The operational integrity of any static UPS, CPS or DC system relies on batteries as the source of backup power in the event of a mains interruption. Failure of a single cell within any installation will compromise the integrity of the complete system, hence our maintenance regime will recommend ‘impedance’ testing be undertaken on a regular basis as a minimum requirement. This procedure facilitates early recognition of any change to the internal electrical characteristics enabling corrective action to be undertaken either by replacing individual blocks or the complete system. Following each visit, a report is compiled which will advise on any corrective action required in order to maintain the systems integrity. The report will also include ‘graphical’ representation on the complete battery string and provide a means of trend monitoring the batteries condition over time.
Powershield Battery Monitoring
A majority of today’s UPS, CPS or other DC systems provide only rudimentary battery monitoring. They cannot identify faults within individual batteries, nor detect an imbalance in the performance of multiple strings. To ensure the integrity of the battery system, it is necessary to detect failing blocks before they affect the performance of the entire system. The effectiveness of a battery monitoring system is proportional to the number of points that are monitored and the frequency that this occurs. With regular monitoring comes the accumulation of data, the ability to report and spot trends, and the ability to take timely remedial action. PowerShield provides the most advanced and most cost-effective tool for monitoring and managing standby battery banks. PowerShield’s continuous data sampling, reporting and battery management capability delivers reduced costs, gives peace of mind, and most importantly – ensures that you have batteries that perform when needed. Powershield can be retrofitted to existing battery installations. For more information on Powershield click here.
We undertake replacement of complete battery systems.
SIEL are a registered Upper Tier Carrier Broker-Dealer of redundant batteries and manage their safe disposal in accordance with current legislation.
Our extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of stationary batteries for stand-by power applications enable us to undertake the installation of replacement battery systems using batteries from the world’s leading battery manufacturers including: