Utilities turn to battery monitoring systems to mitigate maintenance costs and improve reliability. 24-7 battery monitoring systems enable utilities to remotely monitor their critical stationary power systems.
Utilities are turning to battery monitoring systems to help mitigate maintenance costs, achieve NERC compliance, and improve the reliability of their critical back-up power systems. With remote access to back-up battery system state-of-health information, utilities can proactively maintain the stationary power systems providing standby power for their critical utility infrastructure without...
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.
Not all batteries are made equal. Did you know every battery type serves a specific functionality? The two main battery types are stationary batteries and “starting” batteries. It is very important that you find the correct battery for your particular application, as the wrong choice can affect both the battery’s efficiency as well as its lifespan.
Vented lead-acid battery electrolyte levels are affected during the charge and discharge cycle due to the chemical reaction taking place inside the cell. A battery that is starved of electrolyte will not perform as expected.
Failure modes for stationary power Vented Lead Acid (VLA) batteries and the cause of failure in Valve Regulated Lead Acid batteries (VRLA) have been increasingly understood as the industry has continually utilized them in Telecommunications, UPS, and Utility applications at a growing rate.
In our industry we often hear, “Why does my 20 year battery only last 12 years?” Or, “Why does my 10 year battery only last 7 years?” Well, the answer lies in knowing the difference between battery “Design Life” vs “Service Life” expectations.