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For technicians tasked with conducting manual compliance testing on DC power plant batteries, having the right tool for the job is key. Testing has to be fast, reliable, and most importantly safe. Outfitted with the latest in handheld battery testing technology, maintenance teams are executing more efficient testing programs and delivering both time and money savings.
Battery conductance is a rapid and repeatable electrical measurement that determines the ability of a battery to transmit current readily through its internal electro-chemical structure. It provides a direct relationship to battery power parameters.
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.
The aging grid infrastructure, increased power consumption and increasingly unpredictable weather conditions have made power outages a more common occurrence. In order to better regulate these systems within health care facilities, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) established stringent requirements for generator and standby power system testing.
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.
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.