When planning the electrical installation for a large project or data room installation, it is crucial that communications between the various contractors and the customer are unhindered by self-interest; the prime motive has to be the interests of the client.
Installing an emergency power supply system into an existing or new building can call for many specialised skills, which are not always available through a conventional electrical contractor. Where a Generator and UPS system are being installed, many technical considerations have to be well thought through and planned, for example:
Can the floor support the weight of the UPS and its batteries?
Where can the switchgear be placed for maximum benefit?
What sort of cooling is required to maintain maximum efficiency and prolong battery life?
Where should the UPS be sited to maximise space?
What sort of access is required for maintenance?
What if any exhaust fume extraction is need for the generator?
What are the best type of data coms for both the generator and UPS?
What type of UPS is best suited to run with an existing generator?
Power Control, as a company with 25 years of experience and being NICIEC approved, offer a full installation, consultancy and design service to our clients. By using Power Control as the prime contractor with regard to emergency power, the whole system (which includes UPS, generator, electrics, management software and switchgear) comes under one supplier. This offers great peace of mind as there can be no 'buck-passing.' The whole system is tested prior to installation, thus greatly reducing any site problems.
As part of our on-going quality drive, customers are able to witness the testing of their UPS or generator, or both, at our premises. Many companies claim to be able to handle the installation of generators and UPS but we know from our own experience that such installations need to be tightly managed by people who have real day-to-day experience of the UPS and generator market.
If you would like to take advantage of our free site survey service simply call us for free on 0800 136 993