Briar Chemicals

Rapid battery replacement for custom chemical manufacturer

The solution and results

Briar Chemicals has turned to its long term power solutions partner, Power Control Ltd, to carry out a rapid complete battery replacement of 60, 70AH batteries at its state-of-the-art facility in Norwich.

The entire replacement project was completed within three days. The works included the removal and safe disposal of the old batteries, full construction, erection and installation of an open battery stand and new DC isolation.

As UPS batteries are essentially the most critical part of a UPS it is essential for these to be in optimum operating condition and in the event of a failure must be replaced as quickly as possible. Commenting, Power Control’s divisional manager, Graeme Tucker said: “With so many factors impacting the performance of batteries – temperature, humidity, natural degrading, it is essential for UPS batteries to be maintained and checked to ensure they are in good condition. If batteries are left, autonomy times will be affected and UPS performance impacted.”

Briar Chemicals IT manager, Nick Burr commented: “This latest project with Power Control has really reinforced the importance of having regular battery maintenance with us (Briar Chemicals). The speedy response from Power Control has meant that we were able to be up and running again in a matter of days.”

Power Control prides itself on having its own 20 strong team of dedicated in-house engineers. Operating centrally out of the company’s main facility in Sheffield, Power Control has its own engineers located across the country to enable industry leading 4hr response times.

About the Product

UPS Battery
UPS Battery

The Fiamm 12FLB250 VRLA batteries benefit from:

  • 10 year design life (Eurobat guide – 10-12 years)
  • IEC 60896 part 21-22 & BS6290 part 4
  • microporous glass matt allowing recombination and to fully absorb the electrolyte
  • each cell has its own one-way valve
  • compact design battery
  • constructed using touch ABS flame retardant plastic in accordance with IEC 707 FV0 & UL 94 V0 (greater than 28%)

Service and support forms an essential part of the Power Control offering and includes all aspects of service and maintenance for all brands and models of UPS, generators and batteries. The Power Control service team provides a complete 24/7  UPS battery replacement service, where it undertakes everything from the initial site survey and battery calculations through to delivery and installation of the new batteries. For more information please visit www.powercontrol.co.uk, email info@powercontrol.co.uk or call the office on 01246 431431

“The complete replacement and install was approached with great efficiency and professionalism from the initial technical contact and project team through to the engineers. Having worked with Power Control for over ten years, the company has always excelled in terms of its technical and engineering support.”

Nick Burr

Brair Chemicals IT Manager

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