Uninterruptible power supplies must be maintained at peak efficiency because of the role they play in preventing outages. On the whole, UPS solutions are built to perform consistently, but those gains also come with a cost. As such, it is vital that organizations optimize the UPS configuration in order to keep operating expenses down and ensure optimal performance when an outage does occur. Key issues that must be considered include:
- Maintaining power quality: Gradual power loss comes into play as UPS solutions are used for various functions and energy is transported to various destinations within a facility. Optimizing power workloads to bypass losses while still ensuring highly responsive operations when a critical outage does take place maximizes the value of a UPS.
- Ensuring rapid responses: Having a UPS step in to prevent an outage in critical equipment hinges on effective energy management to allow for a rapid switch over in the event of an emergency. This can be accomplished through specific operational management strategies that can be put into place within a UPS configuration.
- Establishing modes of operation: UPS systems can be configured to operate in a variety of different modes depending on the specific use case you need to support at any given time. Being able to configure these modes based on your operational requirements allows you to find the optimal balance between efficiency, responsiveness and power quality.
UPS technologies can play a critical role in protecting critical equipment and avoiding the losses associated with downtime events. Optimizing these systems ensures they run at peak efficiency, minimizing the total cost of ownership associated with keeping the solution running. RedVector offers course materials that can help your technicians understand the details of UPS configuration and ensure they are prepared to optimize your setup. Check out this video for more details.