South Central Ambulance Service - Uninterruptible Power Supply Replacement Case Study

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Power Control Provides Emergency Power for Emergency Services

The solution and results

After a detailed review of the SCAS headquarters in Bicester, Oxfordshire, Power Control recommended a parallel configuration by Borri to remove any single points of failure and to safeguard against any potential power interruptions, which, if not addressed, could have significant and disastrous implications in terms of lost data and subsequent knock-on effects to patient treatment.

Power Control provided SCAS with a complete back-up power solution and managed the entire project from initial product specification through to electrical works and final installation. This professional single point of contact provided SCAS with a hassle free and seamless project experience.

Due to the requirements, Power Control installed two high efficiency B9000 160kVA UPS solutions, along with a 300kVA diesel generator to ensure optimum power protection for the service’s communications systems.

About the Product

B9000FXS (60-300kVA)
B9000FXS (60-300kVA)

Based on traditional UPS design and manufactured to the highest technical standards by Borri S.p.A in Italy, the B9000 160kVA UPS units are rich in features and comes with a built-in IGBT, generating less than three percent harmonic distortion. This particular feature has not only given SCAS considerable power protection but also substantial cost savings as the diesel generator supplied could be downsized.

Designed and built to the highest manufacturing standards, the Borri B9000FXS online double conversion UPS can achieve up to 95% efficiency and substantial savings in energy costs which is very important in a publically funded domain.

Certified by TÜV NORD Cert as one of the most efficient and resilient transformer based UPS systems on the market, the Borri B9000FXS demonstrate best in class efficiency standards of up to 95%. They have a negligible effect on the mains supply as they come with IGBT (Isolated Gate Bipolar Transistor) rectifiers as standard, which provide less than three percent harmonic distortion.

The Borri B9000FXS also boasts:

    • Three year warranty for peace of mind
    • Front access for ease of use
    • Scalable up to 8 units in parallel for changing needs
    • IGBT rectifier for newer technological advances and faster switching
    • Smart Online functionality >98% for efficiency
    • Internal galvanic isolation transformer to increase efficiency but reduce weight and size
    • THDi <3% with input power factor >0.99 to reduce power distortion and installation costs

For more information please visit www.powercontrol.co.uk, email [email protected] or call the office on 01246 431431

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust 1

“We were surprised at how smoothly the project went as we thought there would be complications due to the protective nature of the business. The new UPS units were installed without any disturbances and were undertaken proficiently and within a tight schedule.

“The UPS systems and diesel generator are working very well and have given SCAS the peace of mind, reliability and protection we required to help us improve our care services. As part of the NHS, we are continually challenged on budgets, however, Power Control was able to deliver a highly affordable solution, which not only operates effectively but has also enabled SCAS to make considerable efficiency savings.”

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust 2
SCAS spokesperson

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