The success of uninterruptible power supply installation depends critically on how it is project managed, transported to site and installed. Disaster may strike if logistics and installation are left to chance, even though the technology could be the best in the world.
Businesses today have no time to run through unplanned downtime. Disruption to business can be brought to the minimal with sound planning and good management ensuring this by selecting correct UPS power, lead time and budget. By installing UPS System businesses create a solution that will provide lasting robust power security, enhance operational resilience and deliver best whole life value.
Without site surveys, installing a UPS System might go wrong. With no idea about obstructions, direction or potential hazards, the disaster is only a few moments away.
An organization should select the perfect UPS Power Supply System for its needs, with the correct UPS Power, lead time and budget, whether it requires a small stand-alone UPS System or a major centralized plant, it should be an ensured best solution, from conception right through to the UPS power installations.
Logistical issues are about how the UPS and all associated equipment are to be delivered to site, mode of transportation, positioned, unpacked and which could be the final location. It considers constraints or obstacles both inside and outside of the building (example, which floor is it to be delivered, whether stairs may be involved), whether local authority parking permits or not, is there need of Police attendance for off-loading and what security and health and safety measures (example, for a chemical plant) need to be followed.
Two kinds of delivery are offered – Kerbside delivery and delivery, siting and positioning. Kerbside delivery is done for smaller UPS (up to 40kg) that can be dropped off by the supplier to a central point within a site to be positioned thereafter by site staff.
Under delivery, siting and positioning the delivery company employs vehicles with tail-lifts and carries equipment such as trolleys and stair climbers. Larger UPS systems – including battery packs (pre-assembled or in kit form) require an on-site forklift and need to be supplied on pallets.
UPS Environment and Location:
The final location – Small transformer less UPS System Installation (up to 10kVA) can be installed within an office environment. Larger systems, especially those that are transformer-based, can be housed within a plant or switchgear room. The UPS environment, overall, takes into account physical space, floor loading, remote and split locations and temperature control.
UPS systems must be free from dust, humidity and corrosives and provision should be made for sufficient venting, air flow and air-cooling. The larger the UPS, the greater is its heat output. A gap for air flow and heat dissipation should be left around openings in the unit.
Larger UPS systems have more powerful fans and so may require noise attenuation, if they are sited within or close to a working environment.
Therefore, choosing an innovative and sophisticated UPS technology is best and most beneficial but without correct and diligent project management, logistics and installation processes, it could go useless.