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UPS Preventive Maintenance Scheme

UPS Preventive Maintenance Scheme

Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems support a wide range of applications and their operation is often critical for companies. Based on our expertise and knowhow in energy power systems, we provide added value services in order to ensure their correct operation. In this context, we have prepared a checklist which includes all key actions in a preventive maintenance scheme for UPS. More specifically, this chechlist includes: Visual inspection of the Uninterruptible Power Supply System and its batteries Visual inspection of the UPS Check of batteries for cracking, distortion, bad connectors or leakages Visual inspection of grounding Inspection of cooling fans’ operation Electrical measurements Check and measure of voltage (input/output) L1 (L2, L3) N. Check and measure of current (input/output) L1 (L2, L3) N. Check of output frequency Inspection of loads normal distribution per phase Inspection and monitoring of system’s alarms and LEDs Calibration and inspection of thresholds points Functional assessments (By-pass mode) and inspection of switches’ correct functioning Functional testing of UPS to By-pass and maintenance by pass switch Check all switches correct functioning Alarm history recording Software update (if a new version is released) Assessment of the UPS correct temperature & ventilation Inspection and tightening of batteries’ interconnections, of DC circuit and of AC input – output cables Check and tightening of AC cables input – output Check and tightening of batteries interconnections & DC circuit using appropriate tool Inspection of electronic circuits and control cards Gradual closure of the UPS system (optical inspection, cleaning, testing) The optical inspection includes the inspection of displays and other alarms The cleaning will be done after opening the covers, using air suction device (vacuum cleaner) Batteries’ maintenance (cleaning... read more
Frost & Sullivan | What's Hot in the Energy and Environment Industry in 2012

Frost & Sullivan | What's Hot in the Energy and Environment Industry in 2012

Trends, opportunities and Challenges through the Eyes of the Key Players in the Energy & Environment Sector in 2012.   Table of Content Key Perspectives on Growth in the Energy & Environment Industry in 2012 Market Highlights for 2012 Environmental Markets Building Technology Markets Power & Energy Markets Power Supplies & Battery Markets Energy & Environment Markets Convergence with other Industries Global Hot Spots in the Energy & Environment Industry 3 Big Predictions for 2012   Power Supplies & Battery Markets: Identification of Hot Topics (Europe), 2012 (Ranking) Trends in Datacentres and Emerging Technology Demands (51%) Small Scale Storage of Renewable Energy (39%) Inverters for Renewable Energy Systems (33%) UPS Market (33%) Utility Scale Storage of Renewable Energy (33%) Green UPS (27%) Battery Technologies for Electric Vehicles (27%) DC Power Systems Markets (24%) Modular UPS (24%) Healthcare UPS Market (22%) Battery Charger Markets (18%) UPS Services Market (16%) Secondary Battery Markets (14%) Transformerless UPS Market (8%) Battery Technologies for Telecom Applications (8%)   Frost & Sullivan What’s Hot in the Energy and Environment Industry in 2012 View more presentations from Frost &... read more
Global UPS market

Global UPS market

According to recent quarterly tracker results of the global UPS market from IMS Research, year-over-year growth slowed to 5% in Q4 2011 following three consecutive quarters of double digit growth. As part of its ongoing UPS market analysis, IMS Research shows 2011 revenues roughly in line with what was forecast. The year started out relatively strongly, ending with a nearly 12 point gain year-to-date over 2010. However, fourth quarter’s sales slumped and this is a trend likely to continue rather than be just a seasonal slowdown in the market. America’s UPS sales performed as projected in 2011, with mid-range and large UPS sales growing faster than single-phase UPS. 2012 growth rates for the region are forecast to be soft, as North America’s economy is still a risk despite recent more upbeat news. Strained budgets and uncertain future investments are consequences of the US’s financial woes. While Latin America’s market is projected to show double-digit growth, the market size is only a quarter of that of the US. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) also saw faster growing sales in the mid-range to large UPS after being flat in 2010, though favorable currency exchange helped the situation to some extent. Unfortunately, EMEA’s signs of improvement appear to be short-lived, as problems with economic stability continue and the region slides back into recession. IMS Research market analyst Lori Lewis explains, “Europe’s financial health has been very dependent on the outcome of the European debt crisis. Since there have been no resolutions to the problems and many countries are faced with credit rating downgrades, it is likely that EMEA’s UPS market... read more
Global Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Global Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

The global market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) continues to recover swiftly from the economic downturn, as revenues in Q4 2010 were 10.8% higher than the same period in 2009. Data from IMS Research’s continuing analysis of the market shows that the second half of 2010 grew twice as fast as the first, helping to push the total annual value past $7 billion. IMS Research predicts demand for UPS to return to pre-recessionary levels by 2012. Jason dePreaux, a Senior Analyst with IMS Research, is cautiously optimistic that a sustained recovery has taken hold. “Spending on critical power upgrades such as UPS has come back, notably in the small and medium business segment where power requirements are lower and projects are less capital intensive.” dePreaux adds, “big data-center jobs also appear to be coming back; though this sector is highly dependent on the availability of credit to move forward with major upgrades or new construction.” Critical power protection is a big business, as digital information becomes ubiquitous and sensitive for business operations. At its peak in 2008, sales of UPS earned suppliers over $8 billion, half of which went to industry heavyweights Schneider Electric, Eaton, and Emerson Network Power. IMS Research’s projections for key markets suggest that the industry will be back to a 2008-like clip by 2012, in part because of the developing markets in the “BRIC” nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China. As market conditions improve, dePreaux notes some of the challenges the industry will face this year. “UPS vendors will have to skillfully manage shortages of critical components like IGBTs. In addition, rising raw material and labor costs in... read more