) service, projects, and sales. Holding titles such as UPS Service Engineer. Technical Support Manager, UK Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Director. Working for various UPS brands including Riello UPS Ltd, Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL/Kolher Power/Powerwave), and Socomec UK, Mike has built up an extensive knowledge of designing and specifying UPS systems across the IT, Financial, Telecom, and Data Centre Industry.

Mike joined Centiel in 2018 as Sales and Marketing Director and now has overall responsibility for the UK subsidiary, driving the business forward as part of Centiel’s global expansion plans

Misconceptions About Insurance

Mike Elms Managing Director Centiel UK

Misconceptions About Insurance

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 also provides protection against other supply anomalies such as dips, surges, spikes and brown-outs, to provide clean continuous power to that all important critical load……

Failure is Not an Option

failure is not an option. Centiel UPS Systems

Failure is Not an Option

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 the lives of the crew in jeopardy.  Fortunately, complete disaster was avoided by the crew devising a workaround for their oxygen supply using materials onboard the ship to affect a fix…..

It's an ill wind

UPS replacement

It’s An ill Wind…

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….

Unlocking the Myths of UPS “Variable Load Management

UPS replacement

Unlocking the Myths of UPS “Variable Load Management”

One of the biggest drivers in UPS development over the last 10-15 years has been improving efficiency. Aided and abetted by the introduction of the transformerless design, the majority of manufacturers claimed efficiency figures are all now circa 97%. An important…

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