Blue Chip

Power Control Formulates Efficient UPS Replacement for It Services Provider, Blue Chip

The solution and results

Independent reseller and one of Power Controls premier partners, Buckingham-based NSSE, secured the order after effectively demonstrating the high efficiency levels that could be achieved, even at part load, when using Power Controls transformer-based ECO-UPS solutions, which can reach an impressive operating efficiency of 95 percent, whilst operating in true on-line mode, and above.

Borri’s ECO range of three phase UPS equipment is the only transformer-based type to have made it onto the government’s Energy Technology List (ETL). The ETL is part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme and a key plank in the Government’s programme to fight climate change by providing tax incentives for businesses investing in equipment that meets energy-saving criteria. As Blue Chip needed to keep its reputation for being one of the greenest facilities of its kind, the B9600 ECP-UPS was the right UPS for the job.

This transformer-based ECO-UPS installed at Blue Chip’s new £5million eco data centre offers the greatest electrical protection and comes with an impressive 0.99 input power factor (PF), giving improved efficiency and stability of the overall transmission network and a THDi of less than three percent to help eliminate any current distortion.

With independent power plant rooms sited either side of the main data halls, the electrical design preferred by Blue Chip was true 2N+1 with a combined parallel-redundant mode configuration. The decision to use 2N+1 was to remove any single points of failure that may arise and also allow for other UPS equipment to be maintained without transferring the load to bypass mode, which would expose the load to unconditioned power.

In partnership with NSSE, Borri delivered and commissioned the four B9600 400kVA units in conjunction with a dedicated back-up mains supply and bespoke electrical switchgear, allowing the UPS systems to be isolated for maintenance works. Power Control has also catered for increased future electrical infrastructure requirements for Blue Chip, which is planning to deploy an additional eight 400kVA UPS systems from Borri.

About the Product

B9600FXS 40-800kVA
B9600FXS 40-800kVA

The Borri B9600FXS is ideal for data centre requirements and also large commercial projects due to them being able to support 400kVA+ loads. This durable UPS provides high efficiency figures in the harshest environments, with the statistics becoming even more impressive in excellent power conditions. Well suited to large data centre applications, the Borri B9600FXS series from 400kVA is scalable in UPS modules up to 6.4MVA. A tier four UPS design can be achieved with a zero break transfer through two independent groups of synchronised UPS units.


Features snapshot

  • Online double conversion topology
  • Transformer based technology
  • TÜV certified high efficiency up to 95%
  • Three year warranty for peace of mind
  • IGBT rectifier for efficiency
  • Front access for ease of use
  • Smart Online functionality
  • Internal galvanic isolation transformer to increase efficiency but reduce weight and size
  • THDi <3% with input power factor >0.98% to reduce power distortion and installation costs

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“We were very impressed with the design and efficiency of the ECO-UPS systems. Power Control also provided excellent technical advice on how to deploy the units. We are now planning for a further eight units over the months ahead to bring the centre to full electrical capacity and intend to upgrade to Borri’s new B9600FXS series.”

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Vic Henry

Blue Chip Engineering Director

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