When many of us in the battery industry think about uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, or really backup power in general, our minds tend to go straight to the data center. It’s true that UPS systems are a vital piece of the data center puzzle; and data centers are popping up all over the world on a continual basis.
Your Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system is the heart of your backup power. Battery failures account for more than half of all UPS failures. This is why regular maintenance of these batteries is critical to ensure backup power is ready when needed.
Continuing our series of critical power needs beyond the data center, which we typically think of when discussing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, this month we are going to focus on the healthcare industry.
NERC educates, trains and certifies industry personnel for system awareness. More utility companies are appointing internal NERC compliance officers to further guarantee they are following the guidelines.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a not-for-profit regulatory organization operating in the United States, Canada, and the northern part of Baja California, Mexico. NERC ensures reliability of the bulk power system by developing and enforcing system standards.
A conductance baseline reference value is a benchmark value based on data collected from known good batteries. Reference values provide an estimate of where a reading should be, although they are not absolute. The trending of actual measurements is the best method of interpreting conductance measurements.