UPS systems for lifts compliant with EN50171

Standard passenger lifts may be used for evacuation purposes in the event of a fire so long as appropriate management and safety systems are put in place.

Lift UPS Systems

Lifts provide a valuable, alternative means of escape when the stairs are not an option.

The responsible person is required to put an emergency evacuation plan in place which takes in to account the evacuation of injured and disabled persons who may be present. It is to the discretion of this responsible person as to whether passenger lifts should be utilised in the event of an emergency situation such as a fire.

A recent change in UK legislation means that all passenger lifts with the intended use for evacuation must meet the guidelines set out in BS 9999, Annex G (Fire regulations) standard. As a means of escape, it is especially important for the passenger lifts to continue running when the power goes out as it is not uncommon to experience a power failure during a fire. As a secondary, independent source of power is not always possible to obtain in buildings, so an onsite Uninterruptible power supply system should be used instead.

Our commitment and experience extends far beyond just providing UPS systems for data centers and IT infrastructure, we provide specifically designed UPS systems for emergency and life safety equipment which are compliant with relevant health and safety regulations.

Renowned UPS manufacturer Borri Spa has designed emergency central system (ECS) UPS systems which meet the relevant safety standards. The Borri E8031-E8033 ECS has been designed in compliance with the international EN 50171 standard, providing an uninterruptable power supply to life safety equipment. The three phase UPS system has a capacity of 10-50 kVA with the option of 3/1-3/3. For larger load requirements, the Borri Ingenio ECS is a three phase UPS system with a 60-160kVA capacity.

As a leading UPS supplier and the exclusive UK representative Borri, Power control provides turnkey solutions for life safety equipment such as supporting the critical power to passenger lifts in an emergency.

Find out how Power Control can support you, call freephone 0800 136 993 or fill out the form.

    This page is protected by reCAPTCHA.
    Google Privacy Policy & Terms Apply.

    Power when you need it the most