Uninterruptible Power Systems

  • (Always) Open for business

    With today’s demand for ‘always on’ digital services, how can operators ensure customers aren’t left disappointed? Marc Garner, vice president, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, examines the methods deemed essential for dodging that dreaded downtime, as well as ways to increase energy efficiency and security.

  • ABB to power new Dubrovnik Airport data centre

    A new data centre for Croatian Dubrovnik Airport is to be powered by advanced ABB technology, designed to ensure continuous, clean power for its critical operations.

  • Achieving data centre-type UPS protection for mid-sized server rooms

    While data centres and other large-scale applications unequivocally require UPS power protection, the same is also true for smaller applications such as mid-sized server rooms, communications centres or industrial control rooms. The scale of their ICT activities may be reduced, but the consequences of a disruption could be just as severe for the users involved. Alan Luscombe discusses how to bring data centre-type UPS protection to server rooms and other smaller ICT installations.

  • Acquisition strengthens power protection capabilities

    Power protection specialist Kohler has acquired Dublin-based Pure Power Systems, an independent distributor and service provider of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The transaction will see Pure Power Systems become part of Kohler’s UK-based UPS sales and service company – Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL).

  • Angel Trains keep data on track


    One of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, Angel Trains is providing rolling stock to several of the UK’s largest train operating companies (TOC’s) including Virgin Trains, Abellio Greater Anglia, Arriva Rail North, Great Western Railway and South Western Trains. Established in 1994 as part of the process to privatise British Rail, the company now employs approximately 150 people split between its primary headquarters in Victoria, central London and secondary premises in Derby.

  • Automatic transfer switch has built-in sensors, controllers and connectivity

    ABB has released an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) for critical power applications at the Data Centre World event at London's Excel this March. With its connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications, the new product, named TruONE, is claimed to be the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a single easy-to-install device that helps improve protection and makes installation 80 percent faster.

  • Capacitor banks for power factor correction

    The APCQ range of low voltage automatic capacitor banks has been developed by ABB to provide power factor correction solution for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications including data centres.

  • Case study: Data centre power upgrade for University of Stirling

    APT & Schneider Electric have come together to deliver a resilient data centre power upgrade to the University of Stirling.

  • Centiel achieves ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Accreditation

    UPS manufacturer Centiel UK has announced it has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System accreditation by the BSI.  

  • CENTIEL UK expands sales team

    UPS manufacturer CENTIEL UK has appointed Jay Rai as its newest sales engineer, as the company continues to expand its UK operations. 

  • Centiel: Ensuring data centre availability

    Mike Elms, sales and marketing director at Centiel Ltd, discusses how to ensure data centre efficiency and availability, as well as the necessary maintenance required to ensure this remains a constant.

  • Cloud enabled UPS suits distributed IT environments

    UPS failures are undesirable, but on the most business-critical technology it could mean catastrophic business delays and profit loss. To compound the criticality, today's IoT-enabled world means these devices are likely supporting onsite and remote edge computing environments that must provide the same level of availability and security as the largest and most mission critical data centres. 

  • Cloud UPS works straight out of the box

    Schneider Electric has introduced what is thought to be the first and only cloud-enabled uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for distributed IT environments, DCR can reveal.

  • Crestchic to showcase load testing solutions at DCW 2020

    Crestchic Loadbanks will be showcasing its load testing solutions at Data Centre World, taking place 11-12 March 2020 at Excel, London.

  • Data centres will be the backbone of leading economies

    From server rooms that power SMEs, to server farms that host in the cloud, the data centres that support our corporations and public services are the backbone of the modern economy.  Big Data and the IoT are driving data centre expansion and data being created at an unsurpassed rate. Big data is big business.

  • Debunking the lies surrounding li-ion

    Despite the advantages of lithium-ion technology, many are still reluctant to invest, citing initial cost as a deterrent, but what if we told you this was no longer the case? DCR caught up with Schneider Electric, who helped to set the record straight.

  • Demand response is key to UK’s energy future

    The UK has more than 4GW of stored power in UPS units and this could be a valuable additional resource to tackle the country’s energy dilemma. Power manufacturer Riello UPS is urging industry to consider energy storage to reduce pressure on the UK’s power grid, according to Leo Craig, general manager of Riello UPS.

  • Does your UPS have your back?

    Paul Brickman, sales and marketing director at Crestchic, explores the critical role of UPS testing and discusses why backup power alone just isn’t enough. 

  • Five reasons why Lithium-ion batteries are best for data centres

    Lithium-ion is far superior to lead acid as a battery chemistry for data centre applications because it delivers higher performance and a more reliable power supply, says temporary power solutions specialist Aggreko.

  • Horses for courses

    Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director at Centiel UK compares monolithic UPS with more modern-day modular technology and highlights how mono has moved on.

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