Day in the Life of a CENTIEL Engineer

Day in the Life of a CENTIEL Engineer

As a service and maintenance engineer for leading uninterruptable power supply (UPS) manufacturer CENTIEL, life is never dull! I work with datacentres and organisations with UPS installations all over the UK. This requires liaising with facilities management teams on...
Environmental Considerations When Purchasing a UPS

Environmental Considerations When Purchasing a UPS

In October last year, the UN issued a landmark report which stated Greenhouse gas emissions must be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert global environmental catastrophe, including the total loss of every coral reef, the disappearance of Arctic ice and the destruction...
When capacitors fail, they fail spectacularly

When capacitors fail, they fail spectacularly

Most AC capacitors have a shelf life of five-seven years, while DC capacitors usually need replacing between seven-ten years. Signs of damage to be aware of include leaks, cracks, splits or any drying out which could potentially cause an issue. If/when these signs...
When’s The Right Time to Invest in a New UPS?

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

The lifetime of a typical UPS lifetime is usually around ten years.  This is because manufacturers are obliged to supply replacement parts for up to ten years after cessation of manufacture. Therefore, the purchasing of equipment five years before this end date may...
Industry Insight: David Bond of Centiel

Industry Insight: David Bond of Centiel

With over 30 years’ experience in the UPS industry, David Bond, chairman at Centiel Ltd discusses just how far technology has come, what makes a successful data centre and shares with us some of his biggest bugbears. What were you doing before you joined Centiel and...
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