Uninterruptible Power Systems

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hybrid power for Burkina Faso

    Flexenclosure, a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and hybrid power systems for the ICT industry, has announced an order for more than 100 power systems, to be deployed across the West African nation of Burkina Faso.

  • Lithium-ion batteries suit large scale UPS systems

    A switch to lithium-ion batteries can reduce replacement frequency, footprint and total cost of ownership of large scale UPS systems, according to Southampton based energy storage specialist Vertiv. Formerly known as Emerson Network Power, the company has launched an energy storage solution for several of its Liebert uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. 

  • Microsite resource designed to support data centre personnel

    Electronic test specialist, Fluke has developed a web microsite specifically targeting those running and maintaining data centre infrastructure. The site provides a range of downloadable information for data centre facility managers, contractor services managers, electrical engineers and UPS, HVAC, mechanical and electrical technicians. Easy contact can be made with a Fluke expert who will be able to advise on the best tool to solve a problem.

  • Modular UPS solutions unveiled at Dublin show

    UK based UPS specialist Metartec will launch a new generation of uninterruptible power supply for data centres at the Data Centres Ireland show on 22nd and 23rd November at the RDS Dublin. The revised design of this modular solution offers increased power availability whilst still allowing a versatile approach to configuration and scalability, the company says.

  • MPower UPS acquired by Swiss group

    Swiss-based UPS manufacturer, Centiel has announced the acquisition of MPower UPS in a move which will significantly increase its UK market share. Earlier in 2017 MPower joined forces with Centiel to market its UPS products and has now become a subsidiary company. 

  • Partnership highlights expected growth in Irish data centres

    Ireland’s data centre market seems set for further growth and expansion, boosted by the news that leading  manufacturer Riello UPS is forming a partnership with PSE Power, Ireland’s largest independent supplier of power protection and energy management solutions. The agreement gives PSE Power access to Riello UPS stocks and supplies in Ireland, and strengthens PSE’s ‘all-time uptime’ power protection offering to leading technology companies and data centres including Google, Apple, Thomson Reuters and Interxion.

  • Plans for Europe’s largest battery factory mature

    ABB and Northvolt have entered into a smart electrification partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a wide-ranging supply and technology agreement, which will include products and services for Northvolt’s state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery factory and close collaboration on development of battery solutions and R&D activities.

  • Plans to build the world's largest data centre made public

    The facility is planned for the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down. Kolos says it is 'changing the paradigm in data centre infrastructure, moving away from dense high-cost, fossil fuel-driven areas, to an area abundant in clean, renewable energy'.

  • Preventing system failure with fault tolerant servers

    For 37 years, Stratus has been preventing computing crises before they happen, eliminating that need to clean up after and make good the damage, says Chuck Hafermann, Stratus Technologies.

  • Single phase UPS gets Li-ion power

    Increasingly in the IT world, business-critical applications and IoT systems are being moved closer to the edge of the network to reduce latency, enhance connectivity and improve performance. As a result, the criticality of these distributed IT environments has become paramount to everyday business operations.

  • Space saving ups suits critical loads

    Mission critical technology specialist, Vertiv has launched a new model to its award-winning portfolio of Liebert EXS Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). The company tells us that the Liebert EXS is an extremely compact, monolithic, transformer-free UPS which provides very high density and the maximum active power possible up to 40oC. Its double conversion efficiency of up to 96.2% also significantly reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and impact on the environment.

  • Stand-by power provides continuity for major Ukrainian data centre

    FG Wilson's Ukrainian, Madek has supplied a stand-by power solution for the largest commercial data centre in the country. The project involved the supply of two generator sets to ensure continuity of supply to the data centre.

  • UPS systems meet future needs

    Power protection specialist, Riello UPS used the occasion of the IP Expo Europe event held at London’s Excel in October to announce the launch of two systems into the power requirements market.