The priority of any UPS is to protect the critical load and keep it running as long as possible in the event of a power loss. We often talk about developments in modular technology and the associated benefits, such as improved availability and reduced downtime, however, not all project budgets allow for a modular solution.
When cost reduction is a driver for winning contracts, a standalone UPS is a good solution. Choosing a UPS that offers built-in internal batteries eliminates the hidden cost of external battery cabinets while minimising the overall system footprint. A UPS that has a small footprint and is easy to install initially, will provide a smoother handover for contractors and clients alike.
Another consideration when choosing a UPS is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Purchasing poor quality or inferior designed products can rapidly drive up overall investment costs as batteries and other components may need to be replaced within a short time span.
Purchasing directly from a manufacturer also cuts out the ‘middle-man’ reducing cost and providing the peace of mind of full factory support and servicing, plus a 2-year factory warranty.
At CENTIEL our design team works at the forefront of technological development. We are the trusted advisors to some of the world’s leading institutions in this field. CENTIEL’s stand-alone UPS: PremiumTower for example, has an unbeatable on-line operating efficiency of 96.6% which minimizes running costs. It is currently available in power ratings of 10kW – 250kW, with a range of frame sizes that include built-in batteries to significantly reduce footprint ensuring it can fit into even the smallest comms room.
Article written by Stuart Cockburn, Sales Manager Centiel UK. Originally featured in Electrical Trade Magazine May 2019