Uninterruptible Power Systems

  • 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.

  • Q&A with Durata: UPS

    A Q&A with John McGee, managing director at critical infrastructure specialists, Durata UK. John talks all things UPS; from selecting the right system to proper maintenance, future proofing your facility and current industry trends.

  • 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.

  • Single-phase UPS with Li-Ion battery fills industry gap

    Increasingly, 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.

  • Sudlows secures Telefónica UK contract for critical power upgrade

    Award-winning critical infrastructure specialist Sudlows has announced it has successfully secured a multimillion pound infrastructure contract with the global communications provider, Telefónica UK.

  • The advantages of VRLA batteries

    Alex Emms, operations director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company, discusses all things VRLA batteries, how they operate, your options, advantages and what to watch out for.

  • The importance of what’s in the box

    Borri Spa CCO Bessam Moutragi discusses the company’s rich history, as well as bringing us up to date with Borri’s latest project with partner Power Control Ltd.

  • The solutions based approach to UPS investment

    The European data centre market is booming but despite its positive growth, it has recently received its fair share of bad press. Data centres are under the spotlight for their ‘drain’ on power and utilities. Operators are being challenged to deliver facilities that not only offer a seamless and reliable service but that are also environmentally friendly.

  • UPS designed to meet market need for simplicity

    Schneider Electric has launched Easy UPS 3S, a 10-to-40kVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS), in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Easy UPS 3S offers robust electrical specifications and compact design, and is easy to install, use and service, the company says.
  • UPS maintenance: Buyer beware

    Mike Elms, sales and marketing director at CENTIEL, outlines what you should look for in a UPS maintenance provider, as well as the importance of batteries when it comes to ensuring the maximum efficiency and availability of your system.

  • 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.

  • UPS technology to improve datacentre availability required by Tier IV

    Presenting a paper at the recent Data Centre World conference, Mike Elms posed some searching questions on the subject of fourth generation modular UPS technology. Here, he details that presentation considering the challenges of achieving Tier IV availability, achieving very low PUE and how the latest UPS technology can help achieve the apparently mutually exclusive objectives of Tier IV availability plus very low PUE.

  • UPS: Safety first

    Power Control Ltd has extensive experience providing backup power to data centres across the country and knows the importance of resilient and effective emergency power. In this short article, Power Control outlines the benefits of a UPS system and how they keep large facilities safe.

  • UPS: Transitioning from reactive to proactive

    Emiliano Cevenini, vice president of commercial & industrial vertical for Vertiv EMEA explores how we can utilise UPS batteries to not only generate revenue, but help support the energy grid and push the shift towards renewable energy.

  • What’s next? The future of energy storage

    Our energy needs are evolving and the way we choose to store it should reflect that. Justin Ellis, senior manager at Comms Express explores the different energy storage options available to us as our resources change and the need for sustainability continues to grow.

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