How to Choose a Suitable UPS Location

In this article we will discuss key questions to keep in mind when deciding suitable UPS locations for the different types of UPS’s.

The choice of a particular installation location for the UPS depend on many things:

  1. Firstly, available space
  2. Can the floor safely support the weight of the equipment?
  3. Will the installation cause continued inconvenience to the existing personnel and business?
  4. Are the environmental conditions at the chosen UPS location suitable?
  5. Allow secure and convenient access to the UPS equipment.
  6. Does the UPS comprise one module or several in parallel?
  7. What is the effect of the installation on existing air flow and air conditioning equipment?
  8. Will the switchgear controlling the UPS be in the same area?
  9. Can the chosen area safely accommodate the battery installation?

Modern UPS locations summarised below:

Small UPS’s

A normal office environment will accommodate UPS’s less than 20kVA. Above all ensure the additional noise and heat does not adversely affect the office environment.

Medium UPS’s

Between sizes of a 20kVA and 100kVA, designed to be installed in computer rooms.

Large UPS’s

Greater than 100kVA will usually be located either in a separate UPS room or an existing plant room.

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